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rnoiio Notices. SEEDS, PLANTS, &c TBEES. TIMSES. TREES. I Again tender my best thanks to my numerous Customers and Correspon dente for tl.e support I have received from them, and assure them that I shall ■till conduct my Business in the future as I hare in the past, and all orders by post r otherwise will receive *ny prompt attention: My Apple Trees are all worked on the blight proof stock, and are clean and well grown ; also Pears, Plums, Cherries, Apricots, and all kinds of small Fruits. I nave one of the larga^t stock of Foreat Trees in Canterbury, about 40,000 Larch, two years old, 40,000 do. one year old, and 100,000 Pinus lnsignis, one and two years old. Cupressus Macrocarpa, I have a grand line. I make this a speciality. All my ..seedlings have been transplanted, being equal to those in boxes. I have about 100,000 one and two years old, also Roses and Fancy Shrubs, in great variety. All trees supplied and planted by me will be guaranteed for 12 months. Catalogue sent post free on application. TAMES "DORTER J AMES _L ORTER, NURSERYMAN ahd SEEDSMAN, A ju'l E N T O N ASHBURTOfc ASHBURTON COUNTY HUNT_CLUB. ANNUAL STEEPLECHASES rPO be held on the Racecourse, AshJL burton, on TOSEiAY,WSI 6,M Patrons —Hon. John McLean, Matthew Stitt. President —.John Grigg. Vicb-Pbssidents— G. H. Alington, W. B. Denshire, Dr Leahy, D. McLean, W. C. Walker, M.H.R. StBWABDS—G. H. Alington, J, C. N. Grigg, Dr Leahy, H. G. Moore, W. P. Chapman, J. Jamieson, D. McKendry, G. A. Buckley, H. H. Wright, -W. Rollit. Judge—M. Stitt. Starter—D. Thomas. Clerk of the Course —A. Hewson. Clerk op the Scales—A. J. Kelly. Handioappbrs—Dr Leahy, M. Scott, F. Russell. PROGRAMME 1. The ' Hunters' Hcjrdle Race, a - handicap of 15 soys ; second horse to receive 3 soys from the stake. For qualified hunters the property of members of 'ihe Ashburton County Hunt Club. Maiden riders allowed 71bs. Nomination, 10s ; acceptance, ss. Ab:> ut o miles ; over eight flights of hurc 1 bout 3 feet 6 inches high. 2. Hunt Club Ccp eplechase, n handicap of 30 soy cond horse to receive 3 soya 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 71bs. Nomination, 15s ; acceptance, 15s. About three miles, over such jumps and course as the Stewards shall direct. N.B.— The winner of this race to have the 1 option of receiving the prise in a piece of .plate or in specie. 3. Hack Race, of 10 soys, no writrht under 9st. For horses that lmve never been nominated for a handicap (or any classic race. Post entry 10t>, to go to the fund. Three quarters of a mile on the flat. 4. Maiden Steeplechase Plate, 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, that have never won an advertised steeple- *- chase. Weight for age. Maiden riders allowed 7lb». Entrance 15s. About two miles. 5. Ladies' Bracelet Handicap, of 20 soys ; the first horse to receive a bracelet of the value of 15 soys ; the second horse to recoive 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 n flight of hurdles in front of the stand to the satisfaction of the Stewards. All horses to be nominated by ladies. Nomination, 10s ; acceptance, 10s. About two miles on the flat. 6 Consolation Steeplechase, a handicap of 10 soys. Nomination 10s, to be made to the Secretary immediately after the Ladies' Bracelet is run; acceptance free; to be notified to the Secretary within 10 minutes of the declaration of the weights. About one mile and a half. 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, with the name, age at the time of entiy, name of owner, pedigree, and performances of the horse, and; cbloi'H 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 in cash. All horses must be ridden in colors. A qualified hunter shall mean any horse that has been fairly hunted at least three - times with any recognised pack of huiinds during the season 1889, and the Master's Certificate of qualification must be produced at the scales. Gentlemen riders.—Names must be gent in to the Secretary on or before 2nd August 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 in 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 and the New Zealand Grand National Steeplechase Rules in all cases where they apply. ' NOMINATIONS &c Nominations to be accompanied by fees name, age, and description of the horse and colors of rider, and in the hands oi the Secretary not later than 9 p.m. on SATURDAY, July 19th, 1890. Weights will be declared on MONDAY, Jnly 28th, 1890 Acceptances must be made to the Secretary nofc later than 9 p.m. on SATURDAY, August 2nd, 1800. E. J. FOOKS, Hun S eijjt r

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Page 2 Advertisements Column 1, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2454, 30 June 1890

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