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SPORTING.

WELLINGTON SUMMER MEETING. First Day — Thursday, Feb. 3. [by telegraph.] Wellington, To-day. The races to-day were but poorly attended, not above 2,000 people being on the course. The going was very hard. The sport commenced with the Maiden Plate of 50 soys. Entrance 3 sovs. For all horses that have never won a sweepstake or plate of the value of 25 sovs. previous to entry. Weight for age. One milo and a half. The Governor ... ... ... ... 1 Bads worth ... ... ... ... 2 Comus ... 3 Time—2mins. 47secs. Betting—Even on Badsworth. There was very little speculation .on this event. Coming into the straight, Miss Domett fell, .and her rider, Williams, had his collarbone broken. Hurdle Race of 50 so ,r s. Entrance 3 sovs. About two miles and a half, over eight flights of hurdles. Weight for age. Clarance ... ... ... ... ••• 1 Agent ... ... ... ... ••• 2 Only two started. It was a grand finish. Wellington Cup of 400 sovs. Second horse to receive 30 sovs. from the stakes. Two miles. The winner of any handicap race of the value of 200 sovs. after declaration of weights, to carry 71bs. extra ; of two or more such races, lOlbs. extra ; of any handicap race of the value of 100 sovs. to carry 51bs. extra; of two or much races, 81bs. extra. Natator ... ... ... ... ••• 1 Libeller 2 Won easily.

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SPORTING., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 259, 3 February 1881

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SPORTING. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 259, 3 February 1881

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