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Our winter race meeting commences tomorrow, and from the large number of acceptances and entries that have been received we should see some highly interesting racing. «' Pegasus " supplies us with the following tips:— Hordlb Racs.—Monteafrle 1, Torrent 2, Dunluca S. Maiden Plate.—Alanna or Assassin. Birthdat Handicap. Sultan 1, Cbudldich 2. Ruby 8. Trotting RiCB.-2enobia i, Semolina 2, Frolicsome 3. Selling Race.—Taniwha or Doubtful. Tradesmen's Hakdicap—Thisracedependsgreatly on the running in the Biitbday Handicap, but il they start I fancy Apres Moi, Golden Crest, and Rainbow, in the order n&med. Occident was to-day scratched for all engagements at the meeting, Crowhurst's Spot for the Trotting Race, Kate Hayes for the Selling Race and Novel Race, Calista for the Trotting Race, and Reuben for the Selling Hurdle Race on the second day.

FOOTBALL. A football match, Oamarn Athletic v. Zingari-Richmond, takes places at the Caledonian Ground to-morrow. The Alhambra Second and Oamaru Excelsior meet on the Union Ground tomorrow. The teams are : Alhambra: Full-back, R. Haig; three-quarters—Ross, M'Kenzie, Aitken, Power, Williams; forwards—Dixon, Fahey, Haig, Houghton, Latimer, M'Donald, Paterson (captain), Searle, Wilde ; reserves—Lelliot ana Ross. Excelsior: Full-back, Holt; three-quarters —Maxwell, Jones, Alexander; half-backs-Hood and Proctor; forwards James Miller (captain), John Miller, Grave, Ogilvie, Thomson, Power, M'Laren, M'Phie, Church; reserves—Moss and Baker. Play starts at 10.30 sharp. All interested and connected with the welfare of the Association game are invited to take part in a game on the Northern Association's Ground, North-east Valley, at 2.30 p.m. to-morrow.

The Hon. J. White has determined to ship the two yearling colts entered for next year's English Derby by the s.s. Orizaba, leaving Sydney on the 15th prox. At the Melbourne Hunt Club's meeting on the 11th inst. Anarchy, owned by Charley Rudings, won the Handicap Flat Race of 200 sovs, three-quarters of a mile. There were sixteen starters, and the betting at the post was 7 to 1 against Anarchy. Mr F. Panetti went on to Melbourne by the Te Anau to-day with the racehorses Escapade and Rewi. The annual draughts match Town v. Country is to be played on Friday evening in the Dunedin Draughts Club-room, at the Coffee Palace, Moray place; play to commence at 7 p.m. As this is the largest gathering of draughts players in Dunedin, advantage will be taken of the opportunity to discuss the proposed draughts tournament in connection with the Dunedin Exhibition. Word has been received in tovn that Resident Magistrate Hickson has given judgment in favor of C. G. Mountney in connection with the action brought by him against the Cardrona Jockey Club for the stakes in the Time Tiot, which the plaintiff alleged was won by his horse Maggie, but the stake for which was awarded to another horse. The judgment is an important one, for it disposes of the understanding that the decision of racing club stewards is final We hear that, as an outcome of the case, Mr M'Kewan has decided to proceed with his action against the Taieri Club for disqualifying Rose in the Trotting Race on Easter Monday.

Two events of more than usual interest in the racing world took place on April 6. The Duke of Portland's colt by his victory at Leicester won the biggest stakes ever yet offered in all racing history. Donovan's prizes, in fact, already amount to L 28.000, and should he, as is more than probable, run first in his numerous engagements during the coming season, there are fabulous money possibilities in store for the son of Galopin. The race for the Prince of Wales's Stakes was, after all, a very one-sided affair, despite the rumors that had teen spread abroad of the probable defeat of the favorite. Donovan's owner stands in the front rank of the patrons of the turf, aod his successes since the lucky day when he bought St. Simon have been most popular and warmly welcomed. Last year the Duke of Portland stood first on the list of winning owners, and in point of money earned his grand three-year-old comes close to the unbeaten Ormonde Only twenty entered for the House of Commons Point-to-point Steeplechase on April 6, and of these twelve ultimately came to the post. The proceedings were watched with lively concern by more than 2,000 spectators, including members of both Houses and ladies and gentlemen from different parts of the country. Mr Cyril Flower, on a horse which he subsequently christened Home Rule, passed the post an easy winner, much to the satisfaction of the Separatists.

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SPORTING INTELLIGENCE., Issue 7914, 23 May 1889

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SPORTING INTELLIGENCE. Issue 7914, 23 May 1889

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