The V.R.C. Grand National Hurdle Race, run on Saturday, was won by Redleap (0.8), with Cory thus (112) second, and The Rhymer (10.G) third. Seventeen started, Time, smin 44sec. The following final payments and entries for the Grand National Steeplechase meeting were received on Saturday night:—Chemist, 12,7 ; Irish King, 12.1; Orient, 11.8; Torrent, 11.5; Ahua, 11.5; Orangeman, 10.5; Secretary, 10.5; PrCßto, 9,12; Monteagle, 9.12 ; Daddy Longlegs, 9.12; Panic (includingpenalty), 9.12; Gunpowder, 9.10; Louie, 9.5; Waitangi, 9 5. A foot race of 100 yds for a stake of LSO was run on a cinder track at the Auckland Zea'andia Rink on Saturday, and was won by J. Cnmmings. A cablegram states that AldivaMoch haß been scratched for the Melbourne Cup. Fowke, tho Canterbury cricketer, has accepted a situation in Auckland, and Hartlaud, who has been in Queensland for some time, has returned to Christchnrcb, where he intends to reside permanently should he succeed in getting constant employment. The annual cricket match between Eton and Harrow was won by Harrow by nine wickets,
An adjourned meeting of the Dunedin Amateur Athletic Club was held on Saturday evening to receive the report of the Committee appointed to inquire ra holding a championship meeting at Dunedin during the Exhibition season. The Committee in their report stated the New Zealand Amateur Athletic Association's terms of holding all championship meetings to be as follows : —The Association to finance the meeting, the affiliated clubs guaranteeing tho Association against loss, and the particular club under whose management a meeting is held to take 33?j per cent, of the profits, They recommended that a championship meeting be held on Friday, December 13, the club's annual sports meeting to take place on the following day. It was resolved, as an amendment to the motion for the adoption of the report—"That the championship meeting be held on Saturday, December 14, and that the annual sports of the club be postponed." The report as amended was then adopted. Dr Brown was appointed president, and Messrs Blacchard and De Carle were reappointed as the olnb's delegates. It was also decided to recommend to the New Zealand Association that the championship meeting be held alternately in the South and the North Island, WELLINGTON STEEPLECHASE. HUTT, July 15. The Steeplechase meeting, postponed from Saturday, commenced today, the weather being threatening and cold. The attendance was about 600. Results : TRIAL STEEPLECHASE. Defamer, Xlat (Ellingljam) 1 Do'ctor, 9at 51b ~ .. - (TJadcrWood) g
Ariel (10.10), Madcap (10.5), Patriot (10), Stonewall Jackson (9.10), Rata (9.7), Billy (9), Owhiki (9), and J.D K, (9) also ran. Defamer was the favorite. Ariel led for a mile, when he run off, and subsequently baulked. Defamer and Owhiki then took the lead, but the latter fell over the gorse fence and gave way to Rata. Tho gorse upset several of the horses. Defamor continued in the lead, and cantered most of tho second round. Doctor was the only other to scramble over the fences, but lie could never get anywhere near Defamer, who won by eight lengths. Time, smin 40aec. Dividend, L2 14s. None of the riders weie injured. HURDLE>. Loui?, 10 it 41b (O'Connor) 1 Panic, Oit (Cichraiio) 2 CUricc, SitSlb (disrgins) 3 Chemist (12.2), Orient (11.10), Waterfall (10.7), Kinscraig (10), Kossiter (8.11), and Right Bower (8.10) also ran, Chemist was" the favorite, but was never in it, tailing off last from the fall of the flag. Clarice led for about a mile and ahalf, with Right Bower closo up. Here, however, he was challenged by Louis and Panic, but when fairly in the straight O'Counor drew out, and the race was never iu doubt, Louia winning rather easily by a leugth. Time, 3min Slscc. Dividend, L's 43. I'LYING HANDICAP. R«posc, Sst 71b .. .. .. (Hohno.O 1 Kiwarcwa, 7st fill) .. .. .. lC I'clU) 2 Tcnnyeo.t, 7»t O.b (Sinn) 3 Strenuous (8.8). Cupid (B.G), Pretender (7.7), Ngarata (7.4), Peter (7.4), Akatea (7 2), and Solitude (7) also ran. Rewarewa was the favorite. From a straggling start Tennyson, with Akatea, rushed to the front, Strenuous whipping in. Rounding the bend for home Reposo came with a rush, and Rowarcwa closed up. At tho distance Repose was half a length ahead, and coming home full of running, won by three-quarters of a length, Tennyson being a iair third. Time, lmiu 20 3 ssec. Dividend, L 5 15s. LADIES' BRACELKT. Kihu 1 Ohcd 2 Njtnicj .. ■• .. •• 3 Governor and Sir Maurice also ran. Nutmeg led on suffrance for a mile and threequarters, when Kahu came up into the van and won in a canter. Time, 4min 33sec. Dividend, LI 10s. LIOO went on Kahu in one hand, BTEEPLVCIIABE. nosHit«.r I Kinfraroi .. .. .. ..2 Pjnic .. .. . .. ..3 All tho horses on the card except Waterfall started. Kangaroo led to the last jump, when he was caught by lloseiter, who ultimately won by three lengths, Time, Omin 42sec. Dividend, L2B 13«.
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SPORTING INTELLIGENCE., Evening Star, Issue 7959, 15 July 1889
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