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• ; W U SYDNEY, 1 OcTOßim'l. ;i ,:The New Zealand athletic to dp good praotice work. M'Kean (Auck- ~ land) has done some fine sprinting, and his chances in the half-mile are.mnch.fancied..-[ : GERALDINE; RACES. ■ ; The remainder of yesterday's - r races resulted thus:— •■"•' • ,: ; •-vH^ CK „ Rack.—Bogengang 1, Dodger 2, Coolgardie3. Dividend, j£l 13s. ".--- . o . . Stewams'Siakes;—Alcestis 1, General Wolfe 2, Cactus 3. Dividend, £2l6s. . .Fltinq Handicap.—Mount Clair 1, Crescent 2. Maximus 3. Dividend, £7 18s. ■■■■■■.■■■■ -■:■.■•• J__; • results':— ..."-., .Hurdles'.—Dundee. Dividend, £1 14s. All started. _ Spring Handicap. Paladin. Dividend, £5. , General .Wolfe scratched. Jackson. Dividend, £1 19s. Stockholm scratched. .. ■ -■.-..-.-•. 10 R-C Handicap.—Double Event. Dividend r jei 12s. . All ran.

PIGEON FLYING. .In the Homing Pigeon Club's race from Gore Mr W. Tattersfield's Blue Star secured first place with a velocity of 1,568 yds per minute, Mr J. Tattersfield's Spitfire came second with 1,525 yds per minute to his credit, while Mr J. R. Hayne's Redfire secured third place with a velocity of lj4lßyds per minute.

_lt is cabled from London that the Prince of Wales's horse Persimmon has gone to the stud.

A bowls match fpr £I,OOO ia an event of Such rare occurrence as to be worth a little more than passing notice, and it is hardlyto be wondered that it created " rather a sensation" among the bowlers of the United Kingdom. The match was "between Mr Crowther and Mr Scott-Boyd, both of Manchester, who met to play a game of 71 up for a piece of plate and a side bet of £SOO a side on the green attached to the (George Hotel, Kersal Moor, Manchester. Sogre'at was in this genuine sporting affair that the surroundings of the green were taxed to their,fullest extent. Speculation at first ruled in favor of Mr Crowther at the rate of 5 to 2 on, and throughout the progress of the game oddß were laid on this, same gentleman as to the aotual result. Boyd went away with a lead of 3 to nothing to commence with, but the favorite got on level terms at 5. Subsequently Crowther took the premier position, and held it till the game was called *l4 all.' At this point excitement ran high, but Crowther, owing to his superior knowledge of the game, left his opponent and made matters certain by taking a commanding position, which he never afterwards lost, eventually proving the winner by 35 points, the final score reading—Crowther 71 points, ScottBoyd 36." Either the conditions of the game were peculiar or the play (reading between the lines) very much out of the ordinary.

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SPORTING INTELLIGENCE., Issue 10434, 1 October 1897

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SPORTING INTELLIGENCE. Issue 10434, 1 October 1897

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