TROTTING AT WELLINGTON. The Hutt Valley Trotting Club's annua! meeting was held yesterday in fine weather. The toialisator handled £8.059, compared with £6.872 last year. The principal event, the Trotting Club Handicap, of 140sovs, 2m, resulted : Granger (lOsec) 1, Lucille (15sec) 2, Little Kauri (6sec) 5. Others : Highborn 2sec, Lieutenant ssec, Law Chimes ssec. Myrtle Palm 9sec, Welcome .Tack lOsec, Storm Cloud 15sec. Won easily. Time. 4min 52sec. D.J.G. The monthly meeting of the Dunedin Jockey Club committee, held yesterday afternoon, was attended by Sir Geo. M’Lean (president). Messrs J. Gow, L. C. Hazlett, IV. J. Goughian, F. H. .Lough, A. S. Orbell, P. Miller. W. .3. Gore, and W. H. L. Christie. An application by Captain Sliand for the use of th© Wingatui course, for the annual training of th« fifth Mounted Rifles, from April 10 to April 22, was granted, details to be left in the hands of the chairman of the Works Committee. Air W. F. James (lotalisator proprietor) wrote asking for additionaltotalisator accommodation, and submitting plans and estimate.—Referred to the Works Commitee, with power to art. Air H. Lyders’s tender was accepted for the erection of a caretaker's cottage and additional stalls at Wingatui. It was decided that the first race at the cup meeting start at half-past 12. and the laM race a.t 5.15 p.m. The president and vice-president were appointed to interview the railway traffic manager with regard to train arrangements. The following were appointed a Judicial Committee :—Messrs Miller, Elliott, Alyers, Lough, Smith. SWIMMING. The following handicaps have been declared for the Dunedin Amateur Boating Club’s swimming events, to take place tonight at 7 o'clock : 50 Yards Breast Stroke.—M. Tyson scr. T. Hodgson 2 seconds. 1L Borrow 5. E. Foote 4, A. AUPherson 4, E. Bryant 4, I. Francis 5. A. Anderson 6. H. Foote 6. D. Robertson 7. J. Slight 8. W. Thomson 8, F. Anderson 8, S. Wood 8. W. M 'Uniloch 10, W. Alills 22. F. Burrows 22. E. Sutherland 30. 50 Yards Open Handicap.—T. Hcd-gsmi sir. AI. Tyson 4 seconds. H. Borrow 4, T. Francis 6, 11. Foote, 5. It. Foote 5, A. Andrew? 5, A. AUPherson 5, -1. Slicht 9, S. Wood 11. F. Burrows 15, E. Sutherland 20. At a meeting of the Canterbury Centre of the New Zealand Swimming Association, on Tuesday evening, it was decided to record the, centre's aprccialion of the services to (he sport of Mr M. E. l hainpion, the New Zealand champion. Mr Champion has been appointed caretaker of one. of the swimming baths in Auckland. and through taking this position lie loses his amateur status. BOXING. The professional contest at Hastings last night between Peter Cook (Christchurch) and W. Shull (Tirnarn) tor the K-0.-.S vi.-,L-Uc oluvvtxvncivwKlu -.! At ew Zealand and a purse of £4O was won by Cook on points. OTAGO MOTOR CLUB. The Otago Alotor Club will held their annual speed trials on Warrington Beach to-morrow afternoon, commencing at 1.50 and finishing about 6 o’clock. The laces may be seen throughout the whole • nurse from the esplanade overlooking the beach. Afternoon tea can be procured at the beach, and given line weather a pleasant day may be spent by those viewing the sports. Followings are the handicaps Class 2.—Two-mile Handicap : A. E. AUDoupall (Si Triumph) scratch. F. ■ Thomas (31 B.S.A.] scratch, (,'ooke, Howlisoii, and Co, (5-6 King Dirk) 5 second.-. F. Al‘Donald (4 Triumph) 5. 11. Curling (31 Singer) 6, G. Hatton (31 Triumph) 6. F-'Wilson (31 New IludsnnjMO, F. Barker (3 New Hudson) 12, J. Jamieson ,2] A.J.S, 1 1,5, Eric Strain (2;]- Douglas) 18, J. Neil (2£ Douglas) 10, F. Barker (2g New Hudson) 20, F. Cnrline (21 Singer] 21, A. E. Scott (23 New Hudson) 21. F. Fcrminger (2|- A.J.S.) 21, E. J. Chapman (23 A.J.S.) 25. Class 4 (sidecars). Four Allies : F. Thomas scratch, Cooke. Tlowlison. and Co. 8 seconds. IV. A. Gibb 8, F. M'Donald 10. R. T. Jones 50, F. Cnrline 36. Class s.—Ten-niili’ Hand lean ; A. E. AUDougal! scratch, F. Thomas scratch. Cooke, Howlison, and Co. 35 seconds, )■'. M’Donald 40, H. Curline 40, (1. Hatton 40, F. Barker (3 Twin) 60. F. Wibon 60, .). Jamieson 60, Eric Strain 70. F. Barker (2’ New Hudson! 80. F. Cnrline 80. .1. Neil 80, F. Femiingcr 85. A. E. S.-ott 90. E. J. Chapman 100. ('lass 7. Car Event Handicap : (Vicke. flow lisnn, and Co. scratch. G. Alcody 6 seconds. A. E. AT‘Don gall 34. I'inline Bros. 14. 1. Z. Price 16. R GIVING. 'I ho first, round of the North End Boating Club's President's Fours ra» commenced last evening, and resulted as folio’.vs ;—- First heal ; A. Aitkcn (strb F. Niro!, G. Duncan. C. Bartley 1 ; IV. F.iHitb r (sir). A. Al’Kay. D. Patterson. \V. AI airhead 2. An even start, both i rows st l iking the water together, and were rowing even until about half the course turd been covered. Here Aitkcn gradually (orge.l ahead, and eventually won a keenly < ontested race by half a length. Second heat : C. Purvis i.-tn. Jas. AI ’ 1 ntosh, J. Alitchell. P. Bloxhnm 1 : R. Goven (stn. Jno AUlntnsh. A. J. Dryden. D. Wilson 2. Purvis jumped away at mm start and led throughout, winning by a length. The Helena Vale (Western Australia i Racing Club held a benefit rare meeting on >aturdny. the Dth inst,. in aid of the Belgian fund. when, appropriately enough, a number of horses named after war ne.-es-saries played prominent, parts. For instance. the Allies’ Jumpers’ Flat Race was won by Bombardier, by Light Artillery; Belgian Handicap by Benefit, by Pistol : and Trial Stakes by True Gun. by Royal -Artillery. Plie “Ring" has had some big wins over tin; .Melbourne Gup. It was reported at the. time Chester won the double for Air James White that Joe Thompson had to pay out £IOO,OOO to the representative? ol the owner of that celebrated sen of Yattendon, But Joe Thompson explains that story in his reminiscences. “ The biggest book I ever had in Australia." said the leviathan of the ring. “ was in Chester’s year (1877). We were betting heavy in s'ydney, and I had a £4OXOO book on the Derby and Cun—that is. taking in the double and the two straightout. Just before Woodlands fluked Chester in the A.J.C. Derby I laid Air White personally £IO.OOO to £4OO the two Chesters. and a friend of his took me £IO.OOO to £6OO Chester for the Alclbourne Cun. I saved Eavanaka for half my book, and, of course, ho should have won; he proved that afterwards by the way lie heat Chester in the Sydney Cup. There were rumors about that I was shaky niter Chester. 1 went to the bank first thing on settling morning, and drew out a lot of money in £IOO notes. We used to assemble then in Collins street, outside the old Exchange. Early as f got there. Mr White’s friend was waiting for me, and I paid him £20.000. while m.vihur ol Chester’* backers tot £24000."
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SPORTING, Evening Star, Issue 15707, 22 January 1915