Williamson and Preece, TAILORS AND FT & BIT MAKERS (Latb ov London and Bikmivgham , LTVERY & MILVtIrVT UNIFOBMB. LADJES 1 HABIT* AND JACKET? Made m the Latest Styles. ToWN~HALjI, EAST BTBEET, ASHBURTON. 12 133 THE N.Z. TWEED COMP4NY HA VI tt dcided to close their Asbburtrn braooh, will hold ONE WEEK 'S SPECIAL SALE Terminating on SATURDAY, JULY 6. No reasonable offer will be refused as every line must be cleared at any Sacrifice, 00ME AND SEE FOR YOURSELVES. MIND ONLY FOR ONE WEEK. K.Z. TWEED CO. Late,. John Russell. NEXT WILLIAMS & BLAND EAST STREET ASEBURTiXNT. ~ Sporting ASHBURTON COUNTY HUNTJLUBANNUAL STEEPLECHASES TO be held on the Racecourse, Ashburton ON WEDNKDsT, jMout 7th, 1889 Patrons— Hon John McLean, Matthew Stitt 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 John Corbitt J. Jackson H. G. Moore W. P. Chapman J. Jamieson 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 15 soys ; 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 funds 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 Cup Steeplechase, a handicap of 30 soys, second horse to receive 3 soys and third horse to reeefve 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. Komina. tion 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 pm. on Saturday, August 3rd. About three miles over such jumps and course as the Stewards shall direct. N.B. The winner of this race to have the option of receiving the prize m a piece of plate or m specie. Selling Hack Kace, of 10 soys, no weight under 9st. 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 ; , second 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 on Saturday, July 20th to go to the fund. About two miles Ladies Bracelet Handicap, of 20 sqvs, the first horse to receive a bracelet of the value of 15 soys ; the second horse to receive a bracelet of the value of 5 soys. Open to all qualified hunters the property of members of any recognised Hunt Club. A high weight handicap, Gentlemen riders. Maiden riders allowed 71b. Horses before 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 ios by 9 p.m. on Saturday, July 20th, to go to the funds Weights will be declared on Monday, Ju'y 29th. Acceptaane with ios by 9 p,m, en Saturday, August 3rd, About tv?t> miles on the flat Selling Hunters Steeplechase, a handicap of 10 soys, winner to be sold by auc'.ion immediately after the race, amount realised above 15 soys to go to the funds of the Cub, Maiden riders allowed 7lbs. Post en'iy ios to be made immediately after the Maiden Steeplechase is ran. Weights will be dec'ared after the Ladies Brrcelet 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 final. All entries to be sealed and addressed to the Secretary, Ashburton, entrance money enclosed, wi»h the name, age at the time of entry, name of owner, pedigree, and performances of the horse, and co'ors of the rider. Entries by telegram must be confirmed by 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 necessary amount m cash* AH 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 Beason 1889, and the Master's certificate of qualification must be produced at the scales. Gentlemen Ridersi — Names must be sent m to the Secretary on or before August 3rd for the approval of the Committee. Five per cent will be deducted from all winnings towards the expenses of the Course. The Committee reserve to themselves the right of refusing any entry, and m the qv«nt of bad weather of postponing the. meeting from day to day or for any longer, period* 1 The Kaces will be ytm under the Rules of Racing and the New Zealand Grand National Steeplechase Rules m all cases where they ' * E»T, FQOKS,

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Page 3 Advertisements Column 6 Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2164, 4 July 1889

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