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In consequence of the weather the Auckland Steeplechase meeting has been postponed till Saturday next. At (ho Sydney Tattersall’s Steeplechase meeting on Saturday the Grand National W a? won bv Sir Joshua, with Harry Auld second, and Postal third. Eleven horses started. Sir Joshua won easily. Time, Train ITsec. The football match on Saturday between Essendon and Warbrick’steam resulted in a n in for the former by eleven goals and fourteen bohinds to five goals and five behinds. A Sydney cablegram states that the fivemile bicycle championship, for professionals, was won by Mills, with Clark second. Time, 16min 9sec. The first-class mile race was won by Fenton (England), with Busst (Melbourne) second, and Davies (Sydney) third. Time, "min 4sec. The two-milo champion race between Vi’illiden, of Dunedin, and Fletcher, of Port Chalmers, attracted a large attendance at the Palace Rink on Saturday evening. From the start young Williden gained on his opponent, and eventually won by a lap and a-half, the time being Train losec. Fletcher was undoubtedly handicapped in skating on a strange floor, but Williden never exerted himself, skating easily from start to finish, Tlv's evening Miss Mabel Sylvester will make her dihut before a Dunedin audience, and as the Press reports of her skating are most favorable, her performance will doubtless be equal to anticipations. The Engineers* full band will be in attendance throughout Miss Sylvester’s season. We hear that the shares in the new Cariebro’ok Ground Company are going off

fairly well; but we confess that we had anticipated that the project would have “ caught on ” better with these members of tho community who profess to be patrons of athletics than it appears to have clone. We have the best reason for saying that overtures have been made to the directors of the company with the object of acquiring their interest in the lease for the purpose of building on the ground, and there are leas unlikely things that one of these line afternoons it will be found that tho laud has passed into the hands of a syndicate.

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SPORTING INTELLIGENCE., Issue 7929, 10 June 1889

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SPORTING INTELLIGENCE. Issue 7929, 10 June 1889

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