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SPORTING.

[Notes by Sentinel. |

Lord Vivian has gone to Sydney. Paris ran second in the Liverpool Cup. Wanganui J.C. have £1,300 in tho bank.

Booties was fourth in the Wellington Steeple.

Acceptances for the New Zealand Cup are due next Friday. Final payment for N.Z. Grand National Steeplechase and Hurdle Race are due next Monday. Conscript came home out Saturday. He is pretty sore, and is not going South.

I have to thank Mr Wanklyn for a copy of the Canterbury J.C. book programme for 1896-7.

Harrison, who trained Dungan for the V.R.C. Steeple, was a compositor in the Melbourne Argus office. Mr Penfold (whom Mr Wanklyn succeeded as secretary of the C.J.C.) died lately at Melbourne.

Fraternite is being brushed along, though the weather lately has been against fast work.

Mr W. H. Keith, with .£l6l los, was the leading winning owner at the Wellington Meeting. The jockey Say, who was injured at Ellerslie last December, died in the Auckland hospital recently. Feilding J.C. have £600 on fixed deposit, and have spent £1,700 on course improvements.

The Marton J.C. Hack Meeting takes place on September 9 and 10. Nominations are due on August 22.

Soult, the newly-imported Englishbred stallion, goes to Auckland for the season, and Gold Reef goes to the Manawatu.

The best dividend during last racing season was i>l39 10s paid on Mantle at the Auckland R.C. First Spring Meeting.

The V.A.T.C. Grand National Steeplehase is to be decided on Saturday. Woonooke and Dondi head the weights with 12.8 each.

For the N.Z. Grand National Steeplechase, Nat has incurred a 71b penalty, bringing his handicap up to 10.0, and Narrate incurs 51b, bringing her handicap to 9.10. In the Hurdle Race Kauri Gum carries 10.0.

While waiting for the horses to assemble at the post for the last English Derby, Mr Arthur Coventry, the starter, was ordered by an officious policeman on horseback to move off the course and stand behind the rails. It need hardly be said that the policeman did not press his order when he heard the laughter of the public standing round.

The Grand Steeplechase de Paris was won by Mr Wysocki's Valois, a five-year-old by Bay Archer from Valleda. The value of the race was £5150, and the winner covered the distance (4 miles 5 furlongs) in 9min 28sec, as timed by Benson's chronograph. Last year M. R. Lebaudy's Styrax won the race in Bmin 45sec.

In winning the English Derby, Persimmon covered the mile and a-half in record time, the watch showing 2min 42sec, which beats by l-ssec, the previous best, made in 1888 by the Duke of Portland's Ayrshire.' The value of the stakes was J24450, the same as on the two previous anniversaries.

Count Schomberg, who had a w.o. for Goodwood Cup last Saturday, was the winner of the Auteuil Grand Hurdle Race (worth ran on June .10, the distance being about three miles and a furlong, time 7min 1 4-ssec. The colt ran- third in both the Cambridgeshire and Cesarewitch last year.

A conference of Trotting Clubs was held in Wellington recently, and it was resolved to have one set of rules for the whole colony, one association for each Island, and that a conference be held once a year. It was decided to ask for 33 totalisator permits, 19 for the South Island, and 14 for the North. It is not known yet whether the Colonial Secretary will grant the number of permits asked.

The New Zealand Grand National Steeplechase Meeting takes place on Thursday and Saturday of next week. The fixture should possess more than usual interest to sportsmen in this district, as several West Coast horses are engaged at the meeting.

"Hotspur," in last week's Referee says that the Wellington Steeplechase was a run away victory for Nat, who, with one exception, fenced in tip top style. He almost dislodged Johnson at the sod wall, the horseman making a clever recovery. Booties ran a game race, but the pace was too hot for the old fellow considering the state of the ground.

The Egmont Racing Club must be congratulated on the success of the past year. Not only were the racemeetings a pecuniary success, but the farming operations also show a substantial profit. Everyone will wish the popular club an equally successful time in the year just opened.

The annual meeting of the WaverleyWaitotara Racing Club was held last Saturday evening. Receipts for the year amount to lls Id, leaving a credit balance of £110 13s. The amount of assets over liablities is £342 5s 6d. The election of officers resulted : Judge — Mr F. R. Jackson, Starter— Mr A. W. Budge, Hon. Surgeon — Dr Harvey, Timekeeper — Mr P. Wilson, Clerk of the Scales— Mr W. McFarlane. Clerk of *he Course — Mr M. Hair. Stewards same as last year, with the addition of Mr T. Nicholson. It was decided to adopt last year's programme, and the Meeting is to be held on Nov. 9.

A Press Association message from Sydney states that at the Warwick Farm Meeting on Saturday, the horse Taralba fell and broke his leg, and was destroyed. The jockey, McLeod, was injured so badly that he has since died.

For the Dunedin J.C's First Eclipse Stakes, 1897, 44 remain in after the declaration of the second forfeit, and for the Second Eclipse Stakes, 1898, 87 horses remain in.

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SPORTING., Hawera & Normanby Star, Volume XXXII, Issue 3302, 4 August 1896

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SPORTING. Hawera & Normanby Star, Volume XXXII, Issue 3302, 4 August 1896

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