WELLINGTON RAGES. JTke United Press Association.} The Wellington Spring Meeting opened in fine, dull weather. The going was very hard and the attendance large. Results t —■ Eimiutaka Handicap, 140sovs. 7f.— Kaxninlroe_ (8.0) 1, Master Achilles (8.8) 2, Merry Gain (8.5) 3. Scratched : George. Gatance, Aiusdal). Won by half a length; three-quarters of a length secend and third. Time, Imin 29J.sec, Hack Hunters’ Steeplechase, of 140Uovs. 2im. —The Pole (11.2) Waiwetu (10.0) 2. Tatmrangi (9.9) 3. Scratched: PI inner and Sir Mauser. The winner practically had charge throughout, and won fairly easily. Tyrannic, Miakiri, and Blend fell. Time, Snun 34-I,sec. Selling Plat* of lOOsovs. 6f.—Mowbray 1, Charlerose 2, Anguish •5, Scratched : Grandee, Hongora, and Tunm. Won by half a length; two lengtlis second and third. Time, Imin 16 l-seec. WELLINGTON HANDICAP, of 400sovs. lira. Sir Knox, 8.4 Ringform, 7.0 ... 2 Portraiture, 7.7 3 Scratched : Bleriot, George. Won by a length and a-half, two lengths second and third. Sir Knox led throughout, and won handsomely. Time, 2miu 7|sec. Haskayne, Moutoa Girl, and Mannroa. were unruly, and were left in a straggling start. LAWN TENNIS. The annual interprovincial tennis match between Otago and Canterbury will be. played at the Bay Courts on Monday. This match is being played somewhat earlier than usual, hut nevertheless sonic interesting tennis should be witnessed. Canterbury is represented by a strong side, while the Otago team are expected to give a good account of themselves. ATHLETIC CLUB’S, PROTECTION -ASSOCIATION. ‘ The annual report of the Otago Amateur Athletic Clubs’ Protection Association contains the following clauses;—ln submitting the 20th annual report your committee consider that the association continue to successfully carry out the objects for which they were instituted. It is pleasing to record, that during tho past year comparatively few players have endeavored fo secure their spoil: for nothing, but your association feel that, it is not, the subscriptions that the association secure for clubs where their great influence is, but from the moral effect, the existence of the association has. During the year 39 names were submitted to tho association. Of these 12 settled with their club, leaving 27 to he added to the present list. Eight of those at present on the printed list settled with their clubs during the year, and their names have been removed from the) list). At present them ora 256 names on the iprinted list, end with the addition of tho 27 names submitted will niako a total of 283 defaulters. The committee trust that secretaries of clubs will see that the defaulters’ lists are posted in prominent, positions in their club rooms, .and the committee would appreciate, if at auv time they noticed a defaulter receiving the benefits of membcreliip from any club, if thev would advise tho secretary of ihe association. In retiring from office the committee have to thank clubs for the support accorded them during the past year, and trust their successors will receive the sanio support. .Since arrival in Melbourne, the Mas-terton-owned Sir Solo has not altogether pleased the louts. His chance of success in the Melbourne Cup is not held very high. Through some mischance the nomination of Sir ibolo for other events at the Victoria. Racing Club's Spring Meet--s*n;r -went, astray, so that he ■will only ho; abTe to start in’the Melbourne Cup.
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SPOUTING, Evening Star, Issue 15632, 24 October 1914