DUNEDIN MAY RACES.
Considerable pnnctuality was observed in getting off yesterday's races, the last event on the card being over shortly after the time appointed for its decision. Mr Driver was fairly successful in starting his fields of horses, there being only one start that could be called really bad. Speculation was much brisker than is usual at this gathering, Messrs Mason and Roberts passing L 6.355 through the totalisators. The following concludes our report of the racina : - TRADESMEN'S HANDICAP, of S5 sovs; second horse 10 sovs from the stakee. One mile. Mr H. Goodman's oh m Mobs Rose, by Casai-velaunus-Roseneatt', 4 yrs, 7st ojb (T. Buddicombe) 1 Mr 0. Turnbull's eh f Apre3 Moi, 3 yrs, 7at 91b (W. Buddicombo) 2 Mr F. Oudullo's ch hj Mon Loup, 5 yrs, 7st 101b (Sharp) 3 Mr G. H. Clifford's ch m Golden Crest, 4 yra. Sat lib •• •• (M'Qratn) 0 Messrs M. andC. Hobbs's b R Quibble, aged, 7as 12 lb (M'Donald) 0 Mr J. Doolcy's br V Quickstep, 8 yre, 6et 61b Mr J. Christie's br m Cinnabar, i yrs, 6jt (T. Allan) 0 Betting: 2to 1 against Mon Loup, sto 2 Apre3 Moi. Apre3 Moi and Moss Rose cut out the running, with Quibblo and Cinnabar lying next for the greater part of the distance, when Mon Loup ran up near the two leaders, and a fine race between the three ended in a neck victory for Moss Rose from Apres Moi, with Mon Loup at the Litter's girths. Time, lmin 45J sec. There was L 727 in the totalisators. Dividends : Inside, L 6 12* 6J; outside, L 6 19s 6d. POST STAKES, of 15 sova. Open to all hortea. No weight under 7st. Mr J. Cockerili'a b g Skip Jack, ajjed (W. Duddicombe) 1 Mr H. Lambert** Glcnon .. .. (Leeson) 2 Mr 11. Goodman's Black Jack (T. Buddicombe) 8
Seaside, Milkmaid, Sweetbriar, and Stable Jacket also ran, Betting : 2 to 1 against Black Jack, 5 to 2 Glenora. After a lot of trouble at the post with Seaside the rest were eventually despatched without her. Sweetbriar and Skip Jack led all the way, and in the end the latter won rather easily. Time, lmin 21sec. There was L 843 in the totalisators. Dividends : Inside, Lll 15s; outside, L 9 12s Gd.
WANGANUI STEEPLECHASE MEETING.
The Steeplechase meeting was well attended. The weather wa3 splendid and the turf was in good order. The following are the results : MAIDKtf STEEPLECHASE, cf 60 sova. Two milte.
M' Thurston's Sir Garnet, by Southern Chief— Mayflower, 12st 31b .. .. (A.Cameron) 1 Poroatawa (12.3) and Rossiter (11.12) also started. The former, though he finished first, could not weigh out, aud as Rossiter did not finish Sir Garnet was the only horse placed. Time, smin 14J;ec. Dividends, L 3 9s and L 3 10s. FLYING SW KES, of SO sovs. Six furlongs. Mr Kennedy's C)clone, by Somnus, 7«t lib (Friond) 1 Rowarewa, Git 31b .. .. •• •• | Caroillc, 7st l'Jlb <>
Five others started. Rewarewa made a big effort in the straight, but it was stalled off, and Cyclone won by half a length. Time, lmin lSAsec. Dividends, L 4 12s and L 4 Bs. The Hack Flat Race, of 20 sovs, was won by Mr Chupmau'd Rob Roy (8.5) first, The Dove (9..">) second, and Oaklands (7.8) third. WANGANUI HANDICAP STEEPLECHASE, (f 200 sovs; scoond horso 25 sovs from tho stake.
Three miles. Sir E. M'Elivrain'a Oddfellow, by The P.imtcrSilvor Cloud, M 12ib .. .. (Kodmond) 1 Mr Gentry's Orient, aged, list Clb .. (Gentry) 2 Mr Pollard's Glcncoe, aged, list .. (T.iliy) 3 The other starters were Kangaroo (10.0), Reform (9.11), and The Lamb (9.7). Orient and Oddfellow were the only horses in it, the others dropping except Gltncoe before the distance had been travelled. Underwood, the jockey of The Lamb, had a nasty fall, resulting in concussion of the brain. In the back stretch for the last time Oddfellow made the pace, and led into the cricket ground, and back again into the straight, ultimately winning cleverly by and a-quarter lengths in 7min 3Gsec. Private watches made it a minute less. Dividends Inside, L 8 16s ; outside, LB.
WINTER OAT 3, of 100 sovs. One mile and a-half. Mr W. Towu'e Leander, by Natator-Foam, 8 yu. 7it (Collett) 1 Mr A. Cameron's Rcwarewa, 5 yw. 6st (B. MKcdge) 2 Mr Kennedy's Cyclone, i yrs, 7et .. (Friend) 3
Strenuous (8.5), Camille (7.9), Eclat (7.6), and Prudence (6.11) were the other starters. This was a grand race, the leader holding back to the entrance to the straight, when Collett brought him up and won by half a length. Time, 2min 4ofaec. Dividends, L 5 17s and L 6 10s. The Handicap Steeplechase wa9 won by Mr Gordon's Madcap.
CONSOLATION STEEPLECHASE. Porowat', lOst 7ib (Poll) 1
The others—Reform, Rossiter, and Woodend—did not finish. Dividends, LI 15s and LI 14s.
L 2.555 went through the machines,
RACING IN AUSTRALIA.
At the Sydney Turf Club meeting yesterday the Royal Stakes, of 500 sovs, six furlongs, was won by Sedition, with Wilberforce second, and Sophy third. Thirtyseven started, which is the largest field ever seen on Randwick course. The time was lmin i6|sec. At the V.R.C. Queen's Birthday meeting tho Royal Handicap, of 300 sovs, six furlongs, resulted as follows :—Ginger, 1 ; Sir William, 2; Prattler, 3. Time, lmin leasee. DRAUGHTS. The seventh annual Town v. Country draughts match came off in the Club room last evening, and resulted in a victory for the visitors after an interesting content. The score now stands : Town, 4 wins ; Country, 3 wins. The pairing and scores were as follows :
EXHIBITION TOURNAMENT. The subject of a draughts tournament in connection with the forthcoming Dunedin Exhibition was then brought up for discussion. . Mr L. Shaw stated that the Committee of the Dunedin Club had taken the preliminary steps in the matter, and asked the meeting to confirm their action. He stated that several prominent players in different parts of the colony had been written to on the subject, and that Messrs Brown (Brown, Ewing, and Co.), James Scoular (mayor of Mornington), and William Fenwick (editor ' Otago Witness ') had consented to act as trustees of the prize fund. It was proposed to have five prizes—first, LSO; second, L3O; third, L2O; fourth, Llo ; fifth, LlO. The editor of the Otago • Witness' had kindly promised to publish acknowledgements of all subscriptions in the draughts column of that paper, and the Committee _ had arranged to have subscription lists printed and circulated throughout the colony. The meeting endorsed all steps taken, and elected Mr Shaw chairman of Central Committee, with Messrs G. Foster (Sawyer Bay) and Joseph Abernethy as joint secretaries. After disposing of several minor matters the meeting concluded with a vote of thanks to the chairman. 'CYCLING. The Dunedin 'Cycling Club took advantage of the Queen's Birthday and had a very successful run to Henley, the bicyclists starting from the Octagon at 9.15 a.m. At Green Island the skipper and his betterhalf were overtaken, riding a double tricycle. A tow behind a friendly waggon hauled this machine up Fairfield Hill, and at the top it was put into dock for overhaul, no less than six men working at it with spanners and wrenches, while the rest of the party gave advice gratis. The "trike" descended to the Taieri en route for the Outram road, while the "bikes" continued on the main road, arriving at Henley about 12.30. No less than sixteen riders, of whom twelve were club men, sat down to Mrs M'Kegg's hospitable board; and the eatables, especially a very fine " plum duff," were made short work of. After dinner three men rode on South, and the others made a start homewards, in a drizzling rain, about 3.15, arriving safely in town about 6 p.m. The roads are now in good order for riding, the loose stones so prevalent in summer having all disappeared ; and if the present weather i holds several trips are likely to be made. JSOLUS.
Races were held at Petane, near Napier, yesterday. The Petane Cup, of 60 sovs, was won by Rotaku (who paid a dividend of LlO 9a) from Bronte and Soudan. Soudan secured the Birthday Handicap, of 40 sovs, after a dead heat with Dauphine. At the Takapuna meeting yesterday the principal event, the Birthday Handicap, of one mile and a-quarter, resulted as follows : —Leorine (8.12), 1; Fusee (7.12), 2; Signess (7.3), 3. Artist won the Steeplechase. Pearson, who wa3 riding Recruit, was thrown and severely bruised at the same hurdle at which Edgecombe broke his spine in February last, Accidents have been frequent at this spot. At tho Heathcote Trotting meeting Black Ro£e (35sec) won the Saddle trot, of 50 sovs, three miles; and Sapphire (47sec) the Harness Trot, of 40 sovs. At the Porirua races 700 were present. The Cup was won by Peter, with Cupid second, and Gladstone third; dividend, L 9 3a. The Hurdle Race was won by Reputation (dividend, LG 3s), and the Railway Stakes by Cupid (dividend, LI 19a). The Auckland Coursing Club opened its annual meeting at Plumpton Park yesterday. There was a good attendance. None of the events were concluded.
A private telegram received in Christchurch states that Mr Keith's Random won a private trotting match the other day for a stake of 200 sovs. The distance was covered in smin 30sec. Long Roper goes over to Melbourne next week to join Mr Keith's string, he having taken quarters at Caulfield.
Mr Penfold, secretary to the Canterbury Jockey Club, leaves on six months' leave of absence by the next San Francisco boat. He was appointed secretary to the Melbourne Club, but though tho appointment was worth considerably more than the secretaryship to the C.J.C., Mr Penfold (says "Spectator") was induced by his numerous friends not to sever his connection with the club of which he has been secretary for so many years. Warbrick's team played a match against the Victorian Rugby Union yesterday, winning by four goals and two tries to two goals.
Town. COUNTRY. Wins. Draws i. Wins 0 J. Donovan .. 1 J. Himmonds .. 3 1 J. Oramond .. 0 0. Foster 3 2 W. Kirk .. .. 2 J. Shorn 0 3 Q. K nklu .. 0 K. HarrUon .. 1 0 A. Hiirdy .. 0 J. Allan 4 3 R. Cameron .. 1 J. Robortson .. 0 1 T. Ua'ziel .. 2 T. Robertson .. 1 1 A. J. Larking .. 0 R. Williams .. 3 2 H. Jeffs .. .. 0 J. Moyso 2 1 R. Abernotby .. 1 W. Sneddon .. 2 3 L. Lawson .. 1 T. Edwards .. 0 3 J. Bisk .. - 0 J. Faith 1 0 W. Sutherland .. 2 R. Millar _ 2 0 A. Waugh « 2 W. Anderson .. 2 1 W.Young .. 1 J. Maoklo 2 0 t. Shaw .. .. 1 H. Montgomery 1 0 R. Mason .. 1 A. Higgle 2 1 D. Brodlo .. 1 J. Edwards .. 2 0 J. R«bb .. .. 0 W. Howie «. 4 8 A. W. Lowe .. 1 W. Harrison .. 0 3 J. P. Malcolm . 0 W. Mohr 1 1 J. M. Hutton .. 1 — — i. 2 29 18 ti
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