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O.J.C. SPRING MEETING. First Day—TfEsbAY, November, 7. The following concludes our report of yesterday's racing : Biccabtqn Welter Handicap, of 100 so\s, with a sweepstakes of 5, sovs added, to go to second horse. Sir furlongs. Mr J. H. Lunn’s hr g Whitbach by ■ Anteros, 4 yrs 9st (Ray) 1 ' Mr G. P. Williams’ bf Rebecca, 3 yrs, -• Bst r -‘ (Derrittj 2 Mr Q. Bates’b g If So, 3 yrs (Wattie) 3 ■ Messrs Mason and Yallance’s ch, c, Murat, 3 yrs, lOst 121 b (R. Mason) 0 a ; Sir H. Robinson’s ch f Gitana, 4 yrs 9*t2lb (Allen) 0 i Mr J) -Bell’s ch f Gold Dust, 4 yrs, Bst 91b (Hoskins) 0 • •' ' Iris; S yrs, list, was scratched. ' -Betting—6 to 4 on Whitbach ; 3 to 1 ' against Gitana; 3 to 1 Murat; 6 to 1 ' - others. _ .. | . , *' Murat got well off to a fair start,! with -■'* Whitbach second, Rebecca third, Murat '■soohfell back and Gitana then! to6k up ’ the rutming for a T short’ distance, Mfh|tbaoh apd Rebecca led into ,the straight. l Wbititoejr , 6aßie / olx fdll df'tunning, and

0. won easily by a long-ii ami aJ. If from r. Rebecca, If So imrd. Tiim 1 nr.n 19aec. The Scratch Race of 15 sovs, w<-n by The Joker, beating seven oihess, u ated the first day’s racing. S u Second Day—Wednesday, November 8. t Racecourse, to-day. The Metropolitan Meeting was con--1 tinned to-day under very unfavorable circumstances, the weather being dull and co’d, with, heavy rain from the southwest ; but the attendance, considering the i weather, was very good. The followp< dng are the details of the racing : Juvenile Plate of 50 soys, five furlongs. Hon. W. Robinson’s Oudeis, 7st 71b 1 (Derritt) 1. 1 Mr G. Cutts’ Water Nymph, fist 91b f .. (Butler) 2 Mr Bates’ Minerva, Bst (Rudings) 3 Siesta also ran ; Iris was scratched. Betting—s tb.2- on Oudeis. : Oudeis and Water Nymph were first away, and were never caught, Oudeis winning in a canter. Minerva just secured third place on the post. * Time— ; Imin 7£sec. Grand Stand Handicap, of 100 sovs. One mile. Mr D. O’Brien’s Tasman, 7at 121 b (Rudings) 1 Mr Lee’s Emir Bey; s>t 81b ( Wattie) 2 -Sir H. Pobinson’s Lady Emma,-Bst 111 b, ... ... ... (Allen) 3 Nautilus and Statesman also fan. s'to 4 agst Lady Emma, 2to 1 agst Tasman and Nautilus. Lady Emma and Tasman got all the beat of the start, and Tasman soon went to the front, and, although Emir Bey and Lady Emma made a splendid race of it up the straight, Tasman won by two lengths, Lady Emma being a good third. Time—lmin 49aec. ( Cant bed ury Cup, of 500 sovs. Mr D. Proudfoot’s Sir Modred (H. Thompson) 1 . Hon. W. Robinson’s Cheviot (smith) 2 Hon. W. Robinson’s Vanguard (Derritt) 3 Leos and Welcome Jack also ran. Betting—6 to 4on Cheviot, 6to 4 agst Welcome Jack, 4 to 1 agst the others. After several false starts the lot, were * lafeht a Way well together, Vanguard, Leos, and Cheviot cutting out the running. * Round the bottom turn Cheviot came to the front, and led past the stand with Vanguard, Leos, Sir Modred, and Wei- * come Jack iq the order given. Alonu the ;bafckp|the course Welcome, Jack made an * efforttoget up to theleaders, but failed, and , nearing the bottom turn fell back beaten, Leos having tailed off some time before. , Rounding the' turn Vanguard went up to Cheviot, and Sir Modred rapidly improved his position. Entering the straight Sir ,Modredttook thA lead, and was never after collared, winning by two lengths, one length separating the second and third. Time—4min. 14j see. , . , j

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SPORTING., Ashburton Guardian, Volume IV, Issue 788, 8 November 1882

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SPORTING. Ashburton Guardian, Volume IV, Issue 788, 8 November 1882

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