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President— Mr W. O. Walker, M'H.R. ; Vlce-Preeldeote— Me JolUn Jackeoo, Major Steward, M.H.R.; Judge— Major Steward. Treasurer— Mr R. M. Cuth%ertson. Stewards— Messrs W. J. Steward, R. M Outhbertson, P. Williams, E. Gates M. Frledlander L. Marker, G. O. Primmer. Ole»k of the Scales-Mr A. J. Kelly. Clerk of Course— Mr G. F, Soott. Handioapper and Starter- Mr G. Oufts. SscreUry —Mr J. Purchase.

The annual raoo meeting of the Ashbcrton Tradesmen's RaclDg Glob was held today. The weathet was capital, and there was a good attendance. Following are the results up to the time we went to SoiDi* Rios HABDiOar, of 25 iovi. Second horse 6 iotb from the stakes. One mile and acd a half. Over six flights o{ hardies about 3ft 6ln high. 12 Mr J. McKellar's b g Ivanhoe, 4f«.9«t2.b ... (W. Mitchell) 1 27 Mr H. G. Pitt's g m Squib, 6yrs, Hit 71b... < (Owner) 2 12 Mt W. MltoheU'a br g Nero, aged, 9itlolb (S. Smith) 3 15 Mr H. Bklvlngton'e bg Starlight, •ged, 9it 2lb ... ... (Rob») 0 Wire-iu and Meada were soratched. The lot were despatched to » good start. Starlight led Ivanboe patt the stand by half • dczan lengths, Sqalb being tWrd and Nero lt*t. Thin order was maintatned to the ba-jk of the course whero Starlight tan off, and Sqolb took the lead, Nero fanning Inta second place. These two ran together six lengths la front of Ivanhoe, till entering the straight where the latter oam« «P fai * • n , (l w ° a * R ood raea from Squib by two lengths, Nero four lengths away third, Time, 3min Bieo, Dividend, £3 2s. MAiDßif Platb, of 20 iovs. For horses 3 years old and upwards, that have never won a race, value 10 soys or over. Weight for age. One mile. 42 Mr J. F. Bell's blk o Bannock barn j 3 jrs. Bst 41b (including 21b over) * (Keith) 1 81 Mr M. Bcott'i oh g Pennine, 3 yn, 7 # t 13lb (McOonoohie) 2 16 Mr J. Smith's oh m Lady Lennox, aged, 9it lib (tno'.udlng 4lb over) 8 ' (Owner) 3 11 Mr D. MoHwraith's b m Geraldine, 4yrs, 10it lUib (Including 2«t 2jb oJrer) ... (Taylor) 0 PeDUlno jUßoped cfi with the lead, wbloh h« maintained to the tnrn into the straight Where Bannockburn, who had hitherto bseo iecond lor the greater part of tie way, came op and havtog the best of the nes down the straight won e»slly by three leoßths, about «lx lengths separatiag Pennine «nd Lady Loooox, Geraldine nowhere. Time, lmln 48iecs. Dividend— AfH»TOTOir PtAM HaWDIOAP, Of 40 SOVi. 8«oond hot»e 6 bovb fro» the stake. One mile »yd a qaartet. 39 Mr B. T. Rhodea* Klmberley, 4yrs, 7sVlllb ... ... (H. Jackson) 1 97 Mr M. Sherwln'sbg Quibble, aged, 7»t4ib (Derrlit) 2 40 Mr A. Oowre'a b g The Brewer, 6 f rt,7st2lb ... ... (Mitchell) 3 • "MrW.Grlce'B br g Little Arthur, «yf«, 6it «lb CPrice) 0 6 M* J. Worner'i br m Zealot, 6 yrs, 6st6ib 0

Time, 2mln I6ieoi. A protest was entered by Derrttt, the ttder of Quibble, agelnit Xtmberley being •warded the stakes, on the ground that tbV latter had, jostled and crossed him. A meeting of stewards was held to oonalder the matter. The evidence of leveral wltoeiiei went to show pretty conclusively that there bad been jostling. Jackson, the tlder of Kimberley, tatd that the horae had a. tendency to bote m, and be bad done 10 on this occasion, but be (JaoksoD) kept him oat, and thought that there was plenty of joom for Q ilbble, who wm on the inside, to pw». The evtdenoo went to ahow that the jostling wai not the jockey's fault, but sa the rule of raolng on the inbjeol wai conclusive, the stewards •warded the raoe to Qaibble, and second money to The Brewer, at the same time expressing their opinion that Jackson w*b act to blame for the occurrence. The dividend on Qalbble wai £1 15 i. Time — 2mln 14sec

Hakdica? Time Trot, of 25 so vs. Second Jtorae 5 soya from the itake. No weight «nder 10 stone. Three miles. 27 M> G. Swan's bg Nell Gow, aged 50aec ... ... (G.Harvey) 1 39 Mr J. Angland'i b m Kitty, 6yrs 40aee" ... (McKay) 2 SO Mr C. A. Harold* bg Willy Bellly, aged, 35seo ... ... (owner) 3 8 Marengo, 8 Bismarck, 5 Jenny Lynn, 86 W«kano(, 31 Siberia, 10 Nellie, 7 Flow, 3 Laoy, 4 VoWgenr, also ran. Won *y four lengths. Time, Bm(n 50aeo. Dividend, £6 15s.

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SPORTING., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2022, 27 December 1888

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SPORTING. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2022, 27 December 1888