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Lost. £1 Eeward. LOST, from Wakamii, on Monday, November Ist, One Chestnut HACK, branded HD on the left shoulder, with hollow back. Last seen in the direction of Barrhill.—Anyone returning him to Friedlander Bros, will receive the above Eeward. 487 Sporting. & TROTTING CLUB. PRELIMINARY PRO JRAMME (Subject to alterations.) DECEMBER 16th, 18 80. List of Officers: Starter. N. M‘Lean, Esq.; M. Stitt, Esq.; Hon. Treasurer, O. Digby Esq.; Hon. Sec., H. 0. Jacobson, Esq ; Handicappers, Messrs. Clerk of the Course, S. Saunders, Esq. First Race to start at 1 p. m. 1. Maiden Trot, in saddle, of aovs; for all horses which have never won £5 in public. Three miles. No weight less than 10 stone. Entrance 15s. 2. Maiden Harness Trotting Race, of sovs. Four miles,. To be ran in two-wheeled vehicles of. any description. Entrance 15s. 3. Ashburton Champion Handicap Trotting Race, in saddle, of, soys. Entry 1 sov.; .acceptance ■ I sov. Four miles. Weights 12 stone 4 pound. . 4. The Buggy Tournament Handicap, of four miles, for sovs. Entry 1 sov.; acceptance 1 sov. Any fourwheeled vehicle owned by a member of the Club allowed tq enter. 5. Welter Handicap Rack, of sovs,. Three miles. Entry log..- To.be ridden by members of the Club. No weight less than 15 stone. RULES AND REGULATIONS. Entries for Nos. 1,2, and sto be made by 5 p.m. on Monday 13th December, 18S0. '

Nominations for Nos. 3 and 4 will be received up till same time., .■ 'f Handicaps will be declared ‘.on the ground, and acceptances to be made within fifteen minutes after the posting of the handicaps. - No horse will be allowed to compete at this meeting unless owned and commonly resident in the district previous to November Ist. In any race three horses must start to qualify the first horse to claim the full stake. If only two start, one-half of the stake will be given, and no money will be awarded for a walk-over. Five per cent, deducted from all prizes for expenses. _ Full programme will be published in the issue of the Ashburton GuAKDiAN on Tuesday, December 7th. H. C. JACOBSON, 649 Hon. Sec. Sports. ASHBURTON CALEDONIAN SOCIETY’S ANNUAL GAT HE RING; 5 THE: SECOND; ' Annual Sports Meeting of the Ashburton CALEDONIAN SOCIETY will be held in the Agricultural and Pastoral Asssociation’s Show Ground, Ashburton, on MO N DA Y AND TUESDAY, December 27th and 28th, When the prizes enumerated below will be competed for. Judges for the Sports: For Pipe Music —Messrs. Donald M'Lean, A M'Coll, M'Kinnon, and J. Mac Lean Dunn. For Quoit Throwing —Messrs. G. M. Robinson and George Kidd. For Caber, Stone, and Hammer Throwing —Messrs. Stitt, Hay 'Smith, and W. Anderson, For Highland Dancing and Best Dressed Highlander Messrs. Donald M'Lean,; M'Kinnon, Dr. Stuart and A. M‘Coll. For Irish Dancing Messrs. John Boyle, John Black, H. Cullen, and D. Fitzgerald. For Vaulting and Jumping—Messrs. Reid, Quill, and Millar. Racing Han dicappers—-Messrs. Anderson and Digby. Judge—Mr. M. Stitt. Starter—Mr. S. Saunders.

PROGRAMME OF SPORTS: zst prize 2nd prize £ s. £ s. 1. Pipe Music —Pibrochs... 4ro“i 10 ~ Reels & Strathspeys 4 .0 • 110 2. Quoits ... ... ' ..; 10" ,0 10 3. Open Handicap Hurdle Race, ■44oyds, 6 hurdles 3 0 .1 10 4. Handicap Hurdle Race, : * , for Boys, 440yds, for boys not over 16 ... 1 0 0 10, 5. Running High Jump ... 1 0 010 G. Running High Jump, for boys under 16 ... ... 010 0 5 7. Tossing the Caber ... 2 0 1 0 8. Standing High Jump ... 1 0 - 010 9. 100 Yards Race, open 2 0 1 0 10.. Highland Reel ; ... 3 0 110 11. Highland Fling ... 3 0 110 12. Sword Dance ... ... 3 0 1 10Entrance Money, Five per Cent, on amount of first prize. Entries can be made with the Secretary ) up to Eleven o’clock on the. day of the > sports, for such events as have not come -' off, except-for events Hos., 22, entries for which-must be in by’hodn on the Bth December. For these cap events the handicaps will be declared :' on the : 15th December, and acceptances; must be in the Secretary’s hands by noon of the 22nd December. ... Members are reminded that their tickets. expired on the 30th September last, and that their subscriptions are now due. These ate to be paid at'once td- ; the Secretary or Treasurer. ' ■■■ - .. ■ J. ; MaoLEAN .DUNN,. ; . 665 Horn Secretary. ; MR. GAYGILL,of Walker , street, Christchurch, is AUTHORISED r to CAHTASS for Advertisements for Tata " Ashburton Guardian,

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Page 2 Advertisements Column 5 Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 210, 7 December 1880

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