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♦ THE GRAND NATIONAL. CHRISTCHURCH. July 25. It is glorious weather for the Grand National meeting, and the attendance is the best on record. Results: — HUNTERB" HURDLES, of 75sova. Two miles. Eight flights. Mr a. M'Olure'r b g Ivanhoe, 4 yrs, lOst 21b (Stewart) 1 Ml H. G. Pitt's e m Squib, 12*t .. (Owner) 2 KrL. Duff's bg Rex, aged, 9st.. .. (»Valc») 3 Maligner (12.10), Doubtful (11.7), Little Arthur (10.2), Hollywood (10.2), The Lamb (10.7). All Pours (10.7), Bachelor (9.7), and Swamp Hen (9st, carrying 41b over) also ran. Swamp Hen cut out the running and led the first mile, Squib, Ivanhoe, and Little Arthur being well up. This order was maintained till nearing the distance, when Squib was challenged by Ivanhoe, who, answering gamely, came away and won by five lengths. Time, 4min 15sec. Dividend, L 3 5a 6d. GRAND NATIONAL BTEEPLKOHASE, of 400 sovs. About four miles. Mr A. Ellingha.n's b g Chemist, 12?t 71b (O »ner) 1 Mr A. O. Cox'a b g Daddy Longlegs, aged, 9st I2!b 2 Mr J. Poole's ch g WaitaDgi, aged, 9jt Bib (carried Slbsover) (Owner) 3 Irish King (12.1), Orient (11), Torrent (11.5), (11), Orangeman (10.5), Presto (9.12), Monteagle (9.12), and Panic (9.12) also started. Chemist led from the jump, Panic being in close attendance. All cleared the first big obstacle well. Panic, Monteagle, Chemist, and Irish King led for the first ■die, Ahua whipping in. Past the stand the second time Chemist still led, while Panic t and Daddy Longlegs were close together. Here Orangeman and Irish King stopped. Ahua then came up, and, with Chemist, sailed away from the rest till at the top Ahua fell, when Chemist came away and won as he liked. Daddy Longlegs being eight lengths, and Waitangi twenty lengths away. Time, 9min 12sec. Dividends: Inside, L 8 2s; outside, L 9 18s. LADIES' BRACELET. Mr W. L. Cliflord'b b g St Malo, 3 yrs, lOst 31b (Mr A. Boyle) 1 M'sj Campbell's b hj Aloinous. 8 yrs, lOst 131b (Mr 0. Murray Aynslev) 2 Mrs Alio Bourke's b g Kahu, 6 yrs, list lib (Mr 0. Thompson) 8

Southern Chief (11.10), Sykes (11.10), Young Guy (11.10), Marmion (11.10), Ivanhoe (11.7), and Harkaway (10.3) also Sykes started with a strong lead, Harkaway and Marmion being well up. Kahu led to the straight, Sykes dropping back ; but at the distance St. Malo came through, and won by two lengths. Time, 3min 46sec. Dividends, L 7 7s Gd and Lfi 5s 6d.

A Sydney telegram states that Clogs has been scratched for the Metropolitan Stakes. The Tapanui Racing Club have approved of the action of the Cromwell Club in protesting against the action of metropolitan clubs regarding the passing of programmes. The Gore, Lawrence, Milton, and Queenstown Clubs are to be communicated with on the subject. The Wellington Amateur Athletic Club favor the proposal to hold an amateur championship meeting in Dunedin during the Exhibition.

The interprovincial chess match, Otago v. Canterbury, is fixed for August 3. Both YV. Skitch and G. Houston competed in the Botany 250 Yards Handicap, which was decided on the Botany circular track, Sydney, on the Sth inst. There were sixty-four starters. Houston, who started from the 17yds mark, was put down in 24} sec. Skitch (18yds) was more fortunate, and won his heat by a yard in 24 3-ssec. The final, for which there were seven starters, was eventually won by W. H. Phillips (20yds), W. Willey (18yds) being second, and Skitch third, a yard and a half separating the first three. Time, 24 2-ssec. " Billy Wilson," the colored heavy-weight ex-champion of America, seems anxious to try conclusions with Peter Jackson, Australia's champion. Speaking of Jackson's fight with Cardiff, Wilson said : " Every man who has so far met Jackson in America has been afraid of bis long arms, and they have all kept away from him. They have fought wrong. Jackson Bhould be rushed from the call of time. If I fight him I shall rain a hurricane of blows on his ribs, and I am confident I can whip him in fifteen rounds. lam ready to stake everything I possess on the result." We understand that in consequonc? of the Taieri and Kaikorai Clubs being anxious to meet once more this season on the football field, the Rugby Union will arrange a match to be played on a neutral ground, to decide the premiership. The match will probably take place after the visit of the Native team.

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SPORTING INTELLIGENCE., Issue 7968, 25 July 1889

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