AKAROA COUNTY RACING CLUB.
OFFICIALS, Patron ; Hon R Heatr-n lihodep ; riant: J F Buchanan : vicp.presidents : W H Montgomery, E Hnv, G G Holmes, n r Thacker, S Nutt, R E Ball, Gt-orpe Hornphrits. \Y Fleming, A R Fleming, R H
Fleming, F Murray, W F Parkinson stewards : B E Lelievre, M' Cooney, W F Parkin3on, A. E Birdiing, J , : :' Coop, R MoOartney, J C C Gebbie, W H Montgomery. 8 R Nutt. F G Birdiing; R liatter, J F Buchanan, John Parkinson, A V x M Hutohinson, H T Chapman. J Mont- * gomery, E E Nutt, R M Morten, W Thompson, J X Jamiason, A W Humphries Committee; J F Buohanan, John JxParkineon, W F Parkinson, T Queaiy, A. E Birdiing, Q C Manson, H Chapman, M Cooney, E Nutt, F Hubbard, R 0 Bradley J C C Gebbie, S R Nutt, J Rennio. R M Morten, F Miller, W Thompson, J C Coop M ohairman of committees: John Parkinson Jura surgeons: Dra Thacker and Palmer: sion timekeeper; J A Holmes; olerk o course: M Nottingham; olerk of scales, A H Noall; bandicappers: (flat) J E Henrys (trots) H Brinkman ; judge, John Parkinson starter, H Thompsou; hon treasurer, J F Buohanan; hon auditor, C. Flavell; hon eeoretary, T Queaiy; judicial committee' .(gallops) R 0 Bradley, R M Morten, M Cooney, (trots) J Rennis, H I Haroißjn. *" The Akaroa County Racing Club held another most successful annual meeting on the Motu- ~ r karara course on Saturday last in most favourable weather. There was a large attendance, the Christchurch trains being k_ well patronised, the special from Little River being well filled. There were also a very great . number of cars on the course, „ both from Christchurch and Banks Peninsula. The easterly rain experienced in Christchurch j no doubt affected the attendance -from that quarter, but notwithstanding the attendance was well on a par with the 1915 meeting. The club has now become well established at Motukarara, and . the remarks made.by Sir George Clifford in regard to the club's efforts in improving the course should be greatly encouraging to those officials who have of recent years been sparing no trouble to make the new course a thorough success. Sir George Clifford is '• eulogistic about the course and his very favourable impressions, augur well for the future of the club, especially as coming from one of our most noted sportsmen. The track is one of the finest in New Zealand "and it is .only a matter of time and a few more prosperous years before the ..course will be furnished with a new grand stand and many v other improvements which will make it more attractive. It is ♦specially favoured in its natural advantages as Rabbit Island acts as a splendid natural grand stand and by slight alterations the track could be brought right to its foot, while the stand could be built ,by terracing the hill. The club has the best sportmen's views in the future improvements they intend to make, so that it is only a matter of time »».. and a few years of prosperity that are needed to accomplish great things and establish, as Sir George Clifford said one of * the finest courses and prosperous clubs in the Dominion. The club has many good supporters and its officials deserve the thanks of Peninsula sportsmen for their splendid work. In the president,-Mr. J. F. Buchanan, the club has a noted sportsmen to guide its destinies, and his absence on Saturday owing to the death of his brother, Mr Hugh D. Buchanan, was widely regretted. The Honorary Secretary, Mr T. r Queaiy,, whose unfailing efforts for many years past in the services of the club should also be very generally appreciated, as that gentleman has carried . out this honorary work to the greatest advantage for the club's welfare. The improvements already made to the course are good, but even ndw enlargement to deal with a greater crowd is necessary In several races on Saturday the totalisator was closed down with still a good deal of money to be put on" so that the club should enlarge their totalisator accommodation. Another improvement to the track would be the improving of the track by making a better corner'leading into the straight. The track was in splendid order and grood times were put up in the different races. The totalisator investments were £9653 compared with £7749 of last year, almost £2000 better. The meeting should prove very successful from a financial point of view. The fields were good and the racing of a most interesting c\\ £L T*_lC 161*. Presentation of Peninsula Cup. After the Peninsola Cud was over Sir Geo. Clifford on behalf of the President, Mr J. F. Buchanan presented Mr W. Nidd Peronilla's owner, with a cup assisted by Mrs John Parkinson. Sir George Clifford in referring to the reason for the president's absence said Banks Peninsula and the province had lost in Mr H. D. Buchanan a fine sportsman and a good man for the district in which he lived. In referring to Peronilla he said he was glad to see a horse from such classic stock winning races late in life. This win would remove any doubt in connection with the horse left after his winning of the Welcome Stakes. He said few clubs in New Zealand had in so short a time done as .much as the Akaroa Club to improve their surroundings and sport in their district. He hoped in the future the stakes would be greater and that some of the best racing in New Zealanc would be run on the course Three cheers were given foi Peronilla, Mr Nibb, and the trainer. Mrs John. Parkinsor then decorated the fine, browr mare amid applause, three cheer.' being given for Mrs Parkinson Following ia the result ol the racing :— OPEN HUBDLB HANDICAP, of 65 soys first borso 55 both, Beoond horao 10 boys Ono mile arid a half.
Mr H A Knight's b g Bore, 4yrs CalibreClytie. 12at 51bs Mr J Snook's b g Glenowl. 6yrs, 9st )31bs Mr J Barr'b b g Canterbury, aged, Ost 9iba Caher Davon and Kilts were scratched. Canterbury was on terms with Bore whe they passed the stand, but a bad jnmp i: 'he back stretch caused tbe former to loe hia place, and Glenowl ran up just bohim Bore. The latter, however, always held bi opponent, and won comfortably by a length Canterbury was forty yards away. Time 2min 49seo MAIDEN PLATE, of 50 eovereigm first horse 45 soys, second horse fl soys, fol horses which havo naver at the timi of starting won a race of more than Jr boys. Weight for age. Six furlongs. . Mr P Delargey's b f Majestikoff, 3yrs. Delaware—Lady Majestic, Sat 51bs .. 1 Mr Wacher's b m Stargazer, syrs Bst 51bs 2 Mr G D Greenwood's b f Te Anau, 3yrs, Bat lllbs 3 All War, Freehold, Horakiki, Royal Jack, Trevena, Glentanner, Subterfuge, Sport, Formold and Bonny Child also started. Sport was quickest out from a srtaggling start, but was joined at the end of a furlong by GlenJanner, who led into the straight. There Stargazer had his measure, but Majestikoff came with a strong run ot the outside and won by two lengths, Tc Anna was neok away third, followed bj Aycliffe and Olentanner. Time, lmin 17sec PENINSULA CUP HANDICAP, oi 100 sovereigns, including Cup value 25sovb : first horse CO soys and Cup value 25sovs, second horse lOsovs, third bora? Ssovs. One mile and fl quarter. Mr W Nidd's br m Peronilla, syrs, Achilles—Prelude, 7st lllbs .. .. 1 Mr F E Shaw's eh g Gnome, Gyrs. 6sl lllbs ...'•> Mr G Murray-Aynsley's eh m Chrysotia, 6yrs, Bst 3 Martuk, The Cornet, and Snapdragon also tarted. Peronilla at onoe rushed to the front, nn<? oing ont of the straight was showing the way to Snapdragonl and Gnome, with Cbry aotis whipping in. There was no change oing along the baok, where Chrysotis began 0 make up soir>9of her lost ground Perocillfs "till bad a commanding lead rounding tbi urn into tbe straight, Snapdragon droppir<s ack, Peronilla was never troubled, ojjwon easily by eight lengths. Chrysotis, v.br finished fast, was only a head away third ith Snapdragon fourth and Martuk fifth. 1 ime 2min BJseo WAIHOKA "PARK HANDICAP TBO'i (optional), of GOsovs; first nor."! 50sovs; second horse lOsovs. One tail-' and a half. Mr VV Thoma&'s b g Goldstream, 3yrs, Rothschild—Gold Dust, 15seo .. ) essrs G and J. Berry's b f Dorothy Dillon, 3yrs, lGseo ' vi r H Nutt's blk g King Karri, 3yrs, 13aec .. .. ••• • • •• ■> Icicle, Caledon, Bonification, Silent Bi >! t'rincess Perfection, Tracey Dillon, Rose -auntlet, Tiranna, Energy, Agnes Ohi:-'. Belgian King. Dainty Dillon, Bergan, Chau9. Jedran, Uncle Ted, Eileen, Galirui Belle, and Lettiaia also started, Dainty Dillon led for over a mile from Dorothy Dillon and Agnes Chief, but titer King Karri and Goldstream joined them Dorothy Dillon was in front when ;!;: jtiaight was reached, but in a good fin-sr, Goldbtream beat her by a length. Kirn: was four lengths away, with Icicle uad >• rgan next. Time 3min 48seo. X NLOCH WELTER HANDICAP, oi 55 sovereigns; first horse COsov sooond horse ssovs. Seven furlongf, Mr Hobson. Steele's b g. Dan Cameron, 6yrs, Martian -Lady Jehu, 7st 71bp i i J J Lewis' b g Moneymaker, 6yrs, 7si 13lbs i vli C P Buckenham's b g Bandy, Gyrs, est lOlbs :■ Briar Patch, Kilts, Mulford, Cahen Davoi ' itish Kose, Don Francisco, and J&oyn Jack also started. Kose was first to show out. ttiirundy, Melford, and Dan Oameron nest & iiey rounded the tha turn to tbe straight I) ib. run home Dan Cameron drew out cm md by a length from Moneymaker, who h-.n 'i'ndy by a head. British Eose was Is ml '■ and Kilts fifth ( Time lmin 29aec. j WAIREWA HANDIUAP TROT (op \ J|tional), of 60 BovereignE; first |hr>D ! 50sovs, second horse lOsovs. T«t. i miles. ■ vlissrs Baraes and Unwin's b g Branston Syrs, Wildwood Junr.—Blackohild mare, 33seo ) ■I i J Jardan's b m Rhodesia, Gyrs, 23sec '- i P Dalton'a gr g Wild Thorpe, aged, 33sec ..3 Adventuress, Bonification, Silent Bella. rli.rold D, Dora McKinney, Princess Per ■ttion. General Joft're, Don Bell, Enernj ican King, Dainty Dillon, Schnapps, Chaos L» FEB, Eileen, and Uncle Ted also started .Branston, Rhodesia, and General Jofire *■ re in front at the end of the half mile, ano first named pair bad the race themselvc ti Boston outstayed Rhodesia and won hj foir lengths Wildthorpe was twelve lengths an ay: General Joffte nest. Time s_iu •i.Jfeo. IERAWERA HACK HANDICAI (Hack . conditions) of oOsovs, fir ■ torse 45sova, second Ssovs, Six iur. longs. Mr R Emerson's br m Forest Belle, Gyrs, Glenapp—Forest Queen, 83t 21b3 .. 3 Mr J J Lewis's b g Moneymaker, 7fct 81bs t Mr M Hobbs 1 bo Deltonio, 3yrs, 7st 131bs .. ' a Tip Up, Don Francisco, Cosey Corner. Waterspray, Bonnie Boucbe, Horabiid, Merryhold, Goldform, Cannie Scot erni ■•\ jestikoff also started. flForeßt Belle jumped away eruiokly and !ac! .nd the turn from Moneymaker' and Dal o io. Forest Belle held her advantage >;. the straight and won by a length from Mcaej anker Deltonio was a length and a h&li ««W, with Cosy Corner and Don Francisco •xc Time lmin 16sec. FORSYTH FLYING HANDICAP, oi 55aovs ; first horse' SOsovs, second borse Ssovs. Five furlongs' Mr Hodson Steele's b g Dan Cameron. 6yrs, Martian—Lady Jehu, 6st 'Jibs 1 a i Wacher's b m Stargazer, syrs, 6stJs 131bs '< Mr S J Ryan's b g Melford, 4yrs, Bst" lObs .. .. _; Sir Malt and Freehold also started. Sir Malt and Melford led until reaobin; 'be straight, where Dan Cameron cami thioughand won by a length from Star »nzer, who with a late run beat Melford by ; ouple of lengths for second place Tisru lmin 3sec
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AKAROA COUNTY RACING CLUB., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3528, 7 March 1916