THE TEOTTING ASSOCIATION.
Wellington, July 10
The annual conference 1 of the New Zealand Trotting Association opened to-day. Mr McHaffie, the chairman, said there vas a growing confidence on the part of the public in the management of trotting. Las>t year thirty-three trotting meetings hud been held, .£24,125 paid in stakes, and j5190,970 passed through the totalisator. A letter was received from the Colonial Sacretary 6tating that the number of totalizator permits was 28, distributed among 16 clubs.
Ie was resolved that consideration of the amendments and the new rules of trotting be adjourned until the report of the subcointmttee upon the first code be brought before the conference. An exception was, however' made in regard to rule 5 of the constitution and the maximum expenses of members of the Association was increased from to £70.
Messrs McHaffie, Rattray, Selig, Mark and Kitchinham were appointed a committee to revise the constitution and rules of racing.
i'otalisator permits were allocated the same a3 last year.
Mr McHaffie was re-appointed chairman. Mr Selig, who had for some yeara acted as the Greymouth Club'a delegate, waa presented with a silver casket containing some valuable nuggets of West Coast gold.
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Sporting., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6618, 11 July 1905
Sporting. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6618, 11 July 1905
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