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First Day.

Not every meeting held by the Ashburton Racing Club has been, so signally blessed with fine weather as has been the Autumn Meeting of 1890. The day ;brok* - a true autumn morning, the sun, 1 rising',? out of the sea with a " burst" the most enthusiastic Irishman would have been pleased with for a St Patrick's Day, and the morning, mild and.- balmy, gave promise of a glorious V day. This promise was well kept, and aft high noon the weather was warm • and pleasant as a model day in the Indian summer. There was a fair attend- *&■ ance of the public on the course when the -> bell rang for the first race, but this was 1 v largely increased as the day wore on. - ''---_ The Club have made many improvement^ on their ground' recently, and everything now that ought to be done underjsheltejr has the advantage of cover, \Mri Henry had* the luncheon booth under the flrand stand, and, provided a moat appetizing repast. The outside bar was in the hands of Mr Davis of the Boyal Hotel,.»fiii Mr W. C. Davis had the confectioner's stalt^. all under cover, and the public path in _- front verandah protected. .... < t f: ,:r.i Handicap Hxjrdie Bacb,, of .45:8oyijii/

second horse to receive 5 soys from , the stake. Over eight flights of hurdles about 3ft 6pi h&h, !sno miles. ""' 63. Mr t. Markey's blk g Little ,*, Arthur, 6yrs lOst 101b (Walls) I * 107. MrR. KUdareVbg Ixion, syrs . list 121b ' ... ... (Lunn)^ 40. Mr J. Meikle's b g Cathedral, aged lOst 41b ... (C. Hobbs) 3 23. MrT. Kearney's Qh h Moaiia^ ■;, ; agedXQst (Kearney) 0 5 2. Mr S. Esler's ch.g Carpenter, k^ 6yrs 9st 41b ... ... (Collin) Q^ 4 2. Mr J. W. Reid's gr m Nightin-. gale4yrs ... ; ... (Bamber) ,Q Dividend £3 7s. Longbeaoh PiiATE, of .25 soys i \ secpnd, horse to receive 5 aovs rrbn»"tnQ . stake, For district horses, tfrrae years old and upwards. Weight for " • age. One mile. 93 Messrs M. and C. Hobb's Road Metal, Betrayer—Nancy, 3yra -,; . 9stßlbs „f „, (Japkgqn) .\ > 20 Mr % Daly's, br g Liberal, 3yM». i x astub • ... v „; (f3' i jv 23 Mr H. Lambert's eh |Loo, 3yrg, - " '.. Bstlolb ... "..,". (M«Gnih) 3 29 Mr J. C. N. Grigg's blk m Aparima,. ttyrs, Bst 131b ... (Roscwame) 0 7 Mr-A. James' blk g Outlaw, oyw, B*t2lh (Holmefl) 0 49 Mr W. Riissoll'ss br c Breadnlbane, 3yrs, Bst 101b „, (W. Brown) Q Pivideucl-^2 2s, - .

AsHBTTRTON AUTUMN HANDICAP, of 60 soys; second horse 5 soys from the stake. One mile and a half. J43 Mr P. J. Henley's eh m Yarra, 4yrs... ... ... (Kingham) 1 24 Mr D. Rutherford's b h Ahua, aged ... » (Clark) 2 36 Mr A. L. Popham's b h Alcinous, 4yrs * "... ' ... (F. Holmes) 3 26 Mr W. C. Webb's eh h Ruby, -•6yrs ... (White) 0 156 Mr D. O'Brien's b c Helmsman, i 3yrs (W. Holmes) 6 0 Mr J. M. Reid's g m Nightingale, 4yrs (McGrandle) q Time, 2min 39f sees. Dividend, £6 3s.

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First Day., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2408, 23 April 1890

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First Day. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2408, 23 April 1890

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