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SPORTING, Issue 15649, 13 November 1914
METROPOLITAN TROTTING MEETING.
The attendance at the New Zealand Trotting Chib’s meeting yesterday was good, and included His Excellency th- 1 Governor. The totalisator investments for tho day amounted to £52.5531, as againat £36,508$ for the corresponding day last year. Concluding results : FREE-FOR-ALL (Harness), SOCsova. Um.
5—R. T. Reid’s ctr ,g Eccentric by Geo. M. Patchou—King Harold mare, aged j.T. BrankinJ . ... I—R. M“ Donnell’s b in Emmeline by Rothschild—lmperialism, aged
(Owner) ... G—Mrs R. O. Duncan's ch hj King Cole by Ribbon wood—Kola Nut, aged (.1.
Conway) 5 Also started : 4 Adonis, 5 Bell Meta.i. and 2 Denver llnon and Dillon Beil coupled. After ona fake start, tho field were despatched, when Eccentric, King Cole, and Dillon Bell wore a lorn; way tit front of tho other trio. Eccentric took command. In tho straight King Cole broke, and Emmeline came with a brilliant run, but was unable to quite reach Eccentric, who won all out by a length, with King Cole dozen lengths away. Time, 2m:n 43 4-ssee.
Railway Handicap (saddle), 250sovs. Im.—Kipon Child (Iscc) 1, Nan (4seci 2, CUngschild (ssce) 5. Eight others. Won by about a length. Time, 2min 17sec.
Royal Handicap (harness). SCCi-ovs. Im. —Adelaide Direct (Iscc) 1. Frank Tracey (.vec) 2. Andy Regan (2sec| 3. Six others. Won bv three lengths. Time. 2m:n 15 2 ssc t. Notk.s uv “The Aromm..”
The Australian contingent had a bad run on Tuesday, but they managed to account for a couple ot events on yesterday’s card, Spat winning the November Handicap and Adelaide Direct the Royal Handicap, while Nan (a pony by Rihbonwoed) and Olivo L. just failed to get homo in their races, tso dose was the finish in tho Sockburn that a large number of the spectators were of opinion that Olive L. and not Norval King should have been declared the winner.
After Emmeline’s fine per forma nee in the New; Zealand Cup, it war. only natural that she should be the public, fancy in the Free-For-All. And that she. would have scored handsomely hub for the start seems probable. Die].; M‘Donnell’s champion, with two others, lost several lengths when the race began. The grey. Eccentric, led all the way. and won by a small margin from Emmeline, who had to make up a lot of ground in a race in which Iter chance looked almost, hopeless in the first bit. Tho unbeaten Admiral Wood, who was made an odds-on chance in the Courtenay Handicap, never left the issue in doubt; and another favorite in Bonista (an American horse) ‘‘landed tho mustard” in the Metropolitan Handicap. The only real outsider to score during the afternoon was llipott Child. YEARLING SALES. There was a. pood attendance at Chri.-l-ehuvcti vesterday at, the yearling sale, in which tli-e ton price (52CM.<) was realised for a. Martian-brvd coh . .-'outhern own°rs in Mr W. Gardiner and Mr J. .1. M‘Bride wore amongst tho buyers, the owner' of John Barleycorn securing the Bezmtian— Lady Principal filly, and Ohsoim's owm-r purchasing an Am’msh '-nit at ICOgs. Varaniau was knotted down to Mr H. Cunningham's hid (H'o-.'si. and will go into G. Christie's stable.
SPORTING, Issue 15649, 13 November 1914
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