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Public Notice. Ashburton steeplechase MEETING. SATURDAY, MAY 29th, 1880. List of Officers : President ; E. G. Wriglit, Esq., M.H.R. Vice-President : W. 0. Walker, Esq. Stewards : Mr. Hay T. Smith Mr. John Carter Mr. D. E. Corsbie Mr. R. Friedlancler Mr. Neil M‘Leau Mr. J. Hunt Mr. E. Saunders Mr. A. McLean Mr. E. S. Coster Dr. Ross Judge : Mr. M. Stitt. Starter : Mr. John Carter. Clerk of the Course : Mr. E. Saunders. Clerk of the Scales : Mr. E. F. Wright. Hon. Secretary : Mr. J. Wilkie. Hon. Treasurer : Mr. C. C. Fooks. Handicapper : Mr. H. P. Lance. FIRST RACE TO START AT 12,30 P.M, 1. Ashburton Handicap Steeplechase, of 40 govs., added to a sweepstakes of 2 sovs. each for acceptors ; over about 3 miles of fair hunting country ; nomination 2 sovs. 2. District Handicap of 20 sovs., added to a sweep of 2 sovs. for acceptors ; 2 miles ; nomination 1 sov., for district horses only. 3. The Wakanui Stakes, of 20 sovs.; weight for age ; open to all horses ; 2 miles ; entrance 1 sov. 4. Farmers’ Steepbchasb, of 15 sovs. ; about 1A miles ; weight for age ; entrance 1 sov.; for district horses only. 5. Hack Steeplechase, of 5 sovs.; 1 mile ; catch weights ; entrance 1 sov.; for district horses only. Rules and Regulations : The N.Z. Grand National Rules strictly adhered to, except where specified. A district horse shall mean a horse commonly resident in the County since March Ist, 1880, and the hona fide pro r perty of the owner ; and “ owner- ’ ,l shall mean a person pr persons commonly resi - dept in the County of Ashburton not less than six months previous to this meeting, The decision of the Stewards on all disputed points shall be final. No protest will bp received unless 2 soys, be deposited, which shall be forfeited if the protest be considered frivolous, Hominatiops fop- tbe Handicaps to be pept to the Secretary at Quill’s Hotel not later than 0 p.m. on Thursday, May 20th. Weights will be declared on Tuesday, May 25th. Acceptances on night of general entry, Wednesday, May 26th,.at 8 p.m. All entries to state age, color, and name of the horse, and the colors of the rider. JAMES WILKIE, Hon. Sec. Ashburton Steeplechases.

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Page 3 Advertisements Column 1 Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 101, 18 May 1880

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