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SPORTING INTELLIGENCE., Issue 8057, 6 November 1889
At a meeting of the Committee of the Duncdin Cycling Club, held last evening, the programme for the race meeting, to be held at the Carisbrook Ground on December 21, was arranged as follows:—One-mile Maiden Roadster Bicycle Race (scr), 220 Yards Flut Race Handicap, Two-mile Safety Bicycle Race Handicap, Half-mile Flat Race Handicap, One-mile Bicycle Race Handicap (open), 440 Yards Flat Race Handicap, Three-mile Roadster Bicycle Handicap, Onemile Flat Race Handicap, Five-mile Roadster Bicycle Handicap. As these races will be held on the new cycling and running track now in course of formation on the Carisbrook Ground, and which it is expected will be the best track in New Zealand, large entries are expected for the different events.
Carbine by his performance in the Melbourne Cup has proved himself the greatest horse in Australia over two miles. The time for this great race during the past few years has been : ISB3, Martini-Henry, 3.30.V; 1884, Malua, 3.315; 1885, Sheet Anchor, 3.29 A ; 1886, Arsenal, 3.31; 1887, Dunlop, 3.28 A; 1888, Mentor, 3.301J; 1889, Bravo, 3.32 A." It transpires that Alexander Webster, who died on the brigantine Oamaru from lockjaw, brought on by injuries at Long Island, was a member of the Native football team, for which he played forward. He web well known in football circles in Auckland, having been a member of the North Shore Football Club. He was a native of Hokianga. A most successful "tip" as regards the Melbourne Cup was supplied yesterday by "Spectator" in the 'Press,' who foretold the result thus:—Mclos 1, Bravo 2, Carbine 3. In our issue of the 21st ult. concerning the first day's racing at the C. J.C. meeting, wo wrote :—" If we were to presume to offer a ' tip' at this early stage, it would bo Tirailleur for the Cup and Cynisca for the Derby, with Scots Grey as ' cock-boat.'"
CANTERBURY METROPOLITAN MEETING. Second Day.--Wednesday. [From Our Own Reporter.] RICCARTON, November 6. A few drops of rain fell in the forenoon, but it was not felt on the course, which is like the road. The attendance is very fur short of that of yesterday. All totalisators are worked together, but the public within the enclosure arc at a loss to know how backing the horscn really Blands, because investors of livers and upwards register in a separate compartment, and the numbers there recorded aro not added to the main totals till after the race has begun. This is considered very unsatisfactory. The Governor arrived on the course shortly after the first race. The ball opened with the Hurdles, for which Ahua was served up a warm favorite. From the manner in which the race was run there is little doubt that Securus was intended to win, and while he was in a prominent position Ahua lay back last so much, indeed, that many thought he could never make up the lost ground. Turning the corner for home it became apparent that Securus was out of it. Ahua then came like a shot out of a gun, and, passing the field as if they were standing still, sailed homo an easy winner by a couple of lengths. For the Criterion Stakes Rosebud was at once installed favorite, and, getting away well, never left the issue in doubt, winning in a common canter. For the Derby Scots Grey on yesterday's running was voted really "good goods," and people tumbled over each other in their anxiety to get on to him in the machines, the books, of course, being closed against him. Peerswick, with Derrett up, had many supporters, but Rcnata was almost equally fancied, many believing him to be equal to the Cup winner, but forgetful that he was unlikely to be running against the representative of Yaldhurst. His journey will probably be to the South at the end of the month. The race requires little description. There was some delay owing to the fractiousness of Cynisca, but when the flsg fell the favorite and Renata started off in the lead, which they kept for half» mile,
When vVhito steadied his mount, Alsace then rushing to the front. The filly maintained her advantage till tho kennels were reached, when Scots Grey again went to the front, and, though Matthews rode Cynisca determinedly, she could never get within "cooey" of the grey> who won full of running by fully four lengths. After Cynisca came Pecrswick, nearly two lengths off. The surprise of the race waa the gamo running of Cynisca, who was not at all fancied, the stable expecting Alsace to make a better show. Rcnata was a wretched last. Time, 2min 42sec. Tho Governor decorated the winner with tho blue riband on the lawn, amidst enthusiastic cheering. ISECOND HURDLE RACE, of 100 sovs. About one cuilo and .vhulf. Mr Ruthcilord's Ahua, 12st 21b .. (Klnirbani) 1 Mr Sbccimn's Sankey, Ort .. .. Muxtable) 2 Meestß Hobbs Bros.' Colleirc Hoy, flat (M'Donald) I
Secretary (9.9), Satan (9.3), Securus (9.3), Waipapa (9), Royalty (9), and Cathedral (9) also ran. College Boy, Sankey, Securus, and Secretary ran in that order for a mile, with Ahua a hundred yards away last. Half ajmile from home Ahua began to creep up, waa third over the last jump, and won easily by a length and a-half from Sankey, with College Boy at the latter's quarters, tho rest pulling up. Time, 3min 3sec. Dividend, LI 19s. CRITERION STAKES, a handicap sweopstakes of 2 sovs each, with 100 sovs added ; second horse to receive 15 sovs out of tho stake. One mile. Mr T. Stewart's Rosebud, 7st 41b .. (T. H. Brown) 1 Mr 11. Lambert's Sir Julius, 6st 71b .. (O'Keefe) 2 Mr S. Alexander's Invertigator, 6st 71b ..(Castien) 3
Repose (7.5), Cyclone (7.0), and Von Tempsky (6.12) also started. Rosebud jumped away iu front of Repose, Sir Julius, and Cyclone. Roßebud led into the straight, with Sir Julius still second, and, the mare going on, won in a canter by three lengths. Sir Julius beat Investigator after a good race for second place by half a length, Repose clos9 up. Time, lmin 43|sec. Dividend, L 3 10a.
DERBY STAKES, a 6\vccpatakcs of 25 bovb each, with 500 added ; second horse to receive 100 sovs, and third 50 sovs out of the stake. One mile
and a-half. Mr O. G. Stead's gr c Scots Grey, by MusketMaid of Athol, Bst 101b ..(White) 1 Messrs Clifford and Hunter's blk I Cynisca, by Aprcmont—Nautilus, Bst 51b .. (Matthews) 2 Mr W. C. Webb's ch g Tcerswick, by Bundcora— Wave. Bst 71b (I)erwtt) 3 Mr S. H. Gollan'a be Renata, by Albany—No
Name. Bst 101b Mr G. H Clifford's b I Alsace, by Apremont— Maria Theresa, Bat 61b .. -
Soots Grey, Renata, and Peerswick showed in front from a fair start, with Alsace last. At Cutts's Ahace lee 1 Renata, and Scots Grey, Cynisca, and Peerswick in that order. At Ford's Cynisca was last, but she came again, and Scots Grey led into the straight, and won easily by four lengths from Cynica, who ran a game, good marc. Peerswick was a length and a half away, followed by Alsace. Renata, who was eased up, was a bad last. Time, 2min 42sec. Dividend, LI 10s. JUVENILE STAKES, of 200 aovs. For two andthrcc-year-olds. Two-year-olds, 7at 71b; three-year-olds, Dst; fillies allowed 51b, geldings 31b. The winner of tho Derby or Welcome Stakes to carry 71b extra ; of any race (including handicaps), since August 1,1839, of the value of 100 aovs, 3lb ; 200 sovs, 51b; 300 aovs, 71b extra. Maiden three-year-olds havinn started once, allowed 51b ; twice, 71b; three or inoro times, 101b. Fi/c furlong. Mr G. O. Stead's b t ttosc Argent, by Muaket— Rosette, 3 yrs .. -. •• ■• 1 Mr IJ. Horsford's b f Musk Door, by MuskctSweat 0 ccly, 3 vrs .. .. .. •• " Mr Atkinson's hr o Ben Trovato, by Aprcniont— Flattery, 2 yrs .. .. .. • • 3 THE V.R.C. MEETING. [By Elkctbio Telegkai-h—Copyuiojit.] (I"kii Press Association.]
MELBOURNE, Novkmbku (5, (Received November 6, 188 D, al 12.30 p.m.)
Notwithstanding his great race yesterday, Carbine was as sound as a bell on the track this morning. Great interest is being taken in the next meeting between him and Abcrcorn in the Canterbury t J late, the weight for age race which will be run at Flemington on Saturday. Hickenbotham, his trainer, feels confident that Carbine will put down the doughty son of Chester. The time for the Melbourne Cup yesterday was 3min 32-isce.
SPORTING INTELLIGENCE., Issue 8057, 6 November 1889
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