The Field Book; Or, Sports and Pastimes of the United Kingdom Comp. from the Best Authorities, Ancient and Modern

The Field Book; Or, Sports and Pastimes of the United Kingdom Comp. from the Best Authorities, Ancient and Modern

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1833 edition. Excerpt: ... conclusion of the chase, when the deer is secured, those who intend to qualify for the plate, apply to the huntsman, and a ticket is delivered to the rider, bearing the arms of the master of the stag-hounds, and the seal of the royal hunt; when which ten tickets are obtained the horse has secured his qualification, may then be withdrawn from the field, and is not obliged to appear again till the day of entrance at Sunning Hill Wells, where the tickets must be produced, in confirmation of his being duly qualified to start. For the accommodation of the sporting world at large, horses of all ages are permitted to run, carrying the following weights: --four years' old, list. 21b.; five years' old, list.' 91b.; six years' old, list. 121b.; and aged, 12st. Mares allowed 41b. The best of three four-mile heats Vide Raeing. The following rules are, by his majesty's command, to be strictly observed by the owners and riders of all such horses, mares, or geldings, as shall run for his majesty's plates at Newmarket: --King's-plate Articles. Every person that putteth in a horse, mare, or gelding, for the said plate, is to show such horse, mare, or gelding, with the marks, name, and name of the owner, to be entered at the king's stables in Newmarket, tho day before they run, and shall then produce a certificate under the hand of the breeder, specifying his exact age the grass before. Every horse, mare, or gelding, that runneth, is to start between the hours of one and four in the afternoon; and to he allowed half an hour between each heat to rub. Every horse, mare, or gelding, that runneth on the wrong side the posts or flas, or is distanced in any of the heats, shall have no share of the said plate, nor be suffered to start again. The horse, mare, or gelding, more

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