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SPORTING INTELLIGENCE.

THE D.J.C. RACES. The arrivals to date include the following : Cutts with Weary and Cornea 5 Mason with Gold Medallist, Uniform, and Conqueror ; Hobbs with Chaos; Holmes with Epaulet (purchased by Mr V. Harris) and Bisley ; Kingan with Umslopogaas and Violence ; Alexander with Cannonshot; Ray with Starshot; Mitchell with Lepanto. Skirmisher and Clarence are expected this evening. Gold Medallist arrived on Wednesday last, but, owing to a cold, was not taken out of his box until yesterday. He then had troting exercise, and seems to be getting better very fast, This morning the conditions were perfect for training, and, the outer part of the coarse proper being thrown open, most of the horses worked thereon, while some, ineluding Mason’s three, Starshot, and Goodman’s three, galloped on the inside. Weary and Cornea began about a-quarter to five o’clock ; they ran five furlongs fast, Weary in front. Silveratream did a mile fast, Comrade picking him up when well on the way and getting home first. Cannonshot, who before starting walked a little tenderly, went twice round at half pace, and the warming did him good. St. Ouida, Fulmen, and Maremma ran a mile together pretty fast, but not racing. La Reiue, Bressa (the Mistral filly), and Nihilist went half a mile together fast, but were not fully extended. Arline headed Maydawn throughout a six-furlong spin. Lepanto kept in front of Chaos in a half-mile gallop fast. Goodman’s trio jumped away together, apparently to do the Otago Cup course, but Euroclydon pulled off after going a mile and a-quarter, and Pitch and Toss was just beaten by Mountebank at the end of the mile and a-half. Euroclydon showed no sign of lameness. Epaulet went twice round at a steady pace. Far Niente galloped six furlongs. Uniform led Starshot in a gallop over a mile and a distance, and Conqueror did five furlongs alone. Belle Clair followed Blazer in a fast spin over the half-mile. Gold Medallist did the same journey solus. Vanilla moved nicely in a seven-furlong gallop. Marlin Black and Red, and Sequin went together,' the latter pulling off after going seven furlongs, and leaving the other two to complete a mile and a-distance gallop, the result of which was that Marlin came in first bv a neck. PIGEON FLYING. CHRISTCHURCH, November 22. The local Pigeon Club flew a race from Invercargill on Saturday, being one of the longest races flown in New Zealand. Nineteen birds were sent, but only seven timed in. The weather was very bad, and the birds had to face a strong north-east wind. The winner (Mr Phillips’s Tempest) com'passed the distance in lOh Slmin, the average velocity being 991 yds per minute. CRICKET, The unfinished junior cap match Dunedin No. 1 v. Waverley will be played out on the Caledonian Ground to-morrow evening, play to start at 5.30 sharp. As the game stands at present, the Dunedin have made 94 while the Waverley have lost four wickets for 41. BOWLING. The first match of the season was played by the Roslyn Club on their own green against the Green Island Club on Saturday afternoon. The green was in capital order, and, with the exception of a little rain towards the end of the game, the weather was all that could be desired. As will be seen, the home team proved victorious by 29 points;—

Koslyn. Green Island. P. M'Kenzie (skip) 19 A. Younc (skip) .. 17 A. Matheson (skip) 34 A. Brown (skin) 13 D. Scott (skip) ... 26 J. H. Smellie (skip) 19 W. Wilson (skip) ... 18 D. Watters (skip)... 19 Total 97 Total ... - ... 68

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SPORTING INTELLIGENCE., Evening Star, Issue 10477, 22 November 1897

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SPORTING INTELLIGENCE. Evening Star, Issue 10477, 22 November 1897

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