• » G. TOWNS CHALLENGED. tPEB Pbbss Association.—CoPYßiaHT.] : i_ LONDON, Octobeb 14. W. A. Barry, of. Wandsworth, has challenged George Towns, of Hunter River, New South Wales, to a sculling match over the Thames course for £2OO a side, the race to take place before Christmas. CAVILL WINS ONE MORE. -' LONDON. Octobeb 14. Percy Cavill, though suffering from cold, defeated Jar via by a tpuch : at Coventry over a 240 yds course, which was swum in 3min 12 e-ssec. MELBOURNE NEWS. MELBOURNE, October 15. St. David is scratched for the Canlfield Cup. On the reading of the card at the Victorian Club rooms last night 500 to 55 Rosella was taken, after which 800 to 100 was accepted in one hand. Other bets were 2,000 to 200 Parthenopjeus, 500 to 45 Trent, 1,000 to 40 Nor'-east, 900 to 36 Straightfire, 800 to 32 Dreamland, 1,600 to 48 Key, 2,000 to 45 Watercolor. A disposition was evinced to back Metford, but after a few hundreds had been taken at 50 to 1 the bookmaker Tefused to go on " for money " under 100 to 3. Similarly with Paul Prv, about whom 500 was taken at 100 to 7. Ayrshire ia weakening in the market. This was an off morning at Flemington, no work of importance being done.
At Newmarket (England) on Wednesday the Cesaie*ich Stakes, two and a-quarter miles and thirty-five yards, resulted as follows :Mr Jersey's Merman (7.5) 1, Mr Dobell'a The Rush (8.3) 2, MrHamarßasß's Carlton Grange (7.6) 3, Mr W. Low's St. Bris (8.1) 4. Twenty-three horses started. The betting was 4 to 1 againat St. Bris and 100 to 7 Merman. The latter, an Australianbred horse, won by a neck. Time, 3min 39 2-ssec. Mrs Langtry, the owner (known on the turf as "Mr Jersey"), wins £40,00 U. At Alexandra races £849 was put through the totalisator. The Gleaner had an easy win in the Maiden Plate, paying £1 10s; Mabel won the Two-mile Trot comfortably, returning £42 12s ; Saturn paid £2 5s jn the Selling Race; Jaok the Flat (7.10) beat Dun Joseph (8.11) by half a length in the Alexandra Handicap, paying £2 7a; Doreen got home in the'-Two-mile and A-half Trot, the dividend being £1 18s; Quiokahot paid £3 la in the Hack Race; Black Bess won the Flying, dividend £2 16s ;• and Outram'a dividend in the Welter was £3 4a.
'The 'Australasian' and 'Leader' tip Parthenopreus for the Caulfield Cup.
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SPORTING INTELLIGENCE., Evening Star, Issue 10445, 15 October 1897
SPORTING INTELLIGENCE. Evening Star, Issue 10445, 15 October 1897
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