Positano’s downfall in the principal event at Randwick was inglorious. He was ridden in the ruck to the turn, but failed to make his chance when it offered, and was never dangerous. Mr S. Hordern’s triplewin—Vivian in the Shorts, Nor’-East in the Spring Maiden, and Rhymer in the New Stakes—was popular. Alaska, who had to put up a 101b penalty for his win in Saturday’s Hurdle Race, just managed to wear down Fairyhouao in the run home in the First Steeplechase, and Insulator won the Squatters’ Handicap, for which there were fourteen starters, in 2miu 10;jsec. The following is a detailed account of the HANDICAP, a sweepstakes of sovs, with 1,500 sovs added. Second horse 200 sovs, and the third horse 100 sovs from the prize. One mile aud a-half. Mr Kelso’s b hj Survivor, by Locbiel— Mehssa, 4 yrs. 8.8 (D. Cook! 1 Holbrook, 6.11 ... ... . (Harper) 2 Mr W. Bailey’s eh c Coil, 4 yrs, 9.1 (Delaney) 3 The non-starters were: Hopscotch, Feu de Joie, Moana, Insulator, and Clarion.
Betting : 9 to 4 against Positano, 12 to 1 Amberite, 14 to 1 Coil, Old Clo’, and Aurea, 20 to 1 Prince Carbine and Semiramis, 25 to 1 Survivor and Woodford, any price the others.
From a, splendid machine start Kallatina had a slight advantage, but Delaware shot to the front on reaching Oxenham’s, closely followed by Amberite and Semiramis, and tho field bunched behind them. There was no change along the back stretch, excepting that Delaware continued to increase his advantage, and he led into the straight by four lengths. Positano had never been able to get clear of the ruck, but came on the outside on rounding the turn into the straight—soon, however, falling back. At the St. Leger stand Holbrook and Semiramis on the rails took charge ; but Survivor, from the centre, followed by Coil, who made a late run, went in pursuit, overhauling the leaders, and won by a length and a-half, a length between second and third. Lady Trenville last. Time, 2min 35sec, which
beats the Australian mile and a-half record by half a second. THE CONTROL OF CYCLING, At a meeting of the Christchurch Cycling Club last night it was decided to vote against the proposed amalgamation of the League of Wheelmen and the Alliance. It was resolved that it be a recommendation to
the League, in the event of the amalgamation not being carried, that that body should approach the amateur clubs of the colony, expressing its willingness to take immediate steps cater for amateur sport according to a strict amateur definition. Under this proposal the League would govern both classes of sport, guaranteeing that pure amateurism would be carried out in a proper manner. It was stated that a-large number of alliance clubs were greatly dissatisfied with the manner in which amateurism is at present carried out, and the members thought the League should take it in hand. A SCULLING MATCH. - Thomas Sullivan, the ex-New Zealand sculler, defeated S. A. Emmett, of leleworth, over the Thames championship course. Sullivan led throughout aud won by 100 yards. Time, 22min 35sec.
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SPORTING INTELLIGENCE., Evening Star, Issue 10420, 15 September 1897
SPORTING INTELLIGENCE. Evening Star, Issue 10420, 15 September 1897
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