Apologues Melbourne Cup, Daily Racing Form, 1907-12-22


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APOLOGUES MELBOURNE CUP. Australias, present greatest race horse, Poseidon, was given 143 pounds in the Melbourne Cup, but failed to emulate the great feat of Carbine, which won the big race when carrying 147 pounds. The best Poseidon could do was to finish eighth, there being nineteen starters. The five-year-old horse, Apologue, witli 107 pounds up, was the favorite at 3 to 1 and the winner. Mooltan, 4. 100. was third choice at 7 to 1 and finished second, and the three-year-old Mountain King, carrying 104 pounds, was third. The two miles of the race were covered in 3:27J. Posiedon was second choice at 4J to 1, but, wliiie always prominent in the running, never really threatened to win. In the course of some comments on the race. London Sportsman says: "St. Simon blood has once again done wonderfully well in Australia this year, and it is wortli pointing out that while the Melbourne Cup winner. Apologue, is by Phoebus Apollo, the winner of the Caulfield Cup, Poseidon, is by Positano. Both sires are sons of St. Simon, Phoebus Apollo being one of Lady Meuxs breeding, out of Polynesia, by Bar-caldine, and Positano, which was bred by Mr. J. II. Houldsworth, is out of Ponza, by Springfield."

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