and forty-five pounds ; if in harness, the weight of the sulky and
harness not to be considered. Pacing horses, mares, or geldings
subject to the same rule. The Judges shall see that each rider or
driver has his proper weight before the start, and that he has within
two pounds of it after each heat, unless waived unanimously by
the drivers and consented to unanimously by the Judges. Weights
shall not be made by wetting the blanket placed on or under the
saddle, nor on or in the sulky or wagon. At the close of each
heat, every rider or driver must repair with his horse to the Judges'
stand and await their order to dismount, and no groom or other per-
son shall be permitted to cover any horse until the rider or driver
shall have been dismounted by the Judges. The rider shall then
repair to the scales to be weighed, unless excused as provided in
this rule. For any violation of this rule the horse involved shall
be declared distanced.
154 RTTLES AND REGULATIONS FOR RACING AND BETTING.
XXVI. Placing. â The places of horses at starting shall be de-
termined by lottery by the Judges ; and in stakes they shall start
in the order iu which they are nominated, unless expressly stipu-
XXVII. Starting. 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,
after giving notice of their intention to the riders or drivers, give
the word to start without reference to the situation of the horses
so offending, unless convinced such delay is unavoidable on the
part of the riders or drivers, 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.
XXVIII. Time between Heats. â The time between heats shall
be, for one-mile, twenty minutes, and for every additional mile
XXIX. Foul Riding. â A horse that has won a heat shall be
entitled to the track in starting for the next heat, other horses
taking position in the order of their placing in the previous heat.
The leading horse in any part of the race shall have a right to select
his ground, from which he" shall not swerve either to the right or
left so as to impede any other horse. Should any rider or driver
cross, jostle, or strike another or his horse, run on his horse's heels,
or do anything else that may impede his adversary, or cause his
horse to break or bolt, he shall be deemed distanced, and, if in-
tentionally, the oflfending rider or driver shall never be permitted
again to ride, drive over, or attend a horse on this Course.
XXX. Horses owned, etc. â Horses owned iu part by the same
person within three days shall not start for a purse, and horses so
entered shall forfeit their entrance, unless by special agreement of
all persons making the nominations and by the unanimous con-
sent of the President and Vice-Presidents present. A horse start-
ing alone shall receive one-half the purse, unless the purse was
othei'wise posted or advertised. Horses deemed by the Judges
not fair trotters shall be ruled off previous to or distanced at the
termination of the heat.
XXXI. Bolting. â If any horse shall bolt from the track he
shall be declared distanced, although he may come out ahead, un-
MOUND CITY TROTTING CLUB. 155
less he return and again enter the track at the point from which
XXXII. Of Aids. â No person other than the rider or driver shall
be permitted to sti-ike ahorse, or attempt, by shouting or otherwise,
to assist a horse in getting a start or to increase his speed in any
race ; nor shall any person stand in the track or Course, or go to any
point in the track or Course, to point out a path for the rider or
driver, or to give instructions after the starting for the heat, undur
a penalty of expulsion from the Course for either offence ; and if
such person shall be the owner, trainer, agent, or rubber of such
horse, or instigated to the act by either of the said persons, such
horse shall be declared distanced, and the person so offending shall
never be permitted to start, train, ride, drive, or attend a horse
again on or at this Course.
XXXIII. Horses to go a Fair Race. â Every horse started shall
go a hona-Jide race. If any horse shall trot or pace to lose, the own-
er, agent, trainer, and rider or driver shall forfeit all rights under the
Rules of this Club, and no longer be allowed to hold any connec-
tion with it. No compromise or agreement between any two per-
sons starting horses, or their agents or grooms, not to oppose each
other upon a promised division of the purse, shall be permitted,
and no persons shall trot or pace their horses with a determina-
tion to oppose jointly any other horses in the race. In either case,
upon satisfactory proof of such agreement, the Judges shall award
the pm-se to the next best horse, and the persons offending shall
never be permitted again to start a horse over this Course.
XXXIV. Winner. â A horse that wins two heats, or distances
the field in one, wins the race; but one that does not win a heat
in three shall not start again in the race. When thus prohibited
from starting, however, he shall not be deemed distanced ; and all
bets on his being distanced shall be void. The race called "best
three in five" is an exception to this rule, where the winner must
win three heats, and all others are allowed to start five heats,
unless distanced, if there be so many, no horse having previously
won three heats ; but no horse that has not won a heat shall start
more than five heats, unless he shall have made a dead heat.
XXXV. Placing Horses. â Of the beaten horses, he shall be de-
clared the best that wins a heat. Of beaten horses that have each
won a heat, that one which is best in the last heat of the race shall
be declared best in the race, and the others as they come to the
158 RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR RACIXO AND BETTING.
Stand iu tlie last heat in the race. Those not winning a heat shall
be placed, and the bets decided accordingly, as they come to the
stand at the termination of the race. If the winner of a heat is
afterwards distanced, he is beaten by those who save their dis-
tance. A horse distanced in a second heat is better than one dis-
tanced iu the first heat, and so on through the race.
XX.iVI. Drawing, â No person shall be permitted to draw or
sell his horse during the race, except by permission of the Judges,
nuder the penalty of bf.ing excluded from the Club, and of any
horse in which he is interested being excluded from the track. A
drawn horse shall be considered distanced.
XXXVII. Matches against Time. â In the matches against
time the parties making the match shall be entitled to three trials
(unless expressly stipulated to the contrary), whicli triab sliall be
had on the same day. It is also understood that a trial horse may be
used, unless otherwise agreed upon by the parties making the match.
XXXVIII. Distances. â There shall be two Distance Judgrs ap-
pointed by the Judges, who shall repair to the Judges' stand
after each heat, and report the distanced horses and foul riding
or driving, if any has been observed by them. A horse whose
head reaches the distance as soon as the winner reaches the
winning-post shall not be considered distanced. A horse who
fails to bring in his proper weight, or is disqualified from winning
by foul riding or driving, is to be deemed distanced. The dis-
tance for mile heats shall be 80 yards; two mile heats, IGO yards ;
three-mile heats, 24'' yards ; four-mile heats, 240 yards. In match
races there shall be a distance, unless the contrary be expressly
stipulated ))y the parties.
XXXIX. Dead IIkats. â If a dead heat would have decided
the race, had cither of the contending horses won it, they alone
shall start for another heat. Horses distanced in a dead heat shall
be treatt^d as though the heat had been won.
XL. Houses Breaking, etc. â Should any horse break from his
trot or pace, it shall be the duty of the rider or driver to pull his
horse to a trot or pace immediately ; and in case the rider or dri-
ver omits 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
gained shall bo taken away on the coming out. A horse breaking
on the score shall not lose the heat by so doing.
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XLI. Whips. â The length of whips shall be, for saddle horses,
two feet ten inches ; sulky, four feet eight inches ; wagon, five feet
XLII. Accidents. â In case of accident, but five minutes over
the time specified in Rule No. 27 shall be allowed, unless the
Judges think more time necessary and that it is proper to grant it.
XLIII. DoDDTFUL Age, etc. â On suggestion of any doubts as to
the ago, ownership, partnership, etc., of any horse entered for a race,
the Judges shall inquire into the facts, and, if satisfied that any
rule of the Club is about to be violated, shall exclude such horse
from the race ; and if a horse is permitted to start from a doubt
not being sustained, and any doubt remains on the minds of the
Judges, the purse, if won by such horse, shall be withheld until
the doubt is confirmed or done away with. On being eventually
sustained, the purse shall be awarded and paid to the next best
horse in the race.
XLIV. Frauds. â If any fraud shall be discovered, by which the
winner shall have been improperly paid the purse, such as a
deception as to weight, age, ownership, partnership, etc., the
Judges shall demand Its restoration, and it shall be paid over to
the owner of the next best horse. If not restored, the illegal
holder of the purse, if a member, shall be expelled from the Club,
and he shall not be allowed to hold any connection with it. If not
a member, no horse which has been trained by him, or in which he
is interested, shall be allowed to start agaiti on this Course.
XLV. Quarter-Stretch. â No person, except those attending the
horses, shall be allowed in the quarter-stretch during the pendency of
a heat, nor until the riders or drivers are weighed after its conclusion.
XLVI. Threats, etc., towards Judges. â If any owner, trainer,
rider, driver, starter, or attendant of a horse shall use any threats
or other improper language towards any officer of the Club in the
discharge of his official duty, the person so oflending shall never be
permitted to start, train, ride, drive, turn, or attend a horse again
on this Course.
XLVII. Gambling. â No gambling shall be permitted on the
grounds of this Club, and the officers shall see that this Rule is
XLVIII. Females. â No female shall be admitted within the
Course or upon tlie stands unless under the escort of a gentleman,
vouched for by a member of the Club.
158 RITLRS AND REGULATIONS FOR RACING AND BETTING.
B Ii: T T I IST G-,
1. All bets at"? understood to relate to tlio purse, if notbing is
Baid to the contrary.
2. A bet upon the purse or a heat is void if the horse betted on
does not start.
3. Where a bet is made against tlie field, it is understood to
be on one horse against as many as start ; but one other must
start, or it is no bet.
4. When both parties are present, either party has a right to
demand that the money be staked before the horses start ; and if
cue refuses, the other may, at his option, declare the bet void.
5. If cither party be absent on the day of a race (the money
not being staked), the party present may declare the bet void in
the presence of respectable witnesses, before the race commences ;
but if any person offer to stake for the absentee, it is confirmed.
6. In all cases of dispute, not provided for by the Rules, the
Judges of the day will decide finally. In case of a race being
proved to their satisfaction to have been made or conducted im-
properly or dishonestly on the part of the principals, they shall
have the power to declare all bets void.
A CHROMO-LITHOGRAFH OF BTSDTK'S FAMOUS STALLION
From the Original Paintingr by J. H. WRIGHT.
It is printed in brilliant colors, and closely resembles the oil
painting, and is the only perfect likeness of this celebrated horse.
NOTICES OF THE PRESS-
"Portrait of Hambletonian, by J. H. Wright.â It is a capital
picture of the man and horse, for the likeness of Rysdyk is perfectly life-
like, and he himself certifies that it gives an exact likeness of his horse."
[Wilkes' Spirit of the Times, March 10, 1866.
"BbautifttlIâ That is the universal verdict of those who looked
upon a chromo-lithograph of Mr Rysdyk's celebrated horse Hambletonian.
a most noble looking animal indeed. ' The lithograph is from the oiiginal
painting by J. H. Wright, an artist of renown in this branch of the fine
arts. Every admirer of that noble animal, the horse, should purchase one
of these lithographs. A copy ornaments the Clipper's sanctum."â [Clipper.
" Rysdyk' s Hambletonian. â We hazard nothing in saying the
lithograph published by Olone, 945 Broadway, is by far the best likeness
offered lor sale to the public of this celebrated stallion."- [Turf, March
Hambletonian was sired by Old Abdallah, he by Mambrino,
and he by imported Messenger. His dam was the Charles Kent
mare, by imported Belfounder. Grand dam Old One Eye, by Old
Hambletonian, and he by imported Messenger, and his dam also
by imported Messenger, and the dam of Old One Eye was by im-
Hambletonian is the sire of Dexter, the king of the turf; also,
George Wilkes, Brunette, Bruno, Volunteer, Grey Miller, Shark,
&c., &c., and a host of the fastest trotters in America.
SIZE OF PICTURE, - - 28X36.
Price, in Colors $5 00
Plain Black and Tint 3 00
Neatly Framed in Walnut and Gilt 10 00
Can be sent to any part of the United States or Canada.
JOHW J. OLONE,
945 Broad vray^
EULES AND EEGULATIONS
xbtxBXiit ^arli %&Bathxtwn,
Article I. All trotting and pacing over the Riverside Park shall
be governed by the following Rules and Regulations, unless other-
wise agreed upon by parties making matches or sweepstakes.
II. Entries. â All entries must be made under seal, inclosing the
entrance- money for the purse and forfeit in sweepstakes, and be
addressed to the Manager, at such time and place as may have
been announced by public advertisement ; an accurate and satis-
factory description of all unknown entries will be required. After
the time has expired for closing the entries, the Manager shall
open and make known the entries in public, and publish them
in one or more newspapers. No purse will be given for a walk-
over. All entrance-money for purses is one-half forfeit to the
Association, and when only one entry appears on the Course he
shall receive the other half.
III. In Case of Death. â All engagements are void upon the
death of either party. If a race is made "play or pay," or with
a forfeit, the death of a horse shall not affect the engagement.
lY. Qualifications. â As many entries may be made by one
owner, or as many horses trained in the same stable, as may be de-
sired, but only one that has been owned in whole or in part by the
same person or persons, or trained in the same stable within ten
days previous to the race, can start in any race of " ^eats;" and
all such forfeited entries will be added to the purses, or given to
the second best horse in the race, at the option of the Manager.
V. Weights. â Every horse starting for a purse, sweepstakes, or
match, or in any trotting or pacing race, shall carry, if to wagon
01 sulky, 150 lbs., exclusive of harness; and if imder the saddle,
145 lbs., the saddle and whip only to be weighed.
VI. Distances. â In heats of one mile, 80 yards shall be a dls-
ICO RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR RACING AND BETTING.
tance; in heats of two miles, 150 yards shall be a distance ; in "
heats of three miles, 220 yards shall be a distance ; in heats of
one mile, best three in five, 100 yards shall be a distance. All
horses whose heads have not reached the distance stand as soon as
the leading horse arrives at the winning-post shall be declared dis-
tanced. If any jockey shall ride or drive foul, his horse shall be
declared distanced. Whenever the winner of a heat is distanced
by any default of riding, weight, or otherwise, the heat shall be.
awarded to the next best horse.
VII. Time between Heats. â The time between heats shall be,
twenty-five minutes for mile heats, best three in five ; and for mile
heats, twenty minutes ; for two-mile heats, thirty-five minutes ;
and should there be a race of four-mile heats, the time shall be
VIII. Size of "Whip. â Riders and drivers will be allowed whips
of the following lengths : for saddle-horses, two feet ten inches;
sulkies, four feet eight inches ; wagons, five feet ten inches.
IX. Selection of Judges. â There shall be chosen by the Mana-
ger three Judges for the day or I'ace, except in matches, when
the parties making the race can each select a Judge, the Manager
to select the third Judge, who shall be acceptable to the parties.
X. Power of Judges. â The Judges of the day or race shall
have power to appoint Distance and Patrol Judges ; they shall de-
cide all questions and matters of dispute between the parties to
the race that are not provided for in the Rules and Regulations ;
when deemed requisite they may call to their assistance compe-
tent and disinterested persons for consultation and advice ; when
any rider or driver shall cause unnecessary delay after the horses
are called up, either by neglecting to prepare for the race in time,
or by making false starts or otherwise, the Judges may give the
word without regard to the offending party or parties ; when any
horse or horses keep so far ahead of others that the Judges can-
not give a fair start, they shall give the offending party or par-
ties notice of the penalty attached to such conduct, and, should
they still persist in their offensive course, the Judges shall give
the word, and such offending panics shall not win the heat,
although they come to the score ahead of all others, and shall be
placed behind all others in the heat ; when horses are refractory,
or from other causes which may prevent the Judges from giving
the word, they may, after a reasonable time, give the word with-
out reference to the position of the refractory horse or horses, or,
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after the lapse of twenty-five minutes, may call them to the score
and start them.
XL Distance and Patrol JtinaES. â In all races of heats, there
shall be a Distance Judge appointed by the Judges of the day,
who shall remain in the distance stand during the heats, and im-
mediately after each heat shaH repair to the Judges' stand, and re-
port to the Judges the horse or horses that may be distanced, and
any act of foul, if any has occurred under his observation ; the
Patrol Judges shall repair in hke manner to the Judges' stand, and
report any act of foul, if any has occurred under their observa-
tion ; the reports of the Distance and Patrol Judges shall be alone
XII. Judges' Duty. â The Judges should be in the stand fifteen
minutes before the time of starting; they shall weigh the riders or
drivers, and draw for the positions of the horses ; ring the bell or
give other notice five minutes previous to the time announced for
the race to come off, which shall be notice to all parties to pre-
pare for the race at the appointed time, when all the horses must
be ready, and any party failing to comply with this rule shall be
liable to forfeit or be ruled out. The Judges shall not notice or
receive complaints of foul from any person or persons except those
appointed by the Judges for that purpose and riders or drivers in
the race. The result of a heat shall not be announced until the
Judges are satisfied as to the weights of the riders or drivers, and
sufficient time has elapsed to receive the reports of the Patrol and
XIII. Power of Postponement. â In case of unfavorable weather,
or other unavoidable causes, the Manager shall have power to
postponp to a future time all purses or sweepstakes, or any race
to which they have contributed, upon giving notice thereof. But
there shall be no postponement after the race is started. In
matches, the race can only be postponed by the consent of the par-
ties thereto, after being started.
XIV. Judges' Stand. â None but the Judges shall be allowed in
the Judges' stand.
XV. Accidents. â In case of accidents, ten minutes shall be al-
lowed ; but the Judges may allow more time when deemed neces-
sary and proper.
XVI. Disputes and Contingencies. â When disputes and con-
tingencies arise which are not provided for in the Rules and Regu-
lations, the Judges shall have power to decide in such cases.
162 RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR RACING AND BETTING.
XVir. Starting and keeping Positions. â The Judges shall in-
form the riders and drivers of their positions in starting for the
race ; the horse winning the heat shall take the pole the succeed-
ing heat, and all others shall take their positions in the order in
whicli they came home in tlie last heat. When two or more horses
shall make a dead heat, the horses shall start for the succeeding
heat in the same positions they occupied at the finish of the dead
heat. In coming out in the home-stretch, each horse shall keep the
position first selected, except the hindmost horse, who, when there
is sufficient room to pass on the inside, or anywhere in the home-
stretch, without interfering with others, shall be allowed to do so;
and any party interfering to prevent him shall be distanced, or lose
the heat, as the Judges may determine ; any party violating this
rule wilfully shall be distanced. If a horse should at any time
cross or swerve on the home stretch, so as to impede the progress
of a horse behind him, he shall not be entitled to beat him in that
heat ; and if, in the opinion of the Judges, such crossing or swerv-
ing was wilful on the part of the rider or driver, he shall be distanced.
XVII. Dkcorum. â If any owner, trainer, rider, driver, or attend-
ant of a horse use improper language to the officers of the Park,
or be guilty of improper conduct, the^erson so offending may be,
by the Judges of the day or race, rmed ofiF the Park, and not
be permitted to ride, drive, or attend a horse on this Park again
in any race under the control of the Manager, unless such ruling-
oflf be rescinde'd,
XIX. Placing Horses. â Horses distanced in the first heat are
equal in the race ; but in all succeeding heats, horses that are dis-
tanced in the same heat shall rank in the race in the order which
they were entitled to at the start of the heat ; that is, horses hav-
ing won two heats better than those winning one ; a horse that
has won a heat better than a horse only making a dead heat ; a
horse winning one or two heats and making a dead heat better than
one winning an equal number of heats, but not making a dead heat.
When horses winning an equal number of heats shall be distanced
in the same heat, they shall rank in the race in the order in which
they started for the heat in which they were distanced. When two
or more horses shall have won an equal number of heats, they
shall rank in the race as they are placed in the last heat in which
they contend ; horses not winning or making a dead heat the same.
In case this article should not give a specific decision as to second
or third money, etc., the Judges are to decide according to the best
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of their ability and turf usages in general, and all outside bets to
be governed thereby.
XX. HoRSKS Breaking. â When any horse or horses break from
their gait, in trotting or pacing, their riders or drivers shall imme-
diately pull them to the gait in which they Avere to go the race ;
and any party refusing or neglecting to comply with this rule shall
be distanced. Should the rider or driver comply with this rule,
and a horse should gain by breaking, twice the distance so gained
shall be taken from him or them at the coming out. A horse