RACING IN ENGLAND. ASCOT.
Concluding- Day (Junk 19).
THE ALEXANDRA PLATK,
Of 1000 soys, added to h sweepstakes of 23 &ovs each ; weight for age, with penalties and allowances ; second received 200 soys, and third saved stake. About three miles. Mr J Hamilton's b c gt Gatien, by RotherhlU or The Rover— St Editha, I yrs, 9st 71b (C Wood) 1 Mr Lefevre's h c Hermitiige, by Hormit— Doll Tearsheet, 4 yrs, 9st ... ... (FWebb) 2 Mr F Gebhardt's b h Bole, by iEolus— War Song, aged, 9»t 71b ... . (T Cannon) 3 Duli(»of Hamilton's Cosmoß, 0 yra, 98t 61b (J Watts) 0 Betting : 3 to lon St. Gatien, 11 to 2 agst Hermitage, 20 to 1 Eole, and 20 to 1 Cosmos. Cosmos cantered in front of Eole, Hermitage, and St. Gatien to the stand, when Eole drew half a length in front. As they rounded the Hotel turn Cosmos rejoined him, and they pottered along, followed at clear intervals by Hermitage and St. Gatien until entering the Old Course, whon Eole forged ahead. Equal gaps then divided them until entering the straight, when Hermitage, who had been pulling tremen^ dously hard, took second place, and deprived Bole of the command a quarter of a mile from home. At the same time St. Gatien drew up to his quarters, and soon afterwards going to the front won by six lengths ; a bad third. Time, 6 mm. 5 sec. THE HARDWICKB STAKES, Of 3000 £ovs, added to a sweepstakes of 10 sovb each ; weight for age, with penalties and allowances ; second received 10 per cent, and third 5 per cent, on the whole stakes. Swinley Course • (one mile and a-half). 122 subs. Mr H T Barclay's br li Bendigo, by Ben Battle— Hasty Girl, 5 yra, flat 121b ... (J Snowden) 1 Mr Manton's eh c Willie Darling, by Hermit — Stockwater, 3 yrg, 7st 71b ... (P Barrett) 2 Mr Gerard's b c Crafton, by Kisher— Ohopette, 3 yrs, 7st 121b... ... . ... (G Barrett) 3 Lord Bradford's br c Sheraton, by Springfield— Adversity, 3 yrs, Bst 51b . ... (J Osborne) 0 Mr Lefevre's br f Wild Thyme, by Eowlander— Fragrance, i yrs, 9st 71b .*.. (FWebb) 0 Mr L de Rothschild's b h Lucerne, by Fetterlock — Mefcz, syrs.'9st 121b... ... (T Cannon) 0 Captain Mauhell's eh f Queen Adelaide, by Hermet — Adelaide, 4 yrs, flst 71b ... (F^Archer) 0 Betting : 6t04 on Bendigo, 4to 1 agst Craf.ton, 10 to 1 Lucerne, 100 to 7 Queen Adelaide and Sheraton, and 20 to 1 Willie Darling and Wild Thyme. Crafton jumped away with the lead from Sheraton, Lucerne, and Willie Darling, and the rear was brought up by Queen Adelaide for a couple of hundred yards, when Sheraton carried his colours to the fore. He went into the Swinley Bottom clear of Crafton, Bendigo, and Willie Darling, of whom the favourite took second place before entering the Old Course. The others then ran without change to the Brick-kilns, when Wild Thyme, on the inside, passed Willie Darling, and aE the same time Crafton shot up to the leading pair on the inside. This enabled him to enter the straight at the head of ' affairs, pursued by Bendigo and Sheraton, with Lucerne drawing up on the outside of the last-named t and Willie Darling remaining in his heels. A couple of distances from home Bendigo closed with Orafton, and soon taking all the pull out of him, he sailed along in gallant fashion and won by four lengths from Willie Darling, who caught Orafton on the post and beat him by a head far second place. Time, 2 mm. 43 2-5 sec. A^lue of the stakes, £2727.
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RACING IN ENGLAND. ASCOT., Otago Witness, Issue 1761, 22 August 1885
RACING IN ENGLAND. ASCOT. Otago Witness, Issue 1761, 22 August 1885
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