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April 19 - Liberals 'burst up' Cheviot Estate. In the 1890s the Liberal government was determined to break up big estates for closer settlement by small farmers. The first major purchase under this policy was the Cheviot Estate in North Canterbury.

November 28 - Women vote for the first time in parliamentary elections. A world first.

Linwood and Woolston become boroughs.

Apirana Turupa Ngata becomes the first Maori university graduate, with a BA, followed by a law degree four years later.

The first milking machines and (steam driven) shearing machines are introduced.

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RACING HISTORY THE BEGINNINGS

STONEWALL JACKSON

At the Canterbury Trotting Club's summer meeting, held on February 2 1893, Stonewall Jackson was second in the Steward's Handicap, two miles, won the Addington Plate, of three miles, was third in the Telegraph Stakes, of one mile, and occupied a similar position in the Electric Stakes, of one mile.

He was ridden in his two saddle races by J Milne, and driven in the other two by T Marr.

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Star 2 Feb 1893

Handicappers Messrs H Piper and H Reynolds; Starter Mr H J Derrett.

The weather is cold for the Summer Meeting of the Canterbury Trotting Club today, but the attendance is fairly large. The following are details of the racing up to the time of out going to press:-

MAIDEN STAKES HANDICAP TROT (in saddle) of 30 sovs; second horse 5 sovs. Two miles.

Mr W P Wilson's br m Rosewood, aged, 15sec (Murfitt) 1.

Mr H Brinkman's br m Regina, aged, 9sec (Munroe) disq.

Victoria II scr, Mountain Lad 15sec, Gentle Annie 17sec, Bunthorne 17sec, Fiona 20sec and Dresdina 20sec also started.

Rosewood took command in the first quarter of a mile , but was passed by Regina at the end of a mile, and the latter going on, won by forty yards. Time 5min 54sec. Dividend £3 18s.
A protest against Regina for crossing was upheld.

MAIDEN STAKES HANDICAP TROT (in harness) of 30 sovs; second horse 5 sovs. Two miles.

Mr A Dale's b g Geordie, aged, 27sec (Owner) 1.

Mr J Hanna's br g Wangaloo, aged, 27sec (Murfitt) 2.

Mr F Johnson's b m Lina, 6yrs, 24sec (Owner) 3.

Kentucky Wilks 11sec, Brooklyn 22sec, Pussy 22sec, Abdullah Boy 22sec, Dolly Varden 22sec, Orphan Boy 22sec, Bexy 24sec, Dalium 27sec, Logic 29sec, Clearwell 29sec, Silver Grey 29sec also started.

Wangaloo made the running for three-quarters of the distance, when Geordie caught him, and drawing out won by thirty yards from Wangaloo. Time 6min 22sec. Dividend - £18 17s 6d.

Other races on the card

THE STEWARDS' HANDICAP (in saddle) of 100 sovs. Two miles.

PONY HANDICAP TROT (in saddle) of 20 sovs. Two miles.

ADDINGTON PLATE HANDICAP TROT (in harness) of 100 sovs. Three miles.

DISPOSAL STAKES HANDICAP TROT (in harness) of 40 sovs. Two miles.

ELECTRIC STAKES HANDICAP TROT (in saddle) of 40 sovs. One mile.

TELEGRAPH STAKES HANDICAP TROT (in Harness) of 40 sovs. One mile.



Credit: NZ Trotting Calendar 14Apr1943

RACING HISTORY THE BEGINNINGS

1893 LOWER HEATHCOTE RACING & TROTTING CLUB AUTUMN MEETING

Handicappers, the Committee: Starter, Mr H J Derrett.

The weather is damp and cold for the Autumn Trotting Meeting of the Lower Heathcote Racing and Trotting Club today, and the attendance is only moderate. The following are the details of the racing up to the time of our going to press:-

HANDICAP MAIDEN TROT (in saddle) of 20 sovs. One mile.

Mr P Lynskey's b m Orizaba, aged, 7sec (Owner) 1.

Mr J Marsden's b g The Joker, aged, 10sec (Hill) 2.

Mr F Johnson's c m Lina, 6yrs, 10sec (Owner) 3.

The Duke 3sec, Milly 7sec, Bilbah 7sec, Geordie II 8sec, Miss Graham 8sec, Langworthy 8sec, Mountain Lad 8sec, Rena 10sec, Dennis 10sec, Orphan Boy 10sec, Marshland 10sec, Silver Grey 10sec and Lulu 12sec also started.

Orizaba got to the front in the first half-mile, and, going on, won very easily by thirty yards. Time 3min 7sec. Dividend - £2 6s 6d.

HANDICAP PONY TROT (in saddle) of 20 sovs. Two miles.

Mr F Moorhouse's b m Granny, aged, 27sec (Owner) 1.

Mr A G Holmes' blk m Fiona, 6yrs, 15sec (Harrold) 2.

Miss Irwell scr, Newlyn Maid 5sec, Chance 18sec, Miss Sligo 25sec, Lily 25sec, Vanity 27sec, Nona 30sec, Woodlands 30sec, Buttercup 30sec, Dairymaid 33sec Meliora 33sec, Nipper 37sec also started.

Nipper led for three-quarters of a mile, when Chance took command, and carried on the running until the top turn was reached. Here, however, he broke, and Granny, going on, won by twenty yards from Fiona. Time 6min 32sec. Dividend - £6 19s.

ST PATRICK'S HANDICAP of 50 sovs; second horse 5 sovs. Two miles.

Mr H J Tasker's b m Sarah, aged, 33sec (Owner) 1.

Mr A Duncan's blk g Darkie, aged, 22sec (Owner) 2.

Mr A G Holmes' b m Glamour, 6yrs, 30sec (Hammill) 3.

Inferno 12sec, Ballance 33sec also started.

Sarah led all the way, and although Darkie ran up to her at the top of the straight, he broke, and Sarah won by 20 yards. Time 6min 20sec. Dividends - £3 3s 6d.

Credit: Star 17 Mar 1893

RACING HISTORY THE BEGINNINGS

1893 CANTERBURY TROTTING CLUB: Spring Meeting

Handicappers Messrs H Piper and H V Styche; Starter Mr H Piper.

The Spring Meeting of the Canterbury Trotting Club is being held at the Show Grounds, Addington to-day. The weather is showery, but the attendance is large. The following are details of the racing up to the time of our going to press:-

HANDICAP MAIDEN TROT (in saddle) of 25 sovs; second horse 5 sovs. Two miles.

Mr J Peacock's blk g Black Eagle, 4yrs, 10sec (Owner) 1.

Mr A Stewart's b m Iolanthe, aged, scr (Osborne) 2.

Olly scr, Fan scr, Mungo Maid 3sec, Harewood 7sec, Bay Tom 7sec, Blackberry 7sec, Merry Dancer 7sec, Prince Albert 10sec, Luxene 10sec, Prohibitionist 10sec, Weary Gleaner 10sec, Glengarry 10sec and Burlesque 10sec also started.

Bay Tom lead for a mile, when he broke, and Black Eagle taking command, went on and won by five lengths from Iolanthe. Time 6min 4sec. Dividend - £12 7s 6d.

HANDICAP MAIDEN TROT (in harness) of 25 sovs; second horse 5 sovs. Two miles.

Mr W Rae's b g Three Cheers, 5yrs, 8sec (Owner) 1.

Mr C Harrold's blk m Black Duchess, aged, scr (Owner) 2.

Queer Fellow 8sec, Marshmallows 8sec, Beatrice 11sec, The Speaker 11sec, Risk 11sec, Bep 11sec, Templeton 11sec, Minnie 13sec, Marshlands 13sec also started.

Templeton made the running for a quarter of a mile, when Three Cheers passed him, and, drawing out, won easily by sixty yards from Black Duchess. Time 6min 3sec. Dividend £6 17s 6d.

ADDINGTON STAKES HANDICAP TROT (in saddle) of 70 sovs. Two miles.

Mr M Edwards' br g Sandgate, aged, 35sec (Owner) 1.

Mr H Fear's br h Emmerson, 5yrs 33sec (W Kerr) 2.

Time 5min 35sec. Dividend £7 9s.

SIRES' CUP HANDICAP TROT (in harness) Cup of the value of 10gns, with 35 sovs added. For stallions only. Two miles.

Mr H Fear's br h Emmerson, by Berlin-Queen Emma, 5yrs, 38sec (W Kerr) 1.

Mr A G Holmes' b h General Tracey, by Berlin-Jenny Tracey, aged, 5sec (C Harrold) 2.

Messrs Sunderland and Jardin's b h Kentucky, by Berlin-Jenny Tracey, aged, 5sec (C Kerr) 3.

Time 5min 52sec. Dividend £4 19s.

HANDICAP SELLING TROT (in harness) of 30 sovs. Two miles.

Mr H Reynold's b m Maid of Cotherstone, aged, 15sec (Owner) 1.

Mr W T Oliff's b g The Speaker, 5yrs, 18sec (Owner) 2.

Time 6min 25sec. Dividend - £6.
The winner was sold to Mr W B Clarkson for £20 10s.

STEWARDS' STAKES HANDICAP TROT (in harness) of 70 sovs. Three miles.

Mr J McKewen's blk g Telephone, aged, 30sec (Owner) 1.

Mr W C Bridson's ch g Sonny, aged, 34sec (C Kerr) 2.

Time 8min 17sec. Dividend - £3 5s.

ELECTRIC HANDICAP TROT (in saddle) of 35 sovs; second horse 5 sovs. One mile.

Mr A Stewart's b m Iolanthe, aged, 18sec (Price) 1.

Mr J Piper's b m Marshmallows, aged, 18sec (C Kerr) 2.

Time 2min 49sec. Dividend - £9 10s.

FINAL HANDICAP TROT (in harness) of 35 sovs; second horse 5 sovs. One mile.

Messrs Sunderland and Jardin's b h Kentucky, aged, 2sec (C Kerr) 1.

Mr A Keith's b h Specification, aged, scr (Owner) 2.

Time 2min 44sec. Dividend - 18s.

Credit: Star 11 Aug 1893

RACING HISTORY CANTERBURY PARK TROTTING CLUB

1893 PLUMPTON PARK TROTTING CLUB'S SPRING MEETING

There was a large attendance at the Plumpton Park Club's Spring Trotting Meeting to-day, but the high nor-wester made things very unpleasant. Results:-

HANDICAP MAIDEN TROT (in saddle) of 25 sovs; second horse 3 sovs from the stake. Two miles.

Mr H Mace's br m The Duchess, aged, 10sec (Stace) 1.

Mr H P Hookham's blk m August, 5yrs, 6sec (Owner) 2.

Blackberry 7sec, Nancy 10sec, Shooting Star 10sec, Seagull 12sec and Autonomy 12sec also started.

The Duchess soon established a long lead, and won easily by fifty yards from August, who came very fast at the finish. Time 6min 6sec. Dividend - £1 10s 6d.

PONY HANDICAP TROT (in saddle) of 20 sovs; second horse 2 sovs from the stake.

Mr J Fraser's gr m White Wings, aged, 15sec (Hill) 1.

Mr W Bell's br g Nipper, 5yrs, 17sec (Farrar) 2.

Chance scr, Hilda 5sec, Merrybody 12sec, Dick 14sec, Search Light 15sec, Navigator 15sec, Woodlands 17sec and Nancy Lee 17sec also started.

White Wings at once went to the front, and though Nipper kept in close company, the white mare won comfortably by half a dozen lengths. Time 3min 6sec. Dividend - £2 13s.

SOCKBURN HANDICAP TROT (in saddle) of 60 sovs; second horse 5 sovs from the stake. Two miles.

Mr E Ralph's b m Brown Duchess, 5yrs, 25sec (C Kerr) 1.

Mr E Berry's br g Stonewall Jackson, 6yrs, scr (Stace) 2.

Mr C Wilson's br g Tonga, aged, 30sec (A J Keith) 3.

Brown Duchess passed Tonga before the first mile was completed, and the pony soon afterwards gave way also to Stonewall Jackson. Brown Duchess broke twice, but was not overtaken by the scratch horse, who broke when within a couple of lengths of her in the straight, and was beaten by three lengths. Time 5min 35sec. Dividend - £2 1s 6d. Stonewall Jackson's time was 5min 12 1/2sec.

MAIDEN HANDICAP TROT (in harness) of 30 sovs; second horse 3 sovs from the stake. Two miles.

Mr W Horner's gr m Harewood, 5yrs, 7sec (Rae) 1.

Mr W Stokes' gr g Ben Allen, aged, 7sec (Owner) 2.

Lina scr, Jenny Lind 5sec, Miscatta 5sec, Barndance 5sec and Beatrice 7sec also started.

Jenny Lind took the lead, but broke badly, and Harewood went on in front, with Lina next. Lina died away and was passed by Ben Allen, but Harewood held her own, and won by forty yards. Time 6min 23sec.

RICCARTON PLATE HANDICAP TROT (in saddle) of 35sovs; second horse 5 sovs from the stake. Tro miles.

Mr F Mulholland's b m Trissie, 5yrs, scr (W Kerr) 1.

Mr E Ralph's br m Brown Duchess, 5yrs, 8sec (penalised 10sec) (C Kerr) 2.

Chuznee 40sec and Marigold 40sec also started.

Chuznee was out of the race from the start. Marigold held the lead for a mile and a quarter, when Brown Duchess closed on her, and both broke, letting up Trissie, who from that point drew away, and finished seventy yards in advance of Brown Duchess, Marigold just distanced. Time 5min 11 3/4sec. Dividend - £2 1s.

PLUMPTON PARK HANDICAP TROT (in harness) of 60 sovs; second horse 5 sovs from the stake. Two miles.

Mr H Mace's blk m Maggie L, aged, 42sec (Stace) 1.

Mr G Cridge's blk m Medjidie, aged, 36sec (Warburton) 2.

Zealandia scr, Sonny 3sec, Three Cheers 30sec, Geordie 35sec, Shrewsbury 38sec and Old Dad 45sec also started.

Old Dad dropped behind from the start, leaving Maggie L in the lead, which she held unchallenged to the finish winning by fifty yards from Medjidie. The others excepting Three Cheers, who finished third, cut up badly. Time 6min 1sec. Dividend - £1 10s 6d.

PONY HANDICAP TROT (in harness) of 20 sovs; second horse 2 sovs from the stake. Two miles.

Mr P Free's d g Uncle Tom, 5yrs, 15sec (Owner) 1.

Mr C Pearce's b m Lady Audley, 4yrs, 40sec (Johnson) 2.

Polly Plum scr, Tit 30sec, Washington 32sec, Woodland 35sec, Tot 40sec and Queen of the Ring 42sec also started.

Lady Audley led for a miole and a half, when Uncle Tom, trotting beautifully, overtook her, and, going on, easily won by twenty yards. Time 6min 23sec. Dividend - £2 19s 6d.

RECOVERY HANDICAP TROT (in saddle) of 25 sovs; second horse 5 sovs from the stake. One mile.

Mr H Mace's br m The Duchess, aged, 20sec (Stace) 1.

Nilreb 4sec, Brown Duchess 5sec, Orizaba 17sec, Ipswich 17sec, Mallow (late Bay Tom) 21sec and Marigold 22sec also started.

The Duchess was in front in a quarter of a mile, and was never approached, distancing her field. Time 2min 58sec. Dividend - £2 13s.

Credit: Star 8 Nov 1893

RACING HISTORY CANTERBURY PARK TROTTING CLUB

1893 PLUMPTON PARK RACING AND TROTTING CLUB: Summer Meeting

Handicappers, the Committee; Starter, Mr H Piper.

The summer trotting meeting of the Plumpton Park Racing and Trotting Club is being held today. A heavy nor'wester is blowing, but the attendance is large. The following are the details of the racing up to the time of our going to press:-

MAIDEN HANDICAP TROT (in saddle) of 20 sovs; second horse 3 sovs. Two miles.

Mr J Fraser's br g Victor, 5yrs, 10sec (Owner) 1.

Mr T Dixon's br g Bunthorne, aged, 5sec (Owner) 2.

Mr J Gaskin's br h Albino, 3yrs, 5sec (Hamill) 3.

Gentle annie scr, August scr, Geordie II 3sec, No Name 3sec, Lina 5sec, Chance 5sec, Botfly 7sec, Stoney Maid 7sec, Aorangi 7sec, Elsie 7sec, Minnie 7sec, Black Watch 10sec, Rena 10sec and Dalium 10sec also started.

Victor led all the way and won easily by seventy yards from Bunthorne. Time 6min 6sec. Dividend - £8 5s.

HANDICAP PONY TROT (in saddle) of 15 sovs; second horse 2 sovs. Two miles.

Mr A Wright's ch g Chance, aged, 37sec (Owner) 1.

Mr T H Dickinson's ch m Tit, 6yrs, 35sec (Moorhouse) 2.

Lady Maud 30sec, Empire 35sec, Meliora 35sec, Lily 35sec, Nipper 37sec, Taradale 37sec, Virginny 37sec, Miss Alice II 37sec, The Graduate 37sec, Nancy Lee 37sec, Merlinda 39sec, Princess May 40sec, Norah 40sec and Queen of the Ring 40sec also started.

Chance made all the running and won very easily by a hundred yards from Tit. Time 6min 30sec. Dividend - £21 11s.

PLUMPTON HANDICAP TROT (in harness) of 60 sovs; second horse 10 sovs. Two miles.

Mr F Magin's gr m Bonniveen, aged, 45sec (Fox) 1.

Mr C Hodge's b m Pride of Erin, aged, 45sec (Edwards) 2.

Mr D Barn's ch g Richmond, aged, 30sec (Owner) 3.

Felix 30sec, Fairchild 30sec, Bridal Rose 33sec, Mountjoy 36sec, Tennessee 38sec, Maid of Ulster 39sec, Mistake 40sec, Shrewsbury 40sec also started.

Pride of Erin led for a mile and a half, when Bonniveen took command, and going on won by thirty yards from Pride of Erin. Time 6min 13sec. Dividend - £10 4s.

HANDICAP MAIDEN TROT (in harness) of 20 sovs; second horse 3 sovs. One mile.

Mr W Jardin's gr m Belle Mahone, aged, 2sec (Owner) 1.

Mr A G Holmes' gr g Dennis, aged, 10sec (Murray) 2.

Mr S Humphrey's ch g Dalium, aged, 12sec (Fox) 3.

Fiona 4sec, Miss Graham 6sec, Jay Gould 8sec, Mountain Lad 8sec, Dolly Varden 8sec, Orphan Boy 10sec, Topsy 12sec, Silver Grey 12sec and Dresdina 12sec also started.

Dennis made the running until the top turn was reached, when Belle Mahone went up, and, drawing out, won by ten lengths from Dennis. Time 3min 9sec. Dividend - £4 14s 6d.

Credit: Star 16 Feb 1893

RACING HISTORY CANTERBURY PARK TROTTING CLUB

1893 PLUMPTON PARK RACING & TROTTING CLUB AUTUMN MEETING

Handicappers - The Committee; Starter - Mr H J Derrett.

The Autumn Trotting Meeting of the Plumpton Park Racing and Trotting Club was held on Saturday. The sky was overcast and the atmosphere cold, and these influences combined had the effect of making the attendance below average. The racing, however, was interesting, but speculation was not brisk, and Messrs Hobbs and Goodwin, who worked the totalisator, only succeeded in passing the sum of £1281 through the machine during the afternoon. The following are the results:-

HANDICAP MAIDEN TROT (in saddle) of 25 sovs, second horse 2 1/2 sovs. One mile.

Mr J Barnard's br g Opossum, aged, 11sec (Owner) 1.

Mr W B Hammond's blk m Holly, aged, 9sec (O'Reilly) 2.

Mr G Fergusson's br m Bilbah, 6yrs, 11sec (Farrar) 3.

The Whale scr, Lina 5sec, Ada 7sec, Kathleen 7sec, Mascotte 9sec, Rena 11sec, Milly 11sec, Glengarry 11sec also started.

Opossum led all the way, and won without much to spare by three lengths from Holly. Time 3min 11sec. Dividend - £3 4s.

HANDICAP PONY TROT (in saddle) of 20sovs. One mile.

Mr C Kerr's gr m Meliora, aged, 20sec (Owner) 1.

Mr J Martin's b g Toby II, aged, 25sec (Murfitt) 2.

Mr J Barrett's br m Lily, aged, 20sec (W Kerr) 3.

Miss Irwell 10sec, Empire 10sec, Lady Maud 20sec, Tit 25sec, Nipper 29sec, Princess May 29sec, Merlinda 29sec also started.

Toby II led for half a mile, when Meliora passed him, and going on won by two lengths. Time 3min 10 1/2sec. Dividends - £3 12s.

HANDICAP STALLION TROT (in harness) of 40 sovs, second horse 3 sovs. Two miles.

Mr H Mace's br h Berlin Abdallah, 6yrs, 21sec (Stace) 1.

Messrs Sunderland and Jardin's b h Kentucky, aged, scr (H Piper) 2.

Mr T Free's br h Young Irvington, aged, 10sec (Whitehead) 3.

Berlin Abdallah led all the way, and won by thirty yards from Kentucky. Time 5min 40 1/2sec. Dividend - £1 12s.

HANDICAP PONY TROT (in harness) of 20 sovs. Two miles.

Mr T Free's ch g Uncle Tom, 4yrs, 20sec (Owner) 1.

Mr A Jardin's b m Dorothy, 5yrs, scr, (C Kerr) 2.

Mr J Martin's b g Toby II, aged, 37sec (Murfitt) 3.

Iona 27sec, Tit 37sec, Icicle 39sec and Woodlands 39sec also started.

Icicle led for a mile and a half, when Uncle Tom passed her, and drawing out, won by three lengths from Dorothy. Time 6min 26sec. Dividend - £3 6s.

PLUMPTON PARK HANDICAP TROT (in saddle) of 40 sovs; second horse 3 sovs. Two miles.

Mr H Lenhart's br m Locket, aged, 45sec (W Kerr) 1.

Mr J Wright's b g Le Corbeau, aged, 38sec (Owner) 2.

Stonewall Jackson scr, Nilreb 16sec, Fairchild 20sec, Tennessee 33sec, Bide-a-Wee 33sec, Mistake 35sec, Gipsy's Warning 35sec Sambo 36sec, Geordie II 40sec Lightning 40sec and Silver Grey 45sec also started.

Time 5min 52sec. Dividend - £1 15s.

MAIDEN HANDICAP TROT (in harness) of 25 sovs; second horse 2 1/2 sovs. One mile.

Mr J A Holmes' gr g Dennis, aged, 15sec (Murray) 1.

Mr W H Marsh's b g Ragamuffin, aged, 15sec (McGregor) 2.

Harlequin 9sec, Eclipse 9sec, St Elmo 10sec, Hollywood 10sec, Ballance 11sec, Eve 10sec, Vixen 15sec also started.

Time 3min 18 1/2sec. Dividend - £1 16s 6d.

SOCKBURN HANDICAP TROT (in harness) of 40 sovs; second horse 5 sovs. Two miles.

Mr P McGregor's br g Pegasus, aged, 48sec (C Kerr) 1.

Mr W Lenhart's br m Locket, aged, 38sec (W Kerr) 2.

Mr J Gaskin's gr m J M, aged, 20sec (M Edwards) 3.

Time 6min 13 1/2sec. Dividend - £9 5s 6d.

RECOVERY HANDICAP TROT (in saddle) of 25 sovs; second horse 2 1/2 sovs. One mile.

Mr J Wright's b g Le Corbeau, aged, 24sec (Owner) 1.

Mr W Lenhart's br m Locket, aged, 23sec (W Kerr) 2.

Time 2min 55 1/2sec. Dividend - £1 10s.

Credit: Star 6 & 8 May 1893

RACING HISTORY LANCASTER PARK TROTTING CLUB

1893 LANCASTER PARK TROTTING CLUB AUTUMN MEETING

Handicappers - The Committee; Starter - Mr H J Derrett.

The weather is fine for the Autumn Meeting of the Lancaster Park Trotting Club, and the attendance is large. The following are details of the racing:-

HANDICAP MAIDEN TROT (in saddle) of 20 sovs. One mile.

Mr H Meeson's blk g Empire, 4yrs, 12sec (B Edwards) 1.

Mr F Johnston's ch m Lina, 6yrs, 10sec (Owner) 2.

The Duke 5sec, August 5sec, Glengarry 8sec, Lady Linton 8sec, Peerswick 8sec, Moonlight 8sec, Luna 8sec, St Elmo 8sec, Moor Lad 8sec, Opossum 8sec, Acrobat 8sec, Elsie 10sec, Milly 10sec, Bilbah 10sec, Rena 12sec and Silver Grey 12sec also started.

Lina took command in the first quarter of a mile, and led until two hundred yards from home. Here, however, she broke, and Empire going on won by fifteen yards.
Time 3min 7sec. Dividend £4 14s.

HANDICAP PONY TROT (in saddle) of 20 sovs. One mile.

Mr G King's b g Apprentice, aged, 25sec (Owner) 1.

Mr C Kerr's gr m Meliora, aged, 21sec (Owner) 2.

Mr A Guy's blk m Miss Irwell, aged, 10sec (Owner) 3.

Bide-a-Wee II 14sec, Empire 16sec, Miss Sligo 18sec, Taradale 18sec, Uncle Tom 19sec, Lady Maud 19sec, Lily 19sec, Sefton 21sec, Tit 21 sec, Toby II 23sec, Nona 23sec, Lulu 23sec, Nipper, Princess May 28sec also started.

Apprentice made all the running and just lasted long enough to win by ten yards from Meliora. Time 3min 8 1/2 sec. Dividend - £40.

AUTUMN HANDICAP TROT (in saddle) of 75 sovs. Two miles.

Mr R Hill's br m Newlyn Maid, aged, 46sec (Owner) 1.

Mr J Marsden's ch g The Joker, aged, 46sec (J Hill) 2.

Mr J Adcock's blk m Hippias, aged, 41sec (C Kerr) 3.

Victor scr, Maid of Ulster 28sec, Bonniveen 30sec, Eos 32sec, Westleigh 34sec, Billy Buttons 39sec, Le Corbeu 41sec, Gentle Annie 46sec and Ballance 46sec also started.

Gentle Annie made the running for one round, when The Joker took command and went on in front until 200 yards from home. Here Newlyn Maid and Hippias joined the leader and a great finish resulted in Newlyn Maid winning by a head from The Joker, with Hippias a similar distance aay third. Time 5min 49 3/4sec Dividend - £65.

STALLION HANDICAP TROT (in harness) of 50 sovs. Two miles.

Mr H Mace's br h Berlin Abdallah Walk Over.

INITIATORY HANDICAP CLASS TROT (in harness) of 50 sovs; second hrse 5 sovs. Two miles.

Mr W Kerr's ns br g Ringwood, aged, 19sec (Owner) 1.

Mr T Roderigue's blk h Victor,aged, scr (Owner) 3.

Young Irvington 11sec, Nilreb 13sec, Shamrock 13sec, Lady Warbeck 27sec and Regina 27sec also started.

Ringwood got to the front in the second round, and going on won by ninety yards from Victor. Time 5min 25sec. Dividend - £1 19s 6d.

LANCASTER PARK HANDICAP TROT (in harness) of 50 sovs; second horse 5 sovs. Two miles.

Mr A G Holmes' b h General Tracy, aged, 17sec (C Harrold) 1.

Mr W Jardine's gr m Belle Mahone, aged, 21sec (Munroe) 2.

Time 5min 52sec. Dividend - £2 12s.

HANDICAP SELLING TROT (in saddle) of 20 sovs. One mile.

Mr J Hanna's b g Wangaloo, aged, 17sec (E Murfitt) 1.

Mr H Skiffington's fn m Commodore, aged, 20sec (Owner) 2.

Time 2min 59sec. Dividend - £7 3s. The winner was bought in at £16 10s.

FINAL HANDICAP TROT (in saddle) of 25 sovs; second horse 2 1/2 sovs. One mile.

Mr B Edwards' blk g Raven, aged, 10sec (Owner) 1.

Mr J Adcock's br m Hippias, aged, 12sec (C Kerr) 2.

Time 2min 51sec. Dividend - £2 8s.

Credit: Star 1 Apr 1893

RACING HISTORY LANCASTER PARK TROTTING CLUB

1893 LANCASTER PARK AMATEUR TROTTING CLUB: INAUGURAL MEETING

Handicapper, Mr H V Styche; Starter, Mr C O'Connor

A truly record attendance assembled at Lancaster Park for the opening meeting of the Amateur Trotting Club yesterday.

The executive has been handsomely rewarded for the venturesome programme submitted to competition. Over £100 was taken at the gates, and when it is stated £4155 was passed through the totalisator it will be seen that there will be ample revenue to provide for the handsome prizes that were won. Congratulations, therefore, have to be offered the Club on the success that has attended their inaugural gathering. The appointments, too, left no room for complaint, and the officials and stewards worked right heartily to achieve the success that awaited their efforts.

The sport itself cannot be described as high class, there being but few capable performers seen out. The three first events were easily secured by the expected winners, and the same remark applies to the Champion Handicap, in which the favourite, Blue Mountain, got home. He, however, cut a poor figure, breaking each time entering the straight, and showing but little pace during any portion of the two miles, which it took nearly even time to complete.

Geordie and Minnie were equal favourites for the Selling Handicap, the former having some luck, in that the scratch horse cast a shoe when surely overhauling him. Fiona and Miss Poole had an interesting set to in the Saddle Handicap, victory resting with the former. The success of Black Belle in the November Handicap was fully anticipated, but the mare failed in her endeavour to get through in the following and final event. This proved the race of the day, Ragamuffin and Felix finished so close together that until the numbers went up people were in doubt as to which had won.

Details are as follows:-

HANDICAP MAIDEN TROT (in saddle) of 30 sovs; second horse 5 sovs. One mile.

Mr J Parkerson's br g Spec, 6yrs, 7sec (Hamilton) 1.
Mr B Hill's gr m Icicle, aged, 9sec (Owner) 2.
Mr J Hammond's br m Elsie, 6yrs, 5sec (Owner) 3.

Starlight scr, Norwood 6sec, Minnie 7sec and Marshlands 12sec also started.

Spec took command in the first round, and going on won easily by forty-five yards from Icicle. Time 2min 51sec. Dividends - £10 18s.

STEWARD'S STAKES HANDICAP TROT (in harness) of 55 sovs; second horse 5 sovs. Two miles.

Mr W Rae's b g Three Cheers, 5yrs, 20sec (Owner) 1.
Mr R G Warne's b m Madge, aged, 34sec (Gosling) 2.
Mr C Cridge's blk m Medjidie, aged, 26sec (Warburton) 3.

Sonny 2sec, Tennessee 26sec, Tommy 32sec, Starlight 34sec also started.

Madge led for a mile and a half, when Three Cheers caught her, and holding his position to the finish, won by forty yards from Madge. Time 5min 46 1/2sec. Dividend - £6 1s.

HANDICAP PONY TROT (in saddle) of 25 sovs; second horse 5 sovs. Two miles.

Mr R Hill's gr m Icicle, aged, 20sec (Owner) 1.
Mr A Douglas' rn g Woodlands, aged, 26sec (Owner) 2.
Mr W J Bell's blk g Nipper, 4yrs, 26sec (Farrar) 3.

Sambo scr, Hilda scr, Meliora 11sec Merrybody 18sec, Goldspur 20sec, Sweet Pea 20sec, Ann 26sec, Search Light 26sec also started.

Nipper at once drew out and made the running for a mile. Here, however. Icicle caught him, and going on, won as she pleased by one hundred yards from Woodlands. Time 6min 1sec. Dividend £1 14s 6d.

CHAMPION HANDICAP TROT (in saddle) of 150 sovs; second horse 15 sovs and third 5 sovs. Two miles.

Mr W Kerr's b g Blue Mountain, 4yrs, 39sec (Owner) 1.
Mr C Howard's blk m Shamrock, aged, 6sec (Hammill) 2.
Mr W Moore's b m Ellen, aged, 12sec (Price) 3.

Count 18sec, Nellie 36sec, Doll 39sec, Kelpie 41sec also started.

Blue Mountain took command in the first round, and holding his position to the finish, won in the easiest manner possible by a hundred and twenty yards from Shamrock. Time 5min 55sec. Dividend - £1 5s.

HANDICAP SELLING TROT (in harness) of 30 sovs. Two miles.

Mr A Dale's b g Geordie, aged, 24sec (Owner) 1.

Colonial scr, Energy 12sec, Jubilee II 22sec, Minnie 37sec, Ben Allen 40sec also started.

Geordie took command in the first round. Colonial was catching him fast, but casting a shoe, had to be pulled up, and as the others likewise dropped out, Geordie finished alone. Time 6min 20sec. Dividend - £2 11s 6d.
The winner was bought in at £14.

HANDICAP TROT (in saddle) of 50 sovs; second horse 5 sovs. One mile.

Mr J Hill's b m Fiona, aged, 21sec (Owner) 1.
Mr M Friedlander's cr m Miss Poole, 5yrs, 21sec (C Kerr) 2.
Mr W Kerr's b g Blue Mountain, 4yrs, 14sec (Owner) 3.

Ellan 6sec, Miss Irwell 16sec, Nellie 18sec, Maid of Cotherstone 19sec, Masher 21sec and Lightning 24sec also started. Time 2min 51sec.

Miss Poole drew away from Fiona rounding the first bend, but broke again going a few yards and passing the stand the first time Fiona was several lengths to the good. Stiking close together the pony mares kept well in advance of the others, but Fiona always had a little the best of it, and won by three lengths. Time, 2min 51sec. Dividend - £3 9s 6d.

NOVEMBER HANDICAP TROT (in harness) of 110 sovs; second horse 10 sovs and third horse 5 sovs. Two miles.

Mr H Fear's blk m Black Belle by Blackwood Abdallah-Fanny Belle, 5yrs, 33sec (W Kerr) 1.
Mr J Munro's br g Felix, aged, 20sec (Owner) 2.
Mr W Jardin's b m Dorothy, aged, 30sec (Farrar) 3.

Marion 24sec, Shrewsbury 30sec, Mallow (late Bay Tom) 38sec and Diplomacy 40sec also started.

Mallow led for the first round, when Black Belle went to the front, and, going right away from the others, was 150 yardsin front of Felix, when she passed the post. Time 5min 42sec. Dividend - £1 16s.
A protest was entered against the winner on the ground that she started before her time, and had likewise a flying start. After hearing the starter the protest was dismissed.

FINAL HANDICAP TROT (in harness) of 50 sovs; second horse 5 sovs. One mile.

Mr J McGregor's b g Ragamuffin, aged, 17sec (Owner) 1.
Mr J Munro's br g Felix, aged, 3sec (Owner) 2.
Mr H Fear's blk m Black Belle, 5yrs, 5sec(5sec pen) (W Kerr) 3.

Mallow(late Bay Tom) 12sec, Madge 12sec, Bep 15sec, Dorothea 16sec, Will-o'-the-Wisp 16sec, Jenny Lind 17sec, Boulanger 17sec and Woodlands 17sec also started.

Ragamuffin was in front when a round had been completed; Black Belle, who was coming fast, having run into fourth place. The latter was blocked at the back of the track in the second lap and Felix passed on in pursuit of the leader. Steadily gaining, he was within three lengths entering the straight, and an exciting race to the post resulted in the pair passing the post locked together, the verdict being a head in favour of Ragamuffin. Time 3min 8sec. Dividend - £31 8s 6d.



Credit: The Press 11 Nov 1893

RACING HISTORY LANCASTER PARK TROTTING CLUB

1893 LANCASTER PARK TROTTING CLUB SUMMER MEETING

Handicappers - The Committee, Starter - Mr H J Derrett.

The Summer Meeting of the Lancaster Park Trotting Club was held on Saturday. The afternoon was extremely hot, and a heavy north-wester blew clouds of dust across the course, making matters rather uncomfortable. Otherwise, the gathering was most enjoyable. The attendance, considering everything, was large, the racing good, and speculation fairly brisk, Messrs Hobbs and Goodwin, who worked the machine, passing the sum of £2202 through the machines during the afternoon. The following are details of the racing:-

HANDICAP MAIDEN TROT (in saddle) of 20 sovs. One mile.

Mr J Roderigue's br g Masher, 5yrs, 8sec (Owner) 1.

Mr W Jackman's gr m Fair Nell, aged, scr, (Harris) 2.

Ben Allen 5sec, S P D 7sec, Kit 8sec, Roland Jess 8sec, Fiona 8sec, Raincliffe 8sec, Rena 8sec, Orphan Boy 8sec, Lulu 10sec, Dalium 10sec, Chance 10sec, Marshland 10sec also started.

Masher took the lead when half a mile had been covered, and going on won by twenty yards from Fair Nell. Time 3min 13sec. Dividend - £5 4s 6d.

HANDICAP PONY TROT (in saddle) of 20 sovs; second horse 2 1/2 sovs. One mile.

Mr J G E Winsloe's b m Hilda, 4yrs, 21sec (W Kerr) 1.

Mr J Hill's b g Bobby Burns, aged, scr 2.

Mr J Butler's br g Humbug, aged, 10sec (Owner) 3.

Madeline 19sec, Ta-ra-ra-boom-de-ay 19sec, Lady Maud 19sec, Tit 20sec, Newland Maid 21sec, Meliora 21sec, Lulu 21sec, Senator Bill 23sec, Emperor 23sec, Apprentice and Princess May 23sec also started.

Hilda caught the leaders in the first hundred yards, and keeping her position to the finish, won by thirty yards from Bobby Burns. Time 3min 8sec. Dividend - £2 12s 6d.

LANCASTER PARK HANDICAP TROT (in saddle) of 100 sovs; second horse 10 sovs. Two miles.

Mr C Kerr's ch m Jane Douglas, 6yrs, 52sec (Owner) 1.

Mr T Liken's blk m Ravenswing, 6yrs, 50sec (Robertson) 2.

Bridal Rose 42sec, Rata 44sec, Stockholm 46sec, May Queen 50sec, Ballance 52sec and Maid of Lusky 58sec also started.

Jane Douglas twice broke badly during the first half mile, and Ravenswing carried on the running until the fifth round was reached. Here, however, Jane Douglas caught her, and, going on, won by thirty yards. Time 5min 37sec. Dividend - £1 13s.

HANDICAP SELLING TROT (in saddle) of 25 sovs. One mile.

Mr E Baldwin's b g Charlie, aged, 15sec (Hammill) 1.

Mr J McGregor's br g Pegusus, aged, 11sec (C Kerr) 2.

Fair Nell 3sec, Black Oats 8sec, Dick Pape 15sec, Sussex 15sec, Lina 15sec, Shuffler 17sec and Cocoa 17sec also started.

Charlie got to the front in the first fifty yards, and, holding his position to the finish, won by thirty yards. Time 3min 1 1/2sec. Dividend - £1 16s. The winner was bought in at £14 10s.

THE WILKIN STAKES HANDICAP TROT (in harness) of 50 sovs; second horse 5 sovs. Two miles.

Mr P Howard's br m Shamrock, aged, 29sec (Munroe) 1.

Mr A G Holmes' b m Lady Jane, aged, 29sec (Harrold) 2.

Mr J Murray's b m Tennessee, aged, 42sec (Vallance) 3.

Bedale 9sec, Commotion 50sec, Shrewsbury 52sec also started.

Commotion made the running for a mile, when Shamrock and Lady Jane passed him, and Shamrock, lasting longest, won by thirty yards. Time 5min 53 1/4sec. Dividend - £11.

PRESIDENT'S HANDICAP TROT (in saddle) of 40 sovs; second horse 5 sovs. Two miles.

Mr T Liken's blk m Ravenswing, 6yrs, 50sec (Robertson) 1.

Mr C Kerr's ch m Jane Douglas, 6yrs, 42sec (Owner) 2.

May Queen 50sec, Ballance 52sec and Chuznee 57sec also started.

Ravenswing took the lead at the end of half a mile, and, drawing out, won by thirty yards from Jane Douglas. Time 5min 32sec. Dividend - £2 19s 6d.

SUMMER HANDICAP TROT (in harness) of 40 sovs; second horse 5 sovs. Two miles.

Mr J Goodger's ns b m Maid of Lusky, aged, 20sec (Owner) 1.

Mr W Jardin's b m Dorothy, aged, 12sec (Owner) 2.

Sandgate scr, Mistake 8sec, Vulcan 16sec, Sambo 18sec Dennis 20sec and Marshland 25sec also started.

Maid of Lusky got to the front in the first quarter of a mile, and going on won by a hundred and fifty yards from Dorothy. Time - 6min 7sec. Dividend - £7 6s 6d.

FINAL HANDICAP TROT (in saddle) of 25 sovs; second horse 3 sovs. One mile.

Mr C Kerr's ch m Jane Douglas, 6yrs, 17sec (Owner) 1.

Mr T Free's br h Young Irvington, aged, 10sec (A Free) 2.

Commotion 24sec, Hippias 24sec, Bide-a-wee II 24sec, Lightning 26sec, Fiona 26sec and Lady Maud 28sec also started.

Jane Douglas got to the front half a mile from home, and holding her position to he finish won easily by forty yards from Young Irvington. Time 2min 47sec. Dividend - £1 10s.

Credit: Star 23 Jan 1893

CLUB HISTORY LANCASTER PARK TROTTING CLUB

Matters came to a head in July 1893 when a strong new Club was formed and an application made to the Lancaster Park Ground Company for the use of the Park for four days per year at a rental of £40 per day. The Committee of the old Lancaster Park Trotting Club was very upset at being ousted and obtained a lease of Sydenham Park. To add to the confusion both Clubs applied to race on Friday, 10th November 1893. After much lobbying, approaches to the Colonial Secretary and the presentation of a petition to him the new Club was granted a Totalisator Permit by the Government just prior to the inaugural meeting on Friday, 10th November, 1893. The Club adopted the title of “Lancaster Park Amateur Trotting Club”. A newspaper report dated 28th December, 1893 stated that the old Lancaster Park Trotting Club had ceased to race. This was the beginning of the end of the proprietary Clubs. In August 1894 there was a protest meeting held to block the old Club racing four days a year at Sydenham Park. This protest was upheld and the old Club then approached the Lancaster Park Sports Committee and, it appeared, without success as the Lancaster Park Amateur Trotting Club was credited with racing at the Park.


Credit: NZMTC: Historical Notes compiled by D C Parker

 


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