BLAST FROM THE PAST
NEW BRIGHTON TROTTING CLUB'S MEETING THURS 13 OCT 1898
1898 NEW BRIGHTON TROTTING CLUB'S FIRST DAY SPRING MTGN
Handicapper Mr H Brinkman: Starter Mr C O'Connor
The New Brighton Trotting Club's Spring Meeting opened today in beautiful weather, and with a good attendance.
MAIDEN HANDICAP TROT (in saddle) of 30 sovs; second horse 5 sovs. Two miles.
Mr H Mace's b g Bob M, by Berlin Abdallah-Madeira, 5yrs, scr (T Frost) 1.
Mr J Wright's b m Mayflower, 6yrs, scr (Owner) 2.
Lady Tracy scr, Princess Victoria scr, Advice scr, Au Revoir scr, Glemnuick 2sec and Dolly Emerson 4sec also started.
Bob M took the lead in the first half-mile, and, going on, won easily. Au Revoir finished second, but having galloped most of the way, was declared distanced, and Mayflower, who finished seventy yards behind the winner, was placed second.
Time 5min 44 3/5sec Dividend - £1 16s.
PONY HANDICAP TROT (in harness) of 30 sovs; second 5 sovs. One mile and a half.
Mr G Hutchinson's b m Amelia, by Berlin Abdallah, 5yrs, 12sec (J Lawrence) 1.
Mr A Reid's b m Lassie, 5yrs, 12sec (A White) 2.
Narragansett scr, Daystar 14sec, Rimu 14sec, Uncle Sam 15sec and Hamlet 15sec also started.
Lassie took a long lead in the first half mile, but Amelia quickly closed up, and in the next half-mile drew level, then going on, won by half a dozen lengths. Narragansett was third.
Time 4min 22sec Dividend - £1 12s.
BURWOOD HANDICAP TROT (in saddle) of 60 sovs; second 10 sovs. Two miles.
Mr H Peat's blk g Master Irvington, by Young Irvington, 6yrs, 20sec (T W Price) 1.
Mr J Milne's ch g Manton, aged, 9sec (Owner) 2.
Awahuri scr and Sans Souci 15sec also started.
Young Irvington increased his lead in the first mile, and won, uncallenged, by sixty yards.
Time 5min 38sec Dividend - £2 10s.
SELLING HANDICAP TROT (in harness) of 25 sovs. One mile.
Skipper 1, Mistake 2, Burwood Peggy 3.
Credit: Star 13 Oct 1898