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" Oiir own" at Wellington wires :—" The Sydney 'Telegraph ' of the "6th inst. says: * Th« respective merits of Singapore and Sinecure were pretty freely discussed at Randwick yesterday morning, and the latter was backed for an even LSO to beat tho other for first, second, or third place in the V.R.C. Derby. A stipulation was, however, wade that both should start.' " Sydney papers by the Wakatipu state that about Ls,ooo at 100 to 8 was booked in favor of Newmaster for tho Caulfield Cup, and that 2,000 to SO was taken about Antftus for the Melbourne Cup. Dunkeld had backers at 7 to 1 for tho V.R.C. Derby. In the match arranged by the Otago Rugby Football Union for to-morrow the following will represent the Raikorai and Alhambra Clubs against the Union's rcprcsontativejteam:— W. Thomson; three-quarter-backs Davie, Keogh, Noel; half-backs Restieaux, M'lntyre, Crawford; forwards Torrance (captain), Duncan, A. Miller, Armit, Weitzel, Johnston, M'Kenzio, Robertson ; reserves—Teruent, W. Millar, Claffey. The only other matches are: First Church Young Men's Association v. St. Andrew's Church Young Men's Association, at Montccillo; Otago Daily Times Juniors v. R. Hudson and Cu'a Juniors, at the Caledonian Ground; Belmont v. Mosgie! Factory Juniors, at Mosgie).

OTAGO HUNT CLUjJ RACES. First Day—Friday. Lovely weather favored the opening day of the race meeting held annually by tho Bunedin Jockey Club under the title of the Otago Hunt Club races. The attendance was very good. The new totalisator arrangements, so far as they are yet carried out, were found to be a great convenience. The following were the results of the racing up to the time of our going to press : MAIDEN HUNTERS' STEEPLE rf 40 sova second horso 6 sovs from tho stakes Weight for age. For all qualified huaterd. Amateur riders only. About two miles. Ur G. H. M. M'Ciuie'a b u Garryovpen, acted, 12st gib _ (JlrCox) 1 Mr H. J. Smerdon's b g Maxwelton, aged, 12st 3l» (Mr A. Smerdon) 2 Mr S. Myers'a b g Bugler, (Mr Murray-Aynsley) 3 Mr E. T. Rhodes (ns) b g Tramp, aged, ISat 311> (Mr Saunders) 0 Jit H. L. Christie's be Magnet, 6 yrs, 12st 81b (Owner) 0 Moasrs D. and J. Bacon's br gCuddy, aired, 12st 31n (Mr *'. Smith) 0 Mr J. Harper (ns) b m Talhoa, 5 ytt. list 81b (Mr H. Gourloy, jun) 0 Betting: C to 4 against Tramp, 3 to 1 Maxwelton and Garryowen. Taihoa and Maxwelton sailed away to the front at the fall of the flag, and held tho kad alternately for tho first six furlongs, when Bugler and Tramp ran up into the van »nd approached the first log fence of the stand double side by side. Bugler got over safely, but Tramp refused, and was thenceforthout of the race. Magnet followed euit, while Cuddy struck and fell heavily, turning a complete somersault and giving his rider a severe shaking. Meanwhile, Bugler and Maxwelton were going on in front, but at a mile and a-half tho former was supplanted by Oarryowen, who, in company with Maxwelton, raced away from the rest and had the finish all to themselves. Once over the last hurdle Maxwelton drew away as he liked, but hia owner must have losthia head, for instead of keeping his horse going, he allowed Mr Cox to bring Garryowen with a final run and just pip him on tho post. Bugler was a fair third. Time, 4rain sG.\sec. Dividends: Inside, L 3 Cs; outside, L 5 2s.

KENSINGTON HANDICAP FLAT RACE, cf 70 bom second horao 5 sova from tho stake?. One mbo nnd a-quarter. Mr G. H. Clifford's b z St. Malo, i yte, 7st 3:i> (M'(irath) 1 MesßrsM. and C. Hobb/a bgC»uibblc,ae;ed, 7st Illb (M'Djnald) 2 Mr C. Turnbull'B ch hj Wolverine, i yra, Sat 121b (Sharp) 3 Mr J. Stophonaoti'a b hj Occident, i yrs, Bat 9U> (Chapman) 0 Hon. 0. M'Lcari'3 br hj St. James, 4 yra, Pat 21b (W. Buddieonibc) 0 Mr H. L. Johneon'a ch hj Lo Temps, 6 yre, Om 131b (Youiif;) 0 Mr T. Twomej'd S B Littlo Shamrock, 5 yre, Cat Oib (J. Cotton, jun ) 6 Betting : 2 to 1 againsi St. James, 5 to 2 St. Malg, 4 to 1 bar two. After two or three breaks-away the signal was given to a rather straggling start, of which Occident and Little Shamrock had the best, but as tho field passed the stand and had settled down into their places. Little Shamrock, St. Malo, and Quibble were the leading files, with St. James at their heels and the rest close up. Going round to the back of the course, St. Malo and Little Shamrock placed a clear gap between themselves and Quibble, at whose girths lay Occident, with Wolverine going on fifth. A quarter of a milo from home Little Shamrock fell away, and Wolverine, coming with a wet sail, looked momentarily all over a winner; but he could never get up to St. Malo, on whom M'Grath was sitting still, and who came home a very easy winner by a clear three-quarters of a length. A desperate fight for second place took place between St. James, Wolverine, and Quibble, the three sweeping past the post almost head and head, but the judge's award was as above. Time, 2min lSJsec, Dividends: Inside, L37s; outside, L 3 4s 6d. _ St. Malo's jockey wore a crape band on his arm out of respect to tho memory of the late Hon. W. Robinson.

TROTTING HANDICAP, of 45sovs; second horse a bovb, third horeo 3 fovs (torn the Btakee. Three ml'ex. Mr J. Jcffa's bft Pirate, aired, 35.»e0 (J. Tnggart) 1 Mr 0 W. Honshall's b m Frolicsome, scr (P. Cotton) 2 Mr M. M'L»reu'a b m Bauithee, 5 yrs. 40acc (Owner) 3 Mr W. W. M'Kay's b m Soraolina, 6 yrs, 12sea (Owner) 0 Mr T. Donaldson's b g Olivor, aped, lßacc (J. Colton) (1 Mr W. M'Kewan'Hrmßoso.agcd, 25aeo (Owner) 0 Mr J. Black's b<t Silver Bell, aged, 30aec (M'Millan) 0 Mr J. M'Kewan's br m Antrim, a?ert, 32st'0 (Owner) 0 Mr R. Brown'u hj m Jane, 6 yrs, 40<ec (Muirhead) 0 Mr R. Warnsck'a b g Billy, aged, 40sec (Owner) 0 Mr W. T. Hazlett's b m Flora Temple, aged, 45ato (Owner) 0 Mr G. Smith ns r m Milton's Daisy, a?ed, 45scc (flunkine) 0 Mr S. J. Mercsr's b m Violet, aged, 45aec (Owner) 0 Mr 8. Myetb'a b a Tarn O'Shanter, 3 yra, SOseo ' (Lendham) 0 Mr J. Melrose's bhj Phintom, 6 yrs, BOsee (Owner) 0 Mr A. Potter's blk m Blaokbird, 0 yrs, 55sor (Biaby) 0 Mr T. Lord's br m Topsail, aged, 553e0 (Owner) 0 Mr J. Kelso's blk g Clyde, need, 63soc (Owner) 0 Mr J. Metoalf'a ch m Wild flower, aged. 60seo (Owner) 0 Messrs M. and J. Allan's b m Cottage Girl, 6 yrs, 70aeo (J.Allen) 0 Betting : 3 to 1 against Phantom, 4 to 1 Banshee, 6 to 1 any other. In the first mile Banshee and Pirate took the lead, and remained there till over two miles had been covered, when Frolicsome, who had been trotting in grand style, went up into second place behind Pirate, and must have won but for breaking. As it was, however, Pirate won by twenty lengths. Banshee was a fair third, half a length in front of Silver Bell. Time, 9min 7sec. Dividends : Inside, L 6 18s 6d ; outside, L2O 18s. TALLY-HO HANDICAP STEEPLECHASE, of 105 80V8; seoond horsa 10 sovp, third 5 aovs from tho stakos. About three miles. Mr A. G. Cox's b g Daddy Longlegs, aged, list (Owner) 1 Mr J. Poole's blk g Waitangi, aged, 10st 71b .. 2 Mr G. B. Woodmau'B g g Mexic >, aged, lout (Uurray-Aynslev) 3 Mr H.Gourlay's (Jan.) b g Civis. aged, tot 101b (Bowie) 0 Mr H. J. Smerdon's b 5 Maxwelton, aged, Oit 51b (Hall) 0 Mr G. Mcrewether's b g Lewis, 6 yrs, Osfc (Cochrane) 0 Betting: 2to 1 Daddy Longlegs, 4to 1 bar one. _

Maxwelton led for a mile and a-half, but was then pulled up completely done. Daddy Longlegs then assumed the lead and maintained it till the finish, despite a determined challenge by Waitangi. Time, 6min Dividends: Inside, L 3 Is; outside, L 3 4s 6d.

SHORTS HANDICAP, of 59 save. Winner of Kensington Handicap 101b extra. Six furlongc Hon G M'Lean'a br c Don Pedro, 3 yrs. OBt 71b (carried 6at 111b) .. .. (W. Buddicombe) 1 Mr G. H. Clifford's b z St. Malo, 4 yrs, 8»t 31b (including 101b penalty) (M'Grath) 2 Mr T Twomoy'd k R Littlo Shamrock, 5 yrs, 6st l'2lb (J. Cotton, jun.l 3 Mr V Oudaillo's cb hj Hon Loup, 6 yrs, 8»t 41b 01 (Sharp) 0 Mr E Wilson'a br g Crossbow, aped, 7it 61b (Cotton) 0 Mr A. Anderson's b hj Dispute, 4 yr*. «atl2lb (R. Gfior£f) 0 Mr C W". Henshall's blk in Allaua, 5 yre, Oat 71b (carried Crt 101b) ... » - fR"™) 0 Mr J. Christie's br m Cinnabar, 5 yw, fist bib (Allen) 0 A shocking bad start saw the fnvorite left at the post, but coining through his horses in ■n-and style he was only beaten by half a head by Don Pedro. Time, lmin 20isee. Dmdraft:'lnside, L 7 18s; outside, LlO 7s.

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SPORTING INTELLIGENCE., Issue 8011, 13 September 1889

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