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v. ■■; ■ MELBOURNE. Oefofcfcß* SOV v iTho tracks were heavy this morning aftefr ■.-,', iaihi - v Pogiteio; .filarion-, .;*faa ;.<; a Ditto; were associated .'.in good, Ibnff.iibifc;.::.. wbrkV l'oßitnnbiisa-magnjrloent.Btariip of.. : £hofße, ; of great physique,-much reßemblinfe..-i .Qftkleighf andhM=evidently undergone* jjbb'a .:& preparation. He swung; gentljtwice iouiid .: sb>.> eand.iribk-; without displaying she .-- slighteaV ByiHptohis of bad/temper,i;:: Ink i reports as Co his savage propennties are • grossly exaggerited. ; Clarioit is ■ ■?. v ; colt,;' whilst Ditto- also looks very -fit. £<■:•■ ■-■ <. r .-After 300-to-10 had been t»ke : n about" Amberitefbrthe y;R;C. Derby -5 to 2 waft -.the-"-, best, otter against the C&ulfield-tjup v^■ winner.- Aurum hasrebeded slightly in the ; Derby betting, and ia quoted at 7 to 4 on. ; '/The following' prices were accepted for . the.Melbourne Cup:— , ;c --.;. " : 800toi()0agsti i dsita'i6 . 1,000 —llO-^-Auninl .:-■ 1.500 90-^-Ayrshire .... 1,000 60—^Fucile'.. • 1,000- 60 Toreador ■ >• ■:.r «)0— 25 ; Trent: w : POVERTY RACES/ ■ -Yesterday the sum of £1,426 was put through the totalisatpr. The later ratios re'. suited thus:— Maiden Scurrv, of 10 sovs. Four furiongS.— Manutake 1, Drift 2. Dividend, £ll9s. ■' StEEELECHASb, of 40 sovs. About two miles and a-half.—Saint (10.9) l t Ace of Spades <9.7).2, Jim (10.5) 3. Turk fell. Won by twenty lengthsi .Time, sinin 42isec. Dividend, M 6s. . Selling Handicap, of 20 sovs. Five furlongs. I—Ben 1, Magoozler 2. No investmerit?. ' Fltino Handicap, of 40 sovs. Six furlongs.— Tauhei (7.6) 1, Petroline (7.12)2, Maid Marion (a 0) 3. 'lime, lmin 15sec.' Dividend, £6 IBs. ; Hack Handicap, of 15 sovs. One mile.—'Emin Pasha. Dividend, j£4 6s. ■ -.. To-day's results are as follow t Hurdles.—Opona (9.0) 1, Jack (9.7) 2; En Evant (9.7) 3. Also ran: Saint (9.4). Won by three quarters of a length. Time, 3min 312-ssec. Dividend, £2 lis. Hack Hurdles,—Disturbance 1, The Turk 2, Craigard 3. Dividend, £2 Is. Makauaka Handicap.—Tauhei (7.12) 1, Huna (8.0) 2, Petroline (7.12) 3. Also ran: Three Star (7.12). Won by a length, after a good race. Time, lmin 45 l-ssec. Dividend, £4 lis. . CRICKET. - At a meeting of the Third Class Championship Cup Committee, held last evening, it was deoided that the following. matches played last Saturday count for the championship:—Trinity v. Privateers, Waverley v. Taieri, Port Chalmers v. Northern, the first-named in eaoh case winning.

•. Platt-Betts, the English cyoliat who recently arrived in Australia,, has cut the Australasian mile record down; to lmin 472-ssee. •' '.'"'''•' The Committee of the Tahuna Park Trotting Club met last evening to consider the dates for the summer meeting. It was decided that the meeting be held on the days originally selected—viz., Boxing Day and New Year's Day. ;

Valiant and Alva are scratched for tire Melbourne' Cup. A. Allen, rider of Gay Lad, injured by his mount falling in the Caulfield Hurdle Race last Saturday, was yesterday still in such a precarious condition that the doctors were unable to perform an operation on the fractured ril)3.

The Caulfield meeting resulted in a profit of bstween £I,OOO and £l,lOO. . Goldspur is on the sick list. An offer of £550 for Vedette, made after the gelding's runaway victories at Hastings, was refused by hiß owner. Vedette is to fulfil his Riccarton engagements. -: Dudu's dam (Fame) is again in foal to Somnus, and a large sum has been offered for the foal if it prove to be a colt. Fame has missed for three seasons. ■••;

A Northern writer says that Megaphone, who has been doing stud duty since his arrival "from Australia, will probably be a starter in the Wanganui Jubilee Cup. Rather early, surely, to say so, and not very likely.

A Wellington telegram states that Waiuku is there on his way to Christcburch.

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SPORTNG INTELLIGENCE., Issue 10449, 20 October 1897

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SPORTNG INTELLIGENCE. Issue 10449, 20 October 1897

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