RACING IN ENGLAND.
! THE TWO THOUSAND GUINEAS. Particulars of the result of this race are now to hand, as follows : — ; i TWO THOUSAND GUINEAS SIAKES, i A subscription of lOOiovs each; h. ft., for three-year- ! olds; colts, 9.0; fillies, B' 9; the second hor*e to i receive SOOsors out of the stakes, and the third save his stake. B. M. (one mile 17ydi) ; (79 subs.) Mr Douglas Baird's eh o Enthusiast, by Sterling —Cherry Duchess, 9.0... ... (T Cannon) 1 Duke of Portland's b c Donovan, by Galopin— Mowerlna,9.o ... ... (F Barrett) 2 MrAbiagton'sbro Pioneer, by Galopin— Moorhen, ' 9.0 ... ... . .... (J Watts) 3 Mr Hamar Bass' eh c, by Hermit— Ma Belle, 9.0 (JOsborne) O Lord Bradford's b c Swift, by Chippendale—Remorse, 9.0 ... ' ... . ' (Bickaby) 0 Mr 3 Gretton's blk c Miguel, by • Fernandez - Cream Oheeße, 9.0 ... ... (G Barrett) 0l0 l Mr T Jennings' eh c George, by Pqulet— Jesnnie, 9.0 ... ... ... ... (Nuttall) 0 Mr H Milner's eh c Homely, by Hermit— Wifey, 8.9 ' ... ... ... (B Martin) 0 Prince Soltykoff's eh o Gold, by Stirling-i-Lu-oetta, 9.0 ... •' ... »• '(M Cannon) 0 Betting : 85 to 20 on Donovan, 10 to 1 agst Pioneer, 100 to 6 Gold, 25 to 1 Enthusiast, 100 to 1 Ma Belle colt, Miguel, and Homely. < An interval of three-quarters of an hour allowed ample time for a paddock inspection of all the competitors save Donovan, who was saddled at the Ditch stables! Mr , Manning quickly despatched the business of weighing out, and well before time first signs of the coming race were given by the appearance on the course of George, Who led, the canter to the post, followed ia succession by Miguel, Gold, Homely, Enthusiast, Pioneer, Swift, and Ma Belle colt. Tlfe eight found Donovan awaiting them, and the white flag had been hoisted but a few minutes before it fell to an excellent start. George, in the centre, jumped' off in front and made the running at a rare' pace, 'having Gold as his nearest' attendant; 1 then nearly level on the right of > the line came
Miguel; with Donovan and Pioneer tanking the left, in front of. Swift, Ma Belle colt following in the centre, with Enthusiast last. 'The latter; improved his position, and after going a J couple of furlong's took his place third from the left, behind Donovan and Swift. ' At a rare pace they rased across the flat, but at the T.X.C. winning post George had shot his , bolt, and, together with Ma Belle oolt, began to drop out of the race, while Donovan and Pioneer drew 1 up on the left, with Swift and , Enthusiast close up, Miguel well np on the right, and Gold, who was being ridden to keep his place, and Homely in the centre. Ere reaching the Bushes Gold was in trouble, and passing that landmark the pace had told its tale on Swift, who was here' added to the beaten division, while before reaching the top of the hill Gold had shot his bolt. At this point Donovan was leading with a slight advantage of pioneer, close up lying Miguel by him* self on the far side, with Enthusiast at the favourite's heele. As they commenced the descent the four leaders got rid of Homely, who began to tail off, and Pioneer on the rails joined Donovan, the pair racing together just in front of Miguel, with Enthusiast at the leader's heels. Coming down the hill, Donovan answering to F. Barretts call got the better of Pioneer, whom he led into the dip by about half a length 1 , and with Miguel now running in difficulties, Enthusiast in the centre making his effort, challenged the favourite, with Pioneer struggling on gamely next the rails. The latter, however, could never recover his lost gromnd, and amidst the greatest excitement Enthusiast headed 'Donovan half way «p th« hill, and though the latter, running on looked like getting level again, a few strides from home Enthtsiast maintained his advantage in a ding-dong-finis)}, and won a magnificent race by a head ; Pioneer, three-quarters of a length off, was third, Miguel fourth, then came Gold fifth, Swift sixth, Ma Belle colt seventh, Homely eighth, and George last. Time, lmin 45 l-ssec. Value' of stake, £4000. , ■
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Otago Witness, Otago Witness, Issue 1961, 20 June 1889
RACING IN ENGLAND. Otago Witness, Issue 1961, 20 June 1889
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