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[By Eleotbio Telegraph.—Copyright.] [Per Press Association.]

MELBOURNE, October 12. For the opening day of the V.A.T.C. spring meeting beautiful weather was experienced, and it is estimated that 12,000 people were present, The racing throughout was moat exciting, the success of the Kirkham stable being something phenomenal. Hales carried the blue-and-white colors first past the post on three occasions, and on coming back to scale he was received with a great ovation, especially after winning the Guineas on Rudolph. Dunkeld ran a great colt in the Caulfield Stakes, and competent judges express the opinion that he must beat Bravo, the favorite for the Caulfield Cup. By her victory in the Hurdle Race Mr Tozer's Lottie scored her third successive win at the illegitimate game, and it is now said that she leaves the track for the paddock. Mr S. Miller's Roanda had all the best of the Hurdle Race, but fell at the last obstacle, and her jockey (Holman) was so seriously injured that it was found necessary to remove him to the hospital. The following are the results :

CAULFIELD STAKES, of 600sovs; second, lOObovs. One mile and a furlonff. Weight for age. Hon. Mr White's Dreadnought, by Chester—Trafalgar, 3 yrs, 7st Ulb (Haleß) 1 Mr D. S. Wallace's bo Carbine, 4 yrs, 9jfc .. 2 Mr D. O'Brien's bo Dunkeld, 3 yrs, 7at 111b .. 1 Mr W. T. Jones's bhj Bravo, 6 yrs, 9st 31b .. t

Don Giovan, Chicago, Pakeha, Boss, Tradition, Benzon, Silverton, and Scottish Chief also ran. The betting at the post was 6to 4 against Carbine, 5 to 2 Dreadnought, 6 to 1 Dunkeld, Dreadnought won easily by two lengthß. Time, 2min £ sec.

HANDICAP HURDLE RACE, of 250 sovs; second, 40 sovs. Two miles. Mr T. Tozert Lottie, 0 yrs, 12st 21b ..

Mr A. Ferguson's br p Grandcourt, 10st 71b .. 2 Mr J. Gardner's ch g Bonnie Chester, list 121b _ 3

Ten others started. Sluggard was favorite at even money, 4 to 1 against Oculist, 7to 1 Lottie. Won by half a length in 3min 58|sec.

THE GREAT FOAL STAKES, ol 500 eovs. Four furlongs. Hon. Mr White's Victor Hugo, by CheaterKathleen (Hales) 1 Mr S. Miller's b c Deerwood .. ... 2 Harbor Light .. «. .. «, .. 3

The other starters were : Elworthy, Riverina, Gaudy, Allegro, Equality, Miss Albans. Betting at post: 2 to 1 against Victor Hugo, 4 to 1 Riverina, 5 to 1 Allegro and Gaudy. The start was a most wretched one, but could not have affected the result, as Victor Hugo simply romped home. Riverina finished fourth, Allegro fifth. Time, 52|sec.

CAULFIELD GUINEAS, of 600 sovs; second, 100 sovg; third, 60 sovs. Colts, Sat 81b; fillies and geldings, Bst. One mile. Hon. Mr White's Rudolph, by Martini-Henry— Rusk (Halee) 1 Mr Brodrlbb'e b c Prince Consort .. .. 2 Mr S. Brown'sb cCarrington .. .. ..3

Merriment, Adventurous, Copenhagen, and Montalto also started. At the post 7 to 4 was laid on Rudolph, 6 to 1 against anything else. Prince Consort was indulged with the lead for three furlongs, when Copenhagen took up the running, with the favorite lying third. When once fairly between the rails for the run home, the son of Martini-Henry rushed to the front, and Cairington, who had been whipping in, also made a forward move. Although he disposed of Copenhagen he could not get up to the leaders, Rudolph eventually winning by a length, the same distance separating Prince Consort and Carrington. Then followed Merriment, Adventurous, Copenhagen, and Montalto in that order. Time, lmin49ssec. THE AUSTRALIAN HUNTERS' CUP. of 160 sovs: Efoond, 50 sovs ; third, 25 sovs. Two miles and a-brtf. MrG. Hussell's Busaco, 12st51b .. (MrG. Watson) 1 Mr R. Stevenson's bft Tit Willow .. .. 2

Mr M'Pberson'a br g Bangle .. .. ..3 Fourteen horses started. Busaco held pride of position in the betting, 5 to 4 being laid against the brown gelding, 5 to 1 against Cothenston. Won easily by four lengths. Time, smin 17Asec. TOORAK HANDICAP, of 250 sovs: second, CO sovs. One mile. Mr K. Jones's b c Maelstrom, 3 yra, Cat 71b (Jamiceon) 1 Mr J. C. Jerome's b hj Emani, i yrs, Bst 01b (Burton) 2 Mr S. Milloi's b f Iris, 3 yra, 7st 21b .. (Ilolnian) 3 Twelve horses started. Betting: 2to 1 against Fenton, 5 to 1 against Maelstrom. Won by a neck. Time, lmin 46scc.


tßv Klbotbio Telbobaph—-Copybiohi.) [Pee Pbess Association.]

MELBOURNE, October 11 (Reooivcd October 14,1889, at noon.)

The majority of the horses at Caulficld on Saturday were non-triers. Power threw away a chance of winning the Guineas by his bad riding of Carringlon, whom he t'ied to blame for running unkindly. The betting is now 2 to 1 on Dreadnought for the Derby. Dunkeld has gone back to 100 to 5 for the Caul field Cup, but his form on Saturday is hardly to be taken as a fair sample of his capabilities.

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SNORTING INTELLIGENCE., Issue 8037, 14 October 1889

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SNORTING INTELLIGENCE. Issue 8037, 14 October 1889

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