Mr D. Scott informs " Vigilant," of tho •Post,'that he has great hopes of his two-year-old Omaha, by Armament—Cornelia, who ran second to Cynisca at Wanganui. For breeding the youngster cannot be beaton, for while Armament ia by Musket—Cissy (imported), Cornelia is by Traducer—Policy. The colt is engaged in the Wanganui Derby, and Mr Scott talks of entering him for tho Exhibition Cup in Dunediu. Ahua was well, but he thinks tho list 6lb at Napier a little too much for a first steeplechase, and it is unlikely he will accept. He has never been to Christchurch, and if the handicapper is kind to him in the Grand National he will take a trip there next month. The ex-New Zealanders Tranter, Whakawhai, and Silver Prince are reported as all doing good work over the other side. On the night of the draw for the Moonco Valley Coursing Cup the Now Zealand dog Bridegroom 11., who eventually proved to bo the runner-up, was backed by his party to win L 5.000 at 100 to 2. Messrs Taylor and Finlinson will undoubtedly havo made money of tho meeting. Tho recent match for the amateur aculling championship of Victoria was the outcome of the dissatisfaction caused by the fiasco over the contest for the Will's challenge sculls at the Victoria Rowing Association's recent regatta. That race was not decided on its merits, as, owing to protests respecting the starting and a foul, the trophy had to be handed to Kerr, of the Yarra Yarra Club, who rowed over the final heat alouo, Philip Bradley (formerly of limaiu) and F, Prior de'cliuiiig to atari;.
This result ljcin« looked upon uh far from satisfactory, leading scullers decided to have aracc so ub to ace who really was the champion. The V.K.A. at once took the matter up, and a raec over a two-mile course 011 the Lower Yarra resulted in Bradley, a representative of the Melbourne City Club, easily vanquishing bix other aspirants for the championship, securing a very handsoino silver cup and a pair of line racing sculls. Of the seven startors, tho race really lay between Kerr, Bradley, and Ainley. Kerr kept a decided lead for a mile, when Bradley fouled a barge and lost a good deal. However, he was soon at top speed again, and spurting grandly had got on terms with Kerr at the one and a quarter mile post, when the lattei fell all to pieces. Bradley then took matters quietly and rowed in a winner by six lengths, the time being given a3 Mniin 4Sscc, The winner was loudly cheered for his well-earned victory. He rowed a true course from start to finish, and his determination wus well tested by his having to row a stern chaso for fully a mile.
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SPORTING INTELLIGENCE., Evening Star, Issue 7936, 18 June 1889
SPORTING INTELLIGENCE. Evening Star, Issue 7936, 18 June 1889
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