New Australian Record: Sir James Cliffords Winning Hit Creates New Mile and a Quarter Mark, Daily Racing Form, 1922-01-30


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NEW AUSTRALIAN RECORD Sir James Cliffords Winning Hit Creates New Mile and a Quarter Mark Though time is keenly a part of Australian racing, its records at over one mile are not espei iaily low. There is much waiting in the rich standard weight-for-age races, which attract the best performers. Ip to November 10 last the one and onc-aaarter mile record had been Magpies li:01, under llfi pounds over the Caulfield course of th? Victoria Amateur Turf Club at Melbourne, November _. 1818. At the Auckland, New Zeal i-.ii. course of Canterbury. November 10. this record was beaten by four-fifths of a second when Winning Hit. 3. by Autumnus — Winninc Way. owned by Sir James l lifford. won the $«.000 Stead Memcrijl Gold Cup under 110 pounds in 2:03i. beating two cracks in Amythas and The Hawk. The race was a beauty. Winning Hit winning by a half length after a final side-by -side drive of five-eighths. Two days before Amythas had won the hB .000 Canterbury Cup, two and one-quarter miles, in 8:58. He ;s by Demostbe-nes — Gold Treasure. At the same meeting Pale-strina. by Clarene Mix — Judith, won the .000 New Zealand Oaks, one and one-half unes. in 2:88.

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