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WOODVILLE RACES. [Pee United Press Assocutios.] WELLINGTON, December 17. Tlie weather is fine, but it is blowing hard, for the second day's r-aces. Results:— Telegraph Hack Handicap. st.<— Ooasus (8.2) 1, Shepherd's Bush {6.12) 2, Intelligible (8.6) 3. Scratched: Sea Lord and Marimba. Won by three lengths. Time, lmin 2j|sec. . . Second Hack Hurdles, ljm.—Aratiatia (10.4) 1, Waipunoa (9.0) 2, Stagnant (9.6) 3. ' Scratched: Won by a head. Time, 2min oolsec SECONDARY SCHOOLS' ROWING RACE. [t/BE United Press Assoctatios.l WANGANUI, December 17. The interoollego four-oared boat race was rowed on the Wanganui River to-day, and resulted in a win for the local crew bv three lengths from Waifcaki High School, with Christchurch High School a length' further away. Christ'e College,, «• foot away, were fourth. A gale of winu was blowing, and this to some extent spoilt tho race. Christchurch High School led for a quarter of a mile, when Wanganui took command and gradually drew away.

EVENING- SPORTS. The second meeting of tho season will be held to-morrow evening, when tho Dunedin Amateur Athletic Club! ore providing four events for competition. In view of tho Caledonian sports at New Year athletes have been training hard, and good competitions should bo seen in these events. Tho handicaps by Mr Mercer gave exciting finishes at the last sports, and the following handicaps have been declared by him for this meeting: 100 Yards.—F. M. Perkins scr, A. Andrews 3 yards, W. E. Holmes 4. G. Austin 5, A. Connor 5, F. M. Anderson 6, ,1. Kane 6. R. J. Anderson 6, A. Whit-taker 7, G. G'rev 9. ft. Seymour 9. 440 Yards.—F. M. Perkins scratch, G. Crimp 6 yards, A. Andrews 12, A. Connor 14, I). Newall 15, F. Anderson 18, H. Robinson 20, C. Purvis 25. Pole Vault.—P. A. Treahy scratch, G. Austin 6 inches, F. Ferguson 6, L. Mew 6, W. M'Culloch 6. One Mile.—J. Beatson scratch. 0. Frve 5 yards. G. Crimp 5. J. M'Ken/ic 50, H. Robinson 60, S. Govan 60. D. Newall 75, C Purvis 90. E. J. Hev 115. F. Morrison 115.

TUAPEKA COUNTY JOCKEY CLUB. The annual meeting of the. members of the- Tuapeka County Jockey Club was held in Lawrence last eveninar, when there was a large attendance, the president (Mr Donald Munro) in the chair. The report submitted by the committee of management was in the following teims: —In presenting their 31st annual report-, vour committee have much pleasure in stating that the last raco meeting wve. tho most successful iinancially ever held under the- auspices of the club, and, while proving so satisfactory from that standpoint, "it holds equally as high a position as far as the pleasure of outdoor amusement is concerned with the many patrons who attend our meeting. It is also very gratifying to the officers and official* that tho grey dawn lias broken in tho horizon from a' monetaiy point of view, as they were in a position to, in a slight way, repay something to those who stood 60 loyally to the club when that all-important matter was wanted—namely, money; and they are sanguine enough to think that the enthusiasm of the members of the club will continue until smb. time as we have a property that .-ill may be proud of. Being of k progressive, and a sportsmanlike disposition, wo have again involved ourselves in a new scheme—the laying down of a training track, and we trust that our local sports may gain the advantages thereof to comprdo against outside nominators. A perusal of tho balance-sheet will show by tho nominations and acceptances that the outside public axo deserving of tho best thanks for tho liberal patronage they extended to us; but it has always been a regret on our part that we were not placed in a position to afford tho opportunity to local Eports to come into the arena, and we therefore trufct that by the forward movement of a training track we will have no longer occasion to ponder over that complaint. As you are aware, the Legislature of this country have, thought it fit and proper to grant further privileges to racing, which proves conclusively that " wowserism " has spent its time, and the free and true sports are going to be afforded the opportunity of having their pleasure as thev themselves think fit. A good deal of attention and worry has engaged the mir.ds of the officials tlirough the Southland Trotting Club trying to obtain a permit for Easter Saturday, which would be verv detrimental to our club, and thev (the officials) have been unceasing in thoir efforts to place before the authorities the true, position of the facts; and we feel confident that the governing body wih take into consideration our long standing, and seo that no injustice is done to ourselves and the community as a whole. The accompanying balance-sheet showed that the receipts "from all sources for the past year totalled £1,009 Is 2d including a balance brought forward of £l9 4s, the chief items being totalisator receipts £457. nominations and acceptances £260, members' subscriptions £6-> \B* gates £92. and sale of raco books and privileges £4l. The expenditure, amounted to £969 12s 3d (leaving; a credit balance of £39 8s lid): the chief items being : Stakes £375. debenture-holders £145, Government tax £l4l Is 3d, labor and improvements £129 2s. Tho report and balance-sheet were adopted, several members giving expression to the pleasure they felt in realising that the club's operations for the past year had been so successful. Mr D. Munro was re-elected president of the club, his nominators expressing satisfaction at the way in which ho had carried out his duties last year. Messrs H. Hart, E. C. Jlrowne. B. YV. Winn. H. H. Leary, and Jas. Robertson Mere elected vice-presidents; Mr YV. M. Sinclair treasurer, Mr Jas. Hopkins judge. and Mr George Henry starter. Tho Committee of Management consists of 15 gentlemen, along with tho office-bearers. It was resolved, on tho motion of Mr Jas. Kelleher—" That tho president and secrct-arv confer with the Beaumont Jockey 'Club as to the appointment of u handicappcr to act for both. clubs; to communicate with Mr James (of Dunedin), asking him if ha were agreeable to run the. totdisator at the annual race meeting on the same terms as last year: to give the Programme Committee authority to raise the stakes from £375 to £400; and to authorise the secretary to apply to the Railway Department for an excursion train from Dunedin on Easter Saturday (April 3't, the date of the club's annual racing fixture." The president stated that 18 new meml(ii'S Had applied for enrolment, there were ,f more to follow." Given fine weather, he reckoned their next meeting would lie one of the best yet held under the club's auspices.

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SPORTING, Issue 15678, 17 December 1914

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SPORTING Issue 15678, 17 December 1914

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