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SPORTING INTELLIGENCE.

The Bale of Dunkeld' by Mr D. O'Brien prior to his starting in the Caulfield Stake* is confirmed by a private letter received at Riccarton.;; '

. At the banquet tendered |him before leaving London Searle, the aquatic: champion, intimated hu intention of returning to England after revisiting Australia. Work at Riccarton on Saturday morning was of an interesting character, and a number of visitors were on the ground. The morning was a most pleasant one. Business commenced soon after half-past four. Alsace ran a mile at a strong pace. Dudu put in two circuits of the plough, Cynisca accompanying her one round of the journey at a solid pace. British Lion cod Wakatipu were cantered, and then stretched out for a good solid spin of a mile and a-half, the round being done in fair time. Recluse put two rounds behind him, the first at half and the last at top pace. His appearance favorably impressed the visitors, and no question he is a really nice made one. Mr Webb gave Springston a " feeler" over twice I round, setting Peerswick at him for a mile and a-quarter, Ruby going the last mile with him. Springston went uncommonly well. Sultan, with sweaters on, cantered to the mile post, and then strode along strong, Catamount joining at the three-quarters, and the full brothers finishing home together. The Gup horse betrayed no signs of lameness. Merrie England was again an absentee.— * Press.' * Bravo has been backed for the Melbourne Cup at 100 to 8. Dunkeld has receded to 100 to 10 for the Derby. Correzeis favorite for the Maribyrnong Plate, 2 to 1 only being offered. 2 to 1 is laid on Dreadnought for the Derby. Melos is doing good work at Flemington. The Melbourne * Evening Standard' has a scathing article on the fictitious betting about Moorbank for the Caulfield Cup. At a meeting of the Committee of the Tuapeka County Jockey Club, held at Lawrence last evening, owing to the Gore meeting taking place on the dates fixed upon—viz., 22nd and 23rd January—it was resolved that the annual meeting be held on the 15th and 16th January, a week earlier than was previously arranged. The tender of Messrs Solomon and Mnrrell (Cromwell) being the lowest, was accepted for running the totalisator at the club's forthcoming meeting. Messrs M'Gavin and Co., of the Union Brewery, have notified their intention of presenting a trophy valued at LlO 10s as the first prize for the single-handed champion bowling match, to be played off at the New Zealand Exhibition Bowling Tournament.

THE PISHING SEASON.

Prom all accounts the present fishing season promises to be a moßt satisfactory one, favorable reports being received from several gentlemen who have visited the fishing resorts. The Lee and Deep streams have not yet been approached by many of the local fishers, as it iB usually well on towards December before these streams are at their best. At the Waipahi several large baskets have been obtained, and the river is said to be well stocked with good-sized fish. There appears to be plenty of fish in the Waiwera, but they seem sby, and consequently large baskets are obtained there with difficulty. Local fishers, however, maintain that there are plenty of fish, and that they are easily caught. Good accounts have also been received from visitors to the Pomahaka, and several large fish have been caught there. At the Otaria, a little beyond the Waipahi, good sport is also obtainable, and anglers have been bagging good-sized fish there Bince the commencement of the season. The mill-stream at Outram has also been receiving attention. Should the weather and streams keep favorable for fishing, the various competitions arranged by the Otago Anglers' Society should provide some excellent sport.

THE AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP MEETING.

Mr A. G. Melville (Dunedin Amateur Athletic Club) has just received word from Mr R. Coombes (Sydney Harriers), who states that a meeting of the leading amateur runners and walkers there has been called, and that there is every prospect of a fairly representative team coming over to the Amateur Championship meeting to beheld in Dunedin on December 14. So far as is known, the most likely men to come over are W. T. M'Pherson (for Bprints, long jump, and 440 yards), George Williamson (sprints), Lawford Spencer (880 yards, 1 mile, and 3 miles), L. H. Morgan (BSO yards and 1 mile). Mr Coombes is trying to induce Messrs R. J. White (1 and 3 miles), Alexander Morgan (1 and 3 miles and 1 mile walk), Schwartz Koff (sprint), and others to join the team. Messrs Koff and Williamson are members of the Eastern Suburbs, A.A.C. ; the others are Sydney Harriers although in some cases the men are members of both clubs. Mr Coombes also states that he knows of only one cyclist who will venture over, and is somewhat doubtful of his coming. Comment is made of the standard times adopted by the New Zealand Amateur Athletic Association. For instance, the Sydney record for one mile run is 4min 42sec, against the New Zealand standard time of 4min 40sec ; 100 yards record, 10 l-ssec, against New Zealand standard time, 10 l-ssec; half-mile record, 2min 5 4-ssec, against New Zealand standard time, 2min ssec. The New Zealand record for one mile run is 4min 30 2-ssec ; for 100 yards, lOmin l-ssec; for half-mile, 2min 2aec.

AQUATIC.

WELLINGTON, October 22.

At a meeting of the Port Nicholson Yacht Club one speaker called attention to the fact that in the arrangements of the Dunedin Exhibition regatta competition by all Northern clubs, both in sailing and rowing, had been prevented by reason of the regulations being contrary to the existing Association's rules, and through the Bailing prizes being inadequate to the expense incurred by any boats from the North entering. The speaker said it seemed to him that any comEetitors from other places than Dunedin had een designedly excluded.

RICCARTON TRAINING NOTES. CHRISTCHURCH, October 22,

Most of the Riccarton horses engaged in the New Zealand Cup have done no good work during the past week. Dudu, British Lion, and Alsace are in physic, and were absent from the track this morning. Merrie England galloped a strong two miles in good form, but pulled up very lame; Sultan traversed a mile and a-half in capital style; Springston covered two miles and broke down; Recluse is suffering from the effects of a cold, and appeared to be beaten by Repose at the end of a fair gallop. Wakatipu moved freely over the Cup course. Scots Grey was on the track yesterday, but seemed very sore. Tirailleur, Jet d'Eau, and Whisper are expected to arrive at Yaldhurst to-day. Springston was scratched at 10.15 this morning for all engagements at the Metropolitan meeting.

THE CAULFIELD MEETING.

Racing on Saturday week opened with the Caulfield Stakes, in which a dozen cracks competed at weight-for-age. Carbine, notwithstanding his penalty, went out first favorite at 7 to 4 against, though Dreadnought (2 to 1 against) carried nearly as much money, and Dunkeld was fairly well supported. The time for the mile and the furloDg was 2inin Ofsec. Bravo led at the end of a mile, when he was challenged and passed by the favorites; but, when the test question was asked at the distance, Dreadnought made an unmistakeable response by coming away from Carbine without an effort, and the V.R.C. Derby was at once voted a " dead bird " for Mr \\ hite. Victor Hugo opened a hot favorite for the Great Foal Stakes at 6 to 4, but Gaudy and Riverina being heavily backed the brother to Monte Christo receded, and went out at 3 to 1. A worse start has never been seen, and Gaghan on Gaudy seemed to think it impossible that they could rsally be off, for after getting away alone he hesitated, allowing Riverina to run up to him. One of those who suffered most by the starter's mistake was Victor Hugo, and as they ran to the home turn it seemed impossible for him to catch Riverina and Gandy; but the pair compounded, and though Deerswood and Harbor Light both showed a fine turn of speed in the run home, Victor Hugo once

fairly going in the straight smothered them all for pace, and romped home a two lengths winner in 52£ see, a remarkable performance considering the disadvantage under which the colt labored. After this second victory of the Kirkham stable backers willingly laid 6 and 7 to 4 on Rudolph for the Caulfield {Guineas, and were, re warded by seeing Hales for the third time get homo in the blue and white jacket, though had Carrington not run unkindly at the distance he might have troubled the winner. The victory of Mr James White in each of the three classic events of the day aroused unbounded enthusiasm, though general regret was expressed at the state of Mr White's health not permitting him to be present to witnosa the triple triumph of his stable."

THE V.R.C. MEETING

[BY EIKOTBIO TKMCHIAPH—OovTBIfcBT.J [Pub Pk£ss Association, i

MELBOURNE, October, 22.

(Received October 22,1889, at 12.20 p.m.)

Some of the backers over the CaulrieM meeting were rather dilatory in settlini; last night. At Tattersall's last evening Bravo was supported for the Melbourne Cup at 100 to 9. Singapore still retains the pride of position, and the best offer against the son of Martini-Henry is 100 to 20. Carbine is also very firm at 100 to 14. Other quotations are:—Benzon, 100 to 10; Antaeus, 100 to 9.

The following horses have been scratched for the Melbourne Cup :—Yeoman, Scottish Chief, Stockwell, and Snowfoot. At Flemington this morning Melcs did a splendid gallop over a mile and a half, which he left behind in 2min 47sec.

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SPORTING INTELLIGENCE., Evening Star, Issue 8044, 22 October 1889

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