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SPORTING NOTES.

{From the? Weekly Press."] - Among the numerous handicaps that appesr recently will be found the weights - allotted for the three Cup races, viz., Wel- _- lington, Dunedin, and Auckland.. From a cursory glance over each, few, we think, _, vfll be found to find fault with those of Anekland and Dunedin, though the tormar appear to have been compiled the best of he two. The imposts allotted in the Wellington _> Cup, on the other hand/ appear to have '- been thrown together anyhow, and in our opinion there is only one animal in it. This : is Bundoora, who, if fit and well, should = - have the race at his mercy.; How the Wel- . lington committee could hove let in this >'" horse in the way they have done is certainly, ■}-- to say the least of it, extraordinary. Here, -' only the other day, in the C.J.C. Handicap, . with 7st-lib on his back, only Sib less than r he is now asked to carry, he ran Welcome ... Jack, 6st 51b, to within a length in the ex- : i traordinarily quick time of 3min3isee, on " a somewhat, heavy course, fhaving Van- . foard 7st, Lady Emma Sat 41b, Salvage >Ij6 4lb, Emir Bey 7st 131b, Tasman .. 3s§ 101b, King quail 7st 71b, The Poet ;- fefc 121b, Turquoise 6st 81b, behind him. v/Bsadoora now meets Jock on lSlbs better -"" terns, and instead of the horses he then' - being in concession of weight, they "OMiptually required to meet him on worse, $£asthaa when they suffered defeat _ that is to say, excepting Emir Bey : and Tasman; but, as the latter has the..fame -..fame proportion of weight, and Emir Bey f» only conceded Slbs, they might just as be in the same box as the others. We ff must defer any further remarks to a future r-isue. '-- -We regret to hove to notice the demise of ; .another old New Zealand sportsman. Major ?„ Nathaniel G. Morse, who died, after a hhgsringißness of some weeks, at his res*. r dance, Headlands, Wanganui, in the sixty- ; first year of his age. The deceased gentie- " man settled in Nelson somewhere about ISSO on a farm in Waimea West, in the . immediate neighborhood of the.Redwood -' family. A thorough sportsman at heart, he soon became intimately connected with - what was-then the prmdpol Racing Club of , tho colony*-tho Nelson Jockey Club-rand >~ was a prominent memberfof that institution ; for many years, until, in fact, he changed his home by settling in Wanganui. Although a most enthusiastic lover of the sport—Be r had when living in Nelson no great amount \ of cucceas on the turf. He, however, bred

• one or two good animals—notably Ladybird r by Sir Hercules, and whose dam, Motii, he • purchased from Mr Redwood, who brought tbeuiare down from Sydney in 1852. Ladyin the black jacket and rod cap, proved hjttselfone of tho gomest and best bits of ". staff in the colony. Among her many r *jaievement3 she won the Australian and Champion Race held in Dun- _ jtim in 1863, when she met and defeated the "-SSKjk horse of Australia, Mormon. In 1873 '-SP settled in Wanganui, taking *s&nim his brood mares, Chance, Fides, he has since bred a few =< gay animals, Last Chance, running in name at the recent Wanganui and vWaverley-Waitotara meetings, being one of ;j;»em. From his genial and jovial dkposi-U-tion the Major was a general favorite every-;-;jrhere, and his death iriU he long regretted t Jn the Ifelson and Wanganui districts, ;-where he has been so long and intimately ' known. ~ The handicapping question at Wanganui v has again cropped up. Last week a re~<pusition was presented praying that a »- ®sdal meeting be convened to consider the v of appointing a committee to j ? »§twitt Mr Halely m framing the hondit*' caw for the Wanganui (hmandother events |«w» Autumn Meeting. "Although the says "Spectator," "only y tears the signatures of five members of the i etub, many more could have been obtained, appears to be the dissatisfaction /- w the pre3ont state of things." A meeting onaTder tixe SQ bject takes.place on the * <«tainstant. : ?* ' ; ; Mr Bloomfield's Tartar hod a good chuck "t t^ Po T OT^ Ba yj tae «?»T*a &69th and ! >;|wb. instant. On the first day Don's the Rosalind Handi- \ Hurdle Race of 30 soys* after which * m ran a dead heat for the Birthday HandiifHOn> of 49 soys with Mr Bumard's Cat, % J*** 3 * subsequently walking over for the -% stakes. Qn the second day of the meeting ■ ha appropriated the Ladies' Purse of 25 f soys and Flying Stokes Handicap of 20 wjys. Luck's AU won the Ladies* Race and Jfmgatk the Corinthian Cup.. Trovatore **g*9g»tedthe Waerenga-a-BSka Handi*n& rSrS" I6 taa Tradesmen's Handicap, Forced Handicap. fan*- was fairly successful, in wwSS && a miserable failure, both ThT*£i* ad attendance. KeßtinSggSS%3 events at tiie Winton

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SPORTING NOTES., Press, Volume XXXVIII, Issue 5358, 27 November 1882

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SPORTING NOTES. Press, Volume XXXVIII, Issue 5358, 27 November 1882

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