Several Auckland pedestrians have announced their intention of taking part in the Exhibition amateur athletic championship meeting, which will be held here on December 14. A number of Christchurch bicyclists also intend entering for several of the wheel races.
It is stated that Stansbury intends challenging Searle to row for the championship of the world. Mentor has been scratched for the Melbourne Cup. The acceptors for the Hawke’s Bay Spring Handicap are Whisper, Lady Florin, Scots Grey, Tongariro, Kotnku, Strephon, Renata, Tirailleur, Cyclone, and Thyme. For the Guineas there remain engaged Strephon, Scots Grey, Boulanger, Renata, and Tirailleur.
An Auckland telegram states that a twelve-hours’ skating contest took place yesterday, and was won by J. Pelham, who travelled 119 miles 4 laps. The winner was off the floor only two minutes during the contest.
A special meeting of the Auckland Racing Club was held yesterday, when it was resolved that the rules now in force in the Auckland district be repealed, and that those passed at the conference of delegates held at Wellington be adopted, Mr Marshall moved—“(l) That the secretary be requested to write to the Dunedin Jockey Club asking them, in the interests of racing generally throughout New Zealand, to agree to the rules of racing adopted at the Conference held at Wellington ; (2) that a letter be written to the Canterbury Jockey Club stating what had been agreed to, and asking them to write to the Dunedin Club on the same matter.” He said be considered they ought to support the delegates whom they appointed, for it was useless appointing delegates if they were to ignore their recommendation. In his opinion the Dunedin Jockey Club ought to reconsider their decision, and adopt the rules as a whole as they were drawn up by the delegates. Mr J. Kirkwood seconded the resolutions, which were unanimously agreed te.
IBy Elbotbio Telegraph—Copyright. ) [Per Press Association.]
LONDON, September 24. The following is the result of the race run at Newmarket to-day for the GREAT FOAL STAKES, of 1,000 sovs, with a sweepstakes of 15 sovs each added. For three-year-olds. Colts, Set 12lb; fillies, Sst 91b; with penalties and allowances. Second horse 800 sovs, third 200 sovs out of the stakes. Across the Flat (I mile ‘i furlongs 73 yards), Mr J. V. Laurance’s b t Wishing Gate, by Baifo or Tibthorpe—Bide-a-wee, Sst 910 .. .. 1 Mr Abington's hr o Pioneer, by Oalopin-Moorhen,
Bstl2lt> Lord Bradford's bo Swift, by Chippendale - Remorse, Bat 121b
SALE OF THE LATE HON. W. ROBINSON’S HORSES.
“Our Own” at Christchurch wires that the sale of the late Hou. W. Robinson’s horses took nlace to day. Chain Shot was bought by Mr B. Ray for 450 guineas. Heather Bell was sold at 75 guineas to Mr Hungerford, and Exchange at 150 guineas, also to Mr Hungerford.
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SPORTING INTELLIGENCE., Evening Star, Issue 8022, 26 September 1889
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