The last meeting for the season of the recently formed Coursing Club was held yesterday at Winchmore, at which a quite unexpectedly large crowd was present. The weather was all ths\t could be desired, and the outing from the comfort point of view was very enjoyable. Mr R. P. Hill made an admirable judge, and Mr Purchase, as secretary, was everywhere and at the right time. Mr Kelly had a Sutler's waggon on the ground and provided an excellent luncheon, as weE as the needful for the thirsty. Hares unfortunately were not as plentiful as could have been wished, and so a good deal of time was lost in beating for hares that did not rise. Mr John Corbitt acted as slipper, and had a long and gruelling trudge with the first couple in the leash before "puss" rose. The first paddock beaten was one just beyond the homestead on the left hand side of the road, about 250 acres in extent, and three-fourtha of this was covered before any business was done. Mr Corbitt had Harpenden and Pride of Erin in the slips, and slipped immediately puss was sighted, but she made steaight for the fence next the riverbed, where the dogs lost sight of her. Harpenden led so far as the work went, but the Judge had to declare an undecided course. The paddock was worked back on the upper side with Magic 11. and Lord Onslow in the leash, but finding nothing a shift was made to the paddock on the other side of the road, of very much greater acreage, but here luck did not attend the Club any more |h,an where they had been before, and it was quite half-past ten ere a hare was even sighted. As the country was worked upward, paddocks were entered where there were more hares, and by and by courses were more^frequent and satisfactory, ar\d one or two good gruellers w©rc B°k through. Mr Cone's Magic 11. put Lord Onslow out easily, and Silver Prince was disappointing to many in the course that left in Flying Spur. Mr Harley's Smoko, which has never before worked in the open country met Mr Patching's Forest Queen. The bitch did some splendid work while running with the Dunedin crack, and Mr Patching has to bo congratulated on the performance of his slut. She was hardly good enough for her mate, to, be sure and had a bit of b.^d luck nt Psn,e time^ but ran a good dog all the sam,e. Ivanhoe was very Imuch/'out of s,orts, yet at the. be-, ginning, of the course he did a let of work, but the. clever Amiei got in a lot of neat coursing towards the close, and won. She, too, was not in her best form so far as health is concerned, but the course she won was honestly worked from slip to kill. Parenthetically, it may be stated that out of the nine courses run during tho day only three resulted in kills. Of Bishop Julius much was expected,,, ;\nd his course with Titan pi\oy,ot't that the faith reposed in him was not unfounded, as fos putjoui the Timaru dog easily. Mr Lee's x orksliire Lass was fancied by many against Zara, but the Smoker—Louise bitch had her day out, and tho local lady had to take a back aeat. Plato 11. ran a good dog figainsl-r Mr Alexander's Farewell, und^ ti\e '%jk thajt Mr Code's Strike LiglrV ran wits one,of tha'puppies was a good hit of work. The following is the recapitulation of the All-Aged Stakes, of seventeen dogs. First clog £20, and trophy, of five guineas added ; runner-up,' i^.lo; third dog, £5 , Mr'A.'Samill's bit. b Pride of Erin (Holorp—Maul 'of Erin) beat Mr J. Sewell's |blk and w d Harpenden (Oakfield— Glucina). Mr G. Cone's blk ad \y. <fc Magic II (Magic—Nelly) hmt M,v W. BreclWs blk d Lord Oft&Jow (Bolero —Maid of Erin.) i : Mr \VJ' Patching's r d Flying Spur • (Forest Lad—Ruby) beat Mr T. Alexander's blk d Silver Prince (Silvermark—jjig.hiu.nd Princess.) Mr Harley's blk <J Smoko (Smne«ler— Como) beat Mr W. Patching's r b "Forest Queen (Forest Lad—-Ruby.)
Mr J. McCann's br b Aimee (Brewer — Flirt) beat Mr T. Alexander's f and w d Ivanhoe (Horse Marine—Solitude.) Mr VV. Breckon's blk d Bishop Julius (Bolero —Black Bess) beat Mr D, Mahoney's r d Titan (Tit Bit—Daisy.) Mr D. Malioney's br and w b Zara (Smoker—Louise) beat Mr 11. Lees' f b Yorkshire Lass (Forest Lad-Tell Tale II.) Mr J. Holland's f d Plato 11. (Salamander —Fly) beat Mr T. Alexander's blk and w b Farewell (Old Acquaintance—Bonny Scotland.) v • . Mr G. Cone's blk tan w d Strike Light— a bye. Having got through the first round of | the All-Aged, the Saplings were set to work. After an accidental bye on the part of Subscription, Mr Taylor's sapling not having appeared, an undecided was run between Mr Patching's Jubilee and Mr Duncan's John L. Then -Mr ■■■T.Alexander's J. L. Sulivan beat Mr R. Duncan's Matai, and darkness coming on found Sou-Wester and Countess in the slips.
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COURSING CLUB., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2503, 28 August 1890
COURSING CLUB. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2503, 28 August 1890
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