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At the meeting of the Amateur Athletic Association, held at Christchurch last night, it was resolved—" That members of clubs affiliated to any Australian Amateur Athletic Association duly accredited by their association shall be eligible to compete at the forthcoming championship meeting in Dunedin, provided they fall within the definition of amateurs accepted by the N.Z.A.A.A." At the request of the Dunedin Club, it was resolved to add a 250yd8 championship to the programme. The acceptances for the North Canterbury Cup of 125 sova, one mile and a-half, run on Thursday next, are :—St. Malo (8.10). Scots Grey (8), Rosebud (7.8), Wakatipu (7.2), Catamount (6.12), Repose (6.7). The result of theCaulfield Cup is expected in Dunedin about 6 p.m., and we shall at once issue an "extra" giving the placed horses.

Reports are current that Merrie England is under a cloud, and the fact that he has gone back in the betting points to something being wrong with the colt. The writer of Ricoarton training notes in the 'Referee' says of him:—" It appears that Merrie England has gone a bit wrong in one of his front pins. He was not worked to-day (Wednesday) while I was on the course, and I believe he is dicky." TAIERI RACES. The following are the handicaps for the forthcoming meeting:— Tiirbb-milbTrot.—Pirate and Wanderoo, scratch; Orion and Reefer, sseo; Silver Bell and Evangeline, 15scc; Folly and Rose, 20seo; Milton's Daisy, Jane, and Violet, 36scc; Ranger, Ida Maid, and Flora Temple, 46seo; Phantom, Lorrle, Native Boy, Billy, and Tam O'Shanter, 6060 c; Dusky, Fairy, Barney, and Count, BBseo; Magic Sam, Miss Blondin, and Hindon, 60sec; Shepherdess, Polly, and Welcome Lass, 66seo. Taisri Handicap.—St. James 8.12, Mon Loup 8.7, Garibaldi 8, Alanna 7.11, Le Temps 7.7, Crossbow 7.7, Cinnabar 6.12, Tenakoe 6.10, Gipsy Prince 6.10, Forest King 6.7. Miss Ann 6.0. Flying Handicap—The BJrewer 8.12, Mon Loup 810, Alanna 8.0, Le Temps 7.10, Crossbow 7.10, Cinnabar 7.0, Dispute 6.12, Gipsy Prince 6.12, Home Rule 6.10, May Rose 6.7, Belvedere 6.7, Miss Ann 6.5, Mayflower 6.0. Novel Handicap. Mazurka 8.12, Ishmael 81?, Patrick 8.10. Home Rule 8.7, Assassin 8.2, Niehtshade 7.0, Selvio 7.7, Stable Jacket 7.5, Mabel 7 3, Jessie 7.0, Brown Rose 6.12, Milkmaid 6.10, Mayflower 6.10, Cassowary 6 6. Ladies' Pdrbb.—Cinnabar 10.12, Mazurka 10.9, Forest King 10.1, Deerfoot 9.6. Nightshade 9.8, Agnes Muir 8.12, Iron King 8.12, Miss Ann 8.9, Invermay 8.7, Dunville 8.7, Blacklook 8.5. Two-mile Trot.—Semolina, soratoh ; Pirate, Ssec ; Orion and Reefer, 6seo; Folly and Silver Bell, 12eeo; Evangeline and Informer, lBseo; Milton's Daisy, Jane, and Violet, 24sea; Ranger and Ida Maid, 30sec; Phantom, Lorrie, Native Boy, Billy, and Tam O'Shanter, 33seo; Dusky, Coaohor, and Barmy, 37scc; Blackbird, Miss Blondin, Sam, Miss Nettie, and Hindon, 40seo; Cottage flirl, Minnie, Shepherdess May Queen, and Welcome Lass, Usee; Little Ned and Goldsmith Maid, 56sec. THE V.A.T.C. MEETING. [By Elkotbio Telegraph—Ooptbioht.J [Feb Pbkss Association, i MELBOURNE, October 19. (Reoeived October 19,1889, at 12.15 p.m.) The heavy rain which has fallen since Thursday has precluded training operations.

It ia now fine, but the groand is very heavy,, and therefore Islander, Grew ftle, Tartar, and Menotti must have a grc3*show. Bravo hj still firm at 100 to 20, to' *hioh pnoe Moofbank has receded.

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SPORTING INTELLIGENCE., Issue 8042, 19 October 1889

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SPORTING INTELLIGENCE. Issue 8042, 19 October 1889

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