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SPORTING.

[By Telegraph.] Wanganui Races. Wanganui, Oct. 13. The nominations for the Wanganui Stakes are as follows :—- Gladiola Queen of the Vale Hailstorm Confident Orlando Flora M‘Donald King Quail Ottawa Astronomer Balmoral Loc Lomond Foam j Handicap Hurdle Race. Aroha Banshee Loch Lomond GreyMomus Pedestrianism.

A match has been arranged between a local pedestrian, well known ■ to fame, and another aspiranc, who has money behind him, for a match, to be run in heats of 100yds, for £lO a side, the course to be in East street, in the neighborhood of the “Guardian” office. The match will be run off on Oct. 31.

At Wanganui, Delaney, the pedestrian, walked fifty miles in twenty minutes under ten hours on Saturday.

Stud Horses. When the Horse parade was held on the 30th ult., there were a few horses shown whose names did not appear on the published programme. Notable among these was the favorite sire Admiral. This horse, by Walton, out of Spray, can boast of a pedigree equal to anything in the colony. Spray was the dam of Stormbird, Belle of the Isle, Wetsail, and other fashionable stock. Admiral’s appearance is against him, his shoulder having been broken as a two-year-old, but when we call to mind that he took Ist prize at the Christchurch Show in 1877 against all comers, he must possess very points. Any ot his stock we have seen look like having plenty of work in them, and their stamina is unquestionable.

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SPORTING. Ashburton Guardian, Volume I, Issue 8, 14 October 1879

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