PAPAKURA RACING CLUB'S ANNUAL MEETING. The annual meeting of the Papakura Racing Club took place on Saturday last. The weather was perfect, and a record crowd made the journey to the country course. Mr R. L. Absolom officiated as judge, *Jr. F. W. Edwards as timekeeper, and Mr. C. O'Connor as starter, the latter gentleman being much more successful than usually I 3 the case when he has to start with the flag. The racing was Interesting, although the fields were not as large as expected, and the handlcapper (Mr P. W. Edwards) had 'the satisfaction of seeing four out of six favourites beaten. ■ The gathering was admirably conducted by the secretary (Mr. F. D. Yonge) and the various officials, everything passing off without a hitch. THE BOOKMAKERS. '"'' In the absence of the totallsator, speculation was carried on per medium of the bookmakers, of whom 30 were licensed, and who. If anything, had the best of the argument with the puuters. After the last race one layer of the odds was unable to pay ont, and had to resort to the now common practice of balancing. At one time It looked as If there would be a row, but the Auckland public 'cake their reverses philosophically, and seemed content to set their money back. In this connection the clubs are not playing the game fairly in licensing men of straw, and although it Is net hard to follow them in their attitude, It Is not fair that the public who support them so liberally should be the sufferers to enable them to gain their ends. THE TRAIN ARRANGEMENTS. As is usual where racing is concerned, the train arrangements caused a lot of complaint and why people should be asked to pay an extra fee for a first-class ticket and then have to ride home in a coal-truck takes Borne explaining. Such, however, was the case on Saturday, mid if the management are unable to provide adequate accommodation for those paying a charge 20 per cent over the ordinary fare, they have no right to issue tickets. THE RACING. MAIDEN PLATE of 15sovs. Six furlongs. J. Mulr's br g Blue Garment, 4yrs, Blue Light—Seamstress, 8.5 (R. E. Brown) 1 P. Turnbull's Lady Jane, 7.12 (Deeley) 2 W. Laiug's Censure, B.T (Speakman) .. 3 Also started: Weka 8.11 (including 71b penalty, (OltT.er): Algoa, 7.12 (J. Chaafe); Cisco ltose. 7.12 (Greenwood). . Cisco Rose was first to break the line, and piloted the field for about three fnrlongs, when Blue Garment took charge, and from that out wue never troubled, winning easily at the finish by five lengths from Lady June, which was two lengths in front of Censure. Weka was fourth. Time, 1.30. Censure wa& favourite. •FETING STARES HANDICAP of 20sovs. Five, furlongs. ' . T. Davis' b g Frontlno, 6yrs, Soult — Ledy Dauphin, 8.8 (Deeley)' .......... 1 S. A. Lindsay's b m Mistime, 8.10 (C. Brown) 2 H. R. McKenzie's Lycla, 9.0 (R. E. Brown) 3 Also started: Discoverer, 8.9 (Greenwood): Cyrenlnc, 8.5 (W. Ohnafe); Etonla. 7.13 (J. Cuanfe). Etonla was-quickest on hie-feet, followed by Cyrenlac and Krontlno..,,The latter was in the lead as they entered the straight, and, stalling off a late run by Mistime, won a good race by n length. Lycia was four lengths away, third. Time, 1.5 1-5. Mistime was favourite. PAPAKURA CUP of 40sovs. One mile. P. Stenning's br m , Epsom Lass, 4yrs, . Hotchkies—Sister Francis, carried 7.1 (Greenwood) 1 D. MeKlnnon's Rimlock, 7.1 (R. W. Brown) . 1 2 A, UaiiHon's Inglis, 8.5 (Speakman) 3 Also started: Sedition, 8.7 (J. Chaafe); lord Seaton, 8.0, including 71b pennlty, (It. E. Brown). Inglis rushed to the front when the word " yra's'given' to' go, and going along the back ■was- showing the way to Sedition, with Rimlock, Epsom Lass, and Lord Seatou following in that order. Rimlock was on terms with Inglis as they passed French's stables, and was first to turn for home. In the run to the post Epsom Lass put in her ] claim, end, gradually wearing down the leader, won by a bare Jength, with Jnglls two lengths further back, third. Time, 1.45 1-5. Inglis was favourite. HACK RACE of 20sovs. Four furlongs. P. Turnbull's eh g Don Quex, oyrs, Cardigan—Jessamine, 7.12 (R. E. Brown) 1 T. A. Garmonsway's Weka, carried 7.7 (Deeley) v 2 W. Lang's Censure, 5.2 (Speakman) <5 Also started: Apolllnaris, 8.2 (J. Chaafe); Laurel Wreath, 7.10 (JXcKlnnon). Don Quex shot out when they were let go, and was never headed, lasting long enough to win by half-a-lengtn. Time, 53 -1-us. Apolllnaris was favourite. RAILWAY HANDICAP of 25sovs. Six furlongs. R. McMlken's b g Explosive, oyrs. Explosion—Nellie, 8.2, including 71b j penalty (Deeley) 1 A. J. Walker's HTtonls., 7.0, including 71b penalty (Perclvul) 2 1 , . Turnbull's Discoverer, carried 7.6 (C. Blown) 3 The only starters. Explosive waited with the others till a furlong from home, when he was given his head, eventually winning by a length and α-half from Etonia, which was a length in front of Discoverer. Time, 1.17 2-5. Explosive was favourite. WELTER HANDICAP of JOsovs. Seven furlongs. R. McMlken's b g Explosive. syrs, Explosion—Nellie. 10.3, including 71b penalty (Deeley) 1 '11. R. McKenzie's Lycia, 9.10 (R. E. Brown) 2 A. Bray's Lady Ellen, 8.7 (C. Brown) .. 3 Also started: Luscombe, 8.12 (Speakman). Luscombe was indulged In the lead for about three furlongs, when Explosive ran into the lead, closely attended by Lycla. The pair raced in close company to the turn for home, but Explosive always had a bit the best of It, finishing up a winner by a length. Lady Ellen was eight lengths nway, third. Time, 1.32 3-5. Explosive was favourite. WELLINGTON PONY RACES. (By Telegraph,—Press Association.) WELLINGTON, Sunday. The Wellington pony races on SttWrflay were well attended and the racing was good. Following are the results: — ' Te Aro Handicap, four furlongs.—Franc, 10.0, 1; Mytre, 8.10, '_'; Miss Ivy, 8.10/3. Three others started. Won by three lengths. Time, 53 1-os. Maiden Handicap, four furlongs and nhalf.—Heatherlea LassT - 8.6, 1; Recovery, 8.0, 2; After Dark, 9.1, 3. Four -others started. Won by throe lengths. Time, 1.3. St. Patrick's Handicap, six furlongs.— Maid of All Work, 10.6, 1; Franc, 9.9, 2; Aurlfera 11.0, 3. Seven others started. Won by a neck. Time, 1.23 2-5. Hutt Handicap, four furlongs.—Trlxle, 8.3, 1; Wee Nannie, 0.9, 2; Lady Dauphin, 8.0, 3 One other started. Won anyhow. Time, 35 1-5. Belmout Handicap, five furlongs, and ,ahalf.—Psyche, 9.4, 1; San Toy, 8.9, 2; Mies Ivy, 9.0, 3. Three others started. Won t>y two lengths. Time, 1.17 2-5. Evans' Bay Handicap, four furlongs and a-half.—Maid of All Work, 11.4, 1; Inkerman, 9.1, 2; Inspiration, 0.2, 3. Six others started. Won by a length. Time, 60 4-5. THE EOSEHILL CUP. (By Cable.—Press Association.—Copyright.) SYDNEY, March 20. At the Rosehlll meeting to-day the following was the result of the principal event:— ROBEIIILL CUP. One mile and a-quarter. Fbotpad '~...... x Thrust '. 2 Trajectory ...;..;>.. 1,.....:..:... 3 Twulvo horses started. Footpad won by half-a-length In 2.9 bnt a protest ngalnst him was upheld and Thrust declared the winner,
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