Harry Goodman left for Christchurch this morning in charge of Don Ctesar and Aprea Moi.
RICCARTON TRAINING NOTES,
CHRISTCHURCH, October 28.
It was a beautiful morning, and a lot of good work was done at Riccarton. Alsace was sent a mile and a-half, finishing fast; Dudu covered a mile and a-quarter at half pace, and was then joined by Gynisca and carried along at nearly top for another round. The last mile occupied Imin 49sec. Masthead travelled two miles and a-half, the last mile fairly fast, but did not make a favorable impression. Whisper went two miles at half pace, and then brushed along fast for four furlongs, moving very well. Tirailleur, Renata, and Jet d’Eau put in two miles at a steady half • pace. Tirailleur has done very well since his arrival, and gets over the ground in good style; but Renata and Jot d’Eau are disappointing to the Riccarton people. Wakatipu did sharp work over a couple of miles, and Recluse after going the same distance at half-pace spurted over six furlongs. Soots Grey was on the course, but confined to walking exercise; and Sultan, after putting in an appearance, was taken to the blacksmith’s. Merrie England is still lamo, and is a very uncertain starter. Torrent has been scratched for all engagements at the C. J.G. meeting. THE V.R.C. MEETING. For the Y.R.C. Derby, Power will have the mount on Richelieu, and it is expected that in the Melbourne Cup Rammage will be the rider of Benzon. At present Correze is favorite for the Maribyrnong Plate, and 2 to I is the best offer against the Sydney candidate. Five to two is offered against Prelude, and 5 to 1 against Magic Circle, For the V.R.C. Derby, Dreadnought remains first favorite, and backers are giving 6to 2 on. Other quotations are 7to 1 against Richelieu, 10 to 1 Singapore and Dunkeld, 12 to 1 Rudolph, 14 to 1 Loyal Stone. For the Cup, 100 to 14 is offered about Singapore, 100 to 12 against Carbine and Melos, 100 to 9 Benzon, 100 to 8 Antmus, 100 to 6 Cardigan, Lonsdale, and Chicago, 100 to 5 Pakeha, 100 to 4 Silverton, Chetwynd, and Knight of the Garter, 100 to 3 Pioneer and Tradition, Both Cardigan and Lonsdale are being strongly supported quietly. [By Electric Telegraph.—Copyright. 1 [Per Press Association.] MELBOURNE, October 28. (Received October 28, 1889, at 12.80 p.m.)
Carbine has returned to Caulfield for training purposes. The recent rains have made the track at Flemington very heavy. This morning Antteus put in good work on the grass, where Singapore shaped much better than he has hitherto done. Melos, Dreadnought, Abercorn, and Sinecure were given strong pacing on Saturday. Benzon executed a strong gallop at Caulfield, going a mile and three-quarters in 3min 15sec. He is now greatly fancied in some quarters for the big event, the betting on which is likely to be restricted pending second payments tomorrow. THE TOTALISATOJR. WELLINGTON, October 28. It is very probable that another circular will soon be issued from the Colonial Secretary’s Department on the subject of the totalisator. It will follow the line that no permit shall be issued to any club which has not complied with the regulations of the racing code drawn up by the combined clubs on October 22 last. BOWLING. On the Caledonian Green on Saturday a scratch match was played between sides chosen by the president and vice-president. It was a close game throughout, and the latter won by 5 points, the totals being 121 ami 126. On the Roslyn Green the teams were secretary and treasurer v, vice-presidents, and the final eooreo were: Secretary and treasurer, 121; vice-president, 73. AQUATIC. The New Zealand Rowing Association held their annual meeting at Wellington on Saturday. The championships were fixed to be rowed at the following centres;—
Fours, at Christchurch; pairs, at Nelson; double sculls, at vVanganui; sculls, at Wellington. Further time was granted for bringing up the report of the Committee on the question of boats for junior and maiden oarsmen. The secretary (Mr Field) explained the correspondence which had passed between the Association and the Dunedin Exhibition Regatta Committee. Considerable discussion on the matter took place, the feeling being decisive that to allow associated clubs to row would be undermining the foundations of the Association, and render it absurd to continue to call it an “ amateur" institution. No associated club had applied for permission to row in Dunedin.
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SPORTING INTELLIGENCE., Evening Star, Issue 8049, 28 October 1889