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Fihst Day.—Saturday,

The -weather was pleasant. No reviling was hoard from those, who usunlly orack up their own climate at the expense of Dvmedin. The attendance seemed to be large, and the people, hnd monev to spend, fur £18,849| went through the totalisators, or £1,147 more than last year. The course looked firm, and it must have been good going, the time records being about the average. Tn tho Otago Handicap the mile and a iiuarter -was done in only lseo behind the Wingatui record. The races wore run punctually. Mr A. G. Wood, the starter, found the Otago Handicap Held troublesome, and ho could not get them in proper line for a start. His other starts were good. Mr Henrys' handicapping came out well. Seven of the ten starters for the Federal Handicap were well backed, and two of the relatively - neglected ones raced into places, Fender ■winning and Angelina gaining third monev. Tho later races resulted thus : FEDERAL HANDICAP. 300sovs: second 30sovs, third 2Csovs. 6t.

0 J. W r . Skinner's Fender, by Martian—Fireside. 6.7 (A. Lloyd) 1 3 A. Bovle'a Findhorn. 7.5 <J. Rao) 2 8 J. B.* Reid's Angelina. 6.10 (R. Buddkom) 3

Others : 5 Palisade (9.9. .1. Olsen). 6 Obsono (9.0, H. Donovan)., 2 Chtulic (8.10, J. Beale). 4 Speedometer (3.2, E. M'Coll). 1 Twelfth Night (7.3. A. H. Wilson). 7 Honesty (7.5." car. 7.12,]. J. Campbell). 10 Martel (7.4, D. Emerson). Findhorn bung at the post. The rest ran off together, Chudie and Martel leading by a little, Fender at the head of tho others. Fender led into the straight. Here Findhorn made a run, and for a few strides seemed likely to get up, but Fender, though closely pressed by three or four, held on and won by a neck, with Angelina a good third, then Palisade, Honestv, and Obsono in. that order. Time, lmin 16 4-ssec.

BUENSIDE HANDICAP. 120sovs; sec ond 20sovs, third lOsova. 6f.

3 F. Nelißun's Petrosus. by Eirken h«»ad—Petrovna, 8.13 (H. Ooker) .. 5 M. F. Rvau'fl Marvelite. 9.6, car

9.3 (W. t. Ea-iton) 2 2 H. A. Knight's Medley. 8.0 (P. Gibbona) 3 Others : 11 At'ton Loch (9.11. A. Wormald), 1 United Service <9.10, A. H. Wilson), 6 Martian Maid (9.5. ,1. Raei. 8 Prsttv Jane- (8.12, W. llobinson). 7 Cortes (8.10. H. Donovan), 15 Mnircook (8.3, J.'U. Moore), 14 Seamaid (8.2, C.. Ehvood). 4 Killaloo (8.0. car. 8.3. F. C. Porter), 13 Skirl (8.0. J. Campbelli. 9 Benefit (8.0. R. H. EIIL-0. 12 Helicon (8.0, .7. Bealel. 10 Redowa 'B.O. J. 01Kon). 17 Mickey Free (8.0. D. King), 16 Resemblanoe (8.0, \V. Gnseomb).

Mnircook momentarily showed in front. Medley almost at once dashed past and took a. lead varying from lour to five lengths from Helicon. Petrosus. and Marvelite. Medley had a clean lead into the straight, but" her speed tired her and she becyin to come back. Fifty yawls from home Petrosus ea-usht her. Marvelite then made a well-timed effort to get through between Petrosus and Medley. He pushed himself partly through, then found himself stuck and had to pull to the outside, with the result that Petrosus beat him a short length. Medley was two lengths away, then United Service and Seamaid. Time, Imm 17 B-ssec.

OTOKIA WELTER HANDICAP. 175 sovs: second 25sovs. third losovs. Int. « C. Machell's Moddite, by Royal Artillery—Quietest, 8.0 (H. Donovan) 1 2 G. Fulton's Banian. 9.9 (F. C. Porter) 2 1 A. B. Armour'* Russo, 9.3 (A. H. Wilson) 3

Others: 1 Scotch Alelodv (8.13. J. Campbell), 6 Troon (3.13, P. Gibbons). 3 Glenowl (8.9, J. Olsen), 5 Peerless (8.7. W. Robinson). Glenowl and Russo moved off first from a good start. Then Banian led a bunclied field. Russo seemed to be chopped out, for he fell away last, though £.ll were of a park. Troon lay second to Banian at the half mile. These two turned into the straight side by sideModdite appeared ou the scene at the distance, and in an interesting race he wore down Banian, winning by half a length. Russo a length away. Troon fourth, Scotch Molodv fifth. Time, lmin 45 2-ssec. Notes by Old Identity. Parable's withdrawal from tho Hurdles was owing to her having "a log." Mr Grossan will not race her any more. Beacon's backers said he must win if he fitood up. In the early stages of the race he -ertainly seemed to be galloping vwv easily at Hataua'u heels. Then, for a little, in the straight, people were ■wondering whether Hatana would not keep him off. But Beacon got on terms SO or 40 yards from home, and in the last three strides Porter was gauging it to win by a wee bit. Ho cut it rather Sne.

The surprise of the race was* the paeo >hown by the steeplechaser True Blue. He had a say up to 50 yards from home. Hope has the grey very well. Sartorze began well in the Salisbury Handicap, but I wonld not have given a gooeeberry for his chance when he fell away after .three, furlongs. Ilk lucky cp-ening on ib» rails at the homo turn rave him the lead and, once there again, he galloped it -right out, boldly.

In front, of the totalisator they called the Dunedin Handicap "the "Holiday Stakes." The rare showed tho calculation to be wrong. Samiscn moved off first from a fair ftart, followed bv that sincularly good-locking and well-developed filly Bonaign, but the latter could not hold her place further than three furlongs, and Holiday passed her. In the straightDown ranged up to Holiday, ami this pair had a good race, in which Holiday triumphed by a length. But neither of them made any •rnw-oe.sion on Saniieen, Mr gutherford's filly winning by throe ngths.

Tr> toll the truth, they were not a particularly good-looking lot of two-year-old*. BorFijn was the champion in that re«pect. Beneficence will proiwbly catch the eve when s-hc fills out- a. bit-.

The Otigo Handicap bad a field of 15. "United Service would have also Gtarted if Mr Armour could have found a. suitable rider at. the weight, ii was nut a truerim race. Interference and wont on nil the vray. The horses otuicJ to ! >e getting accidentally foul of each oth»r. Golden Kin« -ind First Glance were probably tho only ones that cot a clear run. Rolden Kintr secured this advantage at She start. First Glance had to use her ipeed to get it. She bustled herself in the first quarter by racing up to Golden King. 'The latter was done with, at the home turn, and from that point nothing threatened First Glance. Jie.sioue put in i, flno run in tho htra'ght. Ogie.r made his effort rather early or rather too suddenly ---co it seemed to ni". The form of tho others ne«l not be discu??ed. It waa such a peculiar race. Fir*t Glaneo got her name because Mr Grisig bought her at a first glance in <i «how rin_r in Ireland. She i? a powerful mare, rather Ion:; in tho back according to the common iden* about share.

Heeltap and Xgnpuna aro temporarily amiss: thcr withdrawal from the Trial Stake*. Meltchikoff made a «010 of H. Go!den Rupee, last to tnovo off, ihowed speed by racing into second place after coir.? three furlongs. A. Lloyd rede Fender well in the Fedora! Handicap. If lie had becomo flustered for a moment and (shifted about on tho mare ?he> would probably have disappeared into the pursuing pack. ' Marvelite's consistency is wonderful. Ho n«ver runs badly. I am not. sure, that Tie -would "have beaten petrcwtiti in th-a Burnsida Handicap if he had not had to pull oun of the trap at the finish, but he would have given Petrosns a job to win. FetrPsus. by the way, is not at all like Jipr red«brated mother P«trovna—does not show the- quality. Helicon ran well in this tae», and may prove tho best of Mr 0. Clarke's lot. Donovan helped Moddite to his decisive %lt In th« Otokia "Welter. Hi* effort tvds rdc*ly timed. Banian seemed to bo made rather much Ti?e of in tho early stages. Mrxldita's win wis the third, "of the day

The Kftikorai Band deserve & opeolal word of thank*. Th*>ir playing represented quality. lb full of life, and the people freely commented on the excellonne of the music.

J. Beale celebi.tted his reinstatement Irv riding tho winner of the chief race.

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DUNEDIN JOCKEY CLUB'S RACES, Issue 15686, 28 December 1914

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