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the line, any where, so that his adversary does not return it. When there is no chace on the hazard- side, all balls pui over the line, from the service-side, with. out being returned, reckon for a stroke.

As it is upon the marking that the game chiefly de. pends, it becomes necessary to explain it; an i n who play at tennis ought to have a good and untis marker, for op him may depend the whole set. Hie an mark in favour of the one, and against the ciner, in that manner as will cause the odds of two to - at starting, although even players. Instead of which t*. marker ought to be very attentive to the chaces, and to be totally impartial to the players.

The ganie, instead of being marked one, two, three, four, is called for the first stroke, fifteen ; for the second, thirty, for the third, forty : and for the fourth, Game, unless the plavers get four strokes each: in that case, instead of calling it forty all. it is called Deuce, after which, as soon as any stroke is got, it is called Advan. tage, and in case the strokes become equal again, Deuce again ; till one or the other gers two strokes fo!. lowing, which win the game: and as the games are won, so they are marked and called ; as one game love, two games 10 one, &c. towards the set, of which so many of these games consist.

To avoid trouble, a number of balls are made use of at this gaine, although but one at a time is played with. By which means they can play as long as they please without having occasion to stoop once for a ball.

The odds at this game are very uncertain, on account of the chances; and various methods of giving odds have been used to render a march equal.

A Bosque is the lowest odds given, (except choice of the sides,) and is the liberty of scoring a stroke whenerer the player, who receives the advantage, thinks proper: for example, let a game be forty or thirty, be who is forty by taking the Bisque becomes game.

Fifteer, is a stroke given at the beginning of a game.

Half thirty, is Fifteen given the first game, and Thir. ty the next : and so on to the whole Thirty, Forty, &c.

Half Court, is confining the player to play into the adversary's half.court, and is of great advantage to the i adversary. Sometimes it is played straightwise, and at other times across.

Touch no Wall, that is being obliged to play within the compass of the walls, or sides of the court, and is a considerable advantage given to the adversary, as all the balls must be plaved gently, and consequently they are much easier to take than those which are played hard, or according to the usual method of play.

Round Service, is serving the ball round the penthouse, so as to render it easy for the Striker out (the player who is on the hazard side, to return the ball.)

Barring the Hazards, is not reckoning the dedans, tambour, grill, or the last gallery, or the hazard side, &c.

The game of tennis is also played by four persons, two partners on each side. Ir this case they are generally confined to their particular quarters, and one of each side appointed to serve and strike out: in all other respects the game is played in the same manner as when two only play.

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Rules concerning Horse-racing in general, with a

description of a Post and Handicap Match,

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Horses take their ages from May.day.
. 1760 Yards are a Mile.
240 Yards are a Distance. .
Four Inches are a Hand.
Fourteen Pounds are a Stone.

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Catch Weights are, each party to appoint any person to ride without weighing.

Give-and. Take Plates are, fourteen hands to carry a stated weight, all above, or under, to carry extra, or be allowed, the proportion of seven pounds for an inch.

A Whim Plate is, weight for age, and weight for inches.

A Post Match, is to insert the ages of the horses in the articles, and to run any horse of that age, without declaring what horse, till you come to the Post to start.

A Handicap Match, is for A, B, and 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 has 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 mone, then it is no match : and he that has m

his hand is entitled to the deposit in the hat.

The horse that has his head at the Ending Post first, wins the heat.

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Riders must ride their horses to the Weighing Post to weigh, and he that dismounts before, or wants weight, is distanced.

If a rider fall from his horse, and the horse be rode in by a person who is of sufficient weight, he will take place the same as if it had not happened, piovided he go back to the place where the rider fell.

Horse plates or shoes not allowed in the weight.

Horses not entitled to start, without producing a proper certificate of their age, if required, at the time appointed in the articles, except where aged horses are includ. ed, and in that case, a junior horse may enter without a certificate, provided he carry the same weight as the

aged.

All bets are for the best of the Plate, if nothing is said to the contrary.

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 pot win a heat.

A confirmed bet cannot be off without mutual consent.

Either of the bettors may demand stakes to be made, and on refusal, declare the bet void.

if a party be 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 will consent to it, the bet njay be declared void

Bets agreed to pay or receive in town, or at any other particular place, cannot be declared off on the course.

At Newmarket, if a match be made for a particular day, in any meeting, and the parties agree to change the day, all bets must stand; but if run in a different meeting, the bets made before the alteration are void.

The person who lays the odds, has a right to choose his horse, or the field.

When a person has chosen his horse, the field is what starts against him, but there is no field without one starts with him.

If odds are laid without mentioning the horse before it is over, it must be determined as the bets were at the time of making it.

Bets made in running are not determined till the

Plate is won, if that heat is not mentioned at the time of betting.

Where a Plate is won by two heats, the prefereure the horses is determined by the places they are so the second heat.

Horses running on the wrong side of the Post, we not turning back, distanced.

Horses drawn before the Plate is won, are distance

Horses distanced, if their riders cross and joutie, when the articles do not permit it.

A bet made after the heat is over, if the horse betted on does not start, is no bet.

When three horses have each won a heat, they only must start for a fourth, and a preference between them will be determined by it, there being before no difference between them. No distance in a fourth heat.

Bets determined, though the horse does not start, when the word Absolutely, Run or Pay, or Play or Pay, are made use of in berting. Example.--I bet that Mr. Robinson's bl. h. Sampson

Absolutely wins the King's Plate at Newmarket next meeting: the bet is lost though he does not start, and won though he goes over the course

himself. In running of heats, if it cannot be decided which is first, the heat goes for nothing, and they may all start again, except it be in the last heat, and then it must be between the two horses, that if either had won, the race would have been over, but if between two, that the race might not have been determined, then it is no heat, and the others may all start again.

Horses that forfeit, are the beaten horses, where it is run or pay.

Bets made on horses winning any number of Plates that year, remain in force till the first day of May.

Money given to have a bet laid, not returned, if not run.

To propose a bet, and say done first to it, the person that replies done to it, makes it a confirmed bet.

Matches and bets are void on the decease of either party, before determined.

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