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SPORTING.

TINWALD ANNUAL RACES.

The results of the four principal events at this meeting were published in yesterday's issue, and we now append details of the races decided after we went to press. Owing to a variety of circumstances the concluding items on the programme were much delayed, and the last event, the Hurry Scurry, was decided in tlie deer eat shades of evening. The Selling Hack Race was distinguished by one of the mo t flagrant cases of “ pulling" we ever witnessed. The rider of Brown Boy, a horse reported to be the notorious Pippen that has figured in similar escapades, had the greatest difficulty in preventing his mount winning. On returning to the paddock the jockey was hooted, and it was only the intervention of the police that saved the delinquent from more tangible indications of popular indignation. Constable Smart escorted the miscreant to the confines of the course, and recommended him to make the best possible use of the opportunity he had to escape a well merited retribution. The stewards met immediately after the race, and passed the following resolution :—“ That the rider of Brown Boy (Robert Boss) be disqualified for ever ; that all wagers on the race be declared off, and the totalisator money be returned to investors, less the usual commission."

Selling Sack Race of 10 bovs ; 1 mile; winner to be sold for Ll 5, any surplus to go to the* funds ; Bst up. Mr J. Graham’s b g Fox ... (Cox) 1 Mr Quigley’s b g Brown 80y... (Kobs) 2 Mr Lewis's g m Flirt ... (Johns)' 8 Fox led from the start throughout, and

won easily at the finish, Brown Boy being

hard held the whole distance. At a meeting of Stewards, held immediately after the race, to consider the running of Brown Boy, the rider (Ross) was declared disqualified and all wagers on the race declared off. The money on the totalisator was returned to investors, lees the commission of 10 par cent. Consolation Handicap of 10 boys ; 1 mile.

Mr T. Brankin’s Redwing, Sat 61b (Johns) 1 Mr J. Smith’s Frantic, 9st lOlbs (Owner) 2 Mr J. Smith’s Frolic, 6st 71bs (D. Price) 8 Mr 0. Kent’s Little Wonder, 6st 101 b 0

Little Wonder and Frolic ran off at. the first turn, leaving Redwing with a length r lead of Frantic. Entering the straight both horses were under the whip, but the mare staying the better of the two she won by half a length. Totalisator 32 2—Ll4 Bj. Farmers’ Trot of 6 sova; 2 miles; catch weights ; for farmers’ horses that have never won public money. Mr McLeod’s Alma ... (Physick) 1 Mr J. C. N. Grigg’s Flora Temple ... 2 Mr McKendry’s Dick ... ... ... 3 Mr J. John’s Tommy, Mr J. Parker’s Kate McKay, Mr 0. Jephson’s Little Jim, Mr J Nee’s Rosy, Mr O. Digby’a Prince, and Mr D. Jackson's Strawjack also ran. Alma entered the straight 200 yards in front of the second horse, and walked past the post ten lengths in front of Flora Temple. After the race a protest was entered against the winner on the ground of his having previously won public money, but it was subsequently withdrawn. The rider of Dick made an unofficial protest against the rider of. the winner, supporting his objection by it few vigorous blows and a promise to return to the discussion of the matter at a more convenient season. Totalisator—B -3—L2 Bs. Hurry Scurry, a sweepstake of 10a each. miles. Mr A. McKay’s br m Miss Lyle (D. Price) 1 Mr Lewis’s b m The Lass ... (Johns) 3 Mr W. Pearce’s g m Stella ... ... 0 Mr C. Sullivan’s The Madam ... 0 This race was 'run in the dark and a description is impossible. Totalisator—--17-2-L7 13s.

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SPORTING., Ashburton Guardian, Volume V, Issue 1515, 16 April 1885

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SPORTING. Ashburton Guardian, Volume V, Issue 1515, 16 April 1885

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