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' The Tahuna Park Trotting Club was ; both Jucky and unlucky with the openingclay of if 3 autumn meeting— lucky in the fact that the h<-a\y lain which set in did not commence until a couple of races liad been got off, and all the intending"^ patrons had arrived; and unlucky in the' fact that the raio kept the people penned 1 " in the stand for the greater part of Hie day. The club opened the stand to the outside patrons when the rain had gu-etr fctrong evidence that it had arrived on a, J ( long visit, and this kindly consideration , wa<* no cloubT much appreciated. The track became very heavy when the racing and rain had churned it up, but still 1 there was a eolid bottom, and Ihe>e was t only a loose surface mud. which m*yer , becomes as bad a3 tlie clay track m f'hiisi-, church. The day's proceedings opened with, the Trial Handicap, which was contested by a large field; but Bell Metal, a -on of Bellmaji, was quickly out on his own, and although evidently in ing at the finish, won by a good mai<?in from Kinsman, who shaped well o\w the U~.t mile. Little George had a comforiab'e win in the Pony. Race, and J.O. had no giear difficulty in keeping clear of the field in the Tahuna Cup, although he wa^ doing his best up to a mile and a-half. From that out^ he was never in trouble, and got home in , 4mm 59 3-ssce. Piracy, who waa sore, did not act well in the first mile, but . was showing a good gait over the last half of, the journey. G.T.F. and Oi'io'-ne , R. had a. good bout over the first th-te; lap* in the Dunedin Handicap, but the* latter tirod, and the former woo easily; A great race was witnessed in the Highclass Handicap, and the spectators becamo very enthusiastic towards the finish. Afc various 6tages the names of Duchess of Rothschild, Flower GUI, Wild Arab, and

Fusee were proclaimed as the winner, and ' Success also looked a. dangerous member of the field at one part of the fray. Fusee, Success, and Flower Girl left the mark together, and the first-named had the inside berth. Success and Flower Girl wire soon supplanted by Duchess of llotli&ehild, who raced wheel to wheel with lusee, whilst Wild Arab was close in their v. ake. Going down the back stretch after beginning the last mile Wild Arab raced up to the loaders, and at the far tern the Duchess broke up, and lost several lergths. Wild Arab and Fusee cam© down the running together, and going along the back Wiid Arab went on about a length j in front of Fusee. The latter got on terms again -v tho turn, and both turned for home together. The nam« of b'-th were called as winners, but in the last furlonsj Fusee outstayed Wild Arab, and beat him at the post by about two lengths : whilst Duchess of Rothschild, who had come on again, wa3 about four lengths away. Price drove a great race, and was accorded an ovation from the spectators. He did not get too much room, and one of his wheels got on to the grass cuth time h^ turned out of the straight. His generalship in making the turns and keeping the others up to the collar was a treat to \vitnes3, and the merit of the reinsmanship was all the more pronounced because he had such men as M. E. Albaugh, C. Kerr, M. Allan, and M. Edwards up against him in the race • Music had the Blectric Handicap won in the first quaiter. and Lottiedale had nothing to trouble her afreT she settled Casey, who was in trouolo with his gear. Wild Arab kept. Miss Burlington bnsy in the Dash Handicap. I ur his race in the High-class Handicap iiad ti ken a lot of vim out of his stride, and although he put Tip a good fight had to go uudcr to tho mare at the finish.

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THE TAHUNA PARK TROTTING CLUB MEETING., Otago Witness, Issue 2763, 27 February 1907

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THE TAHUNA PARK TROTTING CLUB MEETING. Otago Witness, Issue 2763, 27 February 1907