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KING EDWARD HANDICAP: Won by Lodi

1908 KING EDWARD HANDICAP

Run on 12 August 1908 in saddle for 140 sovs; second horse 21 sovs, and third horse 14 sovs from the stake. Two miles.

Mr W Clarice's b m Lodi, by Rothschild - Espanita, 5yrs, 3sec (M Allan) 1.

Mr J Parson's b g Scotia, aged, 12sec (M Edwards) 2.

Mr J A Buckland's b m Vitella, 6yrs, 3sec (A Piper) 3.

Red Child 2sec, Opihi 6sec, Viewmont 8sec, Storm 8sec, Houtere 10sec, Master Dudley 11sec and Previous 11sec also started.

Scotia, trotting nicely, led the field for a mile, Storm taking second position, while Lodi moved up fast from the back mark. Lodi was on terms with the leaders six furlongs from home and Red Child was also within striking distance, when he broke badly. Storm fell at the top turn, leaving Lodi and Scotia to fight out an interesting finish. Lodi won by a length, and Vitella was fifty yards away third, just beating Red Child on the post. Time 4min 47 2/5sec.

Credit: Star 12 Aud 1908

 
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