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There was a fair attendance afc Tatfcersall's Bazaar, Christcburch, yesterday, when the Kelburn Lodge yearlings, and a number of other thoroughbreds, were submitted at auction by Messrs Pyne and Co. Many well-known sportsmen were at the ring side. Bidding was painfully slow, and though the majority of the lots offered were passed in, the following transactions were recorded: — Kelburn Lodge Yearlings—Bay filly, by Formosan—Miss Patty, Mr E. Sates, 21gns j bay gelding-, by Fiuland—Rosewater, Mr C. J. Sloman, 30gns; brown gelding, by Finland—Quiver, Mr J. S. Bell, 50gns; brown filly, by Bundook—Myth, Mr G. Murray-Aynsley, 40gns. On account of Mr H. Friedlander—Bay hack Helios, by Phaton—Polly, Mr P. T. Baker, lOgns. Shortly after 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon the first of the horses whiohjwero to be sold by Messrs Pyne and Co., on account of Mr Geo. Stead was brought under the notice of buyers. The sale vras held in tho yard attached to the stables at the Grasslea Stud, and (hero was a small attendance. Mr J. C. N. Grigg paid 170gns for Uranus, with the idea, no doubt, of using him for stud purposes. The ehimpion colt, Maohiue Gun, was next led into the ring, and, being started at 300gs, his price quickly ran to 550gs, when he stood to the credit ef Mr E. J. Mason. Messrs Nettlefold and Solomon, then advanced another 25gs. and at 575gs the great sprinter became their joint property. Mr J. C. N. Grigg took Sevres China, and a beautifully bred four year old mare, nt 80gs, and the imported mare FanTan, at lOOgs. Immediately after the latter was knocked down. Mr Stead offered Mr Grigg a small advance on his bargain, but it was not accepted.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6555, 27 April 1905

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BLOODSTOCK SALES. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6555, 27 April 1905