ASHBURTON COUNTY HUNT CLUB STEEPLECHASE MEETING.
Stewards : G. 11. Alingtou J. C. N Grigg Dr Leahy John Corbitt J.Jackson 11. G.Moore W. P. Chapman J, Jamieson D, McKendry F, Hussell Tbo annual Steeplooh.sa mooting of thn -ißhburton 0 nniy Hunt Club was held to day at tho Ashburton mo course. The weather was Gna and ilio courao m capital order, and there wa? a far largor attendance than uoual. Tho rtßUits of the raofug up to tho tlm. of oar gdug to press wero ?a follows :—- The Hdnteks' Hurdlb Back Handkhi*, of 15*ovs; second horse to roctiv«j 3_')/_ from the stake. For quitted hunters, tho properly of members of tho Aahbarton County Hunt Club. Over eight flighta of hurdler-, about 3ft Gn ti^h. 32 Mr A. MoLeon's b m Meada, by D.nlel O'Ronrke, aged, 10it 7ib
(B»mbor) 1 24 Mr J. Oorbltt'a br g Captain, at-od, lOit (Owner) 2 3 Mr J. Hesoltlno'a eh g OhßDOollor, * 6yrs,9it7lb (Roes) 3 30 Mr B. MoDoonell's oh g Walroka, 6yrs, 12st (J. Smith) 0 13 Mr S. Alexander's eh g Doubtful,
6;rs, list (J. Woruer) 0 28 Me G. Roßcwarno's b g Oymaro, aged, 10jt Ob (Owner) 0 Chancellor and Captain were qutckeßtto start, while Oymaro and Doubtful hung at tho p' st. After jumping ths first hurdlo Wa'rdca rushed to the front, but ran round the oecond hardlo, letivlng Oip'.nln In fra 1 , a pualtloo ho held for a mile. Mead a thea ran Into the lead which she held to tho finish, though ohalleDged by Ojptaln entering the straight. Me*da won easily ny throo lengths, Chancellor a poor third a lone; h lo advance of Oymaro.
Time, 4 nln 15«-os. Div dead, £3 13s. Dont Club Cup Steeplechase, a handicap of 30 rot b, second horee to rocoivo 3 soys. and third horso lo r coivo 2 soys from Ihe Btako. Opon to till qualified huntera, tho proper y of any jecognieed Hunt Club. Minimum weighty 10st, About Ihroe mi'oe over auch jumps end course aa tho Stewards thill direct. 41 Mr G. G. Merewether'a b g Lewis, by Clorh of Gold, 6yrß, 12at (Mr E. Saunders) 1 12 Mr J. (J. N. Grigg's b g Troopor, G>rs, list 121 b ... (Mr. A. G. Cox) 2 3 Mr F. P, Claridgo'a b g Kncoro, aged, ll.t 71b (Owner) 3 29 Mr J. Balfour's eh g Juggler, aged, 12st 71b (Mr G. Murray -AynaU-y „ 0 22 Mr A Mcleod's br g Littlo
Arthur, aged, 12st ... (Rosa) 0 2 Mr E. J. Fooka' blk g BUokblrd,
egod, 12«t (J. Smith) 0 25 Mr T. K.arncy's b g. Sir John, aged, Hat ... ... (Owner) 0 8 Mr E. P. Ohstpman'fl g g Poitboy,
Hot (Bradbury) 0 Lowib took tho lead from tho fall of the 11 »g and waa oloß<ly followed ovor tho flrat fence 1 y Jugglor v nnd Po?tboy ; Sir John, Llackbird und Littlo Arthur bringing up tho tout. lewis took the doublo at the stand beaniifully but Juggler cams down at tho second of iho obstacles. Blackbird baulked at the first. At tho sod wall Sir John foil, and Luwls was now followed by Encore, Postboy and Trooper the fiold being vciy _traggling. Juggler who had been vary cleverly remounted, mode np his lont ground very qilckly butSlr John whowaso ao romounte could never again approach the field. Lewis came back to tho Gold after going two mller, Encoro, Jagglor, T.ooper, Little Arthur and Blacktl.d following In tho ordor named, but all but tho first four irsro soon b-aten. Juggler gave m half n milo from borne, and Enoore ran np to Lewlp, but the pony soon shook Him off, •nd had then to wlthntond » challenge from Trooper, end r capltsd fioUh between these two resulted iv a olover w'n for Lewis by three lengths. Encore was a fair third, and Juggler close up fourth. Dividend— £3 6?.
Sbllikq Hack Rack, of 10 soys, no w-dght under Oot. Winner to be Bold by auction Immediately after the race, amount realised above 10 r-ovs to go to the funda of tho Club, Three-quarters of a mile on tho flat. 6 Mr J. Doherty's b m Audry by Python, aged (R. McDonnell) 1 0 Toorak, 52 Bykes, 2 Loodograa, 19 Goldfinch, 25 Vines, 3 Joasle alao ran. Wen by a neok. Time, lmln 23i00. Dividend, £16 la. The wlrn r waa aoid to Mr J. 0. N. Grieg for £13,
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