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RACING IN ENGLAND.

SANDOWN PARK SECOND SUMMER

Friday, July 14. Eclipse Stakes, a plato of 10,00030vs ; the second received 500sovs, and the third lOOsovs. Eclipse Stakes course (about one mile and a-quarter). Duke of Westminster's b c Orme, by Ormonde —Angelica, 4yrs, 10.2 (M. Cannon) 1 Baron Rothschild's b c Medicis, by Robert the Devil or Florentine — Skotzka, 3yrs, 8.12 (T. Loates) 2 Baron de Hirsch's b f La Fleche, by St. Simon —Quiver, 4yrs, 9.13 (G.Barrett) 3 Colonel Noith's b c El Diablo, 4yrs, 9.13 (R. Chaloner) 0 Mr J. Charlton's b c May Duke, 4yrs, 9 10

(J. Watts) 0 Mr D. Baird's br f Silene, 3yrs, 8.12

(F. Pratt) 0

Betting : Evens on La Fleche, 2 to 1 agst Orme, 9 to 1 May Duke, 20 to 1 Medicis, 66 to 1 El Diablo, 200 to 1 Silene.

May Duke jumped off in advance of Orme, El Diablo, and La Fleche, with Medicis the whipper-in. A slow beginning was soon altered, as in the first furlong El Diablo rushed to the head of affairs from May Duke, Orme and La Fleche going oa third and fourth, with Silene and Medicis folio ving them at clear intervals. In passing the public entrance gate, La Fleche ran up to the girths of the already " labouring " El Diablo, but fche feJ\ back again to Orme a little further on, May Duke having assumed the command. At the bottom turn El Diablo dropped out, and May Duke came on a length in advanca of 0-me, who held a similar advantage over La Fleche, with the two three-year-olds gradually closing up. Fairly in the line for home Barrett was uneasy upon La Fleche, and had commenced to ride hard when Orme drew level with May Duke at the entrance to the rails. In another hundred yards Oi mo took up the running, whereupon ho began to hang to the left, and required nice handling in consequence. Below the distance Medicis passed La Pleche aud May Duke andsimparted fresh excitement to the race by challenging Orme, whose girths he reached opposite the lower ring, but could get no further, and suffered a clever defeat by half a length. After changing sides La Fleche struggled gamely on to lose second money by three lengths, with Silene fourth, May Duke fifth, and El Diablo tailed off. Time, 2min 11 4-ssec. Value of the stakes, £9285 to the winner.

Saturday, July 15.

National Breeders' Produce Stakes, of 5000sovs ; for two-year-olds ; the breeder of the winner received 300-?ovs, the breeder aud owner of the second 200 soys each, and the breeder and owner of the third lOOjovs each. Five furlongs. Mr C. J. Blake's eh c Delphos, by Necromancer

—Sibyl, 8.4 (T. Loates) 1 Mr D. Cooper's borbr f Glare, 9.6 (F. Webb) 2

Sir F. Johnstone's b c Matchbox, 9.0 1 (M. Cannon) .1 Duke of Portland's Schoolbook, 9.0 (J. Watts) 0 Sir R. Waltlie Griffith's Wedding Bell, 9.6 (Calder) 0 MrT. Jennings s, jun,, Arouya, 8.11 (W.Bradford) 0 Mr M. Dawson's Fulton, S 7 ... (A. White) 0 Betting : 6 to 5 on Delphos, 100 to 30 agst Matchbox, 10 to 1 Glare. Glare went up to the heels of Dalphos less than a quarter of a mile from home, and kept him on ttje stretch to the distance, when he shook her off and won by six lengths, Webb having abandoned pursuit in the last 100 yds. This "easy" did not prevent Glare from beating Matchbox three lengths for second place. Value of the stakes, £4379.

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RACING IN ENGLAND., Otago Witness, Issue 2063, 7 September 1893

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