Arcade Horse Fair.
Despite the threatening nature of the weather, there was a fairly good attendance at Mr I). Thomas' horse fair to-day, the majority of those present beirg m quest of horses to cope with the extra farm work now m full swing of ploughing and cultivating the ground for grain sowing. The total entry comprised about 120 head of mixed classes of hocsos, including a larger nninber of unbroken sorts than has been usually offered at past fairs. Taking the breeding of the young stock into consideration, the sale showed an improvement both m demand and price, 28 of those offered changing hands at owner's reserves. The broken horses included some really good upstanding farm and harness horses, and anything good and sound, it' not commanding keen competition, sold somewhat better than of late. Aged and inferior horses wore not much inquired after, and prices obtained were m sympathy with the quality. The following are prices m the Older of the rale : — Unbroken Horses—Draughts—Filly foal, by Captain Russell, £10 10s; bay filly, 2yrF, £20; brown filly, 2yrs, £28 10s. bro-vn gelding £30 j black gelding £30, do. .£2B; black gelding .£2O; hay gelding £24; 2yr old filly £17; 7 months'old foal, by Lord Hamilton, out of a Kelvin mare, £2(5. Light Horses — Colt, rising 3yrs, .£l2; filly, rising 3yrs, £12, do. £iO ss, do. £9 15s ; gelding, rising 2yrs, £13, do. £10. Draughts—Bay gelding, Byrs, £18; bay gelding, 7yrs, £23; bay gelding, Byrs, £18 103; bay gelding, 6yra, £24; chestnut hack gelding, syrs, £12; bay gelding, 3 yeara, £43 10s; bay mare, 3 years, £15 ; bay gelding, 4 years, £33 ; bay mare, 8 years, £28, bay geldings £45 10s and £59.
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Arcade Horse Fair., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6591, 9 June 1905
Arcade Horse Fair. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6591, 9 June 1905
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