TEE NEW BACING RULES.
Wellington, August 21. The racing ruleß, as amended by the. recent meotjDg of delegates from Metropolitan Oluba, ore m the hands of the printer, and will be published shortly. Provision is made that all meetings of over £100 are to be adverfeed m the racing oalauder. The amount of added money to be given by Clubs holding one or more meetings a year is fixed, and no Clnb giving lees th,an a £100 a day will be allowed to use the totalisator. The regulations m eoonection with the oae of tho machine hive bean revised, and persons laying odds to be determined by the jjotalieator are found guilty of corrupt nraof Joe. Tfre minimum weights In hurdle "' -UapUenaee handicaps have been m? and b-v 4 —• "»«'«BboctWely. ijew oreasedaeveu puu.... - -iii^ have regulations reepeotlug bteepleou.,.. "'""■■ been Introduced, also a scale of weight-for-ago. Ownera registering colors are I required to pay a fee, and they are to have the sole right to use those oolora. Gentlemen riders ate to be nominated by two members of a Club, and elected every yesr. Dirquallfioatlon by Metropolitan Clubs la to take effect Immediately throughout the Colony, but disqualification by oountty Olubi will not do so until endorsed by the Metropolitan Club to which they are affiliated. la case of *> walk-over In hurdle or steepleobaae races, the hortie will not be required to jump the hurdles, eto,, but merely to go to tho starting poßt. No races are to occupy more than twenty minutes In running, and If that time la exceeded the Stewards shall order the Jndge to leave the box. During the winter months, from May 31 to Sept.. 1, the minimum weight carded In flat races Is fixed at lOat. Not more than one Olub Is to use the came courso, unless apodal peculislon la obtained from a Metropolitan Olub. The Metropolitan Oloba will not icoogntae trotting or pony raolng. In sell* Ing raoes, half the surplus over the selling prloe shall go to the second horse, and tho remainder to the raoe funds. There are numerous verbal alterations. The new rales * 111 come Into operation on Cot, 1
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