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SOUTHLAND Coursing Club.

* OPENING RUN. The inaugural meeting- /of the above club was held on Wednesday and Thursday last, and proved a brilliant success. The attendance was a record one, and a number of ladies were present. The Club are to be complimented on the way in which they managed the affair, and although there were some who were loud in their complaints; —■ first about one thing and then about another —they are not taken seriously for the meeting was most successfully managed. Although there were not enough hares to finish the course this matter will be easily remedied in the future, especially when the club have their own stock of hares to draw on.

During the afternoon the cash fielders were in evidence, and did good business. The members, worked hard, and the various beats were got otf promptly. A word of praise is due to the judge, who was very quick in giving his decisions. 'The slipper had a difficult task, owing to several or she dogs being unused to slinzingFor the next meeting a number of minor defects will be remedied. One would scarcely ’believe there were so many good hounds in Southland, and they more than held their own with the visitors.

Mr A. A. Paape, the secretary of the Club, kept the, affair going- in line style, and, like, everything else he under! akes. brought it t o a successful conclusion.

The, stakes paid out amount to -CllO 15s, which is apportioned as follows:—Alaidm Stake : ,F. Malcolm (Heckl on Hush) £22 ns, .1. Me Cash (Invercargill) £ll Is, H. Foubister (Core) £ll Is, .1. Smart (Orel! Plains) £1 4s, .1, OH (fin ( Xightcaps) O. Taylor (Core),' Haind and Dagg (Queenstown). A. D. Dunlop (Invercargill), .}. Collins, .1, .Tones, R. H. Price. .V. IlaiTon (Duneding \V. Kdmoncls (Waiinate). .1. Penman, junr. ( Kai t angala) £2 each.

As, W.. Fdmonds (Walmate) £5 -As, £A As. .!. Smart (Orel i Plains) £A As, \V. Fdmonds (Waimate) £A As. .1 . Penman, inr, (Kaitangata ) 1A As, 11. J. Coodma.n (Dunedin,) £A .As. Of ihe stakes paid out £<s(l 14s went to Southland dogs. The receipts a! the gate for the two days amounted to £74, an unusually large amount for tin’s class of sport.

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SOUTHLAND Coursing Club., Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 17, 10 August 1907

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SOUTHLAND Coursing Club. Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 17, 10 August 1907

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