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SPORTING INTELLIGENCE.

At the Alexandra races the Handicap, of 30 sovs, one mile and a-half, was won by Don Josd (9.2); the Two-mile Trot, by Stella (40sec); and the Spring Handicap, ol 25 sovs, one mile and a quarter, by Don Joed, 10st. The following are the nominations for the Stewards’Stakes at the C.J.C, meeting:— Chain Shot, Occident, Wanganui, Ruby, Wolverine, Enchantress, Sultan, Alcinous, Lorraine, Don Pedro, Dudu, Strephon, Forester, Golden Crest, Cyclone, Renluse, Sextant, Scots Grey, Rose Argent, Jet d’Ean, Renata, Tirailleur, Whisper. Chain Shot was scratched on Saturday for the New Zealand Cup. The three-mile skating race at the Palace Rink on Saturday evening ended in an unsatisfactory manner,' the umpires after a contest declaring the race off. A. Batchelor and D. and T. Macgregor were those left in, the former giving his opponents a handicap, Twice he managed to draw close to his men, but lost considerable ground through collisions taking place between T. Macgregor and himself. The umpires held that he did not get a fair show, and refused to give the cup to D. Macgregor, who came in first.

NAPIER PARK RACES.

[Special to the Star.)

NAPIER, October 5,

If the beautiful weather we are now getting should last, of which there is every prospect, the Napier Park ought to have a very successful meeting on Tuesday and Wednesday next. For the October Handicap Strephon, who is a really good colt on firm ground, reads best, with Boulanger the pipk of the others. For the Hurdle Bace, notwithstanding his weight, if Chbmtst gets well away, and is riddpp from the jump, he ought to beat Waterfall, the extra! quarter of a mile suiting the old horse. The Park Stakes Handicap reads like a good piece of work from that astute handicapper, Mr Danvers. Mr Gollan has Tirailleur and Benata engaged, and both going on their merits 1 would seloot the latter; but then his owner has already shown Tirailleur’s form, so it might be good policy to let Renata stand aside for a future handicap. At Hastings, in the Spring Handicap, Benata, who was last away, at once rushed to the front, and if it had suited could have stayed home. With some diffidence I will take Tirailleur to win, and Whisper should be his most dangerous opponent. In the Pony Bace Kapai Wilt be sble to concede three stone to his'opponents. The Sapling Stages may finish Dreamland, Pearl Powder, Dryad; in thaii

order. The Hack Race may go to Akatea, with Tititea next best. For the Railway Handicap Cyclone, if he gets well away, will never be caught, but otherwise Whisper and Tonguriro will fight it out. October 7. The following acceptances have been received for the Park Stakes Handicap, the principal event for to-morrow Whisper (8.10), Tirailleur (8.10), Tongariro (8.5), Renata (7.11), Kotuku (7.11), Thyme (6.9), Laird (0.7), Tit (0). There is no betting on the event at present.

THE VICTORIAN SPRING EVENTS

[Per Press Association. |

MELBOURNE, October 7.

(Received October 7, 1889, at 12.80 p.m.)

Bravo has advanced to 100 to 11 for the Caulfield Cup. The best olfer at present is 7 to 1 against Meteor, Oakleigh, Dunkeld, Scottish Chief, or The Charmer. Dunkeld is doing beat work at Caulfield ; Charmer and Chicago at Sandringham; Carbine at Flemiugton. Redleap has been scratched for the Caulfield and Melbourne Cups.

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SPORTING INTELLIGENCE., Issue 8031, 7 October 1889

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SPORTING INTELLIGENCE. Issue 8031, 7 October 1889

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