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I SPORTING ITEMS. So far the Scotch football clubs on tour in Lan- cashire for the New Year's holidays have fared very badly. The owner of one of the most celebrated handi- cap winners, and on which he won a great for- tune, is now an omnibus conductor. Rumour already speaks well concerning some two-year-olds by Mask, who was himself possessed of fine speed when in training. The near fore-leg of Cyrus has given way, and as he is a horse that requires a large amount of exercise to get him in condition, it is doubtful if he will ever stand a preparation again. At Manchester, where it is said in future the horses are to be fed and stabled at the expense of the race fund, the features of the Easter meeting are a hurdle race of £ 1,000, and a steeplechase of -pi,ooo. At Marden Deer Park, Caterham, Surrey, at 3 a.m. on the 1st of January, Venice, by Carnival out of Isoline, the property of the Marden Stud, foaled a fine bay colt by Beaudesert, which is the first foal of the year. The veteran Rocket appealed in winning colours in a Selling Hurdle Plate at Piumpton, on Friday, and once again changed hands, Mr Jodrell giving eighty guineas for him. He has had a few owners in his time. Harvester has made his re-appearance on the training-ground, and, although he wears flannel boots, a Newmarket correspondent believes him to be thoroughly sound, and likely to be heard of in connection with the spring handicaps. Xaintrailles is likely to commence work again in a few days, but it would be as well for intend- ing backers of the colt for the classic races to re- member that he has several engagements in France during the spring, for some of which he is sure to be sent to run. The Duke of Devonshire has granted the use of Saffron field, Eastbourne—a meadow of about ten acres in extent, fringed with trees and very level throughout—to the Devonshire Park Cricket Ciu'o at a merely nominal rental. A commodious PaviUion will be erected without loss of time. 1 he Christmas Cup, competed for at Haydock Park Coursing Meeting by the winners of the Old and New Years' Stakes, was won by Woman in Biaclc, the property of Mr W. Osborne, who, with his brother John, presides over the Ashgill training establishment at Middleham. A Wick Correspondent says :-A ring plover took snelter on board one of our fishing boats lately when fifty miles out at sea, and was cap- tured, and it also was taken to Mr McKay's cooperage, but it died very soon afterwards. I cannot make out what took this bird so far from home. There were no gales at the time to account for it, and this pretty little plover is not given to Hying fr from the sea shore. "Ubique,' in Land and Water, am authorised to issue the following challenge from the Australian amateur champion scalier, Mr W. G. Brett.. Mr Brett challenges any geutieman amateur in England, America, or the world, to scull him over the championship course on the Paramatta River for a £ 500 trophy, or he will scull on the Thames course, taking or allowing Sloo for expenses, adding an additional £50 as an inducement for any one to go over to Aus- tralia-" "We may state that English amateurs do not contest for £ 500 trophies, and Mr Brett should appeal to professional. There was no betting on future events at the principal London clubs on Saturday afternoon. The entries for the Grand National Steeple- chase, Liverpool Spring Cup, Prince of Wales's Cup, an<^ other races t > be run fca- at the Liver- pool Spring Meeting in March next will close to morrow. Entries for the Lincolnshire Haadieap, the Lin- coln Cup, Batthyany Stakes, and other events of importance run for at the Lincoln Spriug and Grand -National Hunt Meeting are due co-morrow. Messrs Tattersall announce several horses to be disposed of at their establishment at Knights- bridge to-Uay, amongst the number being John Bright and Reprieve from the Kingsclere stable. The meet ot tier Majesty's Staghounds will be at -two-mile Brook to-morrow, and the Great Western Railway Company will run a special train to Slough, leaving Paddington at 10.25 On Friday next the meet will be at Hawthorne Hill, and a special train for Windsor will leave Paddington at 9.40 a.m. The three-year-old filly by Mr Winkle— Polonaise, the property of Mr Bowes, died rather suddenly at Malton on Thursday night. As a two-year-old the filly took part in five events, but only credited har owner with the Wentworth (Post Produce) Stakes at Doncaster, for which she walked over. For the coming season she was engaged in the One Thousand Guineas, Epsom Oaks, and Doncaster St Leger. A general meeting of the Southern Counties' Cross-country Association was held on Friday evening, Air T. Shore, president, in the chair. A motion by the South London Harriers to allow second teams to compete in the championship was lost. The proposed alteration in the date of the southern counties' championship gave rise to an animated discussion, and it was resolved that February 21,14, 7, and 28 should have precedence in the order named if fixed arrangements can be made with the Sandown Park authorities. The propositions that in future a conference of secre- taries be held to fix the dates of open handicaps, with the condition that without sanction they are not to be altered, were carried. There was a large attendance, and much acrimony was introduced into the proceedings.

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