A.3.0. SPRING MEETING.
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 mile and a furlong; Ditto (9 2) accounted tor the Steeplechase; and Aurea for the f 'J 3 *} Handicap,, the mile and a-half being left behind in 2min 39£ sec. The principal events resulted thus :
WAVERLEY HANDICAP. One mile and three„r - ■ ■■■ quarters. Mr J. Borthwick's blk g Agate, aged. 7.2 1 6yrs, 6.12 '" 2 Surge, 6.7 ...- ..: ...... \[\ 3 Won by two lengths. Time, 3min 4*sec. RANPWTCK PLATE. Three miles. Weight forage. Mr P. Gaxien's br hj Fucile, 4yr5,9.0... . 1 w r ra f ibur ? R A° Holbrook, 3 yrs, 6.12 ... 2 Mr T. Pay ten's bh Projectile, aged,"9.9 ... 3 Newman also started. ■''"■' "Holbrook quickly established a lead of ten length?, followed in order by Projeotile 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. Time, smin 37£*ec. AVONDALE RACES. First Day.—Saturday. _The spring meeting of the Avondale Jockey Clnb attracted an attendance of nearly 3,000, and the totalisator investments amounted to £3,258. The following were the results ; Maiden Plwe Handicap. Six furlongs.Cuiralba (8.0)1, Brilliant (7.3)2, Complete (7.0) 3. Time, lmin 25sec. Dividend, £7 3s "v-wo. Handicap Hurdles. One mile and a-quarter. -Atlantic (9.0) 1. Tim 01.0) 2, Cervus (9.4) 3. No time was taken. Dividend, £3B 7s. Juvenile Stakes. Four furlongs.-Hermosal, Bluejacket 2, St. Ursula 3. Time, Slisec. Dividend, £ll2s.
n A mm^i C ? p - one mlle and a-quarter.-St. Paul (9 2)1 Antares (7.12) 2, Miss Emmy (7.3) 3. Time, 2min 16isec. Dividend, £3 2s. Hunt Clob Steeplechase. About three nnles.-riukem (11.7) n l, Mozel (12.7) 2, Mollyhawk (11.5) 3. Time, 6min 50sec. Dividend £lO
«?o?i Y B Hi!,DIC -)fv.„S«?B furlongs-Archduke (8.12) 1, Pororua (8.4) 2 Nora (6.7) 3. Time, Imia 19sec. Dividend, £l l6s. Plying Handicap. Five furlongs. -Porangi Pptae(,.l3)l, Atalanta (6.9) 2, Pyroxylin (7.7) 3. Time, lnnn 7sec. Dividend, £l lss. A. E. STODDART'S CRICKET TEAM. A large crowd, including many prominent cricketers, took farewell of A. E. Stoddart's team at Sb. Fancras 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. Princs Ranjitsinhji joins the team at Naples. Ee'ore leaving, and in reply to the toast of his health, Mr Stoddart suid 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 alltound 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 Tiniiru on the second day was remarkable for the evenness of the betting. The investments on the various starters were:—6B Vandyke, 6(U Marlin, 59 Skirmisher, 49£ Black and Red, 48 Britomarto. ' «
The Dunedin Jockey Club have accepted Messrs 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 morning. 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., Evening Star, Issue 10424, 20 September 1897
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