OTAGO HUNT CLUB RACES,
The races were brought to a conclusion in fair time yesterday. The day’s sport was of a very interesting character, and was marred only by the unfortunate accident to Mr F. Smith in the first race. Messrs Mason and Roberts put L 3.178 through the totalisators, and some capital dividends were paid out. During the afternoon a young man named Alexander Campbell lodged a complaint with the stewards that two bookmakers, named Samuel Asher and W. A. Wood, had (in the shilling enclosure) laid him totalisator odds to half a crown on Pirate in the Trotting Race, but refused to pay him at the rate of 120 18s, which was the dividend on Pirate’s win. Asher asserted that he was not laying “totalisator odds,” but an inspection of the ticket given to Campbell—which bore the words “AH wagers limited to Llo”—satisfied the stewards that “ totalisator odds ” had been laid, and they revived—“ That the bookmakers S. Asher and W. A. Wood be disqualified under rule 23 daring the pleasure of the club, and are hereby warned off the course accordingly.” Several of the stewards were of opinion tjiat Campbell also should be warned off, he being as blamable as the others, fmt after discussion it was considered that he would be sufficiently punished by the stewards refusing to interfere in the dispute as to the wager. In future, however, backers at “ totalisator odds ” will be treated in the same way as layers. The following concludes our report of the racing PONY HANDICAP, of 15 sots : second 2 sots, third 1 sot from the stakes. Five furlongs. Messrs M. and J. Al an’s hr m Jiks, 3 yrs, 6st 51b (FI. Allan) I Mr J. Crossan’a hr g Johnny. 0 yrs, 9at 121b (Allan) t Mr, D. Price’s g m Merry Queen, 4 yrs, 7st filn " 8 , (T, Buddicombe) 3 Mr D. M'Cnrdy’s blk g Stable Jacket, aged. 10st 101b .. .. •• •• (J. Poole) o Mr B. Cirnall’s b m Chance It, 0 yrs, flat • ‘ 1 (Chapman) 0 Mr T>. Price’s g g Merry Boy, 4 yre, MrJ M'Kewan’a ch f Pinafore, 4 yrs, Set (Sharp) 0 Mr L. Rutledge’s r m Linda, 4 yrs, 0 Mr n W Henshall’s b m Emily, aged, 7st Iplb Mr (W. Buddicombe) 0 Mr T. George’s br m Lady Jane, # Mr J. Christie’s bo Typhoon, 3 q Mr L.Blessel’srg The Whippet. 6 yrs. 6st (King) 0
Betting: 2tol on the field. A capital race ; won by a length. Time, Imin 13Jsec. Of L 461 in the totahsators, L 25 was on the winner. Dividends: Inaide, 14613 a ; outside, Ll7 14s 6d.
Second Day.—Saturday. Tire weather to-day was again fine and the attendance good, The were the results up to the time of our going to press:— HURDLE HANDICAP, of (i!i sovs ; second horse B sovs from the stakes. About one mile and a Mr cli v. Secretary, aged, 9st . .(Walla) I Ur If. L. Johnson's hll; g Tenakoe, aged, Sat 71b (Chapman) 1 Ui H. J. Sinerdon’s b g Maxwelton, uged. Bst 121b (Loughlm) 3 Ur 0. Smith's hr g Garibaldi, aged, list bib (Owner) 0 Mr R. Wilson's ch e Trapper, aged, 10st (J. Cotton) 0 Ur H. Gourlaj’s (juu.) b g Givis, aged, 9it 91b (Bowie) 0 Mr E. Wilson’s hr g Crossbow, aged, Sst 101b (Brown) 0 Messrs M. and C. Hobbs’s g g College Boy, aged, Sic 101b .. (Cochrane) 0 Betting : 5 to 2 against Civis, 4 to 1 College Boy, 6 to I bar two. Trapper and Crossbow went away from the jump and led forever half a mile, when, however, Crossbow ran off, and Trapper followed suit at the very next hurdle. Secretary was then left in the lead, with Tenakoe at his girths, and the pair racing clean away from the rest of the field had a rare finish, Secretary, however, winning by half a length with a little bit in hand. Maxwelton was third. Time, 3min 2Jsec, Dividends : Jnsxde, L2S 5s (id ; outside, L 28165.
TELEGRAPH HANDICAP, of 65 sovs; second horse 6 sots from the stakes. One mile and a distance, Mr C. Turnbull’s ch b Wolverine, 4 yrs, Sst 121b (Sharp) 1 Mr J. Stephenson’s b hj Occident, 4 yrs, Sst 51b (Chapman) 2 Hon. Q. M'Lean’s br hj St. James, 4 yts, Sst (\V. Buddicombe) 3 Mr H. Goodman’s oh m Apies Moi, 4 yrs, 7st 101b (T. Buddicombe) 0 Hr A. Anderson’s bhj Dispute, 4 yrs, 6st (Lardner) 0
Betting: 3to 2 against Wolverine, sto 2 any other.
Prom a capital start Aprcs Moi, Wolverine, and Occident showed the way past the stand, and the mare led for six furlongs, when Wolverine and St. James ran past her, only to be joined by Occident in the run home, a good race ending in a length victory for Wolverine from Occident, with St. James a good third. Time, 2min 5,-jsec, Dividends: Inside, L2 4s 6d; outside, L2 2s.
HUNT CLUB HANDICAP, of 90 sovs; second horse 10 sovs, third 6 sovs from the stakes. For qualified hunters and amateur riders only. About two miles and vhalf. Mr Q. B. Woodman’s g R Mexico, aged, list 71b (virMutray-Aynsley) 1 Mr W. Rochford’s blk g Erebus, aged, list (Mr H. L. Smith) 2 Mr E. T. Rhodes ns b g Tramp, aged, list 31b (Mr A. Q. Cox) 3 Mr J. Poole’s blk g Waltangi, aged, 12at 71b (Mr H. Gourley, juu.) 0 Mr H. J. Smerdon’s b g Maxwelton, aged, list (Owner) 0 Mr E. T. Rhodes’s s e All Fours, aged, 10et 7U) (Mr J. Christie) 0 Mr 0. Merewether'a b g Lewis, 0 yrs, 10s( fill) (Mr Bradbury) 0 Mr H. L. Christie’s b g Magnet, aged, 10st (Owner) 0
Lewis and Magnet cut out the running, but the latter fell at the first jump, while at the second log fence of the stand double Maxwelton and Waitangi ran round, and lost all show. Lewis maintained his lead for a mile and three-quarters, withErebnsgoing on second, Mexico third, and Tramp also close np. In the last half-mile Mexico went to the front, and, Lewis running round the last obstacle but one, came in an easy winner from Erebus, who beat Tramp for second money by only a nose. Time, smin Dividends ; Inside, LG ; outside, L 6 7s. The three horses named were placed by the judge as they finished, but it appears that Erebus and Tramp had run round different jumps, and the fourth and fifth horses to finish—namely, Lewis and Waitangi—were therefore placed respectively second and third. TROTTING HANDICAP, of 35 sovs; second horse 8 sovs, third horse 2 sovs from the stakes. Two
miles, Mr J. C’rosaan’s b % Informer, aved. 40£ co (W Crossan) 1 Mr J. .Itff’sb g Pirate, awl, 17sen .. (J. Tiggartf 2 Mr .1. Black’s g g Silver Beil, aged, 2Ssco ~ 8
All started. Won by twenty lengths. Dividends: Inside, L 9 2s Cd ; outside, L 22 6s. WELTER HANDICAP, of 45 sot* ; second horse 5 sovs from the stales Winner of Telegraph Handicap 10U> extra. One mile. Mr T. Tvromey’s g g Little Shamrock, S yrs, list 71b 1 Ho a. O. M'Leaa’s b c Don Pedro, 8 yis, 9st .. 2 Mr P. OudaUie’s ch hj Mon Loop, 0 yts, 9st 7\b ~ 3 Messrs M. and C. Hobbs’s bg Quibble, aged, lOst 21b .. .. _ 0 Mr B. Kildare’s b g Ixion, lOat .. .. .. 0
Charles Stephenson, who recently defeated Joseph Kemp on the Parramatta River, has challenged W. Hearn for L2OO a-side and the sculling championship of New Zealand, the race to take place on any fair course agreed upon. Hearn, who holds the New Zealand championship, is willing to accept the challenge, and is consulting his backers. The Hon. VV. Robinson’s horses, including Chain Shot, Exchange, and Merrie England, will be sold in a fortnight. A private letter received at Wellington, under date Melbourne 5, says:—“ If Carbine progresses the same way as he is doing at present you need not look ary further for the winner of the Melbourne Cup, with all his 10st. Chicago is doing well at Sandringham, near Brighton, and I fancy he will annex the Caulfield Cup again this year.” Cardigan and May Queen hare been scratched for the Hawjkesbury Handicap. The latest betting is 3 to 1 agat Lamond s—l Ellordale (J 1 Bustler 1 1 - Touchstone
A Wellington telegram states that at the annual meeting of the Wellington Racing Club last night, the report regretted not having to record more financial success, but congratulated members on the passing of the new rules, which would probably prevent the totalisator being abolished by the Legislature. It recommended the incoming committee to persevere with the scheme for building a new stand. The balance-sheet showed the receipts to bo L 3,497 9a, expenditure L 3,489 12s 6d. All the officers were re-elected.
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SPORTING INTELLIGENCE., Evening Star, Issue 8012, 14 September 1889
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