THE V.R.C. SPRING MEETING.
[Pub Press Assoounox.^drisioHfcJ _ \ MELBOURNE;. Thia was a raw and gusty; morning, arid" only preparatory sprints ; we» indulged in. On Saturday, at .RbsellaV-galloped two miles in excellent style in 3'min >4oieci beating Battalion by a length. -.,.• Fleet Admiral went a mile and. three-quarters with; them, but finished, badly; ; whilst Mora, who also took part in the gallop, was beaten Off. ...'..— ■ ..„.,-- - : . -..:-■.:• At Moonee Yalley, Eiridsdale" (7.4) won the Phoenix Handicap, eight furlongs and a-half, from Bundook (7.13), Wildbird (7.4), and nine other. Time, lminpso3ec. 140 to 80 has been laid onyAurum for the Derby. 100 to 5 Eiridsdale (offered). Coil is easier for the Cup;l,ooQ to 90 is offered. 1,000 to 60 Ayrshire,, and 3,000 to 120 Delaware, has been, taken... • NEW ZEALAND ATHLETES^ MELBOURNE, October 23. At the Amateur Athletic Association's sports the. Mile Walking Championship was won by Barrett, Greig (New Zealand) being second. Time, 6min 47 4 6aeo. Beynolds (New Zealand) waSiSsecond. in the Mile Bicycle Championship; while Cuff (New Zealand) was similarly placed in the 120 Yards Hurdle 'Race, won by Bevan in 17 2 53ec. - . ■ e ■.■■-■ -•■'
RICCARTON TRAINING NOTES.
At Riccarton this morning St. Paul galloped two miles on the grass long before the other trainers worked their charges. Culverin was too. good for Oma in a mile spin on the plough. Strathbraan trotted three miles. Day Star, with Gallagher up, and Haria, with- a less weight, covered nearly a mile and three-quarters, Haria on the outside leading his companion from end to end and appearing to go the freer. The mile and a-half took 2miu 49jec, the last four furlongs 54Jsec: Haria. went well within himself and Day Star lafc ly.. Waiuku cantered round, and then galloped six furlongs in lmin 25J 3 ec, the last half mile in 52jsec, ridden out. Skirmisher did long, steady work, as also did Britomarte. W» was not out during thp morning.. Acone, Starahot, Belle Claire, Bloomer, Crescent, and Manawanui were the others that did the most useful work. ' - - " CRICKET. : The Taieri and Union Steam Ship Company teams met at Mosgiel on Saturday, when there was some heavy scoring. Taieri batted first, and were not disposed of till the total had reached 208. Towards this score Dr Allan contributed 50, H. H. Inglis 40, Ludbrook 34, H. Allan 26. and D.. Stevenson 25 not out. Union Company started their innings twenty minutes before time, and lost three wickets for 3 runs. Saturday's score is the largest which has' ever been put up by the Taieri club! George street School defeated Forbury by 13 runs. Score: George 54 (Ballard 12, Nees 9 not out), Forbury 41 (Tuckey 16). For the winners Bagley and for the losers Tuckey bowled well. We hear that Blarney is an unlikely starter for the New Zealand Cup.
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SPORTING INTELLIGENCE., Evening Star, Issue 10453, 25 October 1897