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Related article: the amount paid to the winner of the Open Championship a few years ago. Dog-keeping at School. — At Clayesmore School, Enfield, Mid- dlesex, the members of the School are allowed to keep dogs during term time. Instead of the ne- cessity for surreptitious dog- keeping the school authorities encourage the practice- The experiment has now been made for nearly three years, and with excellent results — the kennels are managed by the school prefects, and each dog-owner is expected to groom and exercise his dog, and in every way good organisation and discipline is maintained. The Headmaster of Clayesmore has recently had a new set of kennels erected, and these are to be formally opened by the Countess of Warwick, who is visiting the School on June 5th. On this occasion a statement is to be read as to the practicability and value of providing such interests, beyond the official games in boys' schools. Sporting Intelligence. [During April— Hay, 1899.] This year is the Jubilee of the Dumfries- shire Hunt, and the occasion was cele- brated on April 18th by a dinner in the Lockerbie Town Hall, the company num- bering some 300 members of the Hunt and guests. On April 22nd, the members of the Rugby Polo Club presented Mr. E. D. Miller with a very handsome silver tray, on which some seventy of the playing members' facsimile signatures had been engraved. Mr. Gerald Hardy was entrusted with the presentation, and in making it stated that the success of the Rugby Polo Club was entirely due to the efforts of the Brothers Miller. At Sandown Park on April 22nd, a number of well-known steeplechase horses 3 SPORTING INTELLIGENCE. 475 -were sold by auction. Mr. T. G. Bulteel purchased Drogheda, by Cherry Ripe — ISgkntine, for 3,500 guineas ; Lord Cowley's Morello, also by Cherry Ripe -was sold to Mr. H. I. Higham for 1,300 gs., and Queen Bee by Royal Meath made 900 gs., Mr. W. H. Moore being the The following appears in the Field of April 22nd: — The hon. sec. of the Mercury C.C., Hambie, sends us the following :— Recently, in practising to the coaching of Alfred Shaw, who is engaged in the interests of Hampshire cricket by Mr. C. A. R. Hoare, of Hambie, Mr. C. B- Fry made a phenomenally big hit. The measurement from the batting crease to where the ball dropped was 145 yds. 3m. The Duke of Westminster, who won the Two Thousand Guineas with Flying Fox, bad previously won the same race on two occasions, in 1882 with Shotover, and in 1886 with Ormonde. The time occupied by the Duke of West- minster's Frying Fox in covering the coarse for the Two Thousand Guineas (the Rowley Mile, one mile and eleven yards), on April 26th, was I min. 43 sees. ; the value of the stakes was 4,250 sovs. In 1898 Mr. Wallace Johnstone's Disraeli covered the distance in 1 min. 44 J sees., (he stakes being worth ,£4,900. In 1897 the stakes amounted to ,£3,700, and Mr. J. Gubbins' Gal tee More won in 1 min. 40? sees., and made a record time for the course. In 1896, Mr. L. de Rothschild's St. Frusquin occupied 1 min. 43^ sees., and the stakes totalled £4,250. In 1895, when the stakes amounted to £4,000, Sir J. Blundell Maple's Kirkconnel was successful in I min. 42$ sees., and the colt thus tied with Isinglass, who established the previous best record in connection with the race in 2893, when the stake value was £4,250. In 1894 Lord Rosebery's Ladas won in 1 min. 44I sees, and credited his owner with ,£3,500. SL Galmier, the well-known steeple* chaser, by New Oswestry (h-b) out of Miss Honiton, who has for some time past been standing at the stud of Colonel Rivers Bulkeley, at Oak Cottage, Whit- church, Salop, died suddenly on April 24th. He was an own brother to the celebrated Zoedone, who carried Count Kin-sky, his owner, to success in the Liver- pool Grand National in 1883. St. Galmier, who was foaled in 1882, was originally the property of Mr. T. Jackson, who sold him to Count Kinsky, whose colours he carried successfully in a number of races in 1886 and 1887, and in the latter year he won eight out of the nine races in which he took part. Mr. R. P. Stevens, of Sandiacre Hall, died at Stanton Grange, Notts, on May 1st, at the age of fifty years. The deceased, in his youth, was a prominent athlete in many branches of sport, but the one he took most interest in was cricket. He repre- sented Derbyshire in the first match that county ever played, this being against Lancashire in 1 87 1, and subsequently he was elected captain of the eleven. As a batsman he was very reliable, playing a sound, steady game, and he never failed to punish any loose bowling on the off-side of the wicket. He earned a big reputation for his excellent fielding at point, bringing off many fine catches. Dunng later years Mr. Stevens was keen to hounds and a hearty supporter of the Belvoir and South Notts Hunts. The winner of the Chester Cup, run May 3rd, Mr. Teddy's Uncle Mac (late Northallerton), did the course, nearly two and a quarter miles, in 4 min. I of sees., and credited his owner with 2,030 sovs. Mr. Pack's Up Guards, who won in 1898, covered the course in 4 min. $$ sees., the value of the stakes being the same; in 1897 Mr. R. Lebaudy's Count Schomberg won in 4 min. 7 sees. In 1896 The Rush occupied 4 min. 8r sees., and credited Mr. Dobell with £2,265. * n I ^95» tne l * me of Captain Machell's Kilsal lagan was 4 min. $1 sees. , and the race on this occasion was worth £2,495. On May 3rd the Right Hon. Sir Archibald Levin Smith was elected presi- dent of the Marylebone Cricket Club in succession to the Hon. Alfred Lyttelton, M.P. The right hon. gentleman is a Lord Justice of Appeal. When at Cambridge he was a distinguished oarsman, rowing No. 4 in the losing Cambridge crew of 1857, and also in the following year, when he occu- pied the second thwart in the victorious boat. In 1859 he figured as No. 3 in the memorable race when the Cambridge craft was upset. Messrs. Tattersall held their annual sale of Paroxetine High foxhounds on May 5th at Rugby. Excellent prices were realised. The sale included the whole of the Avon Vale Foxhounds, the thirty-five couples selling for 406 gs., or nearly 12 gs. a couple. Lord Bathurst's draft of seventeen couples brought an average of nearly 10 gs. The pick of the sale were ihe four couples of entered hounds, sent by Mr. Harrison, late master of the East Galway, which sold for 159 gs. Of these Mr. Dun waters pur- chased two couples of three season bitches for 81 gs., and the same gentleman bought one of the best lots of the Avon Vale. One couple ot dog hounds from the East Galway, viz., Victory and Tartar, brought no less than 58 gs., though Victory was put down as a five-season hunter. Mr. Michael Widger died on May 6th at his residence, Manor House, Waterford,