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AN ATTRACTIVE PROGRAMME. Wc understand that the Committee of the Dunedin Jockey Club, who have for some time past been considering the advisability of framing a specially attractive programme for the Exhibition meeting, which has been fixed for the end of November and beginning of December, have so far completed theirarrangementsastoformulatea programme which is certain to engage a great deal of attention from horse-owners and sporting men in this and the neighboring colonies. Although some minor details have not yet been definitely dealt with, the programme will, we believe, be substantially to the following effect. On the FIRST DAY the ball will be opened with a Handicap Hurdle Race, of 150 sovs, of two miles and a distance. Then will follow a Maiden Plate, of 100 so vs, one mile and a-quarter. The next item will be the piece de resistance of the meeting, and furnish the most valuable stake yet offered in this colony. The event will be entitled the Exhibition Cup, of 1,500 sovs, with a sweepstakes of 15 sovs each ; distance one mile and seven furlongs. The second horse is to receive 200 sovs, and the third horse 100 sovs from the stakes, owners thus having strong inducements to run their horses out. Weights for this event will, of course, be postponed till after the decision of the New Zealand Cup, thus preventing a repetition of what happened when Nelson “ scooped the pool.” The principal two-year-old event of the meeting will be the Inaugural Stakes, of 250 sovs, five furlongs, and naturally the winner of the Welcome Stakes at the Christchurch meeting will be penalised to the extent of 7lb. Next come toe Carnival Handicap, of 200 sovs, six furlongs ; a Selling Race of 80 sovs, weight for age, one mile ; an Exhibition Commissioners" Purse Welter Handicap, of 120 sovs, six furlongs ; and the wind up will be a Post Stakes, of 30 sovs, six furlongs. Total stakes for the day, L 2.430. SECOND DAY. Proceedings will begin with the Tally-ho Handicap, of 120 sovs, one mile and a-half, to be immediately followed by a Selling Two-year-old Race, of 120 sovs, over a four furlong course. After tVie luncheon adjournment there will come on for decision the President’s Handicap, of 600 sovs, one mile and a-half, the second horse receiving 100 and the third 50 sovs from the stake. Then follow the Novel Race Handicap, of 100 sovs, six furlongs; the Spring Handicap, of 120 sovs, one mile; the Musselburgh Plate, of 100 sovs, five furlongs, weight for age ; the Tahuua Park High Weight Handicap, of 120 sovs, one mile and a furlong ; and the Scurry Stakes, of 20 sovs, five furlongs. Total stakes for the day, L 1,300. THIRD DAY, On the final day of the meeting sport will commence with the Pacific Hurdles, of 130 sovs, about two miles, to be followed by the Criterion Stakes, of 150 sovs, five furlongs, open to two-year-olds only. Then comes the St. Andrew’s Handicap, of 500 sovs, one mile and a-quarter, with 80 sovs for the second and 40 for the third horse. The next event is sure to produce a good field and to excite a deal of interest, it being a weight-for-age race of 300 sovs, and the distance one mile and aquarter. This event will be known as the Jubilee Plate. The concluding items on the programme will be a Grand Stand Handicap, of 120 sovs, six furlongs ; a Final Flutter, of 25 sovs, four furlongs; and the Consolation, lof 100 sovs, one mile. Total stakes for the day, L 1,325. Grand total, L 5,055.

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EXHIBITION RACE MEETING, Evening Star, Issue 7909, 17 May 1889

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EXHIBITION RACE MEETING Evening Star, Issue 7909, 17 May 1889