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HHSIDEKA POLO SPORTSI rinhV n i nual , sports of the Reiauera Polo Club took place on Saturday la ß t The 7bP »t7* T S flne ' but dv " a ° a c °fa. "I ?ons T d hT e Wa , s hardly "P t0 €I *- ect Psuccess but Ports were an unqualified stances the'fields were somewhT" reduced! Mi. J. Jackson officiated as judge, and Mr. J- tl. Dalton as starter, the latter eentleThe Kr£ toi ? h|S fields away In S°od S sty it. thn, e f aerin s; was much better managed gWe S s^ta^ a iM r ess g r c / S Cii^ fter J b ? pol ° ba " and "bending competition which was won easily by Mr. H C IfaUr delail'^aTe 3 ; 1 !!' Um ' dst loud a ™ lause ' POLO PONY TEST. Twice round .the flag 75 yards from starting point, any competitor knocking down the flag to be disqualified. First, trophy. ?^ St , h 7 t: Mr ' D ' T - Tonk s' Baby 1. ™?- ? t: ,, llr - C - <>owther'e Target 1. Ihird heat: Mr. D. Gorrie's Nibs 1 fourth heat: Mr. A. .D. Bell's Gipsy 1. ,rarset '■ POLO BALL AND BENDING COMPETTTION. Competitor to ride through bending sticks to man with polo stick, hit ball over a line, back through goal post, and finish through bending sticks to starting point Competitors knocking over more than two sticks to bo disqualified. First, trophy; second, trophy. First heat: No starters. Second beat: Mr. H. C. Tonks , Hvla 1. Ih.rd heat: Mr. D. Gorvie's Nibs i heat: Mr. 11. J. Atchison's FldFinal heat: Mr. 11. C. Tonk's Hyla 1, Mr. D. Gorrie's Nibs 2. POLO CUP. Weight 12st 71bs. for ponies 14 bands 2 Inches, with an allowance of 71bs for every half-inch under. Minimum weight lost 7lbs. Distnm-n 4 furlongs. First, trophy; second, I. ~liy. Mr. W. Duder's Tata, 14.11*. 12.0 1 Mr. J. Ward's Waltnngl 11. 11.14, 10.7.. 3 Mr. N. C. Tonks , Hyla, 14.1, 11.7 . 3 Also started: Dodger, Terl Moana, Quiver, and Waltangl I. Waltangi and Hyla got a break, of a couple of lengths on the other pair, and raced In company to the distance, where Taka came through, and easily settling the leaders, won comfortably by a length and a-half. No time was taken. LADIES' BRACELET. Pony to stand with nttendaut 30 yards from a lady, who ties a tie round competitor's neck, puts on coat and vest, and buttons up vest, and places top hat 011 head. Competitors then to mount ponies and gallop round a post back to starting point. First heat: Miss M. Dalton's Moueen 1. Second heat: Miss Cotters January 1 Third heat: Miss Gorrie's Nibs 1. Final: Miss Cotter's January 1, Miss M. Dalton's Moueeu 2, Miss Gorrie's Nibs 3. TANDEM RACE. Competitors to ride one pony and drive the otber round the course. Distance, 6 furlonge. Mr W. S. pulton's Hlpsy and Moueen 1 C. t'rowt licr*:? 'Vα timl Circus were the only other starters. ELECTRIC HANDICAP. Weight 32st 7lb. for ponies 14 hands 2 inches, with allowance'of 71b for every half-inch under. Minimum, lOst 71b. Distance. 2 furlongs. Mr. 11. C. Tonks' Hyla, 14.1, 11.7 1 Mr. W. Duder's Taka. 11.14, li;.o ... o Mr. T. Burgnyn's Crescent, 14.15. 12.0.. 3 Also started: Lily, 1-7; Scarecrow 11.7; Waltangl, 10.7. Hyla was quickest to begin, and stalling off a determined challenge by Taka. won by a length and a-half. Time, 27sec. TUG-OF-WAR. Bareback. Teams of four. Clevedou team 1 CONSOLATION RACE, of four furlongs. Catch weijhl. Mr. H. C. Tonks' quiver 1 Mr. J. Wards Wnltnngl 2 'Jr. T. Burgoyn's Crescent 8 the only starters. Quiver shot out when •the word was given to go. and was never afterwards troubled. winning easily by three leugths. Time, 04sec.

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REMUERA POLO SPORTS., Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 92, 19 April 1909

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REMUERA POLO SPORTS. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 92, 19 April 1909

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