NAPIER RACES. The following events were decided late yesterday afternoon: — CORINTHIAN STAKES, of 40 sow. Minimum 10st. Gentlemen riders. One mile and a-quarter. Mr Master’s blk g Akatea, agtd, list 71b (Mr W. Ellis) 1 Mr Dunnntt’a eh hj Bronte, 5 yrs, list 121b .. 2 Pent To Fuel's br o Hukatero, 3 yrs, XOst XOlb .. 3 Liberty (11.0), The Dove (110), Oeo (10.0), Kapelion (10.0) also started. Won by less than a length. Dividend, L 3 10s. FLYING HANDICAP, of 75 sovs. Six furlongs. Mr Kennedy’s br g Cyclone, 5 yrs, 7et 4lb (Friend) 1 Mr Hunter’s blk m Whisper, 5 yrs, 9st 21b .. 2 Mr Belcher’s b g Tongariro, 6 yrs, Sat 61b .. 3 Lady Florin (8.10), Kotuku (8.5), Man Friday (7.5), Daytime (6.7) also started. In the straight Whisper and Tongariro came together, but although they tried every nerve Cyclone just got home by threequarters of a length from Whisper, with Tongariro, a length behind, third. Time, Imin 19 2-ssec. Dividend, L 4 13s. In the Guineas, Tirailleur won by three lengths. Time, Imin 48aec. Shamrock has been scratched for the New Zealand Cup, and Corunna and Fabulous for all engagements at the Christchurch Metropolitan meeting.
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SPORTING INTELLIGENCE., Evening Star, Issue 8026, 1 October 1889