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Llandyssul Horse Races

Source: Carmarthen Journal and South Wales Weekly Advertiser       Date: 1901
Copyright:       Type: Newspaper

1 March 1901
Carmarthen Journal and south Wales Weekly Advertiser
Llandyssul Horse Races. The sixth annual trotting matches, flat and hurdle races, steeplechases and jumping competition were held on the Abercerdin and Wilkes Head Meadows on Thursday, the 21st inst. Year after year this event is increasing in popularity, and is being supported in the heartiest manner by all the sporting fraternity of this and the two adjoining counties, while in town it is looked upon as one of its chief institutions. Thursday's weather was all that could be desired this being so and the prospect of witnessing the leading horses of the three above-mentioned counties contesting for the supremacy, proved a strong inducement to the honest sport-loving community, who attended in stronger numbers than that of any year. It is computed that the number amounted close to 1,500. As regards the racing itself the figuring of the names of the well-known horses of Mr Jenkin Jen- kins, Blaenplwyf; Mr P. Lewis, Mydrim; Mr J. Hepsworth, Pendine Mr J. R. Evans, M.R.C.V.S., Llandyssul, etc., etc., on the programme, was sufficient guarantee that things were not inclined to be particu- larly slow. Such it proved to be all the events were hotly contested, while some were characterized with some really exciting finishes. The judges were Col. Howell, Pantgwyn; Col. Lewes, Llysnewydd and Mr D. J. Lloyd, Gilfachwen. The tarters-Co1. Newland, Dolhaidd Mr T. H. R. Hughes, M.F.H., Neuaddfawr Mr A. H. Jones, Pen- rallt; and Mr Evan Jones, Tyssul Castle. Field stewards-Messrs W Jones, Pengraigwen J. Wil- liams, Rhydfach T. Jones, Troedrhiwrhwch D. L. Jones, Cilgwyn Hotel J. Evans, Half Moon Hotel; E. Evans, coal merchant; T. Davies, Cwmcathan J. James, Pistyll House. Treasurer Mr J. Rees Harris, Metropolitan Bank. Hon. sec.—Mr J. A. Evans, M.R.C.V.S., Arfryn, who deserves the warmest thanks of the committee for conducting his onerous duties to their utmost satisfaction. The following is a list of the prizewinners :— Trotting matches for horses not exceeding three years old, not exceeding 13 hands. Distance about li mile. 1st, T. J. Mathias, Tyrdref Newcastle Emlyn's Gwendraeth Girl'; 2nd, T. Davies, Penlannoeth, Llanarth's 'Express Will'; 3rd, D. P. Davies, M.R.C.V.S., Lampeter's Lady Grey.' Trotting match open to all comers. Distance about 21; miles. 1st, Evan Lodwick, Ammanford's Amman 3ess'; 2nd, Dr Morris, Nantgaredig's Dolly' (ridden by Mr Rowlands, Red Lion, Carmarthen); 3rd, Rowlands, Cross Inn, Llanarth's Llanon Fly.' Open trotting matches for horses not exceeding 4 years old. Distance about 2 miles. 1st, T. Davies, Penlannoeth, Llanarth's 4 Nancy • 2nd, J. Davies, Castle Howell, Llandyssul's 4 Clettwr Fly.' Jumping competition. 1st, J. A. Evans, M.R.C.V.S., Llandyssul's 'Gir- afl*e' 2nd, John Jones, Alltgog, Llanwenog's Giraffe 11.' Open flat race for horses that never won a prize at any meeting before. 1st, P. Lewis, Mydrim, St. Clears' 4 Countess of Oxford, 2nd, D. Williams, Rhydfach, Llandyssul's Blackbird'; 3, Thomas, Harp, Carmarthen' Lily. Open hurdle race. Distance about 2 miles. 1st, Morgan, Cardigan's 4 Charlie'; 2nd, J. A. Evans, M.R.C.V.S., Llandyssul's 'Giraffe'; 3rd P. Lewis, Mydrim's 'Countess of Oxford.' Steeplechase, open to farmers and tradesmen residing within a radius of 20 miles. Distance about 2 miles over banks. lilst, J. Jenkins, Blaenplwvf, Talsarn's 'Nance o'r Glyn' and J. Jenkins's 'Will o' the Wisp' (dead heat); 3rd, Mr T. Jones, Lleinan, Bangor's 'Te-ify Bess.' Open flat race for ponies not exceeding 13.2 hands,and horses not exceeding 3 years old. Distance about 1 i mile. 1st, J. Ebsworth, Pendine, Carmarthenshire's Bride of the Sea'; 2nd, J. Hughes, Highmead Arms, Llanybyther 3rd. D. Griffiths. Royal George, Lam- peter's Fancy Girl. Open flat race. Distance about 2 milea. I ilst, J. Ebsworth, Pendine's Bride of the Sea 2nd, J. A. Evans, M.R.C.V.S., Llandyssul's 'Girafte'; 3rd, Morgans, Cardigan's Charlie.' Open Steeplecase, over the banking course. Distance about 2! miles. 1st, P. Lewis, Mydrim's 'Countess of Oxford'; 2nd, J. Jenkins, Blaenplwyf's 'Natuce o'r Glyn'; 3rd, J. Jenk.n's Will o' the Wisp.' Consolation race for hoi ses that have not won a first or second prize at this meeting. Distance about 1 on the flat. J 1st, Dr Morris, Nantgaredig 2nd, Thomas, Hp.rp, Carmarthen 3rd, R. Thomas, Berthlwyd, Llandyssul's Moses.'
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