should at all times be rigidly enforced. All complaints of foul by
FASHION COURSE. -143
riders and drivers must be made at the termination of the heat,
and before the rider or driver dismounts or leaves Iiis vehicle by
order of the Judges.
XXVII. IIandi CAPS AND MISCELLANEOUS Weights. â la matchcs
or handicaps, where extra or lesser weights are to be carried, tho
Judges shall carefully examine and ascertain, before starting,
whether the riders, drivers, or vehicles are of such weights as have
been agreed upon or required by the match or handicap, and the
riders or drivers who shall carry during the race and bring home
with them the weights which have been pronounced correct and
proper by the Judges, there shall be no penalty attached to any
party for light weight in that heat, provided the Judges are satis-
fied of their mistake, and that there has been no deception on the
part of the rider or driver who shall be deficient in weight.
But all parties thereafter shall carry full weight.
XXVIII. All races shall be started at 3 o'clock p. m., from the
1st day of xVpril to the 15th day of September; and after that
date at 2 o'clock p. m., until the season closes.
XXIX. All races to which the Association adds money shall be
started from the new stand. Also all matches, unless otherwise
agreed upon by parties making said matches, in which case they
shall give the proprietor three days' notice of their agreement.
Rule 1. All bets are understood to relate to the purse, or stake,
or match, if nothing be said to the contrary at the time of making
2. A bet made on a horse is void if the horse betted on does not
3. Horses shall be placed in a race, and bets decided as they
are placed in the official records.
4. When a race is postponed beyond the first day published for
it to come off, all by-bets, except they are play or pay, shall be off.
5. A bet made during the running of a heat is not determined
until the race is over, if the heat is not mentioned at the time of
naking the bet.
G When a play or pay bet is made on a horse or horses, they
must start, or the party betting on them loses.
144 RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR RACING AND BETTING.
Y. Either of the bettors may in person demand stakes to bo
made, and on a refusal declare the bet to be void.
8. Outside bets cannot be declared off on the Course, unless that
place was named for staking the money, bafore the race should
take place, and then it must be done by filing such declaration in
writing with the Judges, who shall read it from the stand before
the race commences, and demand if any person will make stakes
for the absent party, and if no person consent to do so, the bet
may be declared void.
9. When a bet is made on one horse against the field, he must
start, or the bet is ofif, and the field is what starts against him ; but
there is no field unless one start against him.
10. When a bet is made between two horses, they both must
start, or the bet is off.
11. A person betting odds has the right to choose a horse or
the field, and when he has chosen his horse, the field is whatever
starts against him ; but there is no field unless one or more start
12. Parties wishing all the horses to start for a bet must so
name it at the time the bet is made.
13. If, in the final heat of a race, there be but one horse placed,
no horse shall be considered as second in the race.
14. All races made play or pay, outside bets not to be consid-
ered play or pay, unless so unlcrstood by the parties.
15. If a race of a single dis'i at any distance is made, and the
horses make a dead heat, the r;ice is a draw.
16. When a bettor uud :';Likes to place the horses in a race, he
must give each a specidc place, as first, second, third, and so on. The
word "last" shall not be construed to mean fourth and distanced,
if four start, but fourth only, and so on. A distanced horse must
be placed distanced.
lY. If a bet is made on any number of straight beats, and there
is a dead heat made, the heats are not straight, and the party bet-
ting on straight heats loses.
18. It is optional with the Judges of the race to decide disputes
left to their arbitration by bettors, but it is their duty to decide
disputes between parties to the race.
19. When a bet is made between two or more horses in a race,
and neither wins a heat, nor makes a dead heat, and neither is dis-
tanced, the horse coming out ahead in the last heat is best.
FASHION COURSE. 145
A horse distanced in a dead heat is beaten by one that is drawn
at the termination of the same heat. A horse making a dead heat
is better than one not Avinninp; a hoat, nor making a dead heat, if
neither is distanc'.d, cr both uiolanced in the same heat. A dis-
tanced horse, although having made a dead heat or won a heat, is
beaten by a horse that is not distanced, or distanced in a succeed-
20. JJetting on Time. â When a race is coming off, and a party
bets that a heat will be made in two minutes and thirty seconds
(2:30), and they shall make two-thirty (2:30), he would win. If he
bets they will beat two minutes and thirty seconds (2:30), and
they make exactly two-thirty (2:30), he loses; but if he takes two
minutes and thirty seconds (2:30) against the field, and they make
exactly two-thirty (2:30), it is a tie, or draw bet. All time bets
to be decided accordingly.
21. Horses drawn before the conclusion of a race shall be con-
22. Bets between outside bettors are void on the decease of
23. All horses that are ruled out or drawn before the conclusion
of a race shall be considered distanced, in betting and placing, un-
less the contrary is specified at the time the bet is made.
24. In pools and pool-betting, the pool stands good for all the
horses that start in the race ; but for those horses that do not
start, the money must be returned to the purchaser.
EXILES AND REGULATIOKS
FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF
TROTTIlSrO AISTD FAOHSTG-
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â¢At a meeting of the supporters and admirers of Trotting and
Pacing, held at the house of Messrs. Green and Jessel, in New
York, on the first day of March, 1848, the following Rules and
Regulations for the government of all Trotting and Facing
Matches to come off on the Union Course, Long Island, were un-
animously agreed upon :
Rule L Nature of Rules. â All matches or sweepstalces which
shall come off over this Course will be governed by these Rules,
unless the contrary is mutually agreed upon by the parties making
such match or stake.
II. Povi^EH OP Postponement. â In case of unfavorable weather,
or other unavoidable causes, all purses, matches, or sweepstakes
announced to come off, to which the propi'ietors contribute, they
shall have the power to postpone to a futurb day, upon giving
notice of the same.
III. Qualification op Horses Starting. â Horses trained in
the same stable, or owned in part by the same person, within three
days, shall not start for a purse ; and horses so entered shall for-
feit their entrance. A horse starting alone shall receive but one-
half of the purse. Horses deemed by the Judges not fair trotting
horses shall be ruled off previous to, or distanced at the termina-
tion of, the heat.
IV. Entries. â All entries shall be made under a seal, inclosing
the entrance-money (ten per cent, on the purse), and addressed to
the proprietor, at such time and place as may have been previous-
ly designated by advertisement.
V. Weight to be Carried. â Every trotting horse starting for
- â â¢
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keeper, with so simple a construction for timing
purposes that a novice cannot fail to mark the time
with perfect accuracy, the second hand always start-
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at sight, avoiding all calculation and possibility of
for the stand, both plain and with ink reservoirs ;
the latter, by touching a spring, marks the time on
the face of the dial, without stopping, of quarter,
Also, a large assortment of one-quaeter, one-
fifth, and Independent - si^coND Watches, by
Charles Frodsham (for whom we are sole agents in
New York), Jules Jurgensen, Poitevin, and other
TirrANY dc CO.,
550 and 552 Broadway.
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, 33 XT Â£Â»< 'WT' XX Â©^c^oxry IT X> a. 3r s !
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for Doubloons and all kinds of Gold and Silver.
TAYLOR & CO., BANKERS,
No. 16 Wall St., N. Y.
M. B. BROWN & CO.r
Corner of Frankfort, NEW YORK.
This Establishment invites the atten-
tion of Turfmen and others to its supe-
rior facilities for the prompt and proper
execution, upon the very Lowest Cash
Terms, of every description of Printing,
such as Plain and Illuminated Stallion
Posters, stallion Cards, By-Laws, etc.,
for Racing: Associations, &c.
Orders from the Country promptly at-
MARTIN B. BROWN. CHAS. SUYDAM.
CNION COURSE. 14?
ttiatcb, purse, or stake, shall carry one hundred and forty-five
pounds ; if in harness, the weight of the sulky and harness not to
be considered. Pacing horses liable to the same rule.
VI. Distances. â A distance for mile heats, best three in five,
shall be one hundred yards ; for one-mile heats, eighty; yards; and
for every additional mile, an additional eighty yards.
VII. Time between Heats. â The time between beats shall be,
for one mile, twenty minutes; and for every additional mile an ad-
ditional five minutes.
VIII. Power of Jodges. â There shall be chosen, by the pro-
prietor of the Course, or Stewards, three Judges to preside over a
race for purses, and by theni an additional Judge shall be appoint-
ed for the distance stand ; they may, also, during or previous to a
race, appoint Inspectors at any part of th? Course, whose reports,
and theirs alone, shall be received of any foul riding or driving.
IX. Difference of Opinion between Judges. â Should a dif-
ference of opinion exist between the Judges in the starting stand
on an}' question, a majority shall govern.
X. Judges' Duties. â The Judges shall order the horses saddled
or harnessed five minutes previous to the time appointed for start-
ing ; any rider or driver causing undue detention after being called
up, by making false starts or otherwise, the Judges may give the
word to start without reference to the situation of the horse so
offending, unless convinced such delay is unavoidable on the
part of the rider or driver, in which case not more than thirty
minutes shall be consumed in attempting to start ; and at the ex-
piration of that time, the horse or horses ready to start shall re-
ceive the word.
XI. Starting Horses. â The pole shall be drawn for by the
Judges; the horse winning a heat shall, for the succeeding heats,
be entitled to a choice of the track ; on coming out on the last
stretch, each horse shall retain the track first selected ; any horse
deviating shall be distanced.
XII. PaDERS OR Drivers. â Riders and drivers shall not be per-
mitted to start unless dressed in jockey style.
XIII. WEKiHTs OF Riders and Drivers. â Riders and drivers
shall weigh in the presence of one or more of the Judges previous
to starting; and after a heat, are to come up to the starting stand,
and not dismount until so ordered by the Judges ; any rider or
driver disobeying shall, on weighing, be precluded from the bcuo-
148 Ror.Eg and nsoULATioNg for RACiNa and bettincj.
fit of the weight of his saddle and whip, and if not full weight,
shall be distanced.
XIV. Penalty for Foul Riding or Driving. â A rider or
driver committing any act which the Judges may deem foul riding
or driving shall be distanced.
XV. iloKSES Breaking. â Should any horse break from his trot
or pace, it shall be the duty of the rider or driver to pull his hor.se
to a trot or pace immediately, and in ease of the rider or driver re-
fusing to do so, the penalty shall be that the next best horse shall
have the heat; if the rider or driver should comply with the
above, and he should gain by such break, twice the distance so
gained shall be taken away on the coming out ; a horse breaking
on the score shall not lose the heat by so doing.
XVI. The Winning Horse. â A horse must win two heats to be
entitled to the purse, unless lie distance all other horses in one
heat. A distanced horse in a dead heat shall not start again.
XVII. Relative to Heats. â A horse not winning one heat in
three shall not start for a fourth heat, unless such horse shall have
made a dead heat. When a dead heat is made between two
horses, that if either had won the heat the race would have been
decided, they two only shall start again ; in races best three in
five, a horse shall win one heat in five to be allowed to start for
the sixth heat, unless such horse shall have made a dead heat ;
such horses as are prevented from starting by this rule shall be
considered drawn, and not distanced.
XVIII. On Heats and Distances. â If two horses each win a
heat, and neither are distanced in the race, the one coming out
ahead on the last heat to be considered the best. The same rule
to be applied to horses neither winning a heat and neither dis-
tanced. If one horse wins a heat, he is better than one that does
not, providing he does not get distaneed in the race ; then the
other, if not distanced, shall be best. A horse that wins a heat
and is distanced is better than one not winning a heat and being
distanced in the same heat. A horse distanced in the second heat
is better than one distanced in the first heat.
XIX. Horses Drawn. â Horses drawn before the conclusion of
a race shall be considered distanced.
XX. Outside Bets. â In all matches made play or pay, outside
bets not to be considered play or pay, unless so understood by the
UNION COURSE. 149
XXI. Op Plat or Pay Matches. â All moneys bet on play or
pay matches by outside betters, are not considered play or pay.
XXII. Bettino, â Absent Bettors. â A confirmed bet cannot be
let off without mutual consent. If either party be absent at the
time of trotting, and the money be not staked, the party present
may declare the bet void in the presence of the Judges, unless
some party will stake the money betted for the absentee.
XXIII. Compromised Matches. â All bets made by outside bet-
tors on compromised matches are considered drawn.
XXIV. Bettors op Odds, etc. â The person who bets the odds
has a right to choose the horse or the field. When he has chosen
his horse, the field is what starts against him ; but there is no field
unless one starts with him. If odds are bet without naming the
horses before the trot is over, it must be determined as the odds
were at the time of making it. Bets made in trotting are not de-
termined till the purse is won, if the heat is not specified at the
time of betting.
XXV. â Horses Excluded from Starting or Distanced. â All
bets made on horses precluded from starting (by Rule 19), being
distanced in the race, or on such horses against each other, shall
XXVI. In Cases op Dispute and Improper Conduct. â In all
cases of dispute not provided for by the Rules, the Judges for the
day wiil decide finally. In case of a trot or match being proved
to their satisfaction to have been made or conducted improperly
or dishonestly on the part of the principals, they shall have the
power to declare all bets void.
XXVII. Size op Whips to be Used. â No rider or driver shall
be allowed any other than a reasonable length of whip, viz, for
saddle horses, two feet ten inches; sulky, four feet eight inches ;
wagon, five feet ten inches.
XXVIII. In Case op Accidents. â In case of accidents, but
five minutes shall be allowed over the time specified in Rule No.
10, unless the Judges think more time necessary.
XXIX. â Judges' Stand. â No person shall be allowed in the
Judges' stand but the Judges, reporters, and members, at the
time of trotting.
XXX. In Case op Death. â All engagements are void upon the
decease of either party before being determined.
EULES AND EEGULATIOKS
oixittr â¬xtn ^rottiixg (flitb,
ST. LOUIS, MO.
Rule I. Membership. â N'o person, after the adoption of these
Rules, shall be admitted as a member of this Club unless nomi-
nated by a member, and admitted by a vote of the members, at a
meeting of the Club ; provided, however, that the President â Vice-
Presidents, Treasurer, and Secretary unanimously agreeing â may
admit a person as member until the next regular meeting, when
his name shall be placed in noroination and voted on. In voting
upon the admission of new members, one blackball in ten shall ex-
clude the applicant.
II. Officeks. â The officers of this Club shall consist of a Presi-
dent, three Vice-Presidents, a Treasurer, and Secretary, all of
whom shall be elected for one year, and shall serve until their
successors are duly elected.
III. Officers make Rules. â The President and Vice-Presidents,
a majority of them concurring, shall have tlfe power to make all
useful Rules for the preservation of good order and decorum on
the Course, and to employ such persons as they may deem neces-
sary to enforce them.
IV. Duties of Officers. â The President shall preside at all
meetings of the Club ; shall have general supervision and control
of the track ; in the absence of the Treasurer or Secretary shall
appoint a person or persons to perform their duties ; shall appoint
the Judges of all races for purses given b;/ the Club, and with the
Vice-Presidents, a majority of them concurring, shall have the
power to give purses and order repairs or alterations on the track.
In his absence his duties shall be performed by the oldest Vicc-
Presiident present; provided, however, that nothing in this Rule
shall authorize the giving of purses or the making of repairs or al-
MOtlNB CITY TROTTING CLUB. 151
terations, the cost of which shall exceed the funds in the hands of
V. The Treasurer shall receive all the funds of the Club, and
shall disburse the same under the direction of the President and
Vice-Presidents. He shall give bond, with security to be approved
by the President, in such sum as he shall require, for the faithful
performance of his duties. He shall, at each annual meetino-
make a detailed statement of the financial condition of the Club.
VI. The Secretary shall attend the Judges on each day's race,
keep a book in which shall be recorded the names of the mem-
bers, the Rules of the Club, the proceedings of each meeting, the
entries of horses and the names of their respective owners, and
also an account of each day's race and the time of each hea,t.
Vn. Salaries.â The salaries to be paid by the Club shall be
regulated by the President and Vice-Presidents, a majority con-
VIII. Elections. â All elections shall be by ballot. Elections
for officers shall be held on the second Monday in March of each
year. A majority of the votes cast shall be necessary to elect.
IX. Vacancies. â When a vacancy shall occur in any office, the
appointment of which is reserved to the members, the President
and Vice-Presidents, a majority controlling, shall fill the vacancy
until the next regular election,
X. Meetings. â There shall be one regular meeting of the Club
on the first Monday in March of each year. Notice of time and
place to be advertised by the Secretary for at least two weeks pre-
ceding the meeting,
XI. Called Meetings. â A members' meeting may be called at
any time by the President or any three members, and signed by
the Secretary. Notice of time and place to be advertised as in the
XII. Quorum. â Ten members, including the officers present,
shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business, but no
'alterations of the rules shall be made, or new rules adopted, un-
less by a two-thirds vote of the members.
XIII. Expulsion of Members. â To expel a member, not less
than a quorum shall be present and two-thirds of the membeTS
present shall vote for expulsion. A member on being expelled
shall not be eligible to membership for six months from the date
of Buch expulsion.
152 RULKS AND REGULATIONS FOR RACING AND BETTING.
XIV. Judges. â There shall not be less than three Judges in the
stand during the pendency of a heat, who shall decide all disputes
that may arise, and no appeal shall be allowed from their decision
witliout their consent. In all questions relating to the race, and
not provided for by these Rules, the Judges shall decide accord-
ing to iheir best judgment and the usage of the turf in like cases.
XV. The Judges for the day may postpone a purse race, on ac-
count of bad weather, but for no other cause. No fresh entry of
horses shall be allowed in such a case. During the pendency of a
race, none but the Judges of the day and the Timers, attended
by the Secretary, shall be admitted in the Judges' stand. The
Timers shall be appointed by the Judges of tlie day by the con-
sent of the President or acting President present, or by the Presi-
dent or acting President who may be present.
XVI. Entries. â All entries of horses for any purse shall be in
writing, sealed, and delivered to the Secretary at such time and
place as may be prescribed by the officers of the Club. Each entry
shall state the name, age, color, and sex of the horse entered. The
entrance fee (ten per cent, on the purse) shall accompany the entry.
As soon as the entries shall be closed, the Secretary sliall proceed
to open the same, and make out a list and post them up.
XVII. Death of Entered IIorse. â If any horse nominated in a
Stake or purse die, or the person nominating him die before the
race, no forfeit shall be required.
XVIII. Joint Entries. â Death. â In joint nominations, if one
of the persons nominating die, the survivor shall be liable for
the forfeit, and entitled to the benefit of the nomination. If the
horse dies no forfeit shall be required.
XIX. Defaulters. â No person shall be permitted to start a
horse in a race over this Course who shall have failed to pay all
forfeits due by him on account of stakes gone oeer this Course;
nor shall any horse be permitted to go over this Course in the name
of any person whatever, so long as forfeits incurred by the horse^
remain unpaid. Nor shall a nomination be made by another per-
son of a horse in which a defaulter has an interest, and all such
nominations are hereby declared void. The Secretary shall keep
a record on the books of all defaulters to the Club.
XX. No TWO Drivers, nor two Horses, etc. â No two drivers
from the same stable shall be allowed to drive in the same race,
except by special permission of the Judges. No two horses from
MOUND CITY TROTTING CLUB. 153
the same stable, nor no two horses owned in whole or in part by
the same person, shall be allowed to start in the same race, unless
it be a single heat, except by the imanimous consent of the Judges.
XXI. Matches. â In match races, the Rules of tliis Club shall
govern, unless the contrary be expressly stipulated. All matches
run over this Course shall be under the control of the officers of
this Club. The parties to matches may change the weights and
XXII. Sweepstakes. â All sweepstakes to come off over this
Course shall be subject to the cognizance of this Club, and no
change of nominations shall be allowed after closing, unless by
consent of all parties.
XXIII. Timing Horses. â If any person shall time a horse whilst
training on this Course, or being timed by his owner or agent, un-
less expressly requested to do so by such owner or agent, the per-
son so doing shall never be permitted to start, train, ride, drive,
turn, or attend a horse again on this Course ; and, if a member of
this Club, shall be expelled from his membership.
XXIV. Privilege of Members. â Every member who is not in
arrears to the Club shall have free entrance at all times to the
Course and to the stands. Also, the privilege of exercising or
training his horse on the track when it does not interfere with
races, or is not forbidden by the President or Vice-Presidents.
XXV. Weights and Weighing. â Every trotting horsp, mare, or
gelding starting for match, purse, or stake shall carry one hundred