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"Writes our London correspondent :— " Six runners only cared to faco La Flecb'e for the Oaks, and everybody told everybody that unless Baron Hirsch's filly fell down she musb win, Nevertheless, the .betting was not reassuring. At first the ring asked for 5 to 2 on, but in a very shorb time tbey were glad to take 7 to 4, and finally the price came down to as little as 11 to 8. On bhe other hand, large sums went on Lord Gerard's Palisandre at 5 to 1, and Mr Milner's Broad Corrie at 10 to 1. Lady Hermit found friends ab 100 to S, but against Arise and The Sinew 20 to 1 was fruitlessly tendered. Broad Corrie made the running to Tattenham Corner, where Palisandre was beaten, and LaFleche became second, wibh The Sinew and Lady Hermit in close attendance. Crossing the road, Broad Corrie compounded, and La Fleche came oub full of running, and apparently aboub to win easily. The Sinew, however, was by no means done wibh, and in response to Watt's call, began to decrease the distance bebween herself and the crack. Inch by inch, she crepb up, and afc the bell absolutely reached La Fleche's neck. Up the incline the pair came, locked together, and apparently with nobhing bebween them. A few yards from home, the outsider had won, bub Geo. Barrett, gathering himself a V Archer, at tho supreme moment, gave his mount a sharp rib-binder. We could just see the game mare shoot forward, bub the general impression was fchab she had only made a dead heat of ib. Judge Johnson, however, said she won by a shorb head, and he alone could know. Ib was certainly one of the closest finishes I ever witnessed.

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THE RACE FOR THE OAKS., Auckland Star, Volume XXIII, Issue 171, 20 July 1892

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THE RACE FOR THE OAKS. Auckland Star, Volume XXIII, Issue 171, 20 July 1892