THE DONCASTER ST. LEGER. Wednesday, September 21.
The St. Leger Stakes of 25 soya each ; for 3 year olds ; 8-t 101b ; fillies, Bst 51b ; second to receive 100 soys out df the stakes. St Leger Course. 1 mile 6 furlongs 132 yards. 217 subs. <Mr. W. I'Anson BUir.Atbol, Uy Stockweli— Blink Bonny, Bst lOtb (J. Snovrden) 1 .Lord GlMgow's Genertl Peel, Bst-101b (Wel"i) 2 Lord Stamford'i Cambuscan, Bst 101b (E<lwwds) . . 3 The following also ran : — The Miner, Black Rock, Claremonr, Baragah, Ely. Knight of Snowdon, and Brindisi. Belting— 2 to 1 agst Blair Athol, 11 to 4 sgst General Peel, 6 to 1 against The Miner, 7 to 1 agst Baragab, 100 to 8 agst Cambdscma, 25 to 1 each against Ely and Clarecriont, 30 to 1 agst Knight of Suowdon, and 50 to 1 each agst Brindisi and Black Rack. The final operations of the bookmaker* arid hackers were transacted amid a shower of tain which became heavier and heavier as the time advanced, till at last it descended with a fury and power that has rarely been observable. The crowd kept their stations on each side of the course, simply because there was no shelter to fly to, while many of those itt the sumrait of the stands were in a worse predicament for they had to receive the drippings of the umbrellas hoisted above them, and in many eases those weathei protectors were useless to keep off the wet. A more miserable stite df things could scarcely have been imagined; The Race. — After ode break away, in which Ely, Cembuscan, Knight of Srtowdon, the Miner, and Brindisi,' ran a couple of hundred yards, the lot were started in a tremendous shower of rain, at eight minutes minutes before three o'clock. General Peel was first off, but when they had proceeded 100 yards Ely took up the running and Cdiried it on for a quarter of a mile, when he was passed by the Miner and Baragah, the former horee goin<? oa in 'ront, followed by Baragah, Ely, and Black R^oi, ;n; n tit- »j— «. m .^ . n sl ..'..i D^.i, RRui u ; r
Atbol, Brindisi, and Knight of Snowdon lying at their heel*, with Camtmscan nn<l Clareraont in clo»e proximtty bringing op the rear. A* the raile post Elp repasjed Bnrajjah, and wasnext in pursuit of the Miner, till the lot reachthe rifle butt, where Claremont, who bad been gradually drawing towards the front, took 2nd place. "Shortly after passing the Red-house, however, Ely resumed his former position, and coming round the bend, joined the Miner, the two sweeping round the curve into the straight they were joined by Carabuscan on their right, and General Peel next the rails on their left, and these four formed the front rank till reaching 'the distance, Jwhere Ely and the Miner dropped back, and the issue appeared to rest between General Peel and Cambuscan, both df whose riders were hard upon their horses ; and whilst whip and spur were being freely used to both Lord Glasgow's and Lotd Standard's representatives, Blair Athol at the half distance came out and, shooting past the pair with the atmoit ease won literally in a canter, without hiving ever been punished* by two lengths. A head separated the uecetid and third, and four lengths divided the third and fourth ; Ely waa fifth, close tip ; Claremont sixth, Baragah seventh, Brindtsi eighth, Knight of Snowdon ninth, and Black Rock last. Mr. Bowes's two finished many lengths in the rear of Ely, the last two pulling up, being beaten a long way.
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New Zealand Spectator and Cooks Strait Guardian, New Zealand Spectator and Cook's Strait Guardian, Volume XIX, Issue 2017, 30 November 1864
THE DONCASTER ST. LEGER. Wednesday, September 21. New Zealand Spectator and Cook's Strait Guardian, Volume XIX, Issue 2017, 30 November 1864
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