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sporting. RANDWICK SPRING MEETING.

Derby Day— September 2. There never was probably bo much interest -shown in Sydney on a racing morning, as there ■was on the first day of the late Rand wick Spring Meeting. The weather was fine, and everything concurred to make the sport go off well ; but in turf parlance, several " tremendous pots boiled orer." Tho TitiAi/ Stakes, of 1£ mile, which Whale"bono had been booked to win, was carried off by Mr. De Maestre's Jack Sprat, the favourite losing his chance by running agaiust a post. Time, 2 xnins. 17 sees. The Peesident's Handicap, for four-year-olds, 1 mile and 3 furlongs, was won by Mr. Towns' Stockwell, beating Pyrrhus, Florence, and five others. Time, 2 inins. 30 sees. Tho Derby was won by Mr. Lee's Javelin, by TTattendon, beating The Prophet, Hamlet, and three others. Time, 2 mins. 47 sees. TheSPßiNa Stakes, If mile, xvas won by Mr. Baldwin's Aveline, 3 yrs, betiting Pyrrhus and two others. Time, 3 mins. 20 sees. The Epsom Handicap, 1 mile, was won by MrColeroft's Captain Cook, 5 yrs, sst 71bs, beating Sir William, 6 yrs, Bafc, and thirteen others. Time, 1 mm. 44 sees. Second Day — September 7. The Shouts (handicap), three-quarters of a mile, was won by Mr. Tait's Count, 4 yrs, 7st 21bsj beating Jack Sprat, 3 yrs, 6st, and eight others. Time, 1 mm. 19^ sees. The Ladies' Mile was won by Mr. Rouse's Glaucus, beating Mi*. Do Maestre's Archer colt, and four others. Time, 1 mm. 52£ sees. Mr Baldwin's Aveleline, who was the favourite, never showed in the race. The Metropolitan Maiden Plate, 1£ mile, was won by the Derby winner, Javeline j Prophet being the only liorso that ventured to meet him. Time, 2 mins. 50 sees. The G-reat Metropolitan (handicap), 2 miles, the race of tho nteeting, was the next event. Out of flfty-threo entries, thirteen came to the post. Aruma, an aged mare, carrying 6st 121bs, was the favourite, and the following was the state of the betting: — 3 to 1 agst Aruma, 5 to 1 agst Warrior, 6 to 1 agst Barbelle, 10 to 1 ogst The Spy and Florence, 12 to 1 agsfc Snowdrift and Hamlet, 15 to 1 agsfc Rawden, Rosebud, and Tartar. The race was won by the outsider Rosebud, by Sir Hercules, 6 yrs, 6sfc 12lbs ; The Pearl, 5 yrs, 7sfc 31ba, second; Barbelle, 6 yrs, Bst 4lbs, third. Time, 3 mins. 40J- sees. The Squatters' Purse was won by Mr. Tait's J. L., beating a field of eight. Thied Day — Septembee 8, The Free Handicap, H mile, was won by Mr. Tait'B Count, beating Vauban and eleven others. Time, 2 mins. 14| sees. The Ceaven Plate, 1£ mile, was won by Javelin, beating Tim Whifller and Florence. A. charge of a cross against the rider of Javelin lost the colt the stakes, which were awarded to Tim. Time, 2 mins. 15 sees. .The Prince of Wales' Stake 3, 1$ mile, was VTOn by King Tom, beating a field of three. The Maces' Produce Stakes, 1^ mile, was won by Hamlet, beating Tho Prophet, J. L., and eleven others. Time, 2 mins. 15£ sees. The Sydney Handicap, 1£ mile, was won by Mr. Tait's Pearl, 5 yrs, 7st 61bs, The Count second, beating a field of nine, including the winner of the Metropolitan, haudicaped at 6st lllbs. Time, 2 mins. 45£ sees. Of the concluding day's racing, we have no account. English Racing-. — Up to tho latest date, the crack two-year-old of the season was Mr. Saville's Cromorne, who had started six times and won all his races, and only on one occasion been pressed. Cremorne is by Parmesan (sire of J?avoiiiu9, the winner of the late Derby), out of a maro by Rataplan. For theDoncasterSt. Leger, Mr. Merry's King of tho Forest is first favourite ; Baron Rothschild's crack filly Hannah, standing next ; Bothwcll, the winner of the Two Thousand, is third in order ; then the French colt G6nevn\ ; then Albert Victor, who raced a dead lieat with King of the French for aecond place in the Derby' but has since been amiss ; then Ravenshoe ; and these may be said to be the only animals in the betting. Favonius was not entered for tho Leger. Gheat Anglo-American Boat Race. — The match of £500 a-side, between an English fourPercy, Chambers, Kelly, and Renforth — and a St. John's (Now Brunswick) crew, was to have been rowed on a Canadian lake on the 23rd of August lust. A similar match was rowed last year, tho English crew being wholly from the Tyne, whereas on tho present occasion Tyno and Thames are alike represented in the men who go out to America to uphold tho reputation of English oarsmen. In the former match, tho victory of our countrymen wns exceedingly easy — havo their Canadian brethren so improved since as to be able to reverse the result of last year's match ? Another English four were also to proceed to Canada to row at Halifax and other regattas, where large prizes were to be given — at Halifax, there is a prize of £600 for a four-oared race. YACnTiNG. — The yacht Lavonia, built at Cowes on a new principle for Mr. Ashbury, owner of the Cambria, designed to beat all tho American boats, has proved a failure. The Olive, belonging to the Sultan, beat hor easily, on the 4th of August, in tho raco for the Prince of Wales' Challenge Cup. Mr. Ashley gave orders to have the Cambria refitted for a second trip to America, and would leave the Livonia at home. The Cambria, it will bo remembered, won the race last year from Cowes to New York againsb an American boat, and won some races in American waters.

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sporting. RANDWICK SPRING MEETING., Nelson Examiner and New Zealand Chronicle, Volume XXX, Issue 42, 23 September 1871

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sporting. RANDWICK SPRING MEETING. Nelson Examiner and New Zealand Chronicle, Volume XXX, Issue 42, 23 September 1871

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