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FOUND — Two Bhcepskina, between Ashbnrton and Wheatßtono 12 17 WALTER HAYMAtf. NOTIOK fa hereby given that the Clerk will be m attendance at the R.MT Court Office, South Bakals, on TUESDAY, 4th instant, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. By Order. j. R. COLYEB, 12 16 Clerk of Court. Sporting RAKAIA ANNUAL SPORTS & RACES, To be held m the Domaia ON BOXING DA^, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER, 26th, iBBf. j HORSERACES, To oommoaix-St IZ'O"ClbckV~ ! i< Hurdle Race/ of 10 soys. Over six flights of hurdles, 3ft 6in high,; and two brush jumps. Second horse, 2 soys, 2 miles. Entrance, £l 2. Flying Stakes, 'of 10 soys. Abeut % mile. Second horse, 2 soys. Entrance, £v 1 3. Ladies Purse, of 10 govs. One mile and a-half. Second horse, 2 soys. Entrance, £1. To be entered by ladies. 4. Handicap Saddle Trot (distance behind scratch) of 10 soys. Three miles. Horses breaking must pull immediately and go 1 and trot io the satisfaction of the Stewards, or be disqualified. Second horse, 2 soys. Nomination, ios ; accept* ance, ios. . 5. Farmers PiAtp, of io soys. One mile and a half, Second horse, z soys. Entrance, £l. 6j Hurry Scurry ; a sweepstake of ios each; with I soy aflded. Once round the course. Catch weights. No winner of any of the above events allowed to start. Post entries. RULES. 1. No professional jockey will be allowed to ride. 2. All events to be 'confined to the South Rakaia and Mount Hutt Road Board Dig(nets, and five miles north of the Rakaia river, end ten miles west of the railway line. 3. "Weights, for all races— list for three-year-olds, i2st stone for four -year-olds, and I2st 7lb for 5, 6, and aged. 4. No horse that has won more than ;£io m one event will be allowed to compete. 5. The races are open to any horse commonly resident m the prescribed district from the Ist of Octobtr, 1888 and owned by a person who has resided m the said district (luring the same period, 6. Nominations for Saddle Trot with fee of ios each, age, description and performance of hqrse must be deposited with the i. ecretary at Rakaia, not later than 8 p.m, on Saturday, December 15th, 1888. Acceptances ana general entries, together with fees, by 6 p.m, on Wednesday, December 19th. Jn all cases the names, fees, ages of horses, and colors of riders must accompany nominations. 7. 411 protests mnst be given m writing to the Secretary within thirty minutes after the race has been run, together with the sum of £1, which shall be forfeited if, m the opinion of the Committee, the protest is frivolous, 8. No entry will be received unless all the above conditions are complied with, and on the condition that all disputes, claims, and objections arising out of the racing shall be dcci ed by the Committee or whom they may appoint. Their decision on all points to be final. The Committee reserve the right to hold over any stake until satisfied that the qualification of entry is correct and the onus of proof shall lie with the owner. Also to postpone the races if necessary through wet weather. 9. No second .prize will be given unless three or more horses compete. 10. Any prize npt claimed within seven days from the day of the races' will be forfeited and go to the funds. ATHLETIC SPORTS; To commence at 10,30 punctually : Eleven events for good money prises. RULES. 1. Entrance fees for all events, not otherwise specified, 2s 6d each. 2. All events confined to the same district as for horse races, 3. No second prize, will be given unless three or more compete. ■■ Nominations f»r men's iopyds, 440 yds, mile race and hurdle race must be lodged with the Secretary before 8 p.m. on Saturday, Istt December. All other events post entry. Admission to ground— is for each adult, anc is for each horse not competing m the races. The Burnham Brass Band will play during the day. Refreshments and other amusement! oh the ground. A BALL will be held m the evening m th.« Rakaia Town Hall. Dance t» commence at g p.m. Admission— Gentlemen, 23 6 d; ladies, 0 1 freei; 'Children not admitted. .- -0 fcAWRENCE OXLEY, ( II S.CCJCU7

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2002, 1 December 1888

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Page 3 Advertisements Column 2 Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2002, 1 December 1888