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ASHBURTON, TROTTING CLUB. The first ■■meeting of the ;'Ashburton Trotting Club was held to-day ;iu excellent weather, and a large number of !the sporting public took advantage of the meeting for a day's outing. The first race cattle off somewhat after 1 tlie advertised time, but the remainder were got off wifh but little delay; Maiden Tkot, of 15 soys. For- hor*e3 that have never won a trot'ing race Two miiles. . ' h Star ... ... ... ... 1 ' ; Popppfct ... . ... ; ... • 2 ; Blackberry ... ... ... 3< ; Star and Poppett got a Way first, but :the' former breiikhigjlet the bay inssre into ithe lead, and tlm she kept for a good twenty chain's. After, however, getting properly steadied up to:workj Star stepped it out and got to the front, keeping the lead easily to the end, and winning by about thirty yards from Poppet t, with Blackberry third. Time - 6mm IBSecs. Dividend—£47s. ' .'":■'./ ■'■•■':;"-'--- Handicap Tkot, of '20soVs ; second horse' 5 soys from the stake. One mi]e'. ! Othello, 9sec ... ... V:. 1 Silver Bell, llseo ... ... 2 ' Semolina,-scr "... ... 3 ! As soon as a start was made Othello showed m front and held the leading position easily all? the way; Miss -.Gave made one or two iHttoug effiirt? to challenge -the leader but a break lost her her chance. Silver Bell • trotted steadily throughout and came m a good second, with Semolina close up, and coining very fast. ; Time?min 52|sec. Dividerd~£(i 65."..., ■ Handicap Selling Trot, of 1& soys. Winner to be sold for 15 soys,- ■ surplus to be divided between the Club and . the second horse. Two miles. Jenny, Bsee ... ... ...... 1 ; : Silver Bell, 12sec ... ....;. 2 1\ Grace Darling, B«ec ... ... 3 ;; ■: Darby pulled up very early, m the running, and Jenny and (Silver Bell soon took command. ,An interesting race ensued between these two, the grey holding her own for quite a mile and a half. at the back of the course turning into the straight Silver Bell broke,; and Jenny passed her, trotting m grand style, and was never overtaken by the grey. The tMo came to the post about five length? apart, Grace Darling a quarter of a mile away third. Time—smin. 54secs. Dividend— £11. Mr Thomas scld the winner i for £20> ,

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SPORTING., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2545, 16 October 1890

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SPORTING. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2545, 16 October 1890