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Death of Lurline.

, News has been received of the death of Lurline, in Australia, to which " Augur" refers"as follows :—Mr Samuel Gardiner has experienced another slice of ill : luck in losing his famous old horse Lurline. She was found dead in one of the.Bundoora Park paddocks a few days ago, and upon examination it was discovered that she had been shot, three or four leaden pellets having passed through the skin into the intestines. I don't think Mr Gardiner entertains any idea that there was foul play, but imagines that the death of the mare was caused through some boys accidentally shooting her while they were after parrots. Lurline was undoubtedly i one of the best mares that ever trod the Australian turf. She was bred by Mr S. Nosworthy in New Zealand in 1869, and was by the imported horse Traducer from the imported mare Mermaid, by King Tom. In New Zealand she proved the champion mare of her day, and amongst other races she won the Canterbury Cup and .Canterbury Plate twice. In 1874 she became the property of Mr Henry Redwood and' another, and with i her relative Calumny she was brought to Victoria, and ran at the V.R.C. Spring Meeting, but being altogether out of sorts, she did not cu*,t a very respectable figure. Shortly afterwards she was purchased by Mr Samuel Gardiner for 700 guineas, Mr W. E. Dakin having placed her in his hands, and under her newowner'scolors she carried Bst 111b and won the Australian Cup. In the Sydney Cup, with 9st up, she ran a good third to Imperial, 7st 91b. At the same meeting she beat Llama, Kingsborough, and Redwood in the Allaged Stakes, and on the following day she ' defeated The Diver, Melbourne, and! Goldsborough in the A.J.C. Plate. In May of the same year she journeyed to South Australia, and with 9st lib on her J back won the Adelaide Cup very easily, and on the third day of the meeting won the Queen's Plate. In the following season-she did nothing of consequence./ Mr Gardiner put her to the stud in 1876. Darebin was the best of her progeny.

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Death of Lurline., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XII, Issue 2419, 2 May 1890

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Death of Lurline. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XII, Issue 2419, 2 May 1890