RACING IN AUSTRALIA.
V.R.C. STEEPLECHASE MEETING. Melbodene, July 23rd. The Steeplechase meeting of tho Victoria Racing Club waa held to-day at Flecnington. i'he weather was fine, and there was a good atcendarci. His Excellenc the Governor was present. The following are the results of the two chief events of the day :— GRAND NATIONAL HURDLE RACE, A handicap sweepstake of 10 soys each, h ft., with 300 added. The second horse to receive 50> soys, and the third 25 soys out of the stakes. About three miles. Mr M. Loughlin's h. h Sir Peter, 4 yrs, list 41b . . 1 Mr A, Saqui's b g Cumberland, 6 yrs, 9st 61b . . 2 Mr J. Winter's b h Dhurringle, 4 yrs, lOst 81b . . 3 Thirteen horses started, and it was a splendid raca, being won by only a neck. Time, 5 mm. 42 sec. GRAND NATIONAL STEEPLECHASE, A handicap sweepstake of 15, soys each, 5 ft., with 400 added. Ihe second horse to receive 50 soys, and the third 25, soys out of the stakes. About three miles, over such course and jumps as the stewards shall direct. Mr F. C. Goydor's b h Sussex, 6 yra, 13st lib . . 1 Mr M. Loughlin's b m Twilight, aged, list 41b . . 2 Mr E. Weekes' bl or br m t.ucy, aged, 9st 111b . . 3 Seven hordes ran, and a g"od race resulted. Sussex won by two lengths- Time, 7 mm. 3 sec
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Otago Witness, Otago Witness, Issue 1551, 30 July 1881
RACING IN AUSTRALIA. Otago Witness, Issue 1551, 30 July 1881
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