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Vice-Presi. dent—John Grigg. Judgb — Matthew Sti»t, Stewards— OW. ParaeU, W. B. Denshire, Hugo Friedlaader, W f M. Lyttelton, E. G. Crisp, T. C. N. Grigg, T.Leahy, J. M. Tweed, D. Thomas. TREASURER—David Thomas. Clerk of Scales— O. Digby. Clerk of Course— >A. Hewson, Handi« capper— G. Cutts. Starter— D. Thomas. AUTUMN~MEETING. THURSDAY "and FRIDAY, MAY 9ra and 10th, 1889. PBOGEAMIE. FIRST DAY. Handicap Hurdle Race, of 40 sovsj second horse to receive 5 soys from the stake. Two miles, over eight flights oi hutdles about 3ft 6in high, Nomination, . I sov.|*' acceptance, 1 soy. af WAKAitui Stakes Handicap, of 25 soys; second horse to receive 5 soys from the stake. District horses only. One mile. Nomination, iss ; acceptance, ios. 3. Ashburton Autumn Handicap, of 6c soys; second horse to receive 5 soya from the stake. One mile and a half. Nomination, 1% soys ; acceptance, i# sovsS 4, Novel Race, of 25 soys. The winner to be sold by auction immediately after the race, the whole of theproceeds to go to the funds of the Club. Weight, Bst, any overweight to be declared, Haifa mile. Entrance, ios. 5 District Welter Handicap, of 30 soys j second horse to receive 5 soys from the stake. District horses only. One mile and a half. Nomination, 1 soy ; acceptance, /os. 61 Flying Handicap, of 30 soys ; second horse to receive 5 soys from the stake. Three-quarters of a mile. Nomination, I soy; acceptance, ios. BEOONDJ>AY. r County Hurdle Rack Handicap} of 30 soys ; secdhd horse to receive 5 soys from the stake. District horses only. One mile and a half, t over six flights of hurdles about 3ft 6in high. Nomination, I soy ; acceptance, 103. • . Disposal Stakes, of 30 soys. The winner to be sold by auction immediatel after the race, the whole of the proceeds 5 go to the funds of the Club, Weight, Bst, any overweight to be declared. Three quarters of a mile. Entrance, ios. Grand Stand Handicap, of 50 soys ; second horse to receive 5 fOVS from the stake. One mile and a quarter. Nomination, I^ soys; acceptance, 1 soy. 4. Handicap Time Trot, of so soys. District horses only. Weight lost. Three miles. Nomination, ios; acceptance, ios. 5; Open Welter Handicap, of 35 soys; second horse to receive 5 soys from the 6take. The winner of the Grand Stand Handicap to carry 7lbs penalty. One mile. Nomination, 1 soy ; acceptance, I soy. Harvest Handicap, of 25 soys; second horse to receive 5 soys from the stake. District horses only. Three quarters of a mile. Nomination, 15s ; acceptance, 10;. RULES AND REGULATIONS. The meeting will be held under the Rules of Racing ; the Trotting Race under the Rules of the Canterbury Trotting Association. No entry will be received /.except on the condition that^fMin^^disputes,, and objec tions arising out of the racing shall be decided by the Stewards, cr whom-they-juay-appointr Their decision on all points connected with the carrying out of this programme shaU be final. A district horste shall mea^any fcorse thai has been commonly resident m The distric between the rivers Selwyn and Opihi, from February nth, 1889, and up to the date of the forthcoming meeting, and owned by a person who has resided m the said distrct during the same period. Five per cent will Ie deducted from the gross of ali moneys payable m accordance with this programme for the expenees of the conrse, AU nomination and acceptance fees to go to the fun^s of the Club. The Stewards reserve to ■ themselves the right to add a Consolation Race to the programme. > ,' NOMINATIONS. Nominations for all Handicaps, including the Trot ing Race, accompanied by fee, name, age, description, and performances of horse, and colors of the rider must be m the hands of the Secretary not later than 9 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, 1889. WEIGHTS. Handicaps for the first day's Races and Trotting Race, will be published on or ab-<ut May 31 d. Handicaps lor the second day's Races will be published at 7 o'clock on the evening of the first day^s racing. ACCEPTANCES AND ENTRIES. Acceptances for the first day's Handicaps and Entries for the Novel Race, must be m the hands of the Secretary not later than 9 p.m» on Monday, May 6th, 1889 ; acceptances for the second day's Handicaps and Entries for the Disposal Stakes, not later than 10 o'clock to the evening of the first day's racing. £c.crcUry, ,
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