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ruDiio Notices. SEEDS, PLANTS, <fee TREES, TEEES, TREES. r Again tender my best thanks to my numerous Customers and Correspon dents for the support I have received from them,.and assure them that I shall Bfcill conduct my Business m the future as I have m the past, and all orders bj' post r otherwise will receive *ny prompt attenrion. My Apple Trees are all worked on the blight proof stock, and are clean, and well grown ; also Pears, Plums, Chorries, Apricots, anil all kinds of small Fruits. I have one of the largest stock of Forest Trees m Canterbury, about 40,000 Larch, two years old, 40,000 do. one ye,ar old, and 100,000 Pinus Insignis, one and two years old; Cupressus Macroeaf pa, I have a grand line. I make this a: speciality. All my seedlings have been transplanted^ being equal to those m boxes. I have I *bout 100,000 one and two years old, also Roses and Fancy Shrubs m great variety. All trees supplied and planted bymi will be guaranteed for 12 months. Catalogue sent post free on application. JAMES T)ORTER AMES XORTER, NURSERYMAN and SEEDSMAN, A. xj LENT O N ■ ASHBURTO& ASHBURTON COUNTY HUNT_CLUB. ANNUAL STEEPLECHASES TO be held on the Racecourse, Ashburton, on WEDSESDAY.iIJeUST 6,1890 Patrons —Hon. John McLean, Matthew Stitt. \" . PRESIDENT—John Grigg. Vice-Presidents— G. H. Alingtoh, W. B. Denshire, Dr Leahy, D. McLean, W. C. Walker, M.H.R. Stewards—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 of the Scales—A. J. Kelly. Handicappers—Dr Leahy, M. Scotty F. Russell. „.:.'.. PROGRAMME.^ 1. The 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 71bs, Nomination, 10s ; acceptance, ss. ut o miles ; over eight flights of hurc bout S feet 6 inches high. 2. Hunt Club Cup eplechase, a handicap of 30 ov cond horse to. receive 3 soys and third horse to receive 2 soys from the stake. Open? •}» all qualified hunters, the property i of members of any recognised Hunt Club. Minimum weight, lOst. Maiden riders allowed 71b«. 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 option of receiving the prize m a piece of plate or m specie. 3. Hack Rack, of 10 soys, no weight under lOst. For horses that have never been nominated for a handicap or any classic race. Post entry 10s, to go to the fund. Three quarters of a mile on the flat. i. 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 steeplechase. Weight for age. Maiden riders allowed 71bs. Entrance 15s. About two miles. 5. Ladies' Bracelet Handicap, of 90 soys; the first horse to receive a bracelet of the value of 15 soys , the second horse to receive 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 rider allowed 71b. 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, 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 whoih 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 performances of the horse, and colors of the rider. Entries by telegram must be confirmed by writing at the earliest opportunity. "]S'o nomination or acceptance will ba received on any pretence whatever after the hour named, and unless accompanied, by the necessary amount m cash. All horses must be ridden m colors. . A qualified hunter shall mean any horfp that has been fairly hunted at least three times with any recognised pack of hounds during the season 1890, 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 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 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 and the New Zealand Grand. National Steeplechase Rules m 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 m the hands of he Secretai-y not later than 9 p.m. on SATURDAY, July 19th, 1890. Weights will be declared on MONDAY uly23th, 1890 . Acceptances must be made to th ecretary not latsr than 9 p.m. o ATURDIY, August 2nd, 1890, E. J. FOOKS,

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Page 3 Advertisements Column 6, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2462, 9 July 1890

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Page 3 Advertisements Column 6 Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2462, 9 July 1890