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A SHARP AMERICAN.

AN EX-WALL STItEIT KINO PLAYS A FINE OAME ON

THE ENGLISH TURFMEN.

Aldek B. Stocitwkll is as pacific a male as ever scuttled a steamship line or cut a railroad company's throat, and his partner on the English turf, Lord Dupplin is a rcost accomplished card-player, ahe talent of "Wall-street and the Park Club combined h^s, as onr mail advices show, been altogether too much for the English racing public in the contest fer the first of the great three-year old events, the 1,000 guineas. Ortier firms have before now traded on their reputation; it remained for Lord Dupplin and his American partner to make their bad name profitable. Having in Kaleidoscope a horse counted sure to win but for PĀ«trarch, they purchased Petrarch as if t~) guard their interests, and at once created the impression that, they would "scratch" or "pull"the bettfr colt, and let the stcond talto the honours, 4s this did not, as it were, "bear," Petrarch sufficiently, they next ran an ostentatious trial bsfore all the to"ts of Newmarket, wherein Petrarch was ignominiously beaton, and proved far inferior to Keleidoscope This succeeded. Keleidnscope was made the favorite, and Petrarch receded in the betting lists to 25 to 1, at which odds his owners backed him. On tho day of the race, even, they placed on him as rider an unknown stable boy to carry out the fiction that he " was not meant," and making the tunning throughout he won with ridiculous ease. The coup had been well planned, but there is some doubt as to whether the victory of our clever countryman is to be regarded as a proof of American talent or British dullness. Mr Stockwell's career in Wall-street, if we remember rightly, was about as disastrous as it was dazzling. Among the blind, the one-eyed blinkard reigns, and having his weather eye effectually opened in New York, it is not surprising that he should have proved hig keenness of vision in England. While recognizing his nascent talerjt as a financier, we must as critics be severely just, and in the interest of high art, insist that Mr Stockweli shall come back and prove that he can keep here the millions he is winning on the other sidĀ« of the Atlantic.

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A SHARP AMERICAN., Auckland Star, Volume VII, Issue 2028, 9 August 1876

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A SHARP AMERICAN. Auckland Star, Volume VII, Issue 2028, 9 August 1876

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