Wanganui, May 24. The weather was fine for the first day's racing at the Wangauui Steeplechase meeting. There was a large attendance. Kesulfcs are :— Borough Handicap—Chivalry 1, Solution 2, Shrapnel 3. Scratched—Spoil, Hamua, and Purdy. Won all the way. Time—l.l 6. Divs—£3 8s 6d and £3 Os 6d. Steeplechase—Evening 1, Defoe 2, Pipi 3. Won all the way. Scratched—Moccasin, The Guard. Victory fell, and Slow Tom lost his ridsr. Divs—.£B 7a 6d and ,£3 11s6d. Electric Hack—St. Claiiner 1, Jolly Friar 2, Sir Geraint 3. Scratched—Maui, Blessbok, Fair Jess, and Hurrah. Good race, won by half a length. Divs—£s 14s and £2 6s 6d. Mat Hurdles—Pushful 1, Miss King 2> Faema 3. Wen by a length. Time—3.2l. Divs— £2 Is nnd £1 3s. Kaitoki Hack Hurdles—Valimal, Taxpayer 2, Commonwealth 3. Won by half a head. Time—3.22- Divs— £? 12s 2d and .£2 4s 6d. Connolly H/lndicap—Auratus 1, Paritutu 2, Regulation 3. Won easily. Time— 1.50. Divs- £6 lls 6d nnd £2 12s. Purua Hack—lseult 1, Benmore 2, Kuroki 3. Won by length. Divs—^6 7a 6d and £8 4s.
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Issue 6579, 25 May 1905
WANGANUI RACES. Ashburton Guardian, Issue 6579, 25 May 1905
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