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■■""— ~~~ i m n»»— ——i— —————— AMLRICAN SUCCESSES IN AUSTRALIA. Filly Bled at Hamburg Place Scores Twice in Ono Altcinoon on Melbourne Track. Lexington. K. . Man h I Th lliuroi ghbi U inn- leu-e- purchased rrom Johu E Madden by Dr. M. M Leach I Andrew Robertson and taken lo Australia in the fall ■•! 1911, are doing well under the training of Ura Robertson uf the Mltu dale siock Farm at race meetings In the vicinity of Melbourne. On He I bird Saturdai in Januan at Caulfleld. Hamburg Belle, the half-sister to Fayette, i t "-year-old chestnut till by Planndes, dam Saratoga Belle, scored a double, thai Is, she started in two race- that afternoon and won them both. llii hi-t was :i race it six furlongs, KB! pounds, in i:llj. fourteen btarters, and her second was seven furlongs, ninety Bve pounds. In l:2*H4. thirteen starter* Compared with our American records of 1:11 ami 1:2- for -i furlougs and seven furlongs respectively. Hamburg Belles time would seem sloe to one unversed in the dissimilarity of conditions. Our American record- arc made over skinned tracks, with the footing haul and linn and Ihe timing flotK Willi WatcbeS held ill the line I- Of lllell who BtaH their time puce- -u the fall oi ■ lag dropped when the horses ire in lull motion and stopped as the nose of Ihe winner reaches the finishing mark. Hainbur lillo ran her races over a deep turf coins with a considerable hill to climb. The Australian timing ;- done automatically. At the Judges -tain! or box, a- they call ii oa every court* there is :i deck about three feel a loss the face. This clock is started by electricity rrom the starting gate. Immediately the starter ret eases the. barrlet the i lock is sel uiim. Since the horses ti" from a Bat looted, dead stand. Ii .an readly be seen that the deck i- well on the way before the horses are In then stride. the name registered for the Plauudes Saratoga Belle Ally m this country was Pansa, bui the Jockey i luh in Australia would inn grant thai name. Accordingly the appropriate name Hamburg. Belle was claimed by Mr. Bob ri-on. Hie lilly having been bred and foaled al Hamburg Place and. being out of the g 1 mare Saratoga Belle, daughter of the clinking race marc. Bailie McClelland, -I ut of Bed aiui Bine ■ daughter of the famous Maggie it. B„ by imported Australian, one of the stoutest of American thoroughbred families. lima. 1 iiiou Arms. Listed and Keswick are others of the Hamburg Place horses in the Robert-son-Leach shipment thai are making good In Australia Likewise Highbrow, winch was purchased rrom Thomas C McDowell Flora i- a balf-slster io Flora Iina. which was the medium of a recent coup at Charleston. Listed is a half brother to F. D Weirs Iwovcirold winner. Hid Rosebud, which is regarded as probably the iie-t of his age al Juarez.. Inion Arms is ;I half -brother to Shan lion. The foal- of 19HI taken over by Messrs. Robertson ami Leach have been running out at the Allendale siock Farm al Mentone. Victoria, ever since they arrived there ami are now thoroughly acclimated. They will be taken up and put la training In about two weeks. Andy Robertson recently said that n be could Bad one among the eight youngsters a- good a- Hamburg Belle he will be more than satined with the results of his long joii licy to this country and the tedium of the trip down to the Antipodes with the horses. The Sportsman, published at Melbourne, -aid after Hamburg Belles double thai l."u Robertsons ability as ■ trainer "is nothing short of phenomenal." and added: "II might pay some of our trainers with long Btrings and no winners to cut off their whiskers and be -table hoys under Lou for a low weeks."