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TBth Ski'Temubr. The Dusca ter Cup, value 3UO soys ; for *hree yearoils and upwards; certain penaltii 3 and allowance?. Cup Couis^ (about tvo miles and five furlones.) Mr 11. C. toay!or'<» Maccaroni, by Sweetmeat — Jcco=;e3 yrs,7;it7ib(ine 71b extra) (Gballoner) 1 Mr T. Valentine's Queen Bertha, 3yrs,7st (mc 31b extra).... (d.Covuv) 2 Captain Lane's Blue Mantle, 3 yr*, 7«t (J. lirinishaw) 3 The fo'lcving also r k. :— Go'deu Pledge, i rummer Boy. and Ripil Rhone. Betting: 2 to 1 on Maccaroni, 6 to 1 ag>t Queen Bertha 8 to 1 agit lUpid Rhone, 12 to 1 agst Golden Pledge, ami 20 to 1 ajjst Blue Mantis. The Kacf\ —Golden Pledge made play, followed by Drummer Boy, Blue Mantle, and Qii"eii Bertha, witlj Macearoni, next th > rails, alongside the Whitwali mire, while Rapi I Rhone brought up the rea v . They ran thus past the Stand, and in rouudinir the turn beyonl Maccaroni palled so hard that Challou-r had great difficulty in steering the horse safeiy round the turn Ou entering the St Le^er course the rear lot took closer order, and at the mile- and- a-half post Drummer Boy went up roth*; ieadtr, Goldon Pledge, and forced the pice for his stable companion, Maccaroni; Blue Mantle at this point followed thirl, Maccaroni ami Queen Hertha lying side bl,b 1 , side next, and Rapi 1 Rhone still remained in the rear Rising the hill Drummer Bnytok up the running, Gollen Pledge followed in his wake. At the mile po*t the pace was further improved, and Drummer Boy increased his lead to a couple of lengths ; Maccaroni and Queen Birtha drawing up to Blue Mantle ; Queen Bertha in a few strides further taking third phce at the side of Blue Mautl*, Macaroni following fourth. Approaching the b n nd into the straight, Maccaroni came on the outside of his horses and took up the running, and Queen Bertha, at the sauie time passing BIU3 Mantle, took her place at the iide ot thp Derby winner. To these two the race was confined from the distdn"e, mid after an exciting struggle Maccaroai won by a length and a half Blue Mantle, beaten a hundred yards, was third, anl the others passed the pot at half spsed, cxc pt Drummer Boy, who walked iv.

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THE CUP DAY., Otago Witness, Issue 626, 28 November 1863

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THE CUP DAY. Otago Witness, Issue 626, 28 November 1863