W.H.COLLINS&CO. IRON, TIMBEB, AND Goal Merchants EAST STBEET. ED EG to notify that they have just > landed and bavo to arrive— •'• Ex " Maud Graham," 20,000 ft aisorted Kauri I Ex " Clyde," 10,000 ft W.P. Flooring and Lining Ex " Clyde," 7000 ft Totara and Bluok Pine Ex "Opotiki," 6000 ft White Pina Flooring and Lining Ex " Spray," 7000 ft White Pine Floor* ing and Lining, 4,000 ft Shelving To arrive direct from Home and bow dae, 400 Casks Cement 15 Tons Gavameed Roofing Iron 4000 ft Baltio Deals. Albo, — Wire Nails, Looks, Hinges, &o. FENCING WllliS, Barbed and Plain. —WE HAVE IN STOOK— Genuine White Lead, Bed Lead. Dryers, Raw and Boiled Oil, Mixed Paints, Window Glass (all sizes), Patty, Stains and Colors, Glne. — ALSO— Every description of Builders Ironmongery and Wood lurnery. NEWCASTLE COAL WESTPOiiT COAL KALYEJttN COAL . Inspection, Invited. Sporting / • ■• ■■ ■ ■-. • • ■ :.•;' .- :■■-. ■ <:.v ASHBURTON COTJJSITY l HUHTJLUB. INNUAL STEEPLECHASES Pbe held on the Racecourse, Ashbiwtfci ON ffEDMESDAY,_Angnst 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 : 5. H. Alington J. C. N Grigg Dr Leahy [ohn Corbitt J. Jackson H. G. Moo r W. P. Chapman J. Jamieson D, McKend r F, RusseU fUDGS— M. Stitt. Starter— D. Thomas Clerk of the Course— A. Hewson Clerk of the Scales—A. J. Kelly Handicappers— J. Corbitt, Dr Leaky M. Scott. PROGRAMME. Ihe 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 aoth, to go to the fund: Weights will be declared on Monday, July 29th. Acceptance ss, by 9p. 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 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 winner of this race to have the option of receiving the prize m a piece of plate or m specie. Selling Hack I<ace, of 10 soys, no weight under pst. 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 10s 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 advi rtised steeplechase. Weight for age. Maiden riders allowed 7lbs. Entrance with 15s by 9 pirn* on Saturday, July aoth to go to the fund. About two miles Ladies Bracelet Handicap, of 20 soys, the first horse to receive a bracelet of the valuo of 15 soys ; the second horse to receive a bracelet of the value of 5 soya. Open to all qualified hunters the property of members of any recognised Hunt Club. A high weight handicap, Gentlemen riders. Maiden riders allowed 7lb. 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 10s by 9 p.m. on Saturday, July 20th, to go to the funds Weights will be declared on Monday, July 29th, Acceptaane with 10s by 9p, m» on Saturday, August 3rd, About two miles on the flat Selling Hunters Steeplechase, a handi* cap of 10 soys, winner to be sold by auction immediately after the race, amount realised ibove 15 soys to go to the funds Of cne Club, Maiden riders allowed 7lbs. Post entry 10s 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 dis« putes 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, with the name, age at the time of entry, name of owner, pedigree, and perform* ances of the horse, and colors of the rider* Entries by telegram must be confirmed by writing at the earliest opportunity. N o nomination or acceptance will be receive on any pretence whatever after the hour named, and unless accompanied by the necessary 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 scales* Gentlemen Riders*— 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 event of bad weather of postponing the meeting from day to day or for any longer period. The Races will be run under the Rules of Racing an ? the New Zealand Grand Nation* i Steeplechase Rules^ m all case 3 where they *ppiy .^—.—^ _^
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