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SPORTING.

THE HUNT CLUB STEEPLECHASES. The annual Steeplechase meeting of the Ashburlon County Hunt Club, which is to be held to-morrow at the Ashburton Racecourse, is exciting more interest than most of the Club's previous meetings succeeded m doin?. Capital entries were received, and very little fault was to be found with the weights apportioned m the handicap events, so that the fields will be much better than usual. The Committee have been busy constructing the ex'ra jumps renuired, and have laid out a good course within the limits' of the racecourse so that the whole of the various races can be seen from the stand. Our sporting prophet pronounces it a difficult task to pick >he winners, but thinks some of the following will "come off":— Hunters' Hurdle Handicap— MeadA Hunt Club Cup Steeplechase — Bncork Maiden Steeplechase — Glen Ladies Bracelet — CymAro The firpt race starts at half-past twelvd >At a Committee meeting held on Saturday night the following were elected gentlemen riders : — Messrs G. Murray-Aynsley, T, Inwoodj F. P. Claridse, Gi A. Duncan, A, C. P. Knyvett, P. Miller, F. D;Lowe, H. G. Moore, L. Webster, R, McDonnell, G. G. Mere wether, I. Lewis. J. R. Corrigan, A, J. Kelly, W. Grice, W. G. Norrisb, J. Corbitt, W* P. Claridge.

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SPORTING. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2192, 6 August 1889

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