Pour prominent members of the Maori team have been suspended from farther play with the team, on the grounds that a betting swindle was attempted at Brisbane by endeavoring to lose Saturday's match. At Oakleigh Park races on the 16th inst. the New Zealand horse Escapade, his owner (Mr P. Panetti), and the jockey Stratford, were all disqualified for twelve months for running the horse in a suspicious manner in the Visitors' Handicap. Kangaroo was shipped to Lyttelten yesterday to fulfil his engagements at the Grand National meeting. Ayrshire's two - year - old performances were omitted by as yesterday in our account of the Eclipse Stakes, and as they were nearly all Tictories they are well worth supplying. He commenced his brilliant career at Manchester, where he ran third to Briar-root and Caerlarerock in the Whitsuntide Plate, of 4,726 sovs, for which nineteen horses started; ran third to Friar's Balsam and Seabreeze in the Ascot New Stakes, of 1,322 sovs; won the Bibury Home-bred Foal Stakes, of 410 sovs; won the Boyal Plate, of 1,325 sovs, at Windsor; won the Chesterfield Stakes, of 780 sovs, at Newmarket July; won the Prince of Wales Stakes, of 3,000 sovs, at Goodwood; and won the Doncaster Champagne Stakes, of 1,050 sovs. His total winnings as a two-year-eld were L 6.565; at three years, L8.67C; and this season, so far, L 19.500; or a grand total of L 34.740. According to recent files the latest sensation was the raid upon gamblers of high'
degree at the Park Club gambling hell. There was an enormous crowd when the defendants were brought up at the Marlborough street Police Court, and the crowd recognised and saluted all the celebrities, greeting the Hebraic Mr Sam Lewis with "Gold old mo!" Earl Dudley with "Go 'ome to your ma !" and Mr Ben2on, better known as the "Jubilee Juggins," with " ¥ah 1 Jubilee."
Association football is making steady progress in the colony. There are four clubs playing in Dunedin, and one started at Kaitangata has challenged a Dunedin club to a match at Kaitangata on the 10th August.
Auckland footballers propose sending a team to Wellington in September, and the Wellington Rovers are negotiating with Dunedin clubs, with a view to sending a team down here. The Wellington Rovers have sixty members and the Petones twenty-five. A Christohurch telegram states that Louis pulled up lame after a gallop on Sunday morning, and is an improbable starter for the Grand National. Yesterday morning Orient and Chemist galloped a couple of miles in company, both going fairly well. Irish King traversed a similai distance in nrst-olasß style, and is growing in favor. Gunpowder broke down in the baok tendons. Ahua went three miles fast, creating a very favorable impression. Monteag'e oorered two miles at three-quarter pace, and Daddy Longlegs performed a similar journey. Orangeman is reported to be doing good work at Yaldhurst, and Panio got through a winding-up gallop satisfactorily. Our Wellington correspondent wires:— " By the San Francisco mail Dr Newman, vice-president of the Wellington Rugby Union, received a letter from Mr Logan, of Napier, who is now in England, part of his mission being to endeavor to arrange for the visit of a New Zealand representative football team to the Old Country this year. Mr Logan states that he has had an interview with Mr Rowland Hill, secretary of the English Rugby Union, who he finds is strongly opposed to the project of any visit from a New Zealand team this year, as it would follow too closely on the heels of the Maori team. It has therefore been necessary to suspend operations so far as the coming English season is concerned, but Mr Logan is sanguine of being able to arrange for making an English tour next season."
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SPORTING INTELLIGENCE., Evening Star, Issue 7966, 23 July 1889
SPORTING INTELLIGENCE. Evening Star, Issue 7966, 23 July 1889
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