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[It is Her Majesty's Command, that these following Rules

be observed by the Owners and Riders of all such Horses and Mares as shall run for HER MAJESTY'S PLATES at Newmarket and elsewhere.]

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I. Every horse, or mare, that runneth for any of the said

Plates, shall carry the weight appointed in the Schedule

hereunto annexed. II. Every person that putteth in a horse, or mare, for any

of the said Plates, shall enter the same with the name of the owner, and the age, name, pedigree, or sufficient description of the horse, according to the Rule of the Jockey Club regarding nominations, at the time and place appointed by the Steward or Stewards of the Races at which such Plate is to be run for. The charge for such entry shall not exceed five shillings, and no further charge

shall be made on the winner of the Plate. III. Horses that run for any of Her Majesty's Plates shall

start at the time appointed by the Steward or Stewards of

the Races at which such Plate is run for, IV. Each horse's or mare's place, as he or she come

by the ending-post, shall be determined by the Judge appointed by the Steward or Stewards of the Races at the place where the said Plate is run for.

V. Every rider shall, immediately after the race be run, be

obliged to come to the usual place of weighing, with his horse or mare then and there to alight, and not before, and there to weigh to the satisfaction of the person

appointed for that purpose. VI. And in case of neglect or refusal thereof, such owners and

riders shall immediately be declared incapable of running or riding any more for this or any of Her Majesty's Plates

hereafter. VII. No horse or mare that runneth on the wrong side

of the post or flags shall have any claim to the said Plates. VIII. None of Her Majesty's Plates to be run for in heats. IX. When the age or qualification of a horse entered for any

of Her Majesty's Plates shall be objected to, either before or after running, the Stewards of the Races at which such Plate is run for shall have the power to order an examination of the horse's mouth by competent persons, and to call for all such evidence as they may require, and their decision to be final unless they shall think fit to refer the matter to the Stewards of the Jockey Club for the time being, in which case the decision of the said Stewards of the Jockey Club shall be final. A Certificate shall not be granted to any horse objected to until the question of his qualification shall be decided in the manner herein pre

scribed. X. ller Majesty's Plates to be run for between the 25th of

March and the week which includes the 22nd of Novem

ber, both inclusive, in each year. XI. The distance shall not be less than two miles, and the

weights, regulated according to the months in which the

races are run, are to be according to the subjoined Schedule. XII. And in case any difference shall arise in running, or

respecting any matters not hereinbefore provided for, or as to the interpretation of these Her Majesty's orders, the same shall be determined by the Master of the Horse, or by such person or persons as he shall appoint.

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The following alterations in the arrangements and value of Her Majesty's Plates, and additional regulations, were published in January of this year by order of the MASTER of the HORSE:


a Plate of


300 Richmond (Yorkshire)

300 Liverpool

300 Lichfield

300 Bath

300 Stockbridge

300 Ascot



(in alternate years)
The Plates to be competed for by horses or mares bred in
Great Britain or Ireland.

No horse to be allowed to win more than two of the plates in any one year.

(Signed) WESTMINSTER. January 1st, 1885.

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The plates for Scotland, viz., for Edinburgh and Royal Caledonian Hunt come from a different fund from the above, are granted annually, and are only of the value of 100gs.

QUEEN'S PLATE WEIGHTS. From this date, the weights for Her Majesty's Plates will be in accordance with the new Scale of Weightfor-age and Distance approved by the Stewards of the Jockey Club (see p. L.)


London, March 2nd, 1880.

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THESE are to certify, that her Majesty's Plate of two Hundred Guineas was won at

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horse called A.B. Steward. C.D. Clerk of the Course.


*Lord Lieutenant of

the County, The Earl of Bradford,

Master of the Horse to Her Majesty. N.B. The certificate, when properly signed, is payable at three days' sight to the winner of the Plate (or to any other person, if endorsed by the winner) at the Office of the Clerk of her Majesty's Stables in the Royal Mews, Pimlico.

The Clerk of the Stables requires the person presenting a certificate for payment to pay for a receipt stamp.

* If the Lord Lieutenant be officially out of the kingdom, the signature of the Vice Lieutenant is admissible.

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