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WELLINGTON SUMMER MEETINGFirst Day—Thursday, Feb. 3. [by telegraph.] Wellington, Yesterday. Flying Stakes (Handicap) of 50 sovs. Three quarters of a mile. Luna, Bst 61b ... ... ... 1 ... 1 Dan, 6st ... ... ... ... ... 2 Libeller was scratched. Seven started, Luna and Dan being almost equal favorites. Luna got away first, but soon relinquished the head to Governor for a short time. She then came up grandly, and although close pressed by Dan, won by a head, after the best race of the day. Keen’s Cassivelaunus filly was third. Time—lmin, 18secs. Considerable dissatisfaction was excited on the course by the action of the police,' under Superintendent Shearman, who sternly suppressed all games of chance, except the two totalisators on the lawn. The racing club had sold the rights to games for L 22, and about twenty tables of various kinds were on the ground ready

for action, when the police interfered. The stewards interviewed Superintendent Shearman, to induce him to permit what has always heretofore been allowed at race meetings, but he absolutely refused. Second Day—Friday, Feb. 4. Wellington, To-day. The races were continued at the Hutt to-day. The police again stopped all games of chance on the course. The Australian cricketers visited the course during the afternoon. The first event on the. card was the Hutt Park Stakes (Handicap) of 75 sovs. One mile and a quarter. Randwick, Bst 81b ... ... ... 1 Luna, 7st 111 b ... ... ... ... 2 Mischief, fist 111 b 3 Billingsgate. Miss Domett, Dan, Sir George, and The Governor were scratched. This was a grand race and was won by three lengths, one length separating the second and third horses. Badsvvorth bolted before the race and galloped round the course twice, and on coming to the post again Randwick kicked him, and in jured the boy. Badsworth therefore did .not run. Time Imin. Ifisec. Hurdle Race of 75 About two miles and a half, over eight flights of hurdles. Clarence, list 71b 1

Grey Momus, list 71b 2 The Agent, 12st ... ... ... 3 Five started for this event, and it was a capital race, won by a length. The Raven led till three-quarters of a mile from home when he fell. Time—4min. 30sec. Randwick has been scratched for the Racing Club Handicap and the Ladies’ Purse. Wellington Racing Club Handicap of 200 sovs. Second horse to receive 25 sovs. from the stakes. One mile and three quarters. Libeller, Bst 41bs ... ... ... 1 Norseman, 7st ... ... 2 The Governor 7st 31b5... ... ... 3

WANGANUI RACES. Wanganui, Yesterday. The acceptances for the Wanganui autumn meeting are as follows : Wanganui Cup. —King Quail, Dan, Rocket, Redeemer, Libeller, Foul Play, Badsworth, Natator, Grip, On Dit, Randwick, Norseman, Opawa Soukar, My Dream. Wanganui Stakes. —King Quail, Dan, Rocket, Redeemer, Banshee, Libeller, Badsworth, Foul Play, Natator, Grip, On Dit, Randwick, Norseman, Opawa, Sincerity, Soukar, My Dream. Flying Handicap. —King Quail, Dan, Redeemer, Badsworth, Natator, On Dit, Randwick, Sir George Billingsgate, Otawa, Astronomer, Soukar, Woodpecker.

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SPORTING., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 260, 4 February 1881

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SPORTING. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 260, 4 February 1881

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