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SPORTING INTELLIGENCE., Issue 8008, 10 September 1889
At a committee meeting of the Phcenix Cricket Club held last night a statement showing the position of the club was submitted. It showed the club to be in a sound state financially. Members stated that, from names submitted of new members, there was every prospect of a successful season during the coming summer. It was unanimously resolved to make the following recommendations to the annual meeting to-morrow evening—“ That the Caledonian Society’s offer of their ground be accepted ; that the subscription for seniors be reduced to 30a, and for juniors to LI.” It may be of interest to backers and others to know that, through the death of the Hon. W. Robinson, all wagers made on his horses are off. Their nominations do not, however, fall through. We take the following items from our contemporaries:— Several well-known jockeys were riding at the Heathcoto meeting on Monday week, and as this gathering was not approved by the Jockey Club, they are permanently disqualified from “owning, nominating, training, or riding at or for ” any race meeting held under the rules. Stewart, Thomson, Wisby, Price, Ray, and Cusdin are among the horsemen that must show “just and sufficient” reason for the removal of the disqualification. Dunkeld did a trial at Riccarton a fortnight ago on the tan gallop with his shoes on and about Sat in the saddle, which, considering the nature of the going from a time point of view; was a fair go, good enough to win a Derby if not run faster than the last V.R.C. Derby. The ‘ Canterbury Times’s ’ Auckland correspondent, who is on the spot and in a better position than ourselves to judge, still persists that Cuirassier is unlikely to go to Australia this spring. A correspondent wired from Wellington last night:—“Mr Beresford has not yet made up his mind about sending Corunna to Australia. He has another good youngster in Fabulous, and a trial between the pair will probably decide which shall represent their owner at Flemington.” Mr Griffiths (“ Senex,” of the * Press ’) has jlist paid a visit to the Auckland training stables. He thought Cuirassier was on the big side, and would want a long and steady preparation to be got fit; but, although Corunna also carried a good deal of flesh, the galloping he should receive between this and November should thoroughly wind him up. E. Cutts appears to have thought better of his determination to refrain from entering his own horses for any meeting held by the Dunedin Jockey Club, and the name of Egalitt!, the Dauphin—Sissie colt, appears in both the two-ycar-old stakes that closed on Saturday evening. Capital entries were received by the Australian Jockey Club for their spring meeting. Manton has been nominated for all the weight-for-ago races, but the absence of Carbine’s name is noted. None of the other Now Zealand cracks have been entered for any of tho races at the meeting. The list of winning sires for tho racing year which closed on July 31 last, and which is compiled by ‘The Australasian,’ shows that Musket heads tho list with L 10,613 with thirty-one winners, the chief one being Carbine. The next sire on tho list is a long way behind Musket, whose progeny have been so successful as to make tho horse’s death, some two or three years ago, more than ever a matter of regret. The Drummer, whose stock come next, has L 7,886 opposite his name, having sired twenty-six of the win* nersoftbe year. Martini-Henry, Goldsbrough (half-brothers), Chester, Swiveller, Grandmaster, St. Albans, Neckersgat. Maribyr* nong, Marvellous, Glorious, Wild Eagle, Newminster, Epigram, The Englishman, Bolton Green, Dante, Lapidist, Julian Avenel, The Assyrian, Richmond, Kingsborougb, Excelsior, Torchlight, Darriwell, and Wellington are the others, in a very long list, whose progeny have won stakes of a total value of L 2.000 or over during the racing year. The London * Sportsman ’ states that the Grand Prize of Paris to be run in 1891 has closed with the large number of 389 entries, and among the subscribers are a fair proportion of English sportsmen. Tho Hon. J, White, the Australian owner, who is about commencing a campaign in tho Old Country, has nominated two colts, Nepean and Wentworth, and Mods Meg, a fill)’ by MartiniHenry out of Malacca. The Nottingham county cricket team has this season performed a feat which is unparalleled in the records of English county cricket. It has, or rather it had up to July 18, won every one of its county matches of the present season in one innings, Its success was due mainly to the splendid batting form which was being displayed by Gunn and Barnes, and the bowling principally of Attewell, Shaoklock, and Richardson, There is now a movement on foot to institute a match, Champion County against England, to close the cricketing season, and it is quite likely that the match will be arranged, and will take place on the ground of the champion county, which will be at Trentbridge, Nottingham, should Nottinghamshire maintain the lead, which it is nearly certain to do, in the contests for county cricket supremacy. The form of Nottinghamshire is shown by the fact that two of the team— Barnes and Gunn—have batting averages of 56.10 and 45,15 for a little over twenty innings played. The three Notts bowlers— Richardson, Attewell, and Shacklock—are likewise on the top of the averages list.
SPORTING INTELLIGENCE., Issue 8008, 10 September 1889
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