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LONDON, October 1. The trial of Gray’s Australian starting machine took place at the Newmarket races yesterday in the presence of the Prince of Wales, Lord Rosebery, Lord Durham, Lord Stanley, Mr J. Lowther, and many other prominent sporting men; 'the apparatus was used to start a field for which there were nine runners. The machine was regarded with great curiosity by the horses; which became greatly excited and huddled themselves together, some being half turned .round when the signal was given to start. Though the trial could not be regarded as entirely satisfactory, those present expressed themselves in favor of the- machine. The ‘ Sportsman ’ feels confident that the apparatus will be adopted on English racecourses.

Results of the ooncluihg races at Geraldine yesterday • Welter Handicap, Crescent, £3 la; Bel field Handicap, Dodger, £3 4s. At the Newmarket October meeting the Jockey Club Stakes resulted as follows: Mr Hamar Bass’s Love Wisely 1, Lord Rosebery’s Velasquez 2, Lord Rosebery’s Chelandry 3. For the Set ton Steeplechase, to be run at tho Liverpool November meeting, the Australian steeplechaser Daimio has been allotted 12.3. Hawke’s Bay acceptances;—

*■ October Handicap- One mile. and a distance. —Acone 8.13, The Shrew 8.11, Artist 8.7, ffomnom 8.1, Defiance 8.0, Boreas 8.0, New Forest 7.13, Martyrdom 7.10, Douglas 7.10, Tire 7.8, Aphony 7.5, Missfire 7.4. Man-o’AVar 7.4, Vidette 7.2, Occur de Lion 6.10. ConiNTiiiAN Stakes. One mile and a-quarter, —Tally-ho 11.9, Popgun 115, Leoutine 11.2, Rainbow 11.2. Brennan 11.2, Te Ngaehe 10.10, Hippogrif -10,10, Troubadour 10,8, Heavenly Twin 10.6, Billy 10.6, Garrison 10.0, Harmony 10.0, Pistol 10.0, Grip 10.0, Hikoimai 10.0.

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SPORTING INTELLIGENCE, Issue 10435, 2 October 1897, Supplement

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SPORTING INTELLIGENCE Issue 10435, 2 October 1897, Supplement

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