THE V.R.C. MEETING.
[By Elkctbio Tbleobaph.—Coptbiohs.l fPER Press Association.]
MELBOURNE, October 26, (Received Ofltobor 20,1889, at 12;30p.m.)
At Elemington this morning Manton and Antaeus put in the hest work, galloping a mile and a-half in 2miu 49sec, and finishing strong. Abercorn and_ Dreadnought wont the same distance in 2min SOseo, and Richelieu in 2min 51sec. Wyoombe covered a mile and aquarter in 2min 18Jseo, Singapore and Rudolph in 2min 21Jsec, Carrington in 2min 21£ see. Judging by his track form, Singapore cannot possibly stand a chance for the Cup. Pakeha travelled a mile on the tan in lniin slßec, and is considered likely to beat Singapore. Loyal Stone put in a mile comfortably in lmin 51seo, and it is expected that he will run well forward in the Derby. For the Derby L 1.400 to L2OO has been taken about Richelieu, and L 6,000 to LIBO about Knight of the Garter. For the Melbourne Cap LI.OOO to L6O has been taken about Lonsdale. Singapore has receded to 7to 1. It is raining to-day.
RICCARTOH TRAINING; NOT^.S. C9RISTOHIJRCH, October 26, Thte morning Aljsace galloped a, mile and a-hall| fast fajrly well. British Ljoo and Pjudu,, after going a mile at three-quarter page, were picked up by Cynisca, and oovered another mile at top, Dudu had the best of the finish, Wakatipn tired At the end of a strong two miles. Sultan, assisted first by St. Malo and then by Catamount, did the best gallop of the morning, traversing the last mile of the Cup distance in lmin 4Ssec. Peerswick did a good mile and a,-ha,H Ruby and Chain Sh.o.t, hu.t jfiecluse went sluggishly fa ft galW with, Cyclone, the latter having the beat ol the fast work. Merria England woe not out. Tirailleur and Scats Gray are reported to be doing good work at Yaldhurst. The stable connections yesterday backed Scots Grey tyt 10 to 1 to win a few hundreds, and there ore numerous inquiries fop Masthead, who is expected tq wiw to-day.
At the examination in bankruptcy at Auckland yesterday of William Adams he admitted that for eight years his profits from working the totalisator had averaged LBOO a year. It is stated that the executors of the late Hon. W. Robinson have settled the dispute over Merrie England's purchase by paying Messrs Murray and Broadribb the sum ol LSOO.
In the Haok Bu'rdles at the Rangiora nwgtinsr paid the handspwe s\\i<iend ol LSB; Isidore, tug winner, having been disqualified fc,r, not jumping the last hurdle* H ' Stewart Waddell, with Occident, leaves for Riccarton on Thursday. The local candidate is improving daily, and is expected to play a prominent part in the New Zealand Cup. At th,e iuowburn Sporting Club meeting yesterday the following were the winners:— Maiden: Butcher Boy 1. Cup: Windsor
1, Trimolite 2, Archie 3. Trot: Beßsie. Derby: Sensation 1, Madeline 2, Last Cbanee 3. Sporting Club Handicap: Trimolite 1, Avis 2, Dean Swift 3. Handicap Hack: Hanlon 1, Banabas 2, All Blue 3. In this event Messrs Triendall and J. T. Marsh, with half a ticket each, were the only investors on the winner, and drew LIOO 169 between them.
It seems that Repose ought to have won the North Canterbury Cup. "At the turn for home," says the «Press,' " Rosebud got up to Repose, but whereas Brown was riding Stewards mare, Peters had not moved on his mount: and while he appeared to be cutting things very Sue it looked 'acjuinesito a gooseberry' on Butler's mare. However, Soots Grey, vigorously ridden by Johnstone, .:;otiiptmobgervedonti>eoutEide,andsiiatche(l the race out or the tire on the pot>t; the boy on Repose, sitting like a statue on his mount and being evidently unconscious of the presence of opposition from the grey son of Musket, was caught napping, and thus lost | the race. Had he allowed his mare her i head, instead of dwelling when Rosebud dwelt, she must have won."
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SPORTING INTELLIGENCE., Evening Star, Issue 8048, 26 October 1889