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SPORTING.

THE APPROACHING DUNEDIN MEETING. [By Telegraph.] Training Notes. Dunedin, To-day. In the absence of the northern contingent, little interest is taken in the doings a t Forbury, although a good deal of strong work has lately been done by the locallyowned horses. Goodman was the first to put in an appearance this morning with his string of five, and opened the proceedings by sending Titania and Sylvauus a mile and a half at about half speed, both looking and moving well. Playboy did a gallop once round. Le Loup, who is looking very fit, did only walking exercise. Native Cat, who seems much improved since he has been in Mr. Goodman’s hands, trotted a mile and half in grand style. Kano stripped Lady Ennna and Ledgerdeinain, sending them half a mile at a good pace. Both show plenty of quality, but the former is rather light looking. George Dodson’s team did some useful work, looking very well. Cotton commenced by sending Carrigeen twice round, the candidate for jumping honors finishing in fine style. The colts Moaßird and Mameluke had a regular breather five times round the tan, with sweaters on. Sir William and Maude followed, going twice round at a good pace, and Jasper did a serviceable gallop by himself. Trainers complain that the course is very rough and lumpy, and allege that in its present condition fast work cannot be done with safety. The Betting Market. Sir Modred is a firm favorite for the Cup, and Titania is also backed pretty freely, but definite quotations can hardly bo given. “ Pegasus’ ” Opinion. Regarding the chances of the candidates for the Cup, “ Pegasus,” writing in the Star', goes for Sir Modred, Le Loup, On Dit, Virginia Water, and Titania, in the order named, but expects to find his views modified as the day draws near.

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SPORTING., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 271, 17 February 1881

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SPORTING. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 271, 17 February 1881

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