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SPORTING NEWS.

RACING FIXTURES. November 27, 30-Wellington B.C. Spring November 27,3 d— Dimedin Spring December!), 10— Ashburton X C. Spring. NOTES BY BEACON. In connection with the Dunedin Spring meeting I remind owners of horses that nominations close on Saturday (13fch) for the following handicaps : — Hurdle Handicap, of 70sovs ; St. Andrew's Handicap, of 300sovs; Trotting Handicap, of 120sovs; Spring Handicap, of 80sovs ; Hunters' Plate, of lOOsovs ; Presidents Handicap, 200sovs ; Grand Stand Handicap, of 80sovs ; Criterion Stakes, of 120sovs ; Tahuna Park Welter Handicap, of lOOsovs. Dunedin and other Otago owners had a good inniugs at the Oamaru meeting last week, all the stakes being divided among them with the exception of the Spring Handicap and Flyinc Handicap, which were carried off by Mr Sherwin's Quibble. The new style of working the totalisator at the Christchurch races was thus described by one of the local papers prior to the meeting : — "Amoug the improvements recently effected at ! the course in the building in which it is intended to work the paddock totalisators. This consists of a&hed about 60ft long and 14ft deep, aud is i erected some little distance in the rear of the | weighing and secretary's rooms. In front are five openings through which tickets will be served, those on particular numbers only being obtainable at each. Thus numbers for 1 , 2, and 3 on thecard will be served from the first box at the eastern end ; numbers 4, 5, and G from the next, and sp on,, up to +he number of horses starting. It the number of horses starting for any race is small, say fiv«, tickets for om horse only will be sold at each box. Facing the new shed stands the old automatic totalizator, at which no money will be taken and no tickets issued, but the man in charge of it will simply attend to the different registers facing him, mid keep the machine up to the totals exhibited over each of the five ticket openings. By this means intending investors, by first glancing at the old machine, will be able to see what number of tickets haye been t;il;en pn theii' fancj for any pee, and, if ' thpj decide to take a chance can obtain a ticket without undergoing such a j crushing as has hitherto been the case at the Metropolitan meeting. At the back of the new shed are two pay-out openings, while those requiring change will be able fo obtain it at an opening jjt tl}e west cud. irfext week 1 shall be enabled to gay b,pw this ne.w plan works, out. At the timfe pf writing it is generally thought that what will be gaiued'in th,e prevention qf prushihg will bp io§t by $.§ more pomplicated mode of recording the investments." The Peninsula Jockey Club find themselves -*-""«• £120 to the good, and have determined to hoTd'theit annual Vftfles on tne nret T;:d2y in March next. kr H. Redwood's lot of horses to be offereu for sale on Saturday include Alpine Rose, Itepo, Weasel (by Anteros— Zealandia), Marama (by (Ramaranm-Amy), and Queen Margaret ■ (by Ramarama— Countess). These are all in training. In addition tUere ?fe twcujwoiq-s uy Ramarama from eomo of Mr Redwoqd's best mares, and five yearlings by Ramarama, Korari, aud Ingoinar respectively.

The sum of £3<M will b" given in stakes at the Plumpton Park meeting on December 16, the prizes including the Cup.of lOOsovs; Anniversary I?nndK-ap, of SQsoys ; Hurdle Handicap, of 50.wvs.:'.&iuY'x I ro*ting Handicap, of.'4C|sov3. The nominations for tKe Wellington" Cup and R.C: Handicap, number $% eact)itts hordes, b,ejng. UV'ptfpVi \(\t\i the' 'exception $b*t 13 etir tared for the Cup only an 4 The Sci 1 f&v Haudicao only ru~ - a3 j^ go]e representa . tive Mr E. Lyons' colt First Lord, while Canterbury does not contribute many nominations, the great majority of the entries.being maflo up Of North Jsln,nd horses. I' v w\U be noticed Qebrgefi&EfhdniinatGd Nelson, while the Hon. Vf. Robinson's' solitary candidate i 3 Thunderbolt, though Fusillade may, perhaps, be ret down- as in some measure representing his stable. Mr H. R.ed.wood has entered nbthing, and is tljup carrying" gut a determination \yh^h ba pubJicJv expressed at ' a "recent; \Veningtbn meetiug'tbat be wcnjld never run a horse acain at any meeting of either the Wellington Racing Clnb or the Island Bay Club until some alterations are made in the Handicapping arrangements

and in some departments of the management of the clubs. He informs me that he is so thoroughly disgusted With the treatment his horses have been subjected to in Wellington of late that he has boeu compelled to take this step.

The Epuni Licensing Committee, who have for the past 12 monthsrefused to grant a temporary license for the sale of spirituous liquors at Hutt Park racecourse, havn now granted a license for November 9.

The stables at the Turf Hotel, Stoke, (Nelson) were burned down early on Monday morning. They contained Mr Harley's racehorses Marquis and Good Friday. The former was burned to death and the latter seriously injured.

In commenting on the Wanaka meeting, the local paper says that the course was iv excellent order, and altogether everything tended to make the meeting an enjoyable one. A hint may again bo given the Wanaka Club as to the advantage, in the absence of a grand stand, of having a number of seats provided, as it is tiresome to onlookers to have to hang about on their feet all day. This has been done by the Lowburu Club, and was largely availed of during their last meeting. The hanclxaps were thinned considerably through several of the horses breaking down under the strain of the other meetings. Mr Rivers' stable was much missed, as the public felt confident that if he had beeu present they would at any rate have had a fair run for their money, which cannot bo said with any degree of certainty of the race for the Publicans' Handicap at any rate. Iv the first place, according to the new rules of the Dunedin Jockey Club, it is not necess«ary that a man who has two horses entered should declare to win, but it is imperative that he should run them both out. In the race above referred to Furtrader was well backed on the machine, and the deliberate and plainly visible manner in which that horse was pulled on his hauuehes to allow his stable companion Foul Play to win was at once a breach of the rules and also a reflection on the club for takiug no notice of it. On the second day the racing was much better, and had more of an air of honesty than the first day.

Coming to the details of the racing, I find that on the first day proceedings commenced with the Maiden Plate, of 10.%0v5, for which there were six starters, and the winner was found in Mr A. M« Kay's The Flirt, with Mr T. Purcell's Princess second, Mr L. Diamond's Merry Jean third. For the Publicans' Handicap, of 25sovs, in which, as stated above, Mr J. Thomson's Furtrader (71-t) was pulled in order that the same owner's Foul Play (8.->t 41b) might win, the on'y other starter was Mr M. Gordon's Garibaldi (Bst 71b), and he was never in ifc. A Hack Si-lliug Race, of lOsovs, was won by The Flirt from half-a-dozen others ; and another field of seven contested the Trotting Race, of lOsovs. An interesting struggle resulted in a somewhat unexpected win for Mr R. Old's Mabel (50sec), who paid a dividend of £9 15s. Mr Field's No Use (30sec) was second, Mr Mitchell's Barb (45sec) third. In the Flying Handicap, of 15sovs, Foul Play (Bst 101b) beat Mr Lefevre's Revolver (Bst 81b) rather easily. On the second day, a capital race for the Hurdle Handicap, of 20sovs, ended in a, victory for Garibaldi (list 101b), with Mr I. Johnstone's Snowdrift (10it 101b) second, Mr T. Williams' Kiwi (9st) third. A Hack Race, of lOsovs, fell to Mr J. Kane's Topsy out of a field of seven ; and then came the biggest stake of the meeting — the J C. Handicap, of 40sovs — for which four weighed out. A good race saw Mr T. Huddlestone's Knickerbocker Sam (9st 2lb) returned the winner, with Mr J. Cowan's Boots. (Gst 41b) second, Furtrader (7st 101b) third, and Guribaldi (9st) last. A second Trotting Race, of lOsovs, was carried off by Mabel (lOsec), who. paid another fair dividend of £6 3s. Mr Qliveris Mayflower (50sec) finished second, Mr T. Lefevre's Maggie (30sec) third. The Cheroot Race, of ssovs, which caused lots of amuse', meut, went to Mr Robertson's Modesty, who put through six others. The end came with the Oonsolation Handicap, of lOsovs, in which Revolve (7st 121b) scored a win, beating Furtrader and Boota. The sum of £962 was put through the totalisator by Messrs Solomon and Co.

The Canterbury Jockey Club have removed the sentence of disqualification passed nob long ago on M and C. Hob,bs, the horse Bordermtvn, aud the jockey Mazengarb,

The duqualification of the mare Silver Queen and the jockey Bamber for pulling has been endorsed by the Canterbury Jockey Oluh.

At auction the privileges in connection wibh the Canterbury Spring meeting realised £249. This is independent of the gates, grand, stand, <ud grand stand booth. A case of interest to such people as still dabble in consultations was heard a.t the Christchurch Resident Magistrate's Court on Thursday before Messrs R Beetham, R\M., and G. L. Lee. — Jubal Fleming pleaded " Not guilty " to an indictment charging him with unlawfully selling to William Hole, on, or about Qetobur 2.7, two tickets by which he was given an interest in a certain scheme known as «t Robin Hood, No. 8, Sydney programme on the Melbourne and New Zealand Cupsj" f,or whiph there were prizes of money and w,hich was dr,iwn by mode of eh.anpe. He was also charged with sending, or causing to be sent, to \VilHam Willis, of Ooalgate, a certain handbill inviting the sa.id W. Role or W. Willis to take a share in a certain scheme known as " Robin Hood, No. 8," &c, by which prizes for money were drawn for by mode of chance. A third charge o.f .unlawfully conducting a certain scheme known, as " Robin Hood, No. 8," &c., by which prizes of "money are drawn for by mode of cbanoe, Inspector Pender oonducted the prosecution, anil Mr J, B. Fisher appeared for Fleming.— William Hole, a police constable stationed at Coalgate: Went into the sshotp t qf Jubal Fleming on October 27, and asked 1 for two tis'lC™ m i,uo cuuHuitation— one on the Melbourne Cup, and one on the New Zealand. Fleming said he could not give me the tickets, but if I left my name and address, and paid ten shillings for each ticket, he would forward them, by post. I said I was leaving .towja, and wouja prefer to take th« tickets th.en He replied he pould npfc, p.s it was agaiust the law,'and i f ep.eate;d that hV would* pcint "tn'eni .' I called again ih "the afternoon, and s,atd, " | wilHeaye: tb,e'mon,ey $w tW tfclEPtß ftPd u tf J^ A JWflPVi' v. B f p.flt give a repent. 1 p?ld him »*1 tank mite," Be demanded M for posu**- «-^ x gave uiin. Gave him my addre.ss as William Willis,' Coalgate. On tho following morning I received at Coalgato a letter from the post-ofl&ce. It contained two ticket^ foy the Melbourne ard New £ealand Cups, also a' programme with "Fleming's name attached, and a< form tof 'application for tickets*. — Cross-examined by Mr Fisher : Fleming said the'law'was such that he could not hang" xqQt the tickets, but would post them. $c did uqt n&k m.c to take the' tickets. I asked foira for a handbill. Qn the second occasion that. I wei^ to Fleming's I pajd him '$1 ■ Opened tltf letter in the presence "of the" postmaster at Coalgate.— Detective Neil had searched Conr Btable Hole before he 'entered Fleming's uhop: He thes bad t%p %\ notes, Jo his posses*

Bion. After he came out of the shop I went with him to the police station, and again searched him ; he then had only one note on him. — It was here admitted by the defence that post-office box No. 211 was rented by Fleming. — Mr Fisher addressed the Beuch at some length. He cnutonded that no offence bad been proved. In the first place, no reliance could be placed on tho evidence given by Cun&table Hole. He had admitted giving Fleming a fictitious name and having made other statements to him which were untrue; thereiore he asked the Bench not to oonsider his evidence as of any .value. He further contended that tho act did not specify that it was illegal to sell tickets which did not bear upon their face any specification that the holder of the ticket had authority or permission to throw for, compete, or have any interest in any lottery or game of chance. Unless the prosecution were prepared to prove that any drawing had taken place, or prizes gained,the prosecution mu&t fail. As to the third charge he contended that, so far from Fleming having extended any invitation to Hole to take tickets, the latter had applied to him for tickets, and also for a programme.— His Worship stated that he had followed the evidence and Mr Fisher's contentions very closely, and, according to the act, nobody could be more completely in tho toils than was Mr Fleming. The act distinctly stated the offences, and the evidence for the prosecution, had clearly proved such sale. The scheme put forward by the programme was "to the effecb that prizes were to be gained, and that each ticket possessed three chances. The programme gave a lis>t of those who had won on the last drawing. It did not give their names, but stated their occupations. — Mr Fisher asked for the infliction of a nominal penalty. This was the first case brought under the new act, and it had been generally understood that the act was ' a dead letter. In the Australian Colonies the police had failed to obtain convictions under a similar act. — His Worship could not inflict a nominal penalty. The maximum penalty fixed by the act was £200, in addition to two months' imprisonment, with or without hard labour. The accused would be fined £100 on the first two charges, which were taken collectively for the purposes of the penalty, arid 20s on the third charge. As to the remarks made by Mr Fisher agaiust the constable, he was in no way to blame for the part he had played in tho'matter, only having ob syed the instructions of his superior officer, and, so far from doubting his evidence, he accepted it as conclusive. Had a private individual laid the information, he would have allowed him half the fine, but as the sale was proved by a constable, ho was entitled to nothing.

A piiiuful sporting catastrophe has occurred in Scotland (says the Home News), whero the Earl of D<ilkeitb, eldest son of the Duke of Bucclouob, shot himself whilo deerstalking in Inverness-shire. This deplorable ace dent was apparently occasioned by want cf due care in tho management of a loaded rifle. His lordship slipped as he was running down a hill, aud the contents of his gun lodged in his shoulder. Lord Dalkeith, who was better known under his title of Lord Eskdale,was especially successful in manly sports. He was one of the best cricketers of his age, and was very popular in Scotland. ENTRIES AND HANDICAPS. WELLINGTON~RACING CLUB. Tte following nominations have been received for the Wellington Racing Club's Summer meeting : — Wellington cup. • " • Of two miles. Tetford Lady Norah Cinderella Humour Pasha Nelson A*'nvnUtrator Salisbury The Marquis 'i'igridia Ffirduignle British Lion Musk Kose Cremorne Waitiri ltivulet. First Lord Torpedo Spade Guinea Silence Tit Bit Artiller-y > Ituby Derwenter Victoria • Armourer Tho Bhah Thunderholt Fusillade Trfckstei' ' Charnur r . Aliun. ■ RACING CLUB HANDICAP, Of one mile and three-quarters. Tefcford ; Lady t'orah Cinderella Itum'mr. Pasha Nelson Admhilefcrator The Spy Salisbury The Marquis T\«rldln Fardingale British Lion Trick-iter Charmer Mus» Rose Cremorae W itiri Kivulet First Lo:d Torpedo Sp^-i Guinea Silence Tit Bit Artillery Ruby Derwenter Victoria Armourer The Sliah Thundoibolt Fusillade. OHOKA AND EYRETON RACES. The following are the handicaps for the above races: — HANDICAP HURDLES. Two miles. St. lb st 1b Archduke ... 11 0 Ingomar • ... 0 13 Meteor.,, „. 10 5 Gunpowder „. 9 6 OHOKA AND EYRETON CUP. One mile and a-half, AtUol Daisy '„. 8 , 9 • Lavender ... 7 5 Meteor (SUerwin's) 8 '7 Ploughboy " ... 0 7 Ar hduko ... » 3 t-poc ... ... 6 7 I Popit „,, ... 7 5 Slorlborough ... 6 0 ! HANDICAP TIMH TltOT. ■Frolicsome »,. scratch Blind Kiate ... 60 sec ! M'schief ...' 10 »oc Blossom - ... 55 sco" j Biddy >.• ... 40 Beo Bob ... ... sn«ec ' Irish Quean ... 45 sec Zeo ... ... 60 sec i Zillah " ,' ... 5l)Beo Ktmberley ... 60 sec Steam Arm „. 50 sec Jimmy ... 70 sec ■ ENGLISH. The manner in which the projected gre^t match between Ormonde, Beudtgo, MoUou, aud The Bard' cnjjje a.b,ou.t »s detailed? in the Sporting Life of 'September 18 as fallows :— At Blankney, on WeaW-j^y <,vening t a match .which is likely to set the sporting world a talkhlg 1111 its decision was made between Ormonde and The Bard, Across the Flat, the conditions beihg th%t Ormonde concedes- 101b, the .sfaJpL^j; isgue, to be, lOOOsovs each, bait forfeit. The, latest deYeiopmeu't of this highly fntere'sUng affaSris thatXbrd Hasjtuigs has expressed his 'willingness tor. ftjgiton to Kriu'in th'io famous f^ay, ClijWicinile at exp\ weights. ' V^tejt adyicea ara tp the egept tihat Mv Barclay upends allowmg Qe.iut.fge to take part in. th.c yftQP, hut U tW— - sta " keg etands ab »*•"«*-, '^ould the trio be fa health at the time, it will certainly be the crea.t§st sporting event of the season, and tb e flT o *!*-' 8 frf the Houghton meeting, on the last day x>i which it has hesn fjxed'to ta«e plaoe, will assuredly be brilliantly revived. Across the Flat" measures one mile two furlong 6 and 73 s yards, and Melton and Ormonde each carry Bst 101b to The Bard's Bi>t. [It will bescen, that as I anticipated, the absurd telegram. tbft> the hordes ly-pra to, meet pt levd weights (Bst IQlb ea.ch) was, like every thing that gomes from America, utterly untrue".] Beuciigo's withdrawal from the maitch is explained by. his pulluig up lame after a gallop during the last week in September. A match came off in September between a lndy, well known with {he Queen's, and Captain Fits Gerald (late lotb Lance?B), ty ride from WoitjhHntt to LondVfc uniier eialit how.

horses each were allowed, the captain riding 16st and his fair opponent 9st 71b. He was allowed an hour's ttart; but even with this allowance weight would tell, and the lady iron by a quarter of an hour, and appeared not the least distressed. Time, 7hr 45inin. Worthing to Horsham, then through Dorking, Epnom.and Kingston, was the lino of route, aud the distance 61 miles. The figures of the leading jockeys up to September 17 were as follow :—: —

During the succeeding few days Archer increased his lead to 15, running his score up to 136 as against Woods 121. Ormonde has up to last advices won £21,000 in stakes. He has run in nine races, and won them all. Archer has now ridden the winner of the St. Leger six times. In 1877 and 1878 he steered Lord Falmouth's Silvio and Jannette respectively, in 1881 he had the mount on Mr Lorillard's Iroquois, in 1882 he once again sported the magpie jacket successfully on Dutch Oven, piloted Lord Hastings Melton last year, and made up his half-dozen successes with the assistance of Ormonde this year.

THE C.J.C. SPRING MEETING. First Day. —Tuesday, November 9. Christchubch, November 9. The metropolitan meeting of the Christchurch Jockey Club was commenced to-day. The weather was fine, bat a disagreeable north-west wind was blowing. The attendance was very large. His Excellency the Governor, with Major Jervois, arrived shortly after half-past L o'clock, and was received by the stewards and officials of the club. The following are the results :— THK SPRING HURDLE RACE HANDICAP, Of 2uosovs. Second horse to receive 60sovs and third liorae 20sovs out ot stakes. Two milrs. Mr D O'lhien'a Peter Osbeok, 6yrs, list 61b (Slieenan) 1 Mr H Lunn's Tre> Seo. syrs, lOst ... (Lyford) 2 Mr P Haurahan's Meteor, syr», 9st 21b (Milltr) 3 Master Agnes J2.it), Mainboom (lOst 41b), Mammock (9st 121b), Reputation (9st 71b), Arch* duke (9st 71b), and Ludwardine (Bs t 71b) also ran. Tres Se« was quickest on his legs, and Peter . Osbeck being left at the post. As they ap« preached the first hurdle Meteor, closely at* tended by Mainboom, went to the front, Treg Sec heading the rest, and Peter Osbeck acting as whipper-in, As they jumped the hurdle in fiout of the stand Meteor was in front, wich Mainboom second, Maimuoc third, and Peter Ossbtck still in the rear. At Cutts' Master Agnes commenced to go up and was on terms with the leaders passing Ford's. At the five-furlong post Tres Sec was running second, with Meteor still in command, and Peter Q&beck coming very fast. At the last hurdle Tres Sec looked all over a winner, but Peter Odbeck, coming .very fast on the inside, got his head in front iv the last few strides and won all out by a bare neck; Meteor a good third, and Reputation fourth. Time, 3rain 565-.cc. • Totalisator dividends, £12 16s 6d and £11 0» ad. THE CRITERION STAKES, .Of 3sovs each, with loOsovs added. Second horse Sosovs, third 15sovs out of the stakes. Cue I mile. Mr \V V Dennett's Deceiver, aged, by Perkln War« . beck— Unbery, 7st lOib ... ...iWoods) Mr X Brown's Molly £awn, aged, 7at 91 • (Cochrane) 9 Mr J F Le Sueut'a Hermitage, 4yrs, Bst 21b (Chapman). 8 Rocket (Bst 81b), Forester (Bst 21b), Leon (7st" ' 131b), Galatea (7»t 101b), Sierra (7st lOlo), | Metjeor (7st 91b), Longwaist (7st 61b), Kingask (7st4lb;, St. Ives (Got 71b), and Malviuo (Qst) also ran. Molly Bawn and Kingask were first, away from a bad btart, Leon beiug left at the post and Meteor getting off very badly. Half a mile from home Deceiver oame through on the inside, and having Molly Bawn beaten at the rails, won rather easily by a length. Time, lmin 45$!iec. Totalisator dividends, £12 153 and £15 16s. TUB NEW ZEALAND OUP, A handicap sweeps) ake of 20sovs each, with lOOOsove ad 'cd. Second horae 200sovs, a id third taorse lOOsova out of the stake. Two miles. Mr It J Mason's eh m Spnrte Guinea, by King of Clubs— Rupee. 4y s, Bat 10!b (Huxtable) I Major Uoorge's eh h Nelson, 6yrs, 9st 101b (Brown) 2 Mr G G Stead's br h I ocbiel, Syrs, Bst 21b (White) 3 Mr T Hill's b h Pasha, Syrj, Btt 6lb ... 0 Mr J Munn'g b m Waitiri, 4yrs, BEt 51b 0 Mr G Stead's eh h Moana, fyrs, Bsfc ... ' 0 'Mr Ued wood's b h Alpine Rose, 4yrs, 7st 121b ' 0 Mr Webb's eh o Ruby, 3yrs, 7»t lib ... 0 Mr P Butler's br c Artillery, Syrs. 7st lib ' ' 0 Mr J Martin'B br h Trickster, tJyrs, (ist 10lb ' ■ 0 Mr Peck's b c Cremornp, 3yrs, Ost 101b , 0 Hon Vf Robinson's eh c Disowned, 3yrs, 6st 10lb 0 Mr M Sherwin's b g Quibble, Oyrs, » st 101b 0 Mr S Higgott's eh h Patrician, 4yrs, 6st 71b 0 Torrent was scratched an .hour before the race. Trickster was quickest on bis legs from an excel*, lent start, but when they had settled down I ■ .Spade Guinea and Lochiel were in front, with ■. Alpine Rose, Trickster, Waitiri, and Quibble .lead the ruck, and Moana last. Passiug the stand Lochiel was in command, with" the other ' horses mentioned close up, and Moana last. At Cutts' Patrician and Quibble slightly improved tbsir positions, but fell back again at Ford's, when Lochiel was btill in command, with Spade . Guinea, going well within .herself second, JjA' ' the home turn Spade Guinea got her head front, and Lq^hiei fell back,. JJeWa came^witb^ great rush in the^raightf but dould. not cAtclft . the wave, <vVo won easily by'a length and &'h&W, m pocbiel- a fb.ir third I ,* Waitiri fourth, and $$»+' ! owned fifth. "Time" 3min 32seo. Totalizator: (£2 ticketsy *47 V& & ] i fIH ti^eta^lS Ja, ' WINNEJIS Of XBE SW 2MALAN& 6liP.

WBLCOMB STAKES. A sweepstakes p,f Ssova e{fh, with 300sovg added i cocoiid hon-e SOsovs, third horse 2£>£OVB out of the slalje. Colts, Bat 5.b ; hlllee, Sat. Four f uc-i lofigs. ■ '< \ - < - " - • Mr H. Goortirmn'a br o Bilvermark, Apremant^Hupee, Bst olb ... ... .. (Dorritt) t Hon. W. Reeves b c Kimberley. Apremont— ' Martyr. Bat 51b ' ... * ... (Bimwq) 9 Mr P. Butler's b f ftopose, Apremont— Hammock, l Sqb ... ... „. ...(Stratford) 8 Major Nelson George's eh o Bronte, Anteros— My Idea, SstMb ... s ... (Sutherland) 0 lion. Q. M'liean's b o St. Swtthln, Cftdogati— JfaHee,B Ulb w „, „. (AH*b)

• v Mr G. H. Clifford's b « Crutehaeld, Cadogan- ' ' ' Puriki, Bb> 51b... ... (Thompson) 0 Mr R. Brown's b c Gipsy King, by Le Loup— Gitana, Bst 51b - ... ... (Siiarp) 0 ■ Mr G. G. Stead's b f Credulity, Apremont— Miss Flat.Bßt ... ... ••• (Jackson) 0 Mr 1). O'Brien's b f Rose aud Black, Apremont— E,i Avaunt, Bbt ... — (Olupmau) 0 Hon. Miichelson's eh f Forxno, Sterllugwoi'th-'Puleura.-Ssb... — — (Clifford) 0 After some delay at the post the field was despatched to a good start, Silver ni ark aud Repose on the inside, and Rose and' Black on the extreme right, being the first to huow in front. Two furlongs from home Kimberley, who had been very 6low in getting on his legs, commenced to go up at a tremendous pace, and ' .running with the greatest gaineness cut his field down one by one until reaching Silvermark's quarters, but the son of Rupee came again when called upon, and won a good race by half a length ; Repose a fair third, and Crutchfield " fourth. Time,4Bsee. .Totalisator : Inside (£2 tickets), £6 4s 6d ; outside, £2 19s. SKLLING PLATE, Of lOOsova. Oue mile and a-quarter. Mr Dennett's Deceiver ... l Mr Goo 'nun's Sweetbriar ... ... ... 2 Mr Bradley'a Athol Daisy ... ... ... 3 RICOARTON WELTER HANDICAP. A sweepstakes ot 2sovs eacu, with 103 added. Second 20sov8, third lOjovs from the stakes. Six furlongs, Mr M Sherwin's Meteor, by Kauri, aged, 9st lllb (W Mitchell) 1 - MrH Piper's Mirella, 3yrs, Bst 121b ... (Uerrett) 2 Mr G G Stead's Ike, 6yrs, lust 51b ... (Ruiiings) a Forester (lOst 31b), Derwenter (lOst), Master Agnes (9st 131b), Kingask (9st 131b), Tog (9st lllb), Vanity Fair (9 & t slb), St. Ives (Bst 10lb), Malvino (Bsb 7lb), Brilliant (Bst), and Ploughboy (Bst) also ran. Won easily. The Scratch Selling Race was won by ~ .Finance from 10 others. THE WANGANUI SPRING MEETING. ' ■ Wanganui, November 9. , " Tho Spring meeting of the Wanganui Jockey Club came off to-day. Owing to heavy rainfall the' night previous and the doubtful state of the weather this morning, the attendance was oniy moderate. The results were as follotf :— TRIAL STAKES HANDICAP, Of 50sovs. Three-quarters of a mile. British Lion ... ... ... 1 Stavnuouß ... ... ... 2 Miss I'utiban ... ... ... 3 Some difficulty was experienced in getting a start in this race. After some time they were got away well together. British Lion took the lead and he" kept it the whole way, coming in two or three longths ahead, with Strenuous second, and Miss Puritan third.. A protest was entered by the owner of Strenuous for crossing at the halfmile post, but it was not entertained. Time, lmin 20Jsec. Totalisator dividend, £6 18s, . HANDICAP HURDLE RACE, Of 7550v6. Two miles and a distance. Orlando ... ... ... ... 1 Maminga ... ... ... 2 Wideawake ... ... ... 3 This was a grand race, Orlando and Wide*' - awake being favourites, but the extra weight told on Wideawake, who came well to the front in the last half round, but was unable to cope with the pace. Maminga appeared to lose pace at the last hurdle and never regained it, Orlando winning by half a neck, Maminga Second, Wideawake third. Totalisator dividend, £8 6s. For the Hack Hurdle Race of 20sovs, seven horses faced the starter. The Doctor came to grief at the second hurdle, the jockey escaping unhurt. Waitangi won,, with Reform second and-Corsair third. Totalisator dividend, £2 165. WANGANUI STAKES HANDICAP, uf 150SOVS. One and a-half mile. British Lion ... ... .., 1 Ahu& ... ... ... ... 2 Landseer ... ... ... '4 Eight horses started ; Fisherman leading well for the first quarter of a mile, when he was replaced by Ahua, who was quickly collared by British Lion, the pair racing homo together, British Lion winning by two and a-half lengths, Ahua second, and Landseer third. Time, 2min 478e0. Totalisator dividend, £8 Bs. MAIDEN PLATE, Of 40sovs. One and a-quarter mile. Fendoza ... ... ... ... 1 Little Vixen ... ... ... 3 Mermaid... ... ... ... 3 In this race Merrylegs, Auctioneer, and British Lion were scratched. Six horses started for the race, which resulted in Pendoza coming home a chain ahead, never having been asked to gallop, Little Vixen second, Mermaid third. Time, 2min 22sec. Totalisator dividend, £15. The Hack Race of 20sovs and the Consolation of 20sovs brought the day's sport to a close. Rnf as winning the former and Ahua the latter. TAIERI RACES. The annual meeting of the Taieri Amateur Torf Club was held on the old Siiverstream course yesterday, and attracted as usual a moderately large number of visitors from town as well as the residents of the surrounding district. The weather was rather oppressively warm at noon; bat 10 minutes later people were muffling themselves up and seeking shelter from a bitter htorm of wiud and hail. This, again, gave way almost immediately to the pleasant suushine so highly esteemed by holiday-makers, and sunshine and showers were sandwiched pretty impartially for the rest of the day, the sunshine having if anything a trifle the best of it. Some ■ very interesting racing was witnessed, although few of the finishes were very close. Factory Girl justified the continued support of her last year's admirers by pulling off a very neat double, viz., the Taieri Handicap and the Ladies' Purse. In both races she secured a lead early In the race and held it throughout. Speculation was very brisk considering the number of people npon the course. DISTRICT HANDICAP HURDLE RACE. Of 20sova. Over eight flights of hurdles. Open to all horses that have been the Jona/de prop -rty of residents within the Taieri county for three months, and have been trained within the Taieri county. Amateur riders allowed 7lb. One mile and a-half. Mr J Christie's br m Mabel, aged, 9st 101b (Poole) 1 Mr WJ Gore's brg Wildboy, Syra.lOst 121b (Gourley) 2 Only a couple were left in the race owing to the Bcratching of Shamrock, and Wildbpy was, of coarse, made a strong favourite. He got away first, and cleared the first hurdle a bit in front, leading up to the second jump by half a dozen lengths. Both horses, however, ran round the obstacle, and on being brought back Mabel got over first and went on some 20 lengths to the good, . Poole took her along very fast from this point ; and although Wildboy flew bis hurdles splendidly and closed up considerably at the mile, he somehow never caught the mare, who held the pace fairly to the end, and galloped up to tho post a dozen lengths totbe good. Thero mx £118 in the totelißator. UiVidewtl £2 09.

MAIDEN PLATE. Of 20sova. For all horses that have been the bona Jide property of residents iv the Taieri county for three months, have b j en trained within the Taieri county, and have never won an advertised prize exceeding iOsovs. Weight for age. On« mile and a-quarter. Mr D Vannini's b g Teddy, 4yra, Bst lllb (II George) 1 Mr G Hicks' br g D-ei-foot, 6vrs, 9st (Frederick) 2 Mr J Oughton'i b m Unknown, syrs, Bsfc 13ib (MrChrisHe) 3 Mr D Grant's eh g Goldbug, syrs, 9st (car 9st, tj§lb] (Jlaggart) 0 Mr P Magee's eh m Rosie, (syrs,Bst 131b (car 9st Bib) (Owner) 0 Mr W Cameron's br m Minikin, Syrs, Bsfc 12'b (Ellis) 0 Mr A Cullen'sbf Winifred, 4yrs, Bst 91b (Owner) 0 Mr Steadmau's eh c Dairyboy, 3yrs, 7st 121b (H Christie) 0 Mr J Mekose's blk or r i Nightshade, 3yr», 7»t 71b (J Mefroae, juu ) " 0 This race is easily described. Teddy junajped away with the lead, and the first after him to emerge from the ruck were Deerfoot and Unknown. These passed the post for the first time in the order named, and their positions remained unaltered to the end, the only change being that the gap between each widened considerably. The rest of the field also straggled, so that the race was run in regularly open order. Teddy came up the straight ten or twelve lengths to the good, and about the same distance separated Deerfoot from Unknown. Nightshade deprived Rosie of fourth place on the post. Time, 2min 26sec. There was £382 in the totalisator ; dividend £2 6,i. HANDICAP TIME TROTTING RMJE, Of 30bovb. Three mileß. Op.n to all horses. No weight under i Ost. Mr J Turnbulls bni Fairy, dgei, 50sec (Owner) 1 Mr J Melrose's br m Kvangeline, aged, 27sec (Poole) 2 Mr N Reid's eh m Magic, 6yrs,sssec ... (Owner) 3 Mr J Alexan er's blk c Ino, syrs, 55sec ... 0 Mr J Wh'te's eh m Wildfiower. aged. 55seo ... 0 Mr J Oughton's bik g Nigger, aged, oOsec ... 0 Mr II 6ourley'» b'* g Tommy, nged, 50sec ... 0 Mr 1) Grant's b g Sara, tfyrs, 508 ec Mr M Anderson's bin Shepucrdess, aged, 4ssec ... 0 Mr VV H Morton's b g Maniac, aged, 45sec ... 0 Mr T Kitt's r g Reeter, 6yra, 35sec .. ... 0 Mr D Davidson's g m Folly, aged, 20sec ... 0 Mr J Fleming's b in Duchess, aged, 17sec ... 0 MrE Lyon'achg Axe, aged. 12ste ... ... 0 Mr T Rutherford sg g Silver Bell, aged, scratch 0 The public seemed suddenly to get wind of Fairy ]ust before the race, and she was rushed on the totalisator. Anticipations were thoroughly justified by the event, as the mare went to the front in the first half-mile and was never displaced. She held a strong lead at the end of the second mile, but Folly had by that time drawn into second place, and looked very dangerous for the moment. However, she went to pieces in the last mile, and left Faiiy to trot home 150 yards ahead of Evangeline; Magic third, olose up. Silver Bell and Duchess both trotted very prettily, but did not do what the handicap asked of them. The time from start to finish was 9min 49|sec, winner's time 9min 44£sbc. There was £323 in the totalisator ; dividend, £2 4s. TAIBRI HANDICAP, Of 50bovb. Open to all horses. One mile and ■ • a-half. Mr J O'DbnneH'B .b f Factory Girl, iyrs, 7st 61b (Smith) 1 Mr W J Taggart's br g Rlccartdn, 4yrs, ti*t 101b (J Drummond) 2 Mr W W Greener's eh g Trapper, aged, 7sfc 101b (I)yer> 3 Mr T Kitt's R m Iro aides, oyrs, Bst 121b.. .(Dent) 0 Mr T George's br g Shamrock, 6yrs, 7st 81b (H George) 0 Mr D Vahnini's b g Teddy, 4vrs, 7st 81b (Christie) 0 . Mr W J Gore's b m Sweetbriar, aged, tisfc Blb (R Ueorge) 0" Factory Girl got away with a little the best of it, and. on approaching the stand had a lead of a bare length from Sweetbriar, with Teddy and Shamrock in close attendance. When threequarters of a mile had gone Trapper was sent along in a very determined style, and going up to Factory Girl deprived her temporarily of the lead. Teddy was now lying third. Trapper, although his rider was moving on him, could not retain his position, and fell back a bit a quarter of a mile from home ; while Riccarton came up fast and made a hot race of it with Factory Girl up the straight/ Two hundred yards from home the three leaders were in a cluster and Riccarton looked a likely winner. Drummond, however, made a mistake in trying to squeeze into inside running and cannoned slightly with Factory Girl, losing some ground. The filly then came on a tolerably easy winner by two lengths ; Trapper a fair third, Teddy fourth. Sweetbriar headed the others who were .distanced. Time, 2miu 48 l-ssec. There was £443 in the totalisator ; dividend, £9 14s. HANDICAP PONY RACE, Of 10 soys. One mile. Mr George's br m Nora, 6yrs, Bst ... (George) 1 Mr Edgar's Dewdrop. 7st 71b ... ... 2 Mr C tton'a Black Bess, 7st 4lb ... ... 3 Mr Samson's Our ''ony, 7st 41b ... ... 0 Mr Why te's Mousey, 7st ... ... ... t) Dewdrop led at the start, with Black Bess and Nora close up. Black Bess got upon terms and temporarily headed the leader at half a mile, but died away again, and Nora at the same time passed to the front and soon had a strong lead, which she held to the finish, winning as she liked from Dewdrop fey two lengths. Black Bess barely secured third place from Our Pony. Time, lmin 58£ sec. £256 was invested in the totalisator; dividend, £1 15s. LADIES' PURSE HANDICAP. Of 25sovs. Open to all horses that have been the bona fide property for not less than three months of residents within the Taie'i county, and have been fc ained in the T«leri county. One mile and a-half. Gentlemen riders only. Mr J O'DonneU'B b f Factory Girl, 4yrs, 9st 101b (Taggarfc) 1 Mr D Vannini's b g Teddy, 4yrs, lOst 31b (Jones) 2 Mr T George's br g Shamrock, 6yrs, lOat 51b (Smith) 3 Mr W H Morton's g g College Boy, 6yra, Hist 121b (Lou-len) 0 Mr W J Gore's br gWildboy, oyrs, lOst (Gourley) 0 Mr G Hicks' br g Deerfoot, 6yra, 9st 51b (Fredericks) 0 Mr J Christie's br m Mabel, aged, Bst 71b (Owner) 0 Mr N M'Lean's br m Lady Ellen, 4yr», Bsfc (H George) 0 Once more Factory Girl jumped away from, the post with a bit in hand, and led by a little from Shamrock, who was about a length behind at the half-mile, with Teddy, College Boy, and Deerfoot nearest. Mr O'Donnell's filly was never caught, and gradually increased her advantage along the back stretch, Shamrock running consistently in second place, and Teddy third. A quarter of a mile from home Teddy made an effort and drew up a good deal, but he did Eot last up the straight, and Factory Girl romped home as she pleased four lengths in front, Shamrock being a bad third. Time, 2min 58|sec. There was £269 in the totalisator ; dividend, £3 11s. SELLING HACK EACH, Of lOsovb. No weight under lOBt. One mile. Mr Gore's Sweetbriar ... ... ... 1 Mr Magee's Roeie... ... ... ... 2 Creamy. Polly* Larry, and Lady Ethol al&o 6tarted,

Rosie held a strong lead for half the distance, when Sweetbriar passed her and won easily. There was £110 in the totalisator ; dividend, £1 19s. Tho winner was knocked down to Mr Snow for £10 ss.

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SPORTING NEWS., Otago Witness, Issue 1825, 12 November 1886

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