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INTERNATIONAL HISTORY

The Boer War ends.

The first narrative film, A Trip To The Moon, is made.

LOCAL HISTORY

July 4 - The New Zealand Boxing Association was formed to promote and foster amateur boxing in this country. Having drawn up the rules for fighting, the Association staged the inaugural New Zealand championships at Christchurch later in 1902.

Oct 28 - While bound for Hong Kong with the remains of 499 Chinese who had died in New Zealand, the Ventnor struck a rock off Cape Egmont. As there were no suitable dock facilities at Wellington, the master decided to proceed to Auckland via North Cape for repairs. By 9 o’clock on the Tuesday night, when the ship was about 10 miles off Omapere, Hokianga Harbour, she became unmanageable and it was apparent that she would soon founder. Although all life boats were launched, at least 13 lives were lost when the captain’s boat was sucked under the ship.

Plague hospital (which became Burwood Hospital) built at Bottle Lake.



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RACING HISTORY THE BEGINNINGS

1902 NZMTC SPRING MEETING FIRST DAY

Handicapper, Mr H Brinkman. Starter, Mr H Reynolds.

The New Zealand Metropolitan Trotting Club's Grand National Meeting was opened today. The weather was cold, but there was a large attendance. The track was rather heavy. The sum of £4601 was passed through the totalisator, which was £579 10s less than was handled on the corresponding day last year. The following are details of the racing:-

MAIDEN HANDICAP TROT (in saddle) of 60 sovs; second horse 6 sovs and third 3 sovs from the stake. Two miles.

Mr J Pettie's gr m Lillian D, by Vancleve, aged, scr (A McCann) 1.

Mr J Hiron's ch g Imperious Jun, 6yrs, 15sec (J C Wilson) 2.

Mr A Howard's br g Glenroy, 4yrs, 5sec (Owner) 3.

Reg 7sec, Royal Money 10sec, Teresa 12sec, Piccaninni 13sec and Rowena 15sec also started.

Imperious Jun. and Teresa were the leaders for the first mile, when the latter dropped back and Glenroy and Lillian D closed up. Half a mile from home Lillian D took command, and thence was not troubled, winning comfortably by three lengths from Imperious Jun., who was half a dozen lengths in advance of Glenroy, no others finishing. Time 5min 34sec. Dividends - On Lillian D £5 8s, on Imperious Jun. £2.

PONY HANDICAP TROT (in harness) of 40 sovs; second 4 sovs and third 2 sovs from the stake. Two miles.

Mr J S August's br or b m Polly II, by Viking, aged, 22sec (W C Price) 1.

Mr J Cooper's b h Huon King, 3yrs, 17sec (J Milne) 2.

Miss M White's b g Ping Pong, 3yrs, 30sec (J E Hutton) 3.

Ken-I-No 20sec, Empire 22sec, Golden Bee 28sec, Commodore II 28sec, Little Eva 30sec and Wee Monte 30sec also started.

Ping Pong led till beginning the final circuit, when Polly II. went to the front, and, going on, won by forty yards from Huon King who passed Ping Pong in the last quarter-mile. Ken-I-No was fourth and Little Eva fifth, close up. Time 6min 2 3/5sec. Dividends - On Polly II £8, on Huon King £12.

HIGH-CLASS HANDICAP TROT (in harness) of 115 sovs; second horse 11 sovs and third 5 sovs from the stake. One mile and a half.

Mr E Thomas's b h Boldrewood, by General Tracy, 5yrs, 10sec, (R McMillan) 1.

General Lincoln 2.

Mr M Edwards's b g Little Archie, 5yrs, 7sec (M Edwards) 3.

Monte Carlo scr, Albert 4sec, St Simon 8sec and Fredrick 13sec also started.

Boldrewood assumed command in the first half-mile, but General Lincoln stuck to him to the finish, and he won by two lengths. Little Archie was third, sixty yards away. Albert was pulled up at half the distance after beginning well, and Fredrick finished last. Time 3min 50sec. Dividends - On Boldrewood £4 12s, on General Lincoln £1 12s.

LADIES' BRACELET HANDICAP TROT (in saddle) value 25 sovs, with 35 sovs added; second horse 3 sovs and third 2 sovs from the stake. Two miles.

Mrs J W Moreland's br g Avenal, by Camelford, 6yrs, 30sec (Mr Moreland) 1.

Mrs G Gray's br m Nellie D, 5yrs, 19sec (Mr Gray) 2.

Mrs J Hanna's gr m Silvery, 4yrs, 29sec (Mr Hanna) 3.

Union Jack scr, Lena Bell 8sec, Strathconan 9sec, Zenska 10sec, Kalmea 10sec, Auchmethie 10sec, The Frog 12sec, Al F 14sec, Glenroy 22sec, Asheat 22sec, Myth 27sec, Silvercall 27sec, Vesta 27sec Draughtsman 27sec, Wearie Willie 27sec, Peter D 27sec, St Louise 29sec, Bonnie Bell 30sec (coupled with Avenal), Rowena 32sec, Gingernut 32sec and Result also started.

St Louise quickly went to the front, with Silvery and Silvercall in close attendance. Ending the first mile St Louise lost her position, and Silvery and Silvercall went on well clear of the others. In the last half-mile Avenal came very fast, and, overtaking the leaders a quarter-mile from home, went on and won easily from Nellie D, who took second place entering the home stretch, Silvery finishing third, and the rest of the field in very straggling order. Time 5min 53sec. Dividends - On Avenal £10 16s, on Nellie D £5 10s.

AUGUST HANDICAP TROT (in saddle) of 85 sovs; second horse 8 sovs and third 4 sovs from the stake. Two miles.

Mr R Rutherford's br m Cling, by Vancleve-Ivy, aged, 3sec (G Grant) 1.

Mr L Robertson's ch h Bellman, aged, 4sec (C Kerr) 2.

Mr J A Buckland's b g The Heir, 5yrs, 3sec (C Piper) 3.

Gleniti scr, Michael Malone 5sec, Dexter 8sec, The Orphan 14sec, Comrade 18sec, Miss Warbeck 18sec and Millionaire 17sec (disqualified) also started.

Millionaire and Comrade were in front for half a mile when the former drew away, and as the circuit was completed Cling took third place. Millionaire increased her advantage in the second round, at the conclusion of which Bellman, who had gained fourth position, broke badly. Both Millionaire and Cling broke in the final round, but the former held her advantage till close to the post, when she broke very badly, passing the box, before regaining her gait, with Cling at her neck and Bellman who trotted the last half-mile brilliantly, three lengths away, The Heir fourth and Michael Malone fifth. Millionaire was disqualified for galloping, and the race awarded to Cling, The Heir being placed third. Cling's time 5min 2 2/5sec. Dividends - On Cling £2 2s, on Bellman 12s.

ADVANCE HANDICAP TROT (in harness) of 55 sovs; second horse 5 sovs and third 2 sovs from the stake. Two miles.

Mr J S August's b h Black Child, by Rothschild, 6yrs, scr (W C Price) 1.

Mr C W Hammond's b m Sunbeam, 4yrs, 12sec (Owner) 2.

Mrs W S Whittaker's b m Zinska, 5yrs, 2sec (C Piper) 3.

Phoenix 2sec, Little Albert 8sec, Dollar 12sec, Impulse II 14sec, Agapanthus 14sec and Wildberry 15sec also started.

Agapanthus immediately established a lead of twenty lengths, with which he ended the first mile, Black Child then headed the rest of the field. The leader then tired, and with a curcuit to go was passed by Black Child, who went on and won easily, Sunbeam and Zinska also passing Agapanthus. Time 5min 24sec. Dividends - On Black Child £7 8s, on Sunbeam £1 16s.

ELECTRIC HANDICAP TROT (in saddle) of 65 sovs; second horse 6 sovs and third 3 sovs from the stake. One mile.

Mr J S Heighway's b g Robex, by Rothschild, aged 3sec (W Orange) 1.

Mr R Jamieson's b h Young Burlington, aged, 2sec (H Craig) 2.

Mr R Dick's b g Honest Jack, aged, 6sec (Owner) 3.

Vanquish 4sec also started.

Honest Jack went off at a great pace, but collapsed after going half a mile, Robex then taking command and eventually winning easily from Young Burlington. Time 2min 34sec. Dividend - £3 6s.

DASH HANDICAP TROT (in harness) of 70 sovs; second horse 7 sovs and third 3 sovs from the stake. One mile.

Mr R McDonnell's b g Hamlin, by Prince Imperial-Minnie, 4yrs, 8sec (D J Price) 1.

Mr M Edwards's ch c Sir Hector, 3yrs, 11sec (M Edwards) 2.

Mr W Adams's b h Cronje, 5yrs, 11sec (W Orange) 3.

Velox 4sec, Kingston 6sec, Sweet Marie 6sec, Sacramento 7sec and Wild Agnes 11sec also started.

Hamlin was soon on terms with Sir Hector, and leaving him at the half-mile went on and won with a little to spare by a clear length, half a dozen lengths serarating second and third. Time 2min 34 2/5sec. Dividends - On Hamlin £2 18s, on Sir Hector 14s.

Credit: Star 9 Aug 1902

RACING HISTORY THE BEGINNINGS

1902 NZMTC SPRING MEETING SECOND DAY

Handicapper, Mr H Brinkman. Starter, Mr H Reynolds.

There was a large attendance to witness the racing on the second day of the New Zealand Metropolitan Trotting Club's meeting to-day. The course was in fair order. The following are details of the racing up to the time of going to press:-

TRIAL HANDICAP (in harness) of 60 sovs; second horse 6 sovs and third horse 3 sovs from the stake. Two miles.

Mr G A Scott's b g Bill(late Velocity), 6yrs, 23sec (J Emmerson) 1.

Mr J McKewen's b h Baron Rothschild, 3yrs, 20sec (Owner) 2.

Mr G McClatchie's br g Wild Berry, 4yrs, 30sec (A E Albaugh)3.

Agapanthus 24sec, Imperious Jun 28sec Ngaio 31sec Cashier 33sec and Rowena 35sec also started.

Rowena was in front at the half-distance, her nearest attendants being Bill, Wild Berry and Baron Rothschild. A lap from home the last-named was close behind the leader, but the latter held his position and won by two lengths. Wild Berry a hundred yards away. Time 5min 26sec. Dividends - On Bill £3 14s, on Baron Rothschild 8s. A protest, on the ground that the winner's papers were not in order, was dismissed.

PONY HANDICAP (in saddle) of 40 sovs; second horse 4 sovs and thirds horse 2 sovs from the stake. Two miles.

Mr J S August's br m Polly II, by Viking, aged, 8sec (Owner) 1.

Mr E H Barnes's br g Little Harold, aged, 13sec (Owner) 2.

Mr E Wheeler's rn m Little Eva, 4yrs, 26sec (Owner) 3.

Vanity Fair scr, Little Maggie 17sec, Little Wonder 20sec, Polly H 28sec, Commodore II 30sec and Wee Monte 30sec also started.

Little Harold assumed command just before entering upon the last lap, but shortly afterwards retired in favour of Polly II, who went on and won by eight lengths, Little Eva a hundred and fifty yards away. Time 5min 34sec. Dividends - On Polly II £3, on Little Harold £1 4s.

METROPOLITAN HANDICAP (in harness) of 150 sovs; second horse 15 sovs and third horse 7 sovs from the stake. Two miles.

Mr J A Buckland's b g St Simon, by St Louis, 5yrs, 14sec (C Piper) 1.

Mr D J Price's b h Ribbonwood, 4yrs, 2sec (D J Price) 2.

Mr G McClatchie's b g What, aged, scr (E A Albaugh) 3.

Monte Carlo 3sec, Boldrewood 10sec, Little Archie 3sec and All Day 14sec also started.

St Simon and All Day began well, the former taking charge passing the stand, All Day, Little Archie and Boldrewood coming next, whilst Ribbonwood and What, both of whom had passed Monte Carlo, were racing next. St Simon drew further away going round the first lap, the other positions being unaltered at the half-distance, except that Ribbonwood and What, who were trotting at great speed, had drawn nearer the leaders. St Simon was well out from All Day and Boldrewood a lap from home, with Ribbonwood and What quickly closing on the second division. Ribbonwood was blocked in the race turning into the back stretch, and What falling away. Running for the straight St Simon was out by himself, and a great finish for second place between Boldrewood, What and Ribbonwood resulted in the last-named just defeating What, whilst Boldrewood was only a neck away fourth. Time 4min 57sec. Dividends - On St Simon £9 14s, on Ribbonwood £1.

HALSWELL HANDICAP (in harness) of 60 sovs; second horse 6 sovs and third horse 3 sovs from the stake. Two miles.

Mr W T Whitaker's b m Zinska, by St Louis, 4yrs, 11sec (Owner) 1.

Mr J S August's b h Black Child scr (W C Price) 2.

Mr J McKewen's b h Baron Rothschild, 16sec (Owner) 3.

Lillian D 9sec, Fleetwood 11sec, Phoenix 13sec and Glenroy 20sec also started.

Glenroy took command at the start, but was quickly passed by Baron Rothschild, who held the lead until well into the last lap. Black Child had run into second place in the last half-mile, and rounding the turn for home passed the leader. In the straight, however, both Black Child and Baron Rothschild broke, allowing Zinska, who finished fast, to get up and win by three lengths, a length separating Black Child and Baron Rothschild. Time 5min 18sec. Dividends - On Zinska £7, on Black Child £1. A protest entered against the winner on the ground of inconsistent running was dismissed, and the protest deposit impounded.

SPRING HANDICAP (in saddle) of 85 sovs; second horse 8 sovs and third horse 4 sovs from the stake. Two miles.

Mr R Rutherford's b g Rexie, by St Louis-Lady, aged 20sec (G Grant) 1.

Mr J Pettie's ch m Lady Retford, aged, 20sec (D J Price) 2.

Mr W A Scott's ch g Comrade, aged, 11sec (Owner) 3.

Verax 3sec, Plan 5sec, Vancliffe 15sec, Strathconan 16sec, The Frog 19sec, Nil Desperandum 20sec and Vanity Fair 20sec also started.

Lady Retford at once took command, and with half a mile completed she was some distance in front of Rexie, the remainder of the field being strung out. Rexie ranged alongside Lady Retford beginning the last lap, and an interesting struggle between the pair resulted in Rexie winning by six lengths from Lady Retford, who broke when coming into the straight. Comrade was twenty lengths away, third. Time 5min 11sec. Dividends - On Rexie £1 14s, on Lady Retford 18s.

Credit: Star 13 Aug 1902

RACING HISTORY THE BEGINNINGS

NZMTC SPRING MEETING THIRD DAY

The third day's racing of the Metropolitan Trotting Club's Spring Meeting was held to-day in fine weather, and there was a large attendance. The following are the results up to the time of going to press:-

INNOVATION HANDICAP (in saddle) of 60 sovs; second horse 6 sovs and third horse 3 sovs from the stake. Two miles.

Mr J Hastie's b m Royal Money, by Rothschild-Beatrice, 3yrs, 28sec (B Edwards) 1.

Mr J MIlne's blk m Vida, 6yrs, 27sec (F Angus) 2.

Mr G Gray's br m Nellie D, 5yrs, 18sec (Owner) 3.

Avenal 22sec, Reg 25sec, Little Harold 25sec, Imperious Jun 27sec, Teresa 27sec, Starboro 27sec, Silvery 27sec and Bob M 30sec also started.

Passing the stand for the first time Bob M. was leading Royal Money, Little Harold having run into third place. Royal Money soon headed Bob M. and Little Harold, repeatedly breaking, lost his place. At the end of a mile Royal Money was leading Vida by a dozen lengths, Little Harold and Nellie D. the same distance away from Vida. There was little change in the positions thereafter, Royal Money easily maintaining her advantage, and winning by twenty yards from Vida, with Nellie D. a similar distance away, third. Starboro fourth and Imperious Jun, fifth. Time 5min 33sec. Dividends - On Royal Money £3 12s, on Vida £2 14s.

LADIES' BRACELET HANDICAP TROT (in harness) of 25 sovs, with 40 sovs added; second horse 3 sovs and third horse 2 sovs from the stake.

Mrs M McKendry's ch g Young Beldon, bu Judge Beldon, aged, 35sec (M McKendry) 1.

Mrs A Howard's b h Foxhall, 6yrs, 38sec (A Howard) 2.

Mrs Heinzmann's b g Little Jim, aged, 30sec (J Heinzmann) 3.

Collector scr, Kalmea 20sec, Gipsy 28sec, Birchwood 33sec, Laughter 33sec, Strayshot 34sec, Woodbine Maid 34sec, Rowena 36sec, Weary Willie 36sec and Logan 38sec also started.

Foxhall immediately drew out and led Strayshot, Young Beldon and Rowena past the stand. At a mile Young Beldon displaced Foxhall, and Rowena ran into third place. The leader, trotting strongly, had the verdict in safe keeping for the rest of the journey, winning very easily by thirty yards fron Foxhall, who beat Little Jim by twenty yards for second place. Collector, who trotted the last mile very fast, finished fourth. Rowena was fifth and Gipsy next. Time 5min 32 2/5sec. Dividends - On Young Beldon, £6 16s, on Foxhall £1 10s.

PROGRESSIVE HANDICAP TROT (in harness) of 70 sovs; second horse 7 sovs and third horse 3 sovs from the stake. Two miles.

Mr D Barnes's br g Nil Desperandum, by Wildwood-Zealandia, 5yrs, 20sec (Owner) 1.

Mrs F E Craig's b m Wild Rose, 4yrs, 19sec (Frost) 2.

Mr G McClatchie's B G Velox, 5yrs, (Albaugh) 3.

Black Child scr, Verax 1sec, Hamiln 1sec, Mambrino King 13sec, Carl 15sec and Baron Rothschild 17sec also started.

Wild Rose showed the way to Nil Desperandum and Baron Rothschild past the stand, and at the mile was two lengths in front of Baron Rothschild, Nil Desperandum breaking and falling back. Passing the stand the last time Wild Rose had increased her advantage to ten lengths, and Baron Rothschild tiring, Nil Desperandum went in pursuit of the leader whom he gradually overhauled. Entering the straight the pair were almost on terms, and after a capital struggle Nil Desperandum just got up and won by a head on the post, Velox thirty yards away third, Black Child fourth and Carl fifth. Time 5min 15sec. Dividends - On Nil Deperandum £20 4s, on Wild Rose £2 12s.

NEW ZEALAND HANDICAP (in harness) of 150 sovs; second horse 15 sovs and third horse 7 sovs from the stake. Two miles.

Mr E Thomas's b h Boldrewood, by General Tracy, 5yrs, 10sec (M Allen) 1.

Mr J A Buckland's The Heir, 11sec, (C Piper) 2.

Mr T Yarr's Monte Carlo, 5sec (M Edwards) 3.

What scr, Ribbonwood 1sec, General Lincoln 12sec, Trafalgar 12sec, Albert 14sec, The Needle 14sec and All Day 15sec also started.

Passing the stand All Day was three lengths in advance of The Needle. Albert coming next. Going down the back stretch The Needle overhauled All Day, the pair being four lengths in front of Albert. At the stand The Needle had drawn clear of All Day who was closely followed by Albert and Boldrewood. Shortly afterwards The Heir ran into third place. Ribbonwood was well away from What and at the half-distance he was within six lengths of Monte Carlo. With one lap to cover The Heir was ahead of The Needle, while Boldrewood was followed closely by Monte Carlo. In the back stretch the two latter drew on The Heir, and a great struggle to the post saw Boldrewood just get up and win by half a head from The Heir, with Monte Carlo a neck away third. Then came Ribbonwood four lengths back, followed by What and The Needle. Time 4min 49sec. Dividends - On Boldrewood £18 6s, on The Heir £1 14s.

SYDENHAM HANDICAP TROT (in saddle) of 85 sovs; second horse 8 sovs and third horse 4 sovs from the stake. Two miles.

Mr M Price's ch g Michael Malone, by Chieftain, aged, 7sec (Owner) 1.

Mr R Rutherfors's br m Cling, aged, scr (G Grant) 2.

Mr J McKewan's b g Plan, aged 13sec (Orange) 3.

Gleniti 3sec, Bellman 4sec, Dexter 11sec, Vanquish 13sec, Comrade 15sec, Millionaire 16sec, Veto 17sec and Miss Warbeck also started.

Miss Warbeck was in front passing the stand from Vanquish and Millionaire, but with a lap gone Vanquish had taken command and was three lengths clear of Millionaire, after whom came Michael Malone and Plan. Running round the back Michael Malone took charge from Vanquish and Millionaire, and entering the last lap was fifteen lengths clear of Vanquish. Cling, who had trotted into fifth place, closed up round the back on Plan, Vanquish breaking and losing his place. Michael Malone entered the straight by himself, and won easing up by forty yards, Cling beating Plan for second place by a head, Vanquish fourth, Comrade fifth. Time 4min 53sec. Dividends - On Michael Malone £6 8s, on Cling £2 8s.

INTERMEDIATE HANDICAP TROT (in harness) of 65 sovs; second horse 6 sovs and third horse 3 sovs from the stake. Two miles.

Mr C Sheppard's b g Fleetwood, by Wildwood-Trissie, 5yrs, 20sec (C Kerr) 1.

Mrs F E Craig's b m Wild Rose, aged, 19sec (Frost) 2.

Mr J S August's b h Black Child, 5yrs, scr (M C Price) 3.

Zinska 6sec, Cincinatti 12sec Coney 20sec, Auchmithy 20sec and Edna 20sec also started.

Passing the stand Coney was just leading Edna, with Wild Rose and Fleetwood close up, and with a lap gone the positions were practically unaltered. Entering the last lap Fleetwood was on terms with Coney, and running out of the straight took command, Coney breaking and losing his place. Fleetwood was never afterwards troubled, winning easily by twenty-five yards from Wild Rose. Black Child, who finished fast, being third, three lengths away, and Edna fourth. Time 5min 12sec. Dividends - On Fleetwood £5 2s, on Wild Rose £1 6s.

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Evening Post 16 Aug 1902

Results continued:-

SWIFT HANDICAP, of 80 sovs; One mile - General Lincoln, 9sec 1; Young Burlington, 9sec, 2; St Simon, 6sec, 3. The Needle, scr also started. Won easily. Time 2min 24sec. Dividends £8 and £2 6s.

FINAL HANDICAP, of 70 sovs; One mile - Dead-heat for first Honest Jack, 9sec and Lady Retford, 11sec, Harold C, 4sec 3. Onward scr also started. Time 2min 29sec. Dividends - Honest Jack, £3 6s; Lady Retford, £7 2s.

Credit: Star 15 Aug 1902

RACING HISTORY THE BEGINNINGS

CARNIVAL WEEK LADIES' BRACELETS

The two ladies' bracelets, to be competed for at the New Zealand Metropolitan Trotting Club's meeting, to be held in Carnival Week, are now on view in Messrs G Coates and Co's window, 218 Colombo Street. That for the saddle event (Nov 11) is a bright gold coronet setting, holding eleven fine large sapphires and twenty smaller diamonds. The harness bangle (Nov 14) is composed of seven large rubies of good colour, and fourteen diamonds closely grain set in dull gold setting, each side of which is heavily engraved



Credit: Director writing in Star 6 Nov 1902

RACING HISTORY THE BEGINNINGS

NZMTC SPRING MEETING FIRST DAY

Handicapper, Mr H Brinkman; starter, Mr H Reynolds.

The New Zealand Metropolitan Trotting Club's Spring Meeting was commenced today. The weather was dull and threatening, and there was a large attendance. The track was in first-class order, favourable to fast times, and the grounds were looking at their best. The following are the details of the racing up to the time of going to press:-

INTERMEDIATE HANDICAP (in harness) of 60 sovs; second horse 6 sovs and third horse 3 sovs from the stake. Two miles.

Mr J McConachie's gr g Atherton, by General Tracy, aged, 19sec (Owner) 1.

Mr F H Riddler's b g Logan, 4yrs, 12sec (W Lennard) 2.

Mr C E Fisher's b m Al F, 5yrs, 13sec (Owner) 3.

Bill scr, Rushlight 6sec, Van Wilkes 7sec, Little Albert 12sec, Silverwood 14sec, Impulse II 16sec, Whirlwind II 17sec and St Lawrence 19sec also started.

With a lap covered Atherton had run into first place, with St Lawrence, Al F and Logan as his nearest attendants. At the end of a mile the leader had increased his advantage, and thereafter had the race in hand, winning very easily from Logan by fifty yards, Al F seventy yards away third. Little Albert was fourth, and Silverwood fifth. Time 5min 12sec. Dividends - Atherton, £3 16s; Logan, 16s.

LADIES' BRACELET HANDICAP (in saddle) 0f 55 sovs; second horse 3 sovs and third horse 2 sovs from the stake. Two miles.

Mrs Newton's br g Weary Willy, by Kentucky Boy, 5yrs, 35sec (Mr H Newton) 1.

Miss E Fergusson's b m Katie III, aged, 40sec (Mr G Fergusson) 2.

Miss Hamilton's b g Spec, aged, 15sec (Mr W Hamilton) 3.

Nonsense scr, Lignite 12sec, Flash 28sec, Paddyfeldt 28sec, Diagram 32sec, Baroness 34sec, Silvertail II 34sec, Specify 35sec and Teresa 37sec, Vesta 40sec (coupled with Katie III), Premier Dick 40sec and General Star 40sec, Molly Reilly 40sec, Roulette 40sec and Bob M 40sec, Miss Brook 40sec and Imperieuse 40sec also started.

Molly Reilly, Weary Willie and Katie III led in turn, but in the last round Weary Willie got to the front for a second time, and lasted long enough to beat Katie III with Spec a dozen lengths away, and just in front of Molly Reilly and Silvertail II. Time 5min 33 2/5sec. Dividends - Weary Willie, £4 2s; Katie III, £8 4s.

METROPOLITAN HANDICAP (in harness) of 140 sovs; second horse 14 sovs, and third horse 7 sovs from the stake. Two miles.

Mr G McClatchie's b g Velox, by Vancleve, 5yrs, 14sec ( M Albaugh) 1.

Mr A Dale's b g Lopp, 5yrs, 15sec (J Farrar) 2.

Mr J A Buckland's br g St Simon, 5yrs, 10sec (C Piper) 3.

Monte Carlo scr, Wild Bill 10sec, Albert 14sec and All Day 15sec also started.

Velox was in the lead before half a mile had been covered, with Lopp and Albert as his nearest attendants. At the end of a mile St Simon had closed up on the leaders,and he ran into third place a round from home. Lopp and Velox kept well together most of the way, the latter winning by a length, with St Simon twenty lengths away. Time 4min 55 3/5sec. Dividends - Velox £2 2s, Lopp £1 6s.

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SPREYDON HANDICAP, of 65 sovs; Two miles - Lillian D, scr, 1; Auctioneer II, 6sec and Lignite, 8sec, dead heat 2. Time 5min 9sec. Dividends - Lillian D £4 10s, Auctioneer II 12s, Lignite £1 6s.

MIDDLETON HANDICAP, of 70 sovs; Two miles - Edna, 15sec, 1; Verax, 7sec, 2; Black Child, scr, 3. Time 5min 2sec. Dividend - £7 10s.

ADVANCE HANDICAP, of 60 sovs; One mile and a half - Coney, 16sec, 1; Wild Agnes, 16sec 2; Verice, 16sec 3. Time 3min 54 2/5sec. Dividends - £4 16s and 14s.

ELECTRIC HANDICAP, of 65 sovs; One Mile - Coin, 9sec 1; Perewiti, 11sec 2; Explanation, 9sec, 3. Time 2min 30sec. Dividend - £3 10s.

Extract from Ashburton Guardian 12 Nov 1902.

DASH HANDICAP Mr R McDonnell's br g Hamlin, by Prince Imperial - Minnie, secured the Dash Handicap (in harness) of 65 sovs, one mile, in the fast time of 2min 27 4/5sec and returned a dividend of £4 18s.

Credit: Star 11 Nov 1902

RACING HISTORY THE BEGINNINGS

NZMTC SPRING MEETING SECOND DAY

The weather for the second day's racing of the New Zealand Metropolitan Trotting Club's Spring Meeting was threatening, but there was a fair attendance of the public. The totalisator investments amounted to £7121 10s. The following are details of the racing:-

TRIAL HANDICAP (in harness) of 60 sovs; second horse 6 sovs, and third horse 3 sovs from the stake. One mile and a half.

Mr J Cooper's blk h Phoenix, by Imperious-Rita, 4yrs, 14sec (J Milne) 1.

Mrs R Day's b g Impulse II, 6yrs, 21 sec (R Day) 2.

Mr F H Riddler's b g Logan, 4yrs, 4sec (J Lennard) 3.

Onward scr, Verice 7sec, Bill 8sec, Al F 10sec, Fairy Queen 10sec, Rushlight 13sec, Van Wilkes 14sec, Birchwood 14 sec, Silverwood 19sec, Teresa 23sec and Rowena 23sec also started.

After covering a lap Phoenix assumed command, and was never afterwards headed, winning easily by ten lengths from Impulse II who beat Logan twenty lengths for second place, Onward, who finished fast, next. Time 3min 48sec.

PONY HANDICAP (in harness) of 30 sovs; second pony 3 sovs and third pony 2 sovs from the stake. One mile and a half.

Miss M White's b g Ping Pong, by Young Irvington, 3yrs, 40sec. (Hutton) 1.

Mr George White's br m Amelia, aged, scr (A Smith) 2.

Mr J Cooper's blk h Phoenix, 4yrs, 14sec (J Milne) 3.

Ping Pong, making every use of his handicap, was never threatened, winning pulling up, by over 100 yards, Amelia beating Phoenix by two lengths for second place. Time 4min 14sec. Dividend - £1 18s

SPRING HANDICAP (in saddle) of 90 sovs; second horse 9 sovs and third horse 4 sovs from the stake. One mile and a half.

Mr J Pettie's b g Faithful, by Burlington B, aged, 8sec. (A McCann) 1

Mr F Holmes's b g Vascoe, aged, 3sec (Owner) 2

Mr R Rutherford's br m Cling, aged, scr (M Allen) 3

Michael Malone 1sec, Big Jim 12sec, Nonsense 12sec and Lignite 12sec also started.

Nonsense was in front for a furlong, but Faithful closed on her, and led past the stand. With another lap covered Faithful was ten lengths in front of Vascoe, with Cling, who broke entering the straight, third. The leader was never therafter troubled, winning easily by forty yards, Vascoe easing up, beating Cling by a length for second place. Time 3min 38 4/5sec. Dividends - On Faithful £2 8s, on Vascoe 18s.

HIGH-CLASS HANDICAP (in harness) of 175 sovs; second horse 17 sovs and third horse 8 sovs from the stake. Two miles.

Mr J A Buckland's br g St Simon, by St Louis, 5yrs, 10sec (C Piper) 1.

Mr C Mace's b h Almont, aged, 2sec (L Robertson) 2.

Mr G McClatchie's b g Velox, 5yrs, 9sec (M Albaugh) 3.

Boldrewood 5sec also started.

St Simon and Velox gained on the other pair in the first round, Almont being slow at leaving the mark. Two rounds from home Velox was just behind St Simon, and Almont and Boldrewood commenced to lessen the gap. St Simon went away from Velox in the last half-mile, and won by five lengths, Almont finishing very fast and beating Velox on the post. Time 4min 48 2/5sec. Dividend - £3 2s

PROGRESSIVE HANDICAP (in saddle) of 70 sovs; second horse 7 sovs and third horse 3 sovs from the stake. Two miles.

Mr J P Hestler's gr g Auctioneer II (late Auctioneer), by Chieftain, aged, 10sec (C Piper) 1.

Mr K H Smith's b g Balmoral II, 5yrs, 8sec (Owner) 2.

Mr W H Young's b g Carl, 6yrs, 6sec (J Milne) 3.

Lilian D scr, Sydney 2sec, Kingston 4sec, Millionaire 9sec, Bushman 10sec, Union Jack 10sec and Milroy 10sec also started.

Aictioneer II was in front all the way, with Balmoral II in close attendance after the first round. Auctioneer II easily held his position, and won by half a dozen lengths, Carl beating Milroy for third place. Time 5min 2 2/5sec. Dividends - Autioneer II £4 12s, Balmoral II £2 18s.

ADDINGTON HANDICAP (in harness) of 60 sovs; second horse 8 sovs and third horse 4 sovs from the stake. Two miles.

Mr W Kerr's blk h Satinwood, by Wildwood, 4yrs, 17sec (Owner) 1.

Mr G McClatchie's br g Vaunt, 4yrs, 10sec (M Albaugh) 2.

Mr R Rutherford's br m Rexie, aged, 16sec (A S Blott) 3.

Rothschild boy scr, Black Child 6sec, Collector 12sec and The Orphan 16sec also started.

Satinwood led past the stand, followed by Rexie and The Orphan, but before the end of the first round Vaunt had run into second place. Half a mile from home Vaunt ranged alongside Satinwood, but broke badly, and he left his feet twice before the finish, Satinwood winning easily by three lengths. Time 5min. Dividends - Satinwood £1 16s, Vaunt £1.

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Evening Post 14 Nov 1902

At the Metropolitan Trotting Club's meeting at Christchurch, yesterday
TELEGRAPH HANDICAP, of 70 sovs; One mile. - Fichu, 7sec, 1; Honest Jack, 5sec 2; Naughty Girl, 6sec, 3. Time 2min 28sec. Dividend £2 8s.

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Ashburton Guardian 14 Nov 1902.

The SPEEDWELL HANDICAP, of 80 sovs, 1 mile, was won by Mr R McDonnell's Hamlin, by Prince Imperial - Minnie, in the excellent time of 2min 24 2/5sec, pulling up.

Credit: Star 13 Nov 1902

RACING HISTORY THE BEGINNINGS

NZMTC SPRING MEETING THIRD DAY

For the third day of the New Zealand Metropolitan Trotting Club's meeting, the weather was showery, but the track was in good order. The totalisator returns were £9076 for the day, and the total for the meeting £23,634, an increase of £6008 over last year. The following are results:-

INNOVATION HANDICAP, of 60 sovs; Two miles. Gimblet 1, Specify 2, Periwiti 3. Time - 5.27. Divs - £10 12s and £2 6s.

LADIES' BRACELET, of 60 sovs: Two miles. Cashier 1, Onward 2, Manager 3. Time - 5.35 2/5sec. Dividends - £6 14s and £24 8s.

NEW ZEALAND HANDICAP of 200 sovs; Two miles. Ribbonwood 1, Monte Carlo 2, Boldrewood 3. What and The Heir also started. Won Comfortably. Time - 4.43. Dividend - £2 2s.

HALSWELL HANDICAP, of 80 sovs; Two miles. Lady Retford 1, Vanity 2, Cling 3. Time - 5.1. Divs - £1 18s and £7 2s.

FREE-FOR-ALL, of 75 sovs; One mile. Ribbonwood 1, Valour 2, Flora G 3. Time - 2.15 4/5sec. Dividend - £1 6s

HORNBY HANDICAP, of 80 sovs; Two miles. Verax 1, Black Child 2, Rexie 3. Time - 4.59. Dividends - £15 12s and £3 8s.

RAILWAY HANDICAP, of 90 sovs; 1 1/2 miles. The Needle 1, Little Archie 2, All Day 3. Time - 3.37 2/5sec. Divs - £3 10s and 18s.

SWIFT HANDICAP, of 80 sovs; One mile. - Michael Malone 1, Coin 2, Vasco 3. Time - 2.25. Divs - £1 14s and 14s.

FINAL HANDICAP, of 90 sovs; One mile. - Albert 1, Val 2, The Heir 3. Time - 2.25. Divs - £10 6s and £1 14s.

Credit: Ahburton Guardian 15 Nov 1902

RACING HISTORY FEATURE RACE COMMENT

1902 NZMTC SPRING MEETING

Favourable weather was experienced for the opening day of the New Zealand Metropolitan Trotting Club's Spring Meeting held yesterday. The attendance at starting time was fair and it improved as the afternoon wore on.

Many visitors from other parts of the colony who were present in Christchurch put in an appearance, and commented favourably on the excellence of the grounds and running track which were in first class order. A keen easterly wind made its presence felt, and raised considerable dust.

Taken all round the racing was not of an interesting nature, for most of the events were won easily. In the big race of the day, the Metropolitan Handicap, Velox, the favourite, got to the front, and after stalling off determined challenges by Lopp and St Simon, won barely by two lengths. When competing in the Spreydon Handicap, Nellie Moore fell while running second to Lillian D. Both horse and rider came down heavily, but fortunately the injuries sustained by them were not of a serious nature.

Speculation on all races was particularly brisk, with the result that £7437 10s was passed through the totalisator, an increase of £3738 on the amount handled on the opening day at last year's Spring Meeting. the following are the results:-

INTERMEDIATE HANDICAP (in harness) of 60 sovs; second 6 sovs and third 3 sovs from stake. Two miles.

J McConachie's ch g Atherton, by General Tracy, aged, 19sec (Owner) 1.
F H Ridder's Logan, 12sec, (W Lanhart) 2.
C E Fisher's Al F, 18sec (Owner) 3.

Bill scr, Rushlight 6sec, Van Wilkes 7sec, Little Albert 12sec, Silverwood 14sec, Impulse II 16sec, Whirlwind II 17sec and St Lawrence 19sec also started.

St Lawrence led past the stand, but in the back stretch Atherton took charge, and, with St Lawrence, Silverwood, Al F, and Logan as his closest attendants showed the way all through the first round. Before a mile had been left behind Al F was in second place, and Logan third, Silverwood and St Lawrence being at the head of the others. Atherton easily held his own through the final round, and, though Logan passed Al F he could not make the least impression on Atherton, who won easily by fifty yards. Then twice that distance back came Al F, followed by Little Albert. Time, 5min 19sec. Dividends - On Atherton £3 16s; on Logan 16s.

LADIES BRACELET HANDICAP (in saddle) of 55 sovs; second 3 sovs and third 2 sovs from stake. Two miles.

Mrs Newton's b g Weary Willie by Kentucky Boy, 5yrs, 35sec (Mr H Newton) 1.
Miss E Ferguson's Kate III, 40sec (Mr Ferguson) 2.
Miss Hamilton's Spec, 15sec (Mr W Hamilton) 3.

Nonsense scr, Lignite 12sec, Flash 28sec, Paddyfeldt 28sec, Diagram 32sec, Baroness 34sec, Silver Tail II 34sec, Specify 35sec, and Teresa 37sec(coupled), Vesta 40sec(coupled with Kate III), Premier Dick 40sec and General Star 40sec(coupled), Molly Reilly 40sec, Roulette 40sec and Bob M 40sec(coupled), Miss Brook 40sec and Imperieuse 40sec(coupled) also started.

Molly Reilly showed the way for the first half round, when Weary Willie deposed her, and, on passing the stand for the second time, he was followed by Silvertail II, Molly Reilly and Kate III. A little further on Silvertail II got to the front, but once into the last round she was passed by Weary Willie and Kate III. Weary Willie had a commanding lead a quarter of a mile from home, but Kate III gradually closed on him, and was only a length to the bad when the post was reached. Spec finished third, fifty yards back, followed by Silvertail II and Molly Reilly. Time, 5min 35 2/5th sec. Dividends - On Weary Willie £4 2s; on Kate III £8 4s.

METROPOLITAN HANDICAP (in harness) of 140 sovs; second 14 sovs and third 7 sovs from stake. Two miles.

G McClatchie's b g Velox by Vancleve, 14sec, 5yrs (M E Albaugh) 1.
A Dale's Lopp, 15sec, (J Farrar) 2.
J A Buckland's St Simon, 10sec (C Piper) 3.

Monte Carlo scr, Wild Bill 19sec, Albert 14sec, All Day 15sec also started.

Passing the stand All Day was just in front of Velox, the pair being closely followed by Albert. Running along the back Velox deposed Lopp and St Simon was in fourth place eight lengths behind Albert. Coming to the stand for the second time Velox had a length's advantage of Lopp, Albert third, two lengths off. St Simon, who had started well, was now within six lengths of the leaders, having passed All Day. Velox held his advantage along the back straight, where Lopp lost ground by a skip, St Simon gradually making up his lee-way. Entering the last round, Velox had two lenghths advantage of Lopp, with St Simon three lengths further back, followed by Albert, All Day and Monte Carlo. Half way through this circuit St Simon fell away beaten, and Lopp lost ground by a break. On getting going again Lopp closed on Velox, but he could not get to the pony, who won comfortably by a length. Twelve lengths further back came St Simon, followed at a like interval by Monte Carlo. Time, 4min 55 3/5th sec. Dividends - On Velox £2 2s; on Lopp £1 6s.

SPREYDON HANDICAP (in saddle) of 65 sovs; second 6 sovs and third 3 sovs from stake. Two miles.

J Pettie's gr m Lillian D by Vancleve, aged, scr (E McCann) 1.
J P Hestler's Auctioneer II, 6sec (C Piper) 2.
R Lyne's Lignite, 8sec (A Stewart) 3.

Perewite 3sec, Millionaire 3sec, Milroy 3sec, Union Jack 4sec, Comrade 5sec, Bushman 5sec, George L 6sec, Wairuna 8sec, Nellie Moore 8sec and Rosetta 8sec also started.

Nellie Moore and Lignite showed thev way from the start, with George L and Auctioneer in attendance. Going along the back stretch Lignite got away from Nellie Moore, but at the stand there was little to choose between the pair. Lillian D had by now got into third place, Millionaire and Auctioneer running next. With half the distance gone, Nellie Moore had again taken charge, and Lillian D was within striking distance of Lignite. Passing the stand for the last time Nellie Moore was two lengths in front of Lillian D, the pair being followed at a considerable interval by Lignite, Auctioneer and Millionaire. In the back stretch Lillian D got to the front, and Nellie Moore, a little further on, fell, leaving the scratch horse to win pulling up by fifty yards. Auctioneer closed on Lignite in the home straight, and just got to him on the post, a dead heat resulting. Time, 5min 9sec. Dividends - On Lillian D £4 10s; on Lignite £1 6s; on Auctioneer 12s.

MIDDLETON HANDICAP (in harness) of 70 sovs; second 8 sovs, and third 4 sovs from stake. Two miles.

N Price's ch m Edna by Black Prince, 6yrs, 15sec (Owner) 1.
J A Buckland's Verax, 7sec (C Piper) 2.
J August's Black Child, scr (D Price) 3.

Collector 4sec and Vanquish 7sec also started.

Edna got off the mark at a great pace, and with a round gone was right out by herself, leading Verax past the stand by over fifty yards. So they ran to the end of the first mile, where Collector was in third place, Vanquish having pulled up. Entering the final round Edna had relinquished nothing of her advantage, and though Verax drew on her in the last half mile, she won very comfortably by eight lengths. Then, at an interval of a hundred yards came Black Child, just in front of Collector. Time, 5min 2sec. Dividend - £7 16s.

ADVANCE HANDICAP (in harness) of 60 sovs; second 6 sovs and third 3 sovs from stake. One mile and a half.

W S Wootton's blk g Coney by Young Irvington, 5yrs, 16sec (R McMillan) 1.
C Kerr's Wild Agnes, 16sec (Owner) 2.
C Piper's Verice, 16sec (Owner) 3.

Vanquish 3sec, Nonsense 5sec, Fairy Queen 13sec and Merrimac 14sec also started.

Wild Agnes was first to showout, but at the stand Coney was almost on terms with her, the pair being followed at a short interval by Verice and Fairy Queen. Going along the back Coney and Verice closed on the leader, but the latter lost her place by breaking repeatedly. Entering the last round Coney had got to the front, having a two length's advantage of Wild Agnes, with Fairy Queen and Verice next. From this out Coney had matters all his own way, and gradually bettering his position won easily by eight lengths. Verice came with a fine run in the last half mile, and finished two lengths behind Wild Agnes. Vanquish was fourth, some distance off followed by Fairy Queen. Time, 3min 54 2/5th sec. Dividends - On Coney £4 18s; on Wild Agnes 14s.

ELECTRIC HANDICAP (in saddle) of 65 sovs; second 6 sovs and third 3 sovs fron stake. One mile.

J Ward's b f Coin by Rothschild-Bondri, 3yrs, 9sec (J McLennan) 1.
W C Price's Perewiti, 11sec (Owner) 2.
M Edwards's Explanation, 9sec (Owner) 3.

Sweet Marie 10sec, Auctioneer 13sec and Eltee Moore 15sec also started.

Eltee Moore showed the way to Perewiti and Auctioneer till the stand was reached, where Coin had got within two lengths of the leader. Explanation, who started badly, followed in fourth place some distance behind the leading division. A little further on Coin passed Perewiti and Eltee Moore, and from this out had matters all her own way, winning pulling up by a dozen lengths. A fine race between Perewiti, Explanation and Auctioneer II for second place ended in their finishing close together in that order. Time, 2min 30sec. Dividend - £3 10s.

DASH HANDICAP (in harness) of 65 sovs; second 6 sovs, and third 3 sovs from stake. One mile.

R McDonnell's br g Hamlin by Prince Imperial-Minnie, 4yrs, 7sec (D J Price) 1.
J A Buckland's Valour, scr (C Piper) 2.
C Mace's Mambrino Abdallah, 9sec (L Robertson) 3.

Frederick 4sec, Bessie B 7sec, Wild Rose 9sec, Onward 11sec and Dusk 11sec also started.

Dusk was in front for two furlongs, but at the stand Bessie B had taken charge, followed by Mambrino Abdallah, Hamlin and Valour. Mambrino Abdallah was first into the back stretch, closely followed by Hamlin and Valour, Bessie B at the head of the others. Two furlongs from home Hamlin and Valour passed Mambrino Abdallah and a great race between the pair resulted in favour of Hamlin by half a length. Mambrino Abdallah was third, a length off, followed by Bessie B. Time, 2min 27 4/5th sec. Dividends - On Hamlin £4 18s; on Valour £4 14s.

Credit: The Press 12Nov1902

RACING HISTORY FEATURE RACE COMMENT

1902 NZMTC SPRING MEETING: SECOND DAY

Favourable weather was experienced for the Spring Meeting of the New Zealand Metropolitan Trotting Club, which advanced another stage yesterday.

The attendance was very fair, and by the time the big event of the day was run it had increased to the first day's record. The grounds and running track were again in first-rate order, and were greatly admired by visitors from other parts of the colony.

Speculation on all the events except the Pony Race was very brisk, the totalisator receipts for the day amounting to £7121 10s, as against £6911 10s handled on the second day of last year's Spring Meeting.

The following are the results:-

TRIAL HANDICAP (in harness) of 60 sovs; second 6 sovs and third 3 sovs from stake. One mile and a half.

J Cooper's blk c Phoenix by Imperious-Rita, 4yrs, 14sec (J Milne) 1.
Mrs R Day's Impulse, 21sec (R Day) 2.
F H Riddler's Logan, 4sec (W Lenhart) 3.

Onward scr, Verice 7sec, Bill 8sec, Al F 10sec, Fairy Queen 10sec, Rushlight 13sec, Van Wilkes 14sec, Birchwood 14sec, Silverwood 19sec, Teresa 23sec and Rowena 28sec also started.

Teresa quickly displaced Rowena and at the stand the latter had Birchwood, Impulse and Phoenix as her nearest attendants. Of the others Silverwood, Rushlight and Verice were most prominent. Before reaching the stand again Phoenix was in front, and Teresa retired in favour of Impulse and Birchwood. Easily holding his own in the final round, Phoenix won by a dozen lengths from Impulse II. Then, twenty lengths back came Logan, followed by Onward and Birchwood. Time, 3min 48sec. Dividends - On Phoenix £5 6s; on Impulse II £2 6s.

PONY HANDICAP (in harness) of 30 sovs; second 3 sovs and third 2 sovs from stakes. One mile and a half.

Miss M White's b g Ping Pong by Young Irvington, 3yrs, 40sec (Hutton) 1.
G White's Amelia, scr (A Smith) 3.
J Cooper's Phoenix, 2sec bhd scr(16sec pen)(J Milne) 3.

Ping Pong went off smartly and trotting in grand style, was never approached, winning easily by a hundred yards. Amelia beat Phoenix for second place by three lengths. Time, 4min 14sec. Dividend - £1 18s.

SPRING HANDICAP (in saddle) of 90 sovs; second 9 sovs and third 4 sovs from stake. One mile and a half.

J Pettie's b g Faithful by Burlington B, aged, 8sec (A McCann) 1
F Holmes's Vasco, 3sec (Owner) 2.
R Rutherford'd Cling, scr (M Allan) 3.

Michael Malone 1sec, Big Jim 12sec, Nonsense 12sec and Lignite 12sec also started.

Nonsense showed the way from the start, but at the stand Faithful had got to her and running along the back stretch, held an advantage of two lengths. The pair were followed at a considerable interval by Vasco, Cling and Lignite. Faithful held his advantage all through the second round, Nonsense having lost her place to Vasco and Cling. Passing the stand for the last time Faithful was well clear of Vasco and Cling, and, going on, won very easily by fifty yards from Vasco, who beat Cling by a length. Lignite was fourth some distance back. Time, 3min 38 4/5th sec. Dividends - On Faithful £2 8s; on Vasco 18s.

HIGH CLASS HANDICAP (in harness) of 175 sovs; second 17 sovs and third 8 sovs from stake. Two miles.

J A Buckland's br g St Simon by St Louis, 5yrs, 10sec (C Piper) 1.
C Mace's Almont, 2sec (L Robertson) 2.
G McClatchie's Velox, 9sec (M Albaugh) 3.

Boldrewood 5sec also started.

St Simon led Velox past the stand by two lengths and with a round gone the same positions were maintained, the pair having more than held their own with the two back markers. So they ran all through the second round, Almont gradually closing on Boldrewood. Entering the final round St Simon had three lengths advantage of Velox, with Almont a long way back in third place. From this out St Simon had matters pretty much his own way, winning comfortably by five lengths. Almont put in a great run in the last half mile, and just beat Velox on the post for second place. Boldrewood was a dozen lengths away fourth. Time, 4min 48 2/5th sec. Dividend - £3 2s.

PROGRESSIVE HANDICAP (in saddle) of 70 sovs; second 7 sovs and third 3 sovs from stake. Two miles.

J P Hestler's g g Auctioneer II by Chieftain, aged, 10sec (C Piper) 1.
K H Smith's Balmoral II, 8sec (Owner) 2.
W H Young's Carl, 6sec (J Milne) 3.

Lillian D scr, Sydney 2sec, Kingston 4sec, Millionaire 9sec, Bushman 10sec, Union Jack 10sec and Milroy 10sec also started.

There was little to choose between Auctioneer, Balmoral and Milroy when the stand was reached but in the back stretch Auctioneer drew out, while Milroy lost ground by a break. With half the distance gone, Autioneer was three lengths in front of Balmoral, Milroy following six lengths off in third place. Then came Carl, Millionaire, and Lillian D at intervals. Running past the stand for the last time Auctioneer was still three lengths in front of Balmoral, while at a greater interval came Milroy just in front of Carl. From this out Auctioneer more than held his own with Balmoral, eventually winning by six lengths. Carl passed Milroy in the last round finishing six lengths behind Balmoral. Then came Milroy and Lillian D. Time, 5min 2 2/5th sec. Dividends - On Auctioneer II £4 12s; on Balmoral II £2 18s

ADDINGTON HANDICAP (in harness) of 60 sovs; second 8 sovs and third 4 sovs from stake. Two miles.

W Kerr's blk c Satinwood by Wildwood-Trissie, 4yrs, 17sec (Owner) 1.
Geo. McClatchie's Vaunt, 10sec (M Albaugh) 2.
R Rutherford's Rexie, 16sec (A S Blott) 3.

Rothschild Boy scr, Black Child 6sec, Collector 12sec and The Orphan 16sec also started.

At the end of a furlong Satinwood had The Orphan and Rexie as his nearest attendants, Vaunt at the head of the others. Coming to the stand for the second time Vaunt had taken second place, running six lengths behind Satinwood. Collector and Rexie were third and fourth, with the others handy. In the back stretch Vaunt and Satinwood both broke, but entering the last round Vaunt was only two lengths behind the leader, Rexie and Collector next. Vaunt broke again in the back stretch, which allowed Satinwood to go on and win by three lengths. Rexie was forty yards back in third place, followed by Black Child and Collector. Time, 5min. Dividends - £1 16s; on Vaunt £1.

TELEGRAPH HANDICAP (in saddle) of 70 sovs; second 7 sovs and third 3 sovs from stakes. One mile.

H Cameron's b g Fichu by Honest Wilkes, 4yrs, 7sec (M Allan) 1.
R Dick's Honest Jack, 5sec (W Wilson) 2.
T Yarr's Naughty Girl, 6sec (B Edwards) 3.

Michael Malone 2sec, Carl 8sec and Kilroth 8sec also started.

Kilroth showed the way to Fichu, and led him past the stand by three lengths, Honest Jack and Naughty Girl following some distance off. Entering the back straight Honest Jack took second place, and Naughty Girl closed up. A little further on Kilroth broke, and Fichu ran past Honest Jack. From this out Fichu had matters all his own way, and won easily by thirty yards. A great set-to between Naughty Girl and Honest Jack for second place resulted in favour of the latter by half a length. Michael Malone was fourth some distance off. Time, 2min 28sec. Dividend - £2 8s

SPEEDWELL HANDICAP of 80 sovs; second 8 sovs and third 4 sovs from stake. One mile.

R McDonnell's br g Hamlin by Prince Imperial-Minnie, 4yrs, 6sec (D J Price) 1.
G McClatchie's Frederick, 7sec (M E Albaugh) 2.
C Mace's Mambrino Abdallah, 8sec (L Robertson) 3.

Utah 3sec and Bessie B 8sec also started.

Mambrino Abdallah made play to Frederick and Hamlin, but at the stand the last-named had taken second place, running two lengths behind the leader. In the back stretch Hamlin got to Mambrino Abdallah, and drawing away won easing up by three lengths. Frederick got to Mambrino Abdallah in the home straight, and beat him for second place by half a length. Time, 2min 24 2/5th sec. Dividend - £2 10s.

Credit: The Press 14Nov1902

RACING HISTORY FEATURE RACE COMMENT

1902 NZMTC SPRING MEETING: THIRD DAY

The Spring Meeting of the New Zealand Metropolitan Trotting Club, which was brought to a conclusion yesterday, was undoubtedly the finest gathering of its kind ever held in New Zealand.

The heavy rain that fell in the forenoon affected the attendance somewhat during the earlier part of the proceedings, but subsequently visitors arrived in such great numbers as to make the total almost up to that of last Show Day. By starting time the running track was heavy from the heavy downpour, but after two races had been decided it improved greatly.

Amongst the many notable visitors present was the Hon. R J Seddon, who was entertained by the stewards. Occasion was taken to thank the Premier for his patronage, and after his health had been drunk, Mr Seddon, in a short speech, made complimentary reference to the Club's position.

The racing was o a highly interesting nature throughout, and in most of the races very fast time was recorded. All records for trotting meetings in the matter of speculation were eclipsed, the fine total of £9076 being passed through the machine. For the three days this forms a total of £28,635, an increase of £6008 on last year's turnover.

The following are the details of the racing:-

INNOVATION HANDICAP (in saddle) of 60 sovs; second 6 sovs and third 3 sovs from stake. Two miles.

A G Holmes's b g Gimblet by Specification, aged, 13sec (F Holmes) 1.
G Gray's Specify, 23sec (Owner) 2.
W C Price's Perewiti, scr (Owner) 3.

Auctioneer II 2sec, Archangel 16sec, Jewel 21sec, Paddyfeldt 28sec and Ashcat 28sec also started.

Ashcat showed the way to Specify past the stand, followed by Paddyfeldt and Archangel. With a round gone Gimblet had got to the leaders, while Auctioneer II who could not act in the mud, had made up very little of his handicap. Passing the stand for the last time Gimblet had Specify as his nearest attendant, and going on won easily by three lengths from Specify. Perewiti finished thirty yards back in third place. Time, 5min 27 2/5th sec. Dividends - On Gimblet £10 12s; on Specify £2 6s.

LADIES' BRACELET (in harness) of 60 sovs; second 3 sovs and 2 sovs from the stake. Two miles.

Mrs A Howard's b h Cashier by Rothschild, 6yrs, 36sec (Mr A Howard) 1.
Mrs G S Atkinson's Onward, 4sec (Mr T Atkinson) 2.
Mrs A Westerman's The Manager, 34sec (Mr J Westerman) 3.

Vanquish 2sec, Rickety 12sec, Miss Bank 13sec, Elflock 15sec, Fairy Queen 18sec, Van Wilkes 22sec, Gentle Child 23sec and Satanella 25sec(coupled), Weary Willie 25sec, Novelette 30sec and Little Jim 30sec(coupled), Huon King 30sec(coupled with The Manager), Burwood Bess 34sec, Rowena 35sec and MHR 36sec(coupled), Imperieuse 36sec and Club Member 36sec(coupled), Jennie Moore 36sec and Souvenir 36sec also started.

Before reaching the stand Cashier had worked his way to the front, and he made the running through the first round to The Manager, with Gentle Child at the head of the others. A little further on The Manager got to the front and Gentle Child closed up. Entering the last round Cashier was again in charge, and from this out had matters all his own way winning comfortably by six lengths. Onward got to The Manager at the home turn and beat him home by three lengths, with Elflock fourth. Time, 5min 35 2/5th sec. Dividends - On Cashier £6 14s; on Onward £24 8s.

NEW ZEALAND HANDICAP (in saddle) of 200 sovs; second 20 sovs and third 10 sovs from stake. Two miles.

D J Price's br c Ribbonwood by Wildwood, 4yrs, 1sec (D J Price) 1.
T Yarr's Monte Carlo, 2sec (B Edwards) 2.
E Thomas's Boldrewood, 6sec (M Allan) 3.

What 1sec and The Heir 7sec also started.

After going a hundred yards The Heir broke and when the stand was reached Boldrewood was in front, closely followed by What who had started at a great pace. Going along the back What ran past Boldrewood, the pair being followed at an interval of three lengths by Monte Carlo. A little further on The Heir who had refused to settle down, was pulled up. Going past the stand for the second time, What had Monte Carlo in close attendance, Boldrewood and Ribbonwood following. No change took place in the next round except that Ribbonwood and Boldrewood improved their positions slightly. Entering the last circuit Monte Carlo had got on terms with What. Ribbonwood being within three lengths off the pair, closly followed by Boldrewood. Once into the back straight Monte Carlo had got to the front and What fell away beaten. Then Ribbonwood and Boldrewood started to close on the leader, and a little further on Ribbonwood, by a brilliant run, got to the head of affairs, and won comfortably by eight lengths. A good set to between Monte Carlo and Boldrewood for second place ended in favour of the former by half a length, with What beaten off. Time, 4min 43 sec. Dividend - £2 2s.

HALSWELL HANDICAP (in saddle) of 80 sovs; second 8 sovs and third 3 sovs from stake. Two miles.

J Pettie's ch m Lady Retford by Judge Beldon, aged, 15sec (D J Price) 1.
A Quigley's Vanity, 18sec (H Wright) 2.
R Rutherford's Cling, scr (M Allan) 3.

Balmoral II 13sec, Sydney 15sec, Carl 16sec, Perewiti 19sec and Nonsense 19sec also started.

Nonsense and Perewiti were in charge from the start, and, at the stand, they were well clear of Lady Retford and Vanity. In the back stretch Lady Retford was running second to Nonsense and, before a mile had been left behind, she was in front. Passing the enclosure for the last time, Lady Retford had twelve lengths lead of Vanity, who had passed Nonsense and Perewiti, while Cling was at the head of the others. Easily holding her own, Lady Retford went on and won pulling up by three lengths from Vanity. Cling finished third, ten lengths back, followed by Perewiti. Time, 5min 1sec. Dividends - On Lady Retford £1 18s; on Vanity £7 2s.

FREE-FOR-ALL (in harness) of 75 sovs; second 7 sovs and third 3 sovs from stake. Flying start. One mile.

D J Price's blk h Ribbonwood by Wildwood, 4yrs (Owner) 1.
J A Buckland's Valour (C Piper) 2.
C E Fisher's Flora G (Owner) 3.

On the second score the trio got well away, and at the end of a furlong Valour was just showing out from Flora G. A little further on Ribbonwood broke badly, and at the stand Valour led Flora G by four lengths, with Ribbonwood more than that distance back. Despite one or two more skips, Ribbonwood passed Flora G in the back stretch, and, drawing on Valour, passed him at the home turn and won by four lengths. Flora G was forty yards away. Time, 2min 15 4/5th sec. Dividend - £1 6s.

HORNBY HANDICAP (in harness) of 80 sovs; second 7 sovs and third 3 sovs from stake. Two miles.

J A Buckland's b g Verax by Vancleve, 4yrs, 5sec (C Piper) 1.
J August's Black Child, 7sec (W C Price) 2.
R Rutherford's Rexie, 13sec (A S Blott) 3.

Edna 7sec, Collector 12sec, Vanquish 14sec, Carrie D 15sec, Atherton 15sec, Felony 17sec and Fleetwood 17sec also started.

Felony got away smartly, and on running out of the home straight Carrie D and Vanquish were on terms with her. Once into the back stretch Carrie D ran to the front and showed the way to Vanquish and Collector, Fleetwood and Rexie following at the head of the others. Passing the stand for the second time Vanquish had taken charge, and he led Collector, Edna and Rexie till entering the final round. Going along the back stretch, Verax passed Collector and Vanquish and, drawing out, won by two lengths. An excellent race between Vanquish, Rexie, Edna and Black Child for second money ended in Black Child defeating Rexie by a length. Time, 4min 59sec. Dividends - On Verax £15 12s; on Black Child £3 8s.

RAILWAY HANDICAP (in harness) of 90 sovs; second 9 sovs and third 4 sovs from stake. One mile and a half.

J Haseltine's b g The Needle by Toronto, 5yrs, 9sec (C Hammond) 1.
M Edwards's Little Archie, 8sec (Owner) 2.
C Kerr's All Day, 9sec (Owner) 3.

St Simon scr, Candidate 6sec, Victory II and Frederick 7sec also started.

All Day showed the way, closely followed by The Needle. Once into the back straight Little Archie ran past the pair, and, on entering the final round, he had a two-lengths' advantage of The Needle. Some distances off came All day, while St Simon was at the head of the others. In the back straight The Needle closed on Little Archie, the pair being right out by themselves. A good finish between them resulted in a bare half-length victory for The Needle. Then some distance back came All Day, with St Simon fourth. Time, 3min 37 2/5th sec. Dividends - On The Needle £3 10s; on Little Archie 18s.

SWIFT HANDICAP (in saddle) of 80 sovs; second 8 sovs and third 4 sovs from stake. One mile.

N Price's ch g Michael Malone by Chieftain, aged, 6sec (Owner) 1.
J Ward's Coin, 5sec (J McLelland) 2.
F Holmes's Vasco, 5sec (Owner) 3.

Valour scr, Faithful 2sec, Fichu 5sec, Harold C 6sec, Honest Jack 7sec and Naughty Girl 9sec also started.

Naughty Girl had a six-length's advantage of Harold C when the stand was reached, but the latter then stopped. Naughty Girl continued at the head of affairs till well into the back stretch, where Coin and Michael Malone closed on her, Vasco and Faithful being at the head of the others. A little further on Coin passed Naughty Girl, as did Michael Malone. A great set-to between this pair was then witnessed, but though Coin was first into the home straight, Michael Malone got to her nearing the post and won by half a length. Vasco, who finished very strongly, was third, two lengths back, followed by Honest Jack. Time, 2min 25sec. Dividends - On Michael Malone £15 14s; on Coin 14s.

FINAL HANDICAP (in harness) of 90 sovs; second 9 sovs and third 4 sovs from stake. One mile.

E Bowes's br g Albert by Boston, aged, 5sec (R Day) 1.
H Newton's Val, 6sec (Owner) 2.
J A Buckland's The Heir, 5sec (C Piper) 3.

What scr, Hamlin 4sec, Utah 4sec, Boldrewood 5sec, General Lincoln 5sec, Wild Bill 6sec also started.

Val quickly got away from Wild Bill and General Lincoln, and he led past the stand, with Albert his nearest attendant, Utah third. In the back straight Albert got to the front, and a little further on What took second place. Before reaching the home turn What had passed Albert, and, going on, won comfortably by three lengths from Albert, who was six lengths in front of Val. Then came The Heir and Hamlin. As What had started before his time he was considered a non-starter, the race going to Albert. Time, 3min 25sec. Dividends - In Albert £10 6s; on Val £1 14s.

Credit: The Press 15Nov1902

RACING HISTORY FEATURE RACE COMMENT

1902 NEW ZEALAND HANDICAP

In 1902 the class for the New Zealand Handicap was tightened to 4:48, and though the stake had been increased to £200, there were only five starters, the presence of Ribbonwood no doubt frightened several out. This time it was run on the third day of the meeting. It was not an exciting race. Said "The Referee" chronicler: "After being disappointed in an attempt to get up on the rails in the back straight, Ribbonwood was pulled back and to the outside. Once clear he put in a brilliant run, and won comfortably by eight lengths in 4:43, equal to any previous Colonial record for the distant." Ribbonwood was owned, trained and driven by D J Price. Monte Carlo was second and Boldrewood third.

Credit: 'Ribbonwood' writing in NZ Trotting Calendar 25Oct44

CLUB HISTORY CANTERBURY PARK TROTTING CLUB

CPTC
The Club arranged a motgage of £1,400 and the committee gave consideration to selling some of the property.

A change of rules of the Club was made to provide for the bracketing of horses produced by the one trainer.

Credit: CPTC: Centennial History

RESULTS OF PRESTIGE RACES FOR THIS SEASON
 
NEW ZEALAND HANDICAP

Current Sponsor:
1901-05 2 miles: 1906-08 1 1/2 miles: 1909-11 2 miles. Race discontinued 1912
Handicap
Year: 1902

 
Race History
WINNER RIBBONWOOD  
TRAINER DRIVER D J Price TIME 4 43
HANDICAP STAKE 200 sovs DATE 14/11/1902
BREEDING 4h Wildwood-Dolly
OWNER D J Price
METROPOLITAN CHALLENGE STAKES

Current Sponsor:
2 miles 1901-4: 1 1/2 miles 1905-23: Not Run 1906: 2 miles 1924-36: 1 1/4 miles 1937-39: 1m 5f 1940: 2 miles 1941-42: 1 1/4 miles 1943: 1m 5f 1944-45: 1 1/4 miles 1946-63: 1m 5f 1964. From 1943 to 1963 restricted to 3&4yos: 1964 4yos only: Last run 1964
Handicap Pace: Run from 1901 to 1964: Open to 1942: For 3 & 4 yos 1943-63: 4 yos only 1964
Year: 1902

 
Race History
WINNER VELOX  
TRAINER DRIVER M E Albaugh TIME 4 55 3/5
HANDICAP 14 secs STAKE 140 sovs DATE 11/11/1902
BREEDING 5g Vancleve-Darrerea
OWNER G McClatchie
MIDDLETON HANDICAP TROT

Current Sponsor:
Standing Start: 1903-1911 race open to pacers & trotters: 1911 in saddle. 2m 1902-3: 1 1/2m 1904: 2m 1905: 1 1/2m 1906-7: 2m 1908-30: 1 1/2m 1931-3: 2m 1934-38: 1 1/2m 1939: 2m 1940. Final running 1940
Year: 1902

 
Race History
WINNER EDNA  
TRAINER DRIVER N Price TIME 5 02
HANDICAP 15 sec STAKE 70 sovs DATE 11/11/1902
BREEDING 6m Black Prince-Smith O'Brien mare
OWNER N Price
HENRY MACE MEMORIAL

Current Sponsor:
2 miles 1902-31: 1 1/4 miles 1932: 2 miles 1933-38: 9 1/2 furlongs 1939: Not Run 1940-47: 2 miles 1948-57: 1 1/2 miles 1958: 2 miles 1959-60: 1 1/2 miles 1961-62
Handicap Pace: Run between 1902 & 1962
Year: 1902

 
Race History
WINNER LOPP  
TRAINER DRIVER J Farrar TIME 5 04.0
HANDICAP 27 secs STAKE 80 sovs DATE 8/10/1902
BREEDING 5g Rothschild-Dam unknown(NZ)
OWNER A Dale
NEW ZEALAND HANDICAP

Current Sponsor:
1901-05 2 miles: 1906-08 1 1/2 miles: 1909-11 2 miles. Race discontinued 1912
Handicap
Year: 1902

 
Race History
WINNER BOLDREWOOD  
TRAINER DRIVER M Allan TIME 4 49
HANDICAP 10 sec STAKE 150 sovs DATE 15/08/1902
BREEDING 5h General Tracey-Mermaid
OWNER E Thomas
NZ JUVENILE STAKES

Current Sponsor:
2yo Trot: 1 mile standing start: Run between 1896 & 1904
Year: 1902

 
Race History
WINNER SIR HECTOR  
TRAINER DRIVER M Edwards TIME 2 42.0
HANDICAP Front STAKE 150 sovs DATE 2/04/1902
BREEDING c Electioneer-Tracey Bell
OWNER D McLean
EASTER CUP

Current Sponsor: ( BRECKON FARMS & ALL STARS RACING )
Prior to 1939 Easter Hcp Two Miles: 1918 & 1938 Not Run: 1940 1 1/2 miles: 1942-1946 Two Miles: 1947 & 48 Easter Stakes FFA One Mile & Half: 1949-50 Easter Hcp: 1951 Not Run: 1952-1970 One Mile & Five Furlongs: 1972-1973 Two Miles: 1983 GROUP 2:
GROUP 1: Pace: 3200 Metres: Standing Start
Year: 1902

 
Race History
WINNER WHAT  
TRAINER DRIVER M E Albaugh TIME 4 46.0
HANDICAP 4 secs STAKE 135 sovs DATE 2/04/1902
BREEDING 7g St Louis-Whisper
OWNER G McClatchie
JUVENILE STAKES

Current Sponsor:
1 Mile 2YO
2YO Mile Run from 1896 to 1904
Year: 1902

 
Race History
WINNER SIR HECTOR  
TRAINER DRIVER M Edwards TIME 2 42.0
HANDICAP Front STAKE 150 sovs DATE 2/04/1902
BREEDING 2c Electioneer-Tracey Bell
OWNER D McLean
HIGH CLASS HANDICAP

Current Sponsor:
1901-05 2 miles: 1906-11 1 1/2 miles: 1912-18 1 mile: 1919-33 1 1/4 miles.
Handicap Pace. Run from 1901 to 1933
Year: 1902

 
Race History
WINNER Nor Run  
TRAINER DRIVER TIME
HANDICAP STAKE DATE 18/05/1901
BREEDING
OWNER


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