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RACING HISTORY FEATURE RACE COMMENT

1925 NEW ZEALAND TROTTING CUP

Ahuriri left the mark well in the New Zealand Trotting Cup, and after trailing Delavan Quest for a mile and a-half, he went to the front where he remained, to win nicely by four lengths.

Paul Dufault broke when the tapes were released and Dolly Dillon lost twelve yards through putting in a skip. When the field had gone a furlong Delavan Quest was out in front with Ahuriri and Dolly Dillon racing four lengths behind him.

When six furlongs were covered, the field bunched with a round to go. Acron dashed up on the outside, and along with Delavan Quest, he led into the back stretch. Then Bryce let Ahuriri go. He quickly hit the front and drawing three lengths clear of the field led into the home stretch with Great Bingen in hot pursuit.

But, despite a game effort on the part of Great Bingen, Ahuriri held safe to win in convincing style. Realm broke at the end of five and ruined his chance. Dolly Dillon tried to mix her gait going out of the straight the last time. Delavari Quest punctured badly three furlongs from home, where Vilo and Paul Dufault also cried enough. Acron finished on much better than expected to gather third money, with Great Hope at the head of the others. Logan Chief was driven his usual quiet race for ten furlongs where Kennerley elected to move him into a handy position. He had to hook him out to avoid a bit of a mix. Going out of the straight the last time he was outside of two sulkies going into the back stretch. From there on he tried to overhaul the leaders, but at the finish he had to be content with fifth place.

The first half-mile was negotiated in 1.8 1/5, mile in 2.16 1/5, mile and a half in 3.23 1/5, and the full journey m 4.28 1/5.


Credit: 'The Toff' writing in NZ Truth 14 Nov 1925

RACING HISTORY FEATURE RACE COMMENT

Lady Rhodes presenting the Cup to Ahuriri's owner Richard Morten
1925 NEW ZEALAND TROTTING CUP

The Bryce family was soon back in business when Ahuriri, a son of 1916 winner Cathedral Chimes, decisively won a memorable contest.

Ahuriri, who was often his own worst enemy with waywardness, was a classy sort who had been astutely placed since winning the Sapling Stakes and entered the 1925 Cup favourably handicapped on 12 yards and won convincingly from Great Bingen(60yds), Acron(48yds), Great Hope(72yds) and Logan Chief(60yds). Sheik(84yds) and the grand mare Onyx(90yds) had been withdrawn through injury.

Ahuriri was owned by his breeder R M Morton and was from a top class trotter in Muricato who had the ability to switch gaits when at full speed. Great Bingen confirmed his status as the best pacer in the land when he came off 84 yards to win the Christchurch Handicap by three lengths easing down.

When the qualifing standard was tightened the next year, Ahuriri was again well placed on 24 yards, the favourite and an easy winner over Prince Pointer, Talaro and Jack Potts. The unsound Jack Potts marked the first Cup drive for Ces Donald and he went on to become champion sire on 10 occasions.

Great Bingen, again handicapped out of it from 84 yards, was pulled up in a distressed state after a mile when it was thought he had suffered a heart attack.

Credit: New Zealand HRWeekly 8Oct03

RACING HISTORY FEATURE RACE COMMENT

1925 NEW ZEALAND FREE-FOR-ALL

From the word go Acron clapped on the pace in the Free-for-all to such a tune that with six furlongs covered he had his opponents at Addington fighting for breath.

He dashed off his first two furlongs in 30sec, his half mile in 1.1. At that stage Great Hope, Machine Brick, Great Bingen, and Logan Chief were following him closely. Then at the tanks, Great Bingen mastered Great Hope, Logan Chief and Machine Brick and, turning for home, he was a length behind his stable mate, Acron.

From there on Mr. J. R. McKenzie's representatives had the opposition silenced. Acron finished a length in front of his stable mate in 2min. 4 3-5sec. Both horses pulled up well, and looked as if they could have put in an extra kick had anything come at them over the last furlong.

Machine Brick has only been in New Zealand twelve days, yet despite his voyage from Australia he filled third place, running the mile in 2min. 5 3-ssec. When he is right at the zenith of his form he will make it hard for the others to beat him.

Logan Chief was off color, and with seven furlongs covered Great Hope fell back into the ruck. Realm was last all the way.


Credit: NZ Truth 21 Nov 1925

RESULTS OF PRESTIGE RACES FOR THIS SEASON
 
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: 1925

 
Race History
WINNER COUNTRYMAN  
TRAINER DRIVER A Butterfield TIME 4 36 2/5
HANDICAP 24 yards STAKE 500 sovs DATE 12/12/1925
BREEDING 7g Logan Pointer-Country Belle
OWNER Clarkson & Graham
SPRINTERS HANDICAP

Current Sponsor:
1922-34 1 Mile: 1935 1 1/4 Miles: 1936-37 1 1/2 Miles. Formerly called the Recovery Handicap
Handicap Pace. Run from 1922 to 1937
Year: 1925

 
Race History
WINNER DELAVANS QUEST  
TRAINER DRIVER P Riddle TIME 2 10 1/5
HANDICAP 24 yards STAKE 400 sovs DATE 13/11/1925
BREEDING 8h Delavan Chimes-May Highwood
OWNER A R Tewksbury
DOMINION TROTTING FFA

Current Sponsor: ( HARAS des TROTTEURS )
1911-1973 Distance Two Miles: 1934&1935 Distance One & Half Miles: = Dead Heat 2007- Free-For-All
GROUP 1: For Trotting Horses only 3200 metres
Year: 1925

 
Race History
WINNER NAPLAND  
TRAINER W J Tompkinson DRIVER W J Tomkinson TIME 4 40 4/5
HANDICAP 12 Yards STAKE 1000 sovereigns DATE 13/11/1925
BREEDING g Petereta-Dreamland
OWNER G J Barton
CHRISTCHURCH HANDICAP

Current Sponsor:
1 1/2 miles 1904: Not Run 1905: 2 miles 1906: 1 3/4 miles 1907: 2 miles 1908-34
Handicap Pace run 1904-1934
Year: 1925

 
Race History
WINNER GREAT BINGEN  
TRAINER DRIVER D Withers TIME 4 26 3/5
HANDICAP 84 yards STAKE 1000 sovs DATE 13/11/1925
BREEDING 6h Nelson Bingen-Berthabell
OWNER J R McKenzie
COURTENAY HANDICAP

Current Sponsor:
2 mile: 1907-1934: 1935 Race Discontinued
2 mile Stand
Year: 1925

 
Race History
WINNER MINTON DERBY  
TRAINER DRIVER W J Tomkinson TIME 4 27 2/5
HANDICAP 48 yards STAKE 1000 sovs DATE 12/11/1925
BREEDING 8h Mambrino Derby-Mignonette
OWNER W J Tomkinson
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: 1925

 
Race History
WINNER NELSON DERBY  
TRAINER DRIVER W J Tomkinson TIME 4 33 3/5
HANDICAP 60 yards STAKE 400 sovs DATE 12/11/1925
BREEDING 8h Nelson Bingen-Norice
OWNER S J Barton
NEW ZEALAND DERBY

Current Sponsor: ( DIAMOND CREEK FARM )
(Formerly New Brighton Derby Stakes) From 1914 to 1925 the race was conducted by the New Brighton Trotting Cub and decided in the Autumn (1925 Winner: Kohara). In 1925 it was taken over by the Metropolitan Trotting Club and decided in the Spring (Winner: Native Chief). 1982 decided in Summer. = Dead Heat. 1968-9 1 mile & half: 1970-2 1m 5f: 1973-83 2600 Metres Stand: From 1984 2600 Metres Mobile.
GROUP 1:Three-year-old Pace: 2600 Metres: Mobile Start.
Year: 1925

 
Race History
WINNER NATIVE CHIEF  
TRAINER J J Kennerley DRIVER J J Kennerley TIME 3 23 4/5
HANDICAP Flying Start STAKE 750 sovereigns DATE 12/11/1925
BREEDING g Logan Pointer-Regina de Oro
OWNER J Duffy
NEW ZEALAND FREE-FOR-ALL

Current Sponsor: ( WOODLANDS )
(Renamed New Zealand Pacing Sprint Championship, 1942-48) 1914-1919 One Mile & Quarter: 1920-1927 One Mile: 1928-1961 One Mile & Quarter: 1962 Nine & Half Furlongs Mobile: 1963-1972 One Mile & Quarter Stand: 1973-1974 2000 Metres Stand: 1975-2011 2000 Metres Mobile: 2012-2013 1 Mile Mobile: 2014 1950 Metres Mobile
1982 on GROUP 1: 1950Metres: Mobile Start.
Year: 1925

 
Race History
WINNER ACRON  
TRAINER J J Kennerley DRIVER A Butterfield TIME 2 04 3/5
HANDICAP Flying Start STAKE 750 sovereigns DATE 12/11/1925
BREEDING h Logan Pointer-Millie C
OWNER J R McKenzie
SOCKBURN HANDICAP TROT

Current Sponsor:
Standing Start. 1903 2miles; 1904-5 1 1/2 miles; 1906 2miles; 1907 1 1/2 miles; 1908-33 2miles; 1934-40 1 1/2 miles; 1941-46 1mile 5furlongs; 1947-50 1 1/4 miles stand FFA.
1903-1946: 1947-1950 Run as Sockburn FFA Trot
Year: 1925

 
Race History
WINNER ESCAPADE  
TRAINER DRIVER W J Morland TIME 4 36 3/5
HANDICAP 48 yards STAKE 500 sovs DATE 12/11/1925
BREEDING 5m Nelson Bingen-Country Belle
OWNER W J Morland
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: 1925

 
Race History
WINNER BINGNETTE  
TRAINER DRIVER W Warren TIME 4 43
HANDICAP 36 yards STAKE 400 sovs DATE 10/11/1925
BREEDING 6m Nelson Bingen-Neeratte
OWNER R Ballantyne
NEW ZEALAND TROTTING CUP

Current Sponsor: ( CHRISTCHURCH CASINO )
1904-1973 Two Miles: From 1929 to 1931 run as two Heats and a Final: 2008 Free-For-All
GROUP 1: 3200 Metres: Standing Start
Year: 1925

 
Race History
WINNER AHURIRI  
TRAINER J Bryce DRIVER J Bryce TIME 4 28 1/5
HANDICAP 12 Yards STAKE 3000 sovereigns DATE 10/11/1925
BREEDING 6 h Cathedral Chimes - Muricato
OWNER R M Morten
Last 800 Last 400 MileRate 2 14 1/5
LIGHTNING HANDICAP

Current Sponsor:
Standing Start: 1mile 1904-18; 1 1/2miles 1919; 1mile 1920-31; 1 1/2miles 1932-36; 1 1/4miles 1937; 1 1/2miles 1938-40; 2miles 1941; Not run 1942; 1 1/4miles 1943-61; 9 1/2furlongs 1962; 1 1/4miles 1963-72; Not run 1973&4; 2000metres 1975-82. In saddle 1904, 1909-11, 1920-31. Run as FFA 1947, 52, 59, 62, 63 & 1965
From 1904 to 1982
Year: 1925

 
Race History
WINNER BONNY LOGAN  
TRAINER DRIVER M F Holmes TIME 2 14 1/5
HANDICAP 36 yards STAKE 300 sovs DATE 17/08/1925
BREEDING 6m Logan Pointer-Bonilene
OWNER F Holmes
NATIONAL HCP

Current Sponsor:
1904-40 2 mile Std: 1941 1m Std: 1942-50 2m Std: 1951-56 1m 5furlong Std: 1957 2m Std: 1958-59 1m5f Std: 1960-61 2m Std: 1962-72 1m5f Std: 1973-81 2600mtrs Std: 1982 Race Discontinued
Handicap Pace. Last run 1981
Year: 1925

 
Race History
WINNER LOGAN LOU  
TRAINER DRIVER D Withers TIME 4 30 1/5
HANDICAP 60 yards STAKE 1200 sovs DATE 17/08/1925
BREEDING 6m Logan Pointer-Galindo Lou
OWNER D Withers
KING GEORGE (AUGUST) HANDICAP

Current Sponsor:
2 Mile Handicap Pace. 1917-18 & 1936 Not Run: Race discontinued 1938
2 Mile: Handicap Pace
Year: 1925

 
Race History
WINNER GLENELG  
TRAINER DRIVER A Butterfield TIME 4 40 1/5
HANDICAP Front STAKE 1000 sovs DATE 14/08/1925
BREEDING 4h Great Audubon-Neeratte
OWNER C M Ollivier
AVON HANDICAP

Current Sponsor:
1904-06 1 Mile: 1907-33 2 Miles: 1917-18 Not Run: 1934-36 1 1/2 Miles: 1937 2 Miles: 1938 1 1/4 Miles: 1939-40 1 1/2 Miles: 1941-44 2 Miles: 1942 & 1943 Not Run: 1945-49 1 1/4 Miles.
Run from 1904 to 1949
Year: 1925

 
Race History
WINNER YOUNG BLAKE  
TRAINER DRIVER P Riddle TIME 4 48 2/5
HANDICAP 36 yards STAKE 400 sovs DATE 14/08/1925
BREEDING 6g Wildwood Junior-Daphne Dillon
OWNER Young & Blake
INTERNATIONAL (SPRING) HANDICAP

Current Sponsor:
1906-1919 1 miles: 1920-1935 1mile: 1936-1940 1 miles: Race discontinued 1941
Handicap Pace
Year: 1925

 
Race History
WINNER PARTNER  
TRAINER DRIVER J H Wilson TIME 2 15 1/5
HANDICAP 12 yards STAKE 400 sovs DATE 12/08/1925
BREEDING 10g Petereta-Rothschild mare
OWNER J Coghill
MATURITY HANDICAP

Current Sponsor:
1 1/2 Miles 3YO Stand
3YO Handicap Run from 1919 to 1929
Year: 1925

 
Race History
WINNER FESTIVE MORN  
TRAINER DRIVER A Davey TIME 3 34 4/5
HANDICAP Front STAKE 400 sovs DATE 6/06/1925
BREEDING 3f Great Audubon-Welcome
OWNER A Davey
PAPARUA HANDICAP PACE

Current Sponsor:
1919-38 2 Miles: 1939-40 1 1/2 Miles: 1941-42 2 Miles
Handicap Pace Run from 1919 to 1942
Year: 1925

 
Race History
WINNER BRUTUS  
TRAINER DRIVER A Hendriksen TIME 4 38.0
HANDICAP 24 yards STAKE 500 sovs DATE 6/06/1925
BREEDING 6g Hal Zolock-Salix
OWNER W S Wootton
Last 800 Last 400 MileRate 2 19.0
KING GEORGE HANDICAP

Current Sponsor:
2 Mile Handicap
2 Mile Handicap Pace run from 1912 to 1935
Year: 1925

 
Race History
WINNER VILO  
TRAINER DRIVER E J Smith TIME 4 47 4/5
HANDICAP 48 yards STAKE 700 sovs DATE 3/06/1925
BREEDING 10m Brent Locanda-Violet M
OWNER E J Smith
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: 1925

 
Race History
WINNER LOCANDA MAC  
TRAINER DRIVER A Fleming TIME 2 47 4/5
HANDICAP 12 yards STAKE 500 sovs DATE 15/04/1925
BREEDING 7h Brent Locanda-McKendrys mare
OWNER Miss N Gunn
PRESIDENTS HANDICAP (NZMTC)

Current Sponsor:
1904 2 miles: 1905 1 1/2 miles: 1906-10 2 miles: 1911 1 1/2 miles: 1912-40 2 miles: 1938 & 1942-45 & 1948-49 & 1951 Not Run: 1941-47 1 5/8 miles: 1950-54 2 miles: 1955-63 1 5/8 miles: 1964-65 1 1/4 miles: 1966-68 1 5/8 miles.
Handicap Pace. Run from 1904 to 1968
Year: 1925

 
Race History
WINNER ONYX  
TRAINER DRIVER J Messervey TIME 4 23 4/5
HANDICAP 96 yards STAKE 1000 sovs DATE 15/04/1925
BREEDING 9m Logan Pointer-Cameos
OWNER L G King
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: 1925

 
Race History
WINNER LOGAN CHIEF  
TRAINER DRIVER J J Kennerley TIME 4 29.0
HANDICAP 60 yards STAKE 1000 sovs DATE 11/04/1925
BREEDING 6h Logan Pointer-Regina Belle
OWNER J Duffy
NEW BRIGHTON HANDICAP (NBTC)

Current Sponsor:
1904-09 2 Miles: 1910-11 1 1/2 Miles Re-named Brooklyn Hcp: 1912-28 2 Miles: 1929-35 Not Run: 1936-38 1 1/2 Miles: 1939-44 Not Run: 1945 2 Miles: 1946 1 5/8 Miles: 1947-49 2 Miles: Race Discontinued 1950
Raced between 1904 and 1949
Year: 1925

 
Race History
WINNER GLENELG  
TRAINER DRIVER A Butterfield TIME 4 37 4/5
HANDICAP 12 yards STAKE 500 sovs DATE 21/03/1925
BREEDING 4h Great Audubon-Neeratte
OWNER C M Ollivier
NEW ZEALAND DERBY

Current Sponsor: ( DIAMOND CREEK FARM )
(Formerly New Brighton Derby Stakes) From 1914 to 1925 the race was conducted by the New Brighton Trotting Cub and decided in the Autumn (1925 Winner: Kohara). In 1925 it was taken over by the Metropolitan Trotting Club and decided in the Spring (Winner: Native Chief). 1982 decided in Summer. = Dead Heat. 1968-9 1 mile & half: 1970-2 1m 5f: 1973-83 2600 Metres Stand: From 1984 2600 Metres Mobile.
GROUP 1:Three-year-old Pace: 2600 Metres: Mobile Start.
Year: 1925

 
Race History
WINNER KOHARA  
TRAINER J Bryce DRIVER J Bryce TIME 3 24 4/5
HANDICAP Flying Start STAKE 600 sovereigns DATE 21/03/1925
BREEDING 3c Cathedral Chimes-Bright Alice
OWNER R M Morten
JUVENILE HANDICAP

Current Sponsor:
1920 1 1/4 Miles: 1921-29 1 5/8 Miles: 1930 1 1/2 Miles: 1931-33 1 1/4 Miles
3YO Handicap Run from 1920 to 1933
Year: 1925

 
Race History
WINNER GLENELG  
TRAINER DRIVER A Butterfield TIME 3 43 2/5
HANDICAP 60 yards STAKE 400 sovs DATE 7/02/1925
BREEDING 3c Great Audubon-Neeratte
OWNER C M Oliver
CRAVEN HANDICAP PACE

Current Sponsor:
1919-42 1 1/4 Miles: 1935 & 1938 Not Run: 1943-49 2 Miles
Handicap Pace Run from 1919 to 1949
Year: 1925

 
Race History
WINNER REALM  
TRAINER DRIVER P Riddle TIME 2 44.0
HANDICAP 72 yards STAKE 400 sovs DATE 7/02/1925
BREEDING 11h Ribbonwood-Levuka
OWNER J Barrett
CANTERBURY HANDICAP (CPTC)

Current Sponsor:
1911-1945 2 Miles: 1947-58 1 5/8 Miles
Raced between 1911 and 1958
Year: 1925

 
Race History
WINNER PEDRO PRONTO  
TRAINER DRIVER J J Kennerley TIME 4 29 1/5
HANDICAP 12 yards STAKE 1300 sovs DATE 1/01/1925
BREEDING 8h Don Pronto-Dora M
OWNER J J Kennerley
STEWARDS HANDICAP/ MILE (CPTC)

Current Sponsor:
1910 1 1/2 Miles: 1911-41 2 Miles: 1942-48 1 5/8 Miles: 1949-52 2 Miles: 1951 Not Run: 1953-63 1 5/8 Miles: 1964 1 1/4 Miles: 1965 1 5/8 Miles: 1966 1 1/4 Miles: 1967-81 1 Mile Mobile
Trotting Handicap/Mile: Run from 1910 to 1981 by Canterbury Park
Year: 1925

 
Race History
WINNER FIRST FASHION  
TRAINER DRIVER J J Kennerley TIME 4 37 4/5
HANDICAP 144 yards STAKE 260 sovs DATE 1/01/1925
BREEDING 10h All Style-Myrtle Bell
OWNER J Siebel


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