Williamson and Preece, TAILORS AND HABIT MAKERS (Latb or London and Biuimi-GHAM , LIVERY & MILITABY UNIFOBMB. LADJES 1 HABIT 3 AND JACKETS Made In the Latest Stylgr, townThall, EAST STfiEifiT, aSSBU RTON. 12 13S THE N.Z. TWEED COMP4HY HAVING decided to close their Aabburtcn lira a oh, will hold ONE WEEK'S SPECIAL SALE Termiaatiog on SATURDAY, JULY 6. No reasonable offar will bo refused as every line inuat be cleared at any Sacrifice. OOME AND SEE FOB YOURSELVES. MIND ONLY FOB ONE WEEK. N.Z. TWEED CO. Latb, Jchn Rubbell. NEXT WILLIAMS & BLAND EASr BTBEET ASHBURTOff. Sporting ASHBURTON COUNTY HUNTJGLUB. ANNUAL STEEPLECHASES TO be held on the Racecourse, Ashburton ON WEDNESDAY, August 7th, 1889 Patrons— Hon John McLean, Matthew Stitfc President— John Grigg Vice-presidents— G. H. Alington, W. B Denshire, Dr Leahy, D. McLean. W. C. Walker, M.H.R. Stewards : G. H. Alington J. C. N Grigg Dr Leahy Tohn Corbitt J. Jackson H. G. Moore W. P. Chapman J. Jamicson D, McKendry F. Russell Judge— M, Stitt, Starter— D. Thomas Clerk of the Course— A, Hewson Clerk of the Scales— A. J, Kelly Handicappers— J, Corbitt, Dr Leahy, M. Scott, PROGRAMME. The Hunters' Hurdle Race, a handicap of is aovs j second horse to receive 3 soys from the stake. For qualified hunters the property of members of the Ashburton County Hunt Club. Maiden riders allowed 7lbs. Nomination, with ios, by 9 p.m, on Saturday, July 20th, to go to the fund: Weights will be declared on Monday, July 29th, Acceptance ss, by 9 p.m. on Saturday, August 3rd. About two miles ; over eight flights of hurdles, about 3 feet 6 inches high. Hunt Club CJup Steeplechase, a handicap of 30 soys, second horse to receive 3 soys and third horse to receive 2 soys from the stake. Open to all qualified hunters, the property of members of any recognised Hunt Club. Minimum weight, lost. Maiden riders allowed 7lbs. Nomination with 15s by 9 p.m. on Saturday, July 20th, to go to the funds. Weights will be deolared on Monday, July 29th. Acceptance with 15s by 9 p.m. on Saturday, August 3rd. About three miles over such jumps and course as the Stewards shall direct. N ,B. The winder of this race to have the option of receiving the prize m a piece of plate or m specie. Selling Hack Kace, of io soys, no weight under 9<st. Winner to be sold by auction immediately after the race, amount realised above 10 soys to go to the funds of the Club. Post entry ios to go to the fund. Three quarters of a mile on the flat Maiden Steeplechase Plate, of 15 soy, lecond horse to receive 3 soys from the stake. For qualified hunters the property of members of the Ashburton County Hunt Club, that have never won an advertised steeplechase. Weight for age. Maiden riders allowed 7lbs. Entrance with 15s by 9 p.m« on Saturday, July 20th to go to the fund. About two miles Ladies Bracelet Handicap, of 20 soys, the first horse to receive a bracelet of the value of 15 soys ; the second horje to receive a bracelet of the value of 5 soys. Open to all qualified hunters the pre er ty of members of any recognised un t Club A , hi £\ weight h»7,i' icap ; Gentlemen riders. MaicV- r i de rs allowed 7lb. Horses V& or Z starting for this race must qualify over a flight of hurdles m front of the stand to the satisfaction of the Stewards. All horses to be nominated by ladies, Nomination with 10s by 9 p.m, on Saturday, July 20th, to go to the funds 1 Weights will be declared on Monday, Ju'y 29th, Acceptaane with ios by 9 p,m. on Saturday, August 3rd, About two miles on the flat Selling Hunters Steeplechase, a handicap of 10 soys, winner to be sold by auction immediately after the race, amount realised above 15 soys to go to the funds of the C üb. Maiden riders allowed 7lbs. Post entry ios to be made immediately after the Maiden Steeplechase is run. Weights will be declared alter the Ladies Bracelet is run. Acceptance free to be notified to the Secretary within ten minutes of the declaration of the weights, About one and a half miles GENERAL RULES* No entry will be received for any of the Races except upon this Condition :— That all disputes and objections arising out of the racing shall be decided by a majority of the Stewards present, or those whom they may appoint. Their decisions upon all points connected with the carrying out of this programme shall be 1 final. All entries to be sealed and addressed to the Secretary, Ashburton, entrance money enclosed, wi*h the name, age at the time oj entry, name of owner, pedigree, and performances of the horse, and colors of the rider. Entries by telegram must be confirmed bj Writing at the earliest opportunity. No nomination or acceptance will be received on any pretence whatever after the hour named, and unless accompanied by the necessarj amount m cash. All horses must be riden m colors< A qualified hunter shall mean any horse that has been fairly hunted at least three times with any recognised pack of hounds during the season 1889, and the Master's certificate of qualification must be produced at the scale?* Gentlemen Riders* — Names must be sc* '• to the Secretary on or before Aup"--' j' l f ir the approval of the Commit ° a!it 3 ra 101 wiSL s p - ceDt f - 1 be d u cted from al — ' . vowards the expenses of the Course. ihe "Committee reserve to themselves thi right of refusing any entry, and m the event o bad weather of postponing the meeting fron d*y to day or for any longer period* The Races will be run under the Rules 0 Racing and the New Zealand Grand Nationa Steeplechase Rules m all cases where the; «* ppl7# B, J, FOOKB, .

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Page 3 Advertisements Column 5 Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2162, 2 July 1889

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