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SPORTING INTELLIGENCE.

THE V.R.O. SPRING MEETING.

[Per Press Assooiatiok.—Copybight.-]

MELBOURNE, October 23. ' Positano, in winkers, 7 did a strong mile and a half in company with Clarion, which was traversed in 2min Slisec. The former went well ; but Clarion was somewhat sluggish. G'aulus, who was reported to be amiss, was sent a sound gallop over a mil j in Imin 487iec. - F-uoile registered a mile and a-half in 2irim 46sec, finishing, well. Amberito covered his first mile in Imin 48sec, and completed the mile and a-quarter in 2min Coil occupied threequarters of a second 1 longer. Both look as does. Auraria, who was restricted to moderate exercise. E«sex spurted five furlongs in Imin 6seo. Delaware, about whom 4,000 to 120 was taken for_ the Cup last night, moved pleasingly over a mile and p-quarter. Wait-a-bit covered two miles in 3 min 50sec, apparently without an effort.

RICCARTON TRAINING NOTES.

CHRISTCHURCH, October 23.

At Riccarton this morning the chief interest was in the doings of the Cup home, St. Paul galloped two miles on the plough, going strongly all the way. Oma, with Culvcrin for a companion, did solid work over about a mile and a-half. Stralhbraan trotted three miles. Haria, after cantering round, galloped a mile and a-half,' improving the pace as ho went on, and, with Acono as a companion over the last seven furlongs, finished the round in 2min 45?ee, pulling up well. Skirmisher apd Day Star cantered round, and then ran a mile and a-quarter with a flying start in 2min ISAseo, finishing together. Skirmisher had most weightu p, and Day Star finished well but travelled lazily. Britomart,with Black and Red- with her for the last mile and a-quarter. ran once round in 2oiin 45sec, all -.out. Leda travelled steadily over six furlongs and then rattled off a half-mile in Epaulet and Uniform cantered twice round. Waiuku, with sweaters on, cantered once round, and going faster finished up the last half-mile of tho second round strongly. Seventy horses worked. Bracelet, Bloomer, Weary, Goldleaf, Wedlock, Vulcan, Starshot, The Spinner, Manawanui, Blazer, Crescent, Aloestis, Violence, and Umslopogaas doing the best work outside of the juveniles. ■ TAIERI NOMINATIONS. . Tuut Stakes,—Miss - Qtlev, Wimbledon, Ear Nicnte) XiiQiCßhot, Zspbyr, BUckpooli Gentry. Belmont, Goldlink. Two-mile Trot.—Jemmy, Blackie, Atua, Myra, Harry Sneaker, Beaconsfield. Premier, Doubtful, Prince, Fury, Rabbi.' Ihe Miller, MißsM’Phee, Minnie Grey. ■ •• Taiert Cdp. —Lord Zetland, Jane Eyre; Silverstream, Lady Lear, Maydawn, Hipponous, Hippomcncs. Novel R.ACE.-Stoekflsh, Musket, The Winchman, Mishap, Comrade, Goldlink. Stewards’ Purse. —Lady Somnus, Zephyr, Bentley, Jane Eyre, Ear Niente, The Winchtnan, Quickshot 11., Victim, Maydawn, Red Lancer, Denary, Silvcrstream, Linkshot. Mile and A-half Tkot. -Jimmy, Blackie, Atua, Waps, Rabbi, Bcaconsfieh l ,’Premier, Miss Ettie, Doubtful,- Prince, Fury, Zoe, The Miller, Mi-s M’Phee, Minnie Grey. Flting Handicap. Victim, Miss Otley, Wimbledon, Jane Eyre, Twilight, Lady Lear, Zephyr,' Blackpool. Red Lancer, Hipponous, Sequin, Quickshot 11. • Selling Race; Rancor, Mishap, Musket, Paramu, Stockfish,,Oberon; Comrade. Goldlink. The employes of Massey-Harris Company, L’niited, held a dhe-milo bicycle handicap on the Oval on Friday evening, it being the only,-track available owing to the weather. Seventeen faced the starter, the result being: W. H. Gibson (scratch) 1, W. B. Lloyd (l/Oyds) 2, E, P, Levien (80yds) 3, W. D. Smith (150 yds) 4> The race proved very interesting, and was witnessed^by a large number of spectators. All rode-Massey-Harris rpadstera. Our - “special ’/ wires that ' the. Hon. J. Carroll has refused ;the application of the' Tahiina Park Club for January 3, as it would conflict with Palmerston’s date.’ . ■

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SPORTING INTELLIGENCE., Issue 10452, 23 October 1897

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SPORTING INTELLIGENCE. Issue 10452, 23 October 1897

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