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First Day.—Friday,

The weather was simply lovely at the commencement of to-day’s racing, but a fog crept down'from the hills about one o’clock, and though no rain fell the temperature fell considerably. The attendance was exceedingly g°od. The following were the results up to the time of our going to press : HANDICAP HURDLE RACE, of 76 eovs; second horse 15 sovs from the stakes. About two miles. MrQ. Smith’s b g Garibaldi, by Birwon—Merrimao, aged, list 41b .. .. .. (Owner) 1 Mr 0. O’Connor’s bhj Lmils. 4 yrs, tot 51b (Owner) 2 Mr Tnomas Kearney’s b hj Torrent, 6 y rs, list 10!b (Owner) S Mr E. Wilson’s ch g Tray per. aged, 10st 71') (J. Cotton) 0 Mr P. Jones’s br g Montenglo, 5 yrs, ICst (Owner) 0 Mr W. Ballantyne’s bik g Erebus, aged, tot 71b (Owner) 0 Mr J. Poole’s blk g Waitangi, aged, 8»t 91b (Owner) 0 Betting: 5 to 2 against Torrent, 7 to 2 Louis, 4 to 1 bar two. At the fall of the flag Trapper, Erebus, and Waitangi went away to the front and took a lead of several lengths, with Monteagle acting as whipper-in till the third hurdle was reached, when he fell and threw his rider heavily. At the next obstacle the field was still further reduced by Erebus running round and being thus put out of the race. At a mile Waitangi and Trapper were in the van, with Torrent going on third; Louis and Garibaldi lying last. Along tho far side of the course Trapper began to fall back, and simultaneously Garibaldi ran up into first place in front of Waitangi and Torrent, but at the half-mile post Louis went up with a rush, and joining the leading division the five left in the race were all bunched together at the home turn. Garibaldi, however, landed first over the last hurdle, and Smith driving him along desperately he just managed to stall off a fine effort on the part of Louis, and won by three parts of a length. Torrent was third, two lengths away, Waitangi fourth, and Trapper fifth. Time, 4min Diseo. Of L 658 in the totalisators, L 72 was on Garibaldi. Dividends: Inside, L 8 5s Cd; outside, L 8 2s. Mr Jones, who was found to 1 have been severely injured by bis horse falling on him, was removed to the Racecourse Hotel, and attended to by Dr Ogston. MAIDEN PLATE, of 60 sovs. Weight for age. One mile and a-quitter. Mr M. Sherwln’s br g Lisbon, by Vaaoo-Ul-Oama— Toi, 3 yrs, Bst 41b (M Donald) 1 Mr A. Anderson’s bo Dispute, 8 yrs, Sit 71b (Sharp 2 Mr J. Christie’s br in Cinnabar, 4 yrs, Bst 121b (U'Morran) 0 Mr T Kearney’s b hj Torrent, 5 yis, 9it lib lOwner) 0 Mr G. Ruthveu’s b g lehmael, 5 yrs, Mr P. Jones’s br g Monteagle, 5 yrs, tot 121b (White) 0 Mr F. Healey’s g « Little Shamrock, 4 yrs, toUllb Mr J. W. Cotton’s ch g Assassin, 4 yrs, Bst 111b (T. Bnddlcombe) 0 Mr A. L. Popham’s bo Aloinoua, 3 yrs, Bst 71b (Derntt) 0 Mr J. Dooley’s br f Quickstep, 3 m Q Betting; 2 to 1 against Alcinous, 3to 1 Torrent, 5 to 20 to 1 the rest. After several breaks away the flag was lowered when Quickstep was several lengths In front of the rest, and dashing away at a rare pace she gained such an advantage that there seemed little probability of catching her. At six furlongs, however, she began to come back to the held, oi whom the leading files were Little Shamrock, Ishmael, Doubtful, and Lisbon ; while three furlongs from home she was actually collared by Lisbon and Dispute. With this pair she failed to hold her own, but they themselves fought out a grand finish, M ‘Donald only landing Lisbon a winner from Dispute by a head. Quickstep could have been third, but Cinnabar just flashed past her on the post and gained the situation, although the judge did not place a third. Time, 2min 17sec. Of Li,017 in tho totalisators, L4l was on Lisbon. Dividends : Inside, Ll7 6s; outside, Lsl 12s. BIRTHDAY HANDICAP, ol 2 0 sovs, wi hj a swoop of 5 sovs each addtd ; second horse 20 sovs, third 10 sovs from the stakes. One mile and aha f. Mr O. 11. Clifford's br g Cbudlelgh, by UuiopnSiesta. 3 yrs, 7st 141b ■ • • • I Mr W. C- Webb’B ch r- Ruby, 6 > r«. (Derrit ) 2 Mr J. Crockett’s bra For*ct-me-Not, o y s,- 7/n g Mr H. Hammond’s blk hj Sultan, 4 yrs. 9st 7 b .. 0 Mr H Goodman’s oh mA pi epos. 5 yrs, Bs. Jib ■ • 0 Hou G. U’Lnm’sbhSt Clair, 5 yre, Bit .. .. 0 Messrs M.ondC. Hobbs's Quibble, aged 7st S!b „ 0 Hon. O. M’Lean’s br o St. James, 8 yrs, 7s. 7ib .. 0 Bettin": 5 to 2 against St. Clair and Sultan, I to 1 Chudleigh, 5 to 1 any other From a fairish start Chudleigh and Porgct-me-Not showed the way with Apropos and Ruby heading the ruck, and in this order they raced for fully a mile, at which juncture, although there was a clear gap between the two leaders, Apropos was pulling double and looking dangerous A quarter of a mile from homo she’ and Ruby were still third and fourth, with Sultan lying handiest, there having been practically no alteration in the positions of the field from the start. At tho bottom turn Sultan fell away into the company of St. Clair and St James, who had shown prominently, but tho five others closed up together in the straight and a most exciting finish ended in a victory for Chudleigh bv no more than half a head from Ruby, while Forget-me-Not was a grand third, only a length away, and with but a nose advantage of Quibble. Time, 2min 46Jsec. Of L 1,045 in the totahsators, L 162 was on Chudleigh. Dividends: Inside, L 6 3s 6d ; outside, L 5 4s, MAY HANDICAP TROT, of 65 sovs ; second horse 10 »ovs, third hoise 6 sovs from tho stakes. Turee m, t "ifvnßkev’s ch m Z-nobia, 6 yre, OOeec 1 p ftXn’k b g Silver Prince, aged, 70b£O 2 iU H Brown’s b m Jane, aged, COstc (G. Smith) 3 Mr H. J. Smerdon’s b m Annean d°r. aged, q MrC a w b Henßball’s b m Frolicsome. Q Mr 11. J- Smerdou’s ch g Foremast, 32«0 Q Mr J. Melicsa’s br m Evangeline, q M »ir Milfikivan’fl rIB ROB 9, ftZOd) 878 CC (OWH6r) 0 Mr J Black’s g g Silver B>ll, aged, 45aeo (M‘Mullen) 0 S; A d J0 W n . eß Hcn& br Emily, g Mr J. Fairley’s b m Ida Maid, aged, «seo # Mr J. Poole’s r m Milton’s Daisy, aged. 66sec # MrP Maeee’s b g Ranger, B yrs, 65seo .. (Magee) 0 SIVW.'U £ 0 Mr A. Waugh ns b g Sam, aged, 70,ie0 .. (Owner) o Betting: 5 to 4 against Zenobia, sto 1 Jane and Silver Prince. . , . The favorite went to the front iu the first half-mile, and looked like winning easily, but broke repeatedly and let first Jane and then Silver Prince get near her. All three, however, broke time after time, and Zenobia iu»t managed to scramble in first, a couple of lengths in front of Silver Prince, who passed Jane just on the post. Time, 9min lOseo. Of LI ,230 in the totalisators, L 461 was on Zenobia. Dividends : Inside, L2 6s ; outside, L2 12s fid. SELLING RACE, of 40 sovs. One mile and a dis- " tance. Mr J. Lefevie’s b g x Mr H. Hammond’s oh m Tanlwha. 5 2 Messrs M and 0. Hobbs’s * ' CoUege BgyjjJ , Botlertb m Repose. 4 mJWj 0 Mr J. Poole’s ch m Evening Star. 4 y«* ( 7rtHb # Mr G. Ruthven’s b m Seaside. 6 181b Q Mr 9. Alexander’s ch g Doubtful. B 0 Mr J. Cockerell’s b g Skip Jack, «b # Won by a head. Time, 2min Sisec. Dividends 3 ! Inside, Lls 4s fid; outside. Ll9 16s TRADESMEN’S HANDICAP, of SB second Mr H Goodman’s oh m Moss Bow, 4_yta ® lb ’ ’ g Mr O. Turnbull’s oh f Aprts Moi, 8 yrs, 7et m Mr F. Oud .life’s ch hj Mon Loup, 5 y ts, 7st 1010 A fine race; won by a head.

All lovers of outdoor sport will hear with pleasure that steps are being taken t„ reorganise the Carisbrook Ground Company on a basis which, if it meets with the approval, as we are almost sure it will, those who are in the habit of encouraging cricket, football, and similar games, will ensure the future management of the ground being put on a satisfaetory and permanent tooting. It is proposed to take over the ground as it stands from the present holders, who offer it free of all encumbrances for or, subject to the existing mortgage of L3OO, lor LISOO. How, since the ground has cost us original proprietors over L 2.000, the terms offered lire exceedingly liberal. The returns

of revenue for the past four years show that had the ground been relieved from a crushing charge foe interest it would have yielded a very fair margin of profit, and the proposed expenditure of L2OO on the improvement of a running and cycling track must help to swell the receipts. It is also in contemplation to lay off a portion of the ground as a bow ing green, and there ought to be no difficulty in forming a vigorous bowling club in that suburb. Of the L 2,500 which will constitute the capital of the new company, tho promoters have taken up 450 shares, leaving 1,050 to be taken up by the general public. The list of promoters includes most of our best known patrons of outdoor sport and a fair representation of the various branches of athletics. If our young men who are interested in athletics will now step into the breach and aid those who in the past have spent so much of their substance in forming and maintaining this ground in placing it under more popular management, wo are confident that it will become in the near future the favorite home of athletics. We incline to this belief on account of the spirit shown in one of the proposals of the draft prospectus. As far as cricket is concerned, it is intended to offer the ground to the highest bidders, the company contenting themselves with a moiety of the club’s receipts from entrance fees and subscriptions. This is the plan that has been tried in Christchurch, where it has been found to answer well. Mo one will question our statement that it would be a thousand pities if, after the expenditure of so much money on this ground, it should pass into the hands of speculators and be cut up into building lots. We are therefore hopeful that the projected movement will have the hearty support of all those who have a warm side for outdoor sport.

The annual general meeting of the Otago University Lawn Tennis Club was held at the University yesterday, Dr Brown in the chair. The annual report and balancesheet were read by the Secretary and adopted. The following office-bearers were elected; President, Dr Scott; vice-presi-dent, Mrs Ogston; hon. secretary and treasurer, Mr Butement (re-elected); delegate to the O.L.T. Association, Mr C. E. S. Gillies (re-elected) ; committee —Professor Sale, Miss Allan, Messrs Cook, Hogg, and Salmond. By-law 3 was altered to read : “That any past or present professor, lecturer, or student of the University of Otago shall, on payment of the annual subscription, be a member of the club.” At tho New South Wales coursing meeting yesterday Rosebery won the Derby, and M. M. won the Oaks.

Latest quotations on the Epsom Derby aie as follows:—s to 4 on Donovan, 6to 1 against El Dorado, 100 to 8 against Pioneer and Enthusiast.

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SPORTING INTELLIGENCE., Issue 7915, 24 May 1889

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