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SPORTING

DUNEDIN JOCKEY CLUB'S BACES. [By OtD iDKJTm.] Thirty-four torses left Christrhurch yesterday by the special train for Dunedin. This means that practically all the horses engaged at the meeting have arrived, and none of those that accepted are •cratched. There will, of course, be some withdrawals on the day. Floriline U likely to jdrop oat of tho Salisbury Handicap. No fewer than 16 are engaged in the cliief event on Saturday, the Otatro Handi. cap, of SOOsovs, lira * Martins (8.11), the top weight, is reckoned a sure starter. He won thi» Tace i year ago, then carrying 7.8, and Specialform (7 0) was second, with Flora Macdonald (8.85 third. These three are all engaged in vhis year's Otago Handicap. In the interval Martius has more than once" disappointed his owner, but that he - has speed was proved when he finished third in the C.J.C. Stewards' Handicap. Flora Macdonald is lighUy veighted. At 8.3, if really fit, she would look like a good thing for this race. John Barleycorn won at a mile at the New Zealand Cnp Meeting, carrying 72. He is now up a stone and has another two furtongs to go, hut, of course, the company Is not ao strong. Hesione won the Winton Cap, lim, with 8.9. Directoire won the Lake County Ctrp, the same distance, with 8.6. United Service won the Spring Handicap afe Gore, also lim, with 7.0, doing the "distance in 2min 9|sec. _ Firet Glance and Reval hava good credentials over short distances, and have won recently. Rongahere's third in the Mosgiel Handicap with 7.5 may entitfa him to some consideration. Tho race promises to be interesting. Intending visitors should note the fact that the first race on Saturday, also on Monday, starts at 1245. PATRIOTIC REGATTA. A reminder is given of the annual regatta, which ia to be held at Port Chalmers on Boxing Day. Tho proceeds will be divided between the Belgian relief fund and the local distress fund! Messrs < Fletcher and Steven* hare been appointed umpires for the junior repre (Mutative match Canterbury v. Otago, fceghmiog ob the Jfoxth. Ground at 2 p.m. <w Christmas Da&

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SPORTING, Issue 15683, 23 December 1914

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SPORTING Issue 15683, 23 December 1914

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