Mr E. Cutts's string, consisting of Chudleigh, St. Clair, and Golden Crest, were brought down from Christchurch on Saturday in order to take part in their engagements at the Forbury at the end of this week.
The Maori football team played Ballarat on Saturday afternoon, and after a splendid contest the game resulted in favor of the home team by four goals and three behinds to three behinds.
The glove contest at Wellington on Saturday night, between Laing(of Wanganui) and Smith (of Australia) resulted in a fiasco. By advertisement the public were led to believe it was to a finish, but when the hall was crowded it was calmly announced that it had been arranged to fight eight rounds for a " purse." At the end of eight rounds both men appeared as fresh as when they started, and the referee declared the contest a draw.
An aquatic meeting in honor of Edward Hanlan was held on Saturday at Lake Takapuna, under the auspices of the Auckland Rowing Association. Over 1,000 persona were present. Hanlan rowed in the Scullers' Handicap Race, about three-quarters of a mile ; the only other competitor being W. Bailey, of the Waitemata Boating Club. Bailey was allowed a considerable start, and was never caught, winning by a length and a-half. The Whaleboat Race was won by the Waitemata Boating Club, and the Gig Race by the North Shore Rowing Club. Hanlan gave an exhibition of rowing in an outrigger. It is with regret that we chronicle the death of the Le Loup—Fallacy foal, which occurred this morning from inflammation. The foal (which waa taken ill two or three days ago) gave every promise of proving a worthy successor to his half brother (First Lord), and we are sure that all sportsmen will deeply sympathise with Messrß Hazlett and Stephenson on their unfortunate loss. The horse was foaled in October last. The secretary of the Christchurch Football Club has wired to the Dunedin and Pirates Clubs to the effect that the matches arranged for them in Dunedin against the above-mentioned clubs—which were to be played on the 24th and 25th inst.— have been cried off. They intend to endeavor to pay Dunedin a visit later on in the season, if a suitable team can be selected.
A Sydney correspondent writes:—"George Houston, who ran second on three occasions in the Caledonian Handicap, run on New Year's Day in Dunedin, was a competitor in the Botany Bay Quarter-mile Handicap here last week. He was left in the final, and was beaten by six inches, after a desperate race, by N. Campbell, to whom he was conceding two yards. Houston won his heat in 48 2-ssec, and the final was run in 4Ssec. Had he got home first in this he would have landed nearly LSOO. The ' bookies' all backed Houston after he won his first heat, and Frank Smith declared that he was the gamest bit of stuff he had seen run on his grounds, and predicted that if he only kept a level head he must prove the champion of Australia. Campbell could not stand when he finished, and he had to be laid out on the grass for a couple of hours; while Houston did not seem at all distressed." The writer adds that Skitch is training on splendidly, and will probably give a good account of himself before long.
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SPORTING INTELLIGENCE., Evening Star, Issue 7911, 20 May 1889
SPORTING INTELLIGENCE. Evening Star, Issue 7911, 20 May 1889
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