Poseidons Melbourne Cup, Daily Racing Form, 1906-11-21


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POSEEOONS MELBOURNE CUP. At Melbourne, Australia, November C, the Melbourne Cup, the greatest race of the island continent, was won by the three-year-old colt Poseidon, carrying 104 pounds. Another three-year-old, An-tonious, with 107, second and the seven-year-old Proceed, also carrying 107 pounds, was third. Nineteen other horses ran. The race has 5,000 of added money; is a dash of two miles, and was run in 3:31. Poseidon won easily by a length and a half with three-quarters separating the second and third horses. By hi victory in the Melbourne Cup Poseidon lias established a record which was beyond the capabilities of Carbine, acknowledged to be one of the best, if not absolutely the best, horse that ever ran in Australia, namely, the feat of winning both the Caulfleld and Melbourne Cups. Poseidon, a three-year-old colt, by Positano Jacinth, has shown some remarkable form this season. He won the Hawkesbury Handicap, near Sydney, over one and one-half miles, carrying 107 pounds, and a fortnight later carried off the Australian Jockey Club Derby at Sydney, carrying 122 pounds, and covering the mile and a half in 2:38, this time-being 1 1-5 seconds slower than Spearmint took at Epsom this year. . Pulled out two days later, and carrying a fourteen pound penalty in the Metropolitan Handicap, he finished second to Solution, a five-year-old mare that was conceding but seven pounds to Poseidon in the fast time for a mile and a half of 2:331. Solution, the following afternoon, Avon the Craven Stakes, and her performance so impressed Sir Rupert Clark that he bought her for 4,000. Going on from Sydney to Melbourne, a distance of C00 miles, Poseidon won the Caulfleld Cup, carrying 105 pounds, Avhich Included a 14 pound penalty, his time being 2:34, for the mile and a half, and then was successful in the Victoria Derby, in which, with odds of 4 to 1 laid on him, he scored in a canter, taking 2:403. In the Melbourne Cup his weight again included a penalty of 14 pounds, but this proved no bar to his success, which, as shown above, was gained In 3:Slj. Carbines time was 3:28, the fastest on record for the race. This is the first occasion on which the double event of the Caulfleld and Melbourne Cups has been brought off.

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