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(PER PRESS : BSOOIATION ) Melbourne, M^ch 2. The Autnmn meeting of the Viotorlan Racing Giub was opened under most favorable oltoumatanciS la faot it was a typical Australian spring day. The attendance, especially m the grand stand and enolosuie, w&a larger than ever yet reoorded at an autumn meeting, and it is estimated that fully 33,000 graced Fiemington to-day. The general arrangements on the course were perfeot, as were thoae mode by the railway department. The greatest exoltement was centred In the Newmarket Handicap, the principal event of the day, for whioh 21 horses saddled up. As the horses f.tced the starter the excitement was almoßt at fevur heat. When Mr Gh Watson got the hor bob m position it was eeea that The Charmer, Sarprlse, Melody, and Uncas, were on the judge's aide of the (straight ; OhnrchiU having the inside position Oi the rails, with Ohetwynd, Pakeha, Oarbtne, and Oranbrnok, nearest bias ; Sedition and Tradition were rl«ht m the oentre of the oourso. The start was watched with the greatest anxiety, and when the fhg fell it was seen that no ficer start bad ever bean effected on the Fiemlngton course. The whole of the 21 starters moved m a line, though Tradition waa a bit slow m moving ; yet, like Oraobrook, he had a clear «uu, hut he never Improved his position, Paddy and Loohlel, two of the New Zealandera, were very prominent m the early : part of the race, with Lady Batty and The Charm tr handy. Sedition, however, strode out from the rnok, and at tbe dlstanoe had the race well m hacd, and won comfortably from Lochlel by almost a length. The boo of Prince Charlie, who had been running on the off Bide of Mr Wallace's Oarbine, swerved towards the rails when ihe horses were inside 100 yards from horns, and a slight collision took plaoe between the two New Z >alanders. Tbe collision whioh resulted In Carbine being thrown out of his stride, could not affect the result, though Lochiel, might, hal it not occurred, have got a little closer to the winner. The winner, Sedition, was the pick of the hand : cap when the weights were declared, and the stable backed him fora lot of money, but latterly he hid gone off a good deal , and the stable were favoriug? the chance of Gladstone m preference tj him. The following are the results of to-day's racicg :— Ersendon Stakes, a sweepstake of 10 boys, with 400 Bova added ; weight for age } one mile and a half. Abercorn ... ..« ••• 1 Gycops 2 Malna ... .. ».» 3 Time, 2min 51aec The Asoot Valb Stakbb, a sweepstake of 20 Bova, with 650 soys added ; for 2-year-olds ; 6 furlongs, Spice ... ..* ... ••• 1 Rose Argent ... ••• ••• 2 Richelieu 3 Time, lnain 17seca. Thb St Legeb Stakes, a sweepstake of 25 soys with 400 soya added ; for 3year olds ; 1 mile and three-quarters and 132 yards. | Vo'ley... ... 1 Lonsdale ... ... ••• 2 Melos 3 Time, 3mia 15Jsecs. The Newmahkbt Handicap, a sweepstake Qt 20 boys, with 1000 bovb added ; 6 furlongs. Sedition, 7et31b... „ I Lochiel. Oat 41b 2 Oarbine, Bst 12lb 3 Time, lmin 16£aec8. The Hopeful stakes, a iweepstake of 25 aovs, with 200 oovs added ; 6 far« \ longs ; for 2 year olds. | Chintz 1 Irish Whisper 2 Priam 3 Time, lmin 6 sees. The Brunswick Stakes, a sweepstake of 5 bovb, with 350 eovs added ; 1\ mile. Loyalist. 6)t 101 b ... ... 1 Steel Arrow, 7st 6!b, M ,„ 2 Ruesiey, 8u 12, b 3 Time, 2min B£*eos,

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THE VIOTOKIAN RACING CLUB'S AUTUMN MEETING., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2078, 4 March 1889

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THE VIOTOKIAN RACING CLUB'S AUTUMN MEETING. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2078, 4 March 1889