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V.R.C. SPRING CARNIVAL

CAR LIT A WINS THE DERBY. THE FAVORITES UNPLACED. RED SIGNAL TAKES THE MARIBYRNONG. The anticipation that, despite the war, the 1914 Cup Meeting would be as attractive as ever was borne out on the opening day on Saturday. Despite a light but continuous rain all the stands were packed. The Federal and State Government parties, ) accompanied by the Government parties , from Sydney and Adelaide, were present. Until Saturday the Flemington tracks were | the hardest ever known, and it was feared j that, horses would break down as well as records. The application of w-ater proved too much in view of the rain, and the going was heavy. The Derby was ex- | pected to prove a match between Woorak and Mountain Knight, but both failed dismally. Another interesting phase was the race between the two Oaks candidates. It is considered that, in view of the heavygoing, Traquette hung too closely to Woorak, and that she may therefore turn the tables on Carlita on Thursday. The surprise of the race was the running of Gira and Indiscretion. The latter ran six lengths behind the field for three-quarters of a mile, and entered the straight on terms with Woorak. The Melbourne Stakes provided a splendid race, and the winner put up a fine performance, which strengthens his Cup claims. Red Signal’s t win in the Maribyrnong Plate was duo to | M’Lauchlan’s clever riding. He finished , the last two furlongs under the whip. The [ last race was run in heavy driving rain. Results;-^ Maiden Plate, SOOsovs. W.f.a. Im. J. Wilson’s b m Hush Money by Bobadil —Remain, 4yrs, 8.9, 1; Wallachia (7.8) 2, Regality (8.6) 3. Seventeen started. Hush Money led throughout, and won by three lengths. Time, fmin 43sec. MARIBYRNONG PLATE, a sweepstakes of 25sovs, with 2,ooosovs; second 500, and third 250sovs. For two-year-olds. Colts 8.10, geldings 8.7, fillies 8.5, with penalties. sf. N. Falkiner’s ft c Red Signal by Linacre—Red Flag 1 A.' Knox’s ch c Three Star by Maltster—Astron ... ... ... 2 J. Widdis and J. Mills’s hr c Nicanor by Malster —Mameloch 3 Also started: Celosia, Duverney, Colonel Light, Pretty Bobby, Rosanna, Two, Dona-da-Gama, Duadon, Shandon Bells, Colman, Light Night filly, Ahundana filly. Linacro filly, Starland, Barleycorn, Mogul, Chantry.* Cettinge. Duverney was first off, and when the field settled down, took command, followed by Red Signal, Nicanor, Cettinge, and Dona-da-Gama. Red, Signal and Dona-da-Gama next appeared in front of a stretched-out field, in which Duverney, Rosanna, Red Signal, and Cettinge were all prominent. Red Signal led inside the distance, and, stalling off a vigorous challenge by Three Star, won by a head, with the third horse four lengths away. Time, linin' 2sec. Hothain Handicap, SOOsovs. llrn.—Sir 1 Rupert Clarke’s ch li Undo Matt jjy. .Cur-

tain Lecture—Sweet Nell, syr? (6.13), 1; Gladwyn (8.2) 2, Allingamite (6.13) 5. Ten others. Uncle Matt led throughout, and won by three lengths ; third horse a head away. Time, 2min 57isec. VICTORIA DERBY, a sweepstake of oOsovs, with s,ooosovs added; second SOOsovs, and third SOOsovs. For threo-ycar-olds. Colts 8.10, geldings 8.10, fillies 8.5. Ijin. Messrs P. Roger and J. Rivers’s b or hr f Carlita by Charlemagne ll.—Couronne (Lewis) 1 A. J. Staughton’s clt c Aristaeus by Nuemon—Oracular (Fisher) 2 A. Foley’s b c Gim by Antonio—Virtue (Foley) 5 Also started : Blague, Naxbery, Beaverstock, Burrabadeen, Fidelio, Traquette, Newberry, Mountain Knight, Indiscretion, Woorak. [ Woorak, Blague, Giru, Aristaeus, Moun- | tain Knight, and Traquette were the first j to be prominent. Woorak increased his j lead to three lengths, and Traquette moved . into second place, followed by Mountain , Knight, Carlita, and Giru. At the haS- I mile post the order was Woorak, Tra- j quette, Mountain Knight, Giru. Carlita then ran up to Woorak, and both rounded . the turn together, followed by Traquette, j Giru, Aristaeus, and Mountain Knight. Carlita drew away easily. At the half dis- j tanne Aristaeus was coming up very fast, 1 but Carlita hold her own easily, and won | by a length and a-half, with three-quarters j of a length between second and third, j Traquette finished fourth, Woorak and j Indiscretion fifth, and Mountain Knight a j long way back. Time, 2min 3?isec. | [The time record for the race is Alawa’s 2min 35£ sec, in 1908. Welawa took 2min 39isec last year.] MELBOURNE STAKES, of I,SOOsovs. j W.f.a. l|m. i W. Dailey’s ch hj St. Carwyne by St. ! Alwyne—Carwell, 4yrs, 9.0 1 Messrs Baillieu’s Aleconner by Maltster—La France, syrs, 9.4 ...* 2 H. Power’s ch g Philio by Andria— __ | Phyllis, 6yrs, 9.1 3 Also started: Lilyveil 9.4, Wassail 9.4, Aurifer 9.4,,Rath1ea'9.4, Cagou 9.4, Sylvanmore 9.1, Eltbam 9.1, Sir Alwynton 9.1, Posinatns 9.1, Lochana 8.15, 6t. Spasa 8.11. After three furlongs had been covered Philio led, followed by Posinatus, Lochano, Sylvanmore, Lilyviel, Aurifer, St Spasa, and St. Carwyne. Philio increased the lead to three lengths round the turn, with Posinatns and Sir Alwynton next. St. Carwyne took the lead at the distance, Aleconner also coming through and challenging at the half distance. St. Carwyne maintained his position, and won by a neck, with three-n”ar-ters of a length between second and third. Time, 2min ?isec. Coburg Stakes, of SOOsovs. lm.—F. C Davis’s cnhDe Gama by Vasoo—Tea Cup. 4yrs (8.3), 1; Tadanga (8.13) 2, First Principle (9.2) 3. Twenty-one horses started. Ostressa and Silver Lad made the running. De Gama led- into the straight and won by a head, with the third horse a length and a-half away. Time, Imin 42$ sec. Carlita. winner oi the Derby, was bred at Eklejrslie, North Otago. Another Now Zealander _Lo score was Do Gama. 1

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V.R.C. SPRING CARNIVAL, Evening Star, Issue 15639, 2 November 1914

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