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INCREASING PURSES IN AUSTRALIA. In Helhoarne t i ■ leas time past, owner* and trainers hai plained si I t •■ stnaUnesH of tlie nrhae-mon i diatrihoted hy s,,nie of the "propriet iry" horse ini.. and recently the Owners, Trainer-., and Breeders Association hronght the matter under the notice ! the chief Secretary •••" the state. Mr. Murray, arhose departmenl deals itii the licensina: of raci imiraes The ontcome win timr Mr. Mnrray inti representatives sf the Inhs and the iasaciatioa i,i dtaeaas the matter. The representatives of each body m*i m amicable spirit, and the rennll was iim; the Ilni.. agreed to m -rease the minimum prise-money for week-dai nieitliirs from 11.730 lo .noo. :i,id from I2.M0 fo s::. kii for Saturdays imi holidays. In Melbourne, ss in Sydnej Hie proprietary clubs have been doing ,v n foi :t long time past, sad ss mm pared vitii tliMc of Svdnej they have scored in-.iii ia the mattet of entrance :o« For iiist.mii-. in Sydney it cents •►nix 12.50 apart [rata loelteys feel t mssilnate sad start » bane for priae asnaey raagins froia 1500 to Si..n a rai-e :i i anv "proprietary" meeting whereas in MeTboarne there ate entrance ami accentan** fees ranging f f rn .50 for a sj..o to 2.50 for *75 ». The lowest coat t compete for i stake of 00 at Melbourne i~ .5o. .. II will hi gathered that the "battling" owner and there sre a fall nam her reelly finds ii harder to make .-mis meet there than hen- As II is inrprobable the clnhs vv 1 1 1 st tenipt t,i aiakc the entrance fees heavier, perhaps they will meei the i«sjti,.n bi laereaalns the h .k makers" tees, in the sane- fashion as the Sydney clubs after they decided upon greater liberaii.i In, prize-money.— Sydney Referee.