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:'y ' \ LONDON, October 28.. . ■-rn.the i swiniming match (100.yardsXat ; the' Westminster baths between -Derby-, ehiio and Hellings the bath was shortenedE t6 v thrißo- lengths. Sellings led by a yard at the end of' the first length; but Derby.* shire: thon overhauled him, and ; at the end ,;of the second was leading by two; yards. .-This dead he . increased, and" evefltually won by four yards. Time,: ;61fsec, whioh is the: record for the 'dis-j tance.Hellings swam against tbe doctor’s ■ : . Tyres; Lindberg, and Stratton competed bver four lengths at 1 the - Westminster baths; Tyres conceding the others 42aec, Tyres by a foot from Lindberg. :.-I '/ Waging jn England. -HA London -cable states that tke 'Dim,* bridgeshire Stakes resulted as - follows: Sir William Ingram’s Comfrey 1, Mr-J^lL: ;• Reene’s' : St. Cloud -2, Mr P. Lorillard’s ;6andra 3. The Dewhurst Plate resnltedias follows V—Mr Porter’s Hawfinch •1, ? Prmce Soltykoffs Ninus 2, the Duke of Devon* shire’s Diew Donnd 3. ' . THE V.R.O. MEETING. .. - ' 5 (Pee, Press Association.—Copyright, J .1/ .) ; ' MELBOURNE, October 29. . At Plemington this morning Aurura, look, jog a ball of muscle, , moved with , great tree* dom,; He has evidently undergone; a sound preparation. Fositano spurted five furlongs - in Imin 6seo, displayipg no symptoms of temper. The Hypnotist and The Merry Boy ton half a mile in 53*eo. : Hainault has incurred 51b penalty for the Maribyrnong Plate. • ; ; An offer to lay 70 to 40 four times over oh Aurnm for the Derby was refused last night by the bookmakers, who demanded 75 to 40. ~ ■ ■ ; Cup wagering was brisk. 2,000 to 250 Aurum, 2,400 to 270 Coil, 500 to 45 Wait-a-Bit, 500 to 40 Fositano, 1,000 to. 50 Ayrshire; 3,000 to. 150 Ambente, 2,400 to 60 The Grafter, and 1,200 to 30 Manfred were taken. RICOARTON TRAINING NOTES. , CHRISTCHURCH, October 29.-No-work of importance was recorded at Riocarton this morning, trotting, cantering, and;steady exercise being allotted moat of the horses. Day Star, Haria, St. Paul, and Skirmisher were restricted to the mildest tasks; the-latter, however, galloping about three, furlongs fast at the finish of two rounds. Waiuku and Enroolydon were each ; sweated, the latter, who looks well, galloping a mile well within himself in ; Imin 52iec, accompanied by Mountebank /' .and; Pitch and Toss. Eutoclydon worked ; in bandages, but pulled up showing no sign| ■ - of lameness. He has, however, an/enlarge* menfc on his off fore leg. Leda and Brito* mart and a number of other horses were on the walking list, and Strathbraan was trot* • ting.

GORE RACES. 'The course was again heavy yesterday. A protest against Venus in the Racing Club Handicap, alleging inconsistent running, was dismissed. Butcher Boy 11. paid £2l9s in the Mile and A-half Trot. Jane Eyre won the Welter, paying £1 2s; Barmby the Shorts, £4 13s; Harrold the Mile Trot,' £5 15s ; and Intriguer the Croydon Handicap, £7 15s. ROWING. private letter received in Dunedin advises that the Auckland Club will vote for the champion regatta being held here, The second round of the Queen’s Drive Blbxham Fours was rowed off last night. Although it had been raining and blowing very hard during the day, the weather cleared up splendidly about five o’clock, and the crews had smooth water to row on. The attendance was somewhat larger than that of the previous evening. The first crews to face the starter were Yeoman and Porter. Both got off together, but Porter’s crew had the misfortune to break a scull, and Yeoman in a true sportsmanlike spirit immediately stopped, and both crews then paddled back to the shed. At tint time of the accident Yeoman’s drew had a lead of half a length. These two urews wtU pull off again to-night. The,nextrace tints looked forward to with some interest, as it is. 'expected the winner of this beat will secure the final. The crews were stroked by H, Pritchard and D. B. Smith respectively. On the firing of tb6 pistol Pritchard gripped the water first, and had a stroke in before the men at his ba&k.mado \ start; however, when they did get going they made things very lively,. and soon forged ahead in great style. Smith saw this, and called on bis crew to go for all they were worth, and they gradually drew on the leading boat. Passing the shed both were close together, but Smith shook his erew up, and amid great applause succeeded in winning by a few yards. -The captain must be congratulated on the very satisfaoe tory way he has got the crews off'the start: ingposf. The third round will be rowed to-night, when Y eoman’s crew meet Porter’s, amj W. Smith's crew meet A. Bell's.

Owing to lack of support the Dunedin Hunt Club Committee have decided to wind up. ' ' A private message states that a Hawke’s Bay contingent for the New Zealand Cup meeting reached Wellington to-day. They consist of Sir Lannoelot, Defiant, Target, Daunt, Primula, St. Gonon, Dotterell, and Puketoi. Tire and The Brook go to Lyttelton per Talune. Vedette and Sedgbrook are pn their way from Wanganui to Ribcarton.

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SPORTING INTELLIGENCE., Issue 10457, 29 October 1897

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SPORTING INTELLIGENCE. Issue 10457, 29 October 1897

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