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A Sydney cablegram says : —“ Manton was treated this morning to a mile and a-half’s work on the training ground at Randwick, but it is doubtful if ne is sufficiently forward to run forward.” The Auckland-Nelson football match was to commence at 3.30 to-day. Continuous rain has fallen for four days, and made the ground in a terrible state, The weather is now (2 p.m.) clearing. For the V.R.C. Derby and Melbourne Cup, Sinecure and Silverton have been taken in a double for L 6,000 at 1,000 to 8. All the money available at 1,000 to 5 was taken about Richelieu and Anfceua for the same events. For the Caulfield Cup Lady Kintore has been backed at 1,000 to 40, and 1,000 to 30 has been taken and is wanted about Scottish Chief.

The Botany Handicap, of 525 sovs, was run off at Sydney on September 9, the final heat resulting as follows:—VV. H. Williams (22yds) 1, J. Morris (27yds) 2, D. H. Bushell (224 yds) 3, J. Dooley (30yds) 4. Tho winner covered 128 yds in 12sec. The following is the Christchurch team selected to play Otago on Saturday Fullback, H. Wilson ; three-quarters—George Horner, A. Hobbs, F. Surman; halves— J. Donnolly, F. Horner, H. Lowry; forwards—W. Bean, A. Elbert, F. Evans, C. Garrard, H. Hepburn, H. Hutton, Thacker, A. Weekes.

(The following horses have been scratched: For the A.J.C. Derby, Stockdove, First Lady, W D,,' Hurrah, and Merrie England; for the Metropolitan Stakes, Tourhillon, Betting on the Metropolitan is limited. Abercorn and Ellerdale have pride of position, and 100 to 30 is on offer against either, 100 to 25 Wycombe, 100 to 10 Keith, 100 to 8 West Lynne, 100 to 5 Tradition, Honeydew, and Lamond. The jumper Trapper has been purchased by James Cotton.

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SPORTING INTELLIGENCE., Issue 8015, 18 September 1889

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SPORTING INTELLIGENCE. Issue 8015, 18 September 1889

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