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SPORTING NOTES.

«. Alfred Bhaw, tho -Notts cricketer, j has been Severely injured in duo hand by the Amongst tho well-known siros who paid the debt of nature in 1872, woro Artillery, Beadsman, Defender, Nutb6urno, Fame Minister, Skirmisher, and,, Yongoanco; and several otlior siros liave gono abroad, including, Ouraotacus, Kettle* drum,. Marquis, • Soapstono. Lanarot, Oambuscan, Ceylon, and Dr Syntax London walker,, essayed, tho other, day, to givo- Vaughan, a Chester celobritV fifty yards start in four milos. Tho latter stands almost sixfcot,/and stops out liko a ColowuH ' Tho 'former hoi a nasty ■Pnngy gait which tho provincial. 3 AfiuicWtordid ,not liko. 'tliof gOBttoSI latod in vain, but Hurley was in front at a mile, and two miles,ho oovorod in U>l tarn off tho course, and ttio referee in consequence awarded tho stakes to him—itfO —without scruple. Boll's Life 'lias tho following :—Lord and Lady Stamfoird have been 'wifortS ing a chrclo of company at Bmdgato Park coimatuig.of tho Duke of Athol, tho Marquw of Anglesey, itho Earl of Dudley, tho Earl of Sefton, Lord Oolvillo, Sir Thomas Moncnefl-o, Cdlohoi the Hon. PercyPielding. Captain Lloyd, Captain und rhuni^ Listor,; JSaq. , During tho , ivo. days tho party woro Bhooting, thov Jiad aolno capital Bport; having aucWodod in bagging 0184 head" of gamo (with an average of ton guns daily),.consinting of Sir harea, 2Q02 rabbita, 40 partridgua, ■3m; phmnt* 55 woodcocks, 7 aniL and 31 of various kinds. , f hTXi Ll n v! nd at<jr> aro B!atl to-hoar Srt-Wfi 11!?* 0- 11! of %, I*ndon Rowing Olub, w likoly to auccoed in inakinß up a crow of boixa fulc amateurs for tho Balma,n llogatta in Australia. As his own Utib. cannot produce ft crow of Qrat-rato mon, in cpnfioquorico1 of their bointr mostly ohgft|ed in bua.iuoss,,tlio next'best i thing to do 18 to form a "scratch-"- orow. Ihe Balmam Cotumitteo lmvo sont an invitation; to" tho Atolarita Club, of Now .Jork:/.similar to that; fprwardod to the London Club, and it has been,cleclinod on similar grounds. This is greatly to ibu regretted, m a race botweon picked fours ol England, A^norica, and Australia would havo been.intensely exciting. 'Mr J. Wyllio, tho Champion Draught Pi layS?- °/ T C^rC)lt Britain, bottor known as tho fford Laddio, left London on tho 16fch Docombor for Tx-urb, after haying. spfant I upwards of fivo wooks in the city, durine which timo ho ohcountqrod'somo of the beat niotropohtan playora. Out of 315 gamoa ! played, Mr Wylho won 218, and lost only 2, the remaining 95 being drawn. The reputed beat London player, Mr Church, ™*,<? f lost,B, drawn G; Mr Wickham played 21 games, lost 12, won 1, drawn 8 ; Mr Baker played 17 Ramon, lost 10, won 1, «md 0 drawn; Mr Woodhouse played 30 games, bat 5, drawn 25 ; Mrßlackwcll played 2 games, lost 1, and drew 1; MrM'Olintoc, ditto ;Mr Cooper played only 1 and drow it. Several oUior noted playera made ati occasional draw ,Jr'™S " di3janco ninning, Land and Wliter Bays, lias gone terribly to the wall of mte years—no Langs and Whites to trot their eleven miles in:tho hour; the short sprint handicaps give less trouble secure> inoro ontrios, .and ' afford mow room for gambling, as tho knifegrindors call betting at Sheffield, than tho lone I journeys. At eomo of tho £80 sprint B*l Sheffield, books are made of i-IdOO and upwards, and an ordinary nod may back hiiiißelf to win £10,000 in an afternoon. Sprinting «ooma to bo ongmmod in their nataros ; they run fair and aquaro, or Justioo Lynch law would intorforo. Wo hear Mr Peat, tho .'groat Shefheld handicapper, is going: to give JLondonqrß a trial in February at Lillie Bridgo, and see whether there oannot bo gonuino sport in London as woll as olsowhere.

The Racing Calendar, 1872, contains not only.tho hat of races past, which extonds over boiuo SGB pages, but also sorao very useful statistical tables; which will provo highly interesting; Tho list of foals is moat comprehensive and carefully madoout, from which I may quoto tho following, facta. . Tiioro, were in Groat Britain 2853 brood mares;'of which mimbor 661 wero burron, 85 slipped' thoir foals, 165 wero not covered tho previous year, GO wore covoirod by half-bred horses, 108 died, and 53 woro aontabroad boforo foaling ; the remainder produced 875 colts and. 666 fillies': total, 1741 foals, being just 10 fewer than tho. foal list of 1871 contained. Blair Atholo laya claim to 34 of thorn, 15: colta and- 10 fillies. Lord Clifden has only one less against hia name, but his colta number 24, his fillies only 9. Gladiajeur's 32 aro made up of 20 colts and 12 fillies. Saunterer has 12 colts and 16 fillios ; Macarom, 12 colts and 15 fillios • Lord Lyon 11 colts and 14 fillies. Brcadalbane and The Duko, each claim 24 foals! 'Xth.brstono, Adventurer, Trumpeter, and Tho Minor, 23, each. Lozonge has 20, and the others smallor numbers. •■< :

The Field in itsjjolf notes from Westward JI6 has tho following • -At iiooji in tho tent on Boxing Day, under the iii'fluonco of, cold plum pudding, the health of golfers all ovor the world was drunk iji cold punch, wishing them: all a Merry Christmas, a'Happy Now Year, and n^any, a joyial meeting, for all tho world over! golfers will bo playing, and Englishmen aa well as Scotchmen enjoying the blessings of golf. The following letter rocoived from Bombay from an Knglißliman who learnt tho game at. Westward ,Ho will give some idea of the spread of this; game, and how they therefore • looTc for news from tho Queen of Englibh links. Ho ■rfi'f "I^ rOt°i - y^xl eiicjoßing;ft bank bill for£3s ordering; some golf lit for tJib Royal Bombay MoU ,club, wliicli, as the letter stated, was urgently wanted, and wb hoped to have heard of it before thia. Our Chancollor has telrfgraplied to M'Ewan to send out a ropotition of our last order. Tho kit must bo sent from Southampton, with accelerated passage paid through Egypt sharp and no expense must bo spared. Oolf is getting on uplendidly hero, and ha» now got up to ihe Norlhwcßt Provinces ; podna, Ifasaick, Nuggur, battara, and Boveral places with unpronounceable names aro already quite flourishing clubs. Tho 6rat named have links which equal or surpaas (so' they say) any at home. We aro in great need of kit, and especially bo, as wo have lately started now clubs m several places all over India, and m thoy look to us for implements, golf in India,cannot'afford to1 bo,kept standing still. '. , ' l t Blair,Athole not only stands at the.top ' of tho list aKthe sire of the greatest riumi ! bor of foals in 1872, bn,t his progeny, ' numbering 21' winners, gained' CB' races; worth £14,332 i. Of this, Prince Charlie earned £5425, and,Balquhidder won 11, tho greatest1 number of races gained-by one horse during the seatonl Stockwell (although dead) is second oh the list, with £12,064, to which his beautiful but noisy daughter^ Cantiniere, contributed £4920, Parmesan, thanksto. Cremorne, is thirdj with a trifle over £10,000, of which the Derby winnernetfced £7650 in half-a-dozen wins. Tho list of winning horse* i§ headed

to whom cornea Me, a Frcuch-bred filly • who kndod £7325 in tko Oae Thousand Guineasand Oak. ; Prince thml, and had. not Oantiniow 1 ppppeki in m*t with half .«,doseu winTaSffi^ Iterby, the Oaks, Two Thou»aud> land Sa^m- m? ,m B«ccpßflipn, for Wen-1 lock v. fifth,, with £4450. which, amount w^cred^d^himforhwsiuglewiuJlS; Wevreji* samo-thousands aWdin^tUo mOOO tohis name j MrSavillo I*. next, g»th. ; .131,000fr., a bug way boforeJ&ord Jalmouth, who has £9974 to his credit* Mr Merry, Mr Orawfurd, and Lord Wik ton then; come in tho order named, the latter being much inbobtod to Wenlock for tho greater part of tho £C<SOO placed to Ina account at WeathorbyV *n£ r°J ld7 l-pa^™ for November con^ tttM l «i. 'to* ,<>f:;.ono hundred and seventy-' fox hounds, and hamors-whoso ,ncoS for the ensuing week aro advertised. Some packs meet-four times, so.ho throe' boiuo twice a week-tho majority three. Those packs represent, in oao way or another, an expenditure amounting in tho aggregate to Bomewhoru about £2,000,000 The usuul^estimate for maiutaiuing a pattk" of houmla ,« £3000 a year ; but tHi B i^ for tho more subsistence of tho hbuiids and tho staff which attends them, and ;i doeg nofc, of course,, iucludo tho-pxpondituro '■•on -hunting of those who follow them. Tho number of hunting men has boon increased by tho railway rendering it cany for persons i»vmg remote from meets to attend them. .The trains run ho quickly that numbers of men, compollod to closo attendance in ; tho city" moat of "the w.cok, maiugo to got thou- ono or two days' hunting within tho same period. Thus tho Iriah mail, which runs without stoppage tho eighty miles, from London to Jtugby, lapping1 up, from.troughs placed on the lino, tho, food, in tho shape of water,' to sustain it on )ts long stage, does that dintauco m two hoars, and lands young Nimrod in time for a Warwickßhiro nUpk, whilst an afternoon train will pick* liim upayam at G p.m., and bring him! to town in -time for a late dinner. Tho ruddy jolly appearance of mon on tho Stook Ex' chango and other of tho groat London marts of commorco, is often, in no slight degreo, attributable to " that glorious run wo had* with her Majosty's, thoPytchloy, or tho Quorn, yesterday. / Since Air Burt's walk to Brighton, tho biggest thing in tho way of long-distance performances is a match in which Mr H. 1 . Whiting, tho woll-known amateur byciclist (and winner of last yoar's championship) undertook to ride fifty miles whilst Mr E. O. Oorry.walked twenty miles, tho trophy being a cup ; besides which tho parties had a very small bet, so that the aflair may bo considered as iho> roughly an amateur one. That both mon meant doing their best was shown by tho great attention which they gave to their training, Corry with J. Whito^ at tho Star GroundH, and " the man on the wheel" with "old" Hnrry Andrews, at the Littlo Bridge Grounds, whore tho raco was appointed to take place. Each was in capital condition, and tho ground was well suited for tho contest, notwithstanding tho recont heavy riiins. The atmosphere was very cold, and the conaucjucuco was a very scant attendance of spectators. A start was made a littlo boforo 12 o'clock, Whiting bestriding a vory fino machine, built by Keon, of Surbiton, and having a 47 r mch driving whool. , For one-third of the distance ho had to travel, Mr Corry went stoadily and at a fair paco, though with vory little stylo, but then tho byciclist began to gain rapidly on.liim, and with the fifteenth milo'ho began to bliow very plainly signs of distress, though ho peraovered pluckily until oighteon miles wero complotedj when thoro romaincd no chance whatever of buccohb. Whiting, though ho had tho referee's permission to stop, wont on and completed tho distanco, as taken by ono of Benson's marking chronographa,, in 3h. 34m.!255. •■■•-.■ ■ Bell's Life givos .tl|o following account of a wrestling match which Was commenced at the Higgiushaw Urouuds, OldJiam, on tho 21st December :—Close upon 4000 persons passed the chocb takers at those grounds- to witness a >; wrestling match, tho best of throe back falls, catch as catch can, for tho. Gold Challenge Cup P«wpniod ; ,by tho debased proprietor at IJo lbs. 3 n addition to the Cup, there was also £50 doponding on tho issuo' of the contest, tho competitors beingj. Loes of Glpdwick (the present holder of tho trophy) and J. Butter worth (alias Doekuin) of Oldham. Both of theso ihon are in tho front rank of their profession, but Butterworth, when the match was made, was thought,to have the best of tho conditions, inasmuch as ho was nicoly suited; at tho limited weight, while it was well known thai; the Glodwicjc man would hazard his strength i£ ho dared to reduce himself bolow the wrestling, weight. Tho condition of itho athletes was eagerly discussed while they woro iuudergoing thoir toilets, and tho expectations, which ran very high, w6re not disappointed,, as ft fmor or mdro. trying exhibition of wrGatUug powora has seldom,or never been displaj'ed. At 3 o'clock the mon entered the ring, attended by their squires, Elijah Buckley taking up his poaitipn as refereo. Slowly they wont to work, with the caution of. old practitioners, feeling their, separate ways tor au opening, when a lightning dash and a close showed that the game had com monced in earnest; The ocliw} . agjliiy/ and strength of the, jn|en soqined to bo efliausUesa, and^ as darkness was approaching, it was evident tho match must ond,in a postponement. Th in proved to bo tho case at the; expiration'of an hour and a lialf, and Monday, was fixed upon tp resume. Hoatitities., AVhon the men put in an appearance on Monday, •they were well received/bat itwas apparent to tho wipst ppaquo vision that each must have had a! bad tiriie of it since' the oonclueion * of' we/Struggle oh the opening day.y, The aspect, however, presented by Lees was the moro assuring, and 2 to 1 was laid on him. This confidence was repaid, as at the: tend of 20 minutes ho Bucceodbd in ; grassing Dockum, .^; feat which was liailed.with deafoning cheersi fn onr opinion, >. however, Butterworth'e mishap was/attributable to f sorenoß* ai much an anything else/ and- nothing but an iron nerye';could'hayo .stood the exhaustivo strain bo long. "> It iminediatoly became knosrn that Butterworth had retired from the contest, and Leeir again t^Jg****?}™ of.thecnp. ;,E. Buckle* P' ,W*!PP*S°n}!', waß ag^in referee: TH vanquwhe,d athlete M as game m apebbloi and we aro glad to record that the golderi salvpini;heßhapoof?tho "gate" w con*

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SPORTING NOTES., Otago Daily Times, Issue 3468, 19 March 1873, Supplement

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