The Dunedin Joekey Club Committee last night approved of the programme for the Hunt Club races on the I3th and 14th September. The races are the same as last year, but the added money is increased from L 515 to L 650, the chief races being the Kensington Handicap of 70 aovs, Tally ho of j 105 aovs, and Hunt Cup of 90 aovs. There were thirty-seven starters for the Royal Stakes at Bydney the other day, and it Is roported that Mr M. Jacobs landed LB.OOO by Sedition's win. The Birthday Cup at the V.R.C. meeting on the 24th ult. was won by Meteor, j Three years ago Mr Maitland's horse ran | away with the Hawkesbury Handicap, and the following week, with 10at41b up, he broke j down badly in the A. J.C. Welter Handicap, and yet finished second. His reappearance in Arsenal's Melbourne Cup, in which he started a hot favorite, must still be green in the memory of our sporting readers. Meteor has since been defunct, and it was thought that his racing days were ended. Russley (9.5) was unplaced in the Birthday Cup. For the Moonee Valley Cup (in which Mr M. Taylor's Bridegroom IT. was runner-up) 128 dogs were entered, Victoria eontributing 08, New South Wales 17, New Zealand 7, and South Australia 6. The meeting thus partook of a thoroughly intercolonial character. The winner received L6OO, and the runner-up L2OO. Mr Taylor has nominated his dogs for the rich Moonee Valley Australian Champion Stake, which begins on the 26th inst., and the winner of which receives LI ,000 and the runner-up L 340. The 'Sportsman' remarks that "the question of distance and sea voyage has been treated with sportsmanlike spirit by the New Zealanders, who have responded to the call in a right worthy manner/' An exciting scene took place at Middlewich station (Cheshire) on a Saturday evening recently, after the match between Northwich and Crews for the Cheshire final. Both parties assembled on the opposite platforms waiting for trains. They com-
menced operations by alternately hooting and cheering, and then one man challenged an aggressive] antagonist to fight. Both leaped on to the metals and fought desperately till separated by the officials. Then a great number of the Northwich men ran across the line, storming the platform occupied by the Crewe men. Uninterested passengers bolted right and left, while a fight proceeded which the station officials were powerless to prevent. The police were sent for, and ten policemen arrived, but by that time Northwich had practically gained possession of the platform, the Crewe men being outnumbered. The Crewe special then came in, and the police guarded the men to the train, many carrying away marks of the contest.
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SPORTING INTELLIGENCE., Evening Star, Issue 7926, 6 June 1889
SPORTING INTELLIGENCE. Evening Star, Issue 7926, 6 June 1889
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