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OUR AUCKLAND SPORTING LETTER.

(Feom Oub Own Coebbspondbnt.) Auckland, May 28. Matters hi connection with the A.B.C. Winter meeting remain in a very quiet state, and from what I can see there is not likely to be much alteration in this respect until the Wanganui hor£esput in an appearance. The Wanganui horse Oddfellow, who is weighted respectively at 10a 1 61b and lOst in the Hurdle Race and Great Northern Steeplechase, promises to become a very hot favourite for those events. Since he won the Steeplechase at Wanganui on Queers Birthday there has been a big run on him, and 100's to 10 would be fraely taken about him wining the double, but the best price at present on offer is 100's to 12. J.R&e'Bpajr Orangeman and Guy Fawkes, who were both highly fancied when the weights appeared, performed very unsatisfactorily at Takapuna last week, and as a natural consequence have been in much less, favour of late. There is a particular obstacle in the course over which the Takapuna steeplechase is 4 run that has such a record for bringing about accidents that it has long been dubbed the "fatal jump." How many accidents have at various times occurred at it it is difficult to say, but the list is a very lengthy one. It was there that Edge combe and Hawthorn were killed in January last. On Saturday last Recruit came down at the same place, and his rider (Pearson) was badly knocked abont. The obstacle is, strange tt remark, nothing more than a three foot hur«le; but there can be little doubt that it is so situated that the horses get the full rays of the eon hi their eyes, which causes them to misjudge their distance, hence the accidents. Carbineer (the half brother to Ariel) has broken down, and will not again be persevered with. Tetford (the half brother to St. James) is also a suspicious case, his ailment being a badly injured pastern, and he will have to be treated to a lengthened rest. Even then it is doubtful if he could survive a severe winding up. Mr G. Cutfcs arrived to-day, and will at once assume his duties as manager ab Sylvia Park. I understand that Major George is to receive £150 a year for acting as managing director of the New Zealand Stud Company. The Takapuna Jockey Club had beautiful weather for their meeting on the Queen's Birthday, and there must have been nearly 2500 people present. Speculation was very brisk, and during the afternoon £3065 were passed through the machines over the seven 1 events. The opening event on the card was. the Compulsory Stakes of SOsovs, which terminated as I anticipated it would in a walk over for Warrior, and so the club successfully checkmated the metropolitan club's action in ordering them to increase their stakes. The Selling Steeplechase, of 40sovs, was reckoned a pretty good thing for J. Kean's Huntsman (9.0), but he was easily defeated by Messenger (9.0), and the latter's admirers received £3. The Selling Race, of SOsovs, one mile, fell to Capella (9.7), who easily beat Lioness (6 7) and sis others. Dividend, £2. Capella was bought in by the owner for £30. The Hurdle Race, of SOsovs. one and three-quarter miles, drew out a good field of .seven— viz , Orangeman (11.0), Artist (11.0), Recruit (10.4), Landseer (9.4), Don (6.7), Kangaroo (9.10), and.Leclair (9.7). Recruit won by a length from Landseer, Dividend, £7

4s. < The Birthday Handicap, of ,80sovff,one j mile and a quarter, .only-had a fieidCof fpurrryiz., Leorina "(6.12)'," Fusee, (7.12); .'Signess (7,3), Audacity ,(8.3). JEfusee was made a. warm | favourite, bat when the flag went down Had; I field took Leonora to the front, While Wright, ; pulled EJuaee^way, laat. , Leonora ,was never afterwards headed, and won by. half a length from Fusee. v The places would have .been reversed, had the latter b.eeu ridden „properiy. Dividend, £3,, 10?.. The, Novel Race, of , 30spys,, fell to Sirloin, who beat seven others. Dividend,; £2 4s, The Steeplechase, of lOOsovs, three milea, which was the big .event of ; the day, had afield of six, viz :— Artist (iO.l2), ) Guy Fawkes (10.J2), Recruit (10.6), Don (10.0), Messenger (9.4^. and Le Clair (9.2).^ Guy,, . Fawkes , was made a warm favourite, v while Recruit was next Jn demand. Artist, went to the front after the first round and held his ad-: vantage throughput, winning, by a length from Messenger, with poo. a good third. The win of Artist was a great surprise to his party, as eariy, in the day he failed to gain a situation in the Hurdle Race. ,The dividend was £10 ,0 a. /The afternoon's sport ;^ras brought to a,,clofle with, the Victoria Handicap, of 50sovs (five , furlongs ; and a-half), which had the following field:— Fusee . (8.8), Leorina (8.0),. Capella (0.12), Tupaki (9.2), Squire (8.10), Audacity (8.8), Carbineer, (2.0), and Billy Billy (6.10). „ Fusee took the lead at the start, and won comfortably by half » length from Leorina. Dividend, £3 Is. . COURSING. The Auckland Coursing Club's meeting opened on Friday laas. under most auspicious circumstances, and promised to be a most 'sue- . cessful gathering; but on the seednd. day there" was such great slaughter amongst' the hards, that the supply was" exhausted; ,aqd it was . therefore impossible to finish' any of the events. Instead of stocking the park for some time before the meetings, it has' now been decided in future to procure the hares only a short time beforehand put them in the drive the night previous to coursing. With the hares exhausted it is doubtful if the meeting can be brought to a conclusion for a, week or two, and it 1 is likely that the final round will not be run off until the 15th July. FOOTBALL. At a meeting of the Auckland Football Club to consider the plan of campaign for. the season. J. B. O'Connor was elected, captain, T.,Henderson vice-captainl It, was,. stated that the pro--, speefcs of the club had nod been bo promising for years. NOMINATIONS. D.J.O. CHAMPAGNE STAKES, 1890. :, Mr G G Stead's br o Palliser, by Nordenfeldt— Badiftace - , " Mr G G Stead's, eh o Medallion, by Mbrdenfeldt— , Locket .' . Mr, G G Stead's b c Moraine, byApremont— Miss FlatMr G G Stead's b g Radiation, by Apremont— lris • Mr G G Stead's b,f Oarronade, by Nordenfeldfr*Roßarina . ; Mr G G Stead's eh f Liquidation, by Xiag dole— Realisation Major F N George's oh c Reprisal, by First KingMemphis ■ ' ; Major F N George's b o Vendetta, by St. Albans— The Maid Major F N George's 'oh f Miss Dole, by King Cole— Tanambr/i '. Major F N George's eh f Ooal Souttle, by King Cote— Florence , Mr J D Ormond's b e, by St. Leger— Scottish Lassie I Mr J D Ormonfl'o br f, by. yordenfeldt— Blfln Mr J D Orinoud's bI , by St. Leger -Wood Nymph Mr J D Ormond's b f, by Apremont— Hammock Mr J D Ormond'B g or oh f , by Leollnus— Maid of Afchol Mr J D Ormond's eh f , by St. Leger— Yattaey Mr t D O'Brien's oh > Aquarius, by Apremont— .Wafcerwitch ' Mr D 'O'Brien'* oh o Town Moor, by St. Leger— Miss Laura Mr D O'Brien's b o Freedom, by Gaptivator— Maid of Honour., Mr P Butler's br or blk o, by Apremont— Becky Sharp Mr P Butler's b o Bay King, by Oadogan-Oorcyra ; Mr P Butler's bor br o Crack Shot, by Nordenfeldfc — Pungawerewere Mr H L Johnson's blk or eh f, by Apremont— Gilda Mr J Kennedy's b f Sleep, by Bomnus— Yatterina ' Mr J Harris' borbro, by Apremont— Nautilus Mr B Outts' b or br c Bgallte, by Dauphin— Slssle Mr W Macfarlane's o Rich Lake, by Biohmond— i Blue Lake Mr J Dickey's br o Oambra, by Nordenfeldt— Eryoina Mr W A Turnbull's oh c,' by Le Loup— Empress Mr S JKildare's b f Sincerity, by Neokersgat— Fidellty ' Hog G M'Lean's eh c, by Gorton— Lady Bmma Hon, G M'Lean's b g, by Gorton— lndolence - Hon G M'Lean'i eh f , b Gorton— Malice ' Mr J Stephenson's b g, by Albany— Fallacy Mr J Stephei^aon's br c, by Oreswick— Nancy Lee Mr J Stepheneon's b f , by Oadogan— TJfcania ■ Mr W Fowler'a b f Wateroresg, by Trefoil— Water, Nymph Mr W Fowler's eh o Oalora, by Trefoil-La Bohemienne Middle Park Company's br c, by Apremont— Flattery Middle Park Company's b o, by Sfc GeorgeCharm Middle Park Company's oh c, by Sfc George— Bed Roue •Mr GTurnbull'i blk or br o, by Le Loup—Bemnanfe Mr W A Smith's eh g, by Gorton -Dione Mr B T Bhodes' b or br o Cock of the Walk, by Assyrian— Talk of the Hills Mr W O Webb's oh f , by Bundoora— Wave Mr W O Webb's b f , by Bundoora— Veno Mr W O Webb's br f, by Bundoora— Miranda Mr George Leslie's br f Nenuphar, by Apremont— Watersprite Mr H Horsford's bg, by Cadogan— La Mode Mr H Horsford's b f, by Albany- Zelica. COMPJJU.TITE List Sinob 1885. 1885. 1886. 188 T. 1888. 1889. 1890. Entries ... 38 24 43 42 33 50 KACIIVG IN NEW ZEALAND. DDNEDIN JOCKEY CLUB MAY MEETING. Presidept, Hon G M'Lean ; vice-president, Mr J Stephenson; stewards— Messrs B Wilson, J A Cook, WL Philp, L Maclean, W H Taggarb.J Fleming, J Hazletfc, James Mills, M.H.8. ; judge, Mr L Maclean ; starter, Mr H Driver ; clerk of the course, Mr H Gourley, jua } clerk of the scales, Mr S G Smith ; timekeeper. Mr F Hyams ; haudicapper, Mr George Dowse; treasurer, Mr F Meenan; secretary, Mr Sydney Jameß. Fibst Da?— Fbiday, May 24. The weather was fine though dull for the first day of the May meeting, which used aforetime to be known as the Queen's Birthday races. A passing shower fell about midday, but there was no heavy rain, and for a winter meeting there was nothing at all for the spectators to complain of. .The attendance both in the outer enclosure and on the lawn was very good. The sum of £6355 was passed through the totalisators by Messrs Mason and Roberts in the course of the day. Appended are the detailed results of the racing: — HANDICAP HUBDLE BAOE, Of 75sova; second horse 15bovb from the stakes. About two miles. I. O. 46 29— Mr G Smith's b g Garibaldi, by Barwon—Merrimao, aged, 11.4 (Owner) 1 102 47— Mr O O'Connor's b h Louis, -lyre, 9.5 (Owner) 2 190 88— Mr Thomas Kearney's b h Torrent, syrs, 11.10 - ... ... (Owner) 3 20 U— Mr B Wilson's chg Trapper, aged! 10,7 - (J Cotton) 0 22 28— Mr P Jones' br g Monteagle, syrs, 10.0 - * (Owner) 0

11 . . 7— Mr W Ballantyne's blk g Brebus, aged, : J ' , 977. 'Z. " •' •';..'. -'V. (Owner) 0 32 24-MrJ Poole's blk gWaltangl, aged, 8.9 < - '. •- • .t , -. • , « .(Owner) .0 Trapper went away in the lead, with Erebus and Waitangi in closest attendance,- and Monteagle hi the rear; -At tile third huriile the latter struck and jcame "down, giving his rider a nasty fall. Atfche next jump Erebus ran round and further reduced the field* Waitangi and Trapper I still held the leadat" the *end of the first mile; ! with Torrent closing on them, Louis lying ; next and Garibaldilast"; but a change took place before another quarter of a mile- had gone. Trapper, of whom it had been talked of not start' jng at one time; waa'in difficulties, and Torrent ran on in the lead* with- Waitangi' as a com-* panion; while Garibildi was let out andtravelled up fast; from 1 the ruck; He held command at the half-mile post; but here'another big bidder, for the race appeared in 'Louis',' who ! shot alongside the leaders, and turned inter the straight in close company with Garibaldi^ Waitangi, and'TorrWi Over the last hurdle,- however, Garibaldi had slightly the call', and being ridden ©very foot of the way home "just defeated a^determinedchallenge by -Louis, and passed the post about threequarters of a length to the good. - Torrent was two lengths away, Waitangi fourth, and/Trapper' ,fifth. • Time, 4min sJsec. ■ There Was 1 £658 in the^ totalisators. Dividends: Inside, £B ss6d;s 6d ; outside, £B'2s. Mr Jones, who had been thrown forward upon his head and been rolled over by his horse, was removed insensible to the Racecourse : Hotel, where he was attended by Dr Pgsttfn, Who happened to be upon the course. His injuries are pronounced to be serioas, : ' . mai;dthn ; plath, ' OfoOsOvs. Weight for age. One mile and ■ "" , a-quarter. I. O. , , „. .35 6— Mr M Sherwin's bg' Lisbon, by Vaseo Be Gama— Toi, 3ys, 8.4 ... (M'Ddnald) 1 105 65— Mr A Anderson's b o Dispute, 3yrs, 8.7 . . • ! > n >~' . (Sharp) 2 103 55— Mr J Christie's br m Cinnabar, 4yrs, 8.12 t , (M'Morrln) 0 31 15— Mr T Kearney's b h Torrent, syrs, 9.1 (Owner) 0 18 9— Mr G Buthven's b g Ishmael, syrs. 8.12 (Dyer) 0 29 21r-Mr P Jones' br g, Monteagle, syrs, 8.12 (White) 0 15 s— Mr F Healer's g a Little Shamrock, 4yrs 8.11 I (Gibb) 0 22 19— Mr J W Cotton's eh g Assassin, '4yrs 8.11 (T Buddicombe) 0 266 130— Mr A L Popham's b o Aloinous, Syrs, 8.7 , , . (Derrett) 0 40 29— Mr J Dooley's br f Quickstep, 3yrs, 8.5 , (W Cotton) O t There were three false 'starts, and when the flag finally fell Jhe'iield went away in very ragged order. Quickstep," who had been prominent in jthe breaks 'a' way r dashed off with a strong lead, ■Little' Shamrock lying second, and lahmael third. The stand Wastpas^ed in this order, a length or so separating each of the leaders. Dispute came next, heading the second 'files. Rounding the •bend of the course Cotton seemed inclined to steady Quickstep a little, but the filly was full of running, and by the time "three-quarters of a mile had been covered had drawn a dozen lengths ahead of anything. Ishmael had .Quiokstep in second place, but the field here began, to close up, Dispute going on in determined 'pursuit of the leader, and Assassin making an effort which, however,, only landed him in the second Yank. A quarter of a mile from home .Quickstep had come back to. the field, and 'Lisbon emerged into, the Btraight with a clear lead, followed closely ,by ftiaptite; Quickstep, Assassin, and Little .Shamrock lying nest. The run home produced a fine sjtmggle between Lisbon and pfspute, in which the former, though resolutely challenged, held his own prettily, and 'won a keenly ridden race by a good half length. Cinnabar just beat Quickstep for 1 third place on the post, but no third 'horse was placed by the ljudge. Time,2minl7se6. There Was £1017 in the totalisators. Dividends: Inside, £17 6s; outside, £51 125. BiRTHDAY HANDICAP, Of 200SOVS, with a, sweep of Ssovs each added; second horse 20' soys, third lOaova from the stakes. One mile and a-half. I. 0. 99 63— Mr. G H Clifford's br g Ohudleieh, by Oadogan— Siesta, 3yr8, 7.12 (M'Grath) 1 110 50-Mr W 0 Webb's eh g Buby, syrs, 8.5 (Derrett) 2 48' 24— Mr J Crockett's b m Forget-me-Not, 5yr9,6.7, (Wisby) 3 1 16 48— Mr H Hammond's blk h Sultan, 4yn, 9.7 (Whits) 0 99 46— Mr H Goodman's oh|m Apropos, 6yr5, 8.9 (Price) 0 107 81— Hon G M'Lean'i b h St. Clair, syrs, 8.0 (Brown) 0 50 92— Messrs M and 0 Hobbs' Quibble, aged, 7.8 ... ..., ... (M'Donald), 0 < 51 31— Hon G M'Lean's br c St. James, 3yrs, 7.7 •' (W { Buddicombe) f A fair start was effected," Chudlelgh cutting ,'out, the running, with Forget-me-Not second. These two passed the stand separated by half a [length, with Apropos in, third place, pulling hard,!and Ruby heading thejojihers, who followed in a duster. . St. Clair was in the rearmost files |and a furlong later, fell back to the place of whipper in. The position 6f the leaders was not [changed during the next half mile, but both Buby and; Apropos looked full of running, and 'promised to try conclusions with Chudleigh and Porget-me-^ot before the finish. . St. James, Quibble, and Sultan formed the; rear rank, but <the latter began to tail off at. this point, and (finally finished last in company with St. Clair. The rest of the field were in compact order at [the home turn, and a magnificent finish was witnessed, Buby making a big bid for victory from the distance post,. He got well upon.terma with Forget-me-Not and Chudleigh, but a punishing contest resulted in the latter just holding a bare advantage on the posiand whining from the chestnut by a short head, while Forgot-me-Not was on their flanks almost side by side with Apropos and Quibble. Time, 2min 46£ sec. There was £1045 in the totalisators. Dividends : Inside, £6 3s 6d ; outside,' £s 4s. MAY HANDICAP TfiOT, Of 60sovB ; second horse, lOsovs ; third horse, ssovs from the stakes. Three miles. I. 0. 327 134— Mr T Lynskey'a eh m Zenobia, syrs, 60sec... ... ... ... 1 85 46— Mr B Conlan's b g Silver Prinoe, aged, 70aec ... ... 2 92 47— Mr B Brown's b m Jane, aged, 60seo (G Smith) 3 32 14— Mr H J Smerdon's b m Anneau dOr, aged, Bcr ... ... (Owner) 0 16 4— Mr C W Henshall's b m Frolicsome, aged, 13sec ... . (M'Lachlan) 0 13 10— Mr H J Smer,don's eh g Foremast, aged, 32sec ... ... (L&WBon) 0 10 4— Mr J Melrose's br m BvangeHnei aged, - • 32seo ... ■ ... (Owner) 0 12 4— Mr W M'Kewen'B r m Bose, aged, 37sec ■ (Owner) 0 15 B— Mr J Black's g g Silver Bell, aged, 45seo (M'Mullen) 0 59 27— Mr J M'Kewen's or m Antrim, aged, ; 47860... ... ... (OwneV) 0 42 16— Mr A Jones ns g h Taiaroa, aged, 60aeo_. (Owner) 0 28 12— Mr 0 W Henshall's br m Emily, aged, C 5880... ... (T Cotton) 0 9 B— Mr J Falrley's b m Ida Maid, aged, 65aeo - ' (J' Allan) 0 26 9— Mr J Poole's r m Mllton'B Daisy, aged, 655e0... ... ... (Owner) 0 22 24— Mr P Magee's b g Ranger, syrs, 65seo ' (Magee) 0 22 18— Mr A Potter's blk m Blackbird,^ 6yrs, *705e0... ... ' (J Cotton) 0 26 10— Mr A Waugh ns b g Sam, aged, 70eeo ' . (Owner) 0 Public , opinion did not err in this event. Zenobia, who [was made a .hot favourite, .led at the end of the first mile, Jane. sep&M.going

„ .weli, and Ranger third. The, leader r was never, { supplanted "f torn thi^, but, .^lthough 'she broke repeatedly and allowed Jarie*,.to, get close upon Daring the second mile. Ranger yielded thirdplace to Silver Prince^ who was .trotting in finb. style and looked formidable. 'towards the, finish. Ah it was, however; Zenobia, despite her mistakes, had the event safe, md trotted home ' 10 yardsl'ahekd of Silver Prince, who passed Jane on the post. Ranger jwas fourth a long way back, and all the others distanced. Time, 9min lOaec. There was £1230, in the totalisators Dividends: Inside, £2 6s; outside, ; £21256 d. BULLING BAOB, Of 40BOV8. One mile and a distance. I. O. , 35 11— Mr J.Lefevre's b g Jackal, aged, 7.5 (Buddioombe) 1 52 24— Mr H Hammond's eh m Taniwha, syrs, 6.13 ... ... (Seaoombe) % ' 127 41— Messrs M and 0 Hobbs' gg College Boy, aged, 7.12... ... (M'Dobald) 3 132 57— Mr P Butler's b m Kepose,, t 4yrs, 8.12 (Holmes) 0, 67 23 -Mr J Poole's oh m Bvening Star, 4yrs, 7.5 ... " - ... - (Young) 0 18 7— Mr G Buthren'i b m Seaside. syrs, 8.13 (Buthven) 0 150 68— Mr,S Alexander's eh. g Doubtful, pyrs, 6.12 ... ... (Wisby) 0. 27 11— Mr J Cookerell's b g Skip Jack, aged, 6.5 (George) 0 Jackal got first away, and passed the stand with Doubtful at his girths, Repose lying third." Seaside ran, off at. this point. The two leaders kept their relative positions until half a mile, 1 when the field closed on th'em,.and they, rounded , into the straight in very compact order, Jackal however still holding his lead. He was, closely' attended, by Taniwha, Doubtful, and Repose, While College, Boy made an ugly rush on the outside, looking "decidedly, dangerous for a few moments. The actual finish was,' however, fought but between Jackal and Taniwha, who led the others by a shade at 'the 'distance post. Both we're ridden' dean out, and Jackal managed to secure a splendid race by a neck. College Boy was third, with Doubtful almost alongside him, and Repose fifth. Time; 2min s£sec. There was £635 on the totalisators. Dividends : ' Inside, £15 4s 6d ; outside, £19 Ids., The winner was bought in by his owner for £34, TRADESMEN'S HANDICAP, Of 85sovs; second horse lOso'vs'frbm the stakes. The winner of' the Birthday Handicap 101b extra., One mile. I. 0. 68 29— Mr H Goodman's oh m Moss Bose, 4yr«, 7.9 ... ... (0? Buadicombe) 1 112 62-Mr 0 Turabull's eh f AprrsiMoi, 3yrs, 7.9 ... ... (W Buadicombe) 2; 168 52— Mr F Oudaille'a oh h Mon Loup, syrg, . 7.10... ... ... - (Sharp) 3 93 47— Mr G H Clifford's eh m Golden Crest;, 4yr5,8.1, „., ...(M'Grath) 0 36 15— Messrs M and C Hobbs' b g Quibble, aged, 7.12 ... (M'Donald) 0 21 17— Mr J Dooley's br f Quickstep, 3yrs, 6.5 (Wisby) 0 14 3— Mr J Christie'B br f Cinnabar, 4yrs, 6.0 , , -.. (I, Allan) 0 Mr Driver despatched them this, time to a, ! first-rate start, Mon ,Lqup taking a slight' lead, iwith Apres Moi, Golden Crest, , Quibble, and .Moss Rose, in closest attendance, During the first few furlongs Apres Moi shot to the front and showed, the way along the. back stretch, , with Moss Rose second. They were all prettily' together a quarter of a mile from home, and it was difficult to see who had the best of it, entering the straight. A lot of them were well in, it, but drawing towards home Moss Rose and Apres Moi were slightly in command, with Golden Crest, Quibble, and Mon Loup a length or so behind. A most exciting race from the distance, post resulted in Mosa Rose landing a clever ,winner, by three-quarters of a, length from Apres, Moi ;t; t Mon Loup third, at the latter's girths, Golden Crest a good fourth, and Quibble fifth, 'also close up. Time* lmin 45|seo. There was £727 in the totalisators. Dividends : Inside, £6 12s 6d ; outside, £6 19s 6d. POST STAKES, ' Of 1550v6. Open to all horses. No weight under 7st. I. 0. 44 25— Mr J GookerllTs b g Skip Jack, aged (W Buddioombe) 1 ,158 48— Mr H Lambert's Glenora ... (Leeson) 2 203 • 89— Mr H Goodman's Black Jack (T Buddicombe) 3' Seaside, Milkmaid, Sweetbriar, and Stable Jacket were the other starters. .Mr' Driver was, given' a lot of trouble ' at the post, and Seaside, 'who refused to go,' was ultimately left standing. ;lt was too dark to recognise the colours of the ihorses, but Skip Jack led' most of the way, with 'Glenora, Stable Jacket, ani' Black Jack lying handy. - In the straight Skip Jack held a strong advantage and won very comfortably indeed, a length and a-half separating him from Glenora, 'and the Utter being the same distance ahead of - Black Jack ; Stable 'Jacket was fourth. Time, lmin 21sec. There was £843 in the totalisators. ■- Dividends : Inside, £11 15s ; outside, £9 12s{6d. ' Second Da*— Saturday, May 25. The gathering on the Forbury course for the second day of, the winter races was about as large as on the Queen's Birthday, and the ! weather was even more favourable, as a dull and rather threatening morning gave place to an afternoon of wonderful .brightness — a glimpse of summer again. The Eaikorai Band, was in attendance, and played selections between the races, Speculation on both days was fairly brisk. The sum of £5728 was passed through the machines on Saturday, making a total of £12,081 for the two days. Appended are the detailed results : — SELLING HUBDLB BAOB. Of 70sovs. One mile and a-half. ■ I. O. 187 88— Mr James Wallace's g g Sockburn, by Hornby— Alice Grey; aged, 9.0 (Walls) 1 64 39— Mr B Kildare's eh g Secretary, aged, 910 (J Cotton) 2 30 13— Mr H H Johnson's blk g Tenakoe, 6yrs, 9.0 ... ... (Poppletoo) 3 11 B— Mr H Gourley's, junr., blkg Wild Boy, aged, 10.7 - ... ... ... 0 48 18-Mr B Wilson's eh g Trapper, aged, 10.0... 0 62 23— Mr W Ballantyne 1 s blk g Brebus, aged, . . 9.0 ... ... „ * ... ... 0 ' Secretary and Erebus set the pace at the start/but the latter was soon pulled back a bit, and Secretary approached the stand .hurdles with a clear lead of Sockburn, Trapper following, Erebus and Tenakoe next, Wildboy in the rear. ,All jumped in first-class. style, and the pace was. made pretty warm for the, next halfmile. The three leaders, were in close order along the back stretch of the course, and Sockburn showed temporarily in front but was j steadied again.. -At the lower, bend, however, j the grey once more drew ahead, but Brebus and j Secretary kept op his flanks, and Trapper, who had been lying fourth most of the journey, was also handy. -Over the lasfc jump, which was cleared safely, there was little to choose between SookburE, Secretary, and Erebus, bat; early in the run home Tenakoe put in his' claim and ,'made a fine rush on the inside. At the distance post, he and Secretary were trying conclusions a shade in front of the others, but the favourite quickly joined them* and this trio ran a desperate race to the post. The event was in doubt to the very finish, 'but Sockburn 'Showed a bare Half length in front on the. post, the same distance only separating Secretary and Tenakoe. Trapper' and Erebus were side by side, fourth and fifth. There was £591. in the totalisators. Dividends : Inside and putside, £1 18s 6d. Sockbura was bought in by hia owner for £37.. ..,- '

r PROVINCIAL HAKDIOiP^^ Of 1608ovs, with a sweep of 3sovs each added ;iMoto ahorse 20sovs, third hone 10«ovb from the staW-v One mile and a-quarter. „. ,:•-,_ T I, O, , . ; . . 147 72-Hon G M'Lean's b h St. Clair, by Musket— Pulchra,6yrs, 7.3 103 6£-Mr WO Webb's eh g Euby, 6yrs JS^ f 59 27— Mr FOudame'schhMonltoup, s^7*o (Lardner\ i 79 27— Mr H Hammond's blk h Sultan, 4yrs, 9,7 ' 253 127— Mr H Goodman's eh in Apropos, 6y», 8.8 ; 34 15-MrßKildare'abglxion,4yr« 1 6.12 . ° , i ; „(W Cotton) a 36 ■ 21— Mr O Turnbull's eh f Apres Moi,3yr», 6.7 ' ■ . . (J O^tton, jan)' « 26' 19-Mr J UrockettV b r taFdrget-xne-not. ■ 6yt8,8.7 • ...' *a r„, ~(Wl«by) ft 8 B— Mr D Henderson's chhLe Temps, 4tm, . 6.5 „. . ..., , ... (Thomas) ( Quibble .was scratched. . They, were- sent of in first-class order, Apres Moi showing the war passed the stand with about.** length's leij of Forget-me-not, Ldon in .third place, St. Clt^ .fourth, ,and Sultan in the ruck. Apropos -weuj up at this stage and joined the ; second file»,b^ Apres Moi continued to gallop away with all tlty lead she could secure* and at the, back of % course had quite distanced the, field for the titm being. When three-quarters of a mile had been covered, however, St. Clair began to move, aaj cutting everything else down withithe greatest ease collared Apres ' Moi <at the bottom of tbt course, increased bid lead with every ' etridj, finally winning in a common canter by about .thcee lengths. > Apres Moi, kept npiithe pursnH into the straight, when Ruby passed her &d 4 made a fruitless attempt to ; out down tbj I winner. Mon Loup ran into third place a length behind Ruby, Ixion/waa fourth) and Apres Bfo| fifth. Time, 2min 14seo. There was dßlllft in the totalisators. Dividends : Inside,- £i lli{ outside, £4 12s 6d. NOVEL BAOB, Of 70sovs. One mile. I. O. , „- . ;,- . -, 28 20 -Mr T Toomey'a g g Little Shamrock,4yrt, 6.10 ... „. „. (Burns) I 147 72— Mr S Alexander's oh g Doubtful, fiyis, 7. I - (Wlsby) I 63 41— Mr H Hammond's oh m Taniwon, 6yn, 7.10. ; „ (TBuddioombe; 3 35 16— Mr J Lefevre'a b g Jaokal, eged, 8.3 (W Buddleombe) } 142 100— Mr P Butler's b m Bepbse, 4yrs, 8.0 < '• ' ■' - (Holmes) 0 101 53— Messrs M and O Hobbs' g g College Boy, . . jaged, 7.12 ... ■ ■ „..., (U'Donnld) 0 20 12— Mr 0 W HenshalU br m AHana.'.-4.y>», 6.12 ... ... (Lardner) (J 15 6— Mr G Huthven'a b g lihmael, Syrs','6ilO ■^' (Buthven) 0 14 B— Mr H L Johnston's oh m Jessie. ,4yri, 6.5 : , , (Q^qrge) 4 4 6— Mr J Poole's ns b g Deerfpot, aged,. 6.0 j (J Pottp'n, Jun.) 0 There was a lot of trouble, at thepos^baV 'eventually Mr Driver let them away to -a vert {tolerable start, Deerfoot' getting the worst of it, but most of the others being in a bunch, Repose, Doubtfu], Little Shamrock, a^diCollege Boy formed the leading'files. ,fpr the first few, furlongs^hfter which' Biepb'se aßsumed a decided I lead aud travelled' to the J h'alf'milejpjMt with Doubtful nearest ' of the, others. t The .latter J showed in 'front at this 'stage; while Littlo 'Shamrock, who was pushed along at. aboafc the | same time, also gave Repose the jgp'by and ran | into ''second , place. The rest of , : the . field straggled out,' and the contest '#as i le^t entirely to the leaders.. 'Repose was in tronble by the 'time the straight : j»as reached, but a; fine race 1 | ensued between Little; Shamrock and Doubtfaij 'the former winning well rldden'out by ftshort jhajf length. Taniwha,. who canie gamely' at 'the finish, was wjfhin a length or' so of. them on | the post, , Kepose was fourth, AUtna fifth',' and llshm'ael 'sixth.; Time, 1min,476^0,', /Theresas, jJBIOOO in the 'totalisators. . Dividends : Inside, £21 9a; outside, £14 18s 6d. A protest was ! entered, against ,the winner on ,the ground e'f » cross, but was whh'drawnl , ' WINTEB HANDICAP TBOT, 'Of 608OV8. Two miles,] 7 The eeqond horse to receivs lOSovs, and the third Gsovs from the stakes. So weight under 10.0. ji.'-o. ■■■ )12 10— Mr VL M'Laren's b m Banshee, 4yrs, 45»e0 ; • ' ti •/•' • ) ,i ,- (Owner) 1 :S6 f 10— Mr. J Poole'a r m Milton'i Daisy, aged, . 45seo . ■ ...... „. -. ,(Owner) 8 ■67 29— Mr J Grant's oh % Dexter, aged, 35ieo ' ■' r (Bobertson) 3 2 2— Mr H J Bmerdon't" b m Anneaud'Or, aged, scratch ».. .- „, Z (Jonei) 9 0 I— Mr O WHenshall's b m Frolicsome, aged, 12sec ... ... : ...(M'Lauohlin) 0 5 2— Mr J Howard's (jun) g m Folly, agei, SOseo ■' ... .;' >'.: „' (Owner) 9 1 2— Mr J Melrose's br m Bvangeline, S^ed, 27seo ... '■■ , (Melrose, jun) 0 7 ' I— Mr W M'Kewan'i r m Bose, aged, 30soo ■ ! (Owner) 0 7 4— Mr Black's g g Silver Bell, aged, SOseo ' ■ (M'Mu'llen) 0 17 B— Mr J LefevreVr m Lucy, aged, 35seo ; j(A M'Kay) 0 24 15— Mr B Browne's bra Jane, aged, 35seo ■ . , r. (Q Smith) 0 22 10— Mr J M'Bwan's b m Antrim," sged, 35seo (Owner) 0 9 I— Mr J Paisleys br h Crowhnrst s Spot; syrs, 36iec ... v... (J Cotton) 0 6 3-Mr 0 W HenßhaH's br m Emily, aged, 40seo ... „. (T Cotton) 0 67 ' 30— Mr E Oonlan'e h g Silver Prince, aged, 40aec ... .' ' ... ' ' (Grant) 0 43 21— Mr A Jones (ns) g h Taiaroa, aged,-4Sieo i ' (Smrirdon) 6 12 6— Mr P Magee's b g Banger, oyr6,'4Jsreo , (Owner) 0 12 7— Mr J Dunn's g m Sandfly, aged, 45aec (Latlmer) 0 4 3-Mr A Potter's blk m Blaokblrd, 6v», SOaec ... ... (Paisley) 0 , There is nothing to describe in this race;« Banshee went clean- away and won with ridiculous ease by about 100 yds, the' rest of the field being in very open order' indeed. Time, 6min ssec. There was £518 in thetotalisatort. Dividends: Inside^ £26 9s;. outside, £l4 : l7s. ,j ST. CLAIB WBLTBB HANDICAP, lOf 888OVS ; second horse lOaovs. The winner of t& fl Provincial Handicap to carry 71b extra. D«* tance, seven furlongs. ' I. 0. . . 11) 40-MrH Gqodmatt's Mossßose.byCa»»«vellanus — Roaeueath, 4yrs, 9.12 , ' •- (Price) 1 94 31— Hon. G M'Leap's br c St. James, 3yr3,9.0 , • (Chapman) 3 110 80-Mr G H- Clifford's oh m Golden Oreit 4yr8,9.3 ... , i.;. (M'Grath) 3 - 69 31-Messra M and 0- Hobbs' b g Quibble, aged, 0.5 , „,. • ... (M'Douald) » ; 27 9— MrT Kearney's b h Torrent, syrs, 8.12 ''- (Owner) 0 71 30— Mr 0 O'Connor's bh Louis, 4yrs, 8.7 . • • (Derrttfc) » 84 30 -Mr A Anderson's bo Dispute, 3yrs, 8.7 (Sharp) 0 34 11— Mr S Alexander's ch'g Doubtful, aged, 8.3 * (Leeson) 0 29 14— Mr J ©hristie's" br f Clnriabar, 4ys, 8.0 • , > (M'Morran) 0 .93 43— Mr A L Popbam'a b c Alolnous, 3yr», 80 / (Brown) 0 , , A wretched start was . effeoted, Alciaoaj bringing"up the rear of -a long string, which wm led by Moss Rose, ■ At the back of the courtj Aloinous went up with a rush, but failed to ge* to the fronti- At the turn: Moss Boss bw Maintained her lead, but St.James was coming Op on the inside. Golden Crest and D»P a ™ also showed well to the front. A good race ensued down the straight, bufe the. favour^ managed to win. by half^a length fro© w> James, with Golden Crestronlya aose io"*P™ of Dispute for third place. Time, lmin aZf«f; There was, £104Q<in ttie tptajisatora. ;Diviaea<». Mufiidc,£s lte 6dj outflide, £7 & W,

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pS^ SCURRY STAKES, nt ißiovs. Open to all horaes. No weight '■ ift Mr Q Ruthven's b g lahmael, by Gorton fl' w -Qitana ... . (Ruthven, jun.) 1 . ts-Mr 0 Henshall'fl Alanna i[ I 8 (W Buddlcombe) 2 . M_jar H Goodman's Black Jack # " (T Buddicombe) 3 2-Jfr Lean's b m Topsail ... (Leeson) 0 , a— Mr J (Jewell's b g BUI Allen (Seeoombe) 0 I 2-Mr J Christie's The Don ... (B Allen) 0 j" iQ_Mr T Kett's oh m Home Rule (Lardner) 0 S i4-Bfr J Mason's gr ra Sweetbrier (Burns) 0 f. ifi_Mr W Sharp's Assassin ... (Owner) 0 j ; S-Mr J M'Mullen'a gr m Milkmaid 4 (Young) 0 , o— Mr W Alexander's b m Millmaid 1 (Mathie) 0 „ u-Mr H Lambert's eh m Glenora (Wisby) 0 'i 13-Mr J Cockerell's Skip Jack [141b extra] 0 . (Price) 0 (JU9 field were got away to a good start, and lihmael was quickly seen in the van. At the Lrp after about a third of the distance had Lq accomplished, Milkmaid was seen to fall heavily aQ d ro^ over her rider — a lad named Young. The horse recovered and went on, but the boy remained motionless on the ground, and y to be carried into the stewards' room on a itretcher. Coming up the straight the four lesdiug horses were, pretty close together, and tha favourite made a bold bid for the lead, bat could get no nearer than fourth, Ishmael jyentually winning a good race by a length from Allan** with Black Jack third, and Glenora fourth, Time. 52|sec. There was. £723 in the {otjilisators. Dividends: Inside, £17 6s 6d; outside, £18 ss. The winner was bought by Lachlan for £31. CONSOLATION HANDICAP, Of6osovi; the. second horse to receive lOsovs from the stakes. Distance, one mile. I. 0. mi ro-Mr W C Webb's Ruby, 8.10, by Albany - R Wave ... ... (Derrett) 1 93 18-Hon G M'Lean's St James, 6.13 ' (T Buddlcombe) 2 Ijo 21— Mr F Oudaille's Mon Loup, 7.0 (Lardner) 3 ul3 -Mr P Butler's Repose, 6.3 (Seecombe) 0 |19 8-Mr J Dooley's Quickstep, 6.0 (Wisbey) 0 » 2— Mr P Henderson's Le Temps, 6.3 i (J Cotton, jun.) 0 ! 9 3— Mr J Christie's Cinnabar, 6.0 (Allan) 0 | a 21— Mr O Turnbull'B Apres Moi, 6.10 I (W Buddicombe) 0 ! Sultan (9.3) and Apropos (8.12) were | ccr&tohed, Mr Taggart made an excellent start. Owing to the late hour at which the race was ran it is impossible to describe the race, for I neither horses nor colours could be distinguished it,thß back of the course. Coming up the straight it 'the finish the first three horses were close together, but Ruby managed to win, with a little in hand, by a bare lengfcb. St. James was t good third. Time, lmin 47seo. There was £738 in the totalisators. Dividends, £1 17s and £2, THB SETTLING. Mr OH Clifford, £199 10s; Hon G M'Lean,£lsß 13i j Mr H Goodman, £142 10b ; Mr W O Webb, £76 ; Hr George Smith, £57 ; Mr J Wallace, £66 10b ;Mr ITwomey, £66 10b ; Mr J Lynskey, £47 10b ; Mr M Sberwln, £47 10s; Mr M M'Laren, £42 15b; Mr George Ruthven, £29 6s ; Mr J Lefevre, £38 ; Mr C O'Connor, £U 6s ; Mr J Cockerill, £14 ss ; Mr J Foole, £9 10s ; Mr H Oonlan, £9 10s ; Mr J Crockett, 01Oi; Mr O Turnbull,£9 10«; Mr F Oudaille,£9 lOi j Mr J Grant, £4 155 ; Mr R Brown, £4 155 ; total, £1057 3s. HBATHCOTB RACES. ; Friday, May 24. MAIDEN TROT, Of 15bovb. Two miles. 35-Mr J Murray's b m Vira, aged ... (Mnrit) 1 »-Mr A M'Leod's b g Dick Turpin, aged (S Price) 2 frrMrTDixon'sbgHighfleld.aged (Day) * 4, Wee Wee; 5, Jubilee; 9, Paleface; 1, Virginia; 20, Silver Queen; 0, Lana; 10, Venus; j I Kitty, also started. Won by four lengths. Time, 6min 30sec. Dividend, £3 Is. HANDICAP TROT (In saddle), j of'soiov«; ssovs from stake for second hone. Three I miles. 8-Mr G Bourke's bl m Black Rose, aged, 35seo (Owner) 1 Si-Mr H Paul's b m Sapphire, aged, 47seo (J Mumo) 2 18-Menra W and O Kerr's eh g Wait-a-while, aged, 80r... ... ... (Owner) 8 8, Eva, lOsec ; 1, Narrow Guage, 13sec; 2, i Jnmbo, 16seo ; 6, Flora Temple, 25seo ; 0, Felix, SSseo; 33, Waikari, 38seo. 2, Marion, 40sec; <2, Lancaster, 40sec; 1, Butterfly, 45sec; 8, Magpie, 45sec ; 0, Kitty, 50sec ; 8, Butchar Boy, I fe; 41, Tommy, 60sec; 10, Miss Alice, 65seo, ilto started. Blaok Rose under punishment just beat Sapphire by a length ; Wait-a-while lOseo behind. Time, Bmin 46sec. Dividend, £2 19s. HANDICAP PONY FLAT RAOB, ; Of ISsovs. 14 hands and under. Half a mile. <J-Mr G Murray-Aynsley's g g Silverton, aged, 8.0 ... ... ... (G Boyle) 1 11-Meiars W and O Kerr's b m Little Tiny, aged, . 8.3 ... ... ... (T Stewart) 2 J-Mr W J Maokay's eh m Peony, aged, 8.12 J (Clarke) 3 10, Allavanah, 8.8; 13, Liberty, 8.0; also (an, Silverton led all the way, and won comfortsbly by a. length and a-half from Little who beat Liberty the same distance. lime, 58&seo. Dividend, £2 6s 6d. NOVEL RACE (in saddle), Of 20soys. About two miles, ti-Mr B Edwards' b g Charlie A., aged (Edwards) 1 Mir J Stones' eh m Pride of Erin, aged, 29aec 2 S-Mrßßowe'sbg Orphan, aged ... ... 8 25, Blackwood, scr ; 7, Rose, scr ; 88, Bezer, l m '> 30, Miss Small, 25sec; 22, Grasshopper, foeo; 20, L. M., 27sec; 0, Sunflower, 27sec, wo started. 4 good race, won by 1 three lengths. Time, wain 30sec. Dividend, £4 17s 6d. HANDICAP HARNESS TROT, Of 40iovs ; ssovß for second. Three miles, &-Mr J O Paul's b m Sapphire, aged, 47aeo „ (Holland) 1 w-Mr T Marr'i b m Waikari, aged, 40aeo „ (Milne) 2 [ KMr H Piper's b » Violet, aged, 43sec (Owner) 8 A Plunger, scr ; 1, Tommy,l3sec ; 1, Jumbo, fee; 11, Jimmy Brown, 20sec; 37, Billy, jlaeo; 11, Fernandez, 24seo ; 2, Blossom, 25seo; '•Kitty, 30sec; 1, Jimmy, 35sec; 34, Sonny, j'go ! 3, Richmond, 40sec ; 3, Miss Scott, 50sec; J Berlin Boy, 55seo; 14, Mount Joy, 65sec ; 22, •towood, 65seo, also ran. J«on easily by 50yds. Time, 9min 6sec. %dend, £9 6s. «. , HANDICAP GALLOWAY RACE, UI 20sovB ; height 14.2 or under. About three- . quarters of a mile. rjjr A G Cox's bm Anna, 6yra, 6.10 (Cusdln) 1 w-Mt T Duffy's b m CounteßS, aged, 7.9 . „ (Clark) 2 ■^Mr J p Smith's b m Fleur de Ly», aged, 8.10 (Angus) 8 .{*» Pahau, 9.3 ; ,87, Alvira, 8.12 ; 0, Little Nell, fg! 15, Squib, 8.11 ; 41, Nancy Lee, 7.12 ; 13, J'Hle p efc| 7>7 . 2 ,Bangor Maid, 7.0; 8, Peri, ° a0 i537, Boadioea, 6.10, also ran. Anna won by two lengths from Countess ; j'e.ur d e Lys third, the rest in a bunch. Time, Dividend, £14 8s 6d. 0,,. HANDICAP SADDLE TROT, 'Wovi; figovg from the stake for second hone. », Two miles. '-Mr W B Hammond's b g Hard Times, ajjed, ... ,„ ... (O'Reilly) 1 ,

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48— Mr W B Marsh's b g Tommy, aged, 48seo ! s— Mr G Bourke'a b g Lunatic, aged, 3seo (Owner) 3 12, Daisy, sor. ; 5, Shamrock, 3sec ; 22, Dick, 23aec; 2, Mistletoe, 28sec ; 3, Despised, 30aeo; 15, Richmond, 30seo; 17, Siberia, 30sec; 10, Snowball, 33seo; 3, Lamplighter, 33seo; 4, Double Hill, 33seo; 0, Lucy, 35seo; 55, Dick Turpin, 35sec ; 29, Silver Queen, 37sec ; 42 on Bismarck ; 43, O3sian and Tommy II lumped together. An interesting race till the last round, when Hard Times came through his, field and won very easily, Lunatic a poor third. Time, smin 43sec. Dividend, £7 145. HANDICAP PONY TROT (in saddle),. Of aosovi : 3soTB for second and 2iovi for third. Height, 14.1. 48— Mr W S Marsh's The Brat, 62seo ... ... 1 72— Mr J Jaokman'a blk g Ohuzneo, 50see ... 2 36— Mr F Whitehead's br m Thislixum, 70aeo ... 3. 1, Tiny, 23sec ; 1, Yankee Tom, 35sec ; 0, Dora Thorn, 40seo ; 9, Bobtail, 47sec ; 5, Highland Lass, 50sec; 8, Nellie, 67sec, also. started. Won by eight lengths. Time, 6min 41sac. j Dividend, £4 7s. j WANGANUI STEEPLECHASE MEETING. ! • Fbidat, Mat 24. MAIDEN STEEPLECHASE, Of 608OV8. ■ Two miles. Mr Thurßton's Sir Garnet, by Southern Chief— Mayflower. 12.3 ... (A Cameron) 1 Porotawa (12,3) and Rossiter (Ilil2) also started. The former, though he finished first, could not weigh out, and as Rossiter did not finish Sir Garnet was the only horse placed. Time, smin 14f sec. Dividends, £3 9s and £3 10s. FLYING STAKES, Of SOsovs. Six furlongs. Mr Kennedy's Oyolone, by Somnus, 7.1 (Friend) 1 Rewarewa, 6.3 ... ... .«• ••• 2 Camille, 7.13 ' ... ... ... ... 3 Five others started. Rewarewa made a big effort in the straight, but it was stalled off, and Cyclone won by half a length. Time, lmin 18$ sec. Dividends, £4 12s and £4 Bs. The Hack Flat Race, of 20sovs, was won by Chapman's Rob Roy (8.5) first, The Dove (9.3) second, and Oaklands (7.8) third. WANGANUI HANDICAP STEEPLECHASE, Of 200bovb; second horse 25sovs from the stake. Three miles. Mr E M'Elwain's Oddfellow, by the PainterSilver Cloud, 9.12 ... ...(Redmond) 1 Mr Gentry's Orient, aged, 11.6 ... (Gentry) 2 Mr Pollard's Glencoe, aged, 11.0 ... (Tally) 3 The other starters were Kangaroo (10.6), Reform (9.11), and the Lamb (9.7). Orient and Oddfellow were the only horses in it, the others dropping except Glencoe before the distance had been travelled. Underwood, the jockey of The Lamb, had a nasty fall, resulting in concussion of the brain. In the back stretch for the last time Oddfellow made the pace, and led into the cricket ground, and back again into the straight, ultimately winning cleverly by one and a quarter lengths, in 7min 36sep. Private watches made it a minute less. Dividends : Inside, £8 19s ; out, £8. WINTER OATS, Of lOOsovs. One mile and a-half. Mr W Town's Le&nder, by JSatator— Foam, 3yrs, 7.0 ...- ... ... (Collett) 1 Mr A Cameron'* Rewarewa, Syrs, 6.0 (BM'Kedge) 2 Mr Kennedy's Cyclone, 4yra, 7.0 ... , (Friend) 3 Strenuous (8.5), Camille (7.9),. Ec1at (7.6), and Prudence (6.11) were the other starters. This was a grand race, the leader holding back to the entrance to the straight, when Collett brought him up and won by half a length. Time, 2min 4o^sec. Dividends, 45 17s and £6 10s. The Hack Steeplechase was won by Mr Gordon's Madcap. CONSOLATION STEEPLECHASE, Porofcawa, 10.7 ... ... (Pell) 1 The others — Reform, Rossiter, and Woodend—did not finish. Dividends, £1 15s and £1 14s. ' £2555 went through the machines. PETANE RACES. Fbiday, Mat 24. Phtanb Cup, of SOsovs.— Kotoku, 1 ; Bronte, 2 ; Soudan, 3. Dividend, £10 Os, which was the largest dividend of the day. Birthday Handicap, of 40sovb.— Won by Soudan after a dead heat with Dauphlne, Leonore third. TAKAPUNA RACES. Feidat, Mat 24. Compulsory Stakes.— Warrior walked over. Birthday Handicap, one mile and a-quartor.— Leorina (8.12), 1 ; Fusee (7.12), 2 ; Signess (7.3), 3. Audacity alto ran. Hurdlb Rack.— Recruit, 1 ; Landseer, 2 ; Don, 8. Steeplechase.— Artißt, 1 ; Messenger, 2; Don, 3. In this race Pearson, who was riding Recruit, wai thrown and severely bruised at the same hurdle at which Edgeoombe broke his spine in February last. Accidents have been frequent at this spot. Victohia Handicap. - Fusee, 1; Leorina, i; Oapella, 3. RACING IN ENGLAND. LINCOLN SPRING. Tuesday, Marcel 26. BATTHYANY STAKES. Of COOaovs, by subscription of 15gs each; the second received 25aovs. About five furlongs. Lord Dudley's b f Poem^ by Petraroh— Silver King, 3yrs, 6.4 ... ... ...(OGray) 1 Mr A Benholm's b c Bartizan, by Barcaldine— Katterlna, 4yrs, 8.9 ... (T Loates) 2 Mr J T Whipp's br h Lyldington, by Eosicruclan —Post Haste, 6yrs, 7.12 ... (H Reeve) 3 Mr R H Combe's Maxim, Syrs 8.12 (F Riokaby) 0 Mr J Hammond'B St. Symphorien, 4yr«, 8.7 (WWarne) 0 Mr J Davis' Fulmen, aged, 8.6 (J Woodburn) 0 Captain F Mosenthal's Admiral Benbow, 4yrs, 8.2 [car. 8.3] ... ... (F Barrett) 0 Mr W I'Anson's Jack o' Lantern, syrs 7.12 (J Fagan) 0 General O Williams' Harpagon, 4yra, 7.11' (Q- Barrett) 0 Mr Abington's Maynooth, 3yrs, 7.0 (.G Ohaloner) 0 Mr R Vyner's Minthe, 3yrs, 6,11 (W Freeman) 0 Mr H Macksey's Nimensis, 3yrs, 6.9 (W Blake) 0 Betting : 11 to 2 agst Harpagon, Bto 1 Bar* tizan, 10 to 1 Poem, 100 to J Lyddington. As they approached the distance Nimeusis shot her bolt, and Poem then went on from Lyddington and Jack o' Lantern to the lower end of the stand, when Bartizan began to rapidly run into the leaders, but failed to quite catch Poem, and lost the verdict by a neck; two lengths between second and third. Time, lmin 6aec. Value of the stakes, £575. Wednesday, Mahch 27. BROCKLBSBY STAKES, Of 5008OVS, added to a sweepstakes of lOsots each, for two-year-olds ; colts 8.12, fillies and geldings 8.9 ; the second received BOsovb. About five furlongs. 63 subs. Duke of Portland's b f Semolina, by St. Simon— Mowerina, 8,9 [car. B.lo] ... (J Watts) 1 Mr L de Hothaohild's b c Lactantius, by Petrarch —Koumiss 8.12 ... ... (F Barrett) 2 Sir B Jardine'a b c Salutation, by Town Moor— Chopette, 8.12 ... ... (T Loates) 3 Lord Calthorpe's b f Heresy, by Hermit, 8 9 (W Robinson) 4 Mr S J Baker's Foresail, 8.12 ... (Calder) 0 Mr Oass' Belmont, 8.12 ... ... (S Loates) 0 Mr R S Orompton's Namouna, 8.9 (T Weldon) 0 Lord Dudley's Beggar My Neighbour, 8.12 (6 Barrett) 0 Mr J Houldsworth's Carriok, 8.12 (T Cannon) 0 Mr W I'Anson'B Reveillee, 8.12 (J Fagan) 0 Mr H Jennings', jun., Merignat, 8.19 (J Osborae) 0

Mr T Jennings', jun., Chonan, g.IJ (J Woodburn) 0 Mr H M'Oalmont's Carthusian, 8.12 (Riokaby) 0 Mr Vyner's Oubliette, 8.9... ... (Liddiard) 0 Betting: 3 to 1 agst Semolina, 100 to 30 Lactantius, 100 to 14 Salutation. The issue was confined to Semolina and Laotantius, of. whom the filly won very cleverly by a length; three lengths between second and third. Time, lmin 7 l-ssee. Value of the stakes, £1064 155. LIVERPOOL SPRING. Thubsday, Mabch 28. PRINCE OF WALBB PLATE, Of 7008OVS, by subscription of 20gs each ; a handicap. Canal Point in (nearly six furlongs). Mr J Hammond's br h Aintree, by Selton— Electric, Syrs, 7.9 ... (WWarne) 1 Lord Blleamere's b m Cataract, 6yrs, 8.5 (F Barrett) 2 Mr J T Whipp's eh h St. Hubert, Byrs; 6.9 (S Chandley) 3 Lord Londonderry's Hazlehatoh, 4yrs, 9.3 (J Watte) 0 Mr A Benholm's Grecian Bend, syra 8.2 (T Loates) 0 Mr J Davis' Fulraon, aged, 7.13 (J Woodburn) 0 Mr H Robertson's Derwentwater, 4yrs, 7.9 (J Fagan) 0 Captain LH Jones' Uncle Sam, 4y», 7.2 (Wall) 0 Mr J Porter's Prebend, 3yr5,. 6.11 (GChaioner) 0 Sir R Jardine's Duart, 3yrs, 6.1 (W Wood) 0 Mr It Osborne'a Curraghinore, 3yra, 5.9 (Smedley) 0 Betting : 7to 2 agst Prebend, 9to 2 Cataract 5 to 1 St Hubert, 7 to 1 Aintree. At the distance Cataract challenged Aintree, who 'was well served, however, by his early points, and disposed of her easily by ft neck j a bad third. MOLYNEUX STAKES, Of Bbovs each, with 800gs added, for twp-year-olds ; colts 8.13, fillies 8.9. The second received SOsovs, and the third 25boys out of the stakes. Five furlongs. Mr J G Hodgson's b 0 Lamprey, by Beauolero— Irony, 8.12 ... ... (F Riokaby) 1 Lord Londonderry's b f Daity Chain, by Spring-field-Chatelaine, 8.9 [car. B.lo] (J Watts) 2 Gapt.MftcheH's chf Astrology, by Hermit— Stella, .8.9 ... ... ... (W Robinson) 3 Mr J Oharlton'a Tresorlere, 8.9 ... . (S Loates) 0 Mr A B Ooohrane's Faust, 8.12 ... (T Weldon) 0 Lord Dudlej's Beggar my Neighbour, 8.12 (G Barrett), 0 Lord Dunravcn's L'Abbe Morin, 8.12 (E Martin) 0 Mr R Gladstone's Codicil, 8.12 ... (J Osborne) 0 Mr I H Houldsworth'B Sundown, 8.9 (WWarne) 0 Mr T, Jenning's, jun., f by Victor Chief— The Baroness, 8.9 ... ... (J Woodburn) 0 Oapt. L H Jones's Bonnie Glen (lat« Flying Beauty), 8.9 ... ... (Liddiard) 0 MrL de Hofchichild'i Meadow Swift, 8.9 (F Barrett) 0 Betting : 3 to 1 agst Daisy Chain, 11 to 2 Astrology, 100 to 15 Lamprey. Lamprey stayed the longest, won by a length from Daisy Chain ; three-parts of a length between second and third. Fbidat, Mabch 29. GRAND NATIONAL STEBPLEOHASB, . Of 1500aovs, by subscription of 15gi each, 10 ft^and 6bovs only if declared ; second received 150sovs and third lOOtovs from the stakes ; a handicap for four-year-olds and upwards. About four miles - and 856 yds. Mr M A Maher's b m Frigate, by Gunboat—Fair Maid of Kent, aged, 11.4... (MrTßeariey) 1 Mr D J Jardine's b g Why Not, by Gastlereagh— Twitter, aged, ll.ft (Mr O J Cunningham) 2 Mr Rutherford's eh g M.P., by Minstrel, dnm by Blood Boyal, aged, 10.9 ... (A Nightingall) 3 MrAbington's br m Bellona, by Lord Gough— Metz, »«ed, 11.2 ... (Mr O W Waller) 4 Mr P Nichalls' br g Ballot Box, by CandidateSusan, aged, 12.7 ... (W Nightinßall) 0 Mr Abington's br g Roquefort, by Winslow— Cream Cheese, aged, 12.0 (Mr B P Wilson) 0 Mr Strong's bg Gamecock, by Revolver-Light-foot, aged, 11.12 . .». (Dollery) 0 Mr Noel Fenwiok's bl m Ringlet, by Highborn— Ladywell, aged, 11.12 [including 71b extra] (Walsh) 0 Baron W Schroder's eh g Savoyard, by New Obweatry—Solferino, aged, 11.11 (Mr G Lambton) 0 Mr H H F Beyd's br g Voluptuary, by Oremorne— Miss Evelyn, aged, 11.3 (T Skelton) 0 Lord. Dudley's b g Kilworth, by John Davis— Black Prince mare, aged, 10.13 (Captain B R Owen) 0 Count N Esterhasy's b m Et Ccstera, by Town Moor— Fair aud Square, syrs, 10,13 (G Morris) 0 Mr O H Jones' eh g Glenthorpe, by Glendale— Lady Danthorpe, syrs, 10.10 (Mr W H Moore) 0 Lord '.Oholmondeley's br m The Fawn, by Pero Gemez— Gazelle, aged, 10.10 (Mr W Bensley) 0 H.R.H. the Prince of Wales' br g Magic, by Beraerker, dam's pedigree unknown, aged. 10.9 ( J Jones) 0 Mr W Fulton's eh g Battle Boyal, by Ben Battle —Blood Royal mare, Syrs, 10.8 (MrHßeasley) 0 Captain Ohilde's b m Merry Maiden, by See Saw —Lizzie Greystock, aged, 10.7 [iuo 71b extra] (Captain Lee Barber) 0 H.R.H. the Prinoe of Wales' eh m Hettie, by Sir Bevys— Emblematical, 6yrs, 10.5 (A Hall) 0 Lord Dudley's b g The Sikh, by Lord Gough— Matilda, 6yrs, 10.4 ... (Mr D Thlrlwell) 0 Mr W J Alexander's b g Great Paul, by II Gladiatore—Bugle Note, aged, 10.0 ... (Ellis) 0 Betting at the start : 6to 1 agst Roquefort, 8 to 1 Frigate and Et Catera, 10 to 1 The Sikh, 11 to 1 Why Not, 100 to 8 Glenthorpe, 108 to 6 Voluptuary, 20 to 1 M.P., Ballot Box, Savoyard, and Bellona, 25 to 1 The Fawn, Battle Royal, and^fagic, 33 to 1 Gamecook, 40 to 1 Kilworth, 66 to 1 Ringlet, Merry Maiden, and Hettit, 200 to 1 Great Paul. There was a good demand for Frigate to the finish, with a perfect craze for a situation, and the handsome Glenthorpe returned to 100 to 8, although the fear of a break down still existed. It was, for that matter, unfortunately realised. The casualities commenced soon, as at the first j fence Merry Maiden surprised everybody by refusing, and worse still, she knocked down ! Savoyard. In the next half mile either falls or refusals disposed of Ballot Box, Et ' Csetera, Hettie, and Kilworth, and the saddle slipped over the head of the first-named when he floundered at the third fence. Owing to the thick line of people all the way round the course the horses were often lost to view, even from the roof of the stand, and in the first round the front rank consisted of Why Not, The Fawn, Gamecock, Roquefort, and Voluptuary. The credit of leading over the stand water 'belonged j to The Fawn, and at this stage— half of the , journey having been completed — it was plain that Roquefort alone had a chance of the Elmington pair, as Voluptuary was beginning to lag. Neither stood up in the second round; and whereas it made no matter as regards Voluptuary, the case was different with Roquefort, who, when he came down rather more than a mile from home, was going well. , M.P. forced the work along the canal side, and flattered his supporters until reaching the racecourse, when he resigned again to Why Not, with Bollona, who had for nearly three parts of the journey waited in the rear, now going on second. The prominent position here occupied by Bellona raised the hopes of her admirers, and a short price was booked in running, until she collapsed at the last fence bat one. Here Frigate came out with the race well in hand, and if Why Not persevered with a stoutness worthy of a better result, it was to no good purpose, and Frigate ended a long list of disappointments with a gallant victory. M.P. battled on to the end in order to secure the place-money, and others who besides jumping the country did not disgrace themselves, were Bellona, The Fawn, and Ringlet. Th« winner, met with a most uproarious reception, and theargument that she might have won outright last year except for being interfered with so seriously by Usna now holds water,

Wnnonts or ihb Liverpool Gramb Natiohai. BcrcE 1859. Year. Winners. Age. St. lb. Jookey. "iB6O Anatis a 910 Mr Thomas 1881 Jealousy a 912 J. Kendall 1862 Huntsman a 11 OH. Laraplugh 1863 Emblem a 10 10 G. Stevens 1864 Emblematic 6 10 6G. Stevens 1865 Alciblade 5 11 4 Captain Coventry 1866 Salamander a 10 7Mr A. Goodman 1867 Cortolvin a 11 13 J. Page 1888 The Lamb 6 10 7Mr Edwards 1869 The Colonel 6 10 7G. Stevens 1870 The Colonel a 11 12 G. Stevens 1871 The Lamb a 11 '5 Mr Thomas 1872 Gasse Tete -a 10 OJ. Pige 1873 Disturbance ; 6 11 11 Mr Klchardson 1874 Beugny 6 10 12 Mr Richardson 1875 Pathfinder a 10 11 Mr Thomas 1876 RegaJ 5 11 3J. Cannon 1877 Austerlitz 5 10 BMrF. G. Hobson 1878 Snifnal - a 10 12 J.Jones - 1879 Liberator - a 11 4Mr G. Moore 1880 Empress 5 10 7 MrT. Beaaley 1881 Woodbrook a » 11 3 Mr T. Beasley 1882 Seaman 6 11 6 Lord Manners 1883 Zoedone 6 11 0 Count Kihsky 1884 Voluptuary 6 10 5 Mr-E. P.Wilson 1885 Roquefort 6 11 OMrB. P. Wilson 1886 Old Joe a 10 9T. Skelfcon, 1,887 Gamecook a HOW. Daniels 1888 Playfair a 10 7 Maweon^ ' 1889 Frigate a 11 4Mr T. Beaßley I _; j LEICESTER SPRING. Fbidat, Apbh, 5. THB PBINCB OF WALES STAKB3, Of 12,000sovs, to be distributed as follows:— The winner ll.OOOsovs, the second tfSOsovs, the third 25080V8. by subscription of 106*8 each, p.p. ; for three-year-olds; colts, 9.0, fillies and geldings 8.11. The straight mile and a few yards. , - t Duke of Portland's Donovan, by Galopin—Mowerina, 9.0 ... ... ... (F Barrett) 1 Mr Ablngfcon't Pioneer, 9.0 ... (J Watts) 2 Mr R O Viner's Mlnthe, 8.11 ... (J Osborne) 3 Mr T Jenning's jun. Royal Star, 9.0 ( J Woodburn) 0 Lord Zetland's c by Uncas— Ellangowan, 9.0, (FWebb) 0 Gen. Owen Williams' L'Avare, 9.0 ... (Calder) 0 Duke of St. Albans' Picquet, 9.0 ... (B Martin) 0 Mr C PerkinB 1 Folengo, 9.0 ... (Fagan) 0 Mr Low's Gay Hampton, 9.0 ... (G Barrett) 0 Mr J H Houldswotth'B Begalls, 9.0 <Warne) 0 Mr W Low's Napoleon, 9.0... (GOhalloner) 0 Lord Hastings' St: Patrick, 9.0 , (M Cannon) 0 Duke of Hamilton's Scottish Fusileer, 9.0 (Robinson) 0 MrHTFenwick's Silver Penny, fi.O (Weldon) 0 Lord Durham's Larrikin, 9.0 ... (Biokaby) 0 Duke of Beaufort's Cool, 9.0 (T Cannon, jun) 0 Mr D Baird's Enthusiast, 9.0 ... (T Cannon) 0 Betting: 13 to 8 on Donovan, 6 to 1 agst Pioneer, 10 to 1 Gay Hampton, 100 to 7 Enthusiast, 33 to 1 each Royal Star and Folengo, 50 to 1 Napoleon, 100 to 1 any of the others. At the first attempt the flag fell to a good start. Napoleon, on the right, was first away, and he was followed on the left by Royal Star well up, and on the same side Donovan, St. Patrick, and Regalia, with Pioneer and Enthusiast in' the bentre, and Gay Hampton and Folengo on the far side, these being clear of the others, who were whipped in by Silver Penny. This order was maintained to* the first furlong post, where Royal Star headed Napoleon, and the pair were followed down the hill by Donovan and Regalis, with Pioneer, Gay Hampton, St. Patrick, Folengo, and Enthusiast next, clear of Minthe, who had now improved his position, , while Silver Penny still figured in the rear. A quarter of a mile from home Donovan, on the extreme left, drew to the front, followed by Pioneer, who fairly beat all hia opponents except Donovan. The Duke of Portland's colt was not even extended, aud won in the commonest of canters by- two lengths ; four lengths divided Pioneer from Minthe, who defeated Enthusiast by a neck for third place. Mr Baird's colt was placed fourth by the judge, while Gay Hampton was fifth, St. Patrick sixth, Napoleon seventh, Royal Star eighth, Folengo ninth, Regalia tenth, Picqueti eleventh, Silver Penny and Larrikin next,, and the Ellangowan colt last. Time of the race, lmin 54 3-sseo. . Satubday, Apbil 6. THB BILLBSDON HANDICAP PLATE, Of 200bovs. Six furlongs. Mr J Saville's Ringmaster, by Fint Eing-Yardley, aged, 83i [allowed 51b] ... ( (J Turner) 1 Mrßvelyn's Heptarchy, 3yrs, 7.4 (Mullens) 2 Mr H 33 Beddington's Molly Lepel, 4yrs, 8.3 (T Cannon, junr) 3 Mr W Blake's Stourwiok, aged, 9.U (J Watts) 0 Mr A B Saddler's Dolores, 4yrs, 8,7 ' (Rickaby) 0 Mr J Charlton's Lowdown, 6yrs, 8.7 (Robinson) 0 Mr H T Barclay's Philtre, 3yrs, 8.2 (Liddiard) 0 Mr W Younger* Flower 0' the May, 4yrs, 7.12 (G Barrett) 0 Lord Zetland's Plnzon, 3yrs, 7.7 (S Loates) 0 Mr J Davis' Primrose Dame, 4yrs, 7.8 (J Woodburn) 0 Mr J Collins' Sachet. 4yrs, 7.7 (T Loates) 0 MrT Jenning's jun, Reform, 3yrs, 7.0 (AHaopp) 0 Betting : sto 2 agst Stourwick, sto 1 Molly liepel, 7 to 1 Pinzon, 100 to, 14 Dolores, 100 to 9 Flower o' the May, 100 to 8 each Lowdown, Primrose Dame, Sachet, and Heptarchy, and 20 to 1 each Ringmaster, Philtre, and Reform. Ringmaster showed the way from Heptarchy and Reform, with Molly Lepel, Sachet, Pinzon next, and Stourwick last, and came on in front to the distance. He was then challenged by Heptarchy, who once got her head in front; but Ringmaster came again, and won by threeparts of a length ; a head only separated the second and third. Sachet was fourth, Philtre fifth, and Pinzon and Reform next ; the last pair being Flower o' the ' May and Dolorea. An objection was promptly lodged against the winner on the ground that he was never qualified to be handicapped. The rule depended on was the 47th of racing, the sixth clause of which runs as follows : — " No horse is eligible to be handicapped for any publio race unless he Bhall have been habitually trained in the United Kingdom, or have twice run there during the six preceding months of the racing season." This, at first sight, seemed to be fatal to the Australian's chance. The matter was, however, gone into on the concluding day of the meeting, when the objection was overruled and the judge's verdict sustained. Friday, April 5. EXCELSIOR BREEDERS' FOAL STAKES, Of 800BOVB (oOOsovb to the winner, 200sovs to the nominator of the winner, and 50sovs each to the owner and nominator of the second). Five furlongs. Lord Alincton's b f Bena. by Petrarch- Siren, 8.8 - ' (G Barrett) 1 Mr L de Rothschild's b f Tarantula, by Galopin— Hippia,B.ll ... (F Barrett) 2 Mr Abineton's b c Hackler, by Petrarch—Hackneßß,B?n ... ... •» (J Watts) 3 Mr T Cannon's Cross Roads, 8.11 (Owner) 0 MrBF Gladstone's Strathpeflar, 9.0 (J Osborne) 0 Mr T Valentine's Lady of Lyons, 8.8 (T Weldon) 0 Betting : 11 to 10 agst Hackler, 4 to 1 Bena, 10 to 1 Tarantula. Won rather cleverly at last by a length and ahalf from Tarantula, who beat Hackler by half a length for socond place. Value of the stakes, £688 19s. NEWMARKET CRAVEN. Thursday, April 11. CRAVEN STAKES, I Of lOsovs each, h ft, with SOOsovb added, for tnreeI year-olds ; second received 10 per cent., and the I third 5 per cent on the whole 9take. An. M. 50 , subscribers. - Mr W Low ; s b 0 Gay Hampton, by Hampton -ri Rosy Morn, 9.0 , (G Barrett) 1

Mr Ablnjrton's b o Freemason', by Barcaldln*-— • v '(S Loates) 2 .>*

Mr Abington's b o Freemason', by Barcaldine— • v Geheimnisß, 8.5 . ... «»■' (S Loates) 2 .»{ Lord Falmouth'B b o Krishna, by Bobert s the , , Devil-NelUe Macgregor, 8.5 [car. 8.7] . (T Cannon) 3 Col North's cholddeslelgh, 8.10 (FBickaby) 0 Sir GOhetwynd's eh o Cedar, 8.10 (FWebb) 0 Prince Soltykoff's Lord George, 8.5 •(M Cannon) 0 Capt Laing's Zeno, 8.5... ... (J Wopfflrarn) 0 Mr Lde Rothschild's Magyar, 8.10 .(F Barrett). ,0 Duke of Beaufort's bl o Arquebus, 8.10 (T Cannon, jun) 0 Betting: 0 to 4 agst Freemason, 5 to 1 Krishna, 100 to 12 Gay Hampton. Won by half a length ; three lengths between; second and third. Time, lmin 56$seo. Value of the stakes, £661 105/ ' ' ,_ DERBY. FBIDAT, APBHi;I2. t . WELBEOK STAKBS (handicap), ' . Of lOOOsovb, by subscription of 25gs each, for, three - year-olds and upwards. About five furlongs. Mr Abineton's b c Maater Billi* by CarnelionSword Knot, 3yn>, 7.7 ... (SLpates) I Mr H Milner's eh f Athol Lass, by Hackthorpe— Laasie, 3yrs, 6.2 ... ... (FPeake) 3 Mr G Cleveland's b c Albertus, by Albert Victor— Vellndra, 4yrs, 7.0 ... ... (J Wall) 3 Mr Mackenzie's The Kelpie, Syrs, 6.S . - C&Obaloner) 4 Lord Penrhyn'a Noble Chieftain, 4yrs, 9.6 (T Weldon) 0 Mr W Blake's Nora, 6yrs, 8.10 ... (B Martin) 0 Mr O J Merry's Deuce of Clubs, tfyrs, 8.5 - - (Liddiard) 0 , Mr Vyner's Spearmint, syrs, 8.2 ... (F Biokaby) 0 Sir G Arthur's Bose Window, 4yrs, 8.3 , „ (F Barrett) 0 Mr B Maple's The Gloamin, 6yrs, 8.0 (T Loates) 0 General Owen Williams' Shimmer, syrs, 7.10 (G Barrett) 0 Colonel Forester'B Ice, 6yrs, 7.8 ... (WWarne) 0 Sir BJardine's Leap Year, 3yrfl, 6.7... (B Bowen) 0 Mr G Archer's Bulalia, 3yrs, 6.11 (JJGrifflthi) 0 Duke of Beaufort's Irgunder, 4y,rs, 6.7 [car. 6.11] (Mullen) 0 Mr G Haughton's St. Prosper, 4yrs, «.6 - (Ohandley) 0 Mr JLowther's Cheroot, 3yrs, 6.3 (W Blake) 0 Mr D Baird's Olodpole, 3yrß, 8.1 (H Falloon) O Lord Hartington's Aggie, 3yrs, 5.9 (O Gray) 0 Betting: 6 to 1 agst Master Bill, 100. to, 12 Albertus, 20 to 1 Athol Lass. . Won easily by a length and a-half; three lengths between second and third. / The value of the stakes was £1000. ! NEWMARKET, MAY. TfIUHaDAr, Max 3. NBWMABKBT STAKES, Of 888O0ova (7500sovs by subscription^ 3o«ovc;each, aud 1380SOVS added money); for three-year-olds. Colts, 1 9.0,- fillies, 8.9; second horse, lOOOiovs ; third home, SOOsovs from the stakes. Aoross the flat (one mile and a-quarter), 304 nominations. Duke of Portland's b o Donovan, by Galopin— Mowerina, 9.0 ... ... ... ... 1 Duke of Portland's b o The Turcophone, by Galopin— Lady Mar, 9.0. .. ... ... 2 Mr " J Hammond's eh o Laureate, by Petrarch— Maoaria, 9.0 ... ... > ... ... 3 C.J.C. ANNUAL MEETW& The annual meeting of,, the- Canterbury Jockey Club was held on Tuesday. The treasurer, Mr G. G. Stead, in his report said :— Metropolitan clubs are at times charged with , selfish legislation, but the slightest consideration must show that the leading .clubs in New Zealand when imposing restrictions with a view to checking the abuse of the totalisator have been, actuated solely by a desire, to protect racing, and •• to hedge it round with such rules as should tend to preserve it as a high class sport. Racing as sport, is undoubtedly a most enjoyable amusement to those who have a, ju3t appreciation of it, and the totalisator' within certain limits is an excellent method of providing the funds necessary to carry it on successfully ; bat the community as a wholeshould look.upon racing as an amusement only, and not as the business of life, which it is gradually becoming /to a class of race-goers recently created by what may be termed* totalisator meetings,' It is, therefore, , earnestly to be hoped that. the restriotipns suggested by the Colonial Secretary will put a stop to the useless and pernicious meetings, as unless the use of the totalisator be confined within .. reasonable limits it would be infinitely better for the general morality that racing should be entirely abolished than that such a gigantiq evil should flourish in our midst. , THE FATAL ACCIDENT AT THE FORBURY. A coroner's inquest was held before Mr B. H. Oarew, R.M., and a jury of six,,. at the Racecourse Hotel, pn Saturday -last, upon the body of Pelham Jones, who met with a fatal accident when riding in the Hurdle Race on the previous day. Mr J. D. Hutton was chosen - foreman, and the jury having viewed the body, the following evidence was taken : — Frederick Tugwood deposed-, that he was a ' trainer, residing at Makikihi. He recognised the deceased as Pelham Jones, who was a farmer near Waimate, - Witness believed deceased was unmarried, and that his only rela« tive in the colony was a married sister, a Mrs Day. The deceased came to Dunedin on Wednesday last, and the next day witness brought Ihi 3 horse dowD. The deceased rode in the Hurdle Race. Witness did not see what hap- ' i pened, but hearing people say that Mr Jones was dowu, he went across to the place,' and saw | deceased carried away on a hurdle. The de« I ceased did Dot become conscious, and - was I brought to the Racecourse Hotel. He never spoke nor even opened his eyes. Witness remained with him until he died, which was at about half-past 11 the same evening. The deceased was a very plucky man, but had never been quite right since bis previous fall some three years ago. Still he seemed pretty well able to ride. Witness wanted him to give some- ' one else the mount on Friday morning, but he would not do it. ■■ To the Foreman : The deceased was very venturesome. Dr Frauk Ogston deposed 'that he was on the racecourse on the previous day, and heard that ! a man bad fallen. Ho waited till the deceased i was carried to the back of the grand stand, and • ! then examined him. No bones of the body were broken or joints dislocated. The deceased was then removed to the Racecourse Hotel and thoroughly examined. Witness then came to the conclusion that the deceased's head was j injured — probably fractured. Ho waited till • 5 o'clock, then left the deceased in charge of ' a medical student, and subsequently Rent a competent nurse from town. Witness returned again at 7 30, aud saw that he was dying. The deceased never regained consciousness. After death, by rough examination witness made out a fracture at the base of the skull. Death had resulted from this fracture causing concussion of the brain. Constable Brennan deposed that he was at the back of the racecourse when the HnHli Race was run. He saw the horse fall Ahil roll over the deceased at the third hurdle. Witness believed that the horse struck the hurdle and fell head foremost, falling heavily, and rolling over the deceased. The deceased was the last rider, the others having crossed before him. Witness dismounted, lifted the deceased off the .course, and handed him to some people, who „ took care of him while witness weafc to get

medical assistance. The sole cause of the accident, so far ; as ; witness could see, was the horse 'striking the hurdle. ■ Witness was within 200 yds of deceased when his horse fell, and had been Bent), there specially to assist in case of accident.

Richard H. Rhodes, a resident at Blue Oliffs, said that he knew the deceased, who was about 35 years of age, and, he believed, an Englishman, for he was a Harrow boy. The Coroner, in submitting the matter to the xiry, said i The evidence seems to show clearly that the'' matter was one purely of accident. The deceased was engaged in a pastime 'that is always attended ,witli more or less danger, and it seemi that hiaTiorse, in gaing over ahwdle,' struck it, fell with him, and rolled over him. From what Dr Ogaton says the deceased died from concussion of the brain, caused by a fractured skull, and the cause of that fracture appears to be purely accidental. The jury at once returned a verdict accord" iDgly— "that the deceased was accidentally killed in a hurdle race by his horse falling and rolling I overborn."

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