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FORM OF A CERTIFICATE
OF HAVING WON
A QUEEN'S PLATE.
THESE are to certify, That her Majesty's Plate of a Hundred Guineas was won at
the day of 184 , by
horse called A.B. Steward, C. D. Clerk of the Course.
*Lord Lieutenant of
the County. 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, Shrewsbury, 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.
e 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 Heath Plates must be signed by the Master of her Majesty's Hounds, instead of the Lord Lieutenant,
The following Regulations respecting the Weights and
Distances of her Majesty's Plates are to remain in force till otherwise directed by her Majesty.
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. 101. four, 9st. 2ib. five,
9st. 12lb. six and aged, 10st. 410. two miles. CHESTER_thrice round the Course, rather more than three miles; three yrs old to carry 7st. 2ib. four, 9st. 2ib, five, 10st. six
and aged, 10st. 5lb. 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 ] at Chester. GUILDFORD EDINBURGH HAMPTON
three yrs old to carry 7st, 51. four, 9st. 1 lb. LANCASTER LIVERPOOL
> five, 9st. 11 ib. six and aged, 10st, 21b. two. IPSWICH
mile heats. CHELMSFORD WINCHESTER EGHAM-weights as the preceding ; two miles and a distance. GOODWOOD-three yrs old, 7st. 4lb. four, 9st. 218, five, 9st. 131b.
six and aged, 10st. 4ib. about three miles and five furlongs. YORK-three yrs old to carry 7st. 9ib. four, 8st. 121b. five, 9st. 41b.
six, 9st. 71b. and aged, 9st. 9łb. two miles. CANTERBURY
three yrs old to carry 8st. 2ib. four, 9st. 61b. WARWICK
five, 10st. six and aged, 10st. 3ib. two-mile WEYMOUTH
heats. LICH FIELD SALISBURY-weights as at Lichfield; one heat of three miles. LEWES_weights as at Lichfield ; heats, New Course. LEICESTER three yrs old, 7st. 11ib. four, 9st. lib. five, 9st. 9ib. BEDFORDS six and aged, 10st, three miles.
( three yrs old, 7st. 9ib, four, 9st. five, DONCASTER CALEDONIAN HUNT)
9st. 9ib. six and aged, 10st. four
miles. CARLISLE, three yrs old, 7st. 51b, four, 8st. 9. five, Ist. 2fb.
six and aged, 9st. 7 ib. two-mile heats. LINCOLN
three yrs old, 8st. 2ib. four, 9st. 4ib. five, NOTTINGHAMS 9st. 11ib. six and aged, 10st, two-mile heats. YORK and RICHMOND alternate Plate - three yrs old, 7st. 21.
four, 8st. 7 ib. five, 9st. lib. six and aged, 9st. 5ið. three miles. The first Newmarket Plate, and that run for alternately at York and
Richmond, are to be run for by mares only, as heretofore.
HORSE RACING IN GENERAL.
WITH A DESCRIPTION OF
A POST AND HANDICAP MATCH.
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 1st 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.
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 he 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 has money in his hand is entitled to the deposit in the hat.
5. Horses are not entitled to start without producing a proper certificate of their age, if required, at the time appointed in the articles, except where aged horses are included, and in that case a junior horse may enter without a certificate as to age, provided he carry the same weight as the aged.
6. No person shall start more than one horse of which he is the owner, either wholly or in part, and either in his own name or that of any other person, for any race for which heats are run.
7. The horse that has his head at the ending-post first wins the beat.
8. For the best of the plate, where three heats are run, the horse is second that wins one heat.
9. For the best of the heats, the horse is second that beats the other horses twice out of three times, though he did not win a heat.
10. Where a plate is won by two heats, the preference of the horses is determined by the places they get in the second heat.
11. Where à plate or subscription is given to the winner of the best of three heats, a horse, to win the prize, must be the actual winner of two heats, even though no horse appear against him for both or either of the heats.
12. When three horses have each won a heat, they only must start for a fourth, and the preference amongst them will be determined by it, there being before no difference amongst them.
13. In running of heats, if it cannot be decided which horse is first, the heat goes for nothing, and they may all start again, except it be between two horses that had each won a heat.
14. If a rider fall from his horse, and the horse be rode in by a person that is sufficient weight, he shall take his place the same as if his rider had not fallen, provided he go back to the place where the rider fell.
15. Jockies must ride their horses to the usual place for weighing the riders, and he that dismounts before, or wants weight, is distanced ; unless he be disabled by an accident which should render him incapable of riding back, in which case he may be led or carried to the scale.
16. Horses' plates or shoes not allowed in the weight.
17. Horses running on the wrong side of a post, and not turning back, are distanced.
18. Horses drawn before the plate is won are distanced. 19. Horses are distanced if their riders cross or jostle.
20. All complaints of foul riding must be made before or at the time the jockey is weighed.