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Dr A S SANDSTON: Part owner of Thelma Globe

Dr A S SANDSTON

Dr Authur Samuel Sandston, who died last week aged 89, was a well known dentist in Christchurch for many years. At the age of 75 he was the oldest practising dentist in the country.

A fine athlete in his youth, Dr Sandston maintained his interest in all kinds of sport but his specialty was trotting, and he raced a number of trotters from about 1910 onwards.

As a young man, he raced two outstanding horses, Don Caesar and Lord Roanchild, and in more recent times raced several in partnership with his son, Dr A C Sandston, including Thelma Globe, the champion racemare of her time. Thelma Globe left Thermal, Don Caesar, Belle Renarde and Financial.

Dr Sandston was a steward of the Canterbury Park Trotting Club, a member of all local trotting clubs and of the Canterbury Jockey Club. He was also a life member of the Canterbury Club.

Credit: NZ Trotting Calendar 28May69

 
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