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From: Dennis Ahern <>
Subject: Re: Excerpts from Irish newspapers
Date: Tue, 7 Oct 2003 03:18:03 +0000 (UTC)


From The Cork Examiner, 24 February 1863 -

GREAT AUCTION OF HORSES.
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A VERY large meeting of the city and county gentlemen
interested in horse flesh took place at Dr. Ashe's,
V.S., in this city, on Saturday last. The company were
composed of the first men in the locality, who evidently
came for the purpose of doing business. The spacious
yard, lately completed by Dr. Ashe, was a model of
neatness and utility ; and the new Turkish bath for
horses and dogs created much interest among those
present.
The show of horses was excellent, and the desire to
purchase was evinced by the quick knocking down of
various animals. Amongst some of the principal lots
sold was a harness mare, or charger, 28 guineas, to
Mr. Herrick ; a brown mare, 37 guineas, to Mr. Brash
; a grey gelding, 13 guineas, to Mr. Litchfield ; a
brown mare, 10 guineas, to Mr. Wakeham ; a neat
chesnut pony, 9œ guineas, to Mr. A. W. Lawe ; a
chesnut horse, 5œ guineas, to Mr. Reardon ; a drag,
17 guineas, to Mr. Wilkinson ; a brown horse, 6
guineas, to Mr. Hewson. Several other horses and
ponies were then knocked down at fair prices, and
altogether the auction was one of the most spirited and
satisfactory character that has been held for the past
year.
Mr. Marsh, sen., acted on the occasion with his
usual tact, good humour and ability.
All the horses sold subject to opinion were
afterwards professionally examined by Dr. Ashe.

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