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CAULFIELD CUP, Issue 15627, 19 October 1914
WOS BY VSCI.K SAM. Tho concluding day of the V.A.T.C, Meeting at Caulfield on Saturday was held in cool and fine weather, and in the presence of an enormous attendance. The war and the drought had no effect on ! Ije carnival. The Federal and State Government parties were present. The greatest demonstration remembered greeted the Caulfield Cup winner on returning to scale, tho horse, jockey, and owner being cheered continuously for several minutes. Ettershank,. who rode Uncle Sam, justified tho owner’s selection, notwithstanding the criticism before the race, being cool and showing fine generalship. The horse was last for a mile, but he worked into second place when rounding the turn. Anna Carlovna, who had the greatest number of friends, compounded four furlongs from home, and finished 11th, Following are details of the race: CAULFIELD CUP. of s,ooosovs; 4,000 to the winner, 750 to tho second, and 250 to the third, l^ui, W. Reid’s ch hj Uncle Sam by United States—Molly, 6yxs, 8.7" Ettershank) ... 1 N. Falkiner's hi hj Battler by Royal Fusilier—Lissadrun, 8.8 (Inc. 71b pen.) (Evans) ... 2 W. Dailey’s ch li St. Carwyne hv St. Ahvync—Cnrvvee, 4yrs, 7.1 (Shanahan) 3 Also started : Bon Ton 8.11, Aurifer 8.9, Sir Alwynton 8.9, Anna Carlovna 8.3, First Principle 8.1. Aleconner 8.1, Eubuhis 7.11, Owen Roe 7.7, Greek Fire 7.7, Mintstone 7.5, Maritus 7.3, Hush Money 6.13, Gladwvn 6.15, Mirabilite6.l3, Garlin 6.9, Coat-o’-Mail 6.7.
First Principle led past the judge’s box, followed by Coat-o’-Mail, Garlin, Aurifer, and Mintsiono. At the milo post Coat-o'-Mail, Mintstone, and Garlin kd First Principle, with Aurifer and Uncle Sam last, Mintstone then went to the front, followed by St. Carwyne, Mirabilife, Garlin, Aurifer, Anna Carlovna, and First Principle. St. Carwyne kd round the turn from Uncle Sam, Rathlea, and Garlin,, with Aleconner last. Uncle Sam, who was in the middle of the field, challenged the leader, and finished full of going, winning by two length? and a-half, with one length and a half between second and third. Greek Fire was fourth. Time, 2min 34|see. Uncle Sam (7.6) won the Caulfield Cup in 1912, with Lady Medallist (9.3) second and Royal Scotch' (7.9) third.
Saturday's race marked the 34th contest for the preaper handicap of the Victoria Amateur Tuff Club. Of recent years horses from this side of the Tasman Sea have played a prominent part in the decision of the race, Lady Medallist being successful in 1911, while Aborigine deadheated in ISO 9 ; and in the previous year Mr Dam O’Brien’s Maranui was returned the winner. Last year Anna Carlovna, who had a few months previously been purchased by Mr Connolly from" Mr Hugo Friodlander, was backed dawn to a very short price, but had to strike her colors to Aurifer, who was conceding 7!b to Scult’s daughter. Rathlea, runner-up to this year’s winner, was New Zealand-bred,
CAULFIELD CUP, Issue 15627, 19 October 1914
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