AUCKLAND RACING CLUB'S AUTUMN MEETING.
GOLD LACE WINS THE OAKS. The second day's racing in connection with the A.R.C. autumn meeting took place at Ellerslie yesterday (Easter Monday). Wheu morning broke heavy clouds hanked up from the south-enst, and just before seven o'clock rain fell In torrents, continuing without intermission • for about two hours. Fortunately, however, the wind shifted to the south, the rain ceased, the sun shining out brightly, and putting an altogether different aspect on the state of nffairs. The course was very heavy, but the lawn and saddling paddock dried very quickly, and no discomfort was caused. The afternoon's sport was considerably better than on the opening day, and there was not the dullness that prevailed on Saturday. Although there were noticeable delays at the post. Mr. O'Connor was in much better form than on Saturday, getting his fields away in good style. The management left nothing to be desired, the secretary (Mr. J. F. Hartland) and his staff getting through their various duties in a manner that left uo room, xor complaint. THE TOTALISATORS. Speculation was brisk, and during the afternoon the staff of Messrs. H. H. Hayr and Co. handled the sum of £15,705, which, although a decrease of £735 on last year.' must be accounted highly satisfactory, considering that there were practically only seven races. The amount for the two days totals £29,670, a decrease of £1769 10/ as compared with last autumn meeting. In addition, £512 10/ was received iv bookmakers' fees. THE RACING. The racing was much more interesting than on the opening day, Mr. Morse's adjustments working out satisfactorily. There were oue or two glaring reversals of form, but It is charitable to suppose that the state of the track had some bearing on the question. In the opening event (the Stewards' Handicap) Inglis crented a mild surprise by coming nt the business end nnd winning comfortably. The good field of tell saddled up for the Ellerslie llnndicnp. I.ndy Medallist and Tuku Tuku being almost equal favourites. The race was a good one between Elysinn I and Lady Medallist, the former getting the verdict by a neck. The next Item, the Greut Northern Onks, only brought out the two Hawke's Bayowned fillies. Gold Lace and Chanteuse. | The race 111 the early part wns a regular ! fiasco, nnd they almost walked the first three furlongs, both waiting on the other, but eventually Buchanan had to let Chantense take the lead, and she showed the way at a funeral pace till half-a-mllg from home, when Gold Luce got on terms, nnd ii was only over the last four furlongs Mint the actual race took place. Gold Lace o\ entually winning by n neck. Buchanan rode to Instructions In endeavouring to keep behind Gold Lace, but had Chanteuse been allowed to make It solid throughout, I tho probabilities are she would have won. Some Idea of the slowness of the pace for ihe various singes of the first mile will be gathered from the following times, kind ly supplied by Mr. A. Kohn. the official timekeeper: 3 furlongs. 1.3; 5 furlongs, 1.32: G furlongs. 1.45; 7 furlongs, 2.0; one mile, 2.13: mile nnd a-hnlf. 3.7; so that the last half mile was run In 04s. WINNERS OF THE GREAT NORTHERN OAKS. Time, in. s. 1906 Isolf. by Multiform 242 2-5 1907— Helen Portland. by Dorchester -J 40 4-5 WOK— Miiheno. by Soult 2i 45 1H.19 Gold Lace, by Gold Reef ..3 7 Notwithstanding his solid impost of 0.5, backers went solidly for Mnster Soult lv the Si. George's Handicap. All Red being also well supported. Master Soult was responsible for the early pace, and it was evident nn effort wns being made with him to wlu from end to end. but the weight told, and lie was beaten a furlong from home, as wns All Red, victory eventually falling to Sedition, the victory of which was evidently well anticipated in some quarters, as he paid a comparatively short price. Downfall finished secoud, and Ngnpv.ka third. Tainnlnupo scored comfortably in the Hula Haudlcap, and then the Autumn steeplechase cume on. The race wns an Interesting one, all the horses, with the exception of Mozart, which fell at the first fence, jumping splendidly. Goldsmith wns made a pronounced favourite, but he was in difficulties a loug way from home, and when they entered on the final stages there were only two in It (Capitol nnd Creusot), nnd the latter, taking charge after they Jumped the double on the hill, fairly romped home a winner by ten lengths. Creusot nnd his rider got a great reception on returning to scale. The remaining events. the Mangere and Electric Handicaps, were won respectively by Miss Advance nnd Vt Immern, both by the uarrowest of margins. Details of the later events are:"— HUIA HANDICAP of 200sovs. Distance, six furlongs. D. McLeod's br g Tamnlutipo, 4yrs, by Soult-Winsome, 8.5 (Deeley) 1 T. Wyllle's br g Dogger Bank, oyrs, 7.10 (Ryan) 2 R. \V. Duder's br g Devonport, 6yrs, 8.0, (Buchanan) 8 Also rnn: Golden Engle. 7.6; Walhuku, 6.10; Gleuorn. 6.9; Coromandel, 6.7. Golden Eagle gave a lot of trouble at the post, causing considerable delay, but eventually they were despatched to an even start. Dogger Bank was first to move, but was soon displaced by Glenora, which acted as pilot across the top stretch, followed by Dogger Bank, Tamniuupo, Coromandel, Walhuku. and Devonport, In that order, with Golden Eagle last. Dogger Bank headed Glenora as they came to the home turn, having Tamainupo and Coromandel on his quarters.. Dogger Bank still had charge at the distnnce. but failed to stall on - a strong challenge by Tamainupo, which won by three parts of a length. Devonport, which finished fast, was two lengths away, third: then came Coromandel and Golden Eagle, with Glenora last. Time 1.18. Tamainupo was favourite. AUTUMN STEEPLECHASE of SOOsovs. Distance, 3 miles and a half. Mr J. 11. Howe's blk g Creusot, aged, by Torpedo — Egyptilla, 9.12 (O'Brien) 1 Mr J. Twohill's Capitol, 10.8 (Deeble).. 2 Mr J. B. Williamson's Okaihau, 9.10 (McKlnnon) 3 When they ascended the hill the first time Warden was the pilot followed by Okaihau, Creusot, Goldsmith, Capitol and Posthaste. Mozart falling at the Qrst fence\ When they reached the water. Warden still had charge, the order of the others being Okaihau. Goldsmith, Capitol, Creusot, aud Posthaste. When they breasted the hill the second time. Warden was showing signals of distress, and when the top was reached. Oknihnu had supplanted him In the lead. Then came Posthaste and Creusot. There were a number of changes as they came to the double, Capitol taking charge, followed by Okaihau Goldsmith Creusot, Posthaste, and Wardeu in that order. Going along the back the last time Creusot ran into second position, and thus early it was seen that, barriug accidents the race was between he and Capitol, and after the last-named had showu the way over the double on the top of the hill Creusot headed him as they came to the sod wall into the course, and getting over the remaining fences in safety, won amid cheering by ten lengths from Capitol, which was tweuty lengths in front of Okaihau Posthaste was close up, fourth, and then followed at long Intervals, Goldsmith and Marten. Time, S.O 3-5. Goldsmith was favourite, THE MANGERE HANDICAP of lOOsovs. Six furlongs. Hon. J. Carroll's b m Miss Advance 4yrs by Advance—Couriere, 8.1, including 21b overweight (Jenkins) 1 A. Morgan's b m All's Well, aged 7 3 (Deeley) ' ' , J. McNlcol's b g Tattoo, 4yrs", 9.2 (Ryan) 3 Also started: Jena 8.10. Rai'ata 8.0 Hard Rock 8.6, Spate 8.1. Riinloek 7.13, Zinnia i.IO, Blue Garment 7.6. Urania 7.4 Censure 6.13, Matarere 7.1, including 21b overweight They left the mark in beautiful line Tattoo being first to find his feet, followed by Jena, but when they were falrlv on their jouriwy Hard Rock was in charge, with Rarata as his nearest attendant, and Miss Advance at the head of the others. Miss Advance headed Hard Rock as they approached the home turn, and was first Into the straight, closely followed by All's Well Tattoo. Rarata. and Blue Garment. Hani Rock falling away beaten. At the distance All's Well threw out a determined challenge but could not quite get up. being benten by a neck. Tattoo was two and a-half length's away, third, then came Blue Garment, the last to pass the post being Jena. Zinnia aud Hard Rock. Time, 1.19. All's Well' was favourite. THE ELECTRIC HANDICAP of ISOsovs. Five furlongs. E. J. Watt's br g Wimmera, 3yrs, by Merriwee — Mousqueterie, 7.6 (H Price) i D. Tye's b m Necktie, 4yrs. 7.8 (Perclva'l) 2 J. Lynch's b c Coromandel, 3yrs, 6.10 (Trill) 3
Also started: Wauchope 8.12, Tarina 8.8, Foremost 8.8, Dogger Bank 8.8, Caron 7.4, Including 51b overweight, Aimwell 7.1, including 31b overweight.
The first to break the line was Tarina, which was closely attended by Wlmmera, Wauchope, and Dogger Bank, with Foremost at the head of the others, and in this order they raced across the top stretch. At the turn for home the field were in a close bunch, and at the distance were almost lv line across the course. Wauchope had a slight advantage at the lawn rails, but a little further on Wlmmera, Necktie and Coromandel challenged, and a desperate race re- . suited, Wlmmera gaining the verdict by half a head, with Coromandel three parts of a length away, third, just in front of a close bunched field, the last of which was Tariua. Time, 1.4. Wanchope was favourite. C.J.C. AUTUMN MEETING. ARMLET WINS THE GREAT EASTER HANDICAP. I (By Telegraph.—Press Association.) CHRISTCHURCH, Monday. The weather was beautiful to-day for the opening of the Canterbury Jockey Club's autumn meeting. The course was In flrst L class order and the attendance good. One or two events were won easily, but still the racing was interesting. Armlet's time in the Great Easter Handicap beats Savoury's Australasian record by onefifth of a second, and she won very easily, though evidently tiring at the finish. Provocation's wiu In the Champagne Stakes established his claim to be regarded as the best two-year-old of the season, and he also established a new record, beating the best previous time for the race by onefifth of a second. W. O'Counell. who rode Stronghold in the Hurdle Race, had a very bad spill, and was removed in an unconscious state to the Christchurch Hospital. This evening his condition showed no improvement. The totulisator investments amounted to £17.533, as against £15.626 for the corresponding day last year, while bookmakers' fees totalled £342 10/. The results ware:— THE GREAT EASTER HANDICAP of lOOOsovs. Seven furlongs. G. D. Greenwood's h f Armlet, 3yrs. by MensohtkoCf — Armilla. 7.13 (R. Hatch) 1 R. O'Dounell's eh g Los Angeles, 4vrs, 7.11 (J. McCombc) o F. Sheehan's eh f Passion, 3yrs, 6.12, Including 51b penalty (Chapmau) 3 Also started: Tnmut, Czar Kolohol. Sir Tristram. Flitaway. Sen King. Gold Thread. Petrovna, Lady Disdain, Consolation, Valdimar. From a good start Armlet. Sen King, am! Gold Thread were the quickest to begin, nnd led along the back clear of Flitaway, Passion, and Valdiinar. Rounding the top turn Sea King ran to the front, and led into the straight. There he fell back beaten, and Armlet went on In front. She quickly drew away from the vest of the field, and won very ensily by three lengths from Los Angeles, who cume through from the distance and beat Passion by a neck for second place. Czar Kolohol was a head behind Passion. Time, 1.20 2-5. CHAMPAGNE STAKES of GoOsovs. For two-year-olds. Six furlongs. W. E. Bidwills b c Provocation, by Birkenhead — Stepfeldt, 8.10 (11. , Hatch) J W. G. and G. L. Stead's br c Nauliform, S.lO (McCombel 2 D. Rutherford's eh f Zemlla. 8.8 (Donovan) 3 Also started: Broadsword. S. 10; Nvloplione. S.IO; Sharpshooter, s.lo. Provocation was quickest away, and rounding the fop turn was well clear of the field, which was headed by Broadsword and Sharpshooter. In the straight Nnuflform. who had been badly placed In the early stages, made his effort, but could make no Impression on Provocation, who won by two lengths and n-hnlf. Zemlln was two lengths further awnv. third followed at a similar distance by Broadsword. Time, 1.14 1-5. EPSOM WELTER HANDICAP of 300sovs One mile. A. MoFni'lnnc's eh g Federal, 4vrs, by Formosau- Fairy Queen, 5.3 (G j Pine) x W. Evans' b g Olyoi, "ivi's. "fib"in" Hatch) • ~ T. MoGrath's eh g Osiris,' liyrs,"' 6.13 (Cairns) ;t Also started: Wnitnpu. 9.12: Merrie Zealand, 9.11; Chief Lochia. 9.9; Contender, 8.11: De Wilte, S.B: Chlarlniau 8.0 Federal was In front before a furlong had been covered and was never headed winning easily by three lengths from Olyol who defeated Osiris by a head. Chief l Lochiel was fourth. Time, 1.41 2-5 GIMCRACK RACE of lOCsovs. Five furlongs. W Watson's br h Cerise and Blue, aged by Lakesliell—Bloomer, 7.7 (\V Emmersoiij ' j E. I\ Jermnns br m Mythical,'' sv"rs! i (.2 (11. Emmerson) ... ' •> Sir George Cliffords eh m Sister' Anne' " 4yrs. i.2 (11. Paul) 3 , Also_started: Ivnuoff, 7.7; Vale. 7a- Zet land, 1.7, " • v Cerise and Blue led Info the course proper and lasted long enough to win by a , third. Tfme 1 ; lW ° lMlKtlw a " a >' SOCKBURN HANDICAP of 250sovs One mile and a-uuarter. j J 'i, ( \ ri F?'. Sbl f H S W'W Gnu. oyrs by ' Hotchkiss—Gannet. 8.7 (R. King) '. . i J. Griggs eh f Dabchick. 3vrs 710 ir G. Kingl ' ' ,JO (L ' „ H ',,. A ' Knight's b f Tiki'te're'.'syVs.'si "' IW. Einiuerson) 3 - -/'im, starte(] : Glenculloch. 9.(i; ' Harvest loui. i"f ' : Kosramu ™ Q . C-i0; Tremu Dabchick, after ranking nil the running was caught in the last hundred varts by by FUerton " , leu S th aw »5'- third, followed a 2.| St 51 " "* -** FEILDING JOCKEY CLUB'S AUTUMN MEETING. FIRST DAY. (By Telegraph.—Press Association.) FE.ILJDIXG, Monday. Fine weather favoured the Fellding Jockey Club for the opening day of their autumn meeting. There was a large at tendance The track was a little bit on the heavy side, but the racing was good. Three bookmakers were licensed Inside, and six ? £ c ; ,l he totalis ator takings amounting to £12,103, as against £17.246 for the corresponding day of last year. The results Waiata Hack Handicap.—Nyland S" lWalpuuul, 7.2, 2; Maidi. 7.13, 3. Also started: Wharekoa 6.12, Dervish 6.9. Won easllv by a length. Time, 1.31 1-5. Mangnone Stakes'.— Taneknha 6 7 1' Mon Ami, 8.2, 2; Sandstrenm, 7.18, 3. Also started: Longner, VI, Aberbrothock Ilermlu | Genuine, Debonnaire, Toa Tuhi.' Won by a length. Time. 1.16 1-5. I Kawakawa Hurdle Race.—Oryx PI 9 ]• Rookby, 9.12, 2; Scenery. 9.0, 3. Also start-, ed: Xavier 10.10, Showman 9.9. Neavlugl the home turn Rookby nnd Oryx joined Xavier, and the three raced together to the last hurdle. Xavier fell, and Oryx won' au exciting finish by a ucck. Time,4.4 3-3.1 Taouui Hack Hurdle Race.—Rang-ihaeta 9.13, 1; Finesseur, 9.5. 2; Whimper. 10.0. 3. Also started: Speciosa. Grenade. .Montague. Won easi'y by four lengths. Time, 3.21 2-5. Feilding Cup.—Wiiipaku, 7.7. l; Uhlando. 7.11, 2: Arc Light. 6.10. 8. Also started: Tnnglmoaua. Mahnta, Tangeroa. Belario, Anemone, Palone. Won easily by six lengths. Time. 2.37 1-5. Onepiihi Hack Welter Handicap.— Paparaehi, 8.4, 1; Midinn, 8.13, 2: Canadian. 7.12, 3. Also started: Liquid Air. Sylvan Song, Avnlore. Paparaehl came out at the 'home turn and won by two lengths. Time, 1.51 1-5. Ha'combe Welter Handicap.—Flingot 8.5. 1; Eclogue. 8.13. 2; Sauds'tream, 0.11, 3. Also started: Roosevelt, Perolina. Probability. Flingot won by two lengths. Time, 1.31 4-5. Onsro Hack Race.—Hermin, 9.0, 1; Guiding Step 7.0. 2; The Snint. 5.9, 3. Also started: ConquesHnn, Quick Step. Singer. Thetis Won easily by three leupfths. Time, 1.9 1-5. PATEA JOCKEY CLUB. (By Telegraph.—Press Association.) H.AWERA. Monday. The Pater. Jockey Club's annual meeting was 'held at Hawera to-day, in line weather. There was -a large attendance. Eight bookmakers were licensed, and over £-7000 was put through the 'totalisator. The results are:— 'Handicap Hurdles.—Taupo 1. Golden Glow 2, Somali 3. Also started: Recreation, Chase Mab, Tokoroa, Gratiauo, Flying West. Time, 2.54. Flying Handicap.—Hydraulic 1, Shannon Lass 2, Tewharoa 3. Also started: Nicotine, Clemency, Muskerado", Valentine, Ltdy iJlerolne, Whana, Muse. Wing. Time, LIS. 'Farmers' Plate.—Marathon 1, Starlike 2, 1 Waione 3. Also started: Overdraft, Puke-
ngahu. Miss "Kit, Bedrock, Gil Book, -Handsome Paul, The Kieven, Sllva. Time, 1.51 (Pa-tea Easter Handicap.---Aalraea 1, Morr---dip 2, Valentine 3. Also-started: Kanewara, Tom Glenn, Rohepotae, Maori Rifle. Time. 2.16. Kakaramea Stakes.—Hydraulic 1. Langshan 2, Clonpett 3. Also started: Sedgemoor, Black Vine, .Starra. Flying Wind. Pavo, Te Waharoa, Muse. Johnston. Vau-ha-ra, Speedy Meg, Teroti. Time, 5S 2-os. Borough Stakes Handicap.—Shannon Lass 1. -Men-dip 2. Royal Youngster 3. Also started: Clemora, Astraea, Maori Rifle, Moirt.pelier, Pukengahu, Park Lady. Time, 1.32 1-5. Alton High.weight Handicap.—'Coronetted 1. Pal 2. Tom Glenn 3. Also started: Rohepotae, Silva. Time, 1.50. - Final Stakes. —Clemency 1, Sedgemoor 2, Redwing 3. Also s>tarted: Maggie Paul, Ambergris, Walkaranga, Flying Wind, Loch Guard, Langshan, Timothy, Royal Youngster, iWhana, Tanhara, luaha, lOverdraft, Lady Heroine. Time, 59 3-ss. AUSTRALIAN JOCKEY CLUB'S MEETING. TRAFALGAR WINS THE SYDNEY. CUP. (By Cable.—Press Association.—Copyright.) SYDNEY, April 12. . The Australian Jockey Club continued their meeting at Randwlck to-day. The weather was fine, and there was a very large attendance. The imported horse King Berry broke down while contesting the Cap, and he was destroyed. The following are the details of the chief races:— THE CHAMTAGNE STAKES, of lOOOsovs. Six furlongs. J. E. O'Brien's eh c Malt King, by Maltster —Patroua 1 Prince Foote - Curry 3 Twelve started. Malt King won by four lengths. Time, 1.16. THE SYDNEY CUP. of 2500sovs. Two miles. P. and W. Mitchell's eh c Trafalgar. 3yrs. by Wallace —Grand Canary, 7.11 (Smith) 1 P. Ileffernan's br g Ungarie, 3yrs. 7.2 (Lamond) ~ H. Gordon's b g Dldus, 4yrs, 6.7 (Tankol 3 Also started: Pfendil. Neith. Flaxen, Seddon. Golden Slipper. Flavinius, Call Boy. Vavasor, Artlllerie. Dunolly, Howletts. King Berry. Black Prince, Footpad, Lnncasterite. From a good start. Flavinius. Flaxen, and Golden Slipper were quickest on their legs. On reaching the mile post Flavinius bad a length's advantage of Artlllerie, Trafalgar, Call Boy, and Neith being next. At the six furlong" post Flavinius was leading Flaxen by two lengths. Golden Slipper and Trafalgar being well up. Trafalgar, Black Prince, and Footpad showed the way into the straight where Ungarie and Didus put In their claims. Despite a great rnn by Ungarie at the half-distance, Trafalgar struggled home a winner by half a length, three lengths separating the second and third horses. Time, 3.29 J. THE FIRST STE-EPLECHASE. of 300SOVS. About two miles and u-half. •Savern. 10.8 \ Kuala Lumpur, 12.4 2 Postboy, 10.0 3 Eight started. Savern and Kuala Lumpur negotiated the last fence almost on terms, and in a grpat race home Savern won by half a length. Only four horses finished. Time, 5.45. ONKAPARINGA MEETING. (Received 0.30 a.m.) . (By Cable.—Press Association.—Copyright.) ADELAIDE, this day. | At the Onkaparinga meeting the chief events resulted:—
Onkaparinga Cnp.—Willywally 1. Sedan 2, Metal Queeu 3. Ten starters. Sedan led to ncarlng the turn, when Willywally went io the front, and won by a length. Time. 2.23 4-5.
Great Eastern Steeplechase.—Workmaster. 11.11. 1: Reindeer, 11 J, 2; Seymour, 12.8, 3. Reindeer aud Workmaster went to the front early in the race. Reindeer holding a slight advantage. Reindeer crossed the last fence clear of Workmaster and Seymour, but In a great race home Workmaster won by three-quarters of a length, Seymour two leugths away. Time, 6.58.
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