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Point to Point Steeplechase.

The Point to Point Steeplechase of the Ashburton Hunt Club was run off yesterday. The following was tho result : — Mr F. Claridge's g g Enterprise, aged 1 (Owner) Mr W. Christies b g Glentui, aged 2 (Mr H. G. Moore) Mr W. P. Chapman's g g Postboy, 31 aged (Mr E. Saunders) Mr W. Wymn-Williams b g Encore, 0 aged (Owner) Mr F. M. Black's br g Clifton, aged . 0 (Owner) Mr H. McLean's eh g Digby, aged 0 (Owner) The six riders weighed out on the road opposite the finishing post, all being about 12 stone, except Mr MoLean who scaled over 14 stone. The horses were walked up the road to the starting point, near Mr R. Anderson's, Greenstreet, and were given a good start. Digby led the Avay over the first fence, followed fast by the rest, except Clifton who fell, and lost some ground. Before the next fence was tasen Digby had fallen back, and Postboy was the first over, Clifton coming fasc. Postboy took the next fence, a barbed wire one, m good style, but the other horses were taken over the j;ate near by. Coming to the road at Mr Argyle's place, Encore refused to jump, and Clifton and Postboy also refused. However, Postboy soon got over, and led the hunt to the finger post, when he refused again to leave the road, and lost some ground. Digby and Clifton both came to earth near Mclntyre's, and Mr McLean did not j succeed m catching his mount before the chase was concluded by the other horses. 1 Coming out of the next paddock all the horses refused except Gientui, who by this got a long lead, but was soon followed up by the other horses, and ab the double opposite Mr Corbett's, Glentui baulked, and Postboy and Enterprise, caught him. Enterprise was first over the last fence m the hollow below Mr Carbitt's paddock, *nd finished a very close race by about half a length ; Postboy a good third, followedby Encore, Clifton arriving about five minutes afterwards, Mr Stitt acted as Judge, and the finish was witnessed by fully 250 people, a great number of whom were m traps or on horseback.

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Point to Point Steeplechase., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2491, 14 August 1890

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Point to Point Steeplechase. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2491, 14 August 1890

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