Sporting. RACING CLUB. ANNUAL MEETING. WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY, November, 17 and 18, 1880. FIRST DAY. 1. Handicap Hurdle Race of 50 sovs. Distance, ■ 2 miles, over 8 flights of about 3ft. 6in. high hurdles. Nomination I sov.; acceptance 2 sovs. 2. District Handicap Hurdle Race of 20 sovs. Distance, i l /z 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. IN emulation, 2 sovs.; acceptance, 2 s«vs. 2 miles. 4. Ladies’ Purse, of 25 sovs.; welter weights for age ; gentleman riders, who must be members of the Ashburton Racing Club. Entrance 2 sovs. I % mile. District ho; ses only. 5. Selling Hack Race, of 10 sovs. No weight under Bst. Winner to be sold by auction immediately after the race for any surplus to go to the fund. Post entry, I sov. j about i^.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 forage ; entrance 2 sovs. ; 1 mile. 4. District Farmers’ Plate, of 30 sovs.; weight for age ; entrance 2 sovs; I mile. For district horses only. 5. Consolation Handicap of 20 sovs. : for all horses beaten at this meeting ; nomination 1 sov. ; acceptance 2 sovs.; I mile. 6. Trotting Race (Handicap), of 15 sovs;: (Isthorse, 10 sovs ; 2nd horse, 5 sovs.) Catch weights ; 3 miles ; nomination 10s. ; acceptance 1 sov. District ; horses only. Rules and Regulations. Qualification fee £2 2s. ; members of I the Ashburton Racing Club free. 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. Canterbury Jockey Club rules strictly adhered to unless otherwise specified. .'No protest will be entertained unless L2 ,2s be deposited, which will be forfeited should the protest, in the opinion of the Stewards, prove frivolous. All entries and nominations to be in the hands of the Secretary, addressed to Quill’s Commercial Hotel, not later than nine p.m. on Tuesday, November 2nd. Weights will be published on Saturday, November 13th. Acceptances and Sweeps to be paid to the Secretary not later than nine p.m. on the night of Monday, November 15th. All entries to be sealed and addressed to the Secretary, Ashburton, enclosing entrance fees, name and age of horse, and colors of the rider. Any jockey riding in other than his declared colors will be fined one sovereign. Horses walking over will receive only half the stakes. JAMES WILKIE, 275 g Hon. Sec. Business Notices. v J * ... CO-OPERATIVE BAK ER Y, ASHBURTON. A. Thiele THANKS the Public for their liberal Support during the time he has been in business, and hopes for a continuance of their favors. By supplying only the yery best goods, and paying unremitting attention to his patrons, ho hopes to deserve the patronage he solicits. All orders for Pastry, &c., punctually attended to. Picnic Parties, Balls, and Soirees, supplied on reasonable terms. A. THIELE, CO OPERATIVE BAKERY. 800 ■ REDUCTION. CHEAPER THAN EVER. OA A, AA A FEET of BOARDS and OUU,U\/U SCANTLINGS, must be sold ; also, a large quantity of Flooring, Match Lining, Rusticated Architraves, Skirtings, superior Totara Shingles, Firewood, Stakes, Posts, Rails, &c. Apply at HAYES’ TIMBER YARDS, East street, Ashburton. N.B.—Orders can be delivered at any railway station on the main or branch Hues, direct from the Mills, of any size, length, or quantity. 738 a ASHBURTON WOOL - SCOURING WORKS. ■piLEECE WOOL, LOCKS, and Pieces scoured at lowest current rates. 316 CYRUS HOMERSHAM, ■ ' NOTICE. A SMITH, ' Machinst, having made • arrangements with Mr. J. R. Steele for a portion of his Premises, begs to inform the inhabitants of Ashburton and district that he is open for Repairing and Adjusting every description of Sewing Machine and Galvanic Apparatus. First-class Workmanship guaranteed. Medical Coils and Batteries made to order on the most improved principle. 358 O O D NEWS. GREAT REDUCTION. FORE-QUARTERS LAMB, each Is. 6d. HIND-QUARTERS DO. ... 2s. Od. Beef and Mutton at proportionate rates. Every description of Small Goods always on hand. Hams and Bacon, Quality guaranteed, O. Digby, BUTCHER, T A N V B E D STREET, AsHBUfiXON. 435
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