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RACING NEWS.

AUCKLAND TROTTING CLUB'S AUTUMN MEETING. The second day's racing in connection with the Auckland Trotting Club's Autumn Meeting took place at Alexandra Park yesterday afternoon. The weather, which was fine at the commencement, broke, and a heavy slower fell just after the third race, making .the going very heavy. The attendance, for an off-day, was exceptionally good. J Mr. Ike Hill oflnciated as judge, Messrs. F. W. Edwards and G. Read as timekeepers, ard Mr. C. O'Connor as rtarter, the latter gentleman being in good form. , The meeting was admirably conducted by the secretary, Mr. C. F. Marks, everything passing off without a hitch. THE TOTALISATORS. Speculation was fairly brisk, and during the afternoon the machines, under Messrs. W. Blomfield and Co., handled the sum of £2333 10/-, which is a slight decrease, ot £69. on last year's amount In addition, 16 bookmakers were licensed at a fee at £7" 10/-, and in this connection it is pleasing to note -that there was no recurrence of the welshing trouble, the bona fides of each man being carefully gone Into by the committee before a license was granted, for which action they are to be commended. A FINE PERFORMANCE. Owing to the heavy state of the track. Lord Elmo and Specialist did not make auy attempt for the mile record, but botn started iv the Class Trot, the concluding event of the day. Specialist got Into trouble at the start, and was not seen at his best, but Lord Elmo registered a great performance, which was probably the finest yet seen at Epsom. Conceding starts up to 17s, he gradually caught his field, and although two furlongs from home it looked impossible for him to get up, but put in a marvellous ruu over the concluding stages, and eventually won by three lengths. Lord Elmo and his driver met with a big reception on returning to scale, horse and rider being loudly cheered, and so Infectious was the enthusiasm that even the rider of 'the second horse was seen to take off his-.hat and join In with the crowd.'The later particulars are:— MANLTKAU HANDICAP TROT, of 60sovs; second, lOsovs. Two miles." - ' J. Molloy's br g Bogey, aged, by Pirate —Unknown. 17s grange) 1 C. B. Leigh's John Harold, 10s (Mabes) 2 H. Evans' Huon Leal, 21s (Lowe) .... 3 Also started: Princess Ena scratch. HanPI 14s, Little Paul 15s Kohine 16s, All Night 17s, Cavalier ISs. Tableau 19s, Wild Xell 21s. When the stand was reached Bogey Ead a slight advantage of Huon Leal, which was followed by Tableau, Little Paul, and John Harold. Bogey broke as they passed the gate, and Huon Leal got in front, again, and showed the way till half a' mile from home, where Bogey headed him, and was first to turn for home, with John Harold lying, second, and Huon. Leal - close up. In the run to the post John Harold put in a strong challenge, but just failed to get up, Bogey lasting long enough , to win by half a length. Huon Leal was 12 lengths away third, and Little Paul fourth. Time, 5.26 1-5. Little Paul was favourite. APRIL HANDICAP. of 60sovs; second, lOsovs. Six furlongs and a-half. D. Tye's b m Necktie, 4yrs, by Menschikoff—Castorlace. ts.ll (Percival) ........ 1 F. Marshall's Leo Grand, .7.6 (R. E. Brown) 2 A. J. Walker's Etonla, 7.4 (C. Brown) 3 Also started: Octoroon 8.9. Mistime 8.7, Carmanla 5.6, Ma'tarere carried 7.8 Nora Soult carried 3.8. Necktie was first to move, and, joined! by Leo Grand, the pair made the running' along the back, followed by Orctoroon,"'.Carmania, and Etonla- The latter ran Into third position as they crossed the tor stretch, and was within a couple of lengths of the leaders when they turned for home, with Octoroon close up. In the run to the post a great race was witnessed, Necktie just gaining a victory by a bare head, with Etonla two lengths away third, and Matarere fourth. Time, 1.29 2-5. Octoroon which was favourite, fell just before reaching the distance, his rider escaping without injury. AUTUMN TROT, of 40sovs; second, osoys. One mile and a-half. H. E. Tristram's br m-Wild Nell, 6yrs, Wlldwood—Nellie, 10a (Williamson) .- 1 G. Herbert's Colenso, 18s (Tozer) 2 C. E. Goosraan's Kobex, scr (Paul) .. 3 Also started: Harold Abdallah. Ss, Plerotte lUs, Klrikiriroa 12s, Rosle Wilkes 14s, Nelson 20s, Green Lavender 225. When half the journey was covered Colenso was In the lead, a dozen length 3 clear of Klrikiriroa, and then came Rosie Wilkes, Wild Nell and Robex. Going along the back Wild Nell ran into second position, with Robex third. Colenso was still the leader as they turned for home, but at the distance Wild Nell headed him, and, drawing eu't in the concluding stages, won by three lengths. Robex was ten lengths away third, just in front of Klrikiriroa. Time, 4.5. Klrikiriroa was favourite. ADAMS MEMORIAL -HANDICJP, of 40sovs; second, ssovs. One mile and a-ha-lf. C. W. Buchanan's b g Barmeguie, syrs, by Huon Jr.—Unknown, 7s (Hird) .. 1 T. Richard's Royal Albert, 24s (Richards) 2 H. Evans' Huon Leal, 13s (Lowe) 3 Also started: Le Rosier scratch, Waitekaurl 7s, Stranger 9s, Count 18s, Rita W. 21s Black Temple 275. Royal Albert was in charge after they had gone two furlongs, and passing the stand had 12 lengths lead of Barmejjule, with Huon Leal most prominent of the others. Just after passing the dip Barmeguie had caught and passed the leader, and turned for home with a couple of lengths' advantage, which he had Increased to four lengths when the post was reached. Huon Leal was five lengths behind Royal Albert, with De Rosier fourth. Time, 4.4 4-5. Royal Albert was favourite. CLASS TROT HANDICAP, of 50sovs; second, lOsovs. One mile. — Cooper's b h Lord Elmo. 6yrs, by Rothschild—Judah, scr (Milne) _ 1 E. G. Sandall's Autocrat, 16s (Sandall).. 2 J. G. Lecky's Maplewood, 10s (Grotty) .. S Also started: Specialist 4s, Rosebud 12s. Irish Molly 16s, Dan Tracey 17s. When they reached the stand Daa Tracey and Irish Molly were racing "abreast, with Autocrat and Maplewood following. "Going along the back Autocrat went to the front, while considerable excitement .wa* occasioned by the manner in which the scratch horse was going tnrb'aga Ala field. Turning for bom© Autocrat was leading from Mkplewood, walls Lord Blmo had run into tilird position. In the -run-to thepostLord ©bno

'put Inf". one of -the -finest bits of trotting yet seen in Auckland, and, catching Autocrat half a furlong from home, eventually' won, amidst loud cheering, by three lengths. Maplewood -.was a similar distance away third and -Specialist, which lost a lot of ground at the- start, -fourth. Time, 2.27. Lord „ Elmo was favourite. "..

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RACING NEWS. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 78, 1 April 1909

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