RACING IN FRANCE.
June 14. GRAND PRIX DE PARIS, Of 40 soys each, 24 ft, with 4000 added ; for three-year-olds ; colts, Bst 91b ; fillies. Bst 61b; second received 400 soys, and third 200 out of the entries. One mile six furlongs. Mr Brodriek-Cloete's b c Paradox, by SterlingCasuistry, Sst 91b ... ... " (Archer) 1 Marquis de Bouthillier's eh c Reluisant, by Bapdad — Kleptomania, Bst 91b ... (Rolfe) 2 Mr C J Lefevre's eh c Present Times, by Phoenix — Olden Times, 85t 91b... ... (Kearney) 3 Due de Castries' Lapin, Bst 91b ... (Bridgeland) 4 M Pierre Donon's Extra, Sst 91b ... (Bundy) 0 M J L de F Martin's The Condor, Sst 91b (Hunter) 0 M Michel Ephrussi's Barberine, Bst 31b' (Carlyle) 0 Betting : 3 to lon Paradox ; sto 1 agst Reluisant; 15 to 1 Present Times; 50 to IThe Condor ; 50 to 1 Barberine ; 66 to 1 Lapin ; 100 to 1 Extra. The officials had great difficulty in clearing the course, and nearly half-an-hour was cut to waste in this manner. When they were at length despatched, Reluisant and Paradox were quickest on their legs, and showed in front for the first hundred yards. They were quickly pulled back, lotting up The Condor and Extra, who were followed by Present Times, the favourite and Reluisant next, and Barberine acting as •whipper-in. After half-a-mile had been compassed Reluisant drew past the leaders, and, improving the pace, came on with a four lengths' advantage of The Condor and Extra, who laid second and third, while Paradox had now dropped back to the company of Barberine, who had been in the rear from the, start. They ran with little change until" half a mile from home, where Archer brought up Paradox, and the son of Sterling assumed second place a couple of lengths behind Reluisant. The last mentioned was going so well as they came into the straight that offers were freely made to accept 2 to 1 about his chance. Extra was the first to crack of the front division, an example quickly followed by The Condor. At the distance Archer called on Paradox, who overhauled Reluisant with the greatest ease, and won in a canter by a length. Three lenths away came Present Times, -who finished a neck in front of Lapin. Extra was fifth, The Condor sixth, and Barberine last. The value of the stakes to the winner was £5504, and the time 3 mm. 36 2-sth sec
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RACING IN FRANCE., Otago Witness, Issue 1758, 1 August 1885
RACING IN FRANCE. Otago Witness, Issue 1758, 1 August 1885
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