Racing Calendar

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proprietor Robert Hunter, 1816 - Horse racing

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Page xxxi - When any match or sweepstakes shall be made, and no course mentioned, the course shall be that which is usually run by horses of the same age as those engaged ; viz. If yearlings, the Yearling Course.
Page xxii - Majesty that it may be enacted ; and be it enacted by the King's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the Authority of the same, That from and after the Twenty-fourth Day of June One thousand seven hundred and seventy-seven, if any Engraver, Etcher, Printseller.
Page xxiv - 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.
Page xxxiv - When a plate is won by two heats, the preference of the horses is determined by the places they get in the second heat.
Page xxiv - Post, each heat, as 1st, 2d, 3d, &c. shall be determined by such judges as shall be appointed for that purpose, by the Master of the Horse. And in case any horse, mare, or gelding, shall be then, or after, proved to be above the age of years the grass before, the Owner or Owners of such horse, mare, or gelding, shall be made incapable of ever running for any of the King's Plates hereafter.
Page xxxi - The Keeper of the Match-book shall charge the proprietors of such horses as receive forfeit, and shall be excused from appearing, with the same fees for weights and scales as if they had come over the course.
Page xxxiii - 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 (a) From the Racing Calendar, 1847.
Page xxvii - Steward shall vacate after settling the accounts made up to the 31st of December preceding, and shall then name a member of the Jockey Club to succeed him, subject to the approbation of the members of the Jockey Club then present, and at every subsequent financial meeting the senior Steward shall, in like manner, retire and propose his successor.
Page xxxii - At a meeting of the Stewards and Members of the Jockey Club, it was stated that much uncertainty had prevailed with regard to the operation of the rules and orders of the Jockey Club, and therefore it was thought proper to declare that they apply to all races run at, and engagements made for, Newmarket...
Page xxxiv - For the best of the Plate where there are three heats run, the horse is second that wins one. For the best of the heats, the horse is second that beats the other twice out of three times, though he do not win a heat.

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