The sum of L 3.258 was put through the totalisators at the Wellington meeting yesterday. The race for the Steeplechase is thus described:—Kangaroo was first over the gorse fence, where Louis and Owhiti oarae down. At the next hurdle Ariel assumed command, and led Kangaroo past the stand by several lengths; Orient third and Rossiter fourth, Doctor bringing up the rear. Ariel led into the paddock off the oourse proper, but ran round the next obstacle and lost all chance. This left Kangaroo in command, with Rossiter second; Defamer and Panio five lengths off. Orient here eame to grief. Kangaroo led o\#r the gorse fence for the second time, and here Don came to grief. At the water-jump Kangaroo led Rossiter, Oceola, Panic, and Doctor in that order. At the sod wall Oceola sent Poulson a oropper, aDd the Doctor also came down. Kangaroo maintained the lead on to the course proper, where Panic closed on Rossiter; but the latter went away again in pursuit of Kangaroo, and catching him at the last hurdle won in a canter by about half a dozen lengths; Panic an indifferent third. Dootor was the only other horse to finish. Time, 6min 42sec. There were twenty-five investors on Rossiter. Dividend, L2B 13s. The Selling Hurdles went to Reputation, and tho Winter Handicap was won by Rewarewa (7) from Strenuous (8.6) and Pretender (7). Footballers generally will regret to leirn that Mr F. Brodrick, the eaptain of the Zingari-Riehmond Club, leaves this week for Queensland. Mr Brodrick was entertained last night by bis club at a smoke concert at Carroll's Hotel, when a large number of members attended to say farewell to their Bkipper, the proceedings throughout being of the most cordial nature. During the evening Mr S. M. Park, one of the club's vice-presidents, after a eulogistio speech, presented Mr Brodrick with an O.R.F.U. cap from the First Fifteen, and & handsome silver match box, bearing a suitable inscription, from the Second] Fifteen, as tokens of the general respect and regard felt for him by his football comrades. Mr Brodrick's health having beea drunk, accompanied by musical honors, the recipient of theße attentions replied in an effective speech. The remainder of the evening was rendered very enjoyable by several of those present contributing songs, etc.
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SPORTING INTELLIGENCE., Evening Star, Issue 7960, 16 July 1889
SPORTING INTELLIGENCE. Evening Star, Issue 7960, 16 July 1889
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