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r naiio Notices. SEEDS, PLANTS, &c TBEE3. TREKS. TREES. f i. ?J ain tender my best thanks to my . I numerous Customers and Oorrespon dents for tLc support I have received from them, and assure them that I shall still conduct my Business m the future as I have m tho 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 largest stock of Forest Trees m Canterbury, about 40,000 Larch, two years old, 40,000 do. one year old, and 100,000 Pinus Insignia, 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 •ibout 100,000 one and two years old, also Roses and Fancy Shrubs m great variety. A trees supplied and planted by m^ will be guaranteed for 12 months. Catalogue sent post free on application. JAMES ~D°RTEK AMES 1 ORTER, NURSERYMAN and SEEDSMAN, A.uLE N T O N ASHBURTOJs ASHBURTON COUNTY HUNTJLUB. ANNUAL STEEPLECHASES TO be held on the Racecourse, Ashburton, on WEDESDAY, AB6UST 6,1590 Patrons —Hon. John McLean, Matthew Stitt. President—John Grigg. Vice-Pkesidents—G. H. Alington, 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. -Handicafpers—Dr Leahy, M. Scott, F. Russell. PROGRAMME. 1. The Hunters' Hurdle Race, a handicap of 15 sovk ; second horse to receive ii soys from the stake. For qualified hunters the property of members of *;he Ashburton Cr.unty Hunt Club. Maiden riders allowed Tibs, Nomination, 10s : acceptance, lis. About two miles : over eight flights of hurclos, about 3 feet 6inches high. 2 l Hunt Club Cup Steeplechase, a handicap of 30 sot, s ; second horse to receive 3 soys and third horse to receive 2 hoys from the stake. Open to all qualified hunters, the property of members of any recognised Hunt Club. Minimum weight, Maiden riders allowed Tibs. Nomination, 15s ; 'Acceptance, 15s. About three miles, over such jumps find course as the Stewards shall direct. N.B.— The winner of this nice to have the option of receiving the prize m a pioue of plate or m .specie. 3. Hack Rack, of 10 .«>vs, no weight under 10,-it. For burses that have never been nominated for a handicap ov any classic race. Post entry 10s, U> go to tho fund. Three quarters of a mile on the flat. 4. Maiden Steeplechase Plate, of 15 soys ; second 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 steeploeh,vie. Weight for age. Maiden rldei-s allowed Tibs.' Entrance 15s. About two miles. 5 Ladies' Bracelet Handicap, of 20 wjvs ; the iirst horse to receive ;i bracelet of the value of 15 soys , the •second horse to receive a bracelet of the value of 5 sovk. Open to all qualified hunters, the property of members of any recognised Hunt Club. A high weight handicap. Gentlemen riders. Maiden rider allowed Tib. Horses before starting for this race must qualify over a flight <A 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 1 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 felie time of entry, name of owner, pedigree, and performances of the, and eokvtK of the rider. XSntruis by telegram must be confirmed by writing at the earliest opportunity. No noiniwtttion or acceptance will be I received on any pretence whatever after the hour named, awl unless accompanied by tke necessary amount m cash. All horses must be ridden m colors. A qualified hunter .shall mean «ny hor.?«-: that has been fairly hunted at least three times witli any recognised pack of h.,und.s during the season 1890, and the Master's certificate of qualification must be produced :it. the scales. Gentlemen riders. Names must be sent ju to the Secretary on or before 2nd August for the approval of the Committee* * Fiv pei' cent will be deducted from all winnng.s towards the expenses of the Course. Tit c Committee reserve to themselves the right of refusing any (jntry, and m the event of bad weather of j^stponiiu^ the meeting from day to cUy or for njij longer eriod. The Races wilJ be run under the Rules , Racing and the New Zealand Grand tional "steeplechase Rulox m all cases here they apply. NOMINATIONS &v '< NtfiaiiWiiJons to bo accompanied by fees ame, age- and description of tho horse nd colors of rider, and m the hands of c S'^TPtin-y iv.t. later than 9 p.m. on \Tf TTvi)Ay. JiuV J»th, 18U0. " •I.V."'i...'j.i-.ri will !)o ileckrod on MONDAY ■-. V '890 ::• ■- must b^ made io fch .. y t ;>t lalvr than 9 p.m. on Won Sepretar

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Page 2 Advertisements Column 1, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2470, 21 July 1890

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Page 2 Advertisements Column 1 Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2470, 21 July 1890