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CHRISTCHURCH METROPOLITAN TKOm.VG MEETING. The weather is glorious for the opening day of the Metropolitan Trotting Club’s Spring Meeting. There is an exceptionally large attendance. Results: Spring Handicap, 200aove. 2m.—Lockhead (14sec) 1, Frank Wilkes (14sec) 2, Fiction (lOsec) 3 Scratched : Mushroom. Won by four length. Time, smin 3sec. Empire Handicap, 200sovs. 2m.—Sherwood (14eec) 1, Disappear (lOscc) 2, Stanley’s Child ;ilsce) 3. Scratched: Craibwood, Penelope, Suddife. Won by a head. Time, 4min 48soc. NEW ZEALAND CUP (in harness), of 2,500.-ov6. 2m . Messrs Stevenson and M'Math's eh in Win Soon by King Child—Topsy, aged, 6sec ;A Pringle) 1 W. J. Mor land’s hr in Country Bello by Wildmoor—Bonnie Belle, 6yis, nsec (Owner) 2 K. T. Reid’s gr g Eccentric by Geo. M. Patchen—King Harold mare, aged, 6sec (J. Brankin) 3 Also started ; Denver Haon scratch, King Cole 2sco, Emmeline 2sec, Albert H. 3fioc, Ravenschild 4-co, Bright ssoc, Don Caesar sstc, Adonis 6sec, Mandarenc 6sec. Shortly aftar the start Blight fell. Win Soon led all the way, and won by a good three lengths; 12 lengths between second and third, Emmeline fourth. Time, 4min 31sec. [This is a record for the race. Wildwood Junior’s 4.33 was the best hitherto.] Middleton Handicap, 250sovs. 2m Norval King (16scc) 1, Adventuress (llseo) 2, Olive L. (User) 3. Scratched: Tika. Norval King led all the way, and won by three lengths; similar distance between second and third. Time, 4min 55|6ec. RULED OUT. Press Association —By Telegraph—Copyright. MELBOURNE, November 10. (Received November 10, at 10.30 a.m.) The V.A.T.C. have rejected De Gama's entry for Saturday’s meeting. The reason is not stated. WEDNESDAY BOWLING. Noith-east Valley v. Otago, on Valley Green. —North-east" Valley; Thomson, Sanders, Claiingbold, Bennett (£), Barber 1 , Grindlay, Murray, N. M’Kay (s). DUNEDIN HOMING PIGEON CLUB. The dub flew two races last week—one from Gore (77 miles) and one from Capo Campbell (546 miles). The. birds put np two splendid performances. Mr 1. Veitch’s birds won the double. The chief officer of the Wcstralia did not wire the time the birds were liberated from the Cape, so it is not possible to tell the exact time taken on the journey. Tho results were : —From Gore.—

T. Veitch’s Miss Baldwin, Ih O^min... 1 C. Barlow’s Game Lass, Ih 2min ... 2 W. Yates’s Killamey, Ih 4min 3 W. Tattersfield’s Mischief, Ih 9min ... 4 T. Umbers’s Battler, Ihj —From Cape Campbell.— T. Veitch’s Ravenschild ... W. Niven’s Black Bell 2 T. Umbers’s Kitchener ..._ ... ... 3 W. Yates's Black and White ... ... 4 C. Barlow’s Tho Countess 5 W, Ivsquilant.%s l?ererl<iss WEDNESDAY 'CRICKET.

The following will represent the Grocer* against Taieri and Peninsula A, on tho Caledonian Ground to-morrow at 2.50 Ogg Bennett, Waltho. Kennedy, Clydesdale’, Torrance, Woodbury, Ward, Lawrence, Barrow, Drown.

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SPORTING, Issue 15646, 10 November 1914

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SPORTING Issue 15646, 10 November 1914

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