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ruoiic Notices. SEEDS, PLANTS, &c TEEES. TEEES. TEEES. f-Lgain tender my best thanks to my numerous Customers avid Correspon dents for the support I have received from them, and assure them that I shall jitill conduct my Business m the future as I have m the past, and all orders by post r otherwise will receive *ny prompt attenHon. 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 email Fruits. I have one of the largest stock of Forest Trees m Canterbury, about 40,000 Larch, •uro years old, 40,000 do. one year old, and 100,000 Pinus Insignis, 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 m boxes. I have •bout 100,000 one and two years old, also Hoses and Fancy Shrubs m great variety. J 3trees supplied and planted by m^ will be guaranteed for 12 months. Catalogue sent post free on application. JAMES X>OETEIt AMES ± ORTER, NURSERYMAN and SEEDSMAN, AwLE N T O N ASHBURTON ASHBURTON COUNTY HUNTJLUB. ANNUAL STEEPLECHASES TO be held on the Racecourse, Ashburton, on fIDiTOlY,]p$Hl() Patrons —Hon. John McLean, Matthew Stitt. President—John Grigg. Vice-Presidents—G. H. Alington, W. B. Denshire, Dr Leahy, D. McLean, W. C. Walker, M.H.B. 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. Handicapfers—Dr Leahy, M. Scott, 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 "die Ashburton GV.unty j Hunt Club. Maiden riders allowed 71bs. Nomination, 10s ; acceptance, ss. About two miles ; over eight flights of hurc*les, about 3 feet 6inches high. 2 Hunt Club Cvi» Steeplechase, n handicap of 30 sen s ; second horse to receive 3 soys 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, lOat. Maiden riders allowed 71bs. Nomination, las ; acceptance, 15s. About three miles, over such jumps and course as the Stewards shall direct. N.B.— Tho winner of this race to have the option of receiving tho prize m a piece of plate or m specie. 3. Hack Race, of 10 hjvs, no weight under 10st. For horses that have never been nominated for a handicap or any..classic nwxi. P<m*o«try ion, 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 tho Ashburton County Hunt Club, that have never won an advertised steeplechase. Weight for age. Maiden riders allowed, 71b.s. Entrance 15s. About two miles. 5 Ladies' Bracelet Handicap, of 20 soys ; the first 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 <if 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 3ovs. 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 nil 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 enti-y, 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. No nomination or acceptance will be received on nny 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 horsF 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 tho Rules f Racing and the New Zealand Grand National Steeplechase Rules m all cases where they apply. NOMINATIONS AcNominations to be accompanied by fees name, age, and description of the horse and colors of rider, and m the hands oi he Secretary not later than 9 p.m. on ATURDAY, July 19th, 1890. Weights will be declared on MONDAY July 28th, 1890 Acceptances must be made to tli Secretary not latsr than 9 p.m. on ijyn. Secretary; '

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Page 2 Advertisements Column 1, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2468, 18 July 1890

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Page 2 Advertisements Column 1 Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2468, 18 July 1890