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A Special meeting was hold at tho club's rooms on Saturday, Hon. G. M'Lcan presiding. The Chairman, in moving the adoption of alterations and additions to tho rules of racing agreed to at the Hastings conference of delegates of metropolitan clubs, explained that the D.J.C. wero not represented thereat, but in order that they should be in harmony with tho other clubs it was consideredjadvisablotoadopt those alterations and amendments. It vyas not really necessary to pass these rules in the South, as tho dabs in this island had worked harmoniously ip tho past, but such had not beep the case in the North. There was no donbt that they were trying in the North to keep up races that wero not legitimate, and were endangering the use of the totah’sator, which Southern clubs were anxious to maintain so long as it was kept within reasonable bounds. The rales, which were adopted after some discussion, come into force on August 1. On tho motion of Mr Hazlett it was unanimously resolved—“ That this club are unanimously of opinion that the Colonial Secretary should issue instructions so that a license to nso tho totalisator should not he issued, except in accordance with the rules passed by the metropolitan clubs.” In the course of a conversation re trotting races, Mr Taggart expressed the opinion that they wero the most useful races that could be instituted, and Mr Dowse thought trotters wero a class of horses that should be encouraged. AUCKLAND STEEPLECHASE MEETING. The principal event on Saturday was THE GREAT NORTHERN STEEPLECHASE, of 250 sovs. About three miles and a-half. Mr J. Kean's Din, aired, Ost 31b •• (Collins) J Mr J. Maitland’s Shillelagh, lost Bib .. (Frowln) 2 Mr J. Use’s Orangeman, 10st 2;b .. .. (Rae) 3

Artist (10.7, Hadfield), Recruit (i 0.4, Pearson), Oddfellow (10, Redmond), Landseer (9 7, Fergus), also started. Shillelagh was favorite on the inside, and Guy Fawkes on the outside machine. When the flag was lowered, Recruit ran out in front, with Shillelagh, Don, Landseer, Orangeman, and Artist next in the

order in which they are mentioned, Oddfellow whipping in the field. Approaching the hill Shillelagh assumed the lead, but this advantage was wrested from him a little further on by Recruit, who showed the field through the tiie.s, and then made way for Artist. The latter jumped the hurdle ut the top a length in front of Landseer, who had conic very fust, and was half a length before Shillelagh, the trio being five lengths ahead of the second division, Oddfellow did not rise when ho came to the hurdle, and fell through the obstacle. Artist was first on to the course proper, and led Shillelagh by a length at the water-jump, with Landseer, Hon, and Guy Fawkes together five lengths away. Oddfellow had by this time come on to the stone wall, but he again refused here, and was not persevered with. Artist, running very strongly, led round the course up hill and down on to the flat again, where Shillelagh and Don were his nearest followers ; Orangeman being next, and steadily improving bis position. When they had passed the old water jump Artist s chances were extinguished, for he stumbled and fell. Shillelagh then took up the running, with Don and next, a length separating the trio, Recruit being fourth (fifteen lengths away), and Guy Fawkes fifth. Shillelagh was the first to clear the stone wall leading on to the course, and he ran into the straight with Orangeman in company and Don two lengths away, A few lengths farther on the latter joined the leading pair, and a great battle commenced. The trio rose to the last hurdle together, and Orangeman yielded, leaving the result to be fought between the other two. Don on the inside succeeded in getting his head in front at the lawn rails, and keeping bis advantage won by that distance, Orangeman being two lengths away ; Guy Fawkes was fourth and Recruit fifth. Time, Bmin 5-lsec. Dividends : Inside, L 27 3s ; outside, L 29 10s. The Maiden Steeplechase, of 70 sovs, two miles and a-half, was won by Hurricane (11 13); the Winter Handicap, of 80 sovs, one mile and a distance, by Signess (C.S), beating Tetford (8.0), Leorina (8.11), and five others, and paying a fifteen guinea dividend ; the Selling Steeplechase, of 70 sovs, three miles, by Messenger (0.13); and the Ladies’ Bracelet, of 40 sovs, one mile, hy Leorina (11 10), from a field of nine.


Our Outram correspondent wires ■“ The lagoon here is in fine trim for skating. The pond is half a mile long. Parties have beep skating on the ice since five o’clock this morning, and enjoyed the fun with great zest.”

From information received by the ‘ New Zealand Herald ’ concerning the \ 7 ictorian bowling team, the Melbourne bowlers are going to make tho trip to New Zealand under conditions the most favorable for pleasure and enjoyment. Tho members of the team are all men of means. They purpose publishing a work descriptive of their trip, illustrated with views of the various places visited. It is proposed to leave Melbourne about the second week of December, making tho round trip in a month, but it will probably take six weeks. They will visit Invercargill, Dunedin, Christchurch, Timaru, and Oamaru in the Middle Island, and Wellington, where tho AVanganui men will probably also meet them. It is not intended to visit New Plymouth, but to come straight on to Auckland, where it is expected that the Taranaki men will meet them, on the invitation of the Auckland Bowling Club. At the aunual meeting of the Canterbury Amateur Athletic Club tho secretary was instructed to send the following circular to clubs belonging to the Athletic Association : — ll In the opinion of this club the time has come to establish a regular championship meeting, to bo hold for tho first time next spring at Dunedin or Christchurch.” A committee was formed to consider the question of allowing members of other clubs to compete at tho dab’s meetings free. In his examination before tho Jockey Club, Charles Wood, the jockey, deposed that he had no Interest whatever in Shcrrard’s stable, but ho failed to explain the payment by him of large sums of money to (Sherrard. Ho admitted that Sir George Chctwynd hud on some occasions backed horses with him. He admitted that he was worth LIOO,OOO. At a meeting of the Now Zealand Amateur Rowing Association at Wellington the proposal to amend rule 11 so as to exclude coxswainless boats in the Champion Fours was lost.

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SPORTING INTELLIGENCE., Issue 7935, 17 June 1889

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SPORTING INTELLIGENCE. Issue 7935, 17 June 1889

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