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booked as a winner of either Derby town of Croydon, actuated by a or Oaks. He has, I hear, some laudable spirit, have it in contempromising young ones in his stud plation at the next meeting to give coming on, with a few rare good a Plate of their own. mares, and MIDDLETON as a stal. I must now get to the post. On lion. Give him time, and he must TUESDAY, the weather favorable, be at the top of the tree.
the company more numerous than I will make bold to offer another on any previous first day, and five suggestion for consideration. Al races announced by the list. most all the Stakes and Plates at The CRAVEN STAKES of 10 Epsom are conditioned the WINNER sovs. each, first: three-year-olds, TO BE SOLD. Although I am not 6st.; four, 8st. ; five, &st. 91b.; unmindful of the advantages of six, 9st. 2/b.; and aged, 9st. 5lb. such a condition, I think here it is One mile and a quarter, seven subtoo generally adopted, and pre- scribers, and five horses at the rents Noblemen and Gentlemen post-viz. Goshawk, Gulnare, Opsending their best horses. Why pidan, Sancredo, and Staughton not make the Cup Race as great Lass. Ilaving 91b. in her favour, an object of ambition to gain, as Gulnare was justified in making the Ascot Cup is. The Epsom strong running—she certainly Two-mile Course is admirably cal. went best pace to the distance, culated for a display of the con- with Goshawk very handy at her: stitutional strength and powers of here he came up, made a bold rush, the animal ; and, as the encourage- and won easy towards the last. ment of racing is but to promote The rest had no chance, though improvement in the breed of our all were placed in the order I give horses, no opportunity should be them you. Sam Day's judgment lost in attempting to bring toge- powerfully assisted "Goshawk in ther the best in the various dis- his triumph ; and I was glad to tricts throughout the kingdom, see him win, as nothing is more that the public may the better be beneficial to keep young ones on enabled to form their opinions of the Turf than a good start in their the merits or demerits of our va- early career, and Lord Wilton is rious studs.
likely to prove a great acquisition The continuance of a fourth in maintaining this national sport. day to the Meeting gives general He is well bred for it, and enters satisfaction; and having had a steadily and well. His uncle, the hand in the establishment of it, I General, can read him some good am, like all others in support of lessons on the subject. His Lordtheir hobbies, desirous of seeing it ship is a good gentleman jockey, kept up. I therefore earnestly and is already no mean authority hope the authorities will not think on racing matters. of making any alteration in this Bobadilla ran away with the respect. It is a general benefit to Shirley Stakes of 25 sovs. each, the town and neighbourhood; and beating John De Bart, a Hedley I will venture to say there is not a filly of Mr. Charlton's, and a colt tradesman within many miles of by Woful, out of Agnes. This the place but derives some advan- Bobadilla is a very awkward custage by the additional day. Nay, tomer at a mile I assure you ; noI have heard it whispered, that the thing but first-raters must contend with her at this distance. The completely ran away from Logic, result brought Zoe back to her old Fille de Joie, Forfeit, and Rayplace or thereabouts for the Oaks. mond, for the Surrey Stakes of 25
The next race was 100 sovs. sovs. each—Derby Course. This Sweepstakes, half a mile, three sub- horse will prove a teaser to some scribers, which Mr. Charlton won of the country gentlemen this scawith Haroid, beating a wretched son, if I mistake not. He is well bad Waterloo filly of Lord Mount- in the Great Handicap at Bath. charles's. At starting both bolted, The Woodcot brought out four and both would gladly have ran two-year-olds, which General Grosany way but for the post, if they venor won easy with Shepherdcould have got over the rails. ess, the first Strephou, I believe,
The Duke of Richmond, with that has shewn. It was an inteHindostan, a neat horse and good resting race, and the General may goer, beat another very so-so 'Tramp calculate he has a good chance of filly belonging to Lord Mount. winning the July; but Shepherdcharles, the Derby Course, a match ess is not good enough for that. for 100 sovs. each. It was no Eugene, Dicky Dolus, and a Nirace; for Hindostan was never colo Filly of Mr. Maberly's, were touched, and won by several all together, and made a pretty fair lengths.
race amongst themselves. The best contested race of the For the Gold Cup, value 100 day was between Scapement and sovs. with 90 in specie, sixteen an Eryx filly (both two-year-olds), were entered, and the following the first of that family, I believe, nine came to the post :that has yet shewn in public. They Mr. Payne's Helenus, aged. went off at the top of their speed, Mr. Sadler's Jocko, 5 yrs old.
Mr. Scaith's br. c. Vulcan, 4 yrs old. keeping almost neck for neck to
Hon. E. Petre's ch. f. by Tramp, 3 yrs. the end, when Scapement won by Lord Mountcharles's b. f. Constance, little more than a head; and you,
4 yrs old. Mr. Editor, I suspect, pocketed the
Mr. Kenyon's b. f. by Filho da Puta, out
of Eliza Leeds, 3 yrs old. sovs. which the veteran of Smitham Mr. Charlton's ch. g. Constantine, 4 yrs. Bottom had too sanguinely calcu
General Grosvenor's gr. c. by Skim, out of lated upon calling all his own.
Tetotum, by Scud, 3 yrs old; and
Mr. Mills's Lunacy, 4 yrs old. WEDNESDAY's sport commenced Three-year-olds carrying 6st. 41b. , four, with a match between Mr. Charl- &st.; five, Est. 101b. ; six, 9st.; and aged, ton's Galileo and Major Bacon's
Ost. 21b.-Mares and
geldings allowed 3lb.
-The winner of a Plate or Sweepstakes Carib. No sum was pamed; and
in 1828, 31b. ; if two, 5lb. : if more, 77b. it was reported the winner was to extra.--The winner to be sold for 250 take both horses—the readiest way
sovs. &c.--Two miles. possibly of getting rid of a bad one. Lunacy made running, closely The Major won; but I am sure followed by Vulcan : before reachMr. Charlton is best off, if they are ing Tattenham Corner she failed, to continue in training, and the shewing she neither liked the hill Major is to take to the engage- nor the distance. Jocko got up, ments. They are both jades, and with Helenus at his heels. The George Dockeray's riding won it, if three ran best pace, and made a there was any gain in the triumph. beautiful race, Helenus winning by
Capt. Westenra's Conrad, a four- a length. The report that Heleyear-old nag from the Sister Isle, nus had found for himself a situa
tion in the Pipe Office cannot believe the evil is fast correcting well founded ; for had his bellows itself. been much affected he could not The hour of starting arrived, have run against such a hill at the when pace. He was indebted to Good- Cadland rocle by
Robinson isson's fine hand for much of his The Colonel..
W. Scott success. Helepus was claimed, Zinganee
Chifney but I have not heard whether he Lambtonian
.H. Edwards changed masters.
Johanna Southcote.. ..Arnull THURSDAY.-If evidence were
Omen.... wanted to shew the vast interest
.s. Day the community take in this noble
Alcaston sport, it was fully shewn to-day by Challenger
Goodisson the collection of all ranks, and from Scipio...
Connelly all parts, to witness the contest for Rioter the Great Derby race—a Stakes Palemon surpassed by none, and only equalled John de Bart A. Farrell by one in the kingdom. Upon no
Wheatley former occasion has there been such
came to the post. Upon the whole variety of opinions in picking out the horses looked more blooming the wioner. Most of the horses and ripe than you generally see a that came to the post have been team of Derby nags. Zinganee favorites at some time of the year; was certainly light. Merchant and I may say all have been backed shewed that long illness had afby the public: but the running at fected his otherwise beautifulframe; the several Newmarket Spring and Palemon was not in the twig Meetings putting the merits of I should like to see a horse of mine their horses so much upon an equa- if about to start for such a stake ; lity, The Colonel, who made us a but, with these exceptions, all apfirst visit from the North, was held peared to the eye very fit. The in general and deserved estimation. start was pretty well managed One fact I put on record in your this year; after two unsuccessful work with great gratification; attempts they went off. Cadland which is, that the baneful spirit of took the lead at a good racing pace, gambling to excess that of late The Colonel, Omen, Alcaston, and years has risen up amongst the Zinganee, laving close with him. young nobility, and indeed all other Before reaching Tattenham Core ranks, is, I am happy to see, fast ner, the others were all clearly beat. wearing out. Had it continued to The remainder of the race was the extent it has been going on for beautifully contested. If at all, the last few years, it would have Cadland was only headed for an ultimately ruined all legitimate instant by The Colonel, near the dissport. L'am yet sorry to observe tance. The run by these two surthe Turf is become more a matter passed all former trials for a Derby, of business with some, who have no and to the astonishment of every industry to apply themselves to one ended in a dead heat. Zingapseful employment, than an encou- nee was third, though not placed : ragement of one of the noblest he got shook off full thirty yards sports that characterise this or any from home; Alcaston fourth. other country. I am ready to be After the shouts of the populace had subsided, and the proclamation meeting ; but, not witnessing the of a dead heat had reached the ex- accident, I cannot give a precise tremity of the Downs, it was detail of the circumstance. "I have amusing to view the countenances since heard one of his ribs was of the sporting fraternity. What, broken, but he is not otherwise sea dead head! What is to be done? riously hurt. How is it to be decided ? were ge- Hitherto, it has been a too uni. neral exclamations. The conjec- versally received opinion, that the tures of some, and nonsense of Sorcerer horses are soft and can. others, who ought to know better not run on : here we have proof to on such subjects, is not deserving the contrary; for Cadland had a repetition.
double cross of that family, being So unexpected an occurrence out of Sorcery, and his sire, Ancreated a lively feeling amongst all drew, was by Orville, out of Moranks. It was rumoured the stakes rel, also got by Sorcerer. were to be divided; but that was The Sporting World are much soon contradicted, Mr. Petre hav- indebted to Mr. Petre for his noble ing most properly declared he would conduct in running the race outnot divide, but run it out; and it was as, by making a compromise, he settled a second heat must be run might have pocketed of the public between the two after the Durdains largely; for, as by the Laws of Stakes should be disposed of. Racing (see case III.) and the de
This being done, and won by a cision of the Jockey Club thereon, chesnut filly of Mr. Sadler, with all even bets on the field against out exciting even observation, came either horse which ran the dead
heat, and the odds bet and amount THE SECOND HEAT FOR THE DERBY.
staked as against the other, must The Colonel was most in favour, have been put together, and then and in the interval had been backed equally divided between the parheavily at 6 to 5, and 5 to 4, it be- ties, it would have required a firsting supposed he was the fresher of rate calculator to settle the almost the two, and was the stoutest bred. endless disputes that must necessaAbout half past four the word GO rily have arisen; for the money was given. Cadland went off at a could never have been produced to good rattling pace, some lengths a make stakes, and it must have enhead till they came to the chains, tailed ruin on the most cautious and when The Colonel ran up to him prudent. and made a desperate struggle for
What has occurred may again, the lead : the attempt was fruit- and it behoves the Jockey Club ina less; the air resounded Cadland, stantly to take this subject under Cadland, Cadland, but he only won their serious consideration, and by half a length. The second heat promulgate such a law as shall was, I think, even a faster run race meet any future similar occurrence. than the first.
I own, I consider that compromise Such a Derby never before was should in no case be allowed; but seen, and possibly never will again. I have not had time duly to con
Connelly got thrown early in the sider the matter, as I know, if this race, owing either to John De Bart does not reach you to-day, it will or his rider, and was so much hurt be useless for this month's publicahe could not ride again during the tion. At a future time I may