Racing Calendar

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proprietor Robert Hunter, 1797 - Horse racing
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Page 192 - In matching, (\\ ith relation to the battles) it is a rule always in London, that after the cocks of the main are weighed, the match-bills are compared. That every pair of dead or equal weight are feparated, and fight againft others, provided that it appears that the main can be enlarged by adding thereto, either one battle or more thereby.
Page xxxiii - Match-book the name or description of the horse, &c., sealed up, which shall be kept till six o'clock on the Saturday evening of that week; and if not accepted, or only one challenger, to be returned unopened : but if accepted, or if more than one challenger, to be then opened and declared a match, or sweepstakes of 200 sov.
Page xxxiii - Each person, at the time of challenging, is to subscribe his name to a paper to be hung up in the Coffee-room at Newmarket, and deliver to the Keeper of the Match-book the name or description of the horse, &c.
Page xli - Club in any capacity whatsoever; nor fhall any horfe, &c. fed or rode by him or them, or in the management of which he or they are concerned, he fuffered to ftart for Plate, Match, or Subfcription.
Page xxxi - 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...
Page xxxi - Every horfe, mare or gelding that runneth, is to ftart between the hours of one and four in the/' afternoon; and to be allowed half an hour between each heat to n1b.
Page xxvii - Property eruly and bona fide of fuch Perfon fo entering, ftarting or running the fame, for any Plate, Prize, Sum of Money, or other Thing, the faid Horfe, Mare, or Gelding, or the...
Page xl - Steward who quits on that day, fubjeft to the approbation of the members of the Jockey-Club then prefent. The firft and fecond vacancy of the three Stewards now named, are to be fettled by drawing lots ; and ever afterwards, the fenior Steward is to quit his office on the third of June, annually.
Page xlvi - October meeting in each year ; and the acceptance must be signified, or the whip resigned, before the end of the same meeting. If challenged for and accepted in the Spring, to be run for on the Tuesday in the second October meeting following ; and if in the October, on the Thursday in the second Spring meeting following.
Page 191 - ... fight for guineas a battle ; that is guineas each cock, in as equal divifions as the battles can be divided into, as pit's or day's play at the cockpit aforefaid ; and that the party's cocks that win the greateft number of battle-matches out of the number aforefaid...

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