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THE CHAMPION EACE DAY.
Tho race for tho championship of the Austra lirn colonies is over-witnessed by 35,000 people, and won by a Victorian horse. Flying Buck, when tho prospects of Victorian pre-ominenca were' dubious, came to the rescue, saved tha national reputation, mid achieved a victory. Hs como as othor heroes havo come-from, whence ho was least expected; of respect- ado pedigree, but unknown, he hold a placo in tho rearward rank ; he has, however, won, mid honceforth will bo famous. AU that his competitors can complain of is his extrem i
ill-bi coding in leoving thom so far behind. No v , South Wclchmon may sneor, Tasmanian« look d'smayed, and South Australians bewoil over their "Barber," but the laurels romain with
Victoria. Having said so much, wo will, before ' describing the race itself endeavour to g'.ve
some account of the features connected with it. J
F ,r doys previous to the race steamers from ; the neighbouring colonies and the seaboard of j
Victorio have boen crowded with passengers ; while from Ballarat and Dunolly, from Bendigo
and the Ovens, they carno in as great numbers as . tho conveyances available would contain. From I an early hour on Saturday morning Melbourne hecamo tho entrepot of eager oxpoctants of tin sport from tho suburban districts. By river, by rood, and by rail, in vehicles an! on foot, thoy poured in thousands. Brigh- ton tho soawnrd, Kow tho Arcadian, St. Kilda tho secluded, Prahran the spacious, Col- lingwood and Richmond the noisy, each con- tributed its quota. At 10 o'clock the streets load- ing to tho Sponcer-streot Railway Terminus began to bo traversed by continuous streams of peoplo, Mil witl'.;n an hour afterwards the station "was completely blockaded. Tho authorities to the last appear to havo Bhown great inaptitude, and to have totnlly disbelieved the popular state- ment as to tho numbers who would avail them- selves of that route. The platform nt the Salt- water River completed, thoy seemed to imagino that all tho necessary preparations were made, and that there was no occasion to obtain the aid
of polico or erect barriers of any description to prevent tho ingress of the crowd. The throa ordinary " pigeon-holes " woro alono usod for tho solo of tickets, and, until o lato period of tho day, only threo or four policemen wero in attendance, andi os if to make matters as awkward as possible,
the liiht-class tickets were only to ho obtained at the aperture nearest the entrance, and where tho grcnt majority who wished 2s. tickets had to struggle to get post, thus increasing the confu- sion. On tho platform matters wore no bettor. Tho first-class enrriagos woro placed in various ports of tho train, and no ono know where to find them, and thoy wero rushed by socond-oluss passongors. In ono train 33 persons, most of whom hold first-class tickets, bad to rido down shut up in a luggage-van, without light and almost without air. It is said that some hundreds went down without paying nt all ; certain it is, thot, in many instances, tho tickets wero never asked for. At 12 o'clock the crowd had increased nearly across tho street, and the rush to obtain tickets and seats was overwhelm- ing. It was not until after this period that any attempt, by closing tho entrances, or othorwiso, was made to check the crowd ; thoso who got in a hnu with tho doors woro impelled forward by the pressure from behind, and to retreat was im- possible. Several women fainted, and their erics, and thoscrearns of children resounded on ovory side. To moot.this exigency not the slightest prepara- tion had been made; and wc aro credibly in- formed that no application was made for the assistance of the polico until Saturday morning, a .d then not until after thoy had boen otherwise disposed of. Altogether the arrangements (or rather want of arrangements) woro most repre- hensible At tho racocourse-platfonn mattera WBro managed very differently, and the precautions
taken at the one end was a remarkable contrast to ' the absence of any at tho other. The wholo of the
inismaiuigomont is attributable to. the stubborn i retubiil on the part of tho unthorities to appoint places in tho city at whioh tickets might bo obtained. Having disposed of this somewhat
unpleasant matter, and mentioned tho route by which some 10,000 or 12,000 persons found .
their way to tho courso, wo now turn to'; the road. Kuli of forebodings were tho " cabbies," when they hoard that thoro was to boa station at the courso, and dejected wore thoir countenances when they saw thousands wending their way westward; while the cry "Now for th rices, mot with no responso. There stood the abs in long ranks, while tlioir owners might bo hoard muttering " curses, loud and doep," at the railway. But in tho midst of
their gloom and dejection a ray of hope shot up, i and fortune smiled once moro on this much- | maligned race. Mystoriously enough, hundreds j wore soon coming from the direction o£ tho rail- j way. .Cabs wero hailed, and increased fares wore |
paid unquestioned. Cabby spon saw what " was in tho wind." Shares in cabs went up, oudßs. were demanded for a seat, and agreed to more
readily than half-a-crown an hour boforo. Great j ?was the exultation of the cabmon, and many were the sneers' that the disappointed railway ox curtionists had to submit to. Tho tide had turned, and cab after cab rattled off along tho Flemhigton-road. Steady-going drays, filled with steadier people-furniture vans, going tandem Ainorican waggons, four-in-hand -well-to-do citi- zens and thoir wives in doeent traps-patricians in broughams-spreoish clerks in dashing turn o ilB, «ero all jostled, sworn at, and put in bodily terror by the invading swann of cabs. Hack horses that had trotted to St. Kilda and back twioo a-day for tho.last two years, and had never known that there existed any other four miles of rood on the earth's surface, suddonly found" themselves jour« neylng to new regions. From the hill, at tho cattle-yards, the point of junction of the two roads loading from Molbourno, tho scono was ! most exciting. Flocking over tho wholo space)
from the direction of North Melbourne, Colling- wood, and Carlton caine troops of pedestrians, among thom largo numbers of those who wera unable to obtain railway tickets. Muoh enduring fathers perspired'under the weight of thoir pater- nal responsibilities, while mothers woro not less burdoned with provisions. Heaven preserre Messrs. Horne, Darbyshire, and "them what's to blamo," for tlio ill-wishes they got. To thoso who rode in vehicles the desideratum was two oc moro wheels and a horse ; tho rest sank into in significance. Of well-appointed carriages thora were great numbers, Next after thom in point cf importance carno at intervals all tho omnibuses that Melbourne possessed. Of cobs rushing ta> and fro vye havo said enough. Bakers', butchers*, and 'sodawator-mtinufacturora' carts followed. Thon carno as many American waggons as hap- pened to be off the roads, and all tho drays that could be found. Tho labouring quadrupeds were M diversified in point of ago, strength, and value, as the ¡yohiclcs. ¿.Wheels woro the de- sideratum in the ono case, legs in tho other. As time wore on, and the thousands' of whom wo speak becatno concontratcd in tho vicinity of the race-courso, tho coup d'tett was magnirt cont--a Right such as never has been wit- nessed in tho Southern Homisphore, and one novor hitherto witnessed in Victoria, and which could only be obtainod when Britons, true to their instincts, woro bent on the onjoymont of that which to thom ¡B of all others the most en- gaging of entortainmonts-a horso-raco. But we forget the weather 1 and speak as if there woro none othor than fine days in Australia, anl hot winds woro as rare as snow-storms. The cynical Vicar of Luracor, when ho questioned the existence of fine days, hod not in his brightest vjsions dreamt of an Australian sky, or he would havo known bolter. Tlio day, al- though warm, was nil that could bo desired. TLo black threatening clouds which hod been ' hovering around far days before, had dispersed, . and- the hot wind and dust (so sooa
to follow) wero in abeyance. As train after train i disgorged its passengers on the platform, and
steamers from Melbourne and Geelong come up the Saltwater River with their living freight,
i chicle followed vehicle with loads, and troops of j horsemen, mingled with pedestrians, ontored tho i course at all points, tho scene becam.2 most animated. Thoso who had their own conveyances ranged them round the 'course, in positions from which tho race could be best soen, and the greater portion of those who carno down by railway (excepting tho holders of
tickets to tho stands), betook thomsolves to the I
hill. Tho appearances at this quarter, especially ! a' the earlier period of tho day, wero those of i enjoyable pic-nio parties. Broughams, buggies, I and dogcarts, as well as loss protonding vehicle?, ' had found their wa to the top, and the horses I wero talton out mid loft quietly feoding ; hampers I wero unpacked, and the lids knocked off case3 I which boro prominently the brands of Her I Majesty's Customs; knives and forks wera clamoured for, and " good things" unsparingly dispensed, the races being only one portion of the entertainment. Scattered over the side of the hill there were other groups; hard-working
men, their wives, and children-less ostentatiou3 I in appearance, and feasting less sumptuously, ] but with an appetite, both for the viands and the I races, probably as keen ns that of their I superiors, It was noticed ns an especial feature in the " events" of Saturday, that it was tho first occasion of tho kind at which respectable persons of all classes had turned out with their families for tho purpose of a day's onjoyment. ¡The prevailing good order and tho respectability of tho concourse was a general thorne Of course thero was both drunkenness and disorder, but not to any groat extent, and, apart from the iinmediato vicinity of tho booths, thero was littlo or none. Injshort, wo may venturo to say, in spite of Leagues of Progress and stump orators, that no other city of tho size of Mol- bourno in the world could havo poured forth from tho ranks of its population so large a num. bcr of persons bearing the ovidonco of the enjoy- ment of worldly comforts as appeared on tho Race-course on Saturday. If thero Was littlo splendour, thero was loss poverty ; if not honoured hy tho presenco of peers, it was not disgrocad by tho company of black-legs. As the hour of the first rooo drew nenr, the hill becamo densely crowded from summit to baso. Tho number of persons on it during tho Champion race were computed at 10,000. The stands, of courso, oxcopted, the best view of the races wai to be hod from tho hill, partioulnrly from tin .southern end of it, and it is o matter of surpass that moro poisons did not visit it. Tho public conveyances were ranged as near as possiblo to tho winning post, and sums varying from 2s. Gi, to Cs. wero charged for standing room, and oven then it was scarcely possiblo to obtain a glimpse of tho course. Outsido the charmed circle thero was very littlo in the way of betting, and the general feeling oppoared to bo an onjoymont of the race, ns such, or else that " the books" had been made up before.
Long before noon, fully four times as many persons as over visit the races, even on tho Mtoeplechoso day, had assembled on tho course, and each succeeding moment added its tons and twontios to tho alroady vast proportions of tho multitude For fully three hours the unbrokon lido rolled on, while all tho timo
" Tho horaomen and tho footmon woro pouring in
Yet, prodigious as was tho numbor of now comora, the course absorbed all, with little apparent in- crease to tho magnitude of tho crowd already col- lected. Quito nn hour boforo tho first saddling boll rung, nil threo stands woro fully occupiod, the centro ono, set apart for Indios, presenting a peculiarly gay appearance. Hero every possiblo uovico of tho roillinor's art had been resorted to ; and to complote the general effect, ¿very manu- facturing city in tho world must have been laid under contribution. Such gentlemen as vonturod into that dangerous placo woro scarcely less gaily attired, tho least sporting amongst thom boin» got up in tho most " racy1' manner. Every third" man had a double-borrolod " Dolland". slung over his shouldors, and nono without a long waist- coat, a squaro-flappod shooting coat, and a bat- ting-book, embellished on the bock with alarga gilt race-horse, seemed to meet with tho slightest consideration. A scarcely less animated appeoranco was presented in the onclosuro on the other sido of the course, tito inner portion of which was closed to all carriages not flying tho
Yellow nae : whilo the blue, or li. Hnknt w,i"
sufficient open Sésamo to tho lower end. In the neighbourhood of the booths progression had already become a matter of difficulty, and pro- curing refreshments almost an impossibility. It wits, porliaps, on account of tho crowd thut loss music and acrobatism wore provided than is usual ou a, race day. Some enterprising Auglo lîthiopians,' and a wandering minstrel or two, plied thoir vocations under momentarily increas- ing ombiurassments ; and the " fancy" mustorod very strong in front of a " temple of art" orootod m a night. Hero practical illustrations of tlio i oblo scionco of bruising woro given at short intervals, and, after all, ono got a good deal for Ins monoy. A study of physiognomy, such as t uuld bo obtained in no othor place tluiu at the x'auopticon, or homo short timo ago on board Hor Majesty's hulk Success, was here provided for tlio small chai'go of Is., and the additional ex- citement of watching nil your pockets at onoo was thrown in. In a secluded portion cf tho river bank a few speculative piopriotorB of roulette tablos, and othor less ox j illusive gambling apparatus, plied fora timo a
lucrativo trado. But tho "littlo game" was too ¿,tod to last, and a swoop that Mr. Dana's funo ' nonaries made spoilt tho innocent timusomo it.
Summary confiscation of tho appliances emma I, und cool, but rather dark quarters, wero proyid.il lu tho van for those who were not fortunato enough to dude capture Still, as. we havo said, vi ith ntl tho pushing, cramming, and oxcitomont, ;i mid tlio babel of tongues, the drawing of swoops, mid perpetual uobblorising, a moro orderly crowd ! « ,is uover assomblod on any great public ooca
i.'on. Every one seoinod bent upon thorough I I'njoymoiit, and minor inconveniences wero ut | tei'ly disregarded. This desirable stato of things
«na groatFy brought about through tho fora thoughl of the management, which had put a »iiict veto on the admission of any vellidos to lins portion of tho course. Those who had boon jujinorsiifferei's from tho intermixture of horaos mid cars with the crowd on foot fully iipprooiatod i ho obsonco of the objectionable ingredients.
But that unmusically-toned bell m tho enclo- sure rings for tho saddling : we will, therefore, at ince adjourn to tho paddock to witness that into lcsting operation.
Animais which had boon led about for tho lost half hour, mysteriously and wonderfully clothed, nothing of thom being visible but their noses, eyes, legs, and tails, aro now denuded of their raimont, r.nd connoisseurs flock in from all quarters" to scan their condition. This quadruped is pronounced li o IIOBIIV, and the othor too iine-drawii, togo two miles, while tho bandage on the near fore log of . a third at once precludes him or her from a place j in the coming race. It being the first day of the | henson, more than ordinary attention was bo I Mowed upon the appearance of the nags, and old
liwouvites and maiden horses passed alike undor the critic's eyo. The fairness of the handicapping was well attested by the fact, that 10 out of the 17 animals entered for tho first raco both ac- cepted and carno to tho post, the only absontoo I bumg Mr. Lord's mai'e Flora, who broko down in
her training a few days ago. Considerable anxiety was ovincod tosco the New Zealand horse Camdon, who has before now successfully competed with Mr. Redwood's ífyora and (ho Sydney favourite Zoo. The horso stript in, excellent condition, having got rid of the superabundant flesh with which ho was burdonud a short time ago. Mr. Austin's liand smno chesnut Nimblotoo also met with a good deal of attention: a glance, however, showed that ho was far too fat to go well for moro than a milo-a judgment confirmed by his subsequent miming. Woodpecker also was pronounced unfit ; and though a partial favourite somo days previously, at once receded in the market. ? Mr. Duppa's Wildrako, own brother to Phoobo, wa* declared to be a weed, and Mr. Tait's Jossina also unequal to the work out out for hor. Booswing, Gafier Groy, and Green Linnet, each had their admirers ; and Bendigo was not altogether with- out support. Camden, however, had a very de- cided call, not moro than 2 to 1 against him, and that reluctantly, being obtainable at the start. Of the remaining hon>es, Sheet Anchor was con- demned as not aBtayer, and tho paco was expooted to bo rather too good for Warhawk, Logor, and Gay Lad._ The lottor's forward position in the meo surprised many, and »t was thought by Boms that had not Holmes taken too much out of him under tho hill, the finiflli would havo boon closer.
Tho process of clearing tho courso was soon ac- complished by Mr. Rowe and his assistants, ami every bit of van tago ground from which avio w of the race could bo had was presently oooupiod. A slight delay, owing to the late arrival of Ci nideii and Wildrako, caused the start to take
place about half-an-hour after the appointed
Mr. Burt's maiden effort in Victoria with the led flag was not successful. At the second at
tempt ihr liuiteu got well away, tho load boing j taken Linly in the nice by Nimbletoe, of which ho wns not deprived until arriving at the gate
turn. G.ry lind shortly after ¡tingled himself from. : .l.e ruck, mid took up tho running nt a strong ¿nee. Hero the tailing began, Jessmn, Nimble toe, Woodpecker, and Peterborough being amongst tho beaten ones. Camden challenged nt tho hill, and running up to Gay Lad, who scon cried enough, como first up the distance, ! and ultimately landed a winner by o couple of I lengths, second honours going to Gay Lad, Tiger
and Beeswing finishing third and fourth. Tho official time of 3 min. 46J seo. is vorv good.
I Kr. Redwood, and other gentlemen in the . linbit of timing rucos, wo believe think tho Han-
dicap occupied soveial seconds longer ; whilo it is t also stated that tho Champion Sweepstakes was j mu in three or four seconds less than 5 min. 57A I sers., as given by the chronometer. Consider-
able cheering greeted the Now Zealand victory. By it wo understand Mr. Duppa, I has netted upwards of 20.000Z., independently of i the stakes, a wager of 2 to 1 having been laid i that he would not win a single race during tho
lato and following spring meetings. As an hour was to elapse between the Handicap and the great event of the day, there was nowan imme- diate rush to luncheon, which all, some in booths, others in carriages, and a vost number on the grass, seemed to enjoy amazingly, no alarm about their books being all wrong operating os a bar to appetite. The scene now presented a very beau tiful appooranco ; tho vost multitudo on the hill woro breaking up into little groups, whilo «very ' moment fresh hundreds were seen hurrying over I tho green sward to the immediate scene of action.
About this time it was known that tho London had arrived from Sydney, having on board a number of gentlemen anxious to see the race.
But it is timo to re-visit the saddling paddock, ?where the clothing is being already removed front the eighteen horses yet remaining in the Champion r.tco, Zíngara having been scratched after the Handicap. Alice Hawthorn was the first out, and w ns loudly cheered as she took hor «inter past tho stand. Critics said sho was a littlo too fleshy, but as sho is never trained very fine wo think there was not much fault to find with her condition. Tomboy seemed iu tolerable fettle, though ovidently short of work. He woro a ban- dage on the hliaky leg, nnd'was taken down the course at the gentlest; of canters by Monaghan, under whose able guidance, heiwns placed.
Mr. Redwood's trio emerged nearly together, tho mares being perfect pictures, and the old horse in very racing form. Sir Hercules and Quickstep followed. The black horso'is a very showy annual, and had a coat as sleek as satin. His admirers woro moro numerous than thoso of Quickstep, who seemed rather small for a three miler, although displaying all that trainer's art could do towards rendering her lit for the work.
The Champion swimmer, tho Barber, mot with littlo notice ; chiefly, wo believe, because ho was not recognised. Ho seems to bo o nico cob, and admirably adapted to carry weight, but cortainly not the class ot animal wo should havo thought would havo been solected to represent South Australia. Sailor and Quiz-tho-wind stript ra innrknbly well, and reflected great credit on their trainer, Johnny Cutts. Nutwith was anything nut the inummoth of flesh ho looked about a fortnight ago, and his stylo of going inspire 1 confidence in thoso who backed the Beechworth crack at outside prices. The bob-tail Camel, of Tasmania» celebrity, had few believers ; neither was his condition ns it should havo been, as his subsequent bad running proved. Nor did Swords- man, big strong horse as he is, look like a winner. Phaabe v>us evidently not all there, nor did tho public seem to think that thero would be a repe- tition of tho former race in Mr. Duppa's favour. Praxiteles turned out in fine condition, nor did his performance on the course do Mr. Keighran any discredit. Tho Moor was saddled in front of the furthest stand ; ho was shivering, and seemed iiilgetty and nervous, as if by no means anxious to take upon his shoulders the responsi- bility of putting Viotoria at tho top of the poll. Zo-, the Sydney beauty, met with great admira- tion from all, and found exceeding favour in the ladies' gallery.-Zoo,
" Musically made, bo light upon tho grass."
'Whole boxes of gloves wore unhesitatingly trustäd to her fleetness, nor wero tho fair sex so muoh out of their reckoning as they usually aro in mattera appertaining to the turi. Flying Buck, the. only tin ee-year-old in the raeo, whoso very favourable woight and reputed trials had in- spired-the'confidence of . many backers, came out tho picture of health and condition, and galloped with such ii line stride, and such apparent ease to hhnsolf, that many who wero dead against him in ^ their .books were glad to get out at the last moment' on far less favourable terms than could have been obtained a couple of days sooner. The little boy who rodo him, a son of that well known and respected sportsman, Mr. Yeend, seemed, quito capable ot executing his dolicato mission to the satisfaction and profit both of his owner and of his breeder.
1 A dew details of tho pedigree nnd performances. of JMjdng. Buck, tho winner of the greatest roos ever>ún in the colonies, moy not bo unaccept- able." Flying Buck, a bay golding, now the pro- perty of Air. ïuille, was bred in 1856, by Mr. Hector Norman Simson, being foaled in the Sep- tember of thut year, ' Both Romulus and War hank huvo claims to his parentage, but proba- bilities uro in favour of tho latter being his actual biro. His dam wns Wilhelmina,
was by Romeo, out of Moss Rose by, Emigrant, out of the Driver mare imported, and is thus half-brother to some of tho bait horses in the colony, amongst whom may be nnmed Jeannette, Hurricane, Balloon, and Fly- ing Doo. Commencing his racing career at Tul larook in December last, ho gavo littlo promise of future excellence. Brownlock, who unfor- tunately broke down at the ond of the season, having found no difficulty in booting him for tha HOES Rose Challenge Cup, a milo race. The colt was certainly not in good trim at the time, but when brought out subsequently at Melbourne, 'again "disappointed his backers, Annot Lyle, a filly of the Bunio ago as himself, and a noar rela ) tive, beating him, after a splonuid raco home, by half a neck. HÍB only victory up to the present time has been over Mainroyal, whom ho defeated cosily, in o milo match. At the Ballarat Autumn Meeting, ho was defeated both by Buzzard and Flying Jib,-tho former coming homo five lengths in advance, and the latter securing second place by a neck. Williamstown thon became his place of résidence, where ho has been during his gallops undor judicious tutorage. His last trial of threo miles was run, wo understand, in a oon ; sidcrablo number of seconds less than tho time of the Champion Sweepstakes.
But to return to the race. As tho horses wero marshalled in front of Mr. Burt, it was curious to witness the dense mass of anxious faoes straining eagerly forward to catch a glimpse of tho start. ' xhocrowd all down the straight run- ning, posted in favourable positions, was as closely wedged together as ever was the case ona Derby-day at Epsom. All the stands wore crammed, and the spaoo between the lowest one and the rails was unceremoniously jumped and filled to overflowing. Every carriage and cor groaned with occupahts, and not a single spot in the neigh- bourhood was vacant, whence evon the slightest glance ot tho horses could bo obtained, exoopt the top of tho Grand Stand, which for safety's sake was koot closed. No loud sound was heard, and only u deep hum of expectation showod the absorbing interest felt. Even tho bookmakers were bilent; and tho dog, whose scampering about the course at the last moment usually causeB such amusement, was this tune scarcely noticed. Tho hill hy this timo was black with human boings, and the rising ground across the river held its hundreds of eager spec- tators. From various sources we have arrived at the conclusion that not loss than 40.000 per- sons woro present, about one-fifth of whom had jw opportunity of witnessing the raco. The pains and penalties consequent upon infringement of rules had been already told hy the stewards to the jockeys, who assembled for the purpose in solemn conclave. Mr. Burt had, therefore, no very difficult task of it, and at the first offer the horses all got away well together. And now began the noise, for every one began to ask ox citcd questions about his particular favourito at tho same moment, which of course wore never answered except by some neighbour whose interests lay in the same direction. The raoe mny bo described in a couploof lines. Praxiteles, after leading for a mile, resigned in favour of the Flying Buck, who was never caught, and won as he liked by a dozen .lengths-in fact, for the last two miles tho race became a colt-hunt-nor wa» it nil tho pursuers' that could koop tho flying quarry in view. They were all outpaced front end to end, and many of the riders finding thoir chances hopless, pulled up, and carno slowly home, preferring to save their nags for- another day's journey to racing for places. Owing to the enormous crush in that portion of the btand which was supposed to be Bet apart for the exclusivo uso of the Press, it was quite impossible for us to go into minute de tads. . Below, however, will bo found as closo an account as could be gathered.
The result took overy ono by surprise, as the Witiner had previously done nothing in public to justify any belinf in his victory. When it is re- membered, however, how much ho has improved and that ho carried 021b. less woight than Zoe, .who finished half-a-dozen lengths before the re- nowned Strop, the wonder becomes considerably loss, and, as almost a natural conclusion, it fol- lows that, had not Flying Jib broken down in his training, the two three-year-olds would havo had it all to themselves. A revision of tho soalo of weights, thereforo, in future national raoine events becomes imperative, for it is quito olear that aged horses, who havo done much work in thcirtmie, and aro past their primo, cannot give" anny nearly 4 stone to youngsters, whoso mile-' gallops previously have only been play to them.". Notwithstanding this, Victoria may well be proud of her champion, and in future contests, with so
much good young stock growing up, need not
fear to re-enter the lists against all corners. As , tho "winner cantered past tho post, ten thousand t hoarse voices shouted bim a welcome, and the ¡ cry was caught up and re-echoed on the distant
hill. One enthusiastic Irishman, who hal | bottled up his feelings dining the race, at length 1 gave vent to his delight in the charactoristiu
exclamation, " By the hole in my coat, it's the j Buck." Could the proprietor of the luoky | animal altogether restrain the exuberance of hi i
transport? A minute after and the courso became , a troubled sea of heated and excited beings, the
multitude extending several hundredyatds abpva , and below the judge's chair. It was with diffi- | ' culty that a lane could be formed through which ,
tho w inner could bo conducted. _ Hardly was the j boy off his horso, and the weight declared a'l
right, than he was caught "up and carried in | tuumph on to the course, fresh and pro- ¡ longed acclamations greeting his ro-appearanoe. i Ile was then presented to the Governor,
who congratulated him, tho boy taking off | his cap, and cheering as loud as his I youthful lunga would permit. Wo understand ti at he will receive ¡300/. for winning the race, which is 20 per cent, on the net stake. Wo trust his sudden fortune will not turn a modest and
well-behaved lad into one of those ruffians in | miniature, to whom gambling is already a pro- | fission, and pool playing a source of revenue, i Mr. Yuille wo hearnetssomewheroaboutlO.ODOi.,
end fMr. Norman Simson about half that i i mount, many friends of theirs also coming in for
a good stako. There is a report current that the | 1 igniy jockey, as ho cantered past some friends ¡ m the enclosure, said, with a grin, " You didn't | expect to see me here, did you?" which, if true, ¡ shows an amount of presonco of mind, undor ox- I Citing circumstances, wliich many a child of larger j growth would havo failed to exhibit. The numbers ¡ wero hardly up boforo the novvs, which we need i Scarcely say has put all tho prophets to the blush, was flashed simultaneously to all parts of Victoria, and to the capitals of the neighbouring colonies, by a, wire which was laid down to the course for the occasion.
Tho hurdle race, which was run about an hour afterwards, excited considerable interest, the old favourite, Modesty, being first favourite at almost even against the field. All the numbers v,ent up, and a capital start was effected. Sam Slick took a decided lead, and on coming round the last time looked vory like a winner, but, un foilunately, ho tell at tho hurdle in the straight running, his rider. Joe Smith, suffering a com- pound dislocation of the thumb. Flying Fox, fell opposite the Grand Stand tho first time round, his rider escaping without serious injury, although a good deal shaken. The horso was mounted by a man who had been pledging tho success of Victoria lather too freely, and who was very .shortly unshipped. This brief ride ended in the
unmteur rider being carried off tho courso sense- i
less. Prompt medical attention, fresh air, and | cold water soon brought him round. Tho raoo | tununated in a victory for an Adelaide horse | waned Buck, who, being favourably weighted, | ii ade Modesty confess the last half milo was too i much for list. 121b. Pioneer mndo a capital meo home for second place, but failed in reach-
ing the old maro. j
The Selling Stakes, really tho best raco of the i day, was not witnessed by more than two-thirds | of the attendance, Sir Henry Barkly's depar- ture and a dosii o to get home in safety operating
to accelerate dispersion. Tlio Governor, both as ] 1 o went and caine, was heartily cheered, and his | turn-out of four bays was gonoially admirad. ,
The raco was won by Ohoeryman, boating a field ¡
of six others. Wo heard ot no accident on the
way home, either by rail, road, or river, although the i ail way authorities found it a mattor of some difficulty to convey the enormous multitude to their different destinations. On leaving tho plat- form the passongers per Williamstown train gavo a lusty cheer in commemoration of the triumph .of their favourito nag the Flying Buck.
TilH CITY Ol' MELBOURNE HANDICAP PURSE, Of 100 sovs., with a sweopstakes of 10 sovs.
added, 5 forfeit. The second horso to receive 20 tovs., and the third to save his stake. Two
1 Iii. Duppa's b h Camdon, aged, by Callender
Calandra, Out. 101b. (Snell).1 Mi G. Watson's br g Gay Lad, ß yrs, 8st. lllb.
Mr. W ilson's br g Tiger, aged, 8st. 71b. (Morrison) 3 Mr. J. Lang's gr g Woodpecker, agod, lOst. lib. , (tang).
' Mr. Tait's bl n» Zíngaro, aged, Ost. 101b. (Aflh. " worth).
Mr Plnllips's gr g Gaffer Groy, aged, Ost. 01b.
, Mr. Kelly's bra Grcon Linnot, aged, Ost. (Perkins). Mr. J. Abbott's b g Warlmwk, 0 yrs, 8st. lllb.
Mr. Scott's b g Bendigo, aged, Bst. 01b. (Simpson).
Mr T. Austin's eli c Niinblotoe, 4 yrs, Bat. 51b.
Mr. Henderson na bro Peterborough^ yrs, by End i grant-Horoino, 8st. iib. (Soddlor).
Mr. Duppa's b g Wildrako, 4 yrs, by Sir Hercules Woodstock, 8st. 41b. (Jenkins).
Mr. Tait's br f Josslna, 4 yrs, by Cossack, Sst. 41b.
Mr. Ew'art'e gr g Sheet-anchor, agod, 8st. 31b.
?Mr. "W~. >G. Wood's oh g Baron, 0yrs, 8st. 31b. ! (Waldock).
Mr. Leahy's br m Beeswing, agod, 8st 8lb.
(J. ¡Smith). t
Betting at starting ;-2 to 1 agst Camdon, 3 to 1 agst Gaffer Grey, 6 to 1 agst War hawk, 5 to 1 agst Green Linnet, 8 to 1 agst Gay Lad, 8 to 1 agst Beeswing, 10 * to 1 agst Bendigo, 12 to 1 agst any other.
After one false start the Linnet, War hawk, and Nimblotoe went off at a good Euee, the only horse not getting a good start
eing Tiger. Opposite the Stand, Nimbletoo had a lead ot a clear length, Peterborough^ running Fécond. At tho turn Beeswing deprived the Colonel's colt of his position. Zíngara following closo in their waite. At the back of the course tho pace becamo too severe for many of the horses, as Gaylad had taken up the running at his full siieed, vice Nimbletoo resigned. This EosLion w.is maintained to tlio turn undor the
ill, when Snell let his horso out. A brief struggle lesulted in tho retirement of Gaylad to tho becond place. Camden was never after caught, and cunio home a winner by a couple of lengths^ running well within himself. Gaylad second, and Tiger a tolerable third. Beeswing was obliged to bo content with fourth place, ano the rest carno stiaggling home. Amongst the very last woro Jessma, Nimbletoo, and Wood- pecker. Timo, 3 min. 401 seo.
THE FIRST YEAR OF THE AUSTRALIAN
Of 100 sovs. each, half forfeit, vi Uh 500 sovs.
added ; tho second horse to receive 200 sovs. out of tho stakes if three start, or save his stake if two only start; tho third horso to receive 50 sovs. Tbreo milos. Weight fot age : 3 yrs old, fjBt. 81b. ; 4yrs, 9st. ; 5 yrs, 9st. 121b. ; G yi-s and aged, lOst. 41b. ; mares and goldings allowed 31b. Not value of the stake, 2,750/.
Mr, Yuillo's b g Flying Buck, 3 yrs, by War
liawk-Wilhelmina. (Yeend) .1 Mr. Tait's elim Zoe, by Sir Horcules-Flora M'lvor
Mr. llcllly IIB Mr. M'Lood's cb g Nutwith, agod,
by 'loin Jones-Joannotto (Bcntloy).3 Mr. Goldabrough us gr m Alice Hawthorn, aged, by
De)o|iro-Polly M'l¿uoon (Higgeison)
Mr. W. Field's b g Daraol, agod, by Conrad-Black
llr. ltcdwood'sb m Io, 4 yrs, by Sir Horcules-Flora
Mr. Itcdueod'a b m Miss Itowo, 0 yrs, by Sir Horcules
-Mis, Millar (E. Cutts).
Mr. G. Duppa's ch m Phoobo, 6 yrs, by Sir Heroulos Woodstock (Snell).
Mr. Keighran's br li Praxitoles, 4 yrs, by tlio Premier
-Dclavvuro Girl (Cunnlngtou).
Mr. J. Lords b m Quickstep, 0 yrs, by Lugar-Espla-
MI . Hendcison nsbrh (Jui^-tbo-wlnd, aged, by Dolo
Mr. Houdcmon nab g Sailor, 6 yrs, by Sailor-Mold
of tho Forest (J. Cutts).
Mr. J. Lord's bl g Sir Hercules, C yrs, by Lugar
Min or (Waldeck).
Mr. Redwood's b g Strop, aged, by II Barbiore-Jessie»
Mr. J. Field's b h Swordsman, 6 yrs, by Jorsoy-Ora
Mr. W. Filgato's br g the B&rbor, aged (Simpson).
Mr. W. I*. SimonB's bl g Tho Moor, agod, by Walrus
Mr. DoughartyB brg Tomboy, agod, by the Premier
Mr. T. Bavin's gr g Flatcatcher, 5 yrs ; and Mr. Lung's br c Flying Jib, 3 yrs, were scratched : and Mr. Tait's bl m Zingaia, aged, was declared not to start after the Handicap.
Betting at Starting.- 3 to 1 agst Strop, ß to 1 agst lo, ß to 1 agst Zoe, 6 to 1 agst the Moor, 10 to 1 agst Flying Buck, 8 to 1 agst Quickstep, 10 to 1 agst Sir Hercules, and 25 to 1 agst Nut-
A splendid start was effected at the first fall of the flag, Piaxitcles obtaining a trifling lead,
which ho maintained for about a mile. In the first rank wcie Tomboy, the Moor, Alice Haw- thorne, Flying Buck. Sir Hercules, and one of the New Zealand lot,-the rest well up with the exception of Camel, who both got oil and galloped badly. Swordsman also declined to go far ut the same pace as tho leading horses, and towards the end of tho journey officiated as whipper-in. A littlo beyond the gate Praxiteles n signed in favour of tho three-year old, who from th.it time out maintained a oommanding lead. Bounding into the straight running, the Moor looked as if he was going up, and AHoo Hawthorn was galloping well and strong. The Buck passed tho stand several lcngthB a-hoad, hard held, tho next horses being either Io, or Zoo, with the Moor and Alice racine; together Several of the .others were!«di up. At the gate tho Moor took a fancy to tho road for Molbourno, and was with some difficulty pulled straight by Lang; no moro, however, was seen of tho white jacket. Under the hill, Io made a game attempt to reach the leading horse ; but being out-paced, dropped into the ruck, and was pulled up at the distance. Strop and Miss Howe then -oanio to the rescue, but were as unfortunate as thoir stable companion, while Zoe, whose rider had bccnwutcluug the Now Zealand division, now
came with »rush. But tho race was gone, for the Buck, who ii as expected to shoot his bolt in about two miles, «tout on as strong as ever.
Bentley, who lind been steadily piloting Nutwith, failed in his attempt to oierhnul the Sydnoy maro, and finished third, Strop beating Miss Rowe on the post by a neck for fourth place.
Sailor, Quiz-the-wind, and Alice Hawthorn | finished in the order named. Tho Moor, who, ran sulkily up the straight running, was ninth ; most of tho others pulled up. Time, 5 minutes 573 beconds.
a HE SPRING HANDICAP HURDLE RACE, 1
Of 100 sovs. Entrnnco, 10 sovs. Two miles and
Mr. Filgato's b g Buck, aged, Ost. 21b. (Simpson).. 1 îlr. Key's gr in ¿lodosty, aged, list. 121b. (Mahon) 2 Jil. Hawloy's gr g Ploncur, ngod, lOst. 81b. (Wont). S Mr. Phillip's hr g Flying Fox, aged, lOst. 12lb.
Vi. Kiitland's b in Countess, aged, by Littlejohn,
dam by Wanderer, lOst. 01b. (Bontloy)
Sir. W. G. Wood's ch g Baron, 0 yrs, lost. (Ewing). Jir. Allen's b g Kindlon, aged, «st. 71b.
Jlr. Robortson's br g Sam Slick, aged, 8st. 101b. (S.
Betting at starting :-6 to 4 agst Modesty, 3 to 1 Pioneer, 5 to 1 Countess, 0 to 1 Sam Sliok, 0 to 1 Buck, 10 to 1 Flying Fox.
Sam Slick rattled off irith a strong lead, fol- lowed by Modesty and Pioneer, Buck and Countess well up, and the Boron looking as if he had already dono enough for ono day. Flying Fox fell at tho Stand hurdle. The same order ?was kept to tho bock of tiie course, where tha Buck went up and took second place, assuming the lead when Sam Slick carno to grief. Modesty, who had been jumping well throughout, failed ia catching the Buck, who ran home an easy winner, a couple of lengths separating the groy mare fiom Pionosr. Kinchen ran gamely throughout, but was clearly out-footed.
TUE SELLING RACE,
I Of 50 sovs., with a sweepstakes of
2 sovs. added. One mile and a half. Weights for ago : two years, a feather ; throe years, 7st. 41b. ; four years, 9st. 41b. : five years, .Jst. 121b. ; six years and nged, 10st.4lb. Horses entered, &o.
K . Allen's b g Chooryman, aged, 8st. lib.1 Mr. J. Lang's bl 0 Toby, 4 yrs, hy Dolo-Nutbrowa
Maid, £60, 7st. lllb.2 Mr. O, Hunter's h f Brunette, 4 yrs, £f>0, 7st. 81b. 0 Mr Honderson ns oh g Phlzzor, aged, £80, 0s. lib. 0 Mr Ctirr'sbgWar Eagle, aged, by Walrus, £80,
Obt. lib.0 Mr. Abbott's br g Chief Justlqo, 6 yrs, £50,8st. 8lb. 0 Mr. l.ovoy ns rn g Foxhuntor, aged, £30, 8st. lib. 0 j This race, in which War Eagle led to the hill,
was won by Cheerymon, after a fine run up the distance with Toby, whom, however, he beat by a couple of lengths. The same botweon second
The last race terminated about half-past 4 o'clock, and the excursionists began to wend their I way homownrd with extraordinary rapidity. Three i or foin trains woro in waiting, and wero freighted I « ith comparatively littlo confusion. On the road I thtro was tho same animated scene-perhaps a, I "littlemore boisterous," but nothing approaoh I ing to disorder. Before duBk nearly the whola
I had returned to town.
Wo have heard of some few accidents. Au omnibus was overturned, with 10 or 12 pas I sengers, but it appoars that no one was hurt. 1 An accident of a much moro serious nature I oceuned at the cattlo-yards,-a car capsized, and
rolled over the brow of the hill. A female pas- senger was taken up insensible, and with a I set ero wound on the forehead. There were
j several other acoidents, such as breaking of I shnfts and injury to vehicles, but, on the whole, I it may be said that tho pleasure of the day was
mai rod by very few disasters.
THE SPRING MEETINGS.
The following entries wero made at the Union Subscription-room on Friday night for the forth- coming meetings of the Jockey and Turf
FIRST BAY. -THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13.
THE GRAND BTAND SL'AKES,
Of 100 sovs. Entranoo 5 sovs. One milo and a
half. Weight for age. Mr. Harcoau'b b g Tramp, aged.
Mr. Kehihian'B br 0 Proxltolos, 4 yrs. Mr. J. Lung's gr g Woodpecker, aged. Mr. Redwoud's b f Io, i yrs.
Mr. Redwood's b m Miss Rowo, aged.
Mr. Ewart's gr g Shoot Anchor, aged. Mr. Duppa's b li Camden, aged.
Mr. Duppa's eli m Phaibo, â yrs. Mr. Tait's b f Jeasina, 4 yrs.
Mr. J. Ohirnsiilo's b g Boldoro, 5 yrs, by Dolapro. - Mr. Phillips'» gr g Gaffor Groy, agod.
Mr. Clilrnsido's gr m Afleo Hawthorne, ngod. Mr, J. Lord's bl g Sir Hercules, aged. Mr. Honderson lias br g Sailor, 6 yrs. Mr. Yuillo'a b f Birdswing, 8 yrs.
THE SPRING SAPLING STAKES, " ~* Of 100 sovs. Entrance 5 sovs. For tw o-year-old
colts and lillies. Three-quarters of a mile. Weight, 8st. ; 31b. allowed to fillies.
Mr, W. P. Simons'« b c Donation, by Julo-Cuín
Mr. K. F. Greene's b Í Flying Colours, by Dolo
Mr. Baker's b 0 Corsair, by Conrad-Haidee. Mr. Kelghro/i'a br 0 Pundit. >
Mr. Yeend'» br 0 Mozart, by Surplice-Mystery.
Mr. Henderson us br 0 Dauntless, by Dolo-Audacity. Mr. Eecles'» b 0 Mountaineer, by Dolo-Mountain
Mr. Ecclo»'» oh g Adrian, by Joo Banks-Juliet.
Mr. Yulllo's b f Bonillo Koso, by Warhawk-Rosebud. ,
The Third Year of tho Victoria Jockey Club
Derby, of 150 sovs., with a sweepstakes of 15 sovs. For three-year-old colts and fillies. Entry elosod.
Mr. Philllps's b f Phlltpino, by Premier-Matilda. Mr. Lang's b 0 Banjo, by Premier-Tambourine.
Mr. It. F. Groeno's b f Dollarina, by Dolo-Norah
Mr. W. O. Yulllo's b g Flying Buck, by Romulus-»
Mr. J Orr's b 0 Buzzard, by Warhawk--Rosebud. Mr. Milner'» oh f Crucifix, by Dolo-Alice Groy.
VICTORIA JOCKEY CLUB FREE HANDICAP
TLATE, of 150 SOVS. Mr. Filgato's bl g Tho Barber, aged.
Mr. W. p. Simoun'» bl g Tho Moor, aged. Mr. W. P. bunoua's b o Daniel, i yrs.
Mr. W. 1'. Simons'» brg Harold, 8 yrs. Mr. J. Orr's br g Tomboy, aged. Mr, Johnson'» b g Hero, aged.
Mr. llarcoau's b g Tramp, aged.
Mr. Kelly's b in Hi ecu Linnet, aged.
Mr. 'i'. Aubtin's eli 0 Nimble too, i yrs,
Mr. Wood s b g btonn, lato Tomboy, 5 yrs, Mr. Keigliriin'» br 0 l'raxitoles, 4 yrs. Mr. J. Field's b li Swordsman, S yrs. Mr. W. Fiold's brg Carool, aged.
Mr. Bathe's b g Van Tronip, aitcd. Mr. Leahy's br in Beeswing, »god.
Mr. C1. Watson's br g Gay Lad, aged. Mr. J. Lang's grg Woodpecker. Mr. Redwood's b g Strop, aged,
Mr. Redwood's b m Miss Rowe, 6 yrs. Mr. lluil»ood'» b f Io, 4 yrs.
Mr. Ewart's gr g Sheet-anchor, agod, Mr. Scott's b g Bendigo, agod.
Mr. Duppa's b h Camdon, aged.
Mr. Duppa's ch m Phobo, 5 yrs.
Mr. Duppa's b g Wildroko, i yrs. Mr. Tait'? ch m Zoo, aged.
Mr. lail'i- bl in Zíngara, aged. Mr. Tait's br f Joaslna, 4 yrs.
Mr. PhillipB's gr g Gaffor Groy, aged. Mr. Phillips'» br g Flying Fox, 0 yrs.
Mr. Chirnside'» gr m Alico Hawthorne, aged. Mr. Abbott's b g Warhawk, 0 yrs.
Mr. Abbott's brg Ohlof Justice, 0 yrs. '
Mr. Rutland's br g Cossack, 0 yrs, by Premier. Mr. Lord's bl g Su- Hercules, aged. Mr. Lord's b m Quickstep, agod.
Mr. Allen's oh g Ued ttovor, 0 yrs. Mr. Allen's b m Sunbeam, 4 yrs.
Mr. Allen's brg Swiss Boy, 8 yrs. Mr. Bi.vin's bg Rod Rover, 4 yrs.
Mr. Henderson ns b g Sailor, S yrs.
Mr. Heudorsou 113 b 0 Peterborough, 4 yrs.
Mr. Honderson ns b h Quiz-tho-Wind, 8 yrs.
Of 50 sovs. Entrance, 2 sovs. Three-quarters
, of a mile. Weight for age. Mr. W. P. Sinions'sb c Daniol, 4 yrs. Mr. Ritchie's ch g Warrigal, agod.
Mr.Bathe's,bro Saddler, 4 yrs, by Milton-Maid of
Mr. J. Lang's br 0 Toby, 4 j rs.
Mr. Abbot ' di 111 Kangaroo Jonny, aged. Mr. Allen's b g Chorryinan, aged.
THE HANDICAP HURDLE RACK,
Of 100 sovs. ' Entrance, 5 sovs. One milo and a
half. Heats. Mr. Fldgato's b g Buck, aged.
Mr. Key's gr m Modesty, agod. ' . Mr. Garden's br g Sam alick, aged. Mr. Woods'» eli g Baron, 0 yrs.
Mr. G. Watson's br g Gay Lad, 6 yrs. Mr. Rutland'» b m Countess, aged. Mr. Yuillo'a b g Orphtn, aged.
Mr. Hawloy's gr g Pionoor, aged.
SECOND DAY.-FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14.
THE MAIDEN PIATE,
Of ISO sovs. Entrance, S sovs. One mile and
Mr. W. P. Slmons's br g Harold, 8 yrs. Mr. R, Groeuo's b ( Dularina, S yrs.
Mr. J. Field'» br h Swordsman, 6 yrs. Mr. Bathe's b c Banjo, 8 yrs. Mr. Redwood's b f Io, 4 j ra.
Mr. Harper's br 0 Rollo, 4 yrs.
Mr. Ev>art's grg Shoot-Anchor, aged. ' Mr. Duppa's b g Wildrako, 4 yrs.
Mr. Duppa's b ui Corralina, 0 yrs, by Jersey-Queen
Mr. Chirnside'« b g Boloro, S yrs.
Mr. Brownleys'» b g Pick-Mo-Up, agod. Mr. Allan's br g Swiss Boy, 8 yrs.
Mr, Henderson ns b 0 Peterborough, 4 yrs.
THE CITY PLATE,
Of 150 sovs. Entranoe. 5 sovs. Two milos.
Weight for age.
Mr, W.P. Slmons's bl g Tho Moor, aged. Mr. J, Orr's br g Tomboy, aged. Mr. Wood's oh g Baron, (j yrs,
Mr. J. Laug*» ar g Woodpoekor, aged.
Mr. Redwood's b m ¿llssRowo, 6 yrs. ' / Mr. Scott's b g Bendigo, aged.
Mr. Duppa's b li Camden, aged. ' Mr. Duppa's oh m Phoebe, 0 yrs.
Mr. Tait'» bl m Zíngara, aged. < Mr. Phillips'» br g Flying Fox, 0 yrs.
Mr. Ohumide's gr m Alice Hawthorne, age«. Mr. Lord's big t>ir Hercules, aged. . - Mr, Henderson ns b g Sailor, G y».
~t,T THB J<"HOB STAKJB, . ,
Of 100 sovs., with 25 sow, for the second horse. '
Enti mee, 5 sovs. Throe-quaiters of a mile, For two and three year oldB.
Mr. W P. Slmons's oh g Sir Edward, S yrs. Mr. W. P Slmons's b o Donation, 2 yrs. Mr. J. Orr'fl b o Buzzard, 8 yrs
Mr. B. F. Groone's b f Flying Colours, 2 yrs. Mr. Dowlings b o Corsair.
Mr. Hondorson ns br e Dauntless, 2 yrs.
Mr. Abbott's br f Oh My ! 8 yrs, by J oo Banks-Water
Mr. Ecc cs's b o Mountaineer. "?« Mr. Yuilio'a b f Birdsvving, by Blrdcatoher-Haldos.
THE VICTORIA JOCKEY CLUB PLATE,
Of 200 sovs. Entrance, 10 sovs. Three miles.
AVoight for age.
Mr. W. P Simons's bl g The Moor, aged.
Mr. W. Field's br g Camol, agod. *?
Mr. Redi» ood'B b g Strop, aged. i
Mr. Duppa's b li Camdon, aged. , Mr. Tint's oh m Zoo, asea.
Mr. Chirusido's gr m Alico Hawthorne, aged. Mi Lord's b m Quickstep, aged.
Mr. K. P. Greene's b f Dollartna, 3 yrs. Mr. ltellloy's eli g Nutwith, agod.
THE SELLING STAKES,
Of 100 sovs. Entrance, 5 sovs. One milo and
Mr. Wood's b g Storm (lato Tomboy), 5 yrs, £60. Mr. Koighraii's eh h Donnybrook, 4 yrs, £80. Mr. Bathe's b g Van Tronip, aged, £80.
Mr. Ycond's eli m Despatch, fi years, £30. Mr. Bavin's b g Red Door, 4 yrs, £160.
Mr. W P. Slmons's b e Daniol, 4 yrs, £30.
THE OPTIONAL SELLING HURDLE RACE,
Of 100 sov. Entrance, 5 BOVS. About one nvila
M» Koj 's gr m Modesty (not to bo sold). Mr. Garden's br g Sam Slick, aged, £30. Mr. Wood's bl f Brunetto, 4 years, £60.
Mr. G. Watson's bl g Vanguard, 6 yrs, £80. Mr. ltutlaud's b m countess, aged, £50.
Mr, Hatvley's gr g Pioneer, aged, £160. ,
TniRD DAY_SATURDAY, OCTOBER, 15. ^
THE SPUING HANDICAP SHäEPLEOHASB,
Of 150 sovs. Entrance. 10 sovs. ; 6 ft. if doolarel
on Friday, 7th October. Distance, about fouc
Mr. Wood's cb g Baron, 0 yra. ' Mr. G. Watson's b g Walkover, aged.
Mr, G Watson's bl g Black Boy, aged. Mr. Rutland's b m Countess, aged.
Mr Henderson's b g Hector O Halloran, 0 yrs. Mr. Abbott's br g Boyal Charlie, aged. Mr Abbott's bl a White Squall, agod. Mr. Alum's b g Klnchon, aged.
mr. T. Honry's br g Prluco Albert, aged.
THE GBEAT METBOrOLITAN HANDICAP,
Of 250 sovs. ; entrance, 10 sovs. Two milos,
The winner to give the second horso 25 sors. Mr W. Filgate's bl g The Barber, aged.
Mr. W. P. Simons's bl g The Moor, aged, Mr/. J. Orr's br g Tomboy, agod.
Mr. AVood's b a Storm (lato Tomboy), 6 yrs. Mi. Keighrans br o PraxitolOB, 4 yrs. Mr Ltahj's br in Boeswing, aged.
Mr. J Lang's gr g Woodpecker, aged. .Mr ltcdwood's b f Io, 4 yrs.
.Mi. Duppa's bli Camdon,aged.
Mr Duppa's oh m Phoobo, 6 yrs. Jlr. Tint's eli m Zoo, agod.
.Mr. Tait's brf JesBina, 4 yrs. , - ,, ilr. Philllps's gr g Gafier Grey, aged. j Mr. Plilllipi's brg Flving Tox, 6 j rs.
Mr. Chinisldo's gr in Alice Hawthorne. Mr. Lord's bl g Mi Horculo«, agod.
Mr. Lord's b m Quickstep, aged. » Mr. Henderson us b g Sailor, 6 yrs.
Mi. Henderson us b c Peterborough, 4 yra. Mr. 11. F Greeno's b f Dollarina, 3 yrs.
THE CONSOLATION HANDICAP, ,.
Of 50 sovs., with a sweopstakes of 3 sovs. added,
foi all horses beaton during the meeting. Ona milo and a half. Post entry.
THE VICTORIA JOCKEY CLUB CUP,
Of 150 BOVS. Entrance, 10 sovs. Three miles.
Welter weights for ago.
Mr W. P. Simoua's bl g Tlio Moor, aged.
Mr. W. P. Slmons's eli g Sir Edward, 3 yrs. Mr. W Field's br g Camol, aged.
Mr. ltcdwood's b m Miss Rowe, 0 yrs. , Mr. Redwood's b g Strop, aged. Mr. Tait's bl m Zíngara, aged.
Mr. Henderson's b g Sailor, 6 yrs. Mr. lloilloy'sch g Nutwith, aged.
THE SCUEBY PLATE,
Of 50 bovs. Entrance 2 sovs. One mile. Weights
for age. Tho winner to bo sold for J340, and any surplus to go to the fund.
Mr. W. P. Slmons's b o Daniol, 4 yrs. JUr. Batho'a br e Saddler, 4 yrs. Mr J Long's b c Toby, 4 yrs.
Mr. Abbott's eli m Kangaroo Jenny, agod. Mr. Al'cn's b g Chorryman, agod.
THE HACK RACE,
Of 25 sovs. Entronco, 1 sov. One mile and a
half. Catch weights. The winner to be sold for 25 sovs., and any surplus to go to the fund. Post entry. _
THE TURF CLUB HANDICAP.
The Turf Club Handicap of 200 sovs., with a
sweepstakes of 25 sovs., for all horses. Dis- tance, three miles. The v. eights to be pub- lished in Hell's Zife on Saturday, the 29th of October, and acceptance», accompanied with, 15 bovs., at tho general night of entry, Mr, Henderson ns b g Sailor, C yrs.
Mr. Henderson us br g Peterborough, 4 yrs. Mr, Filg.Ue'8 bl g Tho Barber, aged. Mr. Austin's c1» c Nimblotoo, 4 yrs.
Mr. Cliirnside's gr m Alico Hawthorne, agod. Mr. J. Lord's b m Quickstep, 6 yrs. .Mr. Itcdw ood's b g strop, aged. Mr. ltcdwood's b in Io, 4 yrs.
Mr. Duppi's b li Canidou, aged,
Hr. Dui pa's c1» m Phoebe, ß yrs.
Mr. Philllps's gr g Gaflor Groy, aged > -Mr Philllps's br g Flying Fox, 6 yrs ' Mr. Field's b g Camel, aged.
.Mr. Allen's ch g Bed llovor, agod. . Mr Batho's b g Van Tronip, aged.
Mr. K. Grcono's b f Dollarlno, S yrs. Mr. Lang's gr g Woodpockor, aged.