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(Pub Press Association.—Copyright. J MELBOURNE, November 2, Mr T. Arnfell, on behalf of a sporting syndicate, has offered Mr W. Bailey £2,000 and half of the Melbourne Cap stakes, should he win, for Coil, on condition of delivery being given before the race is run. The owner had not replied up to a late hour last night. It is believed that if the deal is completed Coil will be sent to England. A RECORD LOWERED. ADELAIDE, November 2. W. Carter has succeeded in lowering the fifty-mile Australasian road record from 2h 24min to 2h 21min. He was assisted by pacemakers. THE V.R.C. MEETING. MELBOURNE. November 3. Heavy rain fell last night. The morning broke cold and cheerless, with steady rain setting in at daybreak, and a dull, leaden sky and a piercing south-westerly wind blowing. But as the day wore on there were slight symptoms of the weather clearing up. The calling of the card not commenced till nine o’clock last night, when there was heavy wagering, Parthenopieua being backed to win close on 25,000 down to 100 to 8. Coil remained the favorite, backers failing tp get 100 to 11. Thirteen hundred to 150 was taken about Wait-a-Bit, 3,000 to 240 Amberite, 7,000 to 550 Gaulus, 2,000 to 90 Aurum, 600 to 21 The Merry Boy, 3,000 to 90 Manfred, 3,000 to 75 The Grafter, 2,200 to 55 Battalion, 1,009 to 45 Rosella, 3,000 to 15 The Hypnotist, 1,000 to 5 Koha. The first wager accepted about Parthenopteaa was 500 to 25. Yesterday’s ‘Herald’ contained a paragraph (evidently inspired) statiug that Parthenopieua had been sold to a syndicate for £SOO. The rain that has already fallen will not prejudiciously affect the course at Flemington. The following results are to hand : Hurdles. —Lucid 1, Insurance 2, Goldftnder 3. Railway Handicap. —Fortunio 1, Interlude 2, Loch Marie 3. RICCARTON training notes. CHRISTCHURCH, November 2 At Riccarton this morning St. Paul was the first of the Cup horses to work, and he covered two miles on the plough. He had nothing to assist him, but the gallop was a sterling good one, and fast time was made. Goldleal was better than Culvetin at the end of six furlongs, and Weary came right away from Oma in a gallop over the same distance. Day Star and Haria were sent fast over the full circuit, Acone joining in for the last seven furlongs. All three had silk up. Haria went away from Day Star in the last few furlongs. Both Waiuku and Britomart were given a light sweat. The Brook, Primula, and Sir Launcelot were associated in a mile and a-quarter gallop, the last-named being beaten and the two mares finishing together. Euroclydon was much too good for Mountebank and Pilch and Toss in a sprint over abbut six furlongs, the Cup horse pulling up sound. He is evidently short of ayork, and is spoken of as an unlikely starter for the Cup. Lord Rosslyn did good striding work, but Skirmisher was only cantered. Target, Daunt, and Defiant were associated in a fast six furlongs, finishing well together. Sedgebrook did similar work, while Vedette was kept at restricted pacing. The other horses that were out did fast and half-pace work. ROWING. Information to hand from a pi eminent rowing man in Wellington states that Otago’s chance of securing the championship this season is now a certainty, unexpco el support having been accorded by the Wellmgton Rowing Club, who have virtually agreed to vote for Otago, while some minor clubs in the North are following suit. The general feeling seems to be that Picbon should have a spell, particularly in view of the hard-up state of that Regatta Committee’s coffers and this year being the Jubilee of the Otago province, and also as the Queen’s Drive, Port Chalmers, and Dunedin Clubs have been at such great expense in travelling to Picton during the last few years. Mr Marter (the secretary of the Association) is & strong advocate for Otago’s claim, and with Mr A. M. Burns (the lute secretary) is doing all he can in the matter. Notwithstanding these satisfactory reports, the Otago Association arc not idle, and intend being well represented at the meeting on November 12. Besides che club delegates resident in Wellington, Messrs J. White, F. W. Jackson (Otago R.C.), and W. J. Wilson (Queen’s Drive B C.) will be present as special delegates. There is little doubt that the popular president of the local Association and Mr Wilson, who, through his frequent visits to Picton is intimately acquainted with the Northern rowing men, wiil be able to secure any wavering votes. The first round of the N. E.B.C.’s Trial Fours was rowed off yesterday evening, when the water was smooth. Dick (stroke), H. Abcim, D. Wright, J. Wright, Erridge i(cox.) beat Hall (stroke), J. Hendry, Black, G. Gay, Scoble (cox.). Both crews got away together, but on nearing the Cement Works Dick gradually drew away, rand won by a length, Lambeth (stroke), D. M‘Laren, Nicholls, Bennett, Erridge (cox.) beat Cut’rias (stroke), A. Jack, N. Wright, Mills, Scoble (cox.). A good race until within a few yards of the shed, when Lambeth epurted and won by about a foot. “ Our Own ”at Wellington wires “Mr James, local representative in Otago for the New Zealand Rowing Association, wired to the secretary of the Association to-day nominating the BaTensbourne Boating Club for election to the Association under rule 2. This nomination should, however, have been received at least five weeks prior to the date of the annual meeting, but the secretary has asked Mr James to forward the necessary papers, leaving It for the meeting to sayAvhether the nomination can be entertained.” CRICKET. “Point,” in the ‘Adelaide Observer, commenting on the players likely to obtain a place in the Australian Eleven, says; “Howell, the Sydney bowler, will have to be considered by the selectors, especially if one of the 1896 Australian quartet should £vil. Howell is a better .bowler than Tru'mble, but he cannot bat so well. Fisht'r, the Maoriland left-hander, of whom the members of the last Australian Eleven apoke in the highest term?, may find r place and prove the jewel the colonies ■have been /searching for since Johnny Ferris went over to the enemy; but, after the ■experience with Eady, special care will ■have to be taken to thoroughly try a ■man who has not gone through the ■ordeal of intercolonial matches. There are -only places for eleven men, and the 'selectors’ difficulties will be realised by anyone who will carefully weigh the merits of ’the following fifteen Gregory, Iredale, M'Kibbia., Donnan, Kelly, Noble, Howell ((New South Wales), Giffen, Lyons, Jones, Darling, Hill (South Australia), Trott, Trumble (Victoria), and Fisher (New Zealand).” The following will represent Mornington in the match against Waverley on the North Ground : Withers, Marks, Dickinson, Simmonds, Jarvis, Galloway, Anderson (2), Howison, Crane, Sneddon. The Waverley team.are; West, Pollock, Carson, White, Corbett, M'Connichie, Patrick. Woods, W. Cummings, J. Cummings, Douglas. Th« following will represent the Grocers in the match Grocers v. Albion, to be played on the North Ground to-morrow afternoon : —Robertson, Boscow, Gollar. Irvine, Driscoll, Black, Simpson, Ogg, Booth, Robertson, Dickie; emergencies, Breen and Trewern. THIED CLASS CUAMfIONSHIP. The Carlton v. Mornington No. 1 was played on the latter club’s ground, and resulted in a win for the Carlton on the first innings by 9 runs. Scores : Carlton, 60 .out); Mornington No. 1, Jjl (Howison 17 -not out, White 9, and Williams 8 being scores). James *M‘Amnion arrested at Puhipuhi ''(Auckland) for having an illicit still in his

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SPORTING INTELLIGENCE., Evening Star, Issue 10460, 2 November 1897

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SPORTING INTELLIGENCE. Evening Star, Issue 10460, 2 November 1897