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MELBOURNE, October 26. The following aic the final acceptances for the Melbourne Cup :

Cocos has been scratched for the Maribyrnong Plate, and Metford and Carbineer for the Derby.

9 _ October 27. This was an off morning at Flemington preparatory to the final gallops to-morrow. Amberite has 101b penalty ini,he Cup. Delaware, with 9 12 up, won the Maribyrnong Cup yesterday, covering the m'le and a-quarter in 2min lOsec. Zitella (0.10) was second, and Canoona (8 2) third, six others starting. Delaware started at evens, Rosella (7 to 2 against) being the second favorite, but she cut up wretchedly. Wait-a-Bit and Aurum were backed for small amounts for the Cup at 100 to 12. Positano was at one time knocked back to 100 to 8, bat he subsequently recovered to 100 to 10. Trent has been backed at 1,500 to 100. _ The arrival of True Blue from Sydney is awaited with much anxiety by tho Flemington touts. THE 0.J.0. MEETING. CHRISTCHURCH, October 27. At Ricoarlon this morning St. Paul put in medium pace work. Culverin led Goldleaf six furlongs in Imin 20>eo. Weary and Oma ran a mile in linin Ol on the plough. Alcestis finished in front of Bracelet at the end of six furlongs on tho grass in Imin 19sec. Lcda, with a light weight up, ran a mile and a-quarter on the plough, going pleasingly, in 2min 18eec. Strathbraan came home fast at the last part of two rounds. Day Star, with a light weight, and Haria, with Gallagher up, sprinted for half a mile, Day Star leading. Waiuku, with a fair weight up, galloped a mile in Imin 50sec on the plough, in the last six furlongs accompanied by Umslopagaas. Vulcan and Lady George finished together at the end of half a mile. Britomart, after cantering a mile, sprinted four furlongs in 54Jsec on the plough. Powder Monkey and Kaiti ran strongly a mile and a-half. Lord Rosslyn, looking well, did half-pics work. Dundas and Proposal sprinted four furlongs on the grass in 52£?eo. More or less useful work was given Skirmisher, Blazer, Black and Red, Aoono, Marino, and about thirty others, including Fulmen, La Rcine, and the Stepnlak—Sincerity colt, GORE RACES—TO-DAY. Hurdles. Rebel; dividend, £8 Is. All started. Maiden - .—A walkover for Bed Banner. ' Spring IIANDiCAP.-Jane Eyre; dividend, £37s. Hinponous scratched. Trot. —Lexington won. May and Harry Sneaker were scratched. CRICKET. Oa Saturday North-east Valley School defeated Mornington School by 51 runs. Scores : Valley, 69 (Drake 23, Hayden 14); Mornington, 18. Hayden took five wickets for S runs and Drake five wickets for 9 runs. Mr F. C. Raphael has been appointed manager of the Canterbury cricket team who make a North Island tour during December and January.

ROWING. The following members have been selected to row in the Otago Rowing Club’s Junior Pairs an 1 Maiden Fours G. Kirkcaldy and Tewsley row Gfegg and Russell, Apstein and Hodekirs row Craig and Braithwnite. Maiden Fours: G. Kirkcaldy, Hodgkins, Henderson, and Tewsley (bow) row Apstein, Gregg, Russell, and Haggitt (bow).

Australian starting machine was tried at Newmarket yesterday. The fields were small, and the horses showed no alarm at the new method of starting, Ruroclydon, Mountebank, Pitch and Toss, and Arline go to Christchurch by to-morrow’s train.

Battalion St 11) 9 4 Fleet Admiral .. at lb 7 10 Coil Delaware 9 3 Trent 7 9 9 3 Dreamland 7 S True Blue 9 1 Gaul us 7 8 The Chevalier ... 8 fi Sortie 7 8 Aurum 8 li Amberitc 7 8 Ayrshire 8 5 Positauo 7 7 The Merry Boy ... 8 4 The Hypnotist .. 7 5 Mora 8 2 Koha 7 4 Toreador S 0 Manfred 7 0 Wait-a-Bit 8 0 The Grafter 7 0 Devon 7 13 Amnesty e 12 Mischief 7 13 Bundook 6 11 Facile 7 13 Clarion 0 8 Parthenoprcns .. 7 12 Rosella 6 7

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SPORTING INTELLIGENCE., Issue 10455, 27 October 1897

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SPORTING INTELLIGENCE. Issue 10455, 27 October 1897

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