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SPORTING.

♦ THEASHBURTON R;0. SPRING MEETING. Th© Spring race meeting of tbß Ashbarton Racing Olub begins to-morrow, and will be oonclnded ou Friday. Sporting m&tcers have been at a rather low ebb for tome time, bat the programme issued for this meeting evidently met the requirements of ownera of raoe horses, and very satisfactory nominations were received for all of the events, More than the aaual fault WBB focnd with the handicap! when they appeared aod oarta'nly there "were instances m which hcraes were .badly treated, bat very Btrong tentlmony to the excellence of the adjustment of the weights as a whole nan gi7?n on Monday Dlght, when the beßt acceptances that the Olub ba» ever had were received. There are good fields for every raoa, and It mast be said that it is very difgonlt to ''spot tba winners." However, we will give oar tipster's impressions. None of the five m the Hardle HandU cap are first-olaas, but all are reported to be well. Mammoo and Pbisto have lately shown themselves to be m good form, and ope of the two should win, the former for oholoe. The Ooanty Plate has seven acoepiors Martha ia fancied for U t but the distance is too far for her, and Ivanhqe will probably be the first tooatoh the judge's eye. A field of eight for the Aahburton Gap is alnaoßt, if not altogether unprecedented. Quibble has a heavy impost, but will not be far oat of it at the finish. The dlstanoe will probably trouble Count D'Orsay and Rewl, though if the Utter can stay he can win. Premier is a greatly improved horse, and may be successful m his first essay In thto olaas of laoo. Vandal ran m the New Zealand Gap, and must havp some olalma for respect, though be looks somewhat overweighted. Repose ia a very uncertain mare ; if she get off well and will try she must win- Sir Jallas was m great form at Timatu three weeks ago, bat will hardly continue his victorious career m this raoe. Rosebud is highly bred and m good hands, aad If at her beet might win. The ohances are thus very equal, and R*wi and Rkbobb are not Delected without hesitation. The Sprint Handicap has nine acceptors, several of whom have never started In a rape. ApxHEHTjo who has the top weight should beat the somewhat mixed lot below her. " The Novel Raoe follows, bat entries are not to be made until jant before the '. race; The Spring Handicap, with six acceptances, looks a good thing for Erinao*BitAsH ; and and another top weight, Rbuqbn should wiu the Welter Handicap', which terminates the day's programme. Yesterday's rain pat the coarse Into good order, and every pains haa, been taken to have all the arrangements complete. Great Improvements have been made since the last meeting, and the appointments are as complete as those of some of the Metropolitan olube.' The Ashburton band will play on the enlarged lawn on both days. Bank and publlo holidays have been proclaimed, and will be generally observed. Railway tickets at excursion fares will be isßoed at Ohrlatoburob and Tlmaru. The weather promises, to be fine, and altogether the meetiDg is certain to prove one of the , most successful that the club has yet held, '

The Secretary notifies by advertisement that paataa will be leaned this traqipg from 7,30 to 8, and to-morrow morning

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SPORTING., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1993, 21 November 1888

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SPORTING. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1993, 21 November 1888

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