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INCREASING VALUES IN ENGLAND. Not to be completely outdone by the Cheltenham executive in catering for supporters of steeplechas-ing, the Messrs. Topliam have decided to materially increase the amount of prize money apportioned to the races decided under National Hunt Rules at their spring fixtures next year. The Grand National Steeplechase, therefore, will be worth 4,000 sovereigns, including a cup value 12,1 sovereigns, the second to receive :iIO and the third 150. The Champion Steeplechase is raised in value to 1,000 sovereigns, or which the second will receive 120. the third 90 and the fourth 70. The Liverpool Hurdle Handicap will be worth 1.000 sovereigns, and in this case the second receives 100 and the third 50. To the Stanley Steeplechase 500 sovereigns will probably lie allotted, as in previous years a total of 0,500 sovereigns altogether, in addition to sonic 7.000 sovereigns allotted to the events under Jockey Club Rules. The Grand National Steeplechase will this season be second only in value, as a handicap, to tlie Melbourne Cup. and we are practically assured of entries from Canada, France, America and Austria. Loudon Sportsman.