- - ' r-« i;>\ A few lovers of coursing and owners of greyhounds haviug decided to make a little nutter this-, year if possible, so that'the sport should not wholly die out in a county so well supplied with hares. a| Ashburton is, a meeting was held and a fixture made. There.was a fair entry of dogs, considering all things, and the use of Mr W. H. Rule's paddocks at Pendarves was obtained. The meeting came off yesterday and was well attended by lovers of the sport. Than the paddocks placed at the disposal of those engaged in the meeting nothing could have been better suited'for the purpose; and nothing could have been more hearty than Mr Rule's hospitality. He held open house, and spread a table for the visitors with the free 'hand of an -English squire; .so, -that- the three ringing- cheers given for him and his daughber ab the close oi the meeting could be well understood. Hares were plentiful, so that sport did not lag for an instant, and some really excellent courses were witnessed. r , „ Space forbids a detailed description of the day's work, but we give below the'results of the running:— Tt-?ssi ^ Puppy Stake; First dog, £5.55: runner-np £2'2s. '
■•■-1- ...., , :," ' • Mr Milner's bk d RavenswoocV beat Mr McCausland's brd d Swift.
Mr Espey's blew b Maid of Erin beat Mr Lee's Lincoln.
Mr Primmer's bk d Random beat Mr Mahoney's b w b Fairy Queen. Mr Mahoney's r d Timaru a bye. 11.
Maid of Erin beat Ravenswood, Random beat Timaru. Final.
Maid of Erin, by Forest Lad—Tell Tale, beat Random by Ringwood— Remember Me.
All-Ageu Stake ; First dog, £10 10s ; runner-up, £4 4s. I*
Mr Holland's f d Plato beat Mr Mahoney's r d Faugh-a-Ballagh. Mr Lee's f b Yorkshire Lass—accidental bye.
Mr Lewis' f w b Sea Breeze beat Mr Patching's r d Flying Spur. Mr Mahoney's brd b Zara a bye. 11.
Yorkshire Lass beat Plato. Zara beat Sea Breeze.. Final.
Zara, by Smoker—Louise, beat York shire Lass, by Forest Lad—Tell Tale 11.
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COURSING., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XIV, Issue 2433, 5 June 1890
COURSING. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XIV, Issue 2433, 5 June 1890
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