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DRAUGHT HORSES, The show of horses was the largest and beat ever brought together In the Association 1 !! Yards, the number of entries la all classes numbering no lobs than 181, Of draught entires there was a grand ring of seven which we will notice iv the order In which their namea appear on the catalogue. These were Conqueror, by Lord Salisbury, a Dnnedin~bred horse a rloh bright bay 4 years, standing 16 hands and showing good bone and hair, (his brother took first prize at Tlmaru) ; Diplomsoy, by Lord Beaconsfield, 17 hands, 4 years, a vety handsome bright bay, splendidly feathered, and showing great bone and sabstanoe — noticeable as being very smartly got. up for tbe occasion his mane being a perfect network of colored wools— -he was bred m the district by Mr John Grigg of Longbeaoh ; Auohmore, another 4 year old decenJant of Lord Salisbury (recently brought into this district by Mr JtC Gawn) a dappled bay, 16 hands and "an inch, with fiae forehand, head and neck ; Kelvin well-known In the prlza ring, a bright bay, with good barrel and gap!ondid orest ; Pa sley Jock, by Pftnce Hoyal, bred by Mr Joan Gilmoar, Eigln, a oompaot j at black horse standing an inch and a half btttec than 16 hands, who promises yet to be the winner of high honors ; Quality Jock, by Pride of Sootland, bred by Mr Mcc of Oamaru, recently brought Into the district by Mr Maodonald and the property of Mr Daniel BrloK, an active 4 year old, within a fraction of 17 hands, of good color, brown with a BQaplclon of roan, well ribbed up but rather light m the barrel ; and Vanquisher by Young Vanquisher, a rich bay, 16 3, of grant bone and substance, bnt a tnfla coarse m tho head. The judging of thia stotlon was a matter of oatoful consideration fo« the Judges, who took great pains m makiug their a<vard. The three first drawn out for honors were Diplomacy, Kelvin, and Vanquisher, nud after a very careful examination, Diplomacy was awarded the red ticket, Keivln second, Vanquisher highly commended. Diplomacy last year took first at Ashburton as a 3 year old, and Vanquisher was placed second, their places being reversed at Ohrlstohuroh. In Glass 55 mare m foal or with foal at foot, three (oat of four entered) made their appearance. These were Mr T. Taylor'a Molly, m foal to Clansman, Mr John Small's Miss Palmer, by Lord Salisbury, and Messrs Clark Bros' Blosa, with foal by Yoang Hero. After careful Inspection there was some diffarence of opinion among the judges In respect to the mare Mlbs Palmer, who was, however, eventually put on one aide, Mr Taylor's Molly, being placed fiat, und Messrs Clark Bcoa* BIobsj" second. In marcs with two of their progeny, Bloaa again made her appearance with 3 year old filly Flower, and 2 year old oolt Banker, her competitor being Ma. John Small's Darnell, with 4 year oIA Diamond, and 2 year old Violet, both by Kelvin. The latter secured the red ticket, Messrs Clarke Bns, seoond. — la dry mares, of eight entries, five pot m an appearance ; a very good lot, among them Mr John GUmour'a Empress being noticeable as a very handsome mare, with splendid top, bat showing rather much dsylight under her ; Mr SmaU'a Diamond, by Kelvin, a very compaot, useful mare, showing a good deal of resemblance to a Suffolk Punch, ; the samo exhibitor's Fanny, by Sir Colin, a grand chestnut, with fine action, and Messrs Clarke Bros, fine chestnut mare Marchioness who found many adralrore. After much consultation the judges gave tbe red ticket to Diamond, Fan ay second, Empress highly commended. Two very handsome threeyear old fillies faced the judges, Oharmer, by Chieftain, and Oountes?, by Kelvin, both Mr John Gilmour's property. Charmer was awarded first honors, Countess Bocond. Of two-year old fillies, there wa* a very pretty ring of five, all good, Mr Grigs showing one by Lord Beaoonsfield, Mr White a daughter of Kelvin, Mr Small another Kelvin filly, and on* by Young Banker, and Mr I M. Thompson a daughter of Strathmore. Mr Grig? 'a exhibit was placed first, Mr White's second, Mr Small's Darling corn mended. Mr P O'Oonnbll's special prize of a horae i cover for best two-year old oolt or filly followed the award Six yearling fillies put m an appearance., a promising lot, the exhibitors being Messrs W. Stoddart, A Pri-by, J Shearer Tuos. White. Clarke Bros , and John Small Mr Small's Maggie, by Kelvin, was awarded first prize, Mr Shearer's Marchioness of Lome, by Lord Lome, second, Mr Thos, White's Jubilee, by Kelvin, highly commended. For Messrs Friedlander Bros speoial prize of 2 guineas for best draught mare on the ground (yearlings excepted) all the previous prize winners were led into the ring. The prizo was awarded to Mr John Small* Diaoiond, the winner of the red ticket m Class 57 for best dry mare of any age Mr Gilmour's special prize for best yearling filly by Kelvia wa3 awarded to Mr Thomas White's Jubilee. ! In geldings of any age there were four competitors, Mesars F.McOafferty, O ! arke. Bros., W, Jamieaon, a,ud John Small, who sent the same number of exhibits, They were a grand quartette, showing great quality and m splendid fettle. Mr Jariioßon's Bob was placed first, F. McGafferty's Wallace seoond, Messrs Clarke Bros' Champ highly commended, Mr John Small's Priace commended, For best three-year old gelding there was only one exhibit, Meesrs Clarke Bros' Prince, which was awarded a second prize. For best two-year-old there was also on'y one exhibit, a handsome youngster by Lord Boaconefield, shown by Mr«f. C. N. Qrlgg, whioh waa decorated with a red ticket. In yearling colts or geldings there was a good ring Of eight, including three or four of ramarkably good stamp. First honors were awarded to Mr Stoddard's Esau by Prince imperial, Mi Isaac Thompson's colt by Kelvin, out of a Banker mare, second (also Mr Gilmour'n special priZ9 for best colt by Kelvin), Mr J. C. N, Grigg'a colt by Sprinpbank, highly commended. Mr Patching's special prize of a horse cover was awarded to Mr John Small's Maggie. For the prizes offered for carriers' horses there were three competitors: Mr iJ. 0. N. Grigß's Maggie, Mr W. J. Crooks' Bob, and Mr F, Leßreton's JtiHsie. Mr Grigg was an easy first, Mr Crooks taking second honors.' For teams of two horses two (out of three entered) competed. There were a magnificent pair of bays jftywu by Mr W

Jaraieson and a fine pair of cbeanatß shown by Messrs Ciarko-Broa Th<to were paced m the order named. It is very doubtful if the first prize pair could be beaten ia the colony. ; Of teams of three there were also two, both shown by Messrs 01 ark o Bros, who were awarded first and second prizeß. UGHT HORSES. $, The classes for blood stock and light horses wore well filled, but a large number of the exhibits were vory deficient m quality. Johnny Faulkner a^d Liverpool were the only representatives of thoroughbred stallions, and the jadgea must have' had some d ffi juhy m separating the pair although tho ft ward ti *he first named was , t ganerally approved. Yoaog Cheviot, by Cheviot, was nuoppoaed m the class for three-year-olda but was entitled to the award be received. Minnie shown m wretched condition won from lialla and i Fanny Bell m the brood mares class, bat the title of aoy one of the trio to I rank an thoroughbred, m the etrlot interpretation of the term, waa not very olearly established. A yearling by Perkin Warbeck 11. from » Traitor mare won I without competition. la carriage horses Roaßer rather unoxpeo'odly defeated Blaokwood Abdallab, bus the former was shown In capital condition and Bhowed, himself rather better than the American. The young carriage entires were a very moderate lot, and the breod mares possessed no exceptional merit, although Mr Grlgg's.exbibit might have been improved by a little attention before her appearance m the ring. Mr Randall showed a nice colt by Kingfisher m Glass 82, but his opponents were not a particularly strong lot. The foals by Blaokwojd Abdallah, all too yonng to give muoh idea of their subsequent development, refloated the very greatest oredit oo that sire. Mr Bettell saoared the award m the next class with a well-grown filly. Mr Score* tan's p»lr of buggy horses won very easily, from a lighter pair exhibited by Mr Brick, and Mr Monsoa's Star, was the best looking and best mannered competitor among? the single buggy horses. Mr Jamleson'a handsome Walhora, a previous winner at this show, was sent oat of the ring as uasoand, and the card, was given to Tweed, a very Etylish black, exhibited by Mr M. Friedlander. Waihora's disqualification enabled Mr FrisHy to win with a plainish bay m the next clas?, and the game exhibit was successful amoDg too Whiteohapel oart horses. The competition between Mr Orr's Tom and Mr Grigg's Lancer m the hackney up to 14it, was so keen that the jidgee had to c 11 on Mr J. T. Matson as referee, and that gentleman gave hia award to Tom, a decision which seemed to meet with approval. Nobby well deserved hia position at the head of the lOat hacks, and Mr Dona'd McLeao won Mr John Grigg's special for the beat roadster. The lady's haoks were a good lot, but Mr Grigg's pair secured the two awards, and Comet the better of the two took Messrs McCallum and Co.'s special. Mrs Hicks won m a very strong competition for the best lady rider, and Mis^ Lucy Ede was fortunate to obtaia Mr Segers special prize for the rider of the best horse m the c'asa. The hunters were a very indifferent lot, but the awards wore well placed, and Mr G, F. Scott's Aladdin was the only exhibit of much merit among the ponies. Master J. R. Friedlandor, a clever little horseman, obtained the prize for the beßt boy rider, and Messrs Rogers, Paget, Whitta and Keid, took the honors m the'horse-shoeing.

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HORSES., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1987, 3 November 1888

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HORSES. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1987, 3 November 1888