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JAMES WILSON: Owner/Trainer of Dictation


Mr James Wilson died last week. His death ended a long association with trotting in the Ashburton district.

Mr Wilson, a farmer raced and trained many horses, the best of whom was the trotter Dictation, who still holds the NZ record for a trotter of 3:10 4/5 for a mile and a half.

Others to have been raced by Mr Wilson included Alight, Highland Flame, Acclamation, Bon Chance, King Oscar, Quincey Thorpe, Ordinance, Calumella, Flame, Flaming Way, Flaming Glow, Flammula, Prestbury, Cleeve Hill and Gold Direct.

Credit: NZ Trotting Calendar 19Nov69

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