THE ABHBURTON R.O. SPRING MEETING. Pwesident— Mr E. G. Wright. Mice-Presi-dent — Mr JohnGrigg. Judge — Mr Matthew Stitt Stewamw— Me3irs C. W: Purnell, W. Bi ■ Denshire, Hugo Friedlander, W. Lyttelton, E. G. Crisp, J. C N. Grigg, A.' J. Reid, Dr Tweed. Treasurer— Mr David Thomas Cuulk of Scales— Mr O. Digby. Clerk , ; or Course— Mr A. Hewson. HandiCAPPKRS— Mr T. Quill Starter— Mr D. Thomas. The first dty'i races of the Ashburton Spring Meeting were held to-day. Tha VMthtrwfti of a miserable description. The morning broke fair, bnt shortly after eleven o'clock a thunderstorm, acoom- . pealed by c deluge of rain end hail, pasted orer the tewn. The ground was . m.a state of saturation end things altogether were the reverse of pleasant. Since lest meeting the Olnb has effected . «on*\darable Improvements In tbe course, ■ -which here "previously been described In these columns, and It !b a pity thoy were not rewarded with a fine day, the miser •blfr state of the weather telling largely, of coarse on the attendance. Mr Kelly had the outside publican's booth and Mr Henry the Inner. Mr He try also supplied the luncheon. Mr W. O Davis bad the confectioner'! booth. Folio wine are reeults up to time of going to press : — Bahdioaf Hcbdm Race, of 35 soys : The second horse to rtoefve 3 soys out of the stake. Over eight flights of hurdles, about Bft €ln high Two miles. 87 Mr T Stewart's oh g Mammco . aged,lost ... (T. Stewart) 1 34 Mr D.Rutherford's bg Presto aged, lOat ... (T, Sheenan) 2 88 Mr T. Kearney's br h Reuben 4yrs. lOat ... (T.Kearney) 8 13 Mr B. Rutherford's b g Wire In 6yri,9at 121 b ... (R, Klngan) 0 Sockbnrn, 9at was soratohed. From aD excellent start Msmmoo vent away with the lead, and at the first hurdle be was several lengths m advance of the others* As they turned Into the straight Presto drew np level with tbe leader. A< the next hurdle Wire-in ran off. Ac they passed the stand Presto and Mammoc were together, a dozen lengths In ad vanee of Reuben. This position was maintained round tbe back of tbe course and to the top f turn, where Presto was besten, and Mammoo coming away won with the greatest of esse by four lengths. Titte— 4min 9seos. Dividend— £l lss. Couiitt"Ti,a.tb Hakdioap, of SO soys. District horsea only. One mile and a quarter. . S3 Mr S. Alexander's oh g Doubtful, syrs, Bst 71b ... ... (Mcllroy) 1 24 Mr H. OooltarV b f Martha, 3 yrr, 7st 21b ... (Cmdln) 2 13 Mr M. Scott's oh g Pennine, Syrs, 6stlolb ... (Wieby) 3 67 Mr S. H. Lemon's b g Ivanhoe, 4yrs, Bit 81b (Including 1 Ib over) (W. Mitchell) 0 16 Mr if I Brlßlnshaw's eh m Secrecy, 4jn, 7st 101 b (Dodd) 0 27 Mr W. Russell's b m Ciwampben, 6yrs. 7st4lb (O'Keefe) 0 Mr J. Ootbitt's b f Inohkeith, 3yn, 6st 101 b (McOonochie) 0 From the start Ivanhoe was quickest •way, but im»ejll»tely gave place to Swamphen who went on just dear of Doabtfal and Pennine. At the mile post Swampheo fell back and Doubtful »nd FenDinewerein command aithey ran along the baok of the oouree, Martha beiog next In attomdsncp. Pennine dropped back M they went round the bend, and with Ifartha beaten at the distance Doubtfol ran home an easy winner by half a length. Time, 2mln 22seo. Dividend, £4 14*. Ashbuwon Cup Haudioap, of 55 soys. The second horse to reoelve 5 soys out of the stake. One mile and a-half. 33 Mr M, Sherwln's b g Qaibbte, aged, 9«t 61b .. (BuxtaVle) 1 74 Mr D. O'Brien's bro Vsndel, 3yrs, 75t101b... (Leeson) S 33 Mr H. Lunn's br g Count d'Orsay, 4yn,Bst (Mcllroy) 2 40 39* F. Panetl's blk g Rawi, aged, 7it 121 b (G. Strttford) C 25 Mr T. Sheensn's br g Piomier, aged, 7st lllb (including lib over) (Brown) ( 12 Mr J. Young's br h Sir Julius, 4yw, 7st ... ... (Wlsby) ( 44 Mr T. Stewart's b m Rosebud, 6yn, 6st 101 b ... ... (Cusdir) ( Won by three parts of a length. Tlmi — 2m!n 50seo. Dividend— £9 16 j,
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SPORTING., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1994, 22 November 1888
SPORTING. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1994, 22 November 1888
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