Racing Calendar

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proprietor Robert Hunter, 1831 - Horse racing

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Page xxvi - ... horses, or between either of them and the field, must be settled by the money betted being put together and divided between the parties, in the same proportion as the stakes shall have been divided.
Page xxxv - 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 xxxiv - Newmarket shall be weighed immediately after the same, and shall be allowed -16 above the weight specified for his horse to carry, and no more, unless the weight he actually rode be declared as the weight he intended to ride : and if any horse shall carry more than...
Page xxxv - The person appointed to start the horses shall mark in his list the time when the horses in each race actually started ; and if there have been any false starts, the first of them shall be considered as the time of starting for that race, and he shall make a report thereof to the Keeper of the Match-book in the afternoon of the day the races are run.
Page xxxvi - In naming or entering for any race where there shall be any particular conditions required as a qualification to start, it shall be sufficient if the horse were qualified at the expiration of the time allowed for naming or entering; and he shall not be disqualified by anything which may happen after the expiration of that time, unless so specified in the article...
Page xxx - If any horse, &c. shall be named or entered without being identified as before directed, he shall not be allowed to start in the race, but his owner shall be liable to pay the forfeit, or, if a play or pay race. the whole stake.
Page xxxviii - C's rider, after saving his distance the second heat, dismounts between the Distance-post and the end, but remounts, rides past the Ending-post, and weighs as usual ; starts and wins the third heat, and weighs, without any objection being made. A. being second the third heat, in a short time afterwards demands the subscription (not knowing till then that C's rider had dismounted), and refuses to start for the fourth heat, which B and C run for, and C wins. It was decided that, no objection having...
Page xxxv - Every groom shall have his horse at the post, ready to start, within five minutes of the time appointed by the Stewards. And every jockey is to be there, ready to start, within the same time.
Page xxv - 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.
Page xxi - 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.

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