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Fourth Day.—Satfrday

A strong hot wind made the final day of the A.J.O. spring meeting somewhat unpleasant, but the attendance was large, standard (9.11) won the High-weight Handicap by a neck from Australian (9.4); Phillip got .home in the Members' Handicap, of a raile and a furlong; Ditto (9 2)accounted for the Steeplechase; and.Aurea for the tinal. Handicap,, the mile and a-half being left behind in 2min 39£seo. The principal events resulted thus :

WAVERLEY HANDICAP. Onemileand three- ,,->•_ A , quarters. Ms^1 0 P hwick,s . b i kg m A Bate. aged, 7.2 ... 1 a T - B. Beaurup's b g Tornado, 6 yrs, 6.12 2 Surge, 6.7 ... ..; ...... "" 3 Won by two lengths. Time, 3min 4iseo. RANDWICK PLATE. Three miles. Weight forage. Mr F. Gaxien's br hj Fucile, 4 yrs, 9.0 1 ™ r »-Bra<lburn'RbcHolbroob, 3yr5,'(5.12 "" 2 Mr T. Payten's b b Projectile, aged, 9.9 '..'. 3 Newman also started. ~Holbrook quickly established a lead of ten length?, followed in order by Projectile, Newman, and Fucile. On entering the back stretch the second time round Fucile went up into third, place, and ran up second rounding the bend, while he caught the leader opposite the St. Leger stand, and won by half a length ; Projectile a bad third, lime, smin 37£ssc.


First Day.—Saturday

The Bpring meeting of the Avondale Jockey Club attracted an attendance of nearly 3,000, and the totalisator investments amounted to £3,258. The following were the results :

Maiden Plate Handicap. Six furlongs.Cmralba (8.0)1, Brilliant (7.3)2, Complete (7.0) 3. Time, lmin 2osec. Dividend, £7 3s. Handicap Hurdles. One mile and a-nuarter -Atlantic (9.0) 1. Tim (11.0) 2, Cervus (9.4) 3. No time was taken. Dividend, £3B 7s Juvenile Stakes. Four furlongs.-Hermosal, Bluejacket 2, St. Ursula 3. Time, SUsec. Dividend, jEI 12s.

°S e mile and a-quarter.-St. Paul (9 2)1, Antares (7.12) 2, Miss Emmy (7.3) 3 Time, 2min 16Jsec. Dividend, £3 2s Hunt Club Steeplechase. About three Jmles.-Flukem (11.7) 1, Mozel (12.7) 2 Mollvhavvk (11.5) 3. Time, 6min 50sec. Dividend £lO

(8 12) 1, Porprua (8.4 2 Nora (6.7) 3. Time, lmin 19sec. Dividend, £ll6s. Flying Handicap. Five furloncs PoranfH Potae(7.l3)l Atalanta (6.9) 2. Pyrolyiin (77) I Time, lmm 7sec. Dividend, £llss.

A. E. STODDART'S CRICKET TEAM. A large crowd, including many prominent cricketers, took farewell of A. E. Stoddart's team at St. Pancras station, where there was much cheering. The Hob. Ivo Bligh, Messrs C. I. Thornton, G. F. "Vernon, Lockwood, Brockwell, A. E. Trott, and O'Halloran, accompanied the team to Tilbury docks. Prince Ranjitsinhji joins the team at Naples. Ee'ore leaving, and in reply to the toast of his health, Mr Stoddarfc said he knew a severe task lay before him, but he was hopeful of the results of the test matches. He regretted nob bsing accompanied by some who helped to the success of the 1895 tour, especially mentioning Ward and Brown. The new men in the team had great claims to inclusion, and he hoped they would do themselves full justice. He did not claim that the team represented England, but he considered it one of the best allteund elevens that had ever gone to the colonies.

The South Canterbury Club received £65 by way of bookmakers' licenses last week. The principal event at Tinviru on the second day was remarkable for the evenness of the betting. The investments on the various starters were:—6B Vandyke, 601 Martin, 59 Skirmisher, 49£ Black and Red, 48 Britomarte.

The Dunedin Jockey Club have accepted Meßsra R. Carlyle and J. Laird's tender for about one mile and a-half of fencing at the Wingatui course. The work will start tomorrow morniug. The course, having been thoroughly broken up and well limed, is now ready for sowing down, which will be done during this week.

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SPORTING INTELLIGENCE., Issue 10424, 20 September 1897

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SPORTING INTELLIGENCE. Issue 10424, 20 September 1897

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