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Ashburton Trotting Club.

AUTUMN MEETING. Starter—Mr H. Reynolds. Handicapper—Mr H. Brinkman. . Secretary—Mr C. J. Styybe. The weather conditions were ideal foe the Ashburton Trotting Club's meeting at the A. and P. Association grounds this afternoon. The attendance was not large, but was augmented somewhat as the afternoon wore on. The racing m the earlier part of the meeting was of an interesting charaotor. Amongst those present was Mr J. McLaohlan, M.B.R. Following are results up to time of our going to press;— Dividends and tofcalisator figures throughout represent 10s tickets. HANDrcAP Maiden (optional saddle or harness), of 20 soys, second horae 2 soys from the stake. For horsws that have never won more than J2lO m one stake. Two miles. 35 Mr W. H. Loclcetfc's bra Imperial Rose, by Prince Imperial, 4yrs, ecr. (P. Black) 1 51 Mr G-. T. Smith's eh ggOpposition, aged, 15secs (Owaer) 2 19 Mr J. H. Rule's b m Traeey Lovetfc, aged, 20secs (Owner) 3 3 Little Doll, 22secs, also started. Traeey Lovett soon took the lead, which she retained till the third round, when she cast a shoe and broke, ellowiug Imperial Hose to pass her, followed by Opposition. Despite a fast lata run by Traeey Lovett the order remained unchanged till the finish, and Imperial Rose won by about 10 lengths. Time—B.26 1-5. Div-^i 7s. Fairfield Handicap (harness), of 25 soya; second horse 3 soys from the stake. One mile and a-half. 82 Mr G. Fletcher's eh h Len Rothchild, by Rothchild—Linton 3yrs, 33secs, (G. Birchfield) 1 22 Mr S. W. Scott's bh Quincey, 4yrs, 25secs (J. lirankin) 2 18 Mr J. Lee's br g Spec, aged, 20secs (Owner) 3 89 Imperial Polly, i Eleanor, also started. Eleanor lost ground from the start, and waß passed by the rest of the field before the first round was covered. Len Rothchild took the lead, closely attended by Quincey, and as Quincey broke every time be tried to pass, won fairly easily m 4.6 2-5. Dividend—£l 3s. Ashburton Handicap (saddle), of 30 soys; second horse 5 soys from the stakeTwo miles. 69 Mr W. Cromie'a Impudenoe, 48secs. (Owner) 1 26 Mr J. S. Augnafc's b m, L.E.A., syrs, 28aeca. (Owner) 2 103 Mr J. Case's bg, Durbar, aged scr (A Pringle) 3 50 Michael Malone, 14seo, 16 Spec,|34 sees 52 Nellie S., 40sec8, and 120 Longfellow, 48 sees also started. Impudence quickly ran to the front, followed by Longfellow. Longfellow broke repeatedly, and m the last round gave place to L.E.A. Durbar ran a splendid race and just missed second place. Won with ease m smin 26sec. Dividends £2 2s and 19s. Ladies' Bracelet Handicap (optional saddle or harness) of 10 soys and a Bracelet value 10 soys ; second horae 2 soys from the Btake. One mile and a-half. 66 Mrs J H Rule's b m Traeey Lovett, by General Traeey—Miss Lovett, 2088 C (J H Rule) 1 43 Mrs J Fittock's g m Mountain Bell. 6yrs, I4?ee (J Smith) 2 115 Mrs G Fletcher's eh h Len Kothohtld 3yrs, 12aec8 (G Birchfield) 3 Five others started Won easily. Time—4.s 2-5. Divs—£l 15s and 18a Lasmhor Handicap (harness), of 35 soys; second horse 5 soys from the stake. Two miles. 97 Verity ... 1 117 Doppleganger ... ... 2 43 Quincey ... ... ... 3 A close finish. Div.— M (is. Time— 4.57.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6561, 4 May 1905

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Ashburton Trotting Club. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6561, 4 May 1905