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PLUMPTON PARK RACING AND TROTTING CLUB: Meeting Wed 7 Nov 1894

1894 PLUMPTON PARK RACING & TROTTING CLUB NOV MEETING

The Plumpton Park November Trotting Meeting was held today. The weather fine, the course in good order and the attendance very large. The sum of £3773 passed through the totalisator. Results:-

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

Mr J McGregor's b m Miss Burwood (late Leonora), 6yrs, 13sec (C Kerr) 1.

Mr H Sprought's b m FB, aged, 9sec (Butler) 2.

Mr J A Timm's ch g Ascot, 5yrs, 13sec (Owner) 3.

Black Angel scr, Autonomy 6sec, Senator 9sec, Dingo 13sec and Little Stanley 13sec also started.

Ascot led for nearly a mile, when he broke and was passed by Miss Burwood and FB in company. The last named held the lead for the next half mile, when Miss Burwood joined her, but broke turning into the home stretch. The fovourite was quickly steadied, and catching FB on the post won an exciting race by a short head, Ascot a close third.

Time 5min 54sec Dividend - £2 5s.

PONY HANDICAP TROT of 20 sovs; 2 sovs. One mile.

Mr J Barritt's b m Lily, aged 15sec (Turton) 1.

Mr J Hill's gr g Icicle, aged, 6sec (Owner) 2.

Mr S G Gollett's rn m Merrybody, aged 15sec (Owner) 3.

Chance scr, Doris 3sec, XYZ 10sec and Nipper 10sec also started.

Nipper joined Lily going along the back stretch but broke. Icicle, followed by Merrybody, then went in pursuit of Lily, and the former only suffered defeat by a neck, Merrybody a good third.

Time 3min 7sec Dividend - £8 11s.

SOCKBURN HANDICAP (saddle) of 60 sovs. Two miles.
Mallow, 29sec 1; Stonewall Jackson, scr 2; Grasshopper II, 25sec 3.
Four others started. Won by twenty yards.
Time 5min 39sec Dividend - £11 6s.

MAIDEN HANDICAP (harness) of 30 sovs. Two miles.
Domino, 10sec 1; Vagary scr 2.
Seven others started. Won by twenty yards.
Time 6min 25sec Dividend - £7 12s.

RICCARTON PLATE (saddle) of 35 sovs. Two miles.
Elsie, 25sec 1.
The winner distanced a field of six others.
Time 5min 33sec Dividend - £2 8s.

PLUMPTON PARK HANDICAP (harness) of 60 sovs. Two miles.
Rob Roy, 20sec, 1; Kelpie, 20sec, 2.
Five others started. Won by 100 yards. Kelpie was the only oneof the others who persevered to the end.
Time 5min 35sec Dividend - £2.

PONY HANDICAP (harness) of 20 sovs. Two miles.
Uncle Tom, 10sec, 1; Dorothy, 8sec 2.
Three others started. Won by three lengths.
Time 5min 38 1/2sec Dividend - £10 18s.

RECOVERY HANDICAP of 25 sovs. One mile.
FB, 18sec, 1; Wee Ben, 20sec 2; Vagary, 17sec 3.
Eleven others started. Won by three lengths.
Time 3min 0 1/2sec Dividend - £2 2s.


Credit: Star 7 Nov & Otago Daily Times 8 Nov 1894

 
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