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FRHVIOITB TO STOCK-TAKING. S.W. AB3N.&C?S CLEARING SALE OF WINTER DBAPERT JACKETS, ULSTKRS, DRIBS GOOD?; MILLINERY &c. COMMENCING SATURDAY, JULY sth. Tk« Pttbli« will h«ye an opportunity •f getting GENUINE BARGAINS at S. W. ABBSN & CBS CHEAP CLEARING SALE ISHBURTON COUNTY~~~ HUNTJ3LUB. ANNUAL STEEPLECHASES rpo b* held on the Racecourse, AshJL burton, on WEDSESDAT, M6DST 1,10 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.R. Stewards—G. H. Alington, J, C. N. Grigg, Dr Leahy, H. G. Moore, W. P. Chapman, J. Jamieson, D. MoKendry, G. A. Buckley, H. H. Wright, W. Rollit. Judge—M. Stifct. Starter—D. Thomas. Clerk of thb Course—A. Hewson. Clerk of the Scales—A. J. Kelly. Handioappers—Dr Leahy, M. Scott F. Russell. i PROGRAMME. 1. Thb Hunters' Hurdle Race, a handicap of 15 sots ; second horse tc receive 3 bots from fcho steke. For qualified hunters the property of members of the Ashburton. County Hunt Club. Maiden riders allowed 7lbs. Nomination, 10s ; acceptance, ss. About two miles ; over eight flights of hurdles, about 3 feet 6inches high. Hunt Club Cup Steeplechase, a handicap of 30 soys ; 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 Hrait Club. Minimum weight, lOst. Maiden 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 s^vs, no weight. Under lOsfc. For horses that have fcever been nominated for a handicap #r any classic race. Post ontry 10s, to go to the fund. Three quarters of: a mile on the flat. 4. Maiden Steeplechase Plate, of 15----sovs ; 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 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 recognisied 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. Al horses to be nominated by ladies j Nomination, 10s ; acceptance, 10s. j About two miles on the flat;. 6 Consolation Steeplechase, * handicap of 10 sots. Nomination 10s, to be mad* to the Secretary immediaiel 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 fee 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 tie hour named, and unless accompanied by tlhe necessary amount m cash. All Worses must be ridden m colors. A quailed hunter shall mean any hore*that has be^n fairly hunted at least three times with any recognised pack of hounds during the season 1890, and the Master's certificate of qualification mu&t be produced at the scales. Gentlemen riders. — Names must be gent mto the Secretary oji or before 2nd Augustjfor the approval of the Com mitfcee. Fire 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 eriod. The Races will be run under the Rules of Racing and the New Zealimd Grand National Steeplechase Rules m all case her* 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 Secretary not later than 9 p.m. on SATURDAY, July 19th, 1890. Weights will be declared on MONDAY ! July 28th, 1890 Acceptances musi be macle to th ■Secretary not later than 9 p.m. o 'AITCTCB August 2nd. 1890 J J. FOOKS,. Hob Secretary

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Page 4 Advertisements Column 4, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2483, 5 August 1890

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Page 4 Advertisements Column 4 Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2483, 5 August 1890