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■ . . SIDNEY, September' If. There is glorious yveather for the opening of the spring meeting.


The auction of Mr J H. Jowitt’s thoroughbred horses by Wright, Stephenson, and Co. this itlorning attracted a large attendance, and there was spirited bidding for Fulmen, the final competition being between Messrs J. M'Kewen and J. Loughlin. Stockfish was sold privately beforehand to Mr J. Loughlin, on behalf of a client, for £'2s. Results i

Ga Muskeirr. b h,;6 yfs, by Masim-Flattery, Mr J. A. M'Ginness ... . 32 Eulmen, br c, 3 yrs, by Castor-Hlkla, Mr I. M Kewen... ... ... gig b g, 4 yrs, by Catesby—Waimii,' Mr W. Marshall (Gore) ... ... 9 rf ’ 3 J ’ r3 > b y Artillery—Titania, Mr J. M Kewen ... ... ... 21 f ’ 2 JTS ' by Stepniak—Huguenot Mr P. Toomey (Waikouaiti) ... ... 43 St. _ Gothard . Chanty, Mr G.:Snnth ... 17 D Mr l W ie jMarshali yi ' S ’ by A P r ? ln ® n t—‘ Whim,' Ch c, 2 yrs, by Apremont-Charity,' Mr W.‘ 6 Marshall 5 B f. 2 yrs, by Apremont—Whim,’Mr W, Marshall ... ... ... ... g B Millet b ' V Apremont -Charity,’ Mr J.’ Bf, 1 yr, by Apremont—Whim, Mr VV. Cro's- 4 san ... ... ... ... 0 The brood mares were for sale privately,

and one—Mias Madge—has already found a purchaser in Mr Grigg, of Longbeach. Mr B. Curtis then got the auctioneer to put up Casket, and the Dunedin Cup winner found a purchaser in Mr W. Ruthven at 20 guineas. D.J.C.’S HUNT CLUB RACES. The fine weather tempted out a fair number of persona to the Forbury this afternoon, and the drying Wipd made the course very tidy going. The flags were at half-mast for the death of Dr Jeffcoat, and several of the riders wore a baud of crape. Results ; HUNTERS HURDLES, of SOsovs. Secondssovs nr nr , ,9“®. UUd O-holf. 97 Mr M, Allan s Rosslyn, by Digby Grand, 10.12 ... ... , (Mr Harlpvl 1 43- Mr G. Smith’s Rebel, 11.12 (Mr L. Smith) 2 14—Mr R. Hastie's Border Lad, 11.1

(Malcolm) 3 Also ran: 94 Saunterer (11.10, J. Cotton), 51 Comeawar (U. 5, T. Chapman), 15) New Headfor?,Slvs’ ?•. Al,an ). 4 Oberon (11.3, F. Harley), and 164 Punn (11.1, T. Bowie). »

There were no falls. Puriri, first away, was almost at once headed by Rosslyn, who at the five furlongs mark gave way to Rebel for a furlong, but Rosslyn then with ease resumed the lead, and eventually won by a length and a-quarter; Border Lad twenty lengths away. Time, 3min 17sec. Dividends: Inside, £2 11a ; outside (10s tickets), £l ss. "

KENSINGTON HANDICAP, of 50sovs. Second TT J 30 V - One mile and a distance. 182if—Hon. G. SI Lean’s Lord Rosslyn, by St. Clair Lady Emma, i yrs. 8.8 48 -Mr R. Taylor’s br m VennJVJSTs 1 Tr , (Godfrey) 2 o.ij—Mr H. Goodman’s br in Pitch and Toss 4 m 6.9 (Hendrick) 3 Also ran: 514 Aldershot (7.10, J. Grey) and 24 Hipponous (6.9, Tree).

Venus stuck at the post when the tapes rose and Hipponous whipped round and ran a few yards the wrong way, he losing fifty yards or more, while Venus appeared to be a hopeless case. She, however, wont at her task with determination, and at the five-furlong post was within call of the leaders, Aldershot and Pitch and Toss, Lord Rosslyn being at their heels and going well within himself. Half a furlong further the whole lot with tho exception of Hipponous were in a line. Aldershot and Pitch and Toss were first to drop away, while Venus and Lord Rosslyn went on stride for stride. At the of the straight Rosslyn

had the Tasmanian mare in difficulties, and though she struggled on the issue was never in doubt, Rosslyn winning by a clear length, with Pitch and Toss a length and a-half away and Aldershot close up. Time, 2min 9£jeo. Dividends, £1 I4s and 17s. Had Venus got away there would no doubt have been a good race.

WINTER HURDLES, of 50 sovs. Second 10 s°ys- About two miles. 172—Mr J. M Kewen’s Belmont, by Borderman „ la s -v , (F. M’Grath) 1 584-Mr M. Allans Rosslyn, 10.6 (inc. 101b o- »r • -0- Cotton, jun.) 2 2o—ilr A. Alexander s Ulysses, 9.4 (T. Bowie) 3 Also ran: 32 Sauntorer (9.12, J. Cotton). Balmont and Rosslyn headed the other pair by from three to a dozen lengths for seven furlongs, and at the end of a mile Belmont drew six lengths clear of Rosslyn, the latter falling away so badly that Ulysses passed him' at the windwill. In the back stretch Rosslyn regained second place, but never got within a dozen lengths of Belmont, who jumped quickly and cleverly, and won by from thirty to forty lengths, Ulysses, pulling up, nowhere, and Saunterer stopping on the top turn. Time, 4min 20seo. Dividends, fl 8s and 16s.

MAIDEN HUNTERS’ STEEPLECHASE, of 25 aovs. Second 5 sovs. Two miles. . . 554 Mr A. Orbells Captain, by Guy Fawkes, 12 -7 {Mr Harley) 1 Also started; 524 Dnniavcn (12.7, Mr L. Smith) and 1/4 Double or Quits (12.7, Mr Beasley). Dunraven ran off after going half a mile; Double or Quits fell a couple of furlongs further on ; and Dunraven fell at the same jump on the second round, leaving Captain, who jumped beautifully, to finish alone. Time, Stain 9sec. Dividends, £2 2s and 19s. Dunraven afterwards took the missing jumps and got second money.

SHORTS HANDICAP, of 40 sovs. Second horse 5 sovs. Six furlongs. 2194—Mr R. Brown’s Arline, by St. Clair— Gitana, 7.12 ... ... ... (Rae) 1 140—Mr James’s St. Ouida, 7.10 ... (L. King) 2 GO—Mr R. Taylor’s Venus, 7.9 ... (Godfrey) 3 AJ a 9 ran : 334 Lady Lear (7.3, T. BuddiComb), 20 Quickshot 11. (7.2, J. Pine), and 12 Decoy (6 10 Hendrick). '

Quickshot 11., Arline, and St. Ouida was the order of the get-away. St. Ouida caught Quickshot at three forlongs, but could not reach Arline, who led into the straight and won pretty comfortably by a length ; Venus close up, Quickshot 11., Lady Lear, and Decoy following in that order. Time, Imin 204 sec. Dividends, £2 and 19s. TWO-MILE TROT, of 35 sovs. Second horse to receive 5 sovs from the stakes. 123 —Mr JeHVs Beware, 2Ssec ... (Grant) 1 224—Mr M’Dowell’a Biackie, 47sec ... (Owner) 2 63 —MrCrossan’sLittleßob,lßsec(R.Crossan) 3 All started. Won by a couple of lengths, both the leaders breaking. Time, smin 40seo. Dividends, £2 5s and £1 16s.

Mr I*. Selig, ono of the representatives of the Now Zealand Athletic Conference, leaves on Wednesday by the Westralia to attend the Sydney gathering. The Wellington Amateur Cycling Club decided last night to oppose the proposal for amalgamation between the League of New Zealand Wheelmen and the Cyclists’ Alliance on any terms, and resolved that all clubs affiliated to the Alliance be communicated with suggesting a reorganisation of the Alliance, with the employment of a paid secretary, ancl shifting the headquarters of the Alliance if necessary.

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SPORTING INTELLIGENCE., Issue 10417, 11 September 1897

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SPORTING INTELLIGENCE. Issue 10417, 11 September 1897

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