MOONEE VALLEY MEETING.
This afternoon there is another at- tractive pru-jrarume provided for racing men at the popular Moonee Valley course. The first event is tho Hurdle Kaee, at 2 o'clock, iollowed bv the September Stakes, the AVest Bourke Stcepleihase, the Selling ltacc, and concluding, at i quar- ter to 0. with The Spring Stakes. As tho entries are very numerous, strong fields may ha anticipated, while it ia worthy of men- tion that Mr. Cox has increased the stakes, the Steeplechase being worth 100 sois. Ordi- nary trains start from Spencer street for Moonee Ponds at 12.40, LIO, 2.15, and 2.35 pit., wlul3l thcie is also a special at 1.22. A special returns at 5.5 p m., and will be fol- lowed bv the usual regular trains. Omnibuses and cabs also run direct to the gates of the course. _
The only closing on Mondas", and a very important one, is the Williamstown Han- dle ip, to be run on the Prince of Wales' Birthdas. Tlie race is of the [value of 200 sovs, and the distance is
a mile. The nomination is 1 sov" and i can bo mai o to Mr. F. W. Sutton, secre-
tary of the W.H.C., at Proiftt's (late Bowes's) Australian Hotel, Bourke street west, up to .1 o'clock, or up to I) o'clock at the Steam Packet Hotel, SVilhamstow n.
The handicaps for tho ensuing Hawkes bttrs Spring Meeting will be published on Mondos.
Messrs. W. C. Yuille and Co will offer Oculist and Snlojard for sale at the Moonee Valley Ibices tins afternoon.
Newstead, the V.B.C. Derby fnvourite, and several other Adelaide horses, will arrive tins morning, for their spring engagements.
Betting was ata complete standstill in Mel- bourne j esterdas and last evening.
WINCIIELSL V RACING CLUB
On I ridas afternoon the annual meeting of the W inehelsca Bacmg Club vv as held Û ho financial statement showed receipts for the past sear JMbO 3s. 9d and expenditure, in eluding u debt of ¿1)1 from the previous j ear to ¿'Col bs Id leaving a debit balance of 1.1912s -Id Committees wera appointed tor carrying out the annual races on Boxing Du) the prize monoj being limited to £-30 It was agreed to mute His Excellency tho Governor to attend the race gather mg. Mrs Chirnside offered a valuable bracelet to be competed for at the next races and Mrs Austin offered
another for competition at the race gathering of 1SS0 whilst Mi Austin promised a prize of ¿10 for the running high jump íhose offers w ere accepted w Ith thanks
BOURlxL JOClvLA CLUB RACLS
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These races were held to day, and passed of] most successfully The attendance was large Results -
Itovel Handicap of 40 gove, six furlongs.-Mr III an a Mariner I Mr li Creen s Maud 2 Mr 1 RossitersJunlus 8. rime lui 10,s.
Oponías Hanil cap ot leo sois, one nillo and a hall-Mr M H)»ns 1 ocres«, 1 ilr 1 Uariiiolla Moolongonsr 2 Mr H. Warners Hervidero j. chief tain anil Comet also rate V\ on cuslly Time "ni. «9 4 StllHL
lrco Handicap six furlongs.-Sir Mark Harts Caiwnro 1 Mr O Wannon s »loses . Mr T lleicrdotis Lauristiua ,1 Juuius and Maud also ran Time lm 10s.
Ladles Mile-Mr O U annoll s Moses 1 Mr W Groliam d Comet . Uri llossltor's Hardtimes 3
SADNLY SI ORUNG NO1 ES
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Altliougli work commencée) caily tit liantl wuk this morning most, ii not all the strings out wire restricted to easy tusks, lolly again however elictriiied the touting fra tirnil) by iclipaing all times once round, and it appears that the rumour about her Ulonging hands is tnioract. She ran the mile and a quarter in 2m 20s eaiily Monofchan sent all of his stung for easy work My Lady went a fast half nilli, beating Canterbury und Merlin W heel of I ortune did three quarters pace once round Algerian per iorined the same on the sand track Anglesey was sent lor useful pace work, also Livir pool and Winchester tho latter looks well iho tan track was utilised by Uralla, Matih lock, Isordentilt, Percussion, Lennox, Col
stoun Cairo Happy lhought, Vanguard, and ihunderbolt. _
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crecfton oY a*DuiT3íñs""on the racecourse containing weighing jockeys', telegraph, and secretary s rooms llio steeplechase jumps an to bi renewed, and some of the positions altered Hie faires and Mares Produce ¿takes and Derby ure renewid cn conditions identical with those of last )car
-WAURN VMBOOL, Tbidw The Cycling Club have airin"ed a pro S ramme of spoitaon the Prince ot Wules'
lirthdaj lhere will bo thrie pedestrian events for which most substantial prueswill be ollered, oni to be te-ined the C)ilmg Club Handicap 120 yards the pn/is amouiitingto £20 'lhere will also ben Maiden Plate of 100)ttrds and a Hurdle Lace of loO )ards ihe cycling events which aro open to all tomers, include a one mile maiden race, oin and tiine milo btcsde races a one mile tucjcli race and a ludicrous parade on lue) des to loinplete the programme.
The entries for next week's meetings of the Hamilton and North Western Coursing Clubs close on Monday, the former at the Criterion Hotel, Hamilton and the latter at Central
Tho folio vii g Is tho draw for Monda) s coursing - Cci -Mr Hutt» s Ma"lo Lautein »ist Mr O Fciipln s Masher Mr Slade «rainy agsttlr Mcadcfs 1 luck Mr Herbert s Jack Foley agst Mr O Peppin s Uealltj Mr llallis Duko aesl Mr I Ills s St, Julian Mr Cursons General ogst Mr Mnkav s Vixen Mr 0 ltauisbui) s Aunt a-6t Sir II Stullttic. s 1 air tioll
Vii 3 V, ratnall s Uuzz agst Mr It button s commo- tion Mr V Gullies bandai agst Sir b Goirauds Smuggler
llineixoiivM Staii- (Cateli »nd Holt)-Mr S VV ratnall s buzz ajrst Mr lagans lad Ij , Mc^rs Muir and Teales Dor» cut Inner a^rt Mr A \ nillo h sandal Mr G 1 eppln s Masher ikgst Mr Curson s General Mi Slades iauoy ogst Mr Butts s Magic
Hie Maiden Stake (all a"cs) and Iupps Stakes aro held ov cr Courallie, to sturt at 1 o clock
Tho Prahran Club will hold tholr mooting on Saturi dav Dili lust at dillon 9 Ibu stakes to bo run off aro -I u| ps Maldon Open (point») and Open (cateli and hold!. Mr N Aronsaii vice president of tho club I as prcsc itetl a clock to bo run for bv puppies un 1er 12 months old It Is on view at Mr G Koa» s jew cllcr, CO Uiaj el street Prahran.
Entries (or tho general scratch ci lits to i o rowed on the LTi per v am on 1 til al d lütll September close at Younjrand Jacl sons Hotel on llinrsdns evoninir A larc,o uuiubci d! ureas aro expected to compote tor the tiophlos which consist of eight platod salvers orivinallv i,ivcn I j the Gipps Land Hop Hitters Com pony to the Mere intilo Honing Club, and i at up by thu latter as prizes lot clgbt-oarod races onun to all
Peta Kemp having caught a sovoro cold has been throiui out or his Iraltiiu,, and obliged to for felt lill stake of £"?> as ho could not (,ct ri"bt in time to row lils race with hell Mattcr»on on tho 17th inst It is o ily a short timo since ti at an lujurj to his arm obliged Mattcrsou to (oifoit to Kemi
Sir I li Young of Sjdnoj lias forvvarde 1 a dial lengo throiish Mr 1> II U Gledhill to match Neil Mat tcrson aoinsfc auv knou n bullish fcoulier for £1 000 a sido and allow ¡e 00 for expenses Hie raco to taue place on the Parramatta c1 amplon courkO
Tiio m\th annual meeting of tho Southern Cross Crlekot Club was held nt tho Prahran Coifeo Tavern on Tburudaj crvenhiff, when about fiO member» »ere present. Mr J Cummhig occupied tho chair iho report mid balance «licet of bet season u ere road and adopted Hie first elotcn competed for Mad (otk g Cup, and succeeded In winning it without eiiffcrhii* a silicio defeat. Prizes were presented to Messrs >\ locUett, C Hluards, 1 White, J KeMiold», \\* Hatters J Cou, II Clack, and C lîanl iiiaon for c\ CLlltnt plai Tiio follow In,, ofliee hearers »ero elected for tho ensuing season -Patroin M ens ti. J Ilkina and M li levies M LA. a ] icMdowt, Mr 1 li Maddock, vice publdcut«, Messrs G \\ Ta\lor, I
Cum in i np, W Davies, J T Turner and A It Walker, captain (firbtcup eleven) W LocKett tice captain, W Bradshaw, captain (second cup eleven), C Han Id nson, \ ice captain, 1 Cook, treasurei ï Uo\ notus, sccrctaiicaand cup dclcatca-tírateles cn u IS Gleeson, second ele*cn-J Alexander Hie club Intend competintr for tho lloma und Davien tropic and Maddock u Cups
A well attended meeting of Iho Westbun C C w-is held oi inda*, Auiru*t¡ 2i Mr w W Coucha the president, Mas in the chair Tho following outee bearers were olcetcil -Patron lion Sir Janies M'Cul loch, president, Mr \\ \\ Couche \!cc pr aillent^ Mea ra 1 ole), Grace Muj, I c\ hibou, Marshall, M Millan \alo and Wilkie, captain, W G Daua, \Iec captain li C Crouch, treamrer h V Hatch
treasurer und cup delegate, C C CouJi, (.eiural eoimmtt-t, C-vstiean, 0% li-iu*, W G Dai H, Gou0h, llarrumiu, Hatth and &\des match tommittt, C Di vin, W G Datis, \V li Llatch, hou bccrctirj, Ulis CtotiL.Ii
Iho becond annual nircLin^ of the Belmont Cricket Club »via held nt tho Ken wilston Pnvato behool on
Tcxalaj cm n n¿ Inst uhtn over 0 members wore pic* nt Mr L Nat ton u istoteilto thu chair The he li t irj h npnt tv r hut season ujs read and a ioptr 1 and should tho dub to bo in a ftnuri'hin* coi ii lion The Io lou in j oihce beare«* ero clectcil foi the cusin tu bLXsou -latroui Mesara G Sutton J Uno I h «"more anil Durham, nrctndont, Mr li Qinu> , \ice nitsi lent*, ¿lew* U Gail Ü Oreen J \Mllliiir*on, G Arnott, h ^rto», J Crowther, and It boan 1 hut elc\on-Captain, li Gorton,*ice captain, D Green, ttcasurcr 1 Dauircrlleld Beere tan, If Mat-lieu» second dei cn-captain, I Ison h , Ueccaptthi J Iluatl , seer tarj, li Quarrt, com initttc Messrs U Norton, O Adam*, J Bead, A M'FaúVeon and H Mathen s
lito llfth annual tncetlnir of the Brighton Term mut
Cricket Club wa* held on Tbursdny, when tho follouliiffofiico bearers wera cltxted :-Patrons, Sir. L Alexinder, Mr. D. Abbott, Mr. D. Munro, Mr. M. Mo*.?, ona ilr. ,1. ,M. bmtU. ; president, Mr. J. U Mclure ;\ ice-presidents, Mr J. Bell, Mr. J. Moffatt, Mr. A. Lvoll, Mr. \V. Sa>ers, and Cap'a'm Webb ; com- mittee, ilausrs Cornwall, Diery, Jack, Webb, Gooch ; match committee, Messrs. Nobb, Jack, Coro wall, Small, and Captain ; treasurer. Mr. \V. Coa;¡secretary. Mr. A. Smalley.
A meetitu ot gentlemen fmounblo tb tho forma- tion of a crioUt ilub na» held at the town-ball,Bruns- wick, on Friday evening. Mr. Q. George in the chair. It was agreed that a club should bo formed, and tito follow luff oüico-bearera wera üecteri ¡-President, Mr. Thoraru Clemant; vice presidents, Mcters-Ocorgo, I Adam, Burnell,and Punes; hon. treasurer. Kr. D. V. Hennessy; and lion, ecerotary, Mr. W, Undn. It «a* deciden that the club should enter for the Boyle ami bcott Challenge Cup, Mr. .). Oodnhi hung ap- pointed delegate. A committee ii is appointed to make arrangements for placing tho ground in the Ho creation rosine, ltojal park, in pinjin^ order,
A meeting of tho delegates of those iunior cricket clubs who Intend to compote for the Melbourne Sports Depot junior club cricket trophies this sea-ton na« held at the Sports DepOt, G2 and (H Elisabeth* stieet, on Thurwla^ etonlm*. Mr. H. ii tew art Balo tool: the chair, and announced the nature ot tho trophicd. Mr Hcnr> Spittle, \%ho acted as hon. se* crotan* anti treasurer to tho com mit tee lost season, w13 açnin unanimous..) appointed to these olllcos, and tho nuntin.* nos postponed till Tuesday, tho lfrthlifet, atbpm,ii]> to which time tho stcretan' talll rotM»o entries at the Sparts Depot. 0\tr 40 clubs were reprinted at the meeting.
On the afternoon of Sjiurdav ''ei tonibor 20 Miller ami \\ hMler vi III meet nt theThcatro ttoj ni to vv re.tlo th co MU In tho ( rxco Hollian Milo tor Í.X0 \\ iii tlor his como from America « 1th a elmon. Ion record as a Ora co llolimn « rostler but as ho oul> arrived in Ne i Iori as Miller »as leaving for Austin Ila tile t io men liavc »over before been matched
The following are the chief matches to be played to-
Carlton v. South Melbourne, at Prince's oval.— South Mctbourito t am ure requested to meet at Iho Soutli Melbourne To» n hall at a quarter put 2 o clock pin - Brooks. Bushell Burns IJccfs, Uocherti meeson I-luis Orate llarpor Hill, M Minchin J Minchin Moss AI honnie li Shane M Douai I Pa"e Holet 'l'ioods iouiur ciuctteiielc4 Dodds liar] cr Mumban Carlton Team - Milieu fíakci Breen lirado Crapp Cook, Caiiicrou (two) D ew, Johnston hnoivlcs Loydiu Mair H Iiiurnev
O Hern file ardí Mricl land vUioian Wilson, Woods cnien-enoic* Monillo, Merrin an
fc.6»cnion v ÑMIliniustovvn at Williamstown Essendon u ill bo represento! troiu tho follow imr vi bo are rcqucstod to meet at Spencer street nt 1 jO p in. vlr -Aitken, I)win iteming francis, Qnttltli Harris Martin Mooro Molino, Mcador M Shano Moolbou(tvvo) hail}. Powell l carson Pike Kout (t o) beblro fcUelturd Smith aid Milson
Melbourne v Hotham at tlii lriendlv Societies Cardona- The folio» in" »ill lopresent Melbourne- - Baird Baile} lirajsboi, Onroll c. Coulson A Coulson Doran Ld»-ardt>, Pranks Grilllth Uubhard Johnson, Kerrigan Kelly Morrison ii t-rtndle Plant Ho s Robinson Strachan Spooner and ruoklield Hotham team - ties.io Btiucte Baile} Banes, Bar»} u Cherri bioiicnj flouts Houston Johnston, Morris M Cra.Un.il Imosh H Carth} O Brien, Hojo, Kikes Snaii, rodd, licmaii, Taukatil emergency, liallnuerc,
1 itzro} v Geelong ou tho Fitzroy Cricket ground -Iho tolloiiliip; will leprescnt the fitzroy - Buk» Carew Coleman Carroll Cooli felllott Kttlnjr, rothcrtrlll Llndsa} M altane «fuir Manor (vloc captain) Mcllinir nathan 0 Lear} Pot eli, Kappi pore ltoiio. Shear»ood VVorrnll (captain).
Richmond v University on the Richmond Cricket- ground.-The Richmond team will be selected from the following:-Crohan, Conlon, Christie, Elder, Harper, Howarth, Jackman, Mullally, Kelso, O'Shea, O'Shanassy, Owen, Purcell, Syle, Stephens, Searle, Stewart, Smith, Wookey, Wells, Stephenson F. Owen, Fleming
The following junior matches will also bei lav oil to day -.Northcote (socond) v Vauolau o at Hich liioild paddock Dctinoli v O lloueitson and Co
rear oí rast Melbourne Cricket ground eouth Yarra v hssoiidoiifrccoiidtivcnt}) at St Midi Caulllcld i South St hil Ia (secoiit tvientj) at «outh "St. Illida Hawksburn v Windsor ("3) at Albert park, ltniubow v Ooilclc,U, at Oakleigh
Tlie Mclbonmo lacrosse Club w lil plaj Uicli ina,tch, lieds \ llluas, nt Alultfugtou after which asocial Lathering-«iii tako place at the Alphington Hotel Mombers are roquoïlod to ni cet at the MclbounioTo« u bali atquartci past -bluirp «hen ti four horeocoaoti will bo lu Halting to corney thom to the ground
lite follow id, matches aro also arranged for to day -liohcinians i South \nrra, at liojal park, Mt-roy i Uuhcrsltj, In the Itojal park
At tbo Carlton Court this afternoon J Ivcciinn (champion ot Australia) and B farrell will Blay for Jb25 a side and tho championship ot Australia. Tho lollon injr other plajtra will take }iart during tlie nlternoou -lord I j an, Shell Cunj Drow, Purcell, Ullina, keuuedy Bros., Lennon, and Turnbull
Tho li est Melbourne and Richmond clubs meet for a friendly gamo this afternoon on the formel club 8 t.rccn After tho match a si celai mcctlua; ot \\ ort Melbourne club wilt bo held, acucydiiu: tonotico m auothcr column_
Tho follow Injr runs are arranged for to doj - 1-ast Molbourno club, to Heidelberg, Mclbouruu club to Preston , \ ictoria ulub to Drlcjitou, 1 em st lo oiub to Glen Iris, tsomianby club, to Alpb hilton, ltlchmond club to Malvern
Tho ni prias lor which isfiosov« and «itvorcup pa «i^nqpuineca number JO und as tboj include some .tile flnJst 'pods, in the colon j, the different heals, ïr'nnrai thero aro 13 this afternoon, »ill bo full of in tcrest. rino first heat Is timed for half past . On Monday thora aro four boats and tlio final
PIGrON SH001I\TG I1UKL1NOI1AM GBOUMJi,
A most suoccsiful nicotine «as concluded at the above grounds on Indaj when a trophj, »aluo ten Kuincas, was .hot foi. and non bj ilr 11 Siutiing« An amateur match, «¡lilli causetl much amusement, «as vv ou by Mr Kenjon «Ith Mr Matheson second, and Mr M Une third Shootii g U postponed fora fort iillht in consequence of the rucim, at bjdnoj