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The weather was fine, but threatening. i'C the opening day of the Auckland Racing < .i:'. s autumn meeting. Tile attendance -was good, and the track was in good order. Results:— TRADESMEN'S HANDICAP of 200sovs. One aud a-uuarter miles. T. H. Lowry's b f Chanteuse, 3yrs, ->.. r Iwee - Cantatrice. 7.9 (Buchanan) 1 'X"''i' J lf tOU sbf S Dele S ate » c - vrM > 7A Geo. Dunnet's b g Dunborve, 4yr5,*7.2 3 , A1 :"° started: Scotty S.O, First Gun 7.3, 6.12, Carmanla 6.12, Gladsmuir 6.1 L Ihe field left in line, Carmanla being nrst r.. show out, and she piloted the ii.-ld out of the straight, followed by Azoff, Bul.y. li.- legate. Scotty. and Chanteuse, with Fiist Gun nnd iHadsmuir must prominent ...f the others. Crossing the tiop stretch Delegate ran into second place. wliii- Chanteuse moved up. Delegate was first :•. turn for home, w-ith Carmanla, Dnn-i'-ye. Gladsmuir. and Chanteuse always wi-hiu striking distance. At tie distance Delegate looked au "all-over" winner, but at the lawn rails Buchanan brought the t.i-. ■::::- along on the inside, and just got up in time :-. snap with half-a-head victory frnui Delegate, which was two and a-half lengths in f.-..nt of Danborve v First Gun ».-•> dose up. fourth, aud Scotty last, lime, 2.12. Chanteuse was favourite. BRIGHTON HURDLE RACE of 200SOVS. instance, two miles. Charlton Dawson's b g Ben Johnson, i ---'i. 1 C. Morses h g Te Aral, aged. P.O 2 J. B. Williamson's eh g Okaihau, 4yrs, AN • ran: Parlturu, Ciiiragno, and Mozart. llii-.-t.ipn caused some delay at the post. ■ ..;.,': i: was ;"ii minutes past the time when t.... lap.-i were lifted. Okaihau was first to ' lir-.'k :l.t- lire, and showed the way to the ' tjr-1 fence, with Ben Johnson and nautapu ' In • lose attendance. Crossing the top streich, llau-.apu was the leader, with Lnsc'lnl'e and Te Aral at the head of the others. As they passed the stand, nautapu had v illchl advantage of Ben Jonsou. with Okaihau and Luscombe close, being ten lengths ahead of the others, with Te Arai and Ncstator, a lengtn away, last, HauInpu .-:lll had command when the hurdle at t1... s:\-i-irluiig post was reached, but Ben Jo:.sou t"ok charge, and led over the cutring, his nearest attendant being Te Ami could he seen making a forward move. At the hurdles at the mile and a-half post. Te Arai had run into seen.! position, and was within' a length of t!i-- leader when they jumped the last fence, but It was only on snfference, as Ben JonSou easily dr"w hi mout again. In the run h 'ii.--. finally winning comfortably by [»-.i lengths. nkaihau was five lengths ay, ay, third, jnst in front of Reservoir: Then came Creusot, Luscombe, and Hautap'i. Waipn fell at the last.fence, and Negator pulled up. Time, 3.15". Ben Jonsou w as favourite. NORTHERN CHAMPAGNE STAKES of 550SOVS. Sis furlongs. X». McLeod's br f Kakama, Oyrs, by Soult—Winsome, S.S (Deeleyi 1 E. .'. Watts' br c Maori King, 2yrs, •• - S.lo (Price) _ -„.. 2 Trustees A. M. Coombes' br c Elysian, 2yrs. S.lO (R. B. Brown) -._ 3 Ai«o started: First Wairiki S.lO, Masterful S.lO. Merriwa S.lO, Salute S.S, Elegance fc.S. Sea Klf S.S, Excalibur 8.7. Kakama gave a bit of trouble at the post, tut eventually they wc-e got away on fairly even terms, Sea ELf and Maori Kirg In. .ng first prominent, and when they settled down, the former was in the lead, just cl»-ar of Maori King, and then came a close bunched lot. consisting of Masterful. Salute, Eiyslau. and Kakama, with Merriwa at the head of the others, and in this order tbey crossed the top stretch. Turning for home there was little to choose between Sea Elf, Maori King, and Kakama, with Masterful an.l Salute racing close behind. At the distance Maori King and Kakama were on terms, but the latter always had a bit the best of it. and easily holding her own in th- concluding stages, won nicely by half a length. Elysian was three lengths" further bsck. third, just in front of Merriwa, and then follo.ved Salute. Eleeance and Sea Elf, with Masterful last. Time, 1.17. Maori K:..g was favourite. EASTER. HANDICAP of 650sovs. One mile. E. J. Watts* true g Aborogine, 3vrs. by Merriwee—lndian Queen, 7.13 (Jenkins) 1 Trustees A. M. Coombes' b c Master Soult. 3yrs. 9.3 CR. E. Brown). „ 2 li, McLeod's br s Taimanupo 4yrs. 7.12 iDeeley) 3 Also started: Moral 9.5. Downfall 8.10 N.-.ipLika ~12. Wnimnogu 7.11. Santa Rosa . i_.3. V, auchope 7.5. Devonport 7.8, Bully 10. Sedition 1.4, Sir Antrim 7.0, Golden Jut is Ip 7.0, Coromandel 0.7. 1 here was another long delay at the post, s: '.. when they left the mark, Waimangu w: ■ .int with a tw-o-lengths advantage, but v. ...;i they had gone half a furlong Aborig:.. was in front, with Wauchope as h's Ucaiest attendant, and Devonport. TaimanuI ■. H:r Antrim, and Goldeu Eagle racing in ' ih.-i- order, the rest or the field being In a heap. There was no change in the positions as they went through the .-.-. rir.g and crossed the top stretch v-I'-n the whole field closed up. Aiorigine was the first to reach the home turn, where Wauchope fell away beaten, a:..l was passed by Taimanupo and Devonp, :■'. Ar the distance Taimanupo went out (i.-.'l <-! Aborigine, while Master S..:di g,,t clear and put in his claim, and a gr---. - race resulted. Aborigine just lastiug I >ng -nongh to grt the verdict by a nose from Master Soult, which was unlucky through-t'u.-u Devonport. Wauchope", Santa l;.--.a. and Ngapuka, the last pair being Hi. '.'.v and Sir Antrim. Time, 1.40 4-o. Aboiigine was favourite. UICCARTON TRAINLNG NOTES. ißy —Press Association.) I'IiniSTTHUROII, this day. It wis a ,i -II morning for training at R- -'-art >:i. ■;!' the track was in good order. :..-: .->•; lac w..rk was done ou the plough. 1:.--.. I-v. ,--i did ;i -.corking gallop o-ver 6 f..-l- ._-. Gin; ulloch a mile aud a-quarter 1 "In 111 '.'-,".. and Flitaway live furlongs. It !•••;::_- :..-> dark for accurate timing-. Chief' 1.. -....■: :in.J lian-esi sallopc.l a mile in 3.-K5. :. : i.i.5:..; Dawn a mlie iv 40 3-ss. j v .•>■:;•!: was better tliaa Orsluo over al Hi- :•, 1.44. while Tikitere had the best ' ..." o-l-iiw a mite nnd a quarter In =.13 I :-.-.'.. 1-ctrovna went half a mile in 50 4-ss. J'.<..'.i;i was b.-rter than D'anioud Star over' a ;i,!l-> ::i 1.4 ij. Lady Disdain covei-ed 7i In 1 .-'.ii. Contender and Tremulous v, .■:.. ibreiKt at the end oX Jiaif a mile In I -: ■ ::-.'..-.. After i.reaUfasc Provocation covered | 4 fjrloi.jis in 10 1-os. Douiade and Freek fin-1 :-'.'-. c •••"'■-::...- ~\-..r half a mile in 525. j <■/..::■ K"iio:i,v covered 7 furlonjrs in l.Mn. | \. :.-.,- a:: Guns aud I'.vmlirif.irui ran a mile I o:. Ihe ;a 1.44 1-5. Tumut and Con-] - • .-. :: .-'-ere abreast at the end of S fur-, 1-.: 4- i:i 1.15 :i .".. V.ildimir r-m live fur- ;■■■ --- :.- vi a standing start in 1.3. Other h ~'j were given useful gallops. METROPOLITAN TROTTING CLUB. (By Telegraph.—Press Association.) CHRISTCHURCH, this day. Th.- Metropolitan trotring meeting opened j todaj ::; line weather, ftesults: — Introductory Handicap.—Flower Child 1, I i.■■sohorry -'. Ro'holia 3. Seventeen started. Wva by three lengths. Time. 3.4S 25. I

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LATE RACING., Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 85, 10 April 1909

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