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r TiDiio Notices. c SEEDS, PLANTS, &c » TREES. TREES. TREES. flLgftin tender my best thanks to my riimiorous Customers and Correspon dents for the support I have received from them, and assure them that I shall • •till conduct my Business m the future as { I have m the past, and all orders by post " f t otherwise will receive aiy 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 have one of the largest stock of Forest Trtes 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. Cupr«ssus Macrocarpa, I have * grand line. I make this a speciality. All my seedlings hay* been transplanted, being equal to those m boxes. I have •bout 100,000 one and two years old, also Roses »nd 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 "DORTER AMES JTORTER, NURSERYMAN and SEEDSMAN, AijLBNTON ASHBURTON ASHBURTON COUNTY HUNTJLUB. ANNUAL STEEPLECHASES TO be held on the Racecourse, Ashburton, on IEIJIffIAT, JPBT 6,10 Patrons —Hon. John McLean, Matthew Stitt. President —John Grigg. Vicb-Prbsidbnts— G. H. Alington, W. B. Denshire, Dr Leahy, D. McLean, W. C. Walker, M.H.R, Stewards —G. H. Alington, J, C. N. j Grigg, Dr Leahy, H. G. Moore, W. P. ( Chapman, J. Jamieson, D. MdKendry, 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. Hanmcafpers—Dr Leahy, M. Scott, F. Russell. PROGRAMME. 3, The Hunters' Hurdle Race, a handicap of 15 soys ; second horse tc receive 3 soys from the stake. For qualified hunters the property of members of the Ashburton Cr.unty Hunt Club. Maiden riders allowed 71bs. Nomination, 10s ; acceptance, ss. About two miles ; over eight fights of hurcles, about 3 feet 6 inches high. 9 Hunt Club Cup Steeplechase, a handicap of 30 sm 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 Inembers of any recognised Hunt Club. Minimum weight, lOst. Maklm 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 option of receiving the prize m a piece of plate or m specie. 3. Hack Race, of 10 kjvs, 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. Throe quarters of a mile on the flat. 4. Maiden Steeplechase Plate, of 15 soys ; second horse to receive 3 sovm 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 71b.s. Entrance 15s. About two miles. §* Ladies' Bracelet Handicap, of 20 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 syvs. Open to nil 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 n night 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 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 bo the Secretary, Ashburton, entrance money enclosed, with the name, Jigu <it 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. No nomination or acceptance will l»e 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 hoiv»th.'it 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 pent m to the Secretary on or before 2nd AugustJ for the approval of the Com mittec. 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 &v • Nominations to be accompanied by fees name, age, and description of the horse and colors of rider, and m the hands oi fke Secretary not Liter than 9 p.m. on SATURDAY, July lOrli, 1890. Weights will be declared on MONDAY, July 28th, 1890 Acceptances must be made to the Secretary not later than 9 p.m. on SATURJnY August 2nd, 1800 F J. FOOKS, tion Secretur

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Page 2 Advertisements Column 1, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2472, 23 July 1890

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Page 2 Advertisements Column 1 Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2472, 23 July 1890