THE V.R.C. SPRING MEETING.
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MELBOURNE, October 21. It was a beautiful morning, at Flemington, but the work was of an uninteresting nature. Kelso's team—Essex, Ryde, and Loch Marie —all looking well, were indulged.in cantering exercise. Delaware executed the best gallop of the morning, covering the mile and a-quarter alone' in 2min 18sec. Positano, after cantering six furlongs with Clarion, stuck up when the pace was increased, and, rearing up, tried to unseat his jockey. Eventually he calmed down, and swung round eleven furlongs with beautiful action in even time. YVait-a-bit and Dreamland traversed the last six furlongs of a mile and a-quarter in lmin 25sec, Wait-a-bit lookingand goicg specially well. Ayrshire galloped over the Cup distance, but made no attempt to put up time. Staying is evidently his forte. .
250 to 100 ha 3 been, accepted about Amberite for.the Derby, and 350 to 50 Positano for the Melbourne Cup. Dearix is scratched for the Cup. NORTH OTAGO RACES. OAMARTJ, October 21. The weather ia wet and there is a poor attendance. Results:— Maiden Plaie. Six furlongs.—Mountebank 1, Sequin 2, Hipponous 3. Strougbow was scratched. Dividend, £ll7s. Publicans' Handicap. Seven furlongs.—Lady Lear (7.4) 1, Vandyke (9.0) 2, Glenore (7.10) 3. Double Event and Strongbow were scratched. Dividend, £X Spring Handicap. One mile and a distance.— Double Event (8.0) 1, Vanilla (8.1) 2, Martin (8.0)3. Lord Zetland (8.4) also ran. Dividend, £l lss. Trot. Two miles.—Stirling Lad (ssec)l, Jimmy (25see)2, Terry(2osec)3. Time, 6min 45iec. Dividend, £i 6s. WANGANUI RACES. WANGANUI, October 21. Lovely weather prevailed, and there was an excellent attendance for the opening of the spring meeting. Results : Spring Handicap, one mile and a distance.— Australina (6.11) 1, The Onyx (0.10)2, Blarney (9.6) 3. A good race. Time, 2min 2sec. Dividend, ill 12s. Trial Hack RACE.-Bona Fide (5.7) 1, Sundial (8.0) 2, First Shot (7.12) 3. A splendid finish. Time, lmin 47 3-ssec. Dividend, £7 4s. Derby, one mile and a-talf. Daunt 1, St. Conan 2, Toa 3. Won cleverly. Time, 2min 47sec. Dividend, £l los. Hurdles, two miles and a distance.—Missfire (10.S) 1, Fireworks (10.3) 2, Muscatel (9.3) 3. A go-xl race. Time, 4uiin 51sec. Dividend, £3l7s. Hack Hurdles.-Pokomoko 1, Plain Bill 2, Toroa 3. Time, £miu 55 3-53ec. Dividend, ROWING. The following is a list of the Queen's Drive Boating Club crews drawn for Trial Fours to be rowed next week for trophies presented by Mr A. J. Bloxam : D. M'Doiwld (stroke), J. Imrie (No. 3), J. Salter (No. 2), W. Campbell (bow). ■J. Yeoman (stroke), 11. Stewart (No. 3), J. Pickard (No. 2), W. Clark (bow). A. Bell (stroke), A. Kidd (No. 3), J. Montgomery (No. 2), J. Cook (bow). A. Shanks (stroke), R. Anderson (No. 3), W. Way (No. 2), F. King (bow). W. Smith (stroke), T. Matheson (No. 3), C. Dale (No. 2), H. Montgomery (bow). \\. Porter (stroke), H. M'Donald (No. 3), J. Morgan (No. 2), J. Moore (bow). E. Smith (stroke). C. Braithwaite (No. 3). G. Smith (No. 2), J. Smyth (bow). H. Pritchard (stroke), J. M'Queen (No. 3), J. Shearer (No. 2), J. King (bow).
The Picton Rowing Club's Committee met on the 12th inst, when it was resolved that a reply be sent to the Otago Rowing Club stating that the Picton Club are willing to support the proposal to hold the regatta at Duuedin unless the N Z.A.R. Assoeie. tion decide to take the management of the championship regatta into their own hands.
At Wanganui last week Mr C. H. Chavannes make a break at billiards of 410 off the spot. Mr S. Allan has bought Patbenopreus at 700ga, and says he intends sending the horse to England.
Concluding results at Poverty Bay yesterday :—Disposal Slakes,-.Magoczler, £5 6a; Hurry Scurry, Pine Pine Tekura, £1 18s; Waikare Handicap, Straybird, £1 14s; Hack Handioap, Dark Rose, £6 Is; Forced Handicap, Petroline, £2 7s.
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SPORTING INTELLIGENCE., Evening Star, Issue 10450, 21 October 1897