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ruDiic Notices. SEEDS, PLANTS, &c TBEES. TREES. TREES. X A 6 ain 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 still conduct my Business in the future as I have in the past, and all orders by post r otherwise will receive my prompt attenKon. 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 Trees in Canterbury, about 40,000 Larch, two years old, 40,006 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 in boxes. I have *bout 100,000 one and two years old, also Roses and Fancy Shrubs in grea* variety, trees supplied and planted by m. will be guaranteed for 12 months. Catalogue sent post free on application. JAMES "DORTER AMES I OETBR, NURSERYMAN and SEEDSMAN, A.uLENTON ASHBURTON ASHBURTON COUNTY HUNTjOLUB. ANNUAL STEEPLECHASES TO be held on the Racecourse, Ashburton, on WEBSISBIT, AUfiDST 6 9 1&90 Pateons —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.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. 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 the Ashburton County Hunt Club. Maiden riders allowed 71bs, Nomination, 10s : acceptance, ss. About two miles ; over eight flights of hurcles, about 3 feet 6inches high. Hunt Club Cup Steeplechase, a handicap of 30 so\s ; second horse to receive 3 soys and third horso 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 Vlbs. 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 in a piece of plate or in specie. 3. Hack Race, of 10 sjvs, 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. 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 steeplechase. Weight tor age Maiden riders allowed 71bs. 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 receive a bracelet of the value of 5 soys. Open to all qualified hunters, the property of members of any recognised Hunt o?ub. A high weight handicap. | Gentlemen riders. Maiden rider allowed 71b. Horses before starting for this race must qualify over a flight of hurdles in front of the stand to the fiatisf action of the Stewards. Al 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 th« 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. 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 herses must be ridden in colors. A qualified hunter shall mean any horss 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 in to the Secretary on or before 2nd Augustjfor the approval of the Com mittee. Tftve 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 Rwles in all case here they apply NOMINATIONS &c Nominations to be accompanied by fees name, age, and description of the horse and coloil of rider, and in the hands of he Secretary not later than 9 p.m. on SATURDAY, July 19th, 1890. Weights will be declared on MONDAY July 28th, 1890* Acceptances musk be made to th Secretary not Liter than 9 p.m. o SATURDIY August 2nd, 1890 ' % j J. FOOKS, Po*> Secretary

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Page 4 Advertisements Column 5, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2482, 4 August 1890

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