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"mu '■'■ MELBOURNE, October 18'. ; The reason being scratched lor the Caulfield Cup was owing to his having struck himself at exercise on Friday

Lad fell in the second hurdle race on Saturday A. Allen, his jockey, had tae'soalp nearly torn off the skull, necessitating twenty-five stitches being put in. ißesides this; he had two ribs fractured. " •--_ Fielder, rider of Parthenopteas, states that urthe race for tho Cup he'was interfered with timeß out ofriumber.'nndmoat disastrously, towards the finish- by Ayrshire. Mat Harris says that, with the exception of bumping against Metford turning out of the straight, whioh lost him about three lengths, Ambente had a beautiful run. Metford s jockey (Sixsmith) was unfortunate during the race, having sustained abrasions on the Ifg.

The stable connections of Symmetry, who defeated Florence, Roscommon, and twentytwo others in a oommon canter in the Nursery maintain that the Irenton filly is equally as good as Aurum. Hardly any business was done at the Victorian Club on Saturday night. 500 to 150 was taken about Amberite for the V R G ? e S y A Auruni was not quoted; 1,000 £OO. Owl, apd 2,000 to 120 Wait-a-bit for the Melbourne Cup were taken. Wait-a bit galloped a good two miles at Uaulbeld on Saturday morniDg. At Fiemington this morning Eiridsdale swung over a mile and a quarter in good style. Parthenopreus, looking none the worse for his Saturday s exertion, was also exercised.

A CYCLING MEETING. _ ADELAIDE, October 18. _At the League of Wheelmen's meeting bampson won, the South Australian Championship in lmin 22aec. The New Zealandera Boly, Forbes, and Hunt won the Multicycle Race in 6min 183ec. The meeting was characterised by extraordinary conduot on the part of Martin, the American, who objected to the decision of ,the League in regard to his previous riding. He distributed a circular stating that he did tot intend to compete in certain races for which he had entered. The officials warned him that he would have to T fulfil his engagements; and, acting under legal advice, Martin came out after his heat in the First Class Mile and rode the distance alone on the asphalt, on a roadster equipped with a pouch, pump, and bell. Coming up the he,,rang the bell, and was received.with hoots and jeers by the crowd. In the next race—tbo League Handicaphe appeared without colors or number, but paced hard for a lap, when he retired, and scratched himself for the two other raoes. A BOOKMAKER FINED £5. . t •' AUCKLAND, October 18. In the Police Court the frequently adjourned case of May, charged with batting at the lillerslie Racecourse, came up. The Crown Prosecutor amended the information, and charged defendant with having used a stand at Ellerslie to carry on betting. Counsel for the defence agreed to the amendment, and pleaded guilty, and asked for a nominal penalty, as it was a test case. Mr Tole said he did not think there should be only a nominal penalty. When a oase arose he would be prepared to argue that betting without Btands was an infringement of the law, when the matter might receive the ultimate decision of the Supreme Court. Mr potter, for the defence, replied that he would be prepared to: argue the other wav.' Mr Brabant, S.M.; fined defendant £5 and COjtS. '; -

. < NORTH'-bTAGO RACE 3. The followiug are the acceptances:— Handicap. Seven furlongs.-Van. how 6 7 ' Confldence 6 - 12 - &">n<?. 0 f^M,?^ nF ive furfouss.-Aldershot 9.P, Stockfish 8.7, 8.0, Rosy Morn M %i s t 9 !iu s a 6 7 -7 9iNat7 - 2 ' Last Shot 7 -°- t BT'm H i o D J c^r P - ~P n 2 mi,e and a d', Marlin s,oiDouble Flyinq Handicap. Six furlongs.-Vanilla 9 0 Cannonahot 86, Molly Darling 7T6, Paladia 70 Lady Lear 6.12, Zephyr 6.7. Ladies' Bracelet. Seven furlonßs.-Dugald Stanley 11.0, My Cord TuftoWO 10 ' 9, Str ° n e bow 10 -5' R eel W-3,

Elderslie Handicap Trot. Two miles. -BeJen 8 05 Stirling Lad s^c - .Maiden Plate (nominations). - Hipponous, Mountebank Gladys 11, Strongbow, Sequin Zephyr, Galileo, Warrant. «=iuiu, Jarewell Trot.-Jimmy Bell, Berlin, Doll otirling Lad. i Farewell Handicap. -Sequin, Stanley, Strongp2di L n% L^

CYCLING. The first of the Wednesday runs of the Otago Cycling Club will be held on Wednesday next. All unattached riders are requested to join. _ Nominations for the Taieri races close on Thursday evening. The Pa'.merston Club have obtained a totahsator permit for the 3rd January. Day Star, Haria, and Acone have arrived at Chnstchnrch. The trouble with Euroclydon is a big ]oint, but he has begun work again to-day after a spell, and Mr Goodman hopes to get him to the post for the New Zealand Cupf The Tahuna Park stewards meet tomorrow evening to finally determine the dates for their summer meeting. It is to be hoped that a dashing with the long-standinc fixture of the Caledonian games will be avoided. Possibly Boxing Day and Decernber 28 would be Buitable dates.

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VICTORIAN SPRING MEETINGS., Issue 10447, 18 October 1897

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VICTORIAN SPRING MEETINGS. Issue 10447, 18 October 1897

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