ON Thursday the 9th day of October a purse of twenty pounds, ready money, to be run for by any horse, mare, or gelding, not more than quarter blooded, the best of three four mile heats, or as near that distance as the ground will admit of, carrying nine stone for 14 hands, give and take seven pounds for each inch above or below that size.
And on Friday the 10th of October a purse of ten pounds, ready money, to be run for by any horse, mare, or gelding, that has not any mixture of the English or foreign breed, the best of three two mile heats, or as near that distance as the ground will admit of, carrying the same weight, give and take, as for the above purse.
The horses that are to start for either of the above purses are to be entered, shown, and measured, at Capt. George Weedon's, on the Monday preceding the races, paying for the first purse 20s. and for the second 10s. which entrance money is to be given to the second best horse, &c. running for each purse, according to the rules of racing, to be adjudged by Gentlemen appointed by the subscribers, who are also to regulate every matter on the field, and determine any disputes that may arise.
Three horses are to enter and start, or no race, and no entrance will be allowed at the pole, or any time after the day fixed for that purpose. --There will also be sundry other diversions; and it is proposed, on the first race day, to hand about a subscription for future races at Fredericksburg, on such terms as may be most agreeable to the Gentlemen present, who are encouragers of the turf.