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ASHBURTON COUNTY HUNT CLUB. ANNUAL STEEPLECHASE MEETING. Pateons—Hon. John McLean, Matthew Stitt. President—John Grigg. Vice-presidents — G. H. Alington,W. B. Denshire, Dr Leahy, D. McLean W. C. Walker, M.H.R. Stewards—G. H. Alington, J, C. N. Grigg, Dr Leahy, H. G. Moore, W. P. Chapman, J. Jamison, D. McKendry, G. A. Buckley, H. H. Wright, W. Rollit. Judge—M. Stitt. Starter—D. Thomas. Clerk op the Course—A. Hewson. Clerk of the Scales—A. J. Kelly. Handicappers—Dr Leahy, M. Scott, F. Russell. Maiden Steeplechase Plate, of 15 soys ; second horse to receive 3 soys from the stake. About two miles. 46 Mr G. Murray-Aynsley's b g Glen, by Day Dawn out of a Peter Flat mare, aged, 12st 31b ... (Owner) 1 48 Mr W. Christie's Glentui, aged, 12st31b ... (Allen) 2 14 Mr E. G. Crisp's eh g Beaufort, aged, 12st 31b (Ross) 3 Dividend—£2 6s. • Glen got away first, with Beufort close up to him. The two led for a considerable portion of the way down to the stand. Here, after taking the brush, Blackwood fell. The horse came right over the running track fence, leaving his rider outside. Picking himself up, however, Welsh scrambled through, got his horse, remounted, and covering the jumps between, went off m pursuit of the other three, who by this time had nearly reached the sod wall. This was negotiated correctly by all, as was the jump at the back of the course. At the north corner all the three leaders were about together and at the last jump Beaufort fell, leaving the race to be ridden out by Glen and Glennn. The Mount Hutt horse had it well m hand, and when asked showed a fair turn ■of foot, GJentui failing, under the whip, I to get on level terms with him, and Glen ran m a winner by three-quarters of a length. Beaufort finished, but Blackwood didn't. Ladies' Bracelet Handicap, of 20 soys ; the first horse to receive a bracelet of the value of 15 soys , the second horse to receive a bracelet of the value of 5 soys. About two miles on the flat. 14 Miss Bond's gr g Enterprise— Duntrbon, out of an Arab mare, aged, 12st ... (Mr Claridge) 1 35 Miss E. T. Osborne's b m Sorella, syrs, 12st 111 b ... (Mr Pitt) 2 1 Mrs S. Brown's b g jiilmarnoek, syrs, lOst (Mr Lewis) 3 41 Miss A. Patterson's b m Inchkeith, syrs, 105t121b... (Mr Patterson) 0 Snapshot 24, Rob Roy 37, Morok 9, Hetty 12, and Tommy 0, also ran. Dividend, £9 3s ; Time, 3min 58secs. Tne race was a somewhat anxious one for a time, Inchkeith keeping a strong lead right up to the back of the courße, and until the north corner was reached. Here she began to fag, and Sorella, Enterprise, and Kilmarnock all passed, her, Enterprise immediately went to the front and led all the waj down the straight, Sorella following, and Kilmarnock next, with Inchkeith fourth. In this order liicy passed the stand, Enterprise about a length ahead of Sorella, Kilmarnock a third ■on sufferance. The Consolation Steeplechase of 10 soys. was won. by The Mount, Pioneer second.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2485, 7 August 1890

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SPORTING Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2485, 7 August 1890