Wednesday, December 30, 2015


near Timaru

Agamemnon stands 16 hands and is 4 years old. 
2nd at Timaru as a Yearling, 2nd at Christchurch as a Yearling; met the same colts at Timaru and Christchurch the following year and was placed 1st before them, meeting at Christchurch a ring of eight others; 1st at Oamaru as a two-year-old, beating the Irish hunter's stock, Wicklow; also 1st at Dunedin, beating Wicklow stock, also Merry Stanton stock, and 1st at Christchurch as a three-year-old; 1st at Timaru as a three- year-old; 1st at Oamaru a three-year-old also 2nd in the All Age Class as a Hackney Entire, at Oamaru.
Timaru Herald, Volume LX, Issue 2827, 4 October 1898, Page 4

reverse inscription - "Matched pair sold to Dr ? for two hundred guineas"

Mr Simmons, of Compstall, sold to Dr Townend, of Christchurch, on Saturday last, a pair of the best upstanding carriage horses ever seen in South Canterbury. They were examined by Mr Lillico, the Government veterinary surgeon, who passed them as sound. On account of enquiries regarding the above pair, several would-be purchasers both in Otago and Canterbury will be disappointed. We understand that the price obtained was very satisfactory.
Timaru Herald, Volume LXXV, Issue 11592, 30 October 1901, Page 2

Dr Townend's grand-daughter was Nina Caroline Studley-Herbert, 12th Countess of Seafield, at her death in 1969, she was the second richest woman in Britain after the Queen. Townend's second wife was Annie Quayle Moore the only surviving daughter of George Henry Moore of Glenmark.


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