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1907 SPRING MEETING: Second Day


Though rain fell during the early morning it had stopped by noon, but the afternoon remained dull with occasional showers.

Despite this, there was a fair attendance at the Metropolitan Trotting Club's course, the major portion of whom were visitors from other parts of the Dominion. By starting time the racing track was in very bad condition, and it got worse as the afternoon wore on, thereby affecting the prospects of the back-markers considerably.

The racing was particularly interesting, while the fine sum of £11,280 was passed through the totalisator. Results:-

HORNBY HANDICAP (in harness) of 130 sovs; second 19 sovs and third 13 sovs from stake. Two miles.

Mrs R O Dunan's ch c King Cole by Ribbonwood-Kola Nut, 3yrs, 21sec (I Price) 1
G G Holmes's Lord Spec, 21sec (F Holmes)2
T G Fox's Te Porangi, 20sec (Owner) 3

Prince Randle 5sec, Combine 10sec, Viceroy 15sec, Thistle 17sec, King Tracey 20sec, Frithioff 23sec (coupled with Lord Spec), Lady Disdain 21sec, Thicket 25sec and Exchequer 25sec also started.

King Tracey soon took charge, and led for over a mile from Lady Disdain and King Cole. Then the latter got to the front and stalling off a desperate challenge from Lord Spec in the last furlong, won by a neck. Te Porangi was third forty yards back followed by Exchequer. Time, 5min 19 3/5th sec. Dividends - On King Cole £2 15s; on Lord Spec £2 2s.

LYTTELTON HANDICAP (in harness) of 170 sovs; second 25 sovs and third 17 sovs from stake. Two miles.

J Tasker's ch g Derringcotte by Prince Imperial, 5yrs, 9sec (Owner) 1
J L Jopp's Darwin, scr (J Messervey) 2
J Brankin's Peacock, 12sec (Owner) 3.

Prince Warbeck 4sec, St Joe 13sec, Impatient 14sec, Tea Tree 14sec, Mavourneen 14sec, Roseneath 15sec, Colossus 18sec and Almont Junr 18sec also started.

Roseneath soon established a substantial lead from Colossus and Peacock, which she held till within two furlongs from home. Then Peacock and Derringcotte closed on her, and the latter won by three lengths from Darwin, who was half a length in front of Peacock, with Roseneath fourth. Time, 5min 16 2/5th sec. Dividends - On Derringcotte £6 12s; on Darwin £3 18s.

SOCKBURN HANDICAP (in saddle) of 125 sovs; second 18 sovs and third 12 sovs from stake. One mile and a half.

M Clarice's b m Lodi by Rothschild-Espanite, 4yrs, 16sec (R Allen) 1
T Yarr's Dumb Bell, 14sec (F Holmes) 2
W K Hazlett's Viceroy, 11sec (A Lagon) 3

Cleopatra scr, DCL 3sec, Major Rothsea 5sec, Scottish Mac 6sec, May Wilkes 7sec, Seaweed 9sec, Fancy Girl 10sec, Lord Rue 12sec, Dusky Morn 12sec, Glenroy 13sec Bellona 15sec, Joy 16sec, Tornado 17sec Peter Allan 17sec, Major Irvington 17sec, Kimber 17sec and The Gift 17sec and Rockefeller 17sec (coupled) also started.

The Gift and Joy showed the way from Bumb Bell and Lodi all through the first mile. Once into the final round Dumb Bell took charge, but Lodi got to him in the back straight, and a great race resulted in favour of Lodi by half a length. Viceroy was third ten lengths back. Time, 3min 55 4/5th sec. Dividends - On Lodi, £3 10s; on Dumb Bell £1 5s

CHRISTCHURCH HANDICAP (in harness) of 300 sovs; second 45 sovs and third 30 sovs from stake. One mile and three-quarters.

J Cooper's b h Lord Elmo by Rothschild-Judah, 5yrs, 4sec (J Milne) 1.
S E Tasker's Marian, 9sec (J Tasker) 2
H Wells's Terra Nova, 3sec (J Messervey) 3

Sal Tasker scr, Vanish 2sec, Advance 8sec, OYM 4sec, Cocoanut 6sec, Fusee 7sec, Onward 11sec, and Master Poole 11sec also started.
Marian soon ran past Onward and Master Poole, and with a round gone was well clear of the pair, while Lord Elmo headed the others. For over a mile Marian kept her position, but then Lord Elmo closed on her, and Terra Nove deposed Master Poole. Once into the final roundLord Elmo took charge, and from this out was not troubled, winning by three lengths from Marian, who was a similar distance in front of Terra Nova. Then in order came Master Poole, Fussee, Sal Tasker and Advance. Time, 4min 22sec. Dividends - On Lord Elmo £4 12s; on Marian £3 6s.
NOVEMBER HANDICAP Of 180 sovs; second 27 sovs and third 18 sovs from stake. Two miles.

H F Nicoll's b m Success by Rothschild-Sedgemere, 5yrs, 18sec (A Pringle) 1
R Davidsom's Elmwood, 17sec (R Burson) 2
R Peel's Woodbury, 15sec (J Tudhope) 3

Carl 8sec, Vanclare 10sec, Hinau 10sec, Te Whiti 11sec, Redchild 11sec, Master Dudley 12sec, Begonia 13sec, Storm 15sec, Vanity 15sec, Sir Joe 17sec, Tea Tree 18sec, Brown Ribbon 19sec, Mahanui 19sec and Battleaxe 19sec also started.

Elmwood soon took up the running, and being joined by Success in the back straight the pair went on a long way in advance of Storm and Woodbury. There was little to choose between Success and Elmwood till half way through the concluding circuit, where Success established a slight advantage and just managed to last long enough to win by a length. Woodbury was third a dozen lengths back. Time, 5min 6sec. Dividends - On Success £2 3s; on Elmwood £3 15s.

BREEDERS' HANDICAP (in harness) of 180 sovs; second 24 sovs and third 16 sovs from stake. Two miles.

J McDonnell's br g Impatient by Prince Imperial, 6yrs 5sec (Owner)
M Friedlander's Woodlander, 16sec (C Kerr) 2
E Bowes's Roseneath, 7sec (M Albaugh) 3

Vitella 7sec, Sydney 8sec, Havelock 8sec, Senator 12sec and Torpedo Bill 14sec also started.

Woodlander soon established a big lead, and with a mile gone was a dozen lengths to the good of Impatient, Roseneath and Vitella. In the concluding round the leader tired, and Impatient got to the front, winning easily by twelve lengths from Woodlander, who was forty yards in front of Roseneath. Time, 5min 22 2/5th sec. Dividends - On Impatient £9 16s, on Woodlander £1 8s.

RAILWAY HANDICAP (in saddle) of 130 sovs; second 19sovs and third 13 sovs from stake. One mile.

J Gray's br m Miss Burlington, by Young Burlington-Miss Harewood, 6yrs, 4sec (M Allan) 1
R D Petrie's Factory Boy, 5sec (A Wilson) 2
C H Gorton's Fredrick, 6sec (A Piper) 3

Plain G scr, Ben Hur 5sec, Al F 7sec, Sonbrino 7sec, Bessie B 9sec, Victor Huon 10sec, Begonia 10sec, Victor C 11sec, Woodbury 11sec, and Mavourneen 11sec also started.

Mavourneen showed the way past the stand well clear of Victor Huon, Ben Hur, and Fredrick. When well into the back straight Miss Burlington took second place, and Factory boy headed the others. A furlong from the post Miss Burlington drew clear, but she had to be ridden right out to stall off a late run by Factory Boy, a head only seperating the pair at the finish. Fredrick was third four lengths back followed by Al F. Time, 2min 24sec. Dividends - On Miss Burlington £10 6s; on Factory Boy £2 3s.

ROYAL HANDICAP (in harness) of 175 sovs; second 25 sovs and third 17 sovs from stake. One mile.

J Milne's br g Hamlin by Prince Imperial-Minnie, aged, 6sec (Owner) 1
C Kerr's Wild Arab, 6sec (Owner) 2
L Fontenoy's Grey Echo, 7sec (J Messervey) 3

Imperialism 4sec, Elector 4sec, Austrey 5sec, Wild Duck 6sec, Galatea 7sec and Vivid 7sec also started.

Grey Echo and Vivid acted as pacemakers to the stand, where the latter lost her place, and Hamlin went on second. In the back straight Hamlin ran up to Grey Echo, while Wild Arab, Vivid and Elector were most prominent of the others. A furlong from the post Grey Echo broke, allowing Hamlin to go on and win comfortably by four lengths from Wild Arab, who was a length in front of Grey Echo. Time, 2min 34sec. Dividends - On Hamlin £4 11s; on Wild Arab 18s.

Credit: The Press 8 Nov 1907

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