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AKAROA COUNTY RACING CLUB.

» ANNUAL MEETING

Officials

Patron, Hon R. Heatrn Rhodes; President, J. P, Buchanan Esq ; VicerPresidents Messrs W. H Mont a meiy, K. Hay, G. G Ho'raes, Dr Thacker. S Nutt, R E Hall, George Humphries, W Plrniing, A R Fleming, P Murray, W F Pa-kinson; stewards, E E. Lelievre, M Cooney, 0 Bradley, W F Parkinson, A E Birdling, J 0 Coop, B McCartney, J C C Gebbie. W H Montgomery, S B Nutt, F G B'rdling, R Latter J p

Buchanan, John Parkinson, A V M Hut"ehinsen, H T Cbapmnn, J Mon'goraery, E E Nutt. B M Morten. W Thompson, J X

Jamieson, A W Humphries; general com' mittee, J P Buchanan, John Parkin-ion, W F .-Parkinson, T Q'iealy, A E Birdlins,, P G Birdling. Q C Mnnson. H Chapmin, M Coonev. E Nutt, P Hubbard. R 0 Bradley.

J C C Gebbi", S R Nutt. J R-nnip, X M Morten, P Miller. W Thompson; chairman of committees, John Parkinson : hon. cur.

goons, Drs Thacker and Palmer; hon. time 'keeper, J A Holmes; clerk of course, E C Latter; clerk of sanies, A H Nool'; handioapp»rp, (flat) J E Henrys, (tnts) H Brink ,_man; judgo, John Parkinson: ntnrter, H Thompfon ; hnn treasurer. .IF Buchnnan; hon. auditor. M- Flavnll; bon Fae, T »Quenly ; judicial o-immitte, (sjnllrp--) R O Bradlay, R M Mortpn, M Cooney, (irot.*) W Thompson, Q C Mani*n. Tbo nffioials of the Akaroa County

Racing Club bad had luck oo Saturday **rast in the matter of weatber u Early in tbe morning ih wag raining bar.! and blowing a cold sou' eaater, and such a morning could hardly tempt people to go out for a day's sport. However, the elements appeared to have spared Motukarara, and in com parison little rain bad fallen In piaca of pools of water lying about tbe course and round a damp grand stand, " there was no trace of tbe storm by noon, when the first race ptarled. It seems particularly unfortunate tbat rtbe weather should have been bo unin Christohuroh and on tbe Peninsula, became this meeting promised to be a record one. There was a record entry of horses, but unfortu '*" nately many of these were not brought down, owing to tbe heavy rain in the early morning. The Peninsula Cup Jn a contest between three horses only, and on easy win for Cbrysotis In the trots the fields were better, but the officials had a -/great deal of bad luck to conlxcd against.' The improvements to the eour?e and building 3 are very "substantial. The saddling paddock has been much enlarged. The secretary's office has been moved into a better position,

while eight loose boxes have been erected—a great convenience to * owners. Tbe club made an outlay of

£300, and tbe course ia really an ex- ■•<*'' cellent one.

„■■ Messrs Bradley, J. Parkinson, J. 0. 0. Gebbie, J F. Buchanan, W. F.

Parkinson and other stewards worked "** hard all day, and also the indefatigable | hon. see (Mr T. Quealy) Theresuit was that everything went without a hitch from start to finish, and, in spite of tbe elements, the 1915 meet ing was a thoroughly enjoyable one The excursion trains from Christ. * church and Little River were not as well patronised as usually. Mr Pilkington brought four cars loads from Akaroa, and the trip to the"racecourse .-"'-' from Akaroa was an exceedingly pleasant one Owing to tbe smaller attendance, fe the amount put on tho totalisator

showed a decrease, being £7749, as

against £8278 last year. Motukarara **f is a perfect spot for a picnic, but

unfortunately Ibe promise "of a wet day stopped many attendants from tbe Peninsu'a venturing out. The day was really a pleasant one on the course, the sun being bright with little or no wind, After tbe last race rain set in.

PRESENTATION OF THE CUP

At the conclusion of the race the winner, Chrysoti**, was b'rons-hf np in front d the stand Mr Hunter, MP,"f the North Wa-id, c- prsssed the regret the S'ewirdaof the Club f It that, owing to tbe olimatio condition-*, (I ofi Id was suoh a rmall one Notwithf anfl ng this, they hud witnessed an exo.3l* 1 at noe, upon which he congratulated tho o* na* of the horse. He sad it was the first o'Clß'in upon which he had visited the race c Qta . and he could not say to? nr-ch for the hospitality extended to him by the Stewards of the Club. He felt tempted to repeat what had been a pleasint visit So<=aking of the race, he added that owners like winning a oup which they could keep as a memento of a race. He would ask Mrs Lelievre to present the cup to the winner, and spoke of the high esteem in which Mrs Leliesre was held by all. Mrs Leiievre presented the oup to Mr Mnrray Aynsley, concratulating him on his win and hoping he would have many more wins with Chrysotis. Mr Murray Ayoßley bri*lly thanked Mrs Lelievre and Mr Hunter for the kind things they bad said. Mrs Lelievre then decorated the fine obeßt nut with a broad blue ribbon. Chrysotis rather resented the approaoh at first, but Mrs Lelievre showed she was accustomed to horses, and managed to calm her and place tbe ribbon round her neck Three cheers for Mrs Lelievre and Mr Murray Aynsley oonoluded a pleasant ceremony.

OPEN HURDLE HANDICAP, of Gows ; first horse 55 soys, second hone lOsovs. One mile and a half. Mr D. Btttherford'a gr k Daylight Bill, by

Stronghold - Female Franchise, Gyrs, 12st 91bs •. • • Mr D. H. Roberts' m m Hor scope,

by Daystar—Skirmish, syrs, 9*t .. 2 Mr C. E. Cross' eh g Salathiel, by Cornet Purana, Oyrs. 10st 41b .. ..3 Mr W. Parson's b g Canterbury, 10't 10ib, aged, Mr D. H. Leaman's b g Goldteaker, ag d, 9at 121b, Mr M. Duggan'a oh g Debonaire. 9st, also Btarted.

Go'dsceker and Debonaire Bhowed the way to Horosoope for six furlongs, when Deboniare lost his place. Daylight Bill and Canterbury then moved up. and five furl' ngs from home Daylight Bill took charge. Canterbury blundered at tbe last hurdle, losing his rider, and Daylight Bill beat Horosoope comfortably by four lengths, Salathiel being six length further back, followed by Gold. seeker and Deboniare. Time—2min Slseo MAIDEN PLATE, of 50?ovs; first horse 45sovs, second horse ssovs. For horses which have never at the time of starting won a r»j>e of more than lOaovs. Weight for age. Six furlongs. Mr D. Ruther'ord's b g Athenio, by Cbarlemange II Seasbell. Bst 31b (W. Scobie) 1 Mr J Fairburn's oh g Bonation, by Boni-

. form—Saalam, 4yrs, B*t lllb (H. Dnnovan) 2 Mr L, G. D. Acland'a eh g Skene Dhu, by Bonny Glen—Gipsy, 3yrf*, Bst s<b (J. MoClusky) 3 Somnambulist Bst lllb, Flight Bst lllb, Ptargnzer 8-t lllb, Coun'ess Tolstoi, 3,ra, Bst 5 b, Bonny Maiden, 3yrs, Bst 51b. Beggar Maid, 3yrs, 8?t 51b also started. Out of an entry of twenty-one horses only nine faced the starter. It was an excellent race, Athenic and Bonation fighting it out all tbe way up the straight, with Skene Phu not a length behind. Time—lmin 18 2-sseo. PENINSULA CUP HANDICAP. of lOOsovs, inoludlDg Cup value 25sovs

R-n nor-*.* GO-ovs and Cup valu 2jnvs. s-31 in.! hi-sa lOjovs, third horai 5 •*-)•/- On' mile an I a quarter. M G Murray Avnsley''* eh m Ohrygotia

(it Amuro&e-Rosella), syrs 7»t 3lba (T. Mussen) 1 Mr H. G Taylor'* b m Multum in Paroo

(Murillo—Pride), syre, 7at 131bs (J. Campbell) 2 Mr* .T Waterman' b g L-idrone (Sir

Laririo- Melusini). aged, Bst slbs (J. Beale) 3 Only three horses started out of six whs accepted. Chrysotis ran a good race, nnd came home very etsily, while Multucn in Paroo and Ladrone (ought it out for second place.

WAIHORA PARK HANDICAP TROT (optional), of 60sovs; first horse 5030vs ; second horse lOsova. One mile and a half. Mr R M Morten's b m Pastime (General

Lincoln—Rothschild mare), 0 years, lßseo (E. McOann) 1 Mr F, Hopkins' b g Sir Elmo (Lord Elmo —Fancy Girl), 4yrs, loseo (J. Milne) 2 Mr T. G. Pox's br m Rose Gauntlet

(Prince Impe ial-Rose), 4yrs, 22seo (owner) 3

Bequest sor, Lord Wallaoe I3seo Princess Perfection 18seo, Nutwood Junior 18seo, Aborginal 193e0, Mark Beal 193e0, Ngatora I9sec, Wood Vere 19sec, Idol 19; ec, Losse Red Lyon 193 ec, Lass o' Gowrie 193ee, General Wilkes 203 ec, The Sovereign 20sec, Peggy Pride 20sec, Dainty Dillon 20seo, Galindo Lou 20sec, Will o' the Wisp 20seo, Wild Willows 20seo, Little Tim 21sec, Blanche Arral 22sec, Havana 22-ec, also started.

Of the 35 horses that aooepted for tbe Wnihora Trot 23 started. Sir Hmo ran a steady race throughout, but was caught by Pastime, who finished in fine style. Will o' tbe Wisp forged ahead in great style, but before coming into the straight ran inio the sulky driven by , and wag thrown ont of tbe race. Rose Gauntlet, who was on the 22sec mark, also trotted in splendid style, and looked as though she would come home first past the post.

KINL.OCH WELTER HANDICAP, of 5530V5; first horse SOsovs., second horse 5s >vs, Seven furlongs. Mr J. Snook's b g Glenowl, by Glenapp —Brooklyn mare, Oyrs, 9at 121b (J. Beale) 1 Mr E, Bashby's b g Medallist, by The Offioer—Target, aged, 9st 131b (B. Donovan) 2 Mr W. Parson's b g Canterbury, by Pilgrim's Progress—Field Lily, aged 9*t 51b (H. Coker) 3 Kilts 9at 101b, Saratosa Bst 101b, Melford Bst nlt-'o started. Six out of the seven horses who accepted faced the starter The race was the closest of the day, not many yards separating the firs'; four horses, Glenowl fioiuhd well, beating Medallist by ojly half a length, Canterbury being as close behind Medallist. WAIREWA. HANDICAP TROT, of 60sovs.; first horse 50sovs , second lOiova. Two miles. . Messrs G. and J Berry's oh g Harold D, by Harold Dillon -Dorothy D, 4yrs, 23sec (G Berry) 1 Mr R Parton's b m Galindo Lou, by Gilindo—Rita Bell, aged, 27sfO (R. Barton) 2 Mr T W. Hickman's b g The Sovereign, by Diadem - General Standish mare, 4yrp, 27seo (T. W. Hickman) 3 Wallace, jr., sor,. Olive Child llseo, Provo cation 17sec, General Wilkes 27seo, Bogash 25seo, Seldom 25seo, Las 3 O'Gowrie 25sec, Wild Night 268e0, Inquisitive 263 PC, Tassie M. 27sec, Don Bell 27seo, Wild Wi'lows 27seo, General Victor 29seo and Blanche Arral 29sec also started. Seven horses started out of a possible field of twenty four. Tassie M and the Sovereign led for tit furlongs, when they were j'rined by Harold D. Going down the back Harold D. drew away, and stalling off a laic run by Galindo Lou, he won by four lengths. The Sovereign being a similar distanoe away, followed by Tasne N. General Victor and Seldom Time —smin lOJseo.

TERAWERA HACK HANDICAP (Haok conditions), of SOsovs; first horse 4580V5-, second ssovs. Six furlongs. Mis R. T. Neale's cb g Derby Day, by Stronghold—Son of a Gun mare, 4yrs, Bst 121b (J Miller) 1 Mr J. F. Buchanan's b f Martigues, by Martian—Everlasting, 3yjß, 7st 131b (J. Campbell) 2 Mr T. Sheenan's eh f Bonny Maiden, by Bpnny Glen- Greek Maid. 3 yrs, 7st (G Clarke) 3 Firegod 7st 71b, Bonation 7st 71b, Art 7=t 31b and Flight 6st 121b also started. Derby Day got an advantage at tbe Btart and was never caught, winning comfortably by three lengths from Martigues, who was a similar distance in front of Bonny Maiden, with Art, Bonation and Firegod close np. Time—lmih 15seo. FORSYTH FLYING HANDICAP, of 55sovs; first horse SOsovs, seoond horse' Ssovs Five f orlcngs. Mr C. W. Reid's br f Pkirl, by MartianKeel, 3yrs, 6.t 131b I Mr E. Scoullar's b m Cosy Corner, by Boniform—lngleneuk, 4yrs, 7st olb.. 2 MesErs J. and R. Furxe's eh g Kilts, by Ayr Laddie--Amerlie pgf-d. Bst 10'b 3 Liß'en 7st 10!b, Themis G;t 131b and Buntly also started. Listen got the best of a straggling start : and led to the home turn. Skirl then ran to I the front and won by two lengths from Cosy Comer, who was two lengths in front of ! Kilts, with Bandy fourth. Time—lmin i 2 3-5--ec,

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AKAROA COUNTY RACING CLUB., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3404, 9 March 1915

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AKAROA COUNTY RACING CLUB. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3404, 9 March 1915

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