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Not generally known that "K. S. M'Lcod, ' the owner of Kingsburgh (Melbourne Cup winner) and H'oorak, is a member ot the Victorian Racing Club's committee.

Despite the war, the Uoiieaster yearling saies, were this year held as usual. There. was a marked 101 l in juices, but the product* of the loading .stables sold well, lop price, 5,-lOOgs, was paid for a colt by William the Third ironi Veneration 11. During the. four days 219 yearlings were soid tor 54,?31g5, or an average oi 249g5. Toe. average last vear wa> 64'Jgs ; m I'ji2, 'l'JSgs; in 1311, Ao7gs. Sir Artcgai, a. New Xealander. won a .small race last month in New South Wales. Syivalic got home first, but was disqualified for niUTieiviiee. Two time records for the Mi.onee Valley course were established on 24th October—i'raqnottc and Plan's lmin 40.-:ce for the PtKenix llaudiiao mil", and liladwyn'.s 2min 6sec iur the mile ami a-qitarter ot the Cup.

Owing to the death of Mr E. .J. Watt'.-, s'ster {Mrs Frank Baden-Poweli.l in London, Mountain Knii.'tu and Moonbria will iiie in the name alio colors- ot Sir Wii.'iani Cooper, ami Tattctley in the name and colors of John Wliilworlh dm trainer'. Wiumiciu bar been least d to Wadhani (his trainer,'. The Melbourne Cup was rirst run Li 1861. and Mr E. He MesUc the owner oi the winner, is alive and well, aithougii rarely sen on a racecour.-i.-. The ' Am--trala.-iau ' adds that- .Joseph Cartel, vho rode l'iateatcher in i£u?. i- in the ernph.y of the V.R.0.. .iiid ;.- ii.;!,- and benny. Itt t!ie Itts'oiy t.r the Vic: iria Derby, mites; "Tvuinga." rf/.n- have been u, good many ycc.i.s in which lb. has. 'oecll looked t'oiward to a- an hiK'Ui-tieg mat hj bitween two clacks, the one repie-culing New South Wait-.- the othc Victoria. In loft it --a- t :c,;.i am! l-'itst Kii;.;

but for .-or:." da\:. i,<-f'.ie tiie lar" ;t was kiioui: (ha; ]-ji.-: K i My. the. >"i. -tori.* :i ciiampioii. v. onld not be lit Lo e/ivc Ids best runniag. Chester easily won JJf-rhy, hut in the Champion Stakes and M. Lcyer First King turned th" tables. There ea.n liavo been little between the.-t' (wo, as Derby c-olis. Afk*r beating him in ci.e Si. 1-egcr, First King was decisively beaten when trying to concede Chester 7!u iii the Town Plate. Looking hack to 1800. ;t .seems sliaiaje r.r*w that Progress should have .-.ta.'-ted a slightly better favorite for the Derby tlian (Jiand Flamnji. T.'p to that time however, '.he jiair had never mei. and both aides were very confident. Grand Flaneur had only won three of hi.-, nine races, and on two occasions, the iinish had been close. Mr W. A. Lone; s cat won the Deroy. but In did not look to have much to spare, and excuses were made for Progress. There was some rain during the. day. and it was said thai the wet reins had siippod through the jockey's, hands and caused Progrrsr; to get out ot hand for a. lew strides, hut the pair met five times afterwards, ;ind thi result, wa? Grand Flaneur first, Progress second, until Fla-neucK final appearance, and then Sweetmeat deprived the St. Albans colt of rccond place. When Grand Flaneur retired Progress went, throuph the A.■!.('. Autumn Meeting without defeat. In 1897 the. Derby wa-: a. match between Aiirum' and Ambei'ito ; and in 1908 the only two regarded seriously were. Alawa, and Parsco. Two years ajro the ra--e wa.- set. down. a,s. a match hot-seen \\'iln«;i .hkl (,'idcr. wtio tinisited first and srerind.

Soim particulars of the f-i"' for the PonraMev m. Lrger, tua on ilr.h September, are taken f.'om the '.Sportsman': It, rained on and off all the morning, and tr,v coming down heavily about 1 o'clock. Happily it. '-leaied up soon after the racing began, and the rest of the afternoon was hue. The. field of 18 is the largest that, has taken part in a. St. Lcger since. Hnwthovnden mid 13 behind him in 1870. filorviiia and Kennymnre wore hood and blinkers. ! iie latter, who wound up a. linn favorite, gave little trouble at the port, but he had a man at his he-nd, who never left him until the signal was given. Kennymoje was clearly the best away. Tin had an absolutely clear course a!! through, and was simply beaten because, he was not nearly good enough. One oj the curious features of the race was that his stab!-.; companion. Gressinghu-ni, against whom 100 to 1 could be had /or the. asking, finished third, but this was possibly to be accounted for by the fact that Black Jester came out with tho race in hand quite three furlongs from the finish, and that n good many of tho others cea.-ed to persevere. The time, (3min 2r.«ee'| was tho fastest on record, llapsburg rati just fairly well, but the disappointment of the race was Peicr the. Hermit, who showed very prominently until reaching the straight, and then, just when his supposed stamina was expected to tell, dropped right out of it. Tt is possible that something happened to him, but this could not he ascertained. Brakespe-ar jarred himself in a gallop about 10 days ago, and has never been right since.

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SPORTING, Issue 15643, 6 November 1914

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SPORTING Issue 15643, 6 November 1914

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