STEEPLECHASES AT ARAMAHO.
Three horses started in this race. Mr" Day's Native, Captain Daubeny's Echo, and Mr. Steven's Lord Lyon. ~There were two water jumps and seven hedge and ditches At the first water jump the horses waded through, and not taking the first fence well ,the riders of Native and Echo were thrown, but were speedily mounted again. After clearing the fences in first-rate style, the three came again to the water jump, which Native and Echo managed to get through (not jump), Lord Lyon refusing for some time, but eventually following. Here occurred one of those accidents incidental to steeplechasing. The zig-zag nature of the course prevented the rider of Native from discerning the flags, and he missed rounding one of them, and was coming back to clear, when he cannoned up against Echo throwing both riders. TrafFord, the rider, was somewhat disabled, and was unable to finish, but Ross, catching his horse, followed Lord Lyon, who in the meantime had got about 100 yards a-head. A race was then made for the winning-post, Native winning easily. A dispute arose about the race, some maintaining that Native had fouled Echo, and others asserting that Native, s rider was thrown before rounding the flag, which he did not return to pass, while others said that the flag had been passed before Ross was thrown.
In the absence of any decision being come to. we are of opinion that Native had rounded the flag before coming into collision with' Echo. '..,.-••..
With regard to the collision itself, that can no doubt be decided in accordance with Jockey Club rules.
Other races were run, the report of which we hold over.
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STEEPLECHASES AT ARAMAHO., Wanganui Herald, Volume I, Issue 137, 8 November 1867
STEEPLECHASES AT ARAMAHO. Wanganui Herald, Volume I, Issue 137, 8 November 1867
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