Matson, Cox, and Co. Matson, Cox & Co., STOCK AND ESTATE AGENTS, LAND & MONEY BROKERS, AUCTIONEERS AND COMMISSION AGENTS, ASHBURTON. Their business will include the .management of Estates, Investment and Procuration of Money, Valuation of Properties, Stock, &c., and General Agency. They will hold throughout the District Public Auction Sales of Land, Live and Dead Stock; also on Market Days at Ashburton and Tinwald, Eat and Store Stock. They are also prepared to make Liberal Cash Advances on Properties, Stock, Wool, &c., placed in their hands for sale. MATSON, COX, & CO., Agents for Robey & Co.’s CELEBRATED THRESHING M ACHINES ’ 44a Saunders Bros. SAUNDERS BROS., MILLERS, GRAIN MERCHANTS, AND COMMISSION AGENTS, ASHBURTON. AGENTS FOP. THE LONDON AND LANCASHIRE FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY, AND THE NATIONAL MUTUAL LIFE ASSOCIATION OF AUSTRALASIA (LIMITED). 321 Educational. PROFESSIONAL. M'LACHLAN, of the Wakanui School, is prepared to receive a limited number of Pupils for instruction on the Piano and Harmonium. 289 g Terms on Application. Sporting. A SHBURTON RACING CLUB. ANNUAL MEETING. WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY, November, 17 and 18, ISBO. FIRST DAY. 1. Handicap Hurdle Race of 50 sovs. Distance, 2 miles, over 8 flights of about 3ft. 6in. high hurdles. Nomination 1 sov.; acceptance 2 sovs. 2. District Handicap Hurdle Race of 20 sovs. Distance, 1% mile, over 6 flights of about 3ft. 6in. high hurdles. Nomination 1 sov.; acceptance I sov. District horses only. 3. Ashburton Cup Handicap of 70 sovs., added to a sweepstake of 5 sovs. each for acceptors. Nomination, 2 sovs.; acceptance, 2 sovs. 2 miles. 4. Ladies’ Purse, of 25 sovs.; welterweights for age ; gentleman riders, who must be members of the Ashburton Racing Club. Entrance 2 sovs. i'/i mile. District horses only. 5. Selling Hack Race, of 10 sovs. No w-eight under Bst. Winner to be sold by auction immediately after the race for f 2O, any surplus to go to the fund. Post entry, I sov. ; about 1% mile. SECOND DAY. 1. County Steeplechase Handicap of 30 sovs. : over 2 miles of fair hunting country ; nomination I sov. ; acceptance 2 sovs. District horses only. 2. Racing Club Handicap, of 50 sovs. : nomination 2 sovs. ; acceptance 2 sovs. ; Weights to be declared at 9 p.m. on the evening of the first day’s racing ; miles. 3. Farmers’ Plate of 30 sovs. : weight for age ; entrance 2 sovs. ; 1 mile. 4. Consolation Handicap of 20 sovs. : for all horses beaten at this meeting ; nomination 1 sov. ; acceptance 2 sovs.; r mile. 5. Trotting Race (Handicap), of 15 sovs.; (Ist horse, 10 sovs ; 2nd horse, 5 sovs.) Catch weights ; 3 miles ; nomination 103. ; acceptance 1 sov. District horses only. Rules and Regulations. Qualification fee £2 2s. ; members of the Ashburton Racing Club nee. No entry will be received for any of the races except on the condition that all disputes shall be decided by.the Stewards, whose decisions in all cases shall be final. A district horse shall mean a horse which has been commonly resident in, and owned by a resident in the County previous to Sept. 1, 1880, and up to the date of the forthcoming meeting; provided always that any district horse shall not be disqualified from having run in his hona fide owner’s name in races outside the County during the above-mentioned term. iterbnry Jockey Club rules strictly •ed to unless otherwise specified, protest will be entertained unless L2 deposited, which will be forfeited d the protest, in the opinion of the mis, prove frivolous. . entries and nominations to he in rands of the Secretary, addressed uill’s Commercial Hotel, not later nine p.m. on Tuesday, November Weights will be published on •day, November 13th. ccptances .and Sweeps to bo paid to ecretary not later than nine p.m. on ight of Monday, November 15th. [ entries to be sealed and addressed to Secretary, Ashburton, enclosing nee fees, name and age of horse, and 3 of the rider. y jockey riding in other than his red colors will be fined one sovereign, n-ses walking over will receive only ;he stakes. JAMBS WILKIE, 2750 Hon. Sec FORMS PRINTED —“To Let” and “ For Sale ” —can be obtained at the Guardian Office,
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