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Second Day.

The weather, was very mild and pleasant, and there was a far larger attendance on the course than the day previous. The first race came off very punctually at one o'clock ; in fact, the passengers by the express had just time to secure race cards and see the County Hurdles start. County Hurdle Race Handicap, of 35 soys ; second horse to receive 5 soys from the stake. District horses only. Over six flights of hurdles about 3ft ' 6iri high. One mile and a half. 87 Mr L. Markey's blkg Little Arthur, 6yrs, list 41b (Walls) ,1 76 Mr J. Meikle's b g Cathedral, aged, 10st51b (Hobbs) 2 12 Mr J. M. Reid's -by £r,Cymaro, aged, 9st ?:-.:. J-' ' •;.."■ (Bamber) 0 1 Mr S. Esler's eh g Carpenter, 6yrs, 9st (Collins) 0 Cymaro led over the first hurdle, but at the back of the course Markey's black went to the front, with Cathedral second. This order was kept to the turn where Little Arthur still leading drew further ahead. Into the straight the whip was apparently 'drawn on Cathedral, but the black won easily by two or three lengths. Dividend £116s. Time 2min 66secs. Grand Stand Handicap, of 50 soys; second horse to receive 5 soys from the stake. One mile and a quarter. 75 Mr P. J. Henley's eh m Yarra, 6yrs, 7stßlb (Kingan) 1 48 Mr W. C. Webb's eh h Ruby, 6yrs, 7st 131b (White) 2 33 Mr A. L. Popham's b h Alcinous, 4yrs ) Bstslb ... , ... (Brown) 3 31 Mr D. O'Brien's b c Helmsman, 3yrs, 6stslb (Holmes) 0 Yarra was the favorite in this race, and when Dr Leahy finally got the quartet away, to a fairly even start, Yarra shot out at once, and round the back of the course led by four or five lengths, with Ruby and Alcinous close together and Helmsman last. This order was kept to the turn where, coming into the straight, Ruby and Alcinous made an effort and got on better terms with the leader. The advantage gained by the mare, however, was not materially reduced, and she ran in an easy winner by a couple of lengths, Ruby second and Alcinous just behind. Time—2min llsec. Dividend—£2 4s. Wakanui Stakes Handicap, of 25 soys-; second horse to receive 5 soys from the stake. For district horses only. One mile. 196 Mr W. Russell's g f Red Cross, 3yrs, 7stl3lb (Brown) 1 14 Mr L. Markey's b m Authentic, syrs, 7st4lb (Price) 2 67 Messrs M. and 0. Hobb's b c Road Metal, 3yrs Bst 61b (Jackson) 3 34 Mr A. Frisby^s b g Jack, aged, Bstlolb ... ... (Leeson) 0 66 Mr T. Daly's brg Liberator, 3yrs, 7stl3lb (White) 0 8 Mr S. Esler's eh g Derby, 6yrs, 7stlOlb (Thomas) 0 35 Mr M. Scott's eh g Pennine, 4yrs, 7stßlb (Ray) Q 2 Mr F. Standish's b. m Fidelia, 4yrs, 6st 71b „. ,„ (Kingan) 0 Time, lmin 4{sseo. Dividend £1 18s, The doctor had some trouble in getting the field away, Fidelia being somewhat fidgety. At last, however, he got them into decent line, and Red Cross went away with the lead, Pennine second and Authentic third. At the back of the course Pennine was out of it, Authentic having gone up second place and Road Metal pressed into a place. Red Cross, however, led all the way and won easily by three lengths.

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Second Day., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2409, 24 April 1890

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Second Day. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2409, 24 April 1890

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