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♦ A meeting of dog owners connected with the Dunedin Poultry, Pigeon, and Hog Society was held at the Chamber of Commerce last evening to consider whether the Exhibition and other shows should be held under Kennel Club rules. It was unanimously decided to affiliate with the Christchurch (the New Zealand) Kennel Club, and failing that to form a kennel club here, and to conduct all shows connected with the society under those rules. A meeting of the directors of the Caledonian Society was held last evening, when the programme for the annual gathering was referred back to the Games and Ground Committee for final revision. It will be printed and ready for distribution early next week. The Caledonian Handicap * prize money is L4O. A well attended meeting of the Seacliff Amateur Athletic Society was held at the Seacliff Hotel on Monday evening last, for the purpose of drawing up a programme for the day of the sports, which it was decided to hold on Monday, the 11th November. Some good prizes will be offered for competition. The course is situated about SOOyds from the railway station, the sea beach being about the same distance from tho course.

Searle, the champion, has abandoned his idea of going to America, but will come to New Zealand along with Stephenson. The Exhibition Regatta Committee have decided to adhere to their programme, bufc will add to it a race (under the auspices of the New Zealand Bowing Association), for outriggers, provided that five entries are received, together with a guarantee of LIS towards prizes, which are to be arranged by the Association. THE MELBOURNE CUP. The following twenty-four horses yesterday paid final acceptance for the Melbourne Cup, two miles, to be run »t Fiemington on. Tuesday next : Mr D. S. Wallace's bo Carbine, 4 rra, by Musket— Met gey, lost. Mr W. Gannon's br o Mclos, 4 yrs, by Gcldßbiouxht -Melody, Bst 121b. Mr J. Chambers's ch hj Cardigan* aged, by Golds-. brough-Stenora, Bat 101b. Mr W. T. Jones's b hj Bjmvo, 6 yrs, by Grand Flaneur—(The Orphan, Bat 71b. Mr J. Wilson's b c Lonsdale, 4 yrs, by First Kine>— Yardley, Sst 6lb. Mr M. Loughlin's b hj Oakleigh, aged, by Roo'dee— Adela,B3t2lb. Mr A. Davies'S oh hj Pakeha, 5 yrs, by Tbe Englishman—True Blue, Bst lib. Mr M. O'Shanassy's br hj Chloago, 6 yrs, by Th« Drummer—Corisande, Sst lib. Mr C. S. Agrjcw's bo Chaldean, 4 yrs, by The Assyrian-Little Footstep, 7st 131b. Mr J. Redfearn's bl o Benzon, 4 yrs, by Argus Soandal—Lady Ellen, 7st 101b. Mr W. R. Wilson's br o Chetwynd, 4 yrs, by Ganfr Forward—Josephine, 7et Sib. lion. J. White's br g Rudolph, 3 yrs, by Martini Henri—Rusk, 7st 81b. Mr J. O'Loughleti'a bl o Richelieu, 3 yrs, by Richmond—Miss Harriett, 7st 61b. Mr J. Deasy ns bo Knight of the Garter, 4 yrs, br King of the Anglers—Zigzag, 7st 61b. Hon. J. White's bo Singapore, S yrs, by Martini Henri—Malacca, 7st 61b (inc. penalty). Mr H. C. White's b c Antieus, 3 yrp, by Sir Moire* -Millie, 7st 31b. Mr S. Browne's be Carrington, 3 yrs, by Gang-Forward-Josephine, 7st Sib. Mr D. O'Brien's bo Dunkold, 3 yrs, by Apremont— Athole, 7st. Mr J. Scobie ns bo Savansk, a yre, by St Albans— Sea Spray, 7st. Sir W. J. Clarke's br hj Menotte, 6 yrs, by Darriwell —Romula, 6st 131b. Mr S.Browne's b c Tinlander, 3 yrs, by The Englishman—Tinflnder, 6st 121b. Mr E. G. Broadribb's bo Prinoe Consort, 3 yrs, by Richmond—Queen Consort, est IKb. Mr G R. Rowley's br o Bluenose, 4 vrs, by Somntra —The Gi?gler, 6st 101b, Hon. J. White's br f Sequel, 3 yrs, by Chester—The Alpacca, 6at 71b. The moßt serious defalcations are Manton, Tradition, and Silverton, all of which had. been heavily backed. RICCARTON TRAINING NOTB&. CHRISTCHURCH, Ootobeb 30. Another fine morning, and tbe tracks becoming terribly hard. Ataace galloped a mile and three-quarters fast, in good styleMasthead covered two mijes and a-half»

finishing fast. This mare is very sore. Dudu and British Lion went rather more than three miles at half-pace, both moving well. Whisper came right away from Liberty in a smart gallop over two miles ; and Wakatipu, after going a mile and a-half, beat St. Malo over a mile. Recluse did long slow work, in part of which he was accompanied by Cyclone. Sultan was very sore both before and after a half-speed gallop over a mile and a-half. In consequence of hia having defeated Benzon over a mile and a-half in Umin 47sec at Caulfield yesterday morning Dunkeld has been backed down to 7 to 1 for the Derby. Carbine and Melos are equal favorites for the Cup at 100 to 10 each. Other quotations are: —IOO to 8 against Singapore, Lonsdale, Benzon, Antiuus, Chicago, and Cardigan. THE V.R.C. MEETING. (By Etwmuo Telegraph—Copxbight. ) [Pkr Press Association. | MELBOURNE, October 30. (Received October 30,1889, at noon.; The training tracks at Flemington having dried well under the summer sun, some good work was done this morning. Tartar got over a mile and a-half in excellent style, his time being 2min SOiJsec. Carrington and Tinlander went two miles strongly, and Melos had a five furlongs spurt, which he covered comfortably in lmin Bsec. Correze had a similar gallop, but finished up all abroad. Abercorn beat Dreadnought over six furlongs in lmin 23soc. Prelude and Utter only went three furlongs, their time for this short spin being 39isec. Late last night bookmakers were loud in their offers to take 600 to 400 about Dreadnought missing the Derby. Lonsdale and Antteus are both becoming firmer in the betting for the Cup, for which 100 to 10 is the best offer about either. Carbine and Melos aro now quoted at 100 to 12.

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SPORTING INTELLIGENCE., Issue 8051, 30 October 1889

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SPORTING INTELLIGENCE. Issue 8051, 30 October 1889

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