TIPS FOR THE WINSLOW RACES. Monday next will see the equine contestants who are to take part in this favorite annual fixture marshalled on the convincing ground at Winslow. As there has been some little betting on at least two of the events, I will endeavor to give your sporting readers some slight insight as to the respective merits and chances of the various animals engaged. The Hurdle Race is the first item on
The Hurdle Race is the first item on the bill of fare, and should prove a good race, if Lonehand is not in one of his sulky moods on the day - albeit, I doubt his ability to win outright, feeling confident that Mr Seger’s chestnut has the foot of the old horse at level weights. Mr Cuthbert’s Butterfly may possibly have a say in the finish, in the event of an accident to Mr Muir’s representative, otherwise I cannot see her in it. Lady Glady’s I know very little of, and therefore can say nothing about her. To sum up, then, I think the finish will be fought out between Lonehand and Cigarette, and though the latter is not blessed with very taking action, she shall be my choice on the day. I place them thus— Cigarette 1 Lonehand 2 I now come to the Cup, for which Minnie has been installed first favorite, but with the impost of 9s t 71b, I think she will tire when the finish comes. The veteran, Steamer, with Bst 71b in the pigskin is by no means out of it, and I shall expect to see him come very near winning, but in Mr Lewis' Sandy (Bst), I think the hero of a hundred fights, will find his master. Moro and Lass will find those above them in the weights too good,
and I think they will pass the judge’s chair in the following order: —
Sandy 1 Steamer 2 Minnie 3 The Trot will likely see five face the starter, and I like nothing in it so much as the Mormon elder, and I think his most formidable opponents will be Titokowaru and Nelly, but I don’t think the Maori will quite make up the 75 yards, and shall expect to see them as follows . Brigham Young 1 Titokowaru 2 The Trot will be followed by the Maiden Plate, for which I expect to see three saddle up, but as the entries for this event are to be made at the post, I will not attempt to prophecy the result. A Consolation Race will bring the horse races to a close, when a long programme of athletic contests will be gone through, and I hope those paying Winslow a visit will be favored with fine weather, and I have no doubt of a good day’s sport. Yorkshire.
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 523, 31 December 1881
SPORTING. Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 523, 31 December 1881
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