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SECOND DAY. [P*b Press Association,] Melbourne, Maroh 5. The second day of tbe Victoria Rselng Olub's autumn meeting was close and muggy. Rain fell about noon, and caused • falling off m tbe attendance, whioh was maoh below that of Saturday. The racing opened with the Maiden Stakes, for which Churchill was at first a hot favorite, at one time touching 7 to 4 on, bnt Lady Agnes' friends came to the rescue, and from 4 to 1 she advanced qalokly to 7 to 1. A mile and a quarter, however, was to) far for the two-year-old, tbe favostte getting comfortably home m advance. A tremendous pot boiled over In tbe Sires' Produce Stakes, Though Richelieu was «ell supported at 5 to 1, bis owner, Mr O'Lougblirj, hid only one wager of £60 to £10 about him. Sluggard jumped very slovenly right through tbe JJprdle Race, floundering terribly at tha last hurdle, but his snperlor paoe enabled him to loors an easy vlo'ory at the finish. Tha public never wavered In their allegfancA to Loobiel for the Australian Cap, 2 to 1 befog tbe best price obtainable until close upon tbe start, when 600 to 400 was firally taken Id one pop. Clifford rode a beautiful race, as seeing the likelihood of ■low pace he took the favorite to the front, and riding a waiting race for a while, cut out the last mile and a»balf In 2ml n 4Oaeo. Carbine, who struggled gamely for first place, was unable to last it out to tbe finish with his fellow New Zailander, Locblel'e victory was received most enthusiastically, Mr Btesd's pluck being tbe theme of general admiration. The following are the details :— Maedbn Stakes, of 100 soya ; 1£ mile. Churchill ... ... ... (Fed fern) 1 Qaidrant (Power) 2 Lady Agnes ... ... (Mofffttt) 3 Won easily. Time 2mln 12£ sec. Sires Produce Stakes ; | mile ; 250 Boys, with 540 soys subscribed by owners of sires. Richelieu ... (Power) 1 Sploa ... ... (Hales) 2 Chintz „ (Gagban) 3 Time lmln 19ieot. Hubdlk Back, of 300 soys ; 2£ miles. Sluggard, 10 it 81b ... (Uorrlgan) 1 Quilt, 9atl3lb (Ferguson) 2 Pestal, 9it 71b ... ... (Oluney) 3 Won cleverly by two lengths. Time sjaln 12«ec. ArsTBAiJAN Cop, 1000 soys ; 2\ mile*.. Mr Stead's br h Lochlel, git 7lb (Clifford) 1 Mr Hfokenbotham's b o Carbine, Bst 6ib ... ... (Mick O'Brien) 2 Mr Sander'a bh Recall, Bst lllb (Sanders) t Mr Cook's b h Cyclopi, 9st (Ram mage) t Tbe following also started : — Carlyon, Bravo, Tradition, Theorist, Chaldean and Whakawal. Lcohiel won from Carbine by three parts of a length. Tlme-4.Tain 9} sea Public Auction Stakes, 200 soys ; 1 mile. Ragman ... (Maybln) 1 Fair Saxon (O'Brien) 2 Raonl (Redfearn) 3 Won easily* Time— lmln 47ieo. Boubki Handicap, 300 iovb ; 7 furlongr. Pakeba, Bst lllb ... (A. Campbell) 1 Charmer, Bit 21b (ONell) 2 Pearl Shell, get slb ... (O'Brien) 3 Won by half a length. Time— lmln 30ieo,

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2080, 6 March 1889

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VICTORIAN RACING CLUB'S AUTUMN MEETING. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2080, 6 March 1889