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D.J.C. SPRING MEETING. The following nominations are received:— Otago Cup. of 300 sovs. One mile and a-half.— at. Conon, Euroclydon, Skirmisher, Britomart Marlm, Marino, Lord Zetland, Double Event Umslopogaas, Goldspur. Bracelet, Epaulet, Hippomenes, btarshot, Strathbraan, Cannonshot Hipponous, Mountebank, Black and Red, Uniform, Lord Rosslyn, Bloomer, Pitch and Toss Eederal Handicap, of 150 sovs. Six furlong* -Decoy, Golden Legend, Belle Clair, Hippomenes! £ulmen, Bizarre, Zephyr, Vanilla, Grandshot Goldspur, Bracelet, Blazer, Lord Rosslyn Maremma, Molly Darling, Arline, Paladin, Vandyke, Mountebank, Britomart, Murliu, St. Ouida Otoldleaf, Lord Zetland, Remorse 11., Sincle Event. ' b St. Andrew's Handicap, of 175 sovs. One mile and a-miartei.-St. Conon. Euroclydon, Pitch and loss, Black and Red, Uniform, ■ Lord Rosslyn, Bloomer, Double Event, Umslopogaas, Goldspur, Skirmisher Britomart, Martin, Marino. Lord Zetland. Cannonshot, Arline, Hipponous, Mountebank. Bracelet, Epaulet, Hippomoues. Starshor, btrathbraan, Vandyke. President's Handicap, of 150 sovs. One mile and a distance.—St. Conon, Euroelydon, Skirimsher, Britomart, Lord Rosslyn, Quiltiri, Lord Zetland, Cannonshot, Umslopogaas, Goldspur, Bracelet. Marlin, St. Ouida. Starshot, Strathbraan, Vandyke, Hipponous Mountebank, Black and Red, Hippomenes, Maremma, Bloomer Double Event, Arline.

AMATEUR ATHLETICS. ._ SYDNEY. October 2. The third Australasian Athletic Championship meeting came off this afternoon, under auspices the reverse of favorable. The weather was atrocious, there being a strong wind blowing, with gusts at times that were almost bitter. The New Zealand team was, speaking generally, far from what championship form should be, and' a mistake appears to have been made by the Selection Committee of the island colony in loading Holder with too much work, and not sending Patrick, the Wellington sprinter, across for the 100 yds Championship. Still, the men who were sent might have done better work had they paid stricter attention to their training after their arrival in Sydney. The most that can be said about the work done here is summed up in the word "exercise." Hard, careful training they have not done—at least, not anything like what the 1890 team, which performed so well, put in. Jn fairness ta Holder, it must he said that he was not quite well to-day. Holder was very slow in getting off the mark in his heat for the lOQyda Championship, and only qualified for the final by a dead heat for second place. He decided, however, not to start In the final, which was won by Rowley, of New South Wales, in lOaec.

In the Mile Walking Championship Greig, of New Zealand, was first away, and at the end of the first lap was joined by Wilson, from the same colony; but Barrett, of Victoria, walking splendidly, went to the front and led to within 100 yards of the finish, when Wilson, w ith a brilliant spurt, out down the Victorian, who made a desperate but unavailing effort to catch the New Zealander, Wilson winning by about one yard. Greig did notfinisbi Time, Gmin 41Asee.

In the 120yd8 Hurdles Championship, •Martin, of New Zealand, easily defeated his opponents in the first heat, and Holder led Liidlaw, a promising young Sydney colt, in the second heat. In the final struggle Laidlaw and Holder, jumping splendidly, raoed together until two hurdles from the winning post, where Laidlaw gained a slight advantage and eventually won ay about a foot. Time, 16 l-sseo.

The Two-mile Invitation Bicycle Race was won by New, of Sydney. Casbolt, of New Zealand, was nowhere. The other New Zealanders who had entered did not start. The One-mile Running Championship resulted in a hollow win for Curamingg, of Victoria. M'Kean, of New Zealand, ran well for three-quarters of a mile, and was lying third, but gave up 100 yds from home. Hawthorne, another of the New Zealand representatives, cried enough after running almost last for three'laps. Time, 4min 36 3-ssec.

The 440 yds Running Championship, was won by Campbell, of Queensland, with Holder (New Zealand J second. Campbell won from start to finish. Holder made his effort when half the distance had been covered, but the Queenslander was too fleet for him, and won as he liked in 52see. M'Kean and Herbert, of New Zealand, did not start,

The Running High Jump was won by English, of New South Wales, with sft 7§in. Eruera, of New Zealand, was entered for this event, but it was a mistake, and he did not take part in it. In the Putting-the-Weight Championship English, of New South Wales, won with 37ft 9in. Rhodes, of New Zealand, was nowhere. CYCLING, The cycling season, in Victoria on Saturday opened with a novelty in tLs shape of a brassard, which entitles the winner to £5 per week as long as he can hold the championship against all challengers. Forbes, of New Zealand, is the first winner, scoring 6 points against Megeon's 5, having won the ten and five-mile contests, i, number of leading riders refrained from riding, preferring to challenge the winner instead of competing against a number. Concerning J. Platt-Betts, who arrived in i the coloniea last week, a late letter from England says:—He is in great form just

now, having beat all world's.record* from two miles up to five miles at the Crystal Palace, notwithstanding tiat a strong bretze was blowing. At a mile (limn 47 2-ssec) he was within 2 l-sseo of record; at two miles (3min 31 2-ssec) he was 5 2-ssec ahead; at three (iiinin 17 2 Ssee) he was 8 2 osec in front.; at four (7rain 5 2-ssec) he wa« 9 3 ssec to the good; and at fivo (Smin 56 3 ssac) he had beaten the record (his own) by 8 2-ssec. Next day he essayed to lower his own world's record for one mile (with flying start) of lmin 40sec, and at the second attempt, ia the teeth of a strong breeze, succeeded in lowering the figure to lmin 39 2 osec. Not content with these performances, he aftewards tackled the ten-mile figures, lSmin 20 45sec, off which ho knocked 18 2-ssec, beating en route, all records from two miles upwards—including those up to five miles, recorded above.

ROWING. At the opening of the rowing season on Saturday next' the following crews will represent the Otago Rowing Club ■ '■ , < Racing Clinker Four.-Li E. Wilson' (stroke), Kochfort, Reid, Haynes. Clinker Four. Thomas (stroked M'Queen, Shand, M. Priest.' Practice Clinker Four.—Edmond (stroke), E, Priest, Maclean, M'Leod. Batswing.—Maekay (stroke), Fenwick, Macfarland, Macassey. ■■ ■ • Practice Tub Four.-Teunant (stroke), Mathe* son, Thomson, Moody. Practice Tub Four.—P. Priest (stroke), Grindlev, Apstem, Ham. . Oouble Sculler.—Woodward (stroke), Statham. i air-oar.—Munro (stroke), Duncan. I air-oar.—Martin (stroke), Newman. hculler.—Deehan (stroke). Sculler.-Provo (stroke). ii nM?? Young (stroke), Kirkcaldy. Russell, Bailhe. Pleasure Boat—Jackson and party. The twenty-third annual meeting of the Port Chalmers Rowing Club was held on Friday last, Mr F. W. Platts in the chair. Mr John Mill was re-elected president; Mr E. G. Allen, Captain Waters, Messrs James Rennie, Isaac Stevenson, Andrew M'Kinnon, and the Rev. Mr Tenhent vice-president*. The following officers were appointed:— Captain, Mr F. W. Platts: deputy-captain, Mr Stuart M'Donald; secretary and treasurer, Mr T. A. Hunter; CommitteeMessrs W. Taylor, F. Keeuan, A. Bauchop, T. Collier, and H. Stephens ; Selection Com; mi ttee—Messrs F. Keenan and A. Bauchop; delegate to the N.Z.A.R.A., Mr J. A. M'Kinnon ; delegates to the Otaao Rowing Association-ithe Captain and Mr A. Ross ; honorary custodian, Mr C. Colthorpe. Barry, who was defeated by Towns, ha a challenged Wray to row for £IOO a side. The regular monthly meeting of the Ravensbourne Boating Club was held in the boatshed on Friday, Mr T. Ross in the chair. Mr H. E. Moller, the secretary, explained what had been done in the way of procuring racing boats, and it was decided that the Committee inspect the various boats offered. The Port Chalmers Club wrote presenting the club with a four-oared racing boat, the Dunedin Amateur Boating Club presenting a pair-oared one, and Mr W. Baird, a local resident, presented a four-oared pleasure boat. The secretary was instructed to write thanking the donoia for their very generous offers. It was also decided to give a concert at an early date, the Mornington Minstrels offering their services, which were accepted. Seven active and ten honorary members were elected. . BOWLING. The Roslyn Club opened their season on Saturday with a scratch match—!- resident v. Vice-president—victory resting with the former by 84 to 72 points. The Dunedin. Wellington, and Caledonian Clubs were, represented. The Northern Bowling Association have decided to adopt the Scottish Bowling Association a rule as to size and bias of bowls and this practically does away with No. 2 bowls in all matches. For rules Nos. 12 and 13, dealing with the mat, there has been substituted the Scottish Association's ruling, which permits the holder of the jack to take the mat back should he desire to throw a longer head.

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SPORTING INTELLIGENCE., Issue 10436, 4 October 1897

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