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Sporting, Athletics, &c. g OUT H RAKiIA ANNUA Sports, \ To be held on BOXING DAY, TUESDAY, DEC. 26, 1882. PROGRAMME -Prizes. Ist 2nd 3rd 1. District Hack Race, 1 mile,at 11 a.m. ... sharp 80s 20s 2. District Trotting Match, 3 miles, at 11.30 a. m 100 s 60s ATHLETIC SPORTS. At 12 o’clock. 16. 100 Yards Race, for men 50 years and upwards; handicap of 1 yard for every year over 50 ... 20s 10s 17. 100 Yards, for boys under 12 yearr ... 10s 7s6d 5a 18. Sack Race ... ... 10s 6s —• 19. Three-legged Race, 150yds 10s 6s

A number of Prizes will be competed for by children during the day. Events 3 and 7 open to all comers; all others confined to residents in the South Rakaia Road Board district. All protests, with a deposit of os, must be lodged with the Secretary, to bo forfeited if protest not sustained. , All protests to be decided by the Working Committee. Three entries or no competition. Entrance Pees For Horse Races, 10s; Old Men’s and boys under 16 years, Is; Boys under 'l2 and Women’s Races, free. All other events, 2s 6d. ARTHUR COX, Hon. Secretary. Rakaia, Dec. 18th, 1882. A SHBURTON CALEDONIAN SOCIETY. Annual Sports. The Fourth Annual Sports Meeting of the Ashburton Caledonian Society will be held on BOXING DAY, On the Society’s New Sports Ground, North-west Belt, When the Prizes enumerated below will be competed for : Programme of Sports : Ist 2nd Prize. Prize. 1. Quoits ... ... ... 40s 20s 2. Open Handicap Hurdle Race, 440 yards, six hurdles—Men ... ... 40s 20s 3. One Mile Handicap Walking Race ... ... 40s 20a 4. PipeMi>£ic(Pibrochsand Marches) 60s 20s i 5. 100 Yards Plat Race Open ... , 40s 20s 6. Running High Jump— Men ... ... ... 30s 15s 7. Running High Jump— Boys 10s 5s 8. Scotch Reel (in Highland costume) 60s 20s 9. Grand Handicap Flat Races of 200 yards, 300 yards, and 440 yards (200 yards heat to be run after Scotch Reel)...loos 60s A third prize of 40s will also bs given 10. Tossing the Caber ... 40s 20s 11. Standing High Jump ... 30s 16s 12. Pipe Music (Reels and Strathspeys) 60s 20s 13 Sack Race—2ooyards... 20a 10s 14 Grand Handicap yards, heat 15. Sword Dance, or Ghilie

mon from Fire Brigades, Cricket Clubs, Volunteers, Football Clubs, Brass Bands, and members of other Clubs ...100s 27. Handicap Consolation Bace—2ooyaids ... 40s 20s ' A number of PhIZES will be competed for by CHILDREN during the day. Special prize to the best Highland Dancer, under 16 years—A silver medal, ; by Mr Malcolm Miller. Special prizes, presented by F. Hill, Esq., Somerset Hotel— For the Grand Handicap Flat Races, Silver Cup, valued at : for the Mile Handicap Flat Race, Silver Cup, valued at £3; for Music, St Andrew’s Cross, valued at £3; for Dancing Highland Fling, St Andrew’s Cross, valued at £3. Special Prize, presented by Mrs Butler, Family Hotel- F< r Dancing Irish Reel, Silver Medal; and a 2nd prize of £1 by the Society. The time for nominations for all handicap races has been extended to 20th December. Nominations for all Handicap Races must be in the Secretary’s hands by five o’clock of the 20th December. Acceptances can be lodged at any time up to time of starting. Nomination fee on all Handicaps per cent, of the first prize. Acceptance fee, do. Entrance money for ill evenis 5 per cent, of the first prize. Admission to ground, Is; children under 10 years, half-price. Horse and vehicle, Is ; 2 horses and vehicle, 2s; saddle horse, la. Members free. Sports to commence at 10 o'clock promptly. J AS, C. DUNCAN, d 7 V Secretary. miIERMAL SPRINGS DISTRICT.— ; J. Pamphlet containing information , relative to the Sale of the Rotorua Town-' ship ON SALE at the Office of this Paper

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Page 1 Advertisements Column 7, Ashburton Guardian, Volume IV, Issue 825, 22 December 1882

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