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D.J.C. SPRING MEETING. [By Telegraph.] Dunedin, Dec. 1. To day was opened as a general holiday, nearly all the business places being closed. The opening day of the Dunedin Jockey Club Spring Race Meeting, postponed from Saturday, has been very successful, the weather being fine and the course in tolerable good order. There was a good attendance. Free Handicap, of 40 sovs. One mile. Mr. R. Butler’s b g Numa, aged, 6st. 121 b. Carried 7st. 31b.) (Ruddings) 1 Mr. A. J. Keith’s Soukar, 4 yrs.,7st. 41b. (S. Harris) 2 Mr. J. Chaafe’s br. h Oberon, 5 yrs., 7st. 21b 3 Mr. J. C. Hall’s b g Unknown, aged, Gst. 121 b. (M. Allen) 0 Mr. H. Taggart’s br. m Grace Darling, 4 yrs.Gst. 101 b. (W. J. Taggart) 0 Betting—s to 4 on Soukar, 2 to 1 against Numa, 3 to 1 against Unknown, Oberon ; 5 to 1 against Grace Darlin Numa won by a length. Time, Imin. 53jsec. Ladies’ Purse :30 sovs. One mile and a quarter. Welter weight for age. Gentlemen riders. Mr. H. Goodman’s b h Chancellor, aged, list. 31b. (Mr. Bradley) ... 1 Mr. S. C. Hall’s b g Unknown, aged, list. (Mr. Taggart) 2 Eversley, Grace Darling, and Hornby were scratched. Betting—Any odds on Chancellor. Chancellor won with the greatest ease in 2min. 3|secs. St. Andrew’s Handicap, of 100 sovs. Two miles. Mr. Ray’sb m Titania, 6 yrs, Sat ... 1 Mr. H. Goodman’s ch h York, 4 yrs. 7st. 51b. 2 Messrs. Mason and Vallance’s b h Lara aged, 7st. 101 b. ... ... 3 Time —3mins. 58|secs. Betting 25 to 10 on Titania.. Won by a length and a half, Lara a good third. The scratchings were Hornby, Camballo, Rangatira, Soukar. Atlantic was leading at the back of the course when hi* rider fell. Titania took first place and was never passed. Hastie, the rider of Atlantic, was unhurt. Handicap Trotting Race, of 40 sovs. The second horse to receive 10 sovs. from the stakes. No weight under lOst.; optional for saddle or harness. Mr. J. Vesey’s blk g Zulu, 300yds (Jameson) 1 Mr. W. Kirkwood’s br g Titokowam, aged, 275yds (Owner) 2 Mr. W. Sutherland’s g g Charley, aged, 200yds (W. McKay) 3 Zulu won easily by twenty yards. Time —9 min. 29 sec. Spring Handicap, of 461 sovs. One mile and a distance. Winner of St. Andrew’s Handicap to carry 71bs. extra. Messrs. Mason and Vallance’s br g Camballo, syrs, Bst. 71b. (Nolan) 1 Mr. W. A. Johns’ b m Dolly Yarden 4yrs, Gst. (W. Allen) 2 Mr. H. Goodman’s ch h York, 7st 121 b (Rudings) 3 Betting—2 to 1 on Camballo who won by a short head. Time—2 min. 11 sec. Benevolent Scurry. Post entries Won by Bell’s Comet.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume I, Issue 29, 2 December 1879

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SPORTING. Ashburton Guardian, Volume I, Issue 29, 2 December 1879