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A committee meeting was held at tbe race course on tbe 20th inst., at which were present—Messrs John Parkinson, W. F. Parkinson, R. 0 Bradley, B. M. Morton, J. C. C. Gebbie, John F. Buchanan, and F. Millet.

The object of the meeting was to pay out liabilities and consider the finances of tbe Club.

Letters were receired from Mr E. Hayward asking to be released from fine imposed for not racing in regis tered colours.

Mr Bradley proposed tbat the consideration of this matter be postponed and to be considered later by the chairman.

Seconded by Mr Morten and car ried.

From Mr W. Thompson, lessee of tbe racing ground, claiming a sum of £27 for damage done and loss sustained through tbe action of the club in improving tbe course.

It was resolved that the letter be marked read.

From Mr MoDougall, intimating that he considered it would be an ira provement to have one larger totalis ator in lieu of three smaller ones, provided the club will slightly extend tbe present accommodation.

It was resolved that this matter be postponed for the consideration of the general meeting of tbe club.

From Messrs Meares and Williams stating that tbe mortgagee would be pleased if the club would pay off the liability on the club's freehold, at tbe same time stating that the club is /not compelled to do so under the Mortgage Act.

It was resolved, on the motion of Mr Gebbie seconded by Mr W. F. Parkinson, that £200 be paid by the club, and that Messrs Buchanan and Morten arrange to finance the balance for the club.

Mr Morten proposed that the first race is being held too early in the day, and tbat the first race should not be started until 1 o'clock p.m. in future, and that Messrs J. Parkinson (chairman), and Morten be deputed to wait on the Traffic Manager, N,Z. Railways, on the subject, and more especially relative to the early hour at which the horse train leaves Christchurch, which the Club considered should not be earlier than 9.30 a.m. | After some further discussion on various matters, the interim balance sheet as under was discussed, and great satisfaction was expressed, especially as the day of tbe races was not tbe most favourable, the bad state of the morning having proved a pre ventaiive to a great number of horses and persons from attending :— 1015 Interim Balance Sheet of the Akaroa County Racing Club.

a 'arter and use of gear .. .. 8 8 0 Improvements, material, and iabonr 166 8 9 -.*. Commi--ipn fn s'l" of cards .. 810 10 Government Inx (nppros) .. 200 0 0 Band 9 10 0 Cup, ribbon, and sßd.ll-cl ths .. Vi 1.3 0 * Gatek»Bi nrs iind labour .. .. 34 17 8 * Third pirty insurance .. ~ 5 0 0 Refreshments .. .. .. 4 5 8 Honorariums O.J.C and assistant secretary .. ~ ... 10 0 0 -7 County rates 1 0 ii ~ Ho'f ypar'-i interest on 'a m .. !0 0 0 Advertising nnd printing (npp'-(x) 01 0 0 Barman .. .... ..100 Balance 2fß 10 11 S "A-~K £1358 17 0

Receipts— £ g. d. Balance brought forward .. 219 IG 3 Membera' subscriptions te date 54 8 0 Half year's rent of Hill Farm .. 10 0 0 Gates ia? 0 0 Totalisstor and half surplus .. Ci.'5 17 0 Sale of race cards ,. ,. 63 li 0 Change returned 10 0 0 Oyster .. .. ,. 10 0 Publican's bioth 30 0 0 Luncheon bjoth .. .. .. 5 0 0 Nom'nationa and accfptances .. 183 5 0 Fines for wrong colours .. 1 (I 0 £135817 9 Disbursements— Interest, audit, conferences, and charges .. .. .. 34 19 0 Stakes 470 0 0 Handicapping 14 14 0 Detectives 8 S 0 Clerks cf scales 8 0 0

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AKAROA COUNTY RACING CLUB., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3409, 26 March 1915

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AKAROA COUNTY RACING CLUB. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3409, 26 March 1915

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