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Training Notes. [Newspaper Article] — Referee — 21 April 1887
Plomingxon Training Notes. Thore lias not been much doing at Flemington during the past few days, but a few ohanges havo taken place. J. A. Lang has received an addition to liis string iu Salvo, son of Somnus, who is looking none tho worse for the change. M'lvor, whoso string includes Songster . and Contingent, has a chestnut colt by . *. 'The Wizard in work. Tho latter is coming -on nicely, and the other two look very well. : Mr. R. Donovan's Dunlop is walking about in a paddock close by, and the son ?of Neckersgat shows no signs of lame ness. . ? Diplomacy, a very nice chestnut filly by ' Neckersgat from Fidelity, is being exer ?cised. ' ? The Hon. W. Pearson's St. Albans — , ? Royal Maid colt is being taught the rudi ments of racing.
RACE MEETINGS. THE A. J. C. AUTUMN MEETING. THIRD DAY. [Newspaper Article] — Referee — 21 April 1887
RACE MEETINGS. THE A. J.C. AUTUMN MEETING. THIItI- DAY. Tlio 'Nvcatlior on Thursday morninjr 1-oro tokens of being fmo, hut just about 11 o'clock rain began to full, but it did not do ro very heavily, and perhaps had not tho cficct of provoiiting many who had nmdo up thoir minds to attend tho racen from so doing Tho number prcnont could not hav« oxceedod i000 at any timo, but they were amply rowarded for thoir proscnco. Tho firat raco was run at 1 o'clock, and scarcely had tho !-iorses re turned to tho paddock than rain bogan to come down again, but it lasted for only half an-honr. Tho initial raco of tho day wan tlics Two-year-old Plato, for which four started. At tho opening of tho betting market 7 to 4 was laid on Kxbank, but Un named'H followers soon put a Htnppor on by .supporting their representative, and Exbank fell to oven money, and aftorwards 5 to 4- on. Tho raco needs little comment. Exbank and , Unnamod made all tho running, tlio former I winning by a longth and a-half, ...
No title [Newspaper Article] — Referee — 21 April 1887
It must have been vory disappointing both to Mr. Town and Mr. Clibborn to see so few at the sale announced, when twonty Boven Hobnrtville matrons were to be offered. All the mares were returned to their former liome.
FORBES ANNUAL RACES. [Newspaper Article] — Referee — 21 April 1887
FORBES ANNUAL RACES. . Tho Forbes races which woro set down for Eastor Monday and Tuosday, wero postponed owing to tho weather, but camo off on Friday and Saturday. First Day. Opening Handicap. — Mr. E. Smith's Bush man, Gyrs., 8st.. 1 ; Mr. E. Tlvylor's Romeo, aged, Gst. 101b., 2. Nine startod. Produce Stakes. — Mr. W. Richards1 chost nut filly, 1 ; Mr. E. Tajdor's black filly, 2. Forbes Jookoy Club Handicap. — Mr. C. W. T. Brown's Crown, Gyrs., Gst. 51b., 1 ; Mr. R. Low's Redeemed, Gyr3.. Sst. 31b., 2 ; Mr. J. Duncan's Horeford, agod, G3t. 131b., 3. Mos quito fell in this raco. Novel Soiling Raco. — Gameboy, 1 ; Mariuor, Flying Handicap.— Mr. E. Smith's Bush man, 8st. 121b. , 1: Mr. . W. Haslohnrst's Coral, 8st. 4lb„ 2 ; Mr. C. Brewer's Phajbo Walton, 8st. 21b., 3. Tho attendance was poor, owing to tho j lengthy postponement of tho races. I ODUU.NU JJAY. Handicap Trot, 12 sovs.— Mr. Richards' Lonoly Maid, I ? Mr. Calvert's Gippslandor, 2. Nino startod. , - Town Plato. 50 sovs.— Mr...
STEEPLECHASE DAY. [Newspaper Article] — Referee — 21 April 1887
STKKPIjKCJIASK day. Tho final day of tho A.J.C. Autumn moot ing took placo on Saturday. Owing in a groat moaauro to many having boon disap pointed through tho inolomonoy of tho woathor on Eaater Monday and on Saturday, thoy took advantago of a fairly fino day yostorday to put in an appoaranco, and by tho timo tho first raco started tho number of visitors was quito up to oxpoctations. Just as tho horses woro at tho post for tho Eous Handicap tho band announced tho arrival of His Exoolloncy and suito, and nil present rccognisod tho cir cumstance in a right royal manner. Thp most noticeablo foaturo in the raco under notico was tho fall of tho favourite, Yellow Jackot, aud tho most striking incidont in tho affair is tlio fact that abovo all othor horse-owners tlva Hon. W. A. Long has been tho loudest in de nouncing tho running track. Of tho other contestants, perhaps most mention snouiu do mado of tho running of tho first two, who ac quitted thomHolvcs creditably, and although twenty-fo...
GRETA RACE CLUB MEETING. [Newspaper Article] — Referee — 21 April 1887
GRETA RACE CLUB MEETING. Tlio following aro tlio rosults : — Maidon Plato,- } milo.— Secret, 9st. 21b n1o:..La.-y 2' Fair EU°ii, 7st: JWlo.. ,1. bix started. A good raeo Pulilionn's Purso. 1 milo. — Lamb's Crook, 9st. 71b., 1 ; Liglitfoot, Ust., 2 ; Garrv owon, lOst., 3. Six Htartod. A nieo raeo T Hiiok Kiioo, 5 furlongs.— littlo Jack, II ? Littlo John, 2 j Grota, 3. Won oasilv. Ton started. Grota Handicap, M milo.— Lamb's Crook. 2SKu: ®arr2°won- fat. 101b., 2 ; Lightfoot 8st. 71b., 3. Fivo started. A splondid raeo. Foroed HandioaD, } milo.— Lightfoot 1 ? Fox, 2. Four startod. Tho boat of tho dav' Won by a noso. , v
BALRANALD RACES. [Newspaper Article] — Referee — 21 April 1887
BALRANALD RACES. ThoBalranald meoting was pronounced to bo tho most successful ever hold, and tho fields largo aud tho contests keen. In the jumping raco ono of tho horses came down, but vory littlo injury was tho result. The rain mado tlio going vory heavy. First Day. Maiden Plato.— Bessie, 8st. 131b., 1 ? Post Boy, 8st. 111b., 2 : Calondnla, Sst. 131b., 3. Hack Raco. — Speculation, 1 ; Mies Beach, 1 2 ; Lady Khedive, 3. I Club Handicap.— Stonobroko, 8st. lib. 1 ? I Apollo,, 7st. 41b., 2 ; Poonboon, Gst. 111b 3 ' I oiiiuu, x ; Araoi, z; ! Ruby, 3. Hurry Scurry.— Kitty, 1 ; Ringleader, 2 : Conjuror, 3. ^Squatters' Purse.— Quoon Elizaboth, lOst. lOat 121b S3°nobroko' 10st' lalb' 2 ; Arubi, Second Day. Jumping Raoo. — Eros, list., 1 ; Springfoot, lOat.,2; Playboy, 3. , Grand Stand Handicap.— Stonobroko, Sst. 01b., 1 ;-Bossio, Gst. 91b., 2j Apollo, 7st. 91b., Soiling Eaoo.— Goldflnder; 1 ; Exilo. 2 ? Claro Maid, 8. _ Braoolot.— Quoon Eliznboth, lOst. 131b, 1 Stonobroko, 10»t. 121b.. 2;...
Intercolonial Football. [Newspaper Article] — Referee — 21 April 1887
Intercolonial Football. A meeting of delegates to the Anglo : Australian Football Association was held lost evening at Young and Jackson's, Mr. J . K. M'Redy in the chair. The Cale donian Society intimated that they had arranged for four teams of eleven aside from tlie Association to compote at their sports on Queen's Birthday, and that thoy had decided to givo a handsome trophy for tho winning team. It was arranged that the match with Now South Wales take placo on tho East Melbourne Cricket Ground on July 10.
Mr. Cripps' Retirement Corded. [Newspaper Article] — Referee — 21 April 1887
Mr. Cripps' Retirement Honied. A rumour gained currency that Mr. Joseph Cripps was going to givo up train ing, and yesterday that gentleman was «sked if such was the fact. Mr. Cripps' answer was, ' I 'sposo because I sold Duration some persons are under tlio im pression that I havo nothing else to train. No ; I am not going to relinquish the pro fession, and noverJiiad such a thought.'
AMERICAN BASEBALL TEAMS TO VISIT AUSTRALIA. [Newspaper Article] — Referee — 21 April 1887
AMERICAN BASEBALL TEAMS TO VISIT AUSTRALIA. Tho Busoball Association of New South 'WraloH held a meeting last week at which about a dozen wero nresont. It was decided, as tho old club was defunct, to organiso a now ono, and tho following ollico-bearers wero electod r—President, Mr. Griilin ; vicoprosi dent, Mr. A. Dulon; hon. secretary and treasurer, Mr. Beauregard. Tho president was empowered to appoint an executive committee to rogulato the affairs of tho club, and to arrango for tho proposed intercolonial match with Victoria. Tho secretary stated that Messrs. Spalding, proprietors of tho Amorican Baseball Supply Company, intend to send two teams of nino players each to tho colony. It was decided to play a match on tho 23rd, and to hold a meeting on tho 27th inst.
ATHLETICS. [Newspaper Article] — Referee — 21 April 1887
ATHLETICS. (By ' Nimblefoot.') A rumour is about tho city that Bushel has wona couplo of handicaps up country under an nssumed name, and also that ho ran a couple of races with J. J. Moore, of Mitchell's Hill (Vic.), up tlie Murrumbid trcfi wav. whom he beat. The special general meeting of the Asli field Amateur Athletic Club was held during the week to settlo tho new rules and by-laws, at which it was decided that the club should be open to all bona fide amateurs. Messrs. T. M. Hall, D. Lar nacli, and Kugene Taylor are to be the lmudicappers for the present season. The programme of sports has been altered by inserting a one mile bicycle handicap, in stead of two miles and Uve miles handi caps. A long distance champion raco will also be included, and probably a half-mile. A Morgan, on scratch, won the Druid's handicap, Melbourne. He is a brother of the aboriginal ' Kussell' who won Kelly's handicap. ,T. C. Waters, Cambridge, is credited with having ran a full mile in March in the br...
Now South Wales Gun Club. [Newspaper Article] — Referee — 21 April 1887
New South Wales Gun Club. A good muster of tho members of tho Now South 'Wales Gun Club mot on tho ground on Thursday afternoon to compete for a trophy presented by tho club. Somo really good shooting was shown by tho threo named below, who tied at nine birds each, und con tinued with tho following result : — Tkoi'HT, presented by tho club, JL'l optional sweep. Nine birds. ?Paton, 2.1yds. (Grant) ? 111111111111111111 D. Cameron, 29yds. (Lang) ... 111111111111111110 II. E. Lord, 30yds. (Purduy) ... 111111111111111110
Hurlingham Handicap. [Newspaper Article] — Referee — 21 April 1887
Hurlincrham Handicap. Mr. R. A. Miller's .£100 handicap at Cook's River was tho means of bringing together a largo number of pigeon shootern on Saturday last. Air. F. Gannon allowed the uso of his ground at Tempo for tho occasion. Tho con ditions of tho match wero nine birds, two misses out. At tho conclusion of tho last round tho following gentleman, having accounted for all thoir birds, agreed to divide: — Mr. Ellis (30), Mr. T. M. Malono (23), Mr. Itcdgrovo (28), Mr. Goodwin (22). Tho champion match for .£'20, 20yds. riso, uso of ono barrel only, resulted in a win for Mr. W. Baily, who shot in capital style.
COURSING. [Newspaper Article] — Referee — 21 April 1887
. COURSING. - Tho commencement of tlio coursing season at Moonoo Valley lias been furthor adjourned till May 3 and 4. Tho second meeting at Sherwood Park takes placo noxt Saturday instead of Friday, as originally announcod. Tho Lanceficld Coursing Club will hold half a dozen' meetings during tho season, viz., noxt Wednesday, May 24, Juno 22, July 20, August 17, and September 14. A Big' Match. A match between tho two greyhounds Fantomo Forttino and Leonidas is arranged to be run at tho Y.C.C. Oval on Saturday, tho 30th inst., the opening day of the season. The conditions are the best of three course*, and a stake of 100 sovs.
THE GUN. [Newspaper Article] — Referee — 21 April 1887
THE GUN. An attempt on tho part of a Mr. Wobster to kill 50 pigeons out of 100, at 35yds. riso, for a stako of J2200, is tho cause of a stir in shooting circles in England. Out of tho first 50 shots he only accounted for 18 birds, and eventually lost at tho 95th, having killed 44. Tho boundary was 80yds., and a very high wind holpcd tho Lincolnshiro rocks, which wero very strong.
BOWLING. INTERCOLONIAL BOWLING MATCH. A WIN FOr Victoria. The N. S. W. BOWlers Fared Well but Scored poorly. [Newspaper Article] — Referee — 21 April 1887
BOWLING. INTERCOLONIAL BOWLING MATCH. ] A Win for Victoria. ' The N.S.W. Bowlers Pared Well but Scored Poorly. Tho.intorcolonial bowling contests con cluded on Saturday after four days spent in interesting matches ut Melbourne, Don-: qfister, and Ballarat. . _ . . , - -The first match took place at the Rich mond Bowling Club's Green for the presi-. dent of tho Victorian Association's trophy, a liandsom'o silver j cup and salver. : The conditions provided that if tho New South Walos mon won thoy should afterwards fight it out among tlio respective cluba;for final -.possession, and the same stipulation was made should 'Victoria '.win.,:, 0n the. first day . in the first .round both teams scored ? 2 points, but. ' the .Victorians gradually crept ahead, : and. .when; the, gatno had been : in progress for : half an-hour tlio ' boards showed ^ that; .tho'liomo.teaui secured 25 points as. against tho' visit-are* 10.' After that the i New South Wales men decreased the, lead of blieir advers...
BILLIARDS. [Newspaper Article] — Referee — 21 April 1887
BILLIARDS. . Very fino play was shown by J. Dowland, in an 'all in' inatcli with W. Mitchell in March, and deserves a word or two of comment. Ho mado no less than thirty-sovon breaks of npwards of a hundred, liis biggest runs being 202, 20 1, 209, 278, 200, 301, 307, 3(57, 3G8, 383,' 501, and, altogether, mado a. startling advanoo on any of his previous form. Mitchell, who was attempting to conccdo a start of 5000 in 15,000, nover got fairly to work until tho last day, when ho put in two grand contributions of 557 and 724, but it was then too late to make tip all his leoway. Dowland won by 2220 points.