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THE RULES OF RACING

The Danedin ijuokey Qlnb on Monday night held a special mee^iog to ooosider the alterations m the Rales of Racing made Hy tie Wellington Ouaferetioo reoeutly. Blost of tha alterttlons were agreed to, bat It was reaolved to propose that the date of coming into force of the new roles should not be fixed, nntll another oonferonce had been held la Danodin datlug the Exhibition. The following resolatloD, whioh was unanimously carried, will show whioh rales the Olob dissented from : — "That, seeing tbe members of the Danedin Jockey Olab have oonaldered it neoetsary to dleagree with some of the proposed alterations made by the oonferenoo held at Well Ing tou on 31st July last, tha following reas:n<! for bo doing shall be leepip-fully forwarded to the various metropolitan plubs :— (1) That a me abllglag all pcograpjraea to be advertised m the official calendar la not of enough Importance to justify the extra expense, and ooosider the alterations suggested m the resolution jaat oarriod will meet all that is required. (2) Thit if the amount, per ci m for ono meeting is raised to £100 it will seriously afijot some of tho small me jblngs lo this district whioh havo heretofore been wpH conducted. Tbe Uw ar ■*t present wprjts y/ithout complaint or abllS 0 , »cd there se'ewa no good reason for ohftpg ng it. (3) That the mombara of the olub regrot that thocoDforoncodld Dot ai;rce to the proponnl made by ltsdalegate regarding the amount of stakes to ba slven, as provided by rale 22, sub-sootlon V.— name'Ff that ths amount be reduced from £200 to £^0 poi Horn for dubs holding two msettugs In tbo ye.if, or allow the procant fisod amount to be appliosbio to club) within a reasonable rndlai of large centres of population ; nod are of oplrlon thnt tbo present law so seriously effects Reveral long-oetabHshtd and well-conduoted country olubu that they otrongly urge the commltteo to continue Its effjrta m the direction ladlo«t<d, cud would further BUggest that a conferonoo of d. legates from the metropolilau olubs be arranged to oteot m Ounpdia during the Exhibition mnotlog."

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THE RULES OF RACING Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2224, 12 September 1889

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