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'■■•■■■ - • » TV clerk of the weather has clearly •xpreised bis goodwill towards the halfholiday movement. Last night Iheie was erary prospect of veryuupleasant weather, but this morning the eon ihone forth brightly, «nd a splendid winter day followed. The half-holiday wa*generallj observed, and we tryst there w»H be do more splitting of hairs over the question, but that all will loyally carry out the movement which is ao unanimously approved. A J*rge concourse is attend flg the "muff 11 football match and sportß m the Domain, and the coursing meetiug ii also being witnessed by a large lumber of spectators. Be ow are reports of the Tarlooa sports, so far as received up to the time of oar going to press. (•ÜBSING. The coursing metting held to celebrate the eaUblißhment of a weekly half 'holiday m Ashburton was commenced at Laghmor at ten o'olock tbis morning Two stakes ore on the programme, tue Half holiday Stakes of ten ' grey hoanda of all ages, andwie Laghmor Stake* of pine puppies. The match between Bonnie Laadie and Tcmpleton Boy wag also ran- Mr B. Danotn was judge and MeBBTB n. Ditrby «nd M. flealy took turns with the illps. The attendance was Urge and somewhat nnruly, out an intimation from the Stewards that unless better order were kept the match would be abandoned led to a better state of affairs. The poppies were first to run. Forest Queen held Gipsy safe throughout a eapiUl course. Maori Boy was a shade faster than Forester, and always the best m anokbbr good qourse. forest Lhbb beat TtotWifiy, but thtThhre was better than both, eeaeide Jed of strongly from Doctor, bat died away to nothing and the Utter won easily at the finish. Bees wing had a severe bye. The match between Mr T. Prior's blaok and white dog Templeton Boy, by Jim— Fly, and Mr O. MoOeorge's white and fawn do* Bonnie Laddie, by Bordeaux— Bonnie Scotland, was then run. Tbe black bad a length or two tbe best of a •bort slip, bat Bonnie Laddie draw up and passed Mm, taking the first tnrn » length In advance. E«oh then tturnerd r and f'emp)«ton ftaygot away with the hare, ut laddie rwo#d up and took poiieuton at the next turn, going on with some good iro/k, A loose, dog then joined m, bo did not •ffeot the resolr, as the white *a» eonst*nt]y on tbe bare, till he placed her la ih« )o<>oo <tog'« no oath for the ktli, Bonnie' Laddie thru winning ly a subtianttal majority of points. Tbaftii? round of tbe H.l f holiday Stakes *•».« hen; commenced, and by latest pigeon *«pi:sti, we learn that Secretary and Flying Spue won |ht{f rupictfrs

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THE HALF-HOLIDAY., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2146, 12 June 1889

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THE HALF-HOLIDAY. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2146, 12 June 1889