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At the Timaru races yesterday, after we went to press, the Hunters' Hurdle Race was won by Waireka, with Meada second, CUrryowen third. Dividend, L 4 16s. The Hack Race was won by Lady Darling. Dividend, L 24 10a. The-Welter Handicap was won by Little Shamrock, beating Road Metal and Alcinous. Dividend, L2 6s. The sum of L 1,636 passed through the totalisator.

A Christchurch telegram states that Engagement was scratched yesterday for the New* Zealand Cup. The statement of the funds of the Auckland City Bowing Club shows a eredit balance of LlO2 12s 4d.

The Otago Bowing Club purpose opening their season to-morrow afternoon, beginning with the usual procession of boats at 2.30. Should the weather prove favorable some scratch races will also be rowed, and the club have arranged to take the ladies—a large number of whom have been invited—for a pull on the harbor, and to supply them with afternoon tea in the boat shed.

The sporting editor of the« Evening Post' yesterday received from W. Hearn a letter accepting C. Stephenson's challenge to row for the championship of New Zealand, Hearn expresses his willingness to row for LIOO a-side in Wellington, on February 1, 1810. The substance of his letter has been cabled to Mr Warby, of the Liverpool Arms, Sydney, who is conducting negotiations on behalf of Stephenson, and a letter will follow by first mail. Hearn wishes the match to be rowed at the beginning of February, as that arrangement will enable both men, should they wish to do so, to go to Dunediu, and on the Bans traiuaf take fart in the Bculrhg rase at the Exhibition regatta, to

be held on the 13th of that month. Stephenson's challenge being for a race for L2OO aside, it remains to be seen whether he, will agree to Hearn's terms, biit tlie latter very reasonably sets forth that the championship races hitherto rowed in New Zealand have been for LIOO a-side, and the challenger has therefore no right to alter the conditions.

Mr "Beresford's" ill-luck seems to stick to him. While Corunna was out exercising the other day he ricked himself slightly, but the accident was sufficient to cause him to be thrown out of work for some days. Corunna will not now take part in the Hawke's Bay Guineas, which was considered a good thing for him. The Wellington Raoing Club have deaided to reduce their meetings to five days during the year—two in the spring and simmer and one iu the winter.

Cycle riding is becoming more fashionable among American ladies. Washington is, perhaps, the city where lady oyole riders are most numerous. At the present time there are nearly 200. There is also a ladies' club composed of sixty riders, with a clubhouse of its own. In Philadelphia there are about fifty lady cyclists, and Chicago has about the same number. In the match to-morrow on the Caledonian Ground the Kaltangata Club will play in bine, and the representatives of the four Dunedin Clubs will wear black-and-white ■tripes. The following are the teams : Kaltangata: Fraser, goal; Comber and B. Barns, full-backs; Welsh and Clements, half-backs; J. Burns and Crowe, right wing ; Reid and M'Laren, centre; Raynes (captain) and Grady, left wing; emergencies—Carson, Muir, and Dixon. Dun•din: W. Morris, goal; Candlish and Gibbs, full-backs; Salmond and Moncrieff, halfbacks ; Cleland and Pollock, right wing ; G. M'Millan and A. Carver, centre; Gardner and P. Ross, left wing. PALMBRSTON RACES. The nominations for the prinoipal events are ai follows : PttMLBBKT'i Habbkap.—Allan*. Ls Temps, Seaoliff> f ulbbU, Prima Donna, lifespan, Ctvls. TsoT.-Katie, Topsail, Kraoirollne. Milton's Daisy, Lord Onslow, Moph, Nigger, Pirate, Dusk;, Rose. (raise Hansicaf.—Carina. Mizpah, All&na, La Temps, Seacliff, Quibtls, Prima Donna, Patriot, Retbamstead, Skip J&ok. SOUTH CANTERBURY J.C. RACES. Second Day—Feibat. HUEDI.B BACH, of 19 sow. Two miles. Waitangi.lOstTlb .. .. (foele) 1 Jleada, <st 101b 2 Walreka, tot 191b 8 Won easily. Dividend, La Bs. •iADBTONB HANDICAP, of 49 »»rs. «n« Mile. Road Metal, ttrt 71b 1 Quibble, »st 71b „ ..2 HANDICAP TBOT, of 20 sort. Two miles. Marengo (lOseo) .. .. 1 wuardeman (17sec) .. ..2 Qlanoer (Usee) .. X Dividend, L2 2s. FVBMOAHS 1 HANDICAP, of 7$ ion. tat Kits and a quarter. Little Shamraok, «it 71b .. ..1 Bt. Malo, Bst «lb 2 Le Tempt, Bat 121b 3 Wen easily. Dividend, Lll 6s fid. A.J.C. MEBTINS. SYDNEY, Shpzbumb 19. (Beceivcd September 20, 1889, at 1.10 a.ra.) At Tattersairs this evening Ellerdale was ivpported to win the Metropolitan Stakes fer L 3,000 at 3to 1. Backers were willing to go on at that price, but at the finish A to 1 was the best price obtainable against the Hawkesbury winner. Abercorn it equal favorite with Ellerdale at 4to 1. Five to 1 •an be got about Wycombe, and 10 to 1 against The Tyler. For the A. J.C Derby, Merriment, the winner of the Hawkesbury Guineas, was installed favorite, and after 2 to 1 had been taken 7 to 4 was the best price against Mr Gannon's candidate. For the V.R.C. Derby the New Zealand colt Dunkeld found takers at 7 to 1, winding up at £ to 1, he being one of the popular picks.

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SPORTING INTELLIGENCE., Issue 8017, 20 September 1889

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SPORTING INTELLIGENCE. Issue 8017, 20 September 1889

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