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SPORTING.

V.R.O. SPRISG MEETING. The principal event of the meeting on Tuesday resulted as follows : — 1 Mbiboubnb Ocp, a sweepstake of 25 sova each with 3000 sova added. Two miles. Mr D. Wallaoe's b h Mentor, by fiwlvallor— Nlghtmarp, 4yra, Bst 3-b (O'Brien) 1 Mr S. L. West's b h Tradition, by Rlohmond-^Bridal Wreath, 4yrs, 6allllb (\aplnali; 2 Mr S. G. Cook's oh g The Yeoman, by The Englishman—Springtime, syrs, 7at Blb ... (Rammage) 3 The other starters were— Australian Peer (9st B.b), Malaa (9st 7lb), Oarlyon (9st 3ib), Arsenal (9it), Ben Bolt (Bit 9.b), Bravo (Bat 51b), Cyclops (Bst 31b), Reoall (7st 71b), Spade Guinea (Bit lib), Aristocrat (Bat), Dlok Swlveller (7st 101b). Ohio&go (7st 9.b), Whakawal (7ut 7ib), Lord HeadlDgton(7ats'b), Melos (7at 61b), E™l<»n (7st 5 b), Ensien (7at 6lb), Pbaon (7st3lb), Toochatone (7 s 1 31b), New master (6st 13lb), King of the West (6at lllb), Maggie (6jt 9ib). E.D (6it 81b), Menottl {6st 7lb), Beryl (6st 71b), and Ilex (6at 71b) Betting at the post : 4to 1 Chicago, 6 to 1 Whakawal, 7 to 1 Mentor, 8 to 1 Tradition and Carlyon, 12 to 1 Bravo, 15 to 1 The Yeoman and Ensign, 20 to 1 Australian Peer, Malaa, and Arsenal, 100 to 3 the others. After a slight delay at the post, the flag fell to a good start, Tradition on the ouifslde balng the first to move, and Meloa the last. After Tradition came Lord Beadington, Mentor, Malaa. Bravo, Whakawal. Crossing the tan Malaa supplanted Tradition, and had Mentor, Spado Guinea, Newmaster, Bravo, and Whakawal io. oloae attendance. : As the field swept past the stand Qpade Guinea bad charge of affairs, but she waa soon dtspoßeessed of her advantage by Meloa* their eloaeet attendants being Newmaater, Mentor. Bravo, Diok Swlveller, and Whakawal. No material alteration took place In the- position of the horses until nearing the bridge, when Cyclops and Tradition made a forward movement, and at the abbitolra the former wai leading, with Whakawal, Bravo, Australian Peer, and Ensign following In the order named. When hardly half a mile from homa Oyolops waa still In front, with Bravo, The Yeoman, Whakawal, Mentor, and Tradition In a cluster at his heels. Ensign had by this time fallen back,, having met wi.h the accident mentioned below. As they neared the straight Bravo closed on the leaders, and was the first roaad the tarn, followed by Oyolops, Whakawal, Mentor, The Yeoman, and Tradition. Much the same order was preserved until half a fnrlong from the winning port, when Mentor went up with a rash and secured the lead, both Tradition and The Yeoman at the same time passing Bravo, Oyolops, and Whakawal. Mentor continued on full of running and won. by » length and a half from Tradlt'on, who was a length In front of T/ne. Yeoman. Then followed Oyolops, Whakawali Bravo, Bastralian Peer, and Reoall in the order mentioned. Time -3«ln_ dQiaao. Ensign, ifie winner of the Derby, broke hia leg dutlng the Oup ra Q9 , and bott» Spade Gainea and Dick Swlveller broke down. Both Ensign and Spade Guinea had to be desfroped. (Received November 7, 12.30 p.m.) Melbourne, November 7. Fifty-seven thousand people went by train to JFlemington yesterday to lee the Gap ran. • Mr Donald Wallace, owner of Mentor, wins about £14 000 by hit horse's vlotory. Oyolops bolted near the abbatolrs during the Oup raoe. The only performance of any note on the training ground this morning was a fast half mllo by Sinecure. .

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SPORTING., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1989, 7 November 1888

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