The gate returns at the football match yesterday were LB7. The Taieri Club will give L 270 in stakes at their November meeting. The club do not see their way at present to support the Cromwell Club's suggestion, but are of opinion that country clubs should have representation by delegates at meetings of metropolitan clubs when matters affecting country clubs and general racing regulations are under discussion.
The well-known trotting horse Oliver is now owned by a Clinton sport, and, according to the Taieri paper, was a few days ago matched against another trotter of local fame. Proper arrangements were wanting, however, for guidance of the contest, and nobody accompanied the pair to see that one gait was strictly adhered to. The rider of the other horse, who hailed from Mount Mistake, was first in, and claimed the money. Oliver's pilot had, however, some Httle objection to this, and asserted that his rival had beaten him by cantering. The result was that the stakeholder finally handed the backers the amount each had lodged with him.
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SPORTING INTELLIGENCE., Evening Star, Issue 7985, 14 August 1889
SPORTING INTELLIGENCE. Evening Star, Issue 7985, 14 August 1889
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