New Australian Hurdle Record: Mabus New Mark in Two-Mile Hurdle Race Rebus Equals Mile Record, Daily Racing Form, 1919-02-06


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NEW AUSTRALIAN HURDLE RECORD Mabus New Mark in Two -Mile Hurdle Race Bebus Equals Mile Record. SYDNEY". N. S. ,W., Australia. January 1. The Spires 3:41, for two; miles at Randwick stood as an Australia.!! hurdle record for two years, and then in Abril last lrd Nrigar, on the same track, cut the time dOWii to 3:10i. The latter did not long retain his position as a record holder, as ut San-down Park, Melbourne, November 30, Mabu, with 140 pounds, did the distance in 3:40. Mabu,- on his pedigree, should be able to gallop. He is by Posi-tniHy Fides, by Mbstyii; Fidelity, such a number of whose progeny have won races, the best being that good horse True Scot. Rebus, by his win. in the Epsom Handicap with 120 pounds." demonstrated he was a great miler, but in the Villiers Stakes December 21 he improved upon that performance. He carried 130 pounds and won so decisively in l:37-y equaling the Australian mile record of Montcalm, Portrush, Biplane and Laddie Blue - that if it .had been necessary he could probably have reduced the figures to l:37Vi. Rebus was backed from 20 to 10 to 1 for the race and won easily..

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