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The following are the remaining engagements of the Maori footballers in Australia: — May 24, Melbourne Rugby, at E.M.C.G.; May 25, Carlton, at M.C.G.; June 1, St. Kilda, at St. Kilda; June 8, Essendon, at E M.C.G.; June 15, Rugby Union, at Sydney: June 18, Sydney University; June 19, King's School, at Parramatta; June 22, Rugby Union, at Sydney ; June 29, NS.W. Association (Australian game), at Sydney; July 5, Maitland; July 6, Newcastle, at Newcastle. At Flemington the other day Mota won a selling race, carrying the unusually light weight of 4st 131'\ The following horses arrived by train yesterday to take part in the Lmnedin Jockey Club Birthday meeting: Louis, Sockburn, Erebus, Repose, Ruby, and Zenobia.

Savanaka, one of the gamest horses that ever raced in Australia, broke his neck at Barongarook Estate, near Colac. Savanaka was bred in New South Wales in 1874 by Mr G. Lee, and wa3 got by Kingston from Sappho, the dam of Lecturer, Kingsborough, and Nellie. As a three-year-old Savanaka was one of the most brilliant horses ever trained by Mr J. Wilson, and the remarkable race he ran in the Melbourne Cup of JS77 will long be remembered by those present. At St. Albans he performed a wonderful trial, and there were few more confident men on the day than his trainer, who went so far aB to say that not only would Savanaka win, but that he would win in the fastest time on record. In the race the colt met with extraordinarily bad luck, and no less than three horses fell in his track at different points of the course. First The King came down at the river side, and about half a mile further on Waxy fell. _ln each case Savanaka only escaped a similar accident by the merest chance. The troubles of that eventful two miles were further added to by another horse falling before him at the turn. This latter interference lost the son of Kingston the race, for though he made a sensational run at the finish he could not reach Chester, who won. So far as the record wa3 concerned, his trainer was quite right, for the 3min 33Jsec registered was the shortest time up to that period that the Melbourne Cup was ever run in. Latterly Savanaka was at the stud at St. Albans, where he got The Lawyer, a colt of much promise.

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SPORTING INTELLIGENCE., Issue 7913, 22 May 1889

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SPORTING INTELLIGENCE. Issue 7913, 22 May 1889

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