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FORBLTRY PARK TROTTING CLUB

First Dat.— Tuesday-. Though the weather was almost as disagreeable as it could be—fearfully cold. with heavy showers—the great crowd seemed to be quite cheerful. They enjoyed tho sport, and very highly appreciated the protection of the big new stand, and they found that they could walk about dry shod, the gravelled approaches to the stand being a great blessing. Mr Brinkman's handicapping puzzled tho experts. bo much so that only one first favorite was returned a 6 the winner, and Mr W. F, Diinne'a starting was as good as was ever seen on the course—a high compliment, but meant and deserved. Tho sum of £12,054 was put through the totalisators, or £6O 10s more than on tho corresponding day of last year. The later events resulted thus : CAVERSHAM HANDICAP (Saddle), ICO sovs; second loaovs, third fcrfovs. l£m. 2—F. Amor's Flora Tracy by King Tracy Floradora, * 7scc (K. • M'Dormott) 1 &—R. .r. Crojean's Ruo Patuhon, 7.« ec (Owner) ... .„ 2 I—R. Rutherford's Aoro, 7seo (A. G. Wilson) 3 Others i 4 Doris Wilkes scratch, 8 Silver Shoe 4sec, 9 Paris 4sec, 6 Larkum osec. 7 Collcna'osec, and 3 Maid of Darringall 7sec. Maid of Daringall hung a trifle; the others were all off promptly. Doris Wilkes and Puris did not strike their gait, and as a fact tho race was entirely as between tho three placed horses. Flora Tracy got up speed, and at onco established a lead. After six furlongs site wae six lengths ahead of Aero. Rue Patcheu, who now began to show, his speed, closed on Aero and took second place in the back, but for all Crossan's endeavors he could not. catch the little mare, who won by five lengths or more. Aero easing up many lengths away, and Doris Wilkes fourth, ever so far back. Time, 3min S4|sec. DOMINION HANDICAP (Harness). 135 sovs; second 20ieovs, third Q&ovs. For imhopplcd trotters. 2m. I—M. O'Brien's Rostrebor by Satinwood, IStaec (A. Smith) 1 SJ. Lawrence's Olive L„ scratch (M. Edwards) „ ; .. 2 H —H. Ellis's Truganinl, osec (0. Willetts) 3 Others: 7 Adventuress 3sec, 2 Gardenia Bsec, 3 Annie K. 13sec, and 6 Almont Junior 19sec. Rostrebor jigged about for a second or two, then settled down, and gave nothing else a hope at any stage of the race. He won by about 40yds, third a dozen lengths further back. Almont Junior fourth. Time, smin 26sec. DASH HANDICAP 'Harness), 160sovs: second 24sovs, third Bsovs. IJm. 5—W, J. Dovle's Crown Prince by Prince Imperial—Dolly, 4sec (J. M'Lennan) 1 2—A. ReucliQ'V Schoolgirl, 2scc !A. Smith) 2 7_W. B. Masham't. Ripon Child, 2aec (J. Bryce) ... 3 Others: 6 Bell Metal scratch. 4 Princo Poole osec, 5 Wallace Wood 4scc, awl 1 Franzalena 4sec. Wallace Wood beat Franzalena for the place on tho rails going out of tho straight, and at the entrance to the back Prince Poolo lay second. Crown Prince, who did not begin too well, caught Wallace Wood before covering three furlongs, and was three lengths ahead on completing the first lap. With three furlongs to go, Ripon Child got third place. Crown Prince came homo "on his own," easing up, three lengths clear, hut a great race for second place found Schoolgirl juet beating Ripon Child and Wallace Wood. Franzalona being next. Time, 3min 9sflec. ST. KILDA HANDICAP, 125sovs; «c----ond 18J90VS, third 6isovs. Im. i 3—W. Black's Bonny Jenny by Bonny Direct—Jennie M'K., £scc (A, Butterfield) 1 B—W. Orossan's Truth, 7scc (J. M'Kewen, jun.) '.. ... 2 7—R. C. H. Paige's Bequest, sscc iR. Reay) o Others: 6 Breeze scratch, 9 Millwood 4sec, 6 Stanley's Child ssec, 2 Ilincmoa 7sec, 10 Fred "7sec, 4 Lucky Chance 7sec. and 1 Belette 7seo. Bequest moved away smartest, and almost at once headed Truth and Belette. Fred fiddled about, and was pulied up, whilst Breeze was called off for beating tho clock. After going four furlongs Truth struggled to the front from Bequest, and Bonny Jenny went on third. Truth led into the straight nearly three lengths ahead. Bonny Jenny, with a tine spurt, pa««d Bequest, and. Truth slowing badly, Bonny Jenny had him settled 100 yards from home, winning easilv by half a length. Bequest, seven lengths away, just beat Hinemoa. and _Stan ley's Child came next. Time, 2min 30sec. NOTKS BT " Ol.D' IOESTITt.'' For about a mile in the Amateur Handicap nothing seemed able to foot it with Master Ebony, but Blackball, Spylaw Maid, and Ivory Bells proved to be morn doughty challengers than the ones he shook off in tho early part of the race, and just when ho wanted speed he tired, so lie finished out of a place. Ivory Bell?, the winner, belongs to Southland. The cross in the Progressive Handicap was quite plain. Prince Toronto had been chasing Flora Tracy very gamely throughout tho race without much hope until about 60yds from homo, whore he gob close aud made for a drive on the rails. Whether he would or would not have got up in an unobstructed run is an open question. What happened was that Flora Tracy pulled in and blocked him, and as he had to come round ho got beaten two and a-half lengths. There wa,s no doubt as to the mare having left her straight line, and the stewards' decision in Princo Toronto's favor was generally anticipated. Caretta lost ground in tho Spring Handicap by mixing her gait. Black Yeb was judiciously ridden by his owner. Black Satin's skid in -the mud was the funniest thing imaginable. He fell on to his side and slithered straight ahead, like r swimmer, his frontispiece just reaching the line in time to get him second place from Frank Henry. For a while Frandocia and Wallace Wood were evenly backed for the President's Handicap, then the money went on to Wallace Wood in big parcels, and he eventually carried twice as much as Frandocia. Wallace Wood was the horse that Mr Briukman was supposed to have let in too easily. The result of the race was an ample justification of the handicappcr. Wallace Wood forced the pace, and was fairly and squarely outstayed by Frandocia. If Piecework had settled down he, too, might have had some say. Only three of the nine starters took a hand In the Caversham Handicap. Ho would be a bold roan who asserted that all the other six were doing their best. Flora Tracy won all the way, but if Ruo Patchen had begun a bit bettor he would have just about got there. Aero, the favorite, struck herself in the race. Collena was bought before the race by Mr James M'Kowen. The only question about the Dominion Handicap was whether Rostrebor would leave tho mark. For a moment he seemed mulish; then he flew to the front and it was all over. Edwards persevered with Olive L.,' a sweet marc, but she could not conoede tho 19sec. Crown Prince's performance iu tho Dash Handicap was of tho meteoric character. He propped a bit to start with, but when on his feet he put in such a run ai to settle the result six furlongs from home. Schoolgirl was trotting very fast at the finish. Franzalena, tho favorite, made no show. Truth mastered Bequest and Belette in ■ the early stages of the St. Kilda Handicap, and he turned into the straight two or three lengths clear, but stopped so badly that Bonny Jenny had him licked 150 yds from home, and she just jogged in.

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FORBLTRY PARK TROTTING CLUB, Evening Star, Issue 15665, 2 December 1914

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