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[per press association.] Christchurch Racecou&sb, £(or. 4. The C. J.C. meeting to-day opened inauspiciously. Heavy showers and a strong south-west gale set. m early. This, however, did not prevent a fairly large attendance, as the weather cleared up somewhat towards noon, and the trains were well filled,, though the attendance was far short of the ordinary Cup day. Spring Hsjkdlb Race, of 150 sow; second horse 20 govs out of the stake. Two miles. The Spy, 9st 51bs .„. (Gravestock) 1 Litfcie Arthur, lOst 21bs ... (Walls) 2 Romulus, lOst 21bs (Kingw) 3 Txion, Waterfall^ Waifcmgi, Ruapehu, Pizarro, and Don also ran. - , . Txion and Waterfall had the beat of » good start.. The Spy and Romulus led aver the first hurdle, and, aftor some alterations, a game race ensued between Little Arthur, Romulus, and The JSpy, the latter winning by .three-quarters of a length. Time.--tains 3secs., .Dividends £11 lls and £13 os'6d. • Maiden Stakes, of 2 soys each, with 100 soys added, for three-year-olds and upwards that have never won an advertised race of 50 'soys. ; One mile!' ■' Huhgerford's b f Heather Bell, VsfcSlb 1 O'Connor's Catamount, Bst 21b ; ... 2 Webb's eh g Pe^rswick,.' 7st 131 b ... 3 Wanderer, Dragon, Alsace, Wayiand, IneX Hazel, and Liquidation also startedAfter two false starts Peerswick showed f prominently when the flag fell, Wanderer some lengths m advance, Catamount next. No material alteration took place until coming into the straight. ■ Catamount led down tig straight, Wanderer next, Heather Bell next.. At the rajtos, Heather Bell came away, and catching Catamount opposite the Press stand, won. a good race 1 by about a length. Time^lW. Dividends, inside, £17 4s 6d';. outside, £39 2s. JNew Zealand Cup. of 1000 soys, a hand? cap sweepstake of 20 sovsiewsh, with 1000 soys added ; second horse; to receive 200 soys, and tU third horse 100 soys. out .of the.. «take«j for three year-old* andi upward?. / Twoj miles, ' :' . . Wolverine, flat 111 b. , % _ i f Dusa, Bst9lb ... i... .„ .... 2T Strephon, 16st 91b ... ....' .... 9 Occident, Whteper, St Andrew, Jetd'Eau, Crackshot* Freedom, mft Kotuku al%o§tartQd| *

This raco,of course, attracted great attentien despite the south-wester that I blew, mid numbers took shelter on the aftind to g«t alook at the cracks. On the totelisator Crackshot held pride of place,., though many fancied Freedom, and Duduj had a eood following. All on the cardj were starters. There was a splendid start. The firstpast the stand was * roe-; dom, Crackshot second, then Dudu, Wot verine, Jet d'Eau, Whisper, StAndrew, and Strcuhon m the order named. 1 assing Cutts', Freedom and Crackpot tocher still led the others,with the exception of Strephon, m a clump. OradcdwJ was still m <L.rje of affairs along the back Btwtch, Freedom second, and alter a gup of several lengths came Wolverine and Whisper. Strephon still tailing m the rear. Here Ducln commenced to go up, and approaching Ford's was three-W" from the two leaders, who were racing together. Whisper also began to go up at this point. Cominginto the Straight Wolverine had gone to the front and led Dudu by three lengths, Occident thirdj Crackshot and Freedom* having fallen back beaten. Wolverine held Ins lead all up the straight somewhat easily fwmj Dudu by two lengths, btrephon, who came very fast, beat Occident £'»*£? plage. The others finished ~ Whisper, Srackshot, Freedom. Jet Deau, Kotuku, .land St. Andrew. Time-3mm. 38|sec. Thomas rode thewinner, Thompson L>udu, and Banks,Strephon. Dividend inside, £6 17s ; outside, £8 3s 6d. Wolverine by Le Loup-Tangi ; Dudu by feomnusrFame ; Strephon by Ingomar—latm. Welcome Stakes. Namoa „ *'■• '^Florrie.. ; ■ ■^: - - f : Union Flag • ••■ EICCAKTOH WEBTER HANDICAPVoriTempsky -• '" q • Harkaway TimeflmTn^Olsed. Dividend-Inside, £8 10s ; outside, £8 I7s_6d. ; ■ ..." MiLBOtiRNEt November 4. There was great excitement m the bet,tin« rooms last night. The following business was done:- Carbine, fl> tc.2, Vengeance, 100 toll; Melos, 100 to^9, Chaldean, 100 to 7 ; p«nce^onS °rinn^ to. 7 ? Enuc, 100 to 6 ; Tantallon 100 to 5; Benzon, 100 to 5; Muriel The Admiral, The Queen, Tarcoola, Chintz, 10e to 4; Richelieu, 1W to 3 ; Ernani, Innesley, Spot, Loyal Stone, 100 to ■£. V^geance h^s been backed very heavily for the Cup. ■ - -

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SPORTING., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2561, 4 November 1890

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SPORTING. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2561, 4 November 1890

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