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NAPIER RACES. The following events were decided late yesterday afternoon: — NURSERY HANDICAP, of 60 sovs. For two-year-olds. Four furlongs. Mr Gollan’s of Pearl Powder, by Captivator—Pearl Ash, 7st 121b .. .. (Paulsen) 1 Mr Ormond’s b f Dryad, 7st 121b .. .. ..2 M r Maher’s b f Dreamland, Sot 81b .. .. 8 Sleep (7.7), Aronel (6.7), St, Moore (6.7), and Kapo (6.7) also started. M r Gollan’s filly won a splendid race by half a neck from Dryad, with Dreamland half a length away, third. Time, 52scc, Dividend, Ll3 7s. POST STAKES, of 25 sovs. Onco round. Mr Clifford’s ch m Emerald, 4 yra, Sat .. (Clifford) 1 Mr Duunetl’s ch hj Bronte, Bat 71b .. ..2 Mr Paratene's b g Ktkehou, 7st 71b .. .. S Titikei (8.7), Aroha (7.7), and Acolyte (7 7) also started. Won easily. Dividend* LI 13s. WELTER HANDICAP, of 50 sovs. Minimum weight, 8)t. One mile. Mr M’Namnta’s br g Pretender, flat 61b .. (Farrell) 1 Mr Martin’s git Soudan, aged. Ost 71b .. •• Mr Paul’s bo Boulanger, 3 yrs, Bst .. .. 3 Akatca (9), Hukatere (8.7), Fitziames (8.4), Brown Duke (8.3), and Man Friday (8,2) also started. When coming into the straight tho grey son of Musket looked a winner, but he could not quite get upto Pretender, who won a capital race, with Boulanger a good third. Time, limn 48 2 osec. Dividend, L 4 7s. FREE HANDICAP, of SO novs. Six furlongs. Mr Munn’s be Strephon, 3yrs t 7»t lib .. (Page) 1 Mr 51‘Nam ira’s 8r g Pretender, 5 yrs, Sat 4'b .. 2 Mr Ormond’s hr f Water Baby, 3 yrs, 6>t 101 b ~ 3 Hurcfana also started, Strephon came round the turn with a rush, and got home an easy winner from Pretender, with Water Baby a good third. Time, Imin 20sec. Dividend, LI 17s.


A special cablegram to the ‘ Sydney Morning Herald,’ under date September IS, says“ Mr C. W. Alcock, the well-known secretary of the Surrey County Club, has agreed to accept the agency of the Australian Eleven which proposes to visit England next year. Though Mr Alcock expects to be able to arrange a satisfactory programme of matches, the Surrey Club are very much displeased at his acceptance of the agency without seeking the consent of the Surrey Committee. There is also a strong feeling that the promoters of the team have made a mistake in ignoring the County Council, which body, it is felt, should have been consulted hi the first instance, us suggested by Lord Harris. SpofYorth has agreed to play with the Australian team should his services be required.” In reference to the above Mr Boyle informs the ‘ Telegraph ’ that there must be some mistake. The list of fixtures is sent Home to Mr Alcock, who submits them for consideration at the meeting of tho County Council, so that that body is indirectly consulted. Mr Boyle wrote to tho Hon. Ivo Bligh privately, advising him that tho team were going to England, but as that gentleman has been away from Kent, no answer has yet been received, but one is expected by the next mail. The Hon. Ivo Bligh is secretary of the County Council, although Mr Boyle was not aware of that fact when he wrote to him. Mr Alcock, it may be remarked, has arranged the matches for the Australian teams since 1880, and no objection has been raised on this score heretofore. The message referred to also mentions a suggestion that the visitors should volunteer a gratis benefit to the cricketers’ fund at Lords, but |'as this match is already on the list of fixtures sent Home to Mr Alcock, the idea has arrived rather late.

Mr Ray has resold Chain Shot to Mr D. Rutherford for L 650.

The Colonial Secretary has declined to issue a totalisator license to the New Brighton Club for a trotting meeting.

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SPORTING INTELLIGENCE., Issue 8027, 2 October 1889

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SPORTING INTELLIGENCE. Issue 8027, 2 October 1889

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