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• ■ DEATH OF NOTABLE HORSE October, the Rock Sand horse that sired Bitalli, a winner of the Melbourne Cup, died recently in Victoria. His dam was Octoroon, she a daughter of Hastings- Ortegal, by Bend Or -I.izzie Agnes, so October was Belmont-bred. He was foaled at Mr. Belmonts Nursery Stud in 1910 and was sent to Kngland to race. There he was sold to Lord Cadogan. for whom he won some gooi races. Eventually he was sold to go to Australia, where his progeny raced well. His son Bitalli, won Australias greatest race when he won the Melbourne Cup of 192:.