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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. January, 1861.

QUEEN'S PLATE ARTICLES.

[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.]

I. Every horse, mare, or gelding, that runneth for any of the

said Plates, shall carry the weight appointed in the Schedule hereunto annexed. II. Every person that putteth in a horse, mare, or gelding,

for any of the said Plates, shall enter the same with the name of the owner, and the age, name, pedigree, or sufficient description of the horse, according to the Role of the Jockey Club regarding nominations, at the time and place appointed by the Steward or Stewards of the Races at which such Plate is to be run for. The charge for such entry shall not exceed five shillings, and no further charge

shall be made on the winner of the Plate. III. Horses that run for any of her Majesty's Plates shall

start at the time appointed by the Steward or Stewards of

the Races at which such Plate is run for. IV. Each horse's, mare's, or gelding's place, as he or they come

by the ending-post, shall be determined by the Judge appointed by the Steward or Stewards of the Races at the

place where the said Plate is run for. V. Every rider shall, immediately after the race be run, be

obliged to come to the usual place of weighing, with his horse, mare, or gelding, then and there to alight, and not before, and there to weigh to the satisfaction of the person

appointed for that purpose. VI. And in case of neglect or refusal thereof, such owners and

riders shall immediately be declared incapable of running or riding any more for this or any of her Majesty's Plates hereafter. VOL. XCIV.

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VII. No horse, mare, or gelding that runneth on the wrong

side of the post or flags shall have any claim to the said

Plates. VIII. None of her Majesty's Plates to be run for in heats. 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 coinpetent persons, and to call for all such evidence as they may require, and their decision to 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 pre

scribed. X. Her Majesty's Plates to be run for between the 25th of

March and the 15th of November, both days inclusive, in

each year.

XI. The distance shall not be less than two miles, and the

weights, regulated according to the months in which the

races are run, are to be according to the subjoined Schedule. XII. 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 Ilorse, or by such person or persons as he shall appoint. (Signed) AILESBURY,

Master of the Horse.

N.B. One of the Newmarket Plates, the Plate at Epsom, and that run for alternately at York and Richmond, are for mares only, as heretofore.

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FORM OF CERTIFICATE

OF HAVING WON

A QUEEN'S PLATE.

day of

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

the 186 by

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horse called A.B. Steward. C.D. Clerk of the Course.

E.

*Lord Lieutenant of

the County His Grace the Duke of Beaufort,

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, Egham, 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.

* If the Lord Lieutenant be officially out of the kingdom, the signature of the Vice Licutenant 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.

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