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LONDON, October 21. Ernest Cavill has swum a quarter-mile 30seo faster than in the recent matoh against Nuttall, and on the strength of this perfor* mance ho expects to defeat M'Cusker, the American champion, in a series of matches arranged between them. A WIN FOR NORTON.

LONDON, October 21. At the Nottingham October meeting Mr Gollan's Norton won the Plodders' Steeplechase.



MELBOURNE, October 22, This was an off morning at Flemington. Virtue and Key are scratched for the Moonee Valley Cup, to be run to-morrow. Cocos, winner of the Caulfield Debutante. Stakes, has thrown a slight splint. Gaulus is reported to be amiss. Betting was brisk last night. Positano, whom the Sydney trainers state does npb display so much fractiousness when the colors are up, eased in the quotations for the Melbourne Cup to 100 to 12 (offered) after 800 to 100 had been taken! 1,000 to 90 was taken about Coil and Wait-a-bit, 500 £L s £. Aurumr 1.000-to-60 Trent, 2,600 to 107 Clarion, 500 to 20 Rossella, and 350 »» 200 was laid on Aurum for the Derby,. There was some heavy wagering in doubles, Aurum and Amberite being coupled witb Ayrshire, Wait ■a • bit, • Trent, Toreador. Fucile, and Carbineer. RIGCARTON TRAINING NOTES. CHRISTCHUROH, Ocxoser 2Z, A dense fog hung over the training troofe this morning. St. Paul (who has not been idleßinoe coming South), Otrra (who is im« proving), Loda (who is big and fretful), and Strathbraan and Britomart each did medium-pace work. Waiuku, who is not gross, as reported, and is perfectly sound, cantered twice round. Day Star and Haria, both fresh and well, cantered two miles, and then broke away for a four-furlong dash, ridden out in the last furlong. Haria woo by half a length. Day Star and St. Paul are ruling favorites here for the Cup.


First Day —Thcr^y.

Novel Race. Five furlocga.—Aldershofc (Qr\ half a length. Tune, lmin 43see. Dividend, £1

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Second Day.— Friday.

The weather is good and there is a fair attendance. Results ;

,?P^^T^y'/ 8 - 7 ) 1. Remorse 11. (9.5)2, Lobo (b.10) 3. Won easily. Saladin was scratched. Time, lmiu 22sea Dividend, £4 6a. . Thot. Berlin. Doll (33sec) 1, Stirling lad (scratch) 2, Mist (scratch) 3. All started. Dividend, £1 6s. President's Handicap.—Double Event (SlO) 1 Vandyke (9.0) 2, Pitch and Toss (7.0) 3. Alfr started Dividend, £1 19s. Lawes" Purse. Glenary (11.4) 1. Stanley (11.10) 2, My Lord (10.13)3. These were thoonlir starters. Dividend, £5 lis. ' '. : .


First Day.—Thtosday.

x, Flat Race.—The Miller 1. Emerald 2 Novelty 3. Time, 2min 3sec. Dividend, £34 ICs Flying Handicap. Three-quarters of a m3e.— Boreas 1, bedgebrook 2..Return 3. Two othersstarted. Time, Imm 15 4-6 sec Dividend, £l lss*

Hurdles. One mile and three-quarters.—Fire-works (10.10)1, Kissfire (11.10) 2, Muscatel (9.10) 3. Won cleverly. Time, 3min 27 2-ssec. Dividend, £2183. ■.-.'..■•■ Hack Flying.-Sundial 1, First Shot 2, Novelty 3. Thirteen started. A good race. Time, lmin 19 l-ssec. Dividend. £3 lis. Heavy rain fell previous to this race, but it cleared up afterwards. Hack Hurdles.—Alpine (9.0) 1, Plain Bill (10.3), 2, IToroa (9.11) 3. A good finish. Time, 2min 57sec. Dividend. £31155.. Wanoanui Stakes.—Merry Maid (6.7) 1, The Artist (7.8) 2, Angler (7.0) 3. The best race ot the meeting. Won by a ueck. Time, 2min 47sec. Dividend, £l l9s. MODEL YACHTING. The Otago Model Yacht Club open the season to-morrow on Lake Logan, at 3 p.m. The club have been fortunate in getting the promise of the attendance of the North-east Valley Band, who will enliven tho proceedings by playing selections during the afternoon. At three o'clock the model yachts will be moored off the starting line abreast of the Ravensbourne road, where spectators will get»a good view of the different types of models. The commodore, with a few remirks, will declare the season open. Then there will be a procession of yachts. All that is now wanted is a fine day-to ensure the opening of this go-ahead club to be a success. Stralbjoy has been scratched for the Melbourne Derby and Cup, and Phillip for all engagements. The following were the results of the Cromwell Tradesmen's races held on Friday last: —Handicap Maiden Trot, Cobden ; Hack Race, Nomad; Spring Handicap Trot, Tiapo ; Handicap flack Race, Skockmaid ; Handicap Time Trot, Tiapo; Handicap Hack Race, Stockmaid ; Consolation Hack Handieap, Langley.

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SPORTING INTELLIGENCE., Issue 10451, 22 October 1897

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SPORTING INTELLIGENCE. Issue 10451, 22 October 1897

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