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-■•■■ MELBOURNE, October 1L ■;. Aheavy rainfall yesterday and this mcrn« rag stopped training. Aurum, who was bandaged on the near forefoot, bled slightly after the Guineas. One backer laid £I,OOO to £309 on him for that event. Amberire has receded to 5 to 1 for the Derby, whilst 12 to:i is offered about The Hypnotist. The supporters of Amb'erite maintain that the colt did not take kindly to" the lefthanded style of running the first time of On Saturday Ganlus, with eight stone up; won the Rosehill October Handicap, of eleven furlongs, easily by eix-lengths—-time, 2min 23£seo; and The Graft*tr(io 2) won the Welter, a mile—time, lmin 45jEeoi Fifteen hundred to 120 Positano and 2,000 to 180 Aurum for the Melbourne Cup have been taken; also 1,000 to 80-, the two Aururhs for the Derby and Melbourne Cup.

THE NEW ZEALAND ATHLETE 3. AUCKLAND, October il. D, JWilaonand Hori Eruera, of the New Zealand athletio team, who were at the Australasian championships . niseting, returned today by the Tarawera. Holder, Martin, and M'Kean are, staying another week in Sydney. The residents of Papakura, where Wilson belongs, are preparing to give the young walking champion a great reception. ROWING; The Union (Christohurch) Rowing Club carried this resolution item. con. onlTridav n'ght:—" That in view of the Jubilee of Otago taking place next year, this club support the holding of the New Zealand championships in that province, and recommend that the regatta be held on Lake Waihola." ATHLETICSr . - "'' A sub-committee of the Athletic Conference at Sydney reported in favor of sending a team of six men and a manager to Great Britain at a cost of £9OO, which the several colonies will be asked to contribute. The names of the proposed team were not disolosed, but each colony will be represented. Ultimately it was decided to remit the proposal to the various associations. A standing committee consisting of Messrs Coorabes (New South Wales), Cuff (New Zealand), and Parkinson (Victoiia) was appointed;to take the matter in hand. If the scheme,is accepted the team will sail about the end of February next.

• From Christchurch it is wired that Searchlight is scratched for all engagements at the O. J.C. sprißg meeting, and Antares is scratched for the New Zealand Cup. A telegraph office will be opened at the Napier Park Racecourßß on the 12ih and 13th inst. Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The swimming club 3 of Christchurch are endeavoring to arrange for visits by Percy Cavill and Hellings during the current season.

Jack the Flit won the principal race at Alexandra, paying £2 7s, and Mabel won the Two-mile Trot.

The following scratchings are announced: —Valiant and Swivan for the Caulfield Cup, and Swivan for the Melbourne Cup. Weights for the Wanganui Spring Handicap:—Waiuku 9 10, Blarney 9 6, Vedette 86, The Artist 8.2, Leda 8 0, Angler 7.10, New Forest 79, Boreas 78, Light 7.5, N'lan-o'-War 7 4, Variety 73, Merry Maid 72, Otiti 612, Australina 6.11, The Onyx 6.10, Seabreeze 6.7.

A London cable states that the Imperial Produce Stakes, run at Kempton Park, was won by the Duke of Devonshire's Deudonne, with Cyllene second, and Nota Bene third. Acceptances for the Napier Park Stakes : —The Artist 7.13, Douglas 711, Pompom 710, Coeur de Lion 7 9, Primula 78, St. Conon 77, Tiie 75, Defiant 73, Waterstone 6 9, Wakelyn 6 7. The East Christchurch Swimming Club have Eet their faces very determinedly against the cash element in swimming. It was moved—"That the delegates of the -club be instructed to support the following definition of an amateur: 'An amateur swimmer is one who has not, Bince the year IS9O, competed for a money prize, wager, or staked bet in any swimming event; who has not taught, pursued, or otherwise assisted in the practice of swimming as a means of pecuniary "gain; who has. not knowingly or without protest taken part in any Bwimming competition against one who is not an amateur swimmer under the aforei said clauses." The resolution was strongly opposed by the p-esident (Mr Roper), who declared that it would give a death-blow to swimming to introduoe the cash element into their branoh of sport. The ;tnotion was defeated by a large majority, and the club'a delegates instructed to vote for amateurism in swimming.

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SPORTING INTELLIGENCE., Issue 10442, 11 October 1897

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SPORTING INTELLIGENCE. Issue 10442, 11 October 1897

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