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Sporting. rjl IN WA L D ANNUAL RACES. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15, 1885. President, 0. J. Hawdon ; vice-president, D. McLean ; judge, M. Stitt; stewards, G. James, E. Gates, A. McLeod, D. McLeod, F. Lewis, J. Begg, D. Tippett ; treasurer, M. Scott; starter, Dr Leahy ; clerk of the scales, A. Harrison ; clerk of the course, B. Hanks; hancicappres, S. Saunders, 0. 0. Fooks, and Dr Leahy. First race to start at 12.30 p.m, 1— Hurdle Handicap of 12 sova ; 1£ miles ; over six flights of hurdles 3ft 6in high; second horse to receive L2 from the stake ; nomination, 10s; acceptance, 10s. 2 Tinwald Cup of 25 sova ; 1£ miles ; second horse to receive 5 sovs from the stake ; nomination, 1 sov; acceptance, 1 sov. 3 Trotting Handicap of 12 sovs; 2 miles ; second horse to receive 2 sovs from the stake; 10st up; nomination, 10s ; acceptance, 10s. 4 Maiden Plate of 10 sovs ; 1 mile ; w.f.a., for horses that have never won public money prior to the date of entry; entry, 1 sov. 5 Selling Hack Race of 10 sova; 1, mite ; winner to be sold for Ll 5, any surplus to go to the funds ; Bst up ; entry, 1 sov. 6 Consolation Handicap of 10 sovs ; 1 mile ; nomination, 10s ; acceptance, 10s. 7 Farmers’ Trot of 6 sovs; 2 miles ; catch weights ; post entry, 10s ; for farmers' horses that have never won public money. 8— Hurry Scurry, a sweepstake of 10s each ; mile. Nominations close on April 4, at 9 p.m., at Scott’s Hotel. Acceptances close at 9 p.m. on April 11, at Scott’s Hotel. Entries for the Maiden Plate close at 9 p.m. on April 11, at Scott’s Hotel. Rules and Regulations. All nomination and acceptances go to the race fund. The Ashburton Racing Club rules strictly adhered to. Five per cent, to he deducted from all moneys paid for expenses of the course. Three horses to start in each event, or no race. Admission—adults, Is ; saddle-horses, Is ; horse and conveyance, Is each. These races are only open to district horses, that is those horaes commonly residing in the Ashburton County since January 1, 1885. No protest will be entertained nnless lodged with the Secretary within twenty minutes after the race has been run, and accompanied by a deposit of LI, which will be forfeited should the protest not be sustained, proof of such protest to be forthcoming within seven days from date of race. The decision of the Committee in all cases of disputes will be final. Messrs Hobbs and Goodwin’s totalisator will be on the ground. A first-class band will be in attendance. Name, age and colors of riders of horses to be declared when nominated. J. HESELTINE, 3 369 Secretary. Business Notices. Strawberries, Strawberries, STRAWBERRIES, And other Fruit for sale, wholesale and retail, price moderate. B. BROOMFIELD, Kent Nursery, Allenton. 12 2242

CHAMPION Cord Binder, FARMERS contemplating purchasing a Binder this season should first see the above machine, and carefully examine the numerous improvements. In case any Farmers have not been able to attend the trials held, some opinions of those who have used the Champion are here appended. EDWARD REECE, Agent for Eew Zealand. Greendale, January 2, 1885. Mb. E. Reece. Dear Sir, —I am pleased to be able to inform you that since purchasing my Champion Cord Binder 1 have cut and tied 30 acres of grass seed, much tangled with clover and trefoil, and the machine did its work well. The relief rake and new butter are great improvements, and are indispensable for all kinds of crops. I find the machine very light draft and easily handled, well built and strong, and I think yon ought to do well with the Champion.—Yours truly, G. Eidqen. Burnside, January 3, 1885. Mr E. Reece. Dear Sir, —In reply to your enquiry as to my opinion of the new Champion Cord Binder, tried on my farm daring last harvest, 1 may say it was worked for days together in the heaviest and in all kinds of crops—viz., wheat, oats and barley—and in every case gave entire satisfaction. It is a very clean cutting machine, and leaves a clear stubble. The binding is equally good and reliable. It is a very strong machine, simple in construction, easily managed, and thoroughly practicable. To anyone requiring a machine, I consider it quite equal to any in the market, and in some points superior. Yours truly, \V. Boag. We, the undersigned farmers, having been present at the Exhibition of the ! Champion lord Binder as made at Mr] Cherry’s Farm, Eyreton, hereby express our complete satisfaction with the efficient way the grain was handled. The numerous improvements in the machine are most invaluable, and contributed materially to the success of the trial.—(Signed) F. Denton Henry Fenwick Robert Dailey George Bailey Thomas Burgin Tnomas Davies H. Beal Hay Smith David Lundy Charles Overton, Waipapa George Smith H. Martin James Leahy Hugh Elder 1 58 and 20 others

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Page 1 Advertisements Column 7, Ashburton Guardian, Volume V, Issue 1510, 10 April 1885

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Page 1 Advertisements Column 7 Ashburton Guardian, Volume V, Issue 1510, 10 April 1885