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RACING AT RICCARTON. DEAD HEAT FOR THE CUP. OUTSIDERS BUNCHED IN THE STEWARD'S’. V DUNEDIN HORSE GETS THE VER DICT. , [From Our Special Correspondents.] CHRISTCHURCH, November 7. 'lhe Cup Carnival opened in the most brilliant sunshine. There was quite an average attendance. The surrounding* looked their beat after the good ram on Fiidav, and Riccarton course was in Hie very best condition. The lawns were bright with many-hued dresses, but there was not such a predominance of linger Mors as in former rears. Speculation was rood, but in the second race a great deal if nionev wao shut out. lh? invcstmen s for the day totalled £44,347. as again* £42,497* on the opening day ot last year s Metropolitan Meeting. Parable was lying nearly Inst mo.-t of the first mile and a-half of the journey in the Spring Hurdles, but in the run home she put in a good gallop and finished sixth. The winner. Corrie, ran right up to the form she showed at the National Meeting, and established a record, heating KilmenVs 3min 42Jsec, established witn 11.5 on the same course last Raster Monday. With 11.13 the honors of the race are with Kihqeny again, who was only a head away from the winner. The .South-land-owned Golden King was always in the fluting line of the Spring Plate, ami .hough be finished sixth he was easily within three length.' of the winner. The Riccarton Welter produced a fine race. My Lawyer was one of the first half-dozen out. hut never looked dangerous, Hyettus at . the finish winning hv a length from Snapdragon, Banian .and Reno, who were almost ( inline. The New Zealand Cup provided a splendid betting race, Warstep being a j dightlv better favorite tinu Sea Pink and ■ Multiplv, five ot the field each carry it-, nver £i,ooo on them, 'the race is easily j described, for the favorite made the run- j ning all the way in a slow-run race, and j was only caught at the grand stand by j Indigo, and she struggled on and made a i dead heat of it. Rongahor©. Dunedin s , solitary representative, ran well for a mile I and ax furlongs, hut never had a say with the finish, though two others more fancied, finished behind him. the judges, decision waft questioned in some quart©' s. many tliinkmg that \Aarr-tep won hy halt a head. The"run of Indigo over the last threo furlongs stamps him as a stayer, with great chances lu the Canterbury Cun. The race was the slowest rim_since 1902. when Halberdier won in 3min 511-sec. the Chokebore Ledge candidate. Battle Eve, though beaten by Nones at Wingutui a month ago, was made a better favorite in the Welcome Stakes, and at the finish won comfortablv. The Apprentices’ Plate only attracted five starters, and is certainly not a suitable race for a Cup Day programme. The Stewards’ provided a very tine race and finish. Prior to the race the owner of Postillion reported Olliver for breaking his engagement to ride Ida horse, and the stewards fined Olliver £2O, and warned him that hut for upsetting another owner’s arrangements at the meeting he would have 'been suspended. The field ian together nearly all the way, and it was difficult to pick *up any particular horse but those showing in front. Chortle had command less than a furlong from home, and Dimeter wrested it from him only to ho beaten in a desperate finish, in which i dozen had chances, hy Obsono, who returned a sensational dividend to his supporters. Bertnula returned more than half of Obsono's “ divvy ” for second place. The bst race gave a field of 24. and a splendid ftcish between iho first four horses. DETAILS OF THE RACING. ) All weighed out in the Spring Hurdles, j ,Bm, but though a flag start, Ngataruanui | refused to leave the mark. 8 Kilmeny 1 1,11.13, Sid Reid) was. first over the initial ] fence, but going past the stand 5 Otatara (9.10) and 1 'Giuuorchy (10.7) led u bunched field round the bend into the back. At the hurdle near the sc veil- 1 my Tong post 6 Fashion Plate (U.O) and 3 Daylight Bill (10.9) ran to the front and led into the straight. At the last fence 2 The Pole (10.9)' fell, and Kilmeny put in a good run and caught the grey gelding at the people’s stand, but 4 Corrie (10.3, M'Saveney) by -Sant llario—Cora Lynn, cam© with a strong challenge, and ■just gof up in time to win by a head. Daylight Bill a length and a-iinlf away. A-‘length further back came Otatara, 7 Beacon, and 10 Parable next. Time, brain 42sec (New Zealand record). Investments, £4,188. Olenroy, Montana, Bimeter, Cumulus, Court Martial, Moulu, Hoy, Husheen. Atheldana, and Martigues were withdrawn from the Spring Plate, Im, special weights with allowances, Ring form being sent out a very hot favorite. From a good start 9 Honesty and 10 Chillies (Francis) showed tho way for four furlongs, when 4 ShaJti took charge, and led into the straight. At the distance post Chillies and 2 Campeador (by Charlemagne II. —Neva. R. Reed), challenged, and took charge, but 5 Don Francisco (A. Bell) got through on the rails, and a great finish resulted in a half-head victory for Campeador, Don Francisco a similar distance away. Then came 6 Somiul, Fhaki, 8 Golden King, and Ringform. Time, Imiu 41 4-ssec. Investments, £5,9311. For the Riccarton Welter, 9f, Slogan iwas withdrawn, ami Birkful was made favorite. From an excellent start 9 Snapdragon (8.3), and 5 Gasoline (8.15) were the first to show out, from 10 My Lawyer (9.13) and 16 Banian (8.13). Tho latter took charge after going half a mile, and then Gasoline run up to him, and the iiair led into the straight. In the run home 2 Hyettus (8.13, Ryan), by Hymettus—Asiatic, came through in the centre of th© field, and won by a bare length; Snapdragon, who came again, just beating Banian for second money. 5 Rene (8.15) was a head away fourth. Then cam© 12 Troon 15.5), 4 Cumulus (3.5), mid 5 Moulu (8.10). Time, Imiu 56 2-sscc. Investments, £4,765. The starters and order of betting for the New Zealand Cup were : 1 Warstep, by Martian—Warstep (7.11. O’Shea), 2 Sea Pink (8.2, Berry), 3 Multiply (7.9, Deely), 4 Kooya (8.9, Bell). 5 La Reina (7.12. •Buchanan), 6 Indigo, by Mystification — Alungistn (6.12. Stowe). 7 Labor Day (7.11, Emerson), 8 Guiding Way (6.9, A. Reed), 9 Kilrnin (9.0, L. Wilson), and 10 Rongahorc (6.7, R. Reed). There was no delay at the post, and when tho rails proper were reached Warstep was two lengths dear of La Reina and Rongahere, with Guiding Way and Multiply last. Turning out of the straight the mar© drew out to a three-lengths advantage, with the same pair at the head of a strung-out field. Warstep kept well away from the field all along the back, hut round th© turn, half a mil© from horne._ La Reina, Eongahero, Sea Pink, and Kooya moved up closer, and her advantage on reaching the straight was not more Thau three lengths. As the ilis-tance-post Rongahore was done with, and Indigo joined tho division running in rear of the favorite. Halfway down Indigo cam© out, and catching the maro at the semaphore, made a dead heat of it. Sea Pink nearly three lengths away third; Guiding Way, two lengths off, was fourth; then came Le Reina, Multiply, Rongahere, Kooya, Kilrain, and Labor Day in that order. Time, smin 30 2-sseo. Inveatalents, £9,5794. Plying Start, Floweret, Amphora, and Hyla were withdrawn from the Welcome Sakes, 4f, and Battle Eve, by Martian— To-morrow (F, E. Jones), was made a slightly better favorite than the coupled pair, Satula and Nones. Sh© got well away, and after a struggle with 3 Desert Gold (Berry) in th© straight drew awav and won comfortably by two lengths, 7 Spangle a similar distance away third. Then came 4 Asterias (who had a 101b pen.), 6' Wishful, and 9 Frey a. Time, 48sec. Investments, £5,2424. On)y Margarita, Medallist, Mummer, Grand Cop, and Lady Alicia started in .the Apprentices’ Plate, Im, and after Lady Alicia, a hot favorite, had led for five* furlongs, 2 Margarita, by Achilles— JUKOgsßfc, took charge, and won easily by

five lengths; Medallist, four lengths away, „hird. Time, Imiu 42Ssec. Investments, £3.880.

All started in, the Stewards’ Handicap, and the order of betting was: 9 Merry Koe (9.1, Buchanan), 7 Postillion (9.0, G. Price), 1 Chortle (8.12, A. Olliver), 18 rown Pearl (8.9, W. Young), 6 Firet Glance (8.3, A. Wormold), 11 Chudic (8.3, it van), 2.. baud' (8.3, Deely), 13 Raupant Tl. Porter). 12 Reval (8.0, M‘Coll), 5 I’uwhbani (7.13, Berry), 15 Martins (7.12, L. Wilson), 16 Obsono, by Obligaclo or tipsy Grand —Ilmara (7.11,* F. K. Jones), 8 Beldam© (7.11. O'Shea), 19 Sir Alofielev (7.10, *W. Price). 10 Blue Lake (7.9, i’ritchard), 21 Berlrada (7.8, Bell). 17 Peg 1 7.7, Campbell), 11 Hymeitius (7.7, H. Voung), 25 Ogier (7.6, Olsen), 3 Bimetor (7.4, Emmerson). 4 Bee (7.3, Watson), 20 Vocation (6.13. Manson), 14 Vanquish (6.9, 1!. Reid). 22 Suratura (6.7, A. E. Walsh), iml 24 Chakwana, (6.7, A. Reed). Hymettius broke away and took no part in the race. When th© field struck th© rails Downham appealed to be just in front of Chortle and Chakwana and Postillion, but in th© straight Chortle took command, and had Merry Roe, First Glance, ana Obsono (on the rails) next him. In the final run Obsono got his nose in front, and vonhy a head; Bertnula a head in front of Martins, who was a neck in front of Dimeter, Satui. Chortle, and Chakwana, wh > finished in front of a bunch. Time, Imiu Msec. Investments, £7,8954 Only Gn-y Echo and Volspeil were scratched for the Lin wood Handicap, 7f, and Court Martial, by Martian—Discipline (7.12, E. Jones), was made a slightly better favorite than Ardent (8.9). Miraculous (7.3) and Husheen (8.4) wore quickest out. ami ,1 <i to the straight, and in the run home Court Martini, followed by Leading Lady (8.1) got up on th© outside, to win hy a neck, Leading Lady a similar, distance in front of Flower of th© Woof. Then cam© St,:l l Ti Melody (8.9(. Ardent, Birkheck (7.3), and Martigues (7.7). Time, lmin 29i;-ec. Investments, £4,767. NOTES BY ‘THE ADMIRAL.” (inly 0r.,-© before has tliore been a. dead heat fur the Nov Zealand Cup. This was in 19CC. when Ideal and Fulmen were bracket©'- 1 as (lie winners. IndizoV- !a-t thro© outings in th© North Island a few weeks ag© Pinniped him as a linve-y. ar-oiil of mar© than average merit. Probably his best performance was ins second t > Reputation in the Hawke's Bay Grineas. At on© tim© a horse that put up u good showing in litis race was considered 1" be a likely candidate for Cup honor©. As instances in point, Manton, Tirailleur, ht. Hippo, Seahorse, and Miscount may be cited. All hut the lastnamed won th© double, and Mr Ormond’© (nit was only beaten hall a length by Vice-Admiral in th© Cup. Winstep's reputation was made just a. year ago. Sh© won the Steward's in the record time of lmin loser, war* unlucky to be beaten hy a neck hy Bonny Helen in the Oaks, ami turned the tallies decisively on the Wanganui representative in the Stead Memorial Cup, which sh© won in 2min 6|=cc. Obsono four vears ago ran second to Equitafi in the Stewards’. Some people, bearing this in mind, supported Mr M’Bride’s aged horse on Saturday. Sir Geo, Clifford has taken th© place in th© Welcome Stakes so bong occupied by the late G. G. Stead. He won the two-vear-nld clas.-ic in 1910 with Madam -Madcap, 1911 Counterfeit. 1912 Autumnus, 1913 Ni'ditwatch, missed to Rencontre last year, and ‘‘bobbed up again" in 1914 with Baltic Eve, who was the solitary bearer of the chequered spots. Hanlieapper Hcnrys had every reason to feel gratified with the outcome of lus efforts for the dav. Th© fields were well over the average, and th© racing could not have failed to satisfy the inert exacting. The Hurdh's ended in a head win; the Cup provided v dead hoa- : the Stewards’ Handicap resulted in a desperate finish, in which ms -fated above) a dozen iiorses «>emed to have chances when the lighting li.„V w.-.ft reached; and necks separated the placed division in the concluding item on the mid. The races which were hollowlv won —th© Welcome Slake© and the Apprentices’ Plate—arc not handicap events.

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SPORT THAT SATISFIES, Issue 15645, 9 November 1914

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