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Sporting Intelligence

Racing Fixtoees, 1879. Juno 2O.~*WRT>ga vi (WeHini tor) Steeplechases. November 11, .3, 14 — c'ai.terbury Spring Mtoting. NominstionH J. O. Hant-irap, Caoterbiiry Cup, and Welcome Stakes, Ausruit 1. Weights for J, C. Band'c&P, September t ; acceptances, October t. General entriei and acueptancas, November 1. Answers to Correspondents. Subscriber, Otepopo.-Mirlrana won bjth haadicaps at Oamani. Oamballo did nob start in the Publipfini'. P.M.J , lnverfißrgill.— The time for the lait Dunedm Cup was 8 mm 57 »ec for the doacl-Jieit hetween Mat^ and Niukinir Fuad; i mm. 3 sec for the run- ff, won by >fata. SZ., Timsuu— Lari »on the pre.vi^u3 Wellington Can mvl rin second for tho last, whhh was won )y JLvituni, with Longhnris third. Peninsula, O' g">— MrG Kiliertion's Merry Monarch is now cUle i T»rawer+ ; the fame chestnut. Vio, Oamaru.— Chenter'i 3mtn. 83J sec. ia tho fastest time for tho VJelboumi Cup. Atuletb. Dunedin.— Brook? cleared 6 feet 2J inches, high jump. NOTES BY BEACON. Owing to the non-existence of such a work as a New Zealand Turf Register, the Very large number of people who are interested, in one way one or another, in the doings of our xacehorses are without a record to which they can turn for reference ; and at the same time the number of important meetings held annually is so large, and with the present facilities for tran-it owners run their horses at so many different places during a season, that id is impossible to remember more than a fraction of the interesting performances of even the best of our horses. With the idea cf obviating this inconvenience,. I purpose commencing in next week's issue a resume of the past season's racing, commenliog on every meeting that Ms daring that time been held, and noticing tha mor.9 prominent features at each — and particularly tho deeda of those horses who are likely to play a leading part in next season's campaign. By my taking the race meetings in the order of their dates, my readers will at the conclusion of the series of articles ba in possession of a consecutive narrative of the seasou'o noteworthy doings, arid they will thereby be able to trace thu steps of any pjrticular horse In order to liven up the present dull times the roetallicians in Duiedin have opened books on the Melbourne Cup, Cup and Derby, and Champion Stakes. For the Cup 100 to 4 is offered on the Held, but 100 to 3 and 2 can be got about most of the hor*e;t. Savanaka, Chester, and Hosworth have been backed at 100 to 4; Nellie, Baronet, Le Loup, and Warlock at 100 to 3 ; Fishhook, Templeton. Tom Kirk, and a number of others at 100 lo 2 In the double on the Derby and Cup 100 ts 1 is the price laid ; and the two Baronets, two Nellies, and two Petreas have been taken. For the Champion there ia no particular fancy, bub 100 to 6 is offered on tho field. The sporting writer for the Sydney Mail has taken some notice of the duplicate names of racehorses on the o,ther side, and while he says a full list would occupy a hrger space, he gives a few specimen* aa examples. There are five BiKoiarcks, six Alices, six Colonels, B'x Jowhs-k, six Baronesses, six Kingfishers, seven Tw lights, seven Floras, seven Sunshines Hevea M'schiefs, eight Doras, eight Brunette, nine Princesses, and nine Co quett •». As a cura for this want of origin ihby, he suggests that a proptr legiatry of names be kept, and a fine of £10 inflicted on any owner adopting a name already in use. Ia Now Z3aland we havo not; been (similarly troubled to a great extent, but we hava a fow instances of dupiieata names, and the institution of a rule such as proposed, would .doubtleaß prevent the evil becoming serious in this country. It ie pointed out by "The Druid" that Mr G-. Stead's imported stallion Leolinua ia closely related to the 2500 guinea two-year-oLl colt Maraschino, who won the Weattnin-siv-r Stakes at Efjaotn apriDg m n etin^. Maraschino i« by Carnival out of Ourag >a, who iis out of the same dam (Tasmauu) aa Leolinus. The samo genbleman'fl brood maro Titania is half-sister to Elf King, who sorted stoud favourite out of 18 bouses for the City and Suburban Handiop, both being oui of Queen M ib. E'f King; did not ia that raca justify the confidence, of ills back«rß, for he got no nearer than six'h. The samo writer has just paid a visit to the Canterbury Middle Park breeding establishment, -for which George Cutts i<s manager. Traducer, though in his twenty-second year, ia looking very well ; and Sfc. George, the rising three-year-old brother to tbe Sydney crack Chester, appears to have grown cons.der.tbly airjee laat spring. The Idalia rolt, brother to the winner of tho last Champagne Stakes, ia in preparation for tho Welcome Stakes for two-year-oids, at the Canterbury Spring Meeting. The colt was backed for the first time last week, and, ho moved with great freedom. Diva, who shaped very badly in the Champagne, haa filled out and improved in appearance during the past two months. A colt by Castaway— Sonnambula is also in training for th« new raco, and he is a chestnut, standing quite 15£ bands high, and has great power with his height. The following yearlings were also being broken in : — Filly by Daniel O'Kourke— "Raupo, colfc by Castaway—Opera, filly by Albany — Miss Flat, filly by Castaway — Moss Rose, and filly by Castaway— Sweetbriar. All the remaining young fcfcock and tbe brood mares were iv good order an/I condition. In Auckland Province last week Mr B. Smith's horae Chester bi-aS Mr Jaraei AUardice'a Townsman ia a mitch. Ttie condl- l tionfi were lOat up, one mill and a-half, and though Chester carried 71'j overweight, he beat the grandson of ths mighty Surplice by several lengths. Waimite Sbeeplechaaes appeared in a condensed form in last week's issu^, and they 'require but, little comuienfc. The meeting appears to have been somewhat of the rowdy sorr, tbe bush hauda being evidently out for a day'>i enjoyment. The principal race proved the gift to The .Ageut that I predicted a fortnight ago, Mr Butler's hofio winn'ng by fully ft hundrou y;vrdg. Aiter StlveiMrcream had won the Maid-in Plafcfi juafc m easily, Tho Agp<!i; oa,me out again and appropriated the VVVii>h ! ;-for-age Cup iv a walk. Tho handicftj/par ahoujd havo reflected that this

race at least must be a certainty for The Agent, and therefore not have thrown him into the Handicap so favourably as to make him api eient of both stakes L >ck L rniond was unfortunate until the Consolation Stakes cam*, when he luideJ a, rac* for It. M'lvor. Sunriee, a four-year-ol I grt>y gelding belonging to Mr A. J. K>ith, fell during the race for the Maiden Plato and broke his back, bo that he had to be shot at once. AUSTRALIAN. As some misapprehension existcs on the subject, I may sbate that the weights for the Melbourne Cup will not be declared till the 25th instant, on which day the handicaps for the Hawksbury and for the Metropolitan Stakes will appear. The entries for the V.B, C. events which closed on June 2nd, showed the follow ing figures : — Melbourne Cup, 122 ; Champion E ice, 45 ; Maribymong Plate, 86 ; Normanby Stakes, 76 ; Aecofc Vale Stakes, 87 ; Derby, U7; Oaks, 64; St. Leger, 109; Sires' Produce StakeH, 91; Marea' P»ocjuce Stakes of 1881, 156 ; Mares' Stakes of 1882, 435; total, 1388. Last year the respective numbers we™ 109, 40, 72, 58. 70, 100, 111, 188, and 474; total, 1361, Thus, although there is a decrease in all the entries except the tast three, the decrease in these ib so great (91) that, on comparing the two totals, this season's entries show a gain of only 17. There are 81 nominations for the Metropolitan Stakes, which appeared in last week's Witness, but thoae for the Hawksbury Grand Handicap, 61 in number, have not yet been published. They are as under :— Mat el Lightning Andover | jasper Voyal Oak L be>at;>r Siuuterer Burwood cjillao itonnan Jleetwood PVcon Ara'uen Woodlands Victory (late AcBraid wood Sunset t£Bm) Bedouin Sydney Secunclus Maccaroni Santa Cruz Chester TompYoss Btritbeam Martltidale Fragments X C B. Democ at Hubert 'i'he Arab Sooths .yer Loid Burgbley Midd'esex JJium-majur Bni byßarba- Jjck oL id tern Maid of Honour rian Wha!eb..3ao Ginger Gamester Bl<ok Swan The Daan Blantyre lilian Black JPag'e Colima Djckwood 'Jhe Pontiff fjipoy Cooper Freelance Susspx Kinsman Belltdrum T.im K:rk Diomed f-unnyeide ■ Eiverton Templeton # Fishhook " Augur" expect 3to see either Templeton or Fishhook running in the Metropolitan Stakes, provided that Mr Soarr does not deal harshly with them in the matter of weight. The Attorney- General of New South. Wales has refused to file a bill against Mr Franck, the proprietor of the totalisator; consequently those who went to the expense of prosecuting him have had their trouble for nothing. Mr W. J. Clarke is goiog in for racing with spirit, and he haa placed three of h?s horses in the hands of Mr W. E. Dakin to be trained. Thf se are : Credit, by Ploughboy—Kate, by Sfeockwell ; a full brother to Robinson Crusoe ; and a two-year-old filly by Angler— Auk. The prinoipal races at the Adelaide Birthday meeting will be found detailed in another column, but of the minor events I may n< te that Mr W. Pile's ohoßtnut colt First Water won the Trial Handicap, beating Pride of the Vale and Susannah ; and ran second to Levant in the Park Handicap, finishiug before Mica, Mountaineer, and others. Eichuiond won the Cup, and cantered round with his stable companion Bosworth for the Town Plate. The City Handicap was won by Don Curios, boating Bosworth, Vulcan, and Timothy. A telegram from Sydney announces that the agf nta of Sydney and Melbourne bookmakers have offered the committee of the Northern Australian Jockey Club a large aura of money to prevent the tobalisator being use i at tlio Ipswich Races. On thin ••Augur" remarks:— "lf this be tru% I can only say that those who have moved in the matter have made a vital mistake, as such a proceeding, I think, will only act ns an incentive to other club 3to introduce the lmch'ine which seems to meet with auch determined opposition from the ring." Af 'or winning th« Adelaide Cup Mr Jolleht aold Richmond to Mr W Gerard, the South Au3<.r&lian Btudmiwter, for 2000 guiness. Me S. Gardiner's agent having inado a mistake in tho age of Sunnyside when writing the entry for the Melbourna O'ip and Oh»m pioa Stakes, h'S owner has determined to ask the other rtominators to allow him to amend the entry. Many of tb.B latter h*ve already giveti their consent, and it fa the intantion of theV.R.O. to inttoduce a rul<* which will allow of auch mistakes being rectified when there is proof of no fraud being intended. The nomination of the yearling Heba for the Melbourne Cup was a mistake, Mr J. G. Reed is iatenclmg 30 nominate the filly ! for the Mar>byrcoug Stakes and Tumult for the Cup. Ou Tavisdiiy last several horso3 belonging to Mr W. Pearßon were to be aold by auction, nmong the in being the yearling oolt by The Peorr—Oalumny. This is juid to ba one of the finest youngsters in training, bat iiufortunately he h-w, through illness in his owner's family, not baen nominated for many rich stake*. The nomination of Mr Ds Metre's Chesterfield and Oar.tctacud were omitte'l from the Champion Stakes, through aa, error in the traasraission of the telegram to the stcreWy of the V.R C. Megars C. and A. K. Finlay have lost their Englißh stallion Bothua! Green, who died on the 4fch inst. through rupture of the intea-tinc-B. He was by the Derby Beadsroan <"'Ut of Kulipyge, and was bred in 1869 by Sir Joseph Ilawley. He ran as' a two-year-old second to Crernoruo in 1b.9 Aacot Biennial; third for tho July Stakes; s.cmd to Cremorna in the Dono9st<)r Champagne ; and won a 200 sov3 sweepstake at tho same moetiug. As a three year old he won tlu". Goodwood Racing Shakes ; won the Graud Duke Michael Stakes ; and won the Newmarket Oobuber Handicap, carrying Ssfc. RACING IN AUSTRALIA. ADELAIDE BntTtfDAY MEETING. Juxis 4.tu, stji, 6tji. Ths fullowitfg werrt the most import tnfc events at the Adel'iio Birthday Meeting, podtpuHcd on f count of Jain :—: — AufltiAiuis KTAKds oHOD «f>v~, 'd'lel v. a t,\wep of 10 . sovi. Otiemioa.id tbree-qum tu/s Fur tlirte-yoßr-olas. Tfix JPaterson'a chc Warlock, 9at lib .. „ J

'Mr E JelleU'H br c Bosworth, 9\t Sib . » " ,>., >. 8 Mr T Jordau'jf b h Don Oarios, Bstlolb.. .. 8 Aft^r two false starts Don Carlos wenfe awaj' with the start and led pa»6 tba stand, Warlock being second aud B isworth third. Approaching the church Warlook came up to Don Cailos, Bosworth a length away. At the mile Warlock went to the front, and coming towards the straight Warlook and Basworth drew away and a grand race took place, both horses whipping. Warlock only winning by a bar« head, amid great enthusiasm. Time, 3 mm. 26 etc adeim.idb Birthday Cup of 690 *ov», added t^ a yold cup value 100 bovj, and a sweipstake of lSwwa eu-h. TA"omile3. Mr E Joll. tt's b h Richmond, by Maribyinong-The Jt\«n, 6y«, Bit 121b .. .. ..I Mr \ Davis' b h Levant. 4 yrs, 7st 41b .. .. .2 Mr O X M.'isvoy'« b g ilouma'neer, asted, 7sk 41b .. S The other starters were : B*oter, 7st 121b ; Warlock, 7st 9ib ; Timothy, 7s*; bib ; Device, 7st 4lb j Jarto, 7afc 21i> ; JNiua, 7at 21b ; Viqaroy, 6*t 101b ; Vulcan, 6st 9'b ; Tyre, 6st 41b ; Kingston, 6st 31b; Gknburn, 6st ; and Suiannab, sst 71b. Betting : 2 to 1 agst Richmond. 3 to 1 agst Mountaineer, 5 to 1 Vuicin aud Warlook, 7 to 1 Levant ; 100 to 12 any other. After a fair start, Viceroy was first ia frojt, but he was soon headed by Device, who led, closely followed by Viceroy, Banter, Levant, Jarto, and Warlock, with Richmond at the back. Passing the grand mtand the same order was maintained, with Glenburn, Tyro, Kingston, Vulcan, and Nina in the rear. Device led at the back of tbe course, pressed by Timothy, Levant, and Warlock, Richmond still fifth or tixth. Half a mile from home Timothy with Viceroy tackled the leader, closely followed by Warlock and Levant. Richmond was here called on, and in answer challenged Levant, who had been running well alongside, and at a quarter of a mile from home oamo away from the others. Levant managtd to come level with Richmond up the straight, but fell back, and Richmond won by three quarters of a length. Mountaineer was a good third, Banter/ Warlock, Device, Nina, and Kingston finishing in the order given. Time, 3 min 39icc. RACING IN ENGLAND. EPSOM SPRING MEETING. , April 23rd. The following racts, in addition to the Metropolitan Scakes published last, week, were run oa April 23rd at Epsom :—: — 'The Great &tjrrby FTandioap of 16 cova each, 200 added, for Ou«e-year-oidd and upwards ; the winner cf a handicap after January .'Bih, at 10 a.m , 7ib ; tf a-iy two or oue vaiuo luOO soy», 101b fxtra; tbe second to rece ye 50 sovd out, of ibe siudes. About five furlongs 63 suii., 25 of whom df-ckred forfeit 'j ho highest weight ; accepting bb u u>g B*t 71b, it h-AB beon raised to Bat 12ib; and tbe others ia proper tk>n. Col FiTiistflr's b r Tower and rtwo-d, byiKnight of the Garter— Vimiera, 4 yra, Tst 3ib 1 Won very easily. , . The PBiNna op Walbs' Stakbs, a handicao of 10 soya each, h ft, with iOO added ; the second hor^e receives 60 soys out of the stakes ; the winner o( a handicap aftor January 28ih, at 10 a m., 71b i of two or wore or Of tho Oity and Suburhan Hubcap, 101b extra. About oue inib. 51 Bubs., 12 of whom declared forfeit. Mr T JeniiiiKu' hr h Paul's Cray, by Paul Jonei— Scintilla, 4 yrs, 6it 71b „ .. .. I Col. Former's b g Tower aud Sworl, 4 yrs, 7st slb .. .. .. .. .. 2 Lor<i Rosvibtr/s b h KalenJoscope, b' yra, B«t. , 131b .. .. .. .. .. 3 Duke of Westminster's chh Msximilia i, 4yrs, 7ut 41b .. .. .. .. '.. 0 Twelve others starsed. The winner ia well "known its a steeplechaser of some merit. ASCOT J*ACE.i June llth. [By Cable.] London, June 12fch. The following i 3 the result of the race run yesterday for tne Abcot Gold Cop, of 100) snvs, ndded t ■ a sweep of 20 soys each ; seuoiid horse to receive 200 aov, the third 100 toys from the Btakes. Weight for age. Two miles and^a-hilf. Mr F QrettDu's b h Isonomy, by Storl «g — laola Bella. 4>n,B-fclolb .. ' .. 1 Count Fee L>frAn««'s b'k h In3ula ; rf, by Dutcn Skat v -Green Sleevis, 4 yrs, Bst 101b .. 2 Lord Rusohßr; 'abh Touchet, by Lord Lyon— Lady Aui oy, 5 yra, Oit 31b Isonomy is the hhorn.s n . that lift year created so great a sensation by wiuning the Cambridgeshire Stak-a, of 2187 soys., in * a oauter, beating 37 horses, and this though he waj s r ) mucu ignored that he started at the fancy pries of 40 to 1. i'hr*t was his only appearanoo on the turf during the season, but; in Ap:il last ho ran second to the American horse jfarole in the Newmarket Handicap, giving him 41b and two years. Since that raco Mr Gretton offered to back lacnomy against Parole for £5000 a side, one mile and a-half, weight for age, but Mr Lorillard declined, averring that sucb a match would interfere with Farole'd engagements. Insulaiie was an unfortunate horse, last aoaaou, for although he won the French Derby (the Prix dv Jockey Club, at Ohantilly) and the Ascot Derby, hd could get no nearer than aecondto Pilgrimage iv the Two Thousand Guineas Stakes, second to S«ffcon in the Derby, second to Thurio in the Grand Prix do Pans s?coni to Sefton in the Newmarket St. Leger. second to Lord Olive in the Newmarket; Hougb.tr n Free Handicap, and second io Silvio in the Newmarket J.O. Cup. Touchet was last season another good horse for nxuning saoonl, filling that undesirable poßition in several of the big handicaps. This year, however, he commenced w-ll by carrying off tha L : ncolnßhire Handicap of 2300 soya, but at (Juesber ha returned to bis old habits and finished second to Reefer ia the gre.it Oup rvoe. Ths Ascot Oup raoo was instituted in 1807, and has b?en run annually ever since. .16 nover,sa\v a larger field than twelve at the post, but the few starters were generally the pick of the land, and only once was there a walk-over for it, iv 1821, by the puke of I York's horse Banker. It has boen won ■ thirteen times by a three-year-old, thirty six times by a four, seven times by a five, four times by a six, and three times by an aged horso. It; has bewn won twice by Antioipaiion (in IS 16 >nd 1S19), twice by Bizarre (in 1824 and 1825), UvLa by Touchstone (in 1838 aud 1837), fcwica by Tuo Emperor (ia 1844 and 1845), ttvice hy Tbe Hsro (in 1847 jir.d 1848), and twice by Fisherman (in 1858 >'.ih\ 1559) French hors«.a have won the Cup iivw turu'S nai. 1 «ly, Gladiateur m 1866, M>rr,emer Iv 1871, Heavy in 1572, Boiard,in 1874, and Verueuil iv 1878. Lord FalmoutU

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*rith all his fine horßes has never won it, nor Jus Archer ever ridden the winner. MISCELLANEOUS SPORTS. At the Sooth Lancashire Courising Meeting, oonoluded on March 7th, the Great Searisbriek Champion Cup for 112 dogs of All ages was divided by Captain Palmer's w £ b Brevity, by Furrier— Elegance, and Mr R. Mother's r d Meols Boy, by Peasant Boy- Smiling Morn. Mr Chirnside purchased at Aldridgo's, on March 15fcD, the firßt season black greyhound bitch Arun, by Contango— Sea Prin. vcess, for £43. Plumpton Coursing Meeting concluded on .March 21st, and the Great Southern Champion Cup for 128 doga, at £6 10s each, was won by Mr T. E. Morell's bk w d Market Day,' by Pat M'Grath— Autumn Rose. The runner-up was Mr R. M. Douglas' bk b Dear Erin, by Contango— Death. A big match, for no less than £1000 a aide, has been arranged between Mr Miller's Miaterton (winner of the Waterloo Cap), and Mr Douglas' Dear Erin or Doon, the best of three oourses. The match will come off in November, and on the Ist of that month Mr Douglas must notify which dbg will re. present him. In the English Waterloo Cup of ,1879 the (l( l first, second, third, and fourth dog*, as also ' the winner of the Purse, were all grandsons 'and granddaughters of Mr R. B. Carruthers' 'famous dog Cashier. In 1877 another granddaughter (Change) won the Waterloo Purse. In 1873 his Bon Contango divided the s?.me stake. In 1870 his two half -sistera Catacl) stn and Chivalry were third and fourth for Waterloo Cup (the former having also been eeoond for Plate in 1869). The Australian Waterloo Cup of 1877 was also won by a daughter of Cashier. William Nicholson, of Stockton, and Frank 'Emmetti, of Jarrow, will row over the Tyne Championship course for £200. Ou March Ist," W. Boss, of Canada, boat F. Emniett. of Jarrow, for £200, on the Thames, from Putney to AJortlake, winning by over a hundred yards in 27 mm 20 sees. James Taylor, of the Trafalgar Inn, New Bridge street, Newcastle, has written a letter to Mr Liddell, the ex-Mayor of Pittsburgh, , authorising the latter to make a matoh for "VVm. Elliott of Blyth to row Courtney, the oelebrated American sculler, wither two, thr«>e, or five mileß, on the Alleghany River, at Pittsburgh, at a time and for a stake to be hereafter agreed upon, to receive not less than £75 as expenses. Mr Ohris. Barrass, of the Bee Hive Inn, Cloth Market, Newcastle, has issued a challenge offering to matoh Robt. Watson Boyd of Gateshead to row any man in the world one mile on the Tyne, in best -and- best boats, ' for L2OO a side, in two, three, or five months from the fir»t deposit. William Speacer, of Chelaea, and J. KempBter, of Sunderland, aculled oa April 21st for £100 a aide, fiomPutneyto Mortlake, and Kempster won by five lengths. Time, 25 mm 3 ccc. The long-looked-for single scull on the Tyne, between Hanlon, of Toronto, Ontario, and Hawdon, of Delevran, for £300 a side, took place on May sth, and, as was generally expeoted, resulted in a victory for Hanlon. The weather was splendid. Tha course was from the Mansion-house to the suspension bridge at Scotsw-iod, a diatanoe of three miles and three furlongs. Hanlpn won the race with the greatest ease by six lengths. Qhe correct time of Hanlon is 22 mm. 5380. Hanlon led from the start, and had the race in hand throughout. He rowed with great deliberation, looking over his shoulder leisurely at times for his course. By cable we learn that Hanloa beat Elliott oa Monday for the Championship and ' £200 a side by 13 lengths, in the presence 1 of aa immenße crowd of spectatots. The next proposition will doubtless be for Hanlon to row Trickett, when the Canadian will probably be found to be superior to the Australian sculler. Rowell returned to England 6000 dols. richer for his defeat of O'Leary ia the great walking match ia America. William Gale, the Cardiff walker, is bow attempting the feat of walking 2500 miles in 1000 hours, traversiug five furlongs every qaarter of an hour for seven weeks (Sundays being exempted). At; latest dates he had covend 1700 miles out of the distan3e. The six days' walking match at London, which was concluded on April 26th, resulted • in Blower ■ Brown winning the ohampion • belt, he covering 542 miles ; J. Hazal was ■eoend, with 492 miles ; H. Corkey (the previous champion) third, with 473 miif s ; Weaton (the American) fourth, with 450 miles. The American long • distance walker, O'Leary, until the late match won by Rowell, thought the walkers would always out-last the runners, but Corkey and Rowell have dispelled that idea, and O'L j ary now affirms that before locg English pedeatiiaus, making the best of their way — that is, walking and running as they pleaße— will cover 600 miles in six days. Rowell has in the week commencing June 16th to meet J. Ennui, of Cnicago, the stakes beiog the belt and £100 a side. The match is open for any other who likes to go in, provided that he stakes £100 ateo. On March 39th D. Livingstone, the Scotch runner, attempted at Lillie Bridge to beat the best record for a mile. He was suffering from a sore throat, and this possibly prevented his being successful. The fir*t • quarter was run in 1 mm. 1- sth sec. ; halfmile in 2 mm. 8 ses, ; three quarters in j 3 mm. 18 sec; and the ' mile ia 4 mia. i 31 l«sth sec. This is a long way off the b.st time, 4 mm. 17£ sec, by William Lang j and W. Richards, who ran a dead heat at Manchester ia this time. On March Ist Mr Richard Bell's six days' walhi 'g contest at Nottingham was concluded. There were five competitors, and the hours of walking were limited to 14 hours each day. 'I he remit was : Peter • Oros9land, of Sheffield, 332- miles ; T. Ashburn, of Nottingham, 305 miles ; W. Padley, of Nottingham, 265 miles ; G. Parry, of Manchester, 242 wiUs j and J. Webber, of Coventry, 191 miies. A six days' walking match at Lambeth Baths was concluded on March Bth. Richardgonthe first prize, he hiving covered 359 miles 17 laps i Say, 339 milts 3 l*ps ; Wolfe, 324 miles 4 laps j Day, 313 miles ; other

competitors various distances down to 53 miles. Perkins offers any man in the world one minute start in a 15-mile walking match, bat ' siDoe the challenge Howes beat him in a thrtn-hours' crutch for £100 Perkins led for 15 miles, when H >wea wont to the front, and at 17£ mile* Perkini retired baaten. Howe s walked out the time, doing 19£ miles in the three hours. At Peokham on March 1 th» pigeon-shoot-ing championship chUleugi cup of 100 guineas, added to asw«jep of 50 guineas each, at 25 birds, 30 yards me, was decided. It was open to all England, and many crack shots competed. Mr T. Brown, of Peckham, and Mr Holledge, of Penge, tied with 19 birds each, and in firing off the former won. On March 29 the same competitors fired agaiu at 50 birds, killing 34 birds each. In firing off Mr Brown again won. The celebrated American shots, Captain Bogardus and Dc Carver, have at last come to terms for a match to decide the question of supremacy in shooting. The conditions provide that the contestants shall break 20,000 glass balls within six days, or 144 hours. The match is to be shot between September lßt and December 31«t, 1879, the Bt»kes to be not less than 10,000 dollars per man, and as much more as may be mutually agreed upon. Dr Chrver gave a display of his wonderful shooting powers before the Prince of Wales on April 15th. ' The annual foui-handed billiard match between Oxford and Cambridge Uuiversitie wss won by Oxford by 501 to 274 For OxtordMesßrs D. Lane and A. Stewartplayed ; while for Cambridge Messrs J. M'Ewen and C. Lowe wielded the cue. Mr Lane also beat Mr Lowe in the single billiard match by 139 points in 500. T. Varden and a novioe, recently beat J . Moss in a match of 1000 up, for £50, the wianer receiving 275 points start, and securing the victory by 196 points. Both men belong to Manchester W. Moss received 50 points in 1000 from H. Wortley, of Bolfcon, for £100, and won by 140 points. The St James' Hall billiard tournament was concluded on March 15th, and resulted as follows -.—Joseph Bsnnett (soratch) won five games ; Frederick Bennett (50) five games ; Alfred Bennett (50) five g*mes ; Taylor (scratch) four gamea ; Llojd (80) three games; Kiohards (80) three games; Oollina (50) two gaineß ; Hunc (80) one game. The tournament was played on a new table, styled a medium between ordinary and championship tables, and the highest break was 139, by A. Bennett. Oxford Jonathan, well known as marker of most of the important billiard matches for years past, died in April last. John Roberts, jun., has returned to England, and has issued a challenge to give any man now at Home 200 points in 3000, for £100 a side. Tnis Joseph Bennett has taken up, and the matoh will be played this month. The annual football match between the Eisfc and Wfßfc of Scotland Fifteens, under the Rugby rules, resulfied, after aa hour and a-half's pUy, ia a draw, without a single point bemij gained on either side, with the exception of each side being once compelled to t mch-down in self-defence. At Edinburgh, on March 3rd, the annual match between England and Scotland took place, and resulted in a tie with one goal each. Scotland won this matoh in 1871 and 1877 ; England won in 1872, 1874, and 1876; while it was drawn in 1873, 1875, 1878, and 1879. At the March general meeting or the Rugby Union a motion was carried by 29 to 28, that the present code of laws require thorough revision, alteration, and re-arrange-ment, and a committee waa appointed to draw up a new code to be submitted to the October meeting. The seventh annual association match between England and Scotland took place on April sth, and after a most exciting struggle England won, within seven minutes of time, by five goals to four. A SkatiDg Championship Association ha « b?en formed in England, with the Duke of Devonshire, the Earl of Leicester, and Mr C. W. Townley as joint presidents. Mr G. Pilkington has sold his pointer Faust to the St. Louis Kennel Club for £250, the largest price ever paid for a dog of that breed. The Americans are of late going in heavily for pointers. An exciting golf match for £80 was finished on March 18fch at St. Andrew's Links, by Jamie and Davie Anderson being beaten by Tom Morris and Bob Kirk. The match consisted of 72 holes of four rounds of St Andrew's Green, two rounds being played on each. After very even play throughout, the two brothers lost the matoh by one hole only. _______^_

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Sporting Intelligence, Otago Witness, Issue 1439, 21 June 1879

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