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[PER PRESS ASSOCIATION.] Ciiristchurch Racecourse, July 24. The weather for the 'Grand National meeting to-day was fine, fche attendance fair, and the course m good order. Hunters' Hurdles, of 60 soys •; once round and a distance. Victor, list 131 b (Cox) 1 Waipapa, list ... ... (Murfitt) 2 Donnybrook, lOst ... (Claridge) 3 Garry Owen, list 71b ; Preston, list; Camera, lOst 101 b ; Whynot, lOst, also started. Whynot jumped the first hurdle just m advance of Waipapa and Garry Owen. When the pace increased he fell back, and Waipapa led round the turn, attended by Preston, Victor and Donnybrook. Preston and Donnybrook hit the last hurdle hard, leaving the other two to fight out a magnificent race—Victor just winning by a head. Time, 3min 25isecs. Dividends—£3 5s and £2 18s 6d. Ladies' Bracelet, value 75 soys. Two miles. 1 Chainshot, list 71b (Boyle) 1 Fidelia, list 71b (Claridge) 2 Leonardo, lOst 131 b, also ran. Leonardo jumped away m front of Fidelia, with Chainshot bringing up the rear. Passing the stand Leonardo increased the lead, being 20 lengths m front of Fidelia with Chainshot some distance away. No material change occurred till the kennels were reached, when Chainshot made an ; effort and passed Fidelia, but could never get near Leonardo, who appeared winning easily, when he ran off at the top of the j straight, leaving Chainshot to canter home j m front of Fidelia. Time—4min ll^-sec. j Dividends—£2 8s and £2^2s (id. • ] Grand National Steeplechase, of 400 ', soys. Four miles. Daddy Longlegs, tfst 71b ... (Lyford) 1 Darnley, lOst 21b (Hickey) 2 Squib, lOst 31b (Pitt) 3 Ahua, 12st; Little Arthur, 9st 101 b Enterprise, 9st 71b, also vim. ! Squib took the lead at start, followed by Little Arthur, Ahua, Darnley, Enter-, prise, and Daddy Longlegs, m i}iat order. ! The same order was kept the first time round, but at Cutts' fence Little Arthur ran round, and a little later on Ahua ran up to Squib, and Daddy Longlegs joined j Darnley. Ahau led over the double opposite the stand the last time round, but Daddy Longlegs ran up to him at Cutts', and at Ford's Darnley, coining very fast, the three jumped the double at the Kennels together. Coming round the bend into the straight, Daddy Longlegs fell off a little, but Ahua falling at the next jump he came again, and passing Darnley, Avon a very interesting race by, ten lengths, Squib twenty lengths away third, and Enterprise fourth. Dividends —£3 14s 6d, and £4. (No time telegraphed.) i Welter Flat Race, of 50 soys. One and a quarter mile. Harkaway, lOst 21b (Pell) 1 Catamount, list 111 b ... (White) 2 Count d'Orsay, list 71b ... ... 3 Chelsea, list 71b ; Fitfcnigel, list 51b ; Dragon, lOst, also ran. Fitznigel got the best of a start and led, followed by Harkaway and Count d'Orsay to the top turn. Here the leaders fell back, leaving Harkaway m the lead, which lie kept to the finish, despite of the gallant efforts of Catamount who made a lot of ground m the (straight. Dividends —£2 10s 6d and £2 13s. Grakd National Hurdles, of 300sovs, 2 miles. Ixion, lOst 91b (Stewart) 1 Romulus, 9st 61b ... (R. Kingan) 2 Trimiolet, 9sfc 51b (Allan) 3

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THE GRAND NATIONAL MEETING., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2473, 24 July 1890

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THE GRAND NATIONAL MEETING. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2473, 24 July 1890