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SPORTING.

[HY TELEGRAPH.] Auckland Racing Club Summer Meeting. Auckland, Dec, 80. Notwithstanding the unfavorable weather, the Auckland Summer Meeting was very successful. It rained all the previous night, up to early forenoon, when the weather held up slightly. At noon a heavy shower came down, which deterred many people from taking the train for EUerslie, At 1 o’clock it cleared up for the remainder of the day. Notwithstanding this adverse circumstance 3000 were present, and the grand stand was completely crammed with visitors, but there were few ladies. The course was very heavy through the rain that had

! fallen. The police did not interfere with ! the persons who had the management of ; the totalisator, which was fairly pat.ro- | ninod. • . j jMaitwx lb,-i i i - ,, 30 so vs. ; weight for ago. ! II .ib-'onh ... 2 ftiuia of Honor ... ... 3 Time—2 min ‘JTscs. Hurdle Hac,:, L4O; two miles ; over nine hurdles. Lochlomond ... 1 Lonehand ... ... ... 2 Agent ... ... ... ... 3 Loch Lomond took the lead from the start, with Lonehand in close companionship, changing places occasionally. All took the hurdles without fault. Coming into the straight Lonehand came in competition, and was only a length behind. On coming to the last hurdle Loch Lomond struck. His rider, M‘lvor, came on his neck, giving Lonehand a chance to come up, and both flogged to the post, when they finished a dead heat. The rider of Lonehand intimated a protest against Loch Lomond on the ground of jostling while coming to the straight but it was not presented, and Lonehand retiring, Loch Lomond was left to walk over for first place.

Time—4min 30secs. Auckland Cup, 300 soves. , and a- sweepstake of 10 sovs. miles. Ariel (Mathew’s) ... ... 1 Laertes 2 Balmoral ... ... ... 3 Alhury Races. The Alhury Races took place to-day. The weather was pleasant, the attendance large, and the racing was good. Oamaru RacesThese events weie very successful. The racing was good, although there were very few first class horses entered. The weather was fine.

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SPORTING., Ashburton Guardian, Volume I, Issue 40, 27 December 1879

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SPORTING. Ashburton Guardian, Volume I, Issue 40, 27 December 1879

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