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WOODVTLLE races. Totalizator turnover yesterday £11,523, or £1,904 less than for the opening day last year. Concluding results :—f Woodvillo Handicap, lim.—-Rewi Poto (8.10) 1, Wild Lupin (7.9) 2, Victoria (6.7) 3. Five others, Won easily. Time, 2min 24 3-ssec. Flying Hack Handicap. 6f.—Miraculous (7.0) 1, Miss Kelly (7.8) 2, Clold Soult (7.8) 3. Time, Imm 18sec. Borough Handicap. 7f.—Sandstream (8.12 1, Negative (8.6) 2, Lady'Alicia (8.12) 3. Won by a head. The winner paid a sensational dividend. Time, lmin i>4sec. Welter Hack Handicap, lm.—Fashion Plate (9.2) 1, Roumania (9.9) 2, Field Force (8.12) 3. Time, lmin 52 2-ssec. .Electric Handicap. sf.—Simple sam (8.4) 1, Allen Doone (7.0) 2, Mount Victoria (8.1) 5. Won by a length, a head separating second and third. Time, lmin 3 2-saec. NEW BRIGHTON TROTS. The weather was fine yesterday for the opening day of the Now Brighton Trotting Club, but a fierce north-west wind made matters rather unpleasant for the large crowd of spectators. The totalisator investments amounted to £16,275, as compared with. £15,0644 last year. Final resuite : Rita Handicap (harness). 2m.—Sir Ivan (Msec) 1, Othello (14sec) 2, Frontier (Usee) 3. Twenty-seven others. Won by a dozen lengths. "Time, omin 18sec. Dash Handicap (harness), lm.—Wingatui (6sec) 1, Dollar Princess (6sec) 2, Espinel (7sec) 3. Seventeen others. Won by a length. Time, 2min 25sec. Burwcod Handicap (saddle). 2m. —No Shenanaghan (20sec) 1, Ella Wood (20sec) 2, Myrtle Palm (14sec) 3. Nine others. Won by a head. Electric Handicap, (saddle), lm.—Dollar Princess (Bsec) 1, Miss Advocate (7sec) 2, Belroy (Bsec) 3. Eleven others. Won by 10 lengths. Time, 2min 23 l-ssec. WELLINGTON CUP. The following are the nominations for the Wellington Cup, l,3Cosovs, :— Indigo, Marshal Macdonald, Campeador, Bertrada, Victoris, Sinapis, Soidtikoff, Rene, Football, Sea Pink, Ringform, Quarantine, Don Francisco, Court Martial, Camulus, Peroneal, Kilrain, Peg, Ladoga, Allegation, Los Angdos, St. Elm, Kooya, Pavlova, Soldier, Merry Roe, Self, Castalia, Ogier, Byron, Sir Alba, Kimbombi, Fair Rosamond, Sir Knox, Austin. CRICKET. Tho firet representative cricket match of the season was commenced at Wanganui yesterday, when Wanganui (the holders of the Hawke Cup) met South Taranaki. The wicket was in good order, but play was somewhat hampered by a gale of wind. Batting first, tho homo sido compiled 598. tho tail showing surprisingly good form. Extras yielded 75. The bowling of the visitors was rather weak. South Taranaki replied with 105 runs for five wickets. Pratt hit with freedom for 57 not out. Autumnus will not fulfil his engagement in the Palmerston North Stakes-, and the fine-looking son of Treadmill will consequently enjoy a brief respite from strenuous work. Owing to Southland engagements requiring his attention, Mr A. G. Wood has had to relinquish his position as starter for tho Marton Jockey Club's meeting on January 1 and 2. A new system of punishment for minor offences has been introduced at Christ's College (states the 'College Register'). Instead of having to do " lines." offenders have to push, the big roller on the football field for a certain time, increased according to the gravity of the offence. This punishment was rendered necessary as tho groundsman had not time to roll the pitches.

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SPORTING, Evening Star, Issue 15678, 17 December 1914

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SPORTING Evening Star, Issue 15678, 17 December 1914