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BIG CROWDS AT AUSTRALIAN TRACK. At Australian Jockey Club has been fortunate in connection with the first half of its spring meeting, which commenced at Bandwick on Saturday last. and was continued on Monday. The weather each day was line and warm, though a fairlv strong wind d Mised more dust than was pleasant. The track and d lawn wore a yellowish appearance, on Monday, but t in view of the winds that have prevailed lor the past three weeks that was not surprising. Mr. Cropper told me that the attendance on Saturdav — 43.O0O — and on Monday — 45.000 — was quite up* to o that for the corresponding days last vear. Consequent on the war many people prominent in sport t were absent, one of the uumlier lieing Mr. Adrian •» Knix. chairman of the Australian Jockey Club, - who is now in Egypt. Victorian. Queensland and 1 New Zealand visitors were numerous, and the latter • were jubilant when, on the opening dav. Divalo • won the Hurdle Race and Reputation dead-heated I Sr. Carwyne for the Spring Stakes.— Sydnev Beferee, October 0.