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A great finish to the two-mile Cup race. Lucky Jack (No. 8) beating Cantata by a neck, with Blair Athol (No. 2) a neck away third. The driverless horse on the rails is Control Grattan, whose reinsman, E. C. McDermott, fell from the sulky when leading the field after a mile and a-half and later died in hospital. Cantata and Blair Athol were bracketed on the totalisator.

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AWNS-19391115-36-2

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Auckland Weekly News Auckland Weekly News
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Date
15 NOVEMBER 1939

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Taken from the supplement to the Auckland Weekly News 15 NOVEMBER 1939 p036

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A great finish to the two-mile Cup race. Lucky Jack (No. 8) beating Cantata by a neck, with Blair Athol (No. 2) a neck away third. The driverless horse on the rails is Control Grattan, whose reinsman, E. C. McDermott, fell from the sulky when leading the field after a mile and a-half and later died in hospital. Cantata and Blair Athol were bracketed on the totalisator.