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Waterford Mail 29 March 1837

Wednesday 29th

Sweepstakes of five sovereigns each, to which will be added fifty Sovereigns, given by Mr. Power, the member for the Borough, for County Waterford bred horses... to be run over a sporting country chosen by the stewards.  Weight for Age - 3 year old, 9st 7lbs; 4 year old 10st 7lbs; 6 year old, 11st. 13lbs; aged 12, 11st 11lbs, two mile heats, one shilling in the pound to be paid by each subscriber to the race for the money added- to be rode by the gentleman.
The winner of any Plate, Price, Steeple Chase, etc., to carry 5lbs extra.

Second Day, Thursday 30th.
Sweepstakes five sovereigns each, to which the stewards will add fifty for all horses carrying 12 stone - Two mile heats, to be rode by gentlemen over a sporting country.  A Hack Race, each day between the heats.

Horses to be entered with Mr. Andrew Brennan, Clerk of the Course, two days previous to the running.  Ordinaries observed each day at the Devonshire Arms, and a Ball on the evening of Wednesday 29th.

Stewards:  Lord Huntingdon, John Power, Esq., M.P.; Sir Nugent Humble, B??? Thomas Joseph Fitzgerald, John Keane, P.N. Barron, Esqrs.