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COURSING

In order to keep Coursing from dying out m the distriot, some of the members of the United Canterbury Coursing Clob arranged for two small stakes to be run at Lugbmor yesterday. The day being fi ae there was a large turn out, and some oapital sport was had. Unfortunately a seotion of the spectators waa more unmanageable than usual, and caused several hares to get away whioh might otherwise have been o nrsed, and dusk arrived before the final oourse of toe puppy stake oould be run. Mr B Dunosn waa judge, and gave decisions wh : oh conld not be questioned. The slipping was mostly m tbe bands of Mr M. Healy, who acquitted himself well. The following are details : — Poppy Stakes, of £1 each; 8 subs, Winner, £6 ; ruonr up £2. Mr J. St« phen'a f b Forest Queen, by Forest Lad— Buby, beat Mr H, Miloer's f b Cleveland Lass, by Aberoorn — Flo 1. Mr J. Banger's bk w b T.noinda, by Calmut— Luoy, beat Mr 8 Holland's f d Plato, by Tearing Young Fellow— Fly Mr J. B, Oorriaran'e f b Sporting Life. I by Forest Lad— Maid of tbe Valley, beat I Mr J. MoOann's f b Bet Long, by Aber* corn— Flo. Mr H. Milner's be b Forest Lass, by Flo, beat Mr W. Perks' f d Doctor, by Forost Lad— Tell Tale 11. Second Bound. Luoinda beat Forest Queen ffporllng Llf„ beat Forest Loss. * FIKAK. Luoinda a^d Sporting Life divided. After a long undeoided, Forest Quaen shewed more tpeed than OleveUnd Lass m a good trial . Lucinda was muob better than Plato at the beginning; of the course, and was m a largo majority when the latter got possession and killed. Bet Long led Sporting Life, but fell at the first turn, and before she jecovered herself tbe latter bad kl'lsd and won, Forest La*.s beat Doctor with something to spare though the later work was pretty equal. Second Bound. — Luoinda scored well before Forest Queen got io. The fawn put m some good work, bnt Lucinda got possession again and woo a* long good course. Sporting Life reaohed the hare In advance of Forest Lass, and had always something the best of another long run. Final —Lucinda and Sporting Life were m slips for a long time without a hare being found, and as it was getting dark tbe owners agreed to divide. All Aobd Stakb of £1 eaoh ; 5 subs ; dinner £3 10s ; runner up £1 10*. Mr T. Prior's be b Daisy, by Hurlimr-ham—-Queen of Soots, beat Mr W Patching's t d Flying Spur, by Forest Lad — Ruby. Mr O. McGeorge's wf d Bonnie Laddie, by Bordeaux—Bonnie Scotland, beat Mr A. Bagleton's be w d Seoretary, by Forest Lai— Tell-tale 11. Mr T. Prior's bk w d Templeton Boy, by Jim — Fly, a bye. BBX»»»-BoOI«B-A«x>-F«»tAiV-Templeton Boy drawn Daisy beat Bonnie Laddie and won the stake. Daisy was muoh faster than Flying Spur. In an indifferent trial. .Secretary led Bonny Laddie by a couple of lengths and turned. The doge collided at the next * urn, and the white was unsighted, bnt soon went m pursuit and completely outworked the blue. Templeton Boy ran a bye. Second Bound.— Bonnie Laddie had the bye, so Mr Prior withdrew Templeton Boy and ran the Final, m whioh Daisy, being somewhat the faster, and favored by tho hare, led Bonnie Laddie by three lengths, and retained the advantage till puss escaped m the riverbed.

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COURSING Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2134, 25 May 1889

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