[Editor: This untitled article, about horse racing, was published in the Evening News (Sydney, NSW), 27 May 1892.]
[Bright beautiful sunshine]
Bright beautiful sunshine favored the first day’s racing of the Sydney Turf Club’s meeting at Randwick yesterday, but the attendance was much short of what it would have been had fine weather prevailed on Queen’s Birthday. However, there must have been nearly 10,000 people present, and they were treated to an exceptionally good day’s sport.
Mr. Watson was in his best form with the flag, and did not make one bad start during the day. Lord and Lady Jersey were present, and were accompanied by the Earl and Countess of Glasgow, Miss Hallowes, Captain Cholmondeley, Mr. G. J. Goschen, and a number of other friends.
Proceedings opened with the Hurdle Race, and Escort was made favorite, but he was never dangerous, and the moderately backed Hengist did the bookmakers a good turn by winning easily. Shamrock maintained his position as favorite for the Royal Stakes, and he justified the confidence reposed in him, but he had all he could do to get home a head in front of Cumino, while The Swell was close up third. Candor, a 10 to 1 chance, romped home in front of his field in the Nursery Handicap. The favorite, Grandwing, got home in the Steeplechase, winning very easily, Honor Bright made a host of friends by running in the Turf Club Handicap, which he won by half a length.
Evening News (Sydney, NSW), 27 May 1892, p. 4
Queen’s Birthday = a celebration of the birthday of Queen Victoria, of the United Kingdom; she was born on 24 May 1819, ascended to the throne on 20 June 1837, and remained Queen until her death on 22 January 1901; the birthday of the British monarch used to be celebrated in Australia on the birthday of each monarch, but since 1936 the UK monarch’s birthday has been celebrated in June of each year (with the exception of Queensland and Western Australia, where it is generally celebrated on a different month)
See: 1) “Victoria: queen of United Kingdom”,
2) “Victoria (r. 1837-1901)”, The Royal Family (UK)
3) “Queen Victoria”, Wikipedia
4) “Queen’s Birthday”, Australia Public Holidays
5) “Queen’s Official Birthday”, Wikipedia
Randwick = (in the context of horse racing) Randwick Racecourse (also known as the Royal Randwick Racecourse)