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By Order of her Majesty's Master of the Horse, the following

Queen's Plate Articles are substituted for those hitherto in force.
Jan. 25, 1847.

[It is her Majesty's Command, that these following Rules

be observed by the Owners and Riders of all such
Horses, Mares, and Geldings, as shall run for her
Majesty's Plates at Newmarket and elsewhere.]

any more for this or any of her Majesty's Plates hereafter.

VII. Every horse, mare, or gelding, that runneth on the wrong side

of the post or flags, or is distanced in any of the heats, shall have

no share of the said Plates, nor be suffered to run any more.

VIII. When any of her Majesty's Plates are appointed to be

run in heats, the horse, mare, or gelding that winneth any two heats winneth the Plate, but if three several horses, mares, or geldings win each of them a heat, then those three and only they to run a fourth heat, and the horse, mare, or gelding

that winneth the fourth heat shall have the Plate.. IX. When the age or qualification of a horse entered for any of her

Majesty's Plates shall be objected to, either before or after running, the Stewards of the Races at which such Plate is run for shall have the power to order an examination of the horse's mouth by competent persons, and to call for all such evidence as they may require, and their decision shall be final unless they shall think fit to refer the matter to the Stewards of the Jockey Club for the time being, in which case the decision of the said Stewards of the Jockey Club shall be final. A Certificate shall not be granted to any horse objected to until the question of his qualification shall

be decided in the manner herein prescribed. X. And in case any difference shall arise in running, or respecting

any matters not hereinbefore provided for, or as to the interpretation of these her Majesty's orders, the same shall be determined by the Master of the Horse, or by such person or persons as he shall appoint.

Schedule of Weights and Distances for the Royal Plates.

The weights of the Queen's Plates run for at Newmarket shall be fixed by the Stewards of the Jockey Club. NORTHAMPTON—three yrs old, 6st. 10lb. four, 9st. 2i. five,

Ost, 12ib. six and aged, 10st. 4ib. two miles. CHESTER-thrice round the Course; rather more than three

miles; three yrs old to carry 7st. 2/b. four, 9st. 2ib. five, 10st. six

and aged, 10st. 5ib. SHREWSBURY—three miles ; weights as at Chester. ASCOT HEATH-to start at the New-mile Starting-post, go once

round and in; weights the same as at Chester.- N.B. This does not apply to the Hunters' Plate, of which the conditions are to be

fixed by the Master of the Buckhounds, as formerly. MANCHESTER-three miles and a distance / weights the same as NEWCASTLE-ON-TYNE-three miles S at Chester,


( three yrs old to carry 7st. 5lb. four, 9st. Iib.

five, 9st. 11 ib. six and aged, 10st. 2lb. twomile heats.

EGHAM-weights as the preceding ; two miles and a distance. GOODWOOD_three yrs old, 7st. 4ib, four, 9st. 2ib. five, 9st 13 lb.

sis and aged, 10st. 41b. about three miles and five furlongs. YORK-three yrs old to carry 7st. 9ið. four, 8st. 121b, five, 9st. 41b.

sis. Iste 7 tb. and aged, 9st. 9ib. two miles. CANTERBURY 2. WARWICK three yrs old to carry 8st. 2lb. four, 9st. 6ib.

į five, 10st. six and aged, 10st. 3ib, two-mile WEYMOUTH


SALISBURY_weights as at Lichfield ; one heat of three miles.
LEWES-weights as at Lichfield; heats, New Course.
LEICESTER three yrs old, 7st. 1] ib. four, 9st. lib. five, 9st. 9fb.
BEDFORD S six and aged, 10st. three miles.
DONCASTER-three yrs old, 7st. four, 8st. 5lb. five, 8st. 12lb. six

and aged, 9st. 2ib. Cup Course; about two miles and five fur.

longs. CALEDONIAN HUNT-three yrs old, 7st. 9 lb. four, 9st. five,

Ost. 9ib. six and aged, 10st. four miles. CARLISLE_three yrs old, 7st. 5ib. four, 8st. 9lb. five, 9st. 2lb.

six and aged, 9st. 71b. two-mile heats. LINCOLN 7 three yrs old, 8st. 21b. four, 9st. 4tb. five, NOTTINGHAMS 9st. llib. six and aged, 10st. two-mile heats. YORK and RICHMOND alternate Plate-three yrs old, 7st. 2ib.

four, 8st. 7 ib. five, Ist. lib, six and aged, 9st. 5lb. three miles. .. The first Newmarket Plate, and that run for alternately at York and

Ricbmond, are to be run for by mares only, as heretofore.




These are to certify, That her Majesty's Plate of a Hundred Guineas was won at

the day of 184 , by

horse cailed A.B. Steward, C. D. Clerk of the Course.

* Lord Lieutenant of

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His Grace the Duke of Norfolk,

Master of the Horse to her Majesty. [The signature of the Lord Lieutenant alone is sufficient; but that can

seldom be obtained without first producing to him a certificate signed by the Steward and Clerk of the Course.]

N.B. The certificate, when properly signed, is payable at three days' sight to the winner of the Plate (or to any other person, if endorsed by the winner) at the office of the Clerk of her Majesty's Stables in the Royal Mews, Pimlico.

The Plates at Chester, Hampton, Goodwood, Bedford, Shrews. bury, Leicester, Liverpool, Northampton, Lancaster, Egham, and the Hunters' Plate at Ascot, and the 100gs added to the Whip at the Curragh, are given from a different Fund, and the certificates are to be addressed to the Keeper of the Privy Purse.

The Edinburgh and Caledonian Hunt Plates are paid at Edinburgh.

The Clerk of the Stables requires the person presenting a certificate for payment, to pay for a receipt stamp of the proper value, which at present is two shillings and sixpence.

* If the Lord Lieutenant be officially out of the kingdom, the signature of the Vice Lieutenant is admissible. The certificates for the Ascot Heaih Plates must be signed by the Master of her Majesty's Hounds, instead of the Lord Lieutenant.






At a meeting of the Members of the Jockey Club, held 25th April, 1833_It was resolved that from and after the end of the year 1833, horses should be considered at Newmarket as taking their ages from the first of January, instead of the 1st of May.

With respect to other places, they will continue to be considered as taking their ages from the 1st of May, until the Stewards of those races shall order otherwise.

Four Inches are a Hand.
Fourteen Pounds are a Stone,

1. Catch Weights are, each party to appoint any person to ride without weighing.

2. Give-and-take Plates are, fourteen hands to carry stated weights, according to age, all above, or under, to carry extra, or be allowed the proportion of seven pounds to an inch.

3. A Post Match is to insert the age of the horses in the article, and to run any horse of that age, without declaring what horse, till be come to the post to start,

4. A Handicap Match is A, B, and C, to put an equal sum each into a hat ; C, who is the handicapper, makes a match for A and B, who, when they have perused it, put their hands into their pockets, and draw them out closed; then they open them together, and if both have money in their hands, the match is confirmed ; if neither have money, it is no match. In both cases the handicapper draws all the money out of the hat; but if one has money in his hand, and the other none, then it is no match: and he that bas money in his band is entitled to the deposit in the hat.


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