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LUCK OF POITRELS OWNER Rejected as a Yearling, Melbourne Cup Winner Is Retained and Raced. Poitrel. the Australian champion, s, stamped by his Melbourne Cap rictory with 140 pounds up. aras bred by h.s owners, w . and K a. Hoses, af Arrow field stud. and. fortunately for his breeders, there was no buyer prepared to give the reserve placed upon bin at tie- yearUag sales; SO the; decided to race bim themselves. His dam. Poinard, was .in oiduiar.i pi if riner in her ilaj . As ;i yearling he sad an ordinarj suboeqoenl per former wen- resented at ft.SOg, and a buyer, after the sale, offered his choice at the price, took the other one mid lefi Poitrel to the Muss brothers. win kept him lor their inn stable. Bere is Poitrels five-croup pedlaree: g fs,. Pruoqafai J8t- "»«•■■ [slaScIs ril i isabd r!;1"1"- _ ~ s Parma 5.1 ,• , , n fCambnwan Matuballo. ... .j [Lady Aluyne [ ,.i , ,,. ,,,,„ W _ I Il treuce . Melbourne g" J Atalabie. • [.Mary Aislbie of _ rMetal iStertina.. .. [wllN|l,.,. fc2 1 L. fVespasian ■g = J "*« I Mai. . [Fair Rosamd ll fom*. f";11""" Pons • iMteseCroos l»i iuZ":ruv The Melbourne Cup crowd this ye.n it is ■larayt one af the larxest in the world oa the basis of paid entrance at all Kate* was i-jii.ihih xtroaa Fraction, t] thuea of the last three Melbourne Cups an l o :is follows: Distance. 1JHS 19U» ItOS Fiist half mile :..% ::,P., ::.: Seeoiid half mile :.Vi . :.",Li". ;32 " Third half mile :.yj :,ii" :.-,i " Fourth half mile :-l!l . :-P.» :4**4 Lasl three-, punters 1 :1.V , 1 It. 1 : 1 »i i , Last mile 1:11 . 1 :H»i . I: Ini, Pull distance •.•:*£* :!:_i t:25% The value of this years Melbourne Cup was NlLUbo and the winners share |X,760 and a trophy valued at S7".b. Fiisi favorites have fared badly in the Melbourne Cup for the past ten yens. Duriaa that period none won and only two. Trafalgar, IMO, and She[ -lieid Kuur, were placed. The last actual favorite to win the cup was Apologue in r.it7. but iii 1M0 Prince Pootc, winner, nasi Trafalgar, unplaced, shared favoritism.