The following soratchings for the Melbourne Cup are announced Silver Prince, Ellerd&le, Centaur, The Tyler, Little Bernie, Lamond, Roseblanche, Aura, Sompjeil, Montajto, Chprohill, Whakawai, Don Giovan, Silvermere, ToUrbillor, and Loyalist. • , There was some brisk wagering at Melbourne Tattersali’s last night. For the Melbourne Cup 900 to 100 was taken about Melos, 500 to 35 about Benzon. Lonsdale was well supported at 100 to 8. Singapore has been knocked back to 100 to 6,
At the Paburangl Hunt Club’s meeting the Cup was won by Hurricane (12.1), Jim (10.2) being second, and Odd Trick (10.11) third. The annual meeting of the Caledonian Lawn Tennis Club was held last evening in the Shamrock Hotel, Mr Stevens in the chair. The report and balance-sheet for the last season were adopted, and, after discussion, it was decided to appoint delegates to confer with the Caledonian Bowling Club as to terms, etc., for the ensuing season. This club meet a want at the south end of the town, and, it satisfactory terms can be arranged with the Bowling Club, a prosperous season seems assured. The following were the principal winners of stakes at the Caulfield meeting : —Hon. J. White L 1,743. J. Cripps L 1,500, S. G. Cook L4OO, S. Miller L3OO. The sum of L 6.044 was given in stakes. Tommy Chapman has been engaged to rice Occident in the Now Zealand Cop race, and Watercress in the Stakes. The latter and the hurdle racer Waitangi go up in Poole’s charge on Saturday. in the Caulfield Cup race the inside division comprised Chaldean, Bravo, Gasburner, Boz, Wycombe, and the Charmer. Moorebank, Pakeha, Meteor, Manton, and Islander were in the centre; aTd on the outside were Don Giovan, Bothwcll, Green Isle, and Duukeld, After a few minutes’ delay, Mr Watson lowered the flag to a capital start. The Charmer, Chaldean, Gasburner, Teuton, and Don Giovan being amongst the first on their feet, and were the foremost division passing the distance post ; Don Giovan immediately afterwards going to the front, and passing the j udgo’s box he was leading by a length from The Charmer, Chaldean, Teuton, Sinecure, Boz, and Dunkcld; the rearmost lot being Wycombe, Tartar, and Bothwell. As they ran around the turn Chaldean went to the fore, and was soon a couple of lengths in advance of The Charmer, who was closely attended by Don Giovan, Boz. Bravo, Gasburner, Teuton, Sinecure, and Pakeha; the whole field being whipped in by Tartar. Sinecure now made a move forward, Meteor also going up a bit. Entering the back stretch Chaldean was still showing the road, just in advance of Sinecure, Dunkeld going up third, closely succeeded by The Charmer, Teuton, Boz, Meteor, Bravo, Don Giovan, and Green Isle all in a bunch, Islander, Manton, Wycombe, and Tartan bringing Up the rear. A mile from home Sinecure headed Chaldean, who now rapidly retired from the front rank, Dunkeld going up second, with Teuton, Pakeka, Boz, Meteor, The Charmer, and Don Giovan aU handy. Dunkeld headed Sinecure before reaching the hill, Meteor now coming up and going to the front as they raced round the far turn, where Dunkeld and Sinecure both fell back beaten, Meteor showing the way around the turn and along the railway side, attended by Pakeha, The Charmer, Don Giovan, Boz, Lonsdale, Bravo, Silverton, and Gasburner. Meteor maintained bis lead all along the bide and up to the home turn, where he was a couple of lengths in advance of The Charmer, Pakeha, Boz, Teuton, Don Giovan, Bravo, Silverton, and Lonsdale. Meteor was first into the straight, with Pakeha, The Charmer, Don Giovan, Boz, and Bravo in close pursuit. Pakeha now made his effort, hut died away immediately : then Don Giovan looked like coming, but he, too, was in trouble in an instant. At the distance The Charmer collared Meteor, and Bravo now making his run, the race looked like a match between him and The Charmer. Fifty yards from home, however, Boz dame with a tremendous rattle in the centre of the course, and with Ramage sitting still on him he passed The Charmer and Bravo as if they were standrg, and won easily by three-quarters of a length ; The Charmer beating Bravo by half a length for second money. Meteor, close up, was fourth ; and then came Pakeha, Silverton, Wycombe, Teuton, Gasburner, Stanley, Bothwell, Don Giovan, Islander, Dunkeld, and Green Isle; Menotii, Tartar, Moorebank, and Chaldean being the last four to pass the post. Time, 2min 43rec,
RICCARTON TRAINING NOTES
CHRISTCHURCH, October 29,
It was a beautiful morning, and there was a large attendance on the course. Alsace galloped a mile and a-half in good style. Dudu and Cynisca covered the last of their journey in Imin 50aec, both going well. Masthead covered two miles, the last mile at top in Imin 52sec. British Lion, who was sweated yesterday afternoon, went twice round at half pace, moving freely. Recluse covered two miles and a-balf, having the assistance of Cyclone for the middle part of the jonrney, and getting along fast. Wakatipu was sent twice round, finishing at his best pace; and Saltan galloped rather more than two miles, palling up without any signs of lameness. Don Caeiar and Aprda Moi arrived last night. THE V.R.C. MEETING. (By Electric Telegraph—Copyright.) [Per Press Association.) ' MELBOURNE, October 29. (Received October 29, 1889, at 12.39 p.m.)
The training tracks at Flemington were very heavy this morning, precluding the possibility of any time teats. Nevertheless Antaeus beat Manton in a sterling gallop of a mile and a-half, and which he accomplished in 2min 54seo. Manton is not likely to be a starter for the Cup. Richelieu did good, sound work, and his owner is extremely confident that he will run well up in the Derby. Rudolph had the advantage of Dreadnought this morning, and it is possible he may effect a surprise on Saturday. Loyal Stone did a very bad gallop. Wycombe, Arsenal, and Melos did good sound work. The latter seems to be in tremendous buckle. Lonsdale is being quietly supported for the Cup.
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