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The jumper Shillelagh has been returned to Auckland.

Papers from Australia state that there has been a run on Antceus for the Melbourne Cup, all the money obtainable at 1,000 to 30 being taken. The Caulfield and Melbourne Cups double has also been mentioned. Dreadnought, Singapore, Richelieu, and Corunna have been backed with Silverton, Singapore, Tradition, Whakawai, and Carbine. 2,000 to 100 was taken about Tradition for the Melbourne Cup. The pony Secret, taken over to Sydney from Auckland, won one of the principal events of the Parramatta meeting on July 25. She ran in Mr W. Kelso's name, and Btarted with odds of 6 to 1 against her. The latest scratchings for the Melbourne Cup include Vandal, Merriwa, Alcalde, St. Mark, Sumatra, and W.D. COURSING. The following are the net amounts paid over at Philp's on Saturday night to the owners of dogs which won at the recent coursing meeting: —Mr J. Blaney, LCI 4s; Messrs J. and W. Milk, L4O 10s; Mr W. Gardiner, Lls 6s; Mr T. Alexander, L 9; Mr J. H. Stephenson, L 6 Gs; Mr O. R. Wise, Lsßs ; Mr J. Munro, L 5 8s; Mr A. T. Price, L 5 8s ; Messrs A. and J. Deaker, L 5 8s; Mr J. A. M'Donald, L 5 83 ; Mr J. Kennedy, L 3 12s; Mr G. M'Guire, L 3 12s; Messrs W. Patching, J. Blinman, J. ThompS son, J. R. Sewell, H. Irving, E. Carroll, and W. H. Owen, LI 16s each; —total, L 179 2s. While the owners and others interested in coursing were assembled, the idea was mooted of forming a club to co-operate with the Jockey Club in furthering coursing, and also for the purpose of attending to the registering of doga. It was decided that the club should be called the "New Zealand Coursing Club." Air W. L. Philp was appointed treasurer, Mr J. N. Mills secretary pro tern., and a strong committee was selected, comprising representatives from each of the principal districts. Yesterday morning Mr H. L. James was presented by owners with a handsome scarfpin in recognition of his services as secretary to the coursing meetings. Mr Martin Taylor made the presentation, in the presence of a number of the subscribers.

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SPORTING INTELLIGENCE., Issue 7984, 13 August 1889

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SPORTING INTELLIGENCE. Issue 7984, 13 August 1889

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