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SPORTS AND PASTIMES

[By Olympus.]

According to latest files from England, Isinglass, the Derby favorite, had not been working as regularly as be ought to have been, and in consequence be had receded slightly in the betting, and for the Two Thousand was only an equal favorite with Meddler, who has since been debarred from competing owing to the death of Mr "Abiugton."

A meeting of the County 11. Football Club is called for 8 o'clock this evening in Mr A. E. Cooke's rooms, and all members are requested to be present. Mr Reg Caulton, the footballer, hat gone in for farming down Gisborne way. Charlie Mitchell, the English fighter, has met with a very cold reception in the States.

Harry Stephenson, well-known at the Thames, who played half for City last season, talks of playing amongst the forwards this season. i

The Zealandia Football Club of Sydney have, in consequence of other club* taking their best men, decided to play as juniors rather than disband. It is stated that the Zingari-Richmond Club, Dunedin, have, secured the services of a Surrey footballer, who played for his county against the New Zealand Natives when the latter went home.

An Indian paper says that it is probable that Highborn will be sent from there to England next season.

Two horses belonging to the Australian sportsman Mr Q. C Wilson, who won the Liverpool Grand National Steeplechase with Father O'Flyn, were successful at the Leicester March Meeting, Skedaddle winning the Wigston Steeplechase and Fortaineblau the Ilumberstone Hurdle Race Plate. Mr G. C. Wilson is a son of Sir Samuel Wilson (the Australian millionaire who has for some time rented the late Lord Beaconfield's ~ mansion at Hughenden), and ii cousin of Mr Norman Wilson and Mr Arthur Wilson, both thorough hunting enthusiasts in Victoria. The weight carried by the New Zealandbred filly Day Dream when she won the Hylton Handicap of 500 soys, 5 furlongs, at Liverpool, was 6st 111b. The top weight among the acceptors was King of Diamonds, 9stllb. »

The three-year-old Candour, who wu thought to have a show in.the last V.R.C. Derby, ran unplaced in the City and Suburban Handicap at Adelaide Tattersail's Meeting on the Bth inst. At a meeting of the Coromandel Football Club, the following officers were elected:—President, Mr J. Lynch ; Vice-; Presidents, Hon. A. J. Cadman Messrs McCorraick, A. King, J. H. Harrison, T. Carroll, and Cant. Argall; Secretary and Treasurer, Mr T. W. SommeTville; Committee, Messrs T. Keary, F. Home, R. Campbell, C. Wells, and J Gilroy. On the motion of Mr H. Mclntosh, seconded by Mr J- Gilroy, it was decided i not to join the Coromandel Union this season.'

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SPORTS AND PASTIMES, Thames Star, Volume XXIV, Issue 7484, 29 April 1893

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SPORTS AND PASTIMES Thames Star, Volume XXIV, Issue 7484, 29 April 1893

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