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A meeting of ths of the ,bova Club was bald onSaturday evening , aafc. Present —Mr B. G. Orisjj (in (be hair), and Messrs S. Sanriderk, 0. 0. rooks, M. Stitt, Dr Boss, and- the reeve- . ary (Mr J. O. Bell}. . The sub-committee * appointed for the purpose (Messrs Stitt, Fooka, and Roys) reported that/they had,, jone over the plantations with, the secretary, and were satisfied with the manner in which The contractors (Messrs Sealey Bros.) had done the work ; they also re- » commended that gaps in the gorse be at once filled up with plants. The sub-com-mittee also reported having visited the running course, and were of -opinion thatit was no use attempting to improve it while' tenants had possession of the-, ground for cropping. It would be better to either let the reserve for a '"et op and leave the coarse intact, or,’ if the course was made, that the reserve sjumld not be let at all. With regard to The improvements of the running course,' the subcommittee recommended that, wh ea the work is determined on, the whole of the course should be ploughed up and* cleared of stones, also that about 80‘chains from the grand stand to the two mile post be top dressed for about one-third of the width on thei inside- mailing, and the whole running course sown- down in the spring, and well rolled. -The secretary read a report which inter alia stated that a net profit, of Cs 9d had been made on the autumn meeting, and that there was at present a credit balance in hand of L 57 18s 3d clear of all liabilities. Two .offers were received for; leasing Iho racecourse reserve. After, 'discussion, Mr Crisp proposed, Dr .Ross seconded, and it was carried unahimously-pf That Mr Jas. Lemon have a lease of the reserve for a crop of oats, and that the money in band be expended in providing grass seed sufficient to sow the ground. ” > The secretary was authorised to have The gone plants putin the fences; and, in conjunction with - the treasurer, te settle outstanding accounts. Consideration of. sqme other matters mentioned ’ in 'the secretary’s report was deferred until the£ next race meeting is decided on. The meeting then adjourned. ' .

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ASHBURTON RACING CLUB., Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 642, 22 May 1882

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ASHBURTON RACING CLUB. Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 642, 22 May 1882

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