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Scots Grey won the North. Canterbury Cup yesterday, only just beating Repose. The mile and a-half occnpied Sm'in 42sec. Wakatipn made a wretched display. At the Newmarket-Houghton meeting the Dewhurst Plate was won by Leonora, Villainy being second, and Dolce Far Niente third. Keith paid LIOO for Tongariro, and was prepared to give L3OO for Camomile, but she. died while the negotiations were going on.. The Somnus—Policy colt has been nanedl Retrenchment, and the Remington— Corselitu. colt Dingo, by Mr D. Scott. At Flemington yesterday RicheUsui did a. mile in lmin 48Jsec. Carringtca, was senfr over a mile and a-quarter, which he accomplished in 2min 17§sec. Melos had a mile, and a-half gallop. The Nordenfeldt-Palchra. colt did half a mile in 52£ sec. Correze and, Laughter took a shade longer for the samedistance. At Caulfield Manton and Antaeus, did a great galjop over a. mile and threequarters, which they covered in Smin ISsp^. The following, orioket matches, amotg others, will be played, weather permitting,, to-morrow afternoon:—Wanderers—Captain, v. Deputy-captain, at the Oval; Warehousemen—Captain v. Deputy-captain, at the. Oval; Albion-Cast Eleven v. the rest of the Club, at the Northern Ground * Kde»dale—Probable First Eleven v, the rest<.s the Club, at the North Ground; : Phceoiv— Scratch match at the Caledonian Grouse * Port Chalmers Old England v. 2'r.e World, at Port Chalmers. Some time, back the Coo»artte% of the Dunedin Amateur Athletio Club, decided ta ask the Amateur Association, oi New Zealaa.d to include a 22Q yards champion rac& ; in the programme of the Exhibition Athletic meeting. Thq Association replied intimating their intention of allowing a 250 yards race to. be inserted, but refused to allow a 220 i yards race to be included. The Committee of the local club met this week, and commented adversly upon the action of the Association in taking up such an arbitrary position. Eventnally it was decided to write to the Association stating that unless they agreed to a 220 yards race being included, the Committee would not trouble, further about the matter. They also protested against the Association acting as theyhad done. As yet no reply has been received in answer to the Committee's communication. NEW ZEALAND BOWLING ASSOCIATION. A meeting of the New Zealand Bowling Association was held in the Grand Hotell last night, and attended by Messrs W. Carlton (in the chair), W. Dawson,. T* Moodie, J. Dau?s, T. Young. Ji, Hfalop, P; Duncan, i. Wedderspoon, J. Barron, E. Hogg, R. Churton, R, Steuthera (Christchurch Club), J. Seoalar, and: George Capstick (secretaryi. R. ChurtoE, ton. secretary Taieri Clnb, wrote claiming the medal foi the match between the Taieri and Naseby Clubs, the latter not turning up to play.—The medal was awarded to the Taieri Club. A letter was read from Mr W&lrond, private secretary to His Excellency, stating, that Lord Onslow bad much pleasure w« accepting the position of patron of the*, Association, The S»b-eommittee appointed ta eolleotmoney and special prizes for the forthcoming. Exhibition bowling tournament, reported) that they had collected prizes and money to the value of Ll4O, and recommended that, the following be the prise-list:—

Champion Rink Tournament. Open to clubs affiliated to our Association.—First prize, exhibition cu s valued L 26, and gold medals valued at LlOlOl to each member of the winning rink (presented by W. Carlton, Feq., president of the New Zealand Bowling Association) ; second prize, jubilee oup, value Llolos, and a suit of exhibition Mosgiel tweed to each member of the rink winning the seaond prize (presented by the Mosgiel Woollen Company), of the value of L 8 Si. Single-handed Champion Bowling Tournament. Open to all members of clubs affiliated to our Association.—First prize, handsome tea and coffee service (presented by Messrs M 'Gavin and Co., Union Brewery), of the value of LlO 10s; second prize, pair gold-mounted bowls (presented by Mr J. Gibson), of the value of L 5 ss; third prize, easy chiir (presented by Messrs Scoullar and Chisholm), of the value of L 4 10s; fourth prize (presented by Messrs G. and T. Young), bowling cup, value L 3 3s. North Island v. South Island. Open to all clubs affiliated to the Association.—First prize, trophy, value LI 5 15s (presented by Messrs Speight and Co., City Brewery); also, gold medals, of the value of U0 10s (presented by Miss J. Gebbie, Shamrock Hotel, to each of the players in the winning rink). Intercolonial matches. Victoria v. New Zealand.—Troohy, value Llolos. New South Wales v. New Zealand.—Trophy, value Lloloi. The Committee also suggested that this year the sum of LlO 10s be added to enable the Association to give gold medals for the Association matches in lieu of silver ones, to celebrate the Exhibition.—The report was adopted. It was resolved that the town and suburban clubs be written to asking them to appoint delegates to arrange for the entertainment of the \ isitors. The drawing for the medal matches will take place at next meeting of the Association. It was decided that & match Association v. Combined Clubs be played on Saturday, the 14th December, on the Caledonian Green, all delegates to the Association to be eligible. RICCARTON TRAINING NOTES. CHRISTCHURCH, October 25. This morning Alsace, Cynisca, and British Lion each galloped a mile and a half, the two first-named going best. Dudu covered the Cup distance, the last six furlongs being done in lmin 25sec. Whisper was sent two rules, moving in good style. Peetswick held hiß own over a good mile and a-half with Ruby. Recluse traversed two miles and a-half at three-quarter pace. It has been made public that Merrie England is suffering from rheumatism; otherwise he i 8 perfectly sound, though atill very lame, but his trainer hopes to start him in the Derby. THE V.R.C. MEETING. [By Electric Telegraph—Copyright.] [Per Press Association,) MELBOURNE, October 25. (Reoeivod October 25,1889, at 12.80 p.m.) At Flemington this morning, with the exception that Abercorn and Dreadnought ran half a mile in 53sec, there was not a solitary gallop of importance. ~ For the Melbourne Cup, Melos has advanced to 100 to 12. Mr Branch's offer to lay L 1,400 to L2OO against him in one hand was refused, backers asking Bto 1. Pioneer, Knight of the Garter, and Chetwynd are being steadily supported at 100 to 2, 100 to 3, and 100 to 4 respectively.

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SPORTING INTELLIGENCE., Issue 8047, 25 October 1889

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SPORTING INTELLIGENCE. Issue 8047, 25 October 1889

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