There was a largo attendance of farmers and dealers at Messrs Friedlander Bros., Limited, horse fair to-day. The total entry was comprised of about 80 head of mixed classes of horses. Bidding was not brisk, and as a result a good proportion of the entry was passed at public auction, vendors" and would-be buyers' ideas of values not corresponding. Included among the entry were a (number of specially good farm horses, but the sale, taken as a whole, was not all that could be 'de3ired, viewed from a breeder's standpoint. The following are prices in the order of sale:-Chestnut hack gelding .£lO, black hack mare JBl2 10s, brown draught gelding (6 years) £42, draught bay mare (aged) £14, brown hack gelding (five years) .£lO 10s, bay draught mare (4 years) .£29, bay draught geldmj?
(8 years) £39, draught roan gelding (3 years) £44 10s, black draught gelding (6 years) £29, bay gelding (H years) £29, bay gelding (5 year 3) £40, bay gelding (7 years) .£lB, bay gelding (aged) .£2O, bay gelding (H years) £40, brown gelding (6 years) £42. Bay mare. 4yrs, J631, bay mare, 7yis, £35, bay geldings, aged, j>2l and .£23, brown mare, a^ed, £11 10s. Hacks—Bay gelding (aged) £6 10s, bay gelding £7. brown mare " Jadestone" stinted to "Finland," 30 gns; bay mare " Grasni" (5 years), stinted to " Formosan," I4gns. Dray and frame—JGlG 10s.
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6574, 19 May 1905
Horse Fair. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6574, 19 May 1905
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