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SPORTING ITEMS.

" Weekly Press and Referee." Tbe aura ef £40,774 was passed through the totalisators at the Adelaide Racing Club's recent meeting. Eirkconnel wore the rogue's badge blinkers, In the "Guineas," and was thj only horse in the field so adorned. First Bolt, tbe four-year-old by Thunder* bolt that has been scoring in South Ail* cralia, is said to be from a buggy JB&re*. • They will stand no nonsense at Ascot (says the Australasian). On Thursday an owner was given three months for refusing to remove the shoes from his pony. E. Hodgkins, the Adelaide jockey, broke his leg through an accident caused by a 1 collision between two horses working on the old course. A winner of a selling two-year-old race at the Sandown Park Second Spring Meet* tag, entered to be sold for £200, brought 1 1200gs on being submitted to auction, of which sum the owner of the runner-up received jCoOO. It is said that Lord Rosebery'i Derby '-. winner, Ladas, Is not likely to stand | another preparation. Isinglass, on the , , other hand, Is doing famously, and He ; M'Calraont hopes to win all she bees ; weight-for-age races with him. "Martlndale'Mn the Town and Cemxtry Journal.—All will be pleased to hear that . the popular cross-country rider, P. Nolan, is recovering from the effects oi his Teeenfc* ' accident; butt lb is feared that he will ' never be able to ride over fences again. ' Mr Oxenham's Pilot Boy, who performed '. especially well under big weights ab the . beginning of the season, has been pot to hurdle racing, lie scored a win at Tatter* ■ sail's meeting on Jane Ist. He fenced ; ver j badly, bat had Coo much pace for his opponents. The Australatian says:—That brilliant 1 giant Walwa closed his career in sensa- - tional fashion when he fell down dead ' after working at Moonta Valley. Walwa was one of the fastest sprinters we have seen, but a propensity for breaking Mood* ' vessels made him. uncertain at ...times. Quite recently he carried 9st 12lb successi Kully in an open handicap at Moonee Valley.

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SPORTING ITEMS., Press, Volume LII, Issue 9139, 25 June 1895

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SPORTING ITEMS. Press, Volume LII, Issue 9139, 25 June 1895

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