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VICTORIAN SPRING EVENTS.

Papers to band Bbow that Excel has come into notice in connection with the Caulfield Cup. The quotations are aa follows :— UAULFIELD CUP. 16tolyReka 33 to It Fort JStolvMarusa KtolvNada 26 to 1 t Ayrshire 33 to 1 t Damien 25 lo 1 v OTrigger 33 to 1 r Pivot 25 lo l y Excel 33 to 1 r Taroino^ 33 te 1 y Hopscotch 33 to lv Dahallow 33 to 1 v Trenttaam 33 to 200 to 1 v others V.R.C. DERBY. Bto2vNewhaven 6 tolrße, solu*L«. 8 to It Coll 10 to 50 to lv others MELBOURNE CUP. SSITSSSf SWrSSS^J |towM irr iu ra g S i;«3» iioiyir— gsasw?A RICH STAKE. Oar London correspondent^writes :-Ihe eonteab tor the Princese of Wales's Stakes of 10,00C8ovs at Newmarket produced the fineat field bhab has been eeen on a raceMum for many a long day, including two Derby winners. The Buperioriby of this year's three years oyer bheir predecessora w«, however, conclusively showni by the iaci that though Sir Visbo, /irkconnel, Raconteur, Laveno, Troon and The Lombard were all tnonj?bt fairly good amnuls «n 1895, none of them were oon«dered to have a chance with SO. Frwqwn, Per- , Simmon and Regret : ' ,

om?'™ 33 op Walks' Stakes of SR"« aeco L nd reoeivea 500«ot 8 , the third 2008OV8, the nominator of the winner JOOsovi, and the nominator-of the second For three and. four-year-olds. Entrance HOaovs if left in B.M, (one mile.) Mr Leopold de Robhachild'a br c St. ™! Bln. bj St. Simon-Isabel, 3yr 8 , 9«t 21b (T. Loatea) ..„ 1 U.B.H. the Prince of Wales' be Persimmon, by St. Simon-Perdita IL, 3yrs, 9*fc 51b (J. Watta) 2, Dake of Weatminster'a b 0 Regret, by Sheen—Farewell, 3yra, Bafc 71b (M. Cannon) t 3 Alao ran • Duke of Portland's b h Troon, *yra, 9sb Hlb; Lord Roßebery's b h Sir Visto, 4yn, lOat 31b ; Sir J. B. Maple's b h Kirkcounel, 4yre, lOat; Mr J. H. Houldsworth's b h Laveno, 4yrs, lOab; Mr L. Braaaey'a b m Butterfly, 4yra, 9st 81b ; Mr H. M'Calmont'a b h The Lombard, 4yre, 9at 81b; Mr H. M'Calmonb'a b h Raconteur, 4yrs, 9sb 81b. Regreb, who atarted at) 7 to 4, you will obaerve, had (not having won a big race) an immense pull in the weights, bubthia would hardly have made her favourite, save for her recent trial with Shaddock. In thia, report declared, the son of Farewell gave the Aacob winner 141b and a beating, which aeemed good enough for anything. Anyhow, tho Kingeclere people were very confident, and Porter had his extreme wager of £50 on. Strange to say, Regreb failed to abay. The field ran fairly together to the dip, where Mr McCalmont's ■ pair, Butterfly and Kirkconnel, were all in trouble, and Morny Cannon began to set about Regreb, who was challenged by Sb. Frnsquin and Persimmon, with Troon drawing up fourth. The race waa thus early left bo the leaders, of whom Regret gave way half way up the hill and Sb Frnsquin forged ahead challenged by Persimmon. Ib was a ding-tiong aeb-to between the pair for, the last 150 yards, but despite a most resolute effort on the part oi the Derby winner the 31b penalty told ibs tale. He could never quite geb on terms wibh Sb. Frueqnin, who amidsfe a most enthusiastic burst of cheering passed the poat half a-length ia fronb, while Regret, who picked up a bit of ground ab bhe finish, waa beaten a similar distance for second place. Troon, a neck behind the Kingsclere colb, was placed fourth, Sir Viabo fifth, The Lombard sixth. Raconteur seventh, Laveno eighth and Kirkconnel lasb. Value of bhe stakes, £9,005.

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VICTORIAN SPRING EVENTS., Auckland Star, Volume XXVII, Issue 195, 19 August 1896

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VICTORIAN SPRING EVENTS. Auckland Star, Volume XXVII, Issue 195, 19 August 1896

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