ASHBURTON RACING CLUB
* Ihe aonual meeting of the Ashburton facing Clat?, which h?td been postponed from the previouß Saturday, was held last Saturday CTeaing at the Club Room, Commercial Hotel. There was not a large attendance; H* G. W, Purnell, Chairman of Committee took the chair. Three new members were elected. An approximate balance sheet (some accounts being still open) was bubmitted, showing receipts to be £1498 12s sd, including balance f om 1887-8 13s 3d ; rent of course and reserve, .£BS; nomination and acceptance fees, 15s ; receipts from selling races, £97 S s » sa^ es °^ P" v^ e g es » cards and gate money, £248 is 2 1 ; totalisator, £481 16s : and members' subscriptions .£4O, 7s. ' Expenditure. £,l^iz ids 9^, including buildings and '. iroproVeroerits at course, 15s 4<l ; stakes, j and advertising, wages, and sundries, 15s sd, leaving a credit bijance of: is id. This was considered very satisfactory, but consideratwn of the details Was deferred to an' adjourned meeting 'to beheld on SaJb^rdciy^, July wljitn also the j report for the yej.r will be sybrnit,te<^i. The following officers for the ensuing year were then elected :— President, Mr E. G. Wright ; Vice-President, Mr John Grigg j Treasurer, Mr D. Thomas ; Jijdge, Mr M. Stitt ; Stewards, Messrs C. W. Purnell, Hugo FriecJlander, J). Thomas, E. G. Crisp, W. B. 'Denshire, f. C. N: <Jxigg» T. Leahy, W. Lyttelton, E. Saunders ; Clerk of Scal.e?, tyv R Friedlander j Clerk of Course, Mr A. Hewson; Stirtcr, Mr Pj Thomas j H&ndicapDers, The
Committee ; Committee, Messrs C. W. ?urnell, E. G. Crisp, W. B .Denshire, Hugo ?ricdlander, T. Leahy, E. Saunders, J. M. Pweed, and the Treasurer, Clerk of Scales md Clerk of Course ex-bfficio. A meeting of the Committee was then held, vhen the use of the Racecourse was granted o the Ashburton County Hunt Club for their g Steeplechase meeting on August 7. t
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