NEWMARKET FIRST SPRING.
THS TWO THOUSAND GUINEAS STAKES, A BUbactiptlon of 100 soys each, for three-year-olds — colts 93t, fllliea Sab 91b ; second received 200 soys out of the stakes, and the third saved stakes. B.M (I mile 17 yards). 87 subs. Mr Brodrick-Cloeto's b c Paradox, by Sterling— Casuistry, 9 -it .. .. (P Archer) 1 Mr Gerard's b c by Kisber -Chopette, 9ao (T Cannon) 2 Mr Mackons'.o's b c The Child of the Mist, by Blair Athnl-M*Balle, 9a& .. .. (C Wo d) 3 Mr T Jenulnirs' eh c Lord Charles, by Phdnix— Ltdy Emily, 9J5 .. .. (J Gcatar) 0 Duke of Portlands b c Langwell, by Springfield— Farlosj, 93t.. .. .. (J Walts) 0 Lord Bradford's br c Sher&ton, by Sprlngfioh?— Adversity, 9nt .. .. (J Oiborno) 0 Mr J H Houldawnrth's b c Golden Kay, by Springfield— Sunray, 9st .. .. (S Loates) 0 Betting: 3 to 1 on Paradox, 8 to 1 agst Child of the Mist, 100 to 7 Langwell, 25 to 1 Chopette colfc, 25 to 1 Lord Charles, 1000 to 35 Sharaton, 100 to 1 Golden Ray. The flag fell at the second attempt, and Lord Charles cut out the work at a good pace from Sheraton, the pair having wide berths on the right, Thay were followed hy Paradox and Golden Ray on the left, with Child of the Mist and Langwell at the heels of the favourite, on his immediate whip hand, and the Ghopetto colt bringing up the rear iv his direct track. These positions were maintained to the T, Y.C. winning-post, when Paradox shook off Golden Ray, and depriving Lord Charles of the commsn r l at the sams time, ho c.-.mo on to tho top of the hill from Sheraton, Child of the Mist, and the Chopette colt, the otbeis rapidly falling astern. In commencing tho i descent Child of tho Mist hung out signals of distress, and a little further on the Chopotte colt, who was going wonderfully free and well, passed Sheraton, and took his place at the quarters of Paradox, Tho race was now en tirely confined to tho pair, and when the " unnamed " began slowly to close up after leaving the Abiugdon Mile Bottom, Archer
touched Paradox with tho Bpur to koep him in his place. By degrees, howevor, tho Chopotto colt continued to decrease the gap, and when ho was called upon for a supreme effort opposite Tatfceraall'e ring, Paradox bnug slightly towards him, and they finished moro in tho, centre of the courto tbau on tho left. Although locked together as thoy passed the post, tho sorely-strained combatants did not quite touch, and until the hoisting of "No 1" few people were certain that Paradox had v/on a brilliant and exciting race by a head. Child of the Mist, who finished aa near as he could, was beaten by four lengths, with Sheraton nearly as far again away fourth, Lord Charles fifth, and Golden Ray last. Time, 1 mm. 51 2 sth fipc. Value of tha stakes, £4GOO.
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NEWMARKET FIRST SPRING., Otago Witness, Issue 1753, 27 June 1885
NEWMARKET FIRST SPRING. Otago Witness, Issue 1753, 27 June 1885
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