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At the English amateur athletic championship meeting, held at London recently, some very good performances were made. In the hammer throwing competition W. Barry threw 130 ft at the firsc attempt, thereby beating previous English records, and tying with the world’s figures. The flat races were all closely contested; but the quarter and half-mile events, in which H. C, L. Tindall completely walked away from his field, were run in very fast time. Tindall and Felling (who finished second) kept well together for the first portion, but when in the straight the former spurted magnificently, and, passing the 400 yards’ mark in 43 3 ssec (the best time accomplished in England), kept going hard up to the tape, finishing the distance in 48£sec—the best amateur time on record. In the half-mile Tindall repeated the performance, winning easily in Imin 56 2-ssec, the best championship time. The Newminster—Onida colt Correze, who won the Hobartville Plate on the 17th nit., and followed this success up by winning Tattersall’s Two-year-old Stakes at Randwick a week later, had a narrow escape of an accident after ho finished. He won with a brilliant run, and afterwards collided with the fence and threw himself down. This is the second accident of the kind which has happened to him, and so far he has escaped injury. It would be a pity should any serious accident happen to so brilliant an animal. His time (49|sec) for the half-mile, which he made on Saturday, is one of the best on record in Australia, and shows him to be possessed of great pace. At latest advices Lamond was a firm favorite for the Hawkesbnry at b to 1. Locksley, Bernardo, and Tourbillon were each quoted at 10 to 1. Mr D, O’Brien, with his colt Dunkeld, sails for Melbourne in the Waihora.

Ernani (7.11) and Marie (7.7) remain in the Caulfield Cup, but Mara (7.11) and Lord Haddington (7.2) have been scratched.

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SPORTING INTELLIGENCE., Issue 8003, 4 September 1889

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SPORTING INTELLIGENCE. Issue 8003, 4 September 1889

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