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* RICCARTON TRAINING NOTES. On Wednesday a cold wind was blowing, but otherwise the morning was fine. Son-of-a-Gun and Lorraine were absent, and the former has, I opine, left the track for a lengthy term. British Lion and Dudu went three "miles at good three-quarter _ pace. Cynisca did a mile and a-half, swinging along in nice style at better than half pace. Wakatipu was treated to a round at a steady gait. Three-quarter pace was asked of Helmsman, who looks light. Sultan, at half-pace, left the greater part of three miles behind him. Alpine Rose, at halfpace, worked out a two and a-half mile journey. Ruby and Springston ran a mile and a-half strong, Peerswick going one mile of the journey with them. Catamount put in a mile and a-half steady. Merrie England was confined to walking exercise.— < Press.' CYCLING. The news of New Zealand's first intercolonial race meeting, to be held at Lancaster Park, Christchurch, on Boxing Day and two following days, has travelled round the world. Fred Wood, in a letter received by the San Francisco mail, says that he interviewed Illston and Synger, two of England's crack amateurs, with the view of inducing them to visit the colonies, but owing to the great distance they declined. He, however, states that a well-known rider is now on the way to Melbourne, and may have a cut in for some of the big prizes at Christchurch. Morgan, an American cyclist, has written that he will arrive by the November mail steamer with a team of five lady and gentlemen bicyclists, and will be open to compete against all comers. The lady bicyclißts, it may be stated, will not compete in races, but will be prepared to give exhibitions of fancy riding in rinks and such like places. The champion racing man of the team is Knapp, who visited England last season and competed against Howell, Wood, and many others, with more or less success. Prior to leaving England Knapp secured a world's record by riding fifty miles in less than two and a'half hoursi—'Lyttelton Times.' CRICKET. The Phdenix play a match President v. Vice-president, on the Caledonian Ground to-morrow ; The Albion play a match, Past Eleven v. the rest of the Club, at North Ground ; The Warehousemen play a match, Captain v. Deputy-captain ; The Excelsior Eleven v. Eighteen of Club, at Monteeillo ; The Edendale play a match, Captain v. Deputy-captain, at the North Ground. A theatrical team meet the High School on the latter's ground to-morrow. The profession will be represented by Messrs H. E. Hambro, R. Stewart, Oily Deering, A. Phillips, Seaton, J. P. West, A. Woods, Putmann, Binker, Rice, and G. Lee.

At Melbourne Tattersall's last night 1,000 to 800 was taken that Moorbank gets a place in the Caulfield Cup, and 1,000 to 700 about Manton getting a place. The ram yesterday and to-day is interfering with training. The following tips for the Caulfield Cup are given :—" Augur" fancies Bravo or The Charmer to win, with Wycombe, Meteor, or Don Giovan to fill places ; " Asmodeus" goes for The Charmer, Lonsdale, Chaldean, or Dunkeld; "Vigilant" places them—Manton, Pakcha, Bravo. Another tip is Manton, The Charmer, and Bravo. At the Dunstan races Windsor (9.1) won the Spring Handicap of 20 sovs, a mile and a-half, and the Flying Handicap of 15 sovs, three-quarters of a mile. In the latter he carried lOst.

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SPORTING INTELLIGENCE., Issue 8041, 18 October 1889

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SPORTING INTELLIGENCE. Issue 8041, 18 October 1889

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