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A meeting of the Committee of the Ash* burton Raoing Olub waa held on Saturday evening. Tenders were reoeived for the working of the totalieator at the race meetings to be held by the Glub for the ensuing three yeara, and that of Messrs Mason and Roborts was aaoepted. The draught programme for the Spring Race Mooting, on Ootober 17th and 18th, was considered, and after slight emendation was adopted as follows: — First Day — Handioap HurdlOjßaoe, of -10 sovfl, two miles ; Maiden Plate (Distriot Race), of 20 boys, one mile ; Ashburton Gup Handioap, of 70 iovs, one mile and a half; Windermere Handioap (Distriot Race), of 25 boys, three-quarters of a mile ; Novel Race, of 25 soys, half a mile ; Spring Handioap, of 30 boys, one mile ; Distriot Welter Handioap, of 25 soys, one mile and a quarter, Second Day— County Hurdle Race Handioap, of 85 aovs, one mile and a half ; Ashburton Raoing Olub Handiaap, of 80 aovs, one mile and a quarter; Disposal Stakes, of 30 iovb, three-quarters of a mile ; Welter Handioap, of 35 oovb, one mile and a half ; Trotting Handioap, of 20 boys. two miles ; Flying Handioap, of 30 soys, five furlongs ; County Plate Handioap, of 30 boys, one mile. The Ground Committee's report and recommendations wero read, and after long consideration it was resolvod to prooeed with the erection of a new shilling stand, with confectioner's and publican's booths beneath ; toercot now gates at the entrance to the course; to rearrange the eaddling-nodcjook fenoeß so as to give more room to speO'ntqrs of the raoing, and fenoe m the weighing yo'pm • and to lay asphalt or cement paths butwepn the various rooms. It was a'so deoided to invite suggestions icom owners and trainers of horses m the locality as to how the conßtruation and maintenance o( R training Iracl* oouia, be. arranged lorj ~ &tm

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ASHBUBTON RAGING CLUB., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2192, 6 August 1889

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ASHBUBTON RAGING CLUB. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2192, 6 August 1889

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