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Meeting, I'fancied things looked and towards the evening the car-
cession, as they did nearly the may be called running; but of all whole of the following day. I was the scrambles I have ever seen I thus soon convinced, that, inaaspie never saw anything equal to thiscious as were first appearances, we getting away from a gorse covert should have a bumper, which was in Leicestershire at the commencemade manifest. Monday presented ment of the new order of things, as splendid a show of company as I when old men could not ride, ever witnessed, except on two occa- when the younger ones would ride, sions, during my knowledge of hounds or no hounds, and the Newmarket, now upwards of some youngest did not know how to ride. thirty years or more.
Seventeen started; but to see them Seven races appeared on paper, spread about on so wide a space as and an incessant deluge of rain for the Heath is now become (ɔwing the like number of hours, occupied to the improvements made by Lord the attention of the people the first Lowther and the Duke of Portday.
land), there appeared twice as many. The Craven Stakes closed on As soon, however, as they got on the previous Saturday with the their legs, Bobadilla took the lead unusual small number of ten sube like a racer, followed, it is true, by scribers, and six of these only came Sharpshooter, and indeed by the to the postno doubt the owners rest, but without a shadow of a of the other four, choosing to throw chance either of winning or having away ten pounds each, rather than a trial. Maresfield was the favoexpose their horses to weather so
rite. unpropititious. They came well The Riddlesworth (once called away together a very small part of the Great), now dwindled down to the way (which is across the Flat), only five at the post, was the third when Lamplighter and Pastime, as race, and, except in numbers, al. first and second, took leave of the most as ridiculous as the last: the rest, and bustled along handsomely Brother to Emilius won like an to the bushes, head for head ; here Eclipse; and so little was it exthe rider of Pastime very cleverly pected, that the friends of his Nofor a time concealed from her and ble owner desired that he should the public her defeat, but which pay forfeit; but the Duke happenthe veteran Buckle, on Lamp- ed to say on one occasion to his lighter, soon discovered, and calle groom, previous to leaving Enging upon his horse, shewed his su- land, “do as you like with this colt; periority—the two made a good so, having authority, the groom race; the rest beat a long way, chose to exercise it, and accordingly and all easily placed. Chateau ran him, by which he put thirteen Margaux, who was first favorite, hundred pounds into his excellent shewed that he is either gone off, master's pocket, and made the cannot run a short distance, or go horse of considerable value, who prein dirt. Belzoni exbibited similar viously was worth but a mere trifle. deficiencies.
Magnet could not run a yard: AdThe second race, also a sort of varce, the favorite, still worse. Trial Stakes, but handicap-three. Here the superstitious might say, year-olds in some instances giving they with the rest were spell bound, weight to four-year-olds, and seve, and not ridden, for there was no ral running on equal terms-if it riding in the case.