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SOUTH AUSTRALIAN JOCKEY CLUB.
NEW YEAR'S MEETING JANUARY 3, 1876.
Stewards—Sir John Morphett, Hon. Sir Henry Ayers, K.C.M.G., M.L.C., Hon. John Crosier, M.L.U., W.B, Rounsevell, Esq., M.P., G. Bennett, Esq., Henry Hughes, [?], W. St.
Ktq., L. Gordon, Ksq7, W. K. Simms, Esq., M.P., Dr. KA?rt PeeL Judge—lt M. Baget, Esq. Starter—G. Bennett, Btq. Olerk of tt? Course —Mr, J* Boifee. The ttew Tearis Day Baoes . tookplaoe on Monday, <m the Souti\ Australian , Oourse, better known as the Elder Course, Morjpnettville. The day was warm, but mot isTfritistoely so, astd raclag men may think ? thuiwil'His favored in the weather, .'?etuUsriali; tin <*"?? of the jasr ' A day or *m later' the/ would probably pome in for a b(3Mcfielder, The ground was' in good running order, tiie late rains having prevented it trom bdngtos hard, but we wisre ' sorry *c obstrre that the eeuch grass bad made so Uttie headway. PrabaUy during next .-.- wtetor Ike running ground may be resown, *nd7il?a, it Is to be hoped th%t ahwp wiU not be allowed upon it befortjme roots have got* - firmbold of ttw soiL The tab?d lawn is an ?xMUemt arrangement, and when planted with ? 'grass:will, besides being a great convenience ha^e a very, pretty appearanoa. There are some improvements about the\gnunds tiiat require oarryiag otit The shed acojniinoaa. ? ' Uonls Uteumefeat, ted we could not see any wetorfartro?gh ?c* tones. These things we 'saajr-.tixpaat will -be jatfoadetl far in good time. ' The Rtaml improves upon aoquaintanoe, though m*. <i?t *dgt^f ** Tf^ 1* * ffwnwrtaVlft and. neat looHa^structure.' The front seats being so ftttte elevated above tits lawn give the ?oct^infii ''?a ? *a*y, - agreeable feeHng, as if tsny: were dose to the sport, wbJle at ;? the-same tima enjoying a • eodi manding view of the whole coarse. The so?&ern aspect of she Stand Is a very . 'great advantage—cool, and giving a -de llfhtfsl view of *he billr; While by looking to tbe right ?od left both Adelaide sad Glenelg 4>aa besnen. ?, It is a plt7^aat persons in the ,S^ad will rise when theJiorses are coming iv, for they .oan see.%• raee^pjrfeeUj witiiuat " moving- trom ncftr seats.- When, however, a few exalted turfites get on their bind legs the spectators tomedlrtLljwehipd-them are obliged to do the, same, very. soon the whole •rowd are' ttanffiboi. The' attendance was fair, but not so large as might have been er pected. The Grand Stand was about three quarters futi, and there was a eensiderable eoUeetloux>f peopte gathered abeutthe stoighV. ' A large ncmber of vehicles were in the carriage . pa^deek and iMldeltie oourse, Thfegattwrmg, however, wast not trash as we have been aeons tomedto on the East Park Lands, and the new racing ground tas not yet firmly established ltsdftn tmbSb favor. We do not oenslder Is. as a millia?i price for admission. That turn is Hot muca for a man to pay for fctw^?f?if, but working men will hesitate about taking their fami?es whhthem at Is. a bead. On the Remington Course that is the charge for admis sion to the HOI, from which the view of the ?ports is as good as Montefiore Hill afforded to the thousands who used to gather to witness bur volunteer review*, but persons are allowed to go on' the flit a.t the Saltwater Biver wttSsut paying anything. Outside the 10*. eseloraTe the Kin Oourse is all flat, so that it would not do to admit people free, but a sixpenny charge would be sumefsnt, and we believe tfakt it would give a greater return to the.xevdcua if tibe Club than the shilling will. If, however, large crowds are to be attracted to Morphetville, we trust bettor preparations will be made for their reception than on Monday. We should put the atten dance at about 3,000, aud they fared badly in the way of carriage and refreshment Mr. AHridge provided a lunch in his usual excellent style, but during the afternoon bis teetotal wash ran short, and thirsty souls, who objected either to too much alcohol or to any, oould get neither so la water nor lemonade. At the one booth outside the Grand Stand ene'c?ure the crowd was too great for persons to force their way through without more difficulty than the object would justify. Bomepenpl<t went across to the Morphett Arms Hotel, and literally "drank up all the beer." The railway arrangements were wretched, and eminently calculate! to make people avoid the coons. There were immense trains—sometimes ten carriages, four goods trucks that looked like " sheep pern, and the mall van. Of course there Wdsagreateo?oourseof people at the Bay, but it was supposed that with such a demand upon tiie resources of the Company trains would be ran every half hoar, Instead of hourly, but there was % great amount of disappointment and muddle. Far instancy, the last race was run at € o'clock, and shortly afterwards the train passed to Glenelg. When it returned it went at a great ra'e through crowds of people standing ou cash side of the line, and never Stopped, although three of the carriages had few occupants. When it came back from Ade laide, the impatient throng at the Baeecourse rushed the carriages, some climbing through windows, and others ever the coupling*, and oaring secured their places, were taken to Glenelg, where hundreds more joined them, and hundreds were left behind. The remit was, that though the last race was run at 6 o'clock, those who stayed for it, and depended on the railway, dM not reach town till nearly 8 o'clock. There was some disorder on the Course, and a foot p?lkeman was knocked down and his truncheon token from him. the constables used their stayer. and the troopsu coining to their assis tance some axre&ts were made. Tbere was seaie j9i ling and disorder in tbe gcods tracks of the train, bat) nothing seriout happened, though io tfcoso open curiagas tbere is considerable danger if jostling and struggling, to say nothing of fighting, begin, that some one may go over the rail* and be n>ade void meat of.
The first hones in ike paddock which com manded the greatest Attention were the pair from Lockley's, Impudence and Vibration, trained fay J. Mills. The former hone has already appeared on the turf, having ran at the lo?t Spring Meeting, when he showed some good racing qualities, asd the few defects then observable in him have been greatly remedied. When stripped he appeared to be almost fault less, and those who were at all competent to judge made him at once a great favorite. His stable companion, Vibration, fall sister to Echo, looked all that ene wold wish, but owing to bcr fractisusness before starting, and at the poet, it was next to impossible that she oould be expected to ran Into a decant position. Smuggler, by Conrad, stripped In fine condition, and frem nil compactness, and the fine points he displayed, he had a great many admirers. Shylie Sawn, by Tregeagle, is a fine upstanding filly, and though not tho roughly fit, showed a very good turn of speed, and if persevered with may torn ont a first-elan racehorse. The Hon. T. Kldet'a trio, Bedgaontiet, Lorenzo, and Vulcan, were as pat as hands oould possibly make them. The former to a certain extent justified the confidence placed in him, as shown by his run ning, while his stable companions did as much as was expected from them. The candidates for the Selling Hurdles were in about the same form as cross-country horses generally are found. Union Jack looked as lusty and powerful enough for any sort of work, frsm timber-topping to drawing a trolly, while poor llttie Norma was trembling from head to foot while being saddled. Reindeer and, Gambler were in good fettle, and the former would most probably have won but for an accident atone of the hardies. The three youngsters that came to the post for the Sapling were a credit to those who brought them oat, and from their style of cunning to day no fear need ba entertained of their future career. Lady Ferguson, that ran for the New Year's Gift, is a very fine-looking mare, with all the appearance of a racer, but she made no show in the contest. The trotting match was ?a absurd-looking affair from beginning to Mid. The horse that came In first was disqualified for breaking, but the mare, to which the stokes were awarded, did the same, though not so often; We always understood that if in a trotting match a hone broke the rider should turn him round, but this rule;was certainly not observed. The idea is that the hone should esmmenos trotting again from when he changed his pace, and to do this £t is neoessary to turn him round. As, however, much tune is lost in pulling up and turning round this is thought sufficient without going back. The rule of turning round should, how ever, be insisted on, or a trotting match ,is a farce. We will now give the events In detail. HAiDKBB. A Sweepstakes of 5 s?vs. each; 1 soy.. en trance, with SO soys. added. One mile. Weight forage. For all horses that have never won an advertised race of more than 20 soys. Mr. &, Bennett's bllce, Impudence, 3 yrs. by Tregeagle—Modesty, 7 st, 8 lbs. (J. Goode)... ... ... ... 1 He John Harvey's b.h. Doctor, 4 yrs., by Tregesgm, 9st (F. Ward), dee, 4 lbs. 2 Son. J. Crosiers fee. Smuggler, 4 yrs., 9?t (H. Bowe) ... .„ ... 3 Mr. W. Gilbert's The Neglected, 3 yrs., by Sweat William—Coral, 7 at. S lbs. (W. Beauohamp), dec. 2 lbs. 0 Mr. W. Sinclair's g.f. Shylie Bawn, 3 yrs., by Tregeagte—RangatijEa, 7 st. 5 lbs. J. Oliver), dec lib. ... 0 Mr. J. OoxelTsch.c Clio, 3yrs., 7st Slha. (W. Hocking)... ... 0 Hon. J. Owner's UM. Maritaaa, 5 yrs., 9 st. 3 lbs. <B> Bowe) 0 Me T. Jaokson'a r.f. The Nightingale, 3 yrs., 7st.slbs.(O.Oraeknell),decllb. ... 0 Mr. 6. Bennett's br.t Vibration, 3 yr*., t?y Talk o' tiie Hill-Ordeal, 7stslbs. ? (W.-Watter), deo.Blbs. 0 Mr. J. H. Bobertebn's br.o. St Baldred, , 8 yrs.. 6 st (F. Ward), dec. 2 lbs. 0 Hon. T. Elder's b.c. Lorex.*?, 3 yrs., 7st 8 lbs. (J. Hill) .. 0 Hon. T. Bldcrii bite. Vulcan, 3yra,,7st 8 lbs. (B. Nunn), dec 1 lb. 0 j Time, lmtn. 49 sees, j Betting—6 to 4on -the field. Impudence was the strong'favorite, some of hts admirers considering him worth backing at even against the field, and the result showed that their confidence was fully jastifted. After a slight delay, a very moderate start was effected, Man tana and Lorenzo having the advantage. Vibration, from bad temper or otherwise, hung on the post, and was never seen la the raea A cload of dust obscured the heroes after the start, and when they again became visible Impudence was observed to be making the cunning. After a third of a mile ha took thelead, and coming round intothe straight inoreaced it, and had .the game aU his own way, winning easily by a oupla of langths. There was a good strugglj for seoond place between Doctor and Smuggler, the former taking It SKUJBT} HOBDLS BACK. Of 101 tan. ; 5 soys. entrance. Selling conditions—lf to be sold for 100 soys., to carry weight for rge; if for 75 soys., al lowed 71b*.; if for 60 soys., 14 lbs.; if for 25 •ova,, 21 lbs. Winner to be sold immeiiatoly j after race, and any surplus to go to Baoe Fund. .Three miles. Over 14 hurdles. Mr. BL O, Blackmoie's h>a. Union Jack by Union Jaok-5 yrs. (£109), 11 st 8 lbs. (F.Ward) ... ... ... 1 Mr. K. Swinden's g.m. Nerma, aged (£5O), 11 St.lib. (Mr. Lytton) ... 2 Mr. T. O'Oearj's b.g. Beindeer, aged (£25). 10st 8 lbs. (Owner) 0 Mr. H. Bennett's b.g. Gambler, 6 yrs. (£25), 10 st 8 lbs. (W. Shugg) 0 Time—7 mm. 53 sees. Betting—Even on the field. Beindeer and Union Jack were the favorites, j Norma was first over the first hurdle, with Beindeer in close attendance. At the second fence Norma, Beindeer, Union Jack, and j Gambler jumped in the order named; the same position was maintained to the thiid, with the ezesptfon of Gambler changing places with Union Jade At the fourth fence Norma was still leading, Gambler and Jack j taking the fence at the same time. Fifth | fence, Norma, Gambler, Jack, and The : Deer coming round the tuts, speed was j put on," and there began to be a change j of places, and in front of the Stand Gambler and Union Jack were abreast over the hurdle. In the Bocond round Mr. Black more 1* horse led over the first hurdle, Gambler and Beindeer esming next together, and the grey m<ue, which was getting pumped out, last. Gambler fell back into third place. Soon Kein deer challenged the leader, aud was making a fine race of it, till at a hurdle on the east side ' he swerved against the wiag, bruised his rider's knes, broke a stirrup, and then, in taking the fence, threw him. Mr. O'Leary lay stunned for some time, but was found not to have sustained any serious injary, though a good deal cut and scratched about the face. From this time Union Jack had it all his own way and came in with the loose horse, taking the leaps abreast of him. Norma was a very bad second, and Gambler refused the last hurdle and could not be induced to take it After the raea Union Jack was offered for sale, but no bid over the reserve price being made, be was withdrawn, BATLTKO STAKES. A Sweepstakes of 6 soys. each, with 60 soys. added; half forfeit Five furlongs. For two Team old—Colts, 8 st 10 lbs.; fillies, 8 st. 7 lbs. No allowance to geldings. Second horse to save his stake. Mr. J. H. Robertson's b.c Don Fernando, by Don Giovanni—Butterfly, 2 yrs., Bst 101bs.(S.Nunn) 1 Mr. G. Bennett's b.t Repetition, by Talk o' the Hill—Ordeal, 2 yrs., Bst 7 lbs. (J. .Goode) 2 Mr. A. J. Baker's b.c Dalon, by Luoifer— Gipsy Lass, 2yrs., Bst 10 lbs (J. Jenkins) 0 Time—l mm. 9* sees. Betting—Even on the field. Presumption wai scratched, so the contest lay between three. A very good start was < fleeted, Dolon loading with the Don next and Repetition last, the three being pretty well apart. Towards the turn the haughty Sp?uiard overhaul.d Lucifer's son, and proved mire than a match for him. Tfcera was a splendid struggle between the three in the straight, but
Dolon fell back, and the Don just beat Repe tition. OBAHD SrASD PLATR. A Sweepstakes of 5 soys. each; 1 sev. en trance, with 69 soys. added. Two miles. Weight for age; for three years old and up* wards. Hon. T. Elder's ch.g. Bedgauntiet, by Lucifer—Malla, 5 yrs., 9 st. 5 lbs., (H. Tothtll) 1 Mr. J. Ooxtll's oh.o Clio, 3 yrs., 7 st. 5 lbs., (W. Hocking), dec 2 lbs. 0 Hon. J. Crozier'a bo. Smuggler, 4 yrs., 9 st (ft. Bow*), dec 1 lb. 0 Mr. G. Bennett's b.t Eunset, 3 yrs., 7 st 2 lbs. (J. Goode) 0 Mr. J. H. Robertson's eh.c. AU Baba, 3 yrs. 7.t5Hw.(P. Nann), dccllb.... ... 0 Time—3 mia. 47$ sees. Betting—4 to lon tho field for Redgaunflet A good start, Bedgauntlet and Sunset being the first to show in front, Clio third. All B*ba fourth, and Smuggler last, but pulling hard. At tbe south-eastern corner, Mr. Bennett's filly fell right back, and Bedgauntlet who had all along been going right away from his horses, came up the straight, and won with hands down, all the ethers being distanced. A trooper's horse insisted on galloping up the straight with the racers, and on being held In bucked furiously past the Stand and away to the western fenoe, his rider sitting him beautifully all the time, although at the commencement of the buftkjamping he lost one of his stirrups for a time. This clever piece of equestrianism was much admired, especially by real horsemen and old bushmen who witnessed it TBOTTHia BaOH. , Of 60 soys. Three miles. Weights not less than 10 st, whether in saddle or harness. Four tntrle*, or no race. Mr. C. Sanderson's bUcm. Silvy, aged (Sandtnon) 1 Mr. V. V. Brown's b.g. Punch, aged (K. Lowe) 0 Mr. B. Swinden's blk.m. Gipsy, aged (J. Jenkins) 0 Mr. J. Mitchell's blkm. Polly, aged (Mitchell) 0 Mr. W. Crawford's gg. Volunteer, aged (owner) ... ... ... 0 Mr. M. Mallet'sch. Punch, aged (Mallet) ... 0 Time—9 mm. 4 sees. Silvy took tbe lead, with Mr. Brown*s Punch seoond, Mr. Mallett's Punch third, Volunteer fourth, and Folly and Gipsy bringing up the rear. The field soon formed a " line of linked sweetness long drawn out," the grey gelding foimlng the tiil end. Their distance apart varied from half a desen lengths to half a mile. Most of them broke occasionally, but, as Mr. Foots observed, its of no oonscqu-jnoe. On the south side daring the second round there was a change of places, one of the Punohs's and Silvy getting mixed up, but the mare breaking pulled up, and Brown's Punch went ahead, and came in first by two lengths. The others came In by degrees. Tbe owner of Silvy entered a protest against Mr. Brown's Punch, wbioa was main tained by the Stewards, and the seoond horse was deolared the winner. HBW TJS&B'S GIFT. A Handicap Sweepstakes of 7 soys. each, with 70 soys. added; 2 soys. nomination, with 1 soy. entrance to be paid at time of nomina tion ; 5 soys. acceptance. One mile and a balf. Second horse to save his stake. Mr. G. Bennett's blk.o. Impudenoe. 3 yrs., 6 at. 10 lbs. (J. Killduff) 1 Hon. Thomas Elder's eb,g. Bedganatlet, 5 yn.,9st (H.TothUl) 2 Mr. T. Bora's b.m. Mermaid, 4 yrs., 6 st 7 lbs. (J. Geogehan) 3 Mr. T. Jordan's chX Lady Fergusson, 5 yrs., Bst 2 lbs. (J. MUIb) 0 8. Bradley's bUh. Veto, aged, 7 st 2 lbs. (J. Goode) 0 Mr. B. Dempsey's b.h. Spartan, aged, 7st (J.OUiver) 0 Mr. J. Gilbert's br.L Revoke, 3yrs.<J. Osborne 0 lime-2 mm. 46$ sees. Betting—Even, gedgaunilet; 6to 4, Impu dence ; 3to 1, Lady Fergusson; sto 1 the others. Lorenzo and Maritana were scratohed. Red gauntlet and Impudence were the favorites. At the start Lady Jfergusson took the lead and kept h round the torn, the others altogether. On the south side of the Coarse Mr. Eder*s champion was ahead, with three others just behind him in a lump, and Bevoke and Veto all astern. Shortly after this Impudence let out and took reeoad place, Mermaid working into third position. On the east side Impudence collared the leader, and though shaken off, came up again, and after a sharp struggle, eatablUhed his superiority, and finally won with ease by two lengths, Mermaid an indiffe | rent third, and Spartan fourth. hacks' sm.raa baob. Of fifteen soys.; 1 soy. entrance; catch weights; post entrance; for all bones that have never won an advertised race, Mr. W. H. Ayliffe's b.m. Howard 1 Mr. T. Bora's b.h. Swffer ... 2 Mr. T, Boddington's b.m. Orphan Girl ... 0 Scoffer bolted, and went twice round the course before a start was effected. When brought to the post he sprang away with a good lead, which he kept till nearly half-way ronnd. when -Howard pulled and passed him, and came In an easy winner. Orphan Girl was nowhere.