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Chrjstchurch Racecourse, Novembers. The second day's racing opened more auspiciously aa regarded attendance and weather, in both of. which there was 1 an improvement, the weather being fine although cold. The grand stand was well filled with ladies, and the attendance altogether was good. The Middleton Hurdle Race, a handi- ' cap of 100 soys. Once round and a distance; over six flights of hurdles. Mr P. F. Tancred's The Spy, lOst 71b 1 MrD. O'Brien's Little Arthur, lOst 131*.., ... ... ... .;. 2 Mr McMaster's Ixion, list 91b ■'...' 3 Waitarigi, Ruapehu, and Waterfall, led from a good start over the first hurdle, The Spy, Little Arthur, and Ixion being next in order, Don whipping in. Waitangi led at the back of the course, but near Ford's fell back,, giving place to Little Arthur. The latter led to the straight, with The Spy md Ruapehu close up. Once over the last hurdle, The Spy F oiune away and won easily from Little Arthur, Ixion pulling up. , .' ; . Time 3rain. 2sec. Dividends—lnside, £6 16s ; otitside,. £9 5s 6d. The Cbjlteuion Stakes, ,a handicap sweepstakes of 1 soy .'each, with 100 soys added ; second horse to receive 10 soys out of the stake. Seven .. furlongs. Mr Webb's Peerswick, 7st 101b ... 1 Mr Hunter's Whisper, 9st4Tb . 2 Mr Webb's Ruby, Bst 61b ... .... < 3 Rosebud, St Malo, Red Cross, Tempest, Egalite', Wayland, Carronade, and Loo also ran." „ ...,,■ Eleven out oif. the twenty-three, on, the card started. The colors of St 1 Malo were firs'- to show, in front. Egalit<s was left at the post. All ran in a cluster to the top turn, when Whisper came out of the ruck arid'was apparently well in hand, when Peerswick aud Ruby came strongly, and challenging the leader, a slashing raoe ensued up the straight, Peerswick eecuring the victory bya short, head, Ruby a neck behind Whisper. Time, lmin ,32^secs. . Dividends—lnside, £22 16s ; outeide, £19 7s. • . . ;' The Derby Stakes, a sweepstake of 20 soys each, with 500 soys added; second horse to receive 75 soys ; and the third horse .25 soys out of the stake. For three-year-olds. Colts. BstlOlb; fillies, Bst 51k One mile and a half. Closed witlli|6s nubs. t Mr G. G. Stead's Medallion 8«t 101b., (Oliflbrd) 1 Mr D. O'Brien's Freedom Bst 101b: (Brown) 2 Mr P. Butler's Crackshotßst 101b. k , (Holmes) 3 The" oaeeding, of the winner is~Nordenfeldt—Locket; of Freedom Captivation - Maid of Honour ; and of Crackphot, Nordenfeldt-T-Pungawerewere. From a " splendid start, St Andrew i was ■ first to the front, and led , Crackshot past Cutts'. Along tihe back of tho course, Crackshot and St Andrew were some few lengths ahead of the other three, of whom Medallion was list.- The field closed up at Ford's, and St Andrew fell back beaten. Entering the straight, Crackshot and Freedom held a flight advantage of Diadem and;. Medallion. Once fair in the straight, how ever, Medallion went to,, the front* and the whips were,,brought out, to Crackshot and Freedom, but th»yw4re unable to get on terms with Medallion, and Mr Stead's colt won, with' something in hand, by a . length from Freedom, Crackshot close up, then Diadem fourth* St Andrew, twelve length's off, last. The winner was ihvesj^d with the blue ribbon on the lawn, and cheers, mingled with sune groans were given, the latter; due to the position-taken by. Mr Stead in-the late labor trpubles, .'. : . ... '; Time—2hiin' 44jsec. l Dividends—lnside, £4 Us ; outside, £3 9s. Juvenile Stakbs. . LebeL 6st 111b , , ... .. ... 1 Union Flag; 6st 111b '*■' ■;* \ 2 May, 6st6lb 3

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SECOND DAY., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2562, 5 November 1890

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SECOND DAY. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2562, 5 November 1890