AUCKLAND RACfNG CLUB'S "AUTUMN MEETING. OAKS AND STEEPLECHASE DAY. The sun sparkled over the lawn and flower beds aud convincing ground of the beautiful EHerslie racecourse to-day, contrary to early expectations, and, althouethe weather gave rather short notice, a large and guy assemblage of fair ladies and sportintent males foregthered to the merry arena of equine battle. Although the downpour of the preceding day and night had somewhat soddened the course, and reduced tlie going to the heavy side, yet the environs appeared at thelV best, and, ' with the enlivening strains of the band to add attraction, little lacked to ensure all that the pleasure seeker and sportive inclined could desire. STEWARDS' HANDICAP of loOsovs. One mile. A. Hanson's b g Jnglis. Syrs, Hotchkiss— Lady Marion, (Price) 1 W. Davies* br m Maheno, 4yrs, 7.18 (Ryan) - F. E. l.oomb's b g Dardanus, aged, 7.4. (McMillan) 3 Also started: Lochbuie 8.11, Delegate 7.1:1, Auldearn 7.12, Santa Kosa 7.8, Sir Antrim 7.5. Dnnborve 7.5, First Mate o\l_. Azoff G. 12. Freevata 6.X). When they settled to their work. Auldearn and Dardanus were racing together in the lead, just clear of Mabeno. but. after two furlongs were covered. Sir Antrim had run into third place. Then came Mabeno and Lochbule, and this was the order as they crossed the top stretch, where the field had closed up considerably. Auldearn and Dardanus were still the pilots as they tnrned for home, where Sir Antrim, Maheno. and Inglis were- all prominent, anil, the last named, shooting out at the distance, gradual!}- wore down the leaders, and, finishing strongly, won by .a length and a quarter from Maheno, which beat Dardanus by two lengths for second honours. Then came Sir Antrim and Auldearn, the last Jo finish being Freevata and First Mate. Time. 1.43. Santa Rosa was favourite. ELLERSLIE HANDICAP of loOsovs. Sis furlongs. A. M. Coombes" br c Elysinn, 2yrs. by Soult—Dreamland. (1.0 (K. E. Brown) 1 J. IS. Prosser's br f Lady Medallist, 2yrs, 8.7 (Jenkins) 2 J. J. Craig's b f Sea Elf, 2yis. S.'J (Ryan) 3 Also started: Meriiwa 8.!), Salute 8.0. Fleet Arrow 7.(5. Kle/.ance 7.13. Esealibui 7.0, Tukn Tuku 7.5, '.lit Volt 6.10. When the tape lieu np the field le.'t in line, s-'aiuic being ihe first to show out, followed by Ilet Volt, but, after th;'.v had raced through the cutting, the order was Sulute, Tuku Tuku, Ilet Volt. Lady Medallist, and Eivsian, with Werriwn at the head of the others. Salute still had charge when the distance was reached, where Lady Medallist aud Elyslau challenged, and the last named pair cleared out from the field, Eivsian getting the verdict by a neck, after a desperate finish. Sea Elf was four lengths awnv, third, just in front of Salute and I Tukii Tuku. the last to finish being Kxi-all-bnr. Time. 1.2 H. Lady Mtedullist was favourite. GUEAT NORTHERN OAKS of 250sovs. Distance. 1J mile. F. Hall's br f Gold Lace, Syrs, by Gold Reef—Knhuwni. 8.10 (Jenkins) 1 T. 11. Lowry's b f Chanteuse. Syrs. 8.10 (Buchanan) 2 The pair started off at a canter, which was reduced to almost a trot when they had gone a furlong, both riders trying to let the other take the lead, but eventually I'iui-hanan had to let Chanteuse go. and passing the stand he had two lengths advantage, which he maintained to hulf a mile from home, when Gold Lace got on terms,'and the pair raced together for the distance, where it could be seen Gold Lnce had her opponent's measure, the daughter of Gold Reef eventually winning comfortably by a long neck. Time, 3.7. Gold Lace was favourite. ST. GEORGE'S HANDICAP of ooOsovs. Distance, one mile and n-quarter. J. H. Wallace's br g Sedition, 3yrs, Soult—Did, 6.13 (H. Trice) 1 T. H. Lowry's eh h Downfall, -iyrs. 8.7 (Buchanan) 2 R. C. Wallace's br g Ngnpukn, 4yds, 7.8 (McKinnon) 3 Also started: All Red 9.11, Muster Soult 8.5, Moral 0.1. Sir Prize 7.12, Waimangu 7.7, and Bully 7.0.
There was a delay of over ten minutes at the post, and when the barrier lifted Sir Prize dwelt, aud lost _ lot of ground. Mas. ter Soult was early ln the lead, and piloted the Held out of the straight, followed hy Bully, Downfall. Moral. Walmangn, Sedition, All Red, Ngapuka, with Sir Prize last. Going down the back, Moral ran up to within half a length of Master Soult, nnd the pair showed the way through the cutting, a length In front of the rest of the field, which, with the exception of Sir Prize, were all bunched. Crossing the top stretch. Moral fell away beaten. All Red and Ngapuka- racing up to Master Soult, the trio were almost on terms, with Downfall and Sedition most prominent of the others. When they straightened up for the run to the post. Sedition cuine through his field, and, catching the leaders inside the distance, he stalled oil a late run by Downfall, and won a good race by a length. Downfall beat Ngapuka a length for second honours. Then came All Red, Master Soult, Waimangu, Moral, aud Bully, with Sir Prize last. Time, 2.14 3-5. Master Soult was favourite. HUIA HANDICAP. Tomalnupo 1 Dogger Bank 2 Devonport 3 Scratched:, Foremost and Miss Winnie. C.J.C. EASTER MEETING. (By Telegraph. —Press Association.) CHRISTCHURCH, this day. The Canterbury Jockey Club's Easter meeting was begun to-day iv tine weather. There was a phenomenally large attendance. Results are .13 lollow: — Klldaie Hurdles of loOsovs, two miles. — Southern Cross, O.T, 1; Eurus, 10.12, 2; Stronghold. 11.5, 3. Scratched: Leouardo. Won by r>oyds. Time, 3.51 3-3. Autumn Plate.—BoUin and Miss Mischief, dead heat, 1; Gold Tieasure, 3. A good race home. Gold Treasure four lengths behind. Time, 1.42.
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