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proprietor Robert Hunter, 1817

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Seite xxxv - C., to put an equal sum 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...
Seite xxiv - 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.
Seite xxxii - If for any plate or sweepstakes, not to be run in heats, the first two or more horses shall come in so near together that the Judge shall not be able to decide which won, those horses shall run for such prize over again, after the last race on the same day; the other horses which started are deemed losers, and are entitled to their respective places, as if the race had been finally determined the first time.
Seite xxxvi - 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 does not win a heat.
Seite xxvii - 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.
Seite xxxvi - When a plate is won by two heats, the preference of the horses is determined by the places they get in the second heat.
Seite xxxvi - If a party is absent on the day of running, a public declaration of the bet may be made on the course, and a demand whether any person will make stakes for the absent party ; if no person consents to it the bet may be declared void.
Seite xxxiii - 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.
Seite xxxvi - Bets made in running are not determined till the plate is won, if that heat be not mentioned at the time of running.
Seite xxxv - 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...

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