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IMeljiouiise, November 4. Beautiful summer weather was experienced to-dfiy. Tlio attendance' war larger than ever ; the stand, parld'-ck, and hill bcin? alike closely packed, making locomotion a mat tor. of extreme difficulty. On the course the same state of things existed, over 50,000 being acnttored thereon, whilst tho hill on the other side of Sal r water Oliver was black with picnic parties. The scene when Carbine was seen rushing to the front at the, entrance to the home stretch baffled description, .the earth fairly echoing with apobuse, which was redoubled when the champion passed the winning post, without beinp troubled, in the fastest time' and heaviest weight on record. To show 'the sterling merit of the performance tho first half mile was traversed in-49|sec, tho last mile in . lmin 4.lnec, and the last six iurlongs in lmin 17-Jsecp, and the'last 1 six furlongs in lmin 17fsoc. The following are the results : — Hurdle Race. Mr A. Taylor's b h Freedom, 10st61b (Correze) 1 Mr M. P. Whitty's b g Africanus, 9st 61b ... (Twoment) 2 Mr S. Miller's br m Pingara, lOsfc 51b (Davis) 3 1 Nine started. ! Railway Handicap. Mr blk h Teksum, by Musket, Bsc4lb (Moran) 1 Mr A. Barrington's b c Bendigo, Bst 51b (Huxley) 2 Hon. D. S. Wallace's br f Wilga, -7st 121b ... (Riley) Twenty-seven horses started. Kensington Stakes. Mr E. Kingston (ns) b c The Baron (King) 1 Mr T. Payton's br cThirlmere (Hales) ;2 Mr J. B. Clark's b f Rivulet (Power) 3 Knellwood and Tasma also started. The Melbourne Cup, a handicap sweepstake of 50 soys each, 10ft, t 5 soys only if declared to the Secretary of ; the V.R.C., A.J.C., or 0.J.0.," before 4 p.m. on Monday, 4th August, with 10,000 soys, and a trophy value 150 soys added. lion D. S. Wallace's \> h Carbine, by Musket —Mersey, 5 yrs, lOst 51b • . ' (Ramage) 1 Mr E. E. A. Oatley's "hi* g Highborn by Grandmaster:—Her Ladyship, . 5 yrs, .6sfc 81b (Kgan) 2 Mr J. McLaughlan's eh c Correze, by . Nowminster—Ouid»,3yrs, 7st3lb ' (Moran) 3 There were thirty-six other starter^, Carbine 'eventually winning by three lengths from Highborn,' with Correze a. good third, Enuc close up fourth 1. Then came The Admiral, Melos, Carringtori, Muriel, Little Bernie, The Jobusite, Benzon,'and Sir William, while the last were Mantilla, Esmeralda, Emancipation. Tourbillon and Newmastor. Time, 3min >28£ sec. ; The Nursery Handicap. Mr H. Oxenham's Sophiaetta, 7st 111b (Delaney) 1 Mr J. B. Clark's Piecrust, 7st 81b (Liddiard) 2 Mr W. R Wilson's Steadfast .. 3 Ttte Yean Stakes. Mr Teksum, Bst 111b (Fielding) 1 Mr S. Millar's Wiora, 7st 81b (Ray) 2 Mr W. R. Wilson's Elsie. 7st 51b ' ' (Wisby) 3 Sixteen started.

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VICTORIAN RACING CLUB SPRING MEETING., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2562, 5 November 1890

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VICTORIAN RACING CLUB SPRING MEETING. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2562, 5 November 1890

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