The Native football team will not reach New Zealand till about the 10th August, as thoy have engagements in Queensland. They will probably play their first match at luvercargill. The Wellington Union has agreed to give 50 per cent, of the gross gate money. Tho Napier Park races had to be postponed to-day owing to the bad weather there. Our Mosgiel contemporary states that Mr S. Turnbull has decided to send bis Le Loup—Empress colt to town to be prepared for the Exhibition meeting.
Harry Goodman has nominated Apropos and Moss Rose for tho Richmond Handicap, of 100 bovs, to be run at the V.A.T.C. Bracelet meeting on the 'Jflth inst, and Mr C. Carter .Sommeil, for the same event. At a recent meeting of the Victorian Coursing Club, Mr M. Tayloi's Qnintami beat Sailor Boy in the first round, but had to succumb to Windsor Ben in the following course t'ownhope was al«o unfortunate in the first round, being beaten by Zanipa.
CYCLING NOTES. Messrs Milne and G. Crow rode to Henley by moonlight on Saturday, and next day went on to Milburn, returning to town the same night. The weather was dry, but very cold ; roads good, but found to be rather hard by one rider, near the Taieri Bridge. A veteran of tho track here—Mr Webb—is at present visiting Dunedin, and was riding in the streets the other day. A recont * Australasian ' contains a long account from Burston and Stokes, the two Melbourne bicyclists, who are on a round-the-world trip, of their experiences in India. They complain bitterly of inaccurate maps, and among other little difficulties, in some places, owing to the railways having taken al} the traffic, the roads had lapsed into jungle or been plqughed up by the Natives. Here Is a little story: A bfcyolist presented himself at a turnpike and demanded "What's to pay?" "That," said the gatekeeper, "depends on whether you ride on your hobby or pull it through. In the latter case, you know, a two-wheel carriage, drawn by any horse, mole, or ass, is liable to tho toll, and you will, I suspect, come within the meaning of the Act." This was not on the Portobello road. Tho worthy man who sits at the receipt of oustom there does not see anything in bicycling since some riders played it so low down on him a while ago. /Kou's.
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SPORTING INTELLIGENCE., Evening Star, Issue 7943, 26 June 1889
SPORTING INTELLIGENCE. Evening Star, Issue 7943, 26 June 1889
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