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Sporting Jottings.

Ahciiku received £500 from tlio Duko of Westminster for wiuuiag tlio Derby on Bond Or. The famous jockey's income is estimated at £12,001) u-ycur. Isonomy's victory in tlio Manchester Cup carrying the wcltor weight of Dst 12lbs, and beatinic a first class n'eld of 21 competitor, is tlio ben I, handicap performance on record. Whou Vespasian won the Chcstcrlield Cup at Goorlwood in 18G9, ho carried ]o.it 41b., and Colling wood had 9st 71b on liis back when ho took the Royal Hunt Cup at Ascot in 1849. Sterling, from whom bouoniy claims paternity, gave severul tiistt-M of his quality ere ho quitted the poet for the paddock, his '71 Cambridgeshire display, and liis '73 Liverpool Cup exhibition, boiiiK- striking instances in point. None of these, howcvcr.aro quito up to Inonomy's Manchester victory, and Mr (Jretton, his owner, who won £25,000 in bets, not to mention £2,847 in stakes, may well be proud of the horse. The Austrian Derby wan won by Count Zichy's etis. c. Ellomcr, by Buccaneer out of Elspctli by Blair Athol. Ellomcr is engaircd in tlio Doncaster St Legcr. Frank Hart, the coloured pedestrian, winner of the soeoud contest of the O'Lcnry Belt with 565 miles, says ho is willing to bet 5,000 dols. that he can repeat his perfonnaiice. On May 22nd Boyd challenged Triclcott to row for £200 a-side at the buck end of the present year. Trickott's friends seemed uncertain whether to accopt the proposal. The annual match between tho Marylebono cricket club and the county of Sussex resulted in a victory for the former by an innings and 178 runs. The first and second in tho Oaks Jenny Howlctt and lionnio Mardcn were both trained by William I'Anson at Malton. owner. Well remembered will bo tlie close and exciting finish that took place for tho Derby by the mauy thousands who wcreon-lookers of the struggle. Such a commanding lead was that possessed by Robert ttie Devil at a point which has found out the weak spot of so many—the bell—that it appeared well nigh impossible for him to be overhauled. Archer's rush on Bend Ur was, however, something terrific, and every stride reduced the gap between the bay and the bonny cheanut, though victory win not fccured till the goal was reached. Folks accustomed

ti view Kpsom finishes from TattJrsall's

inoloHuro could tell that Bend Or hnd just got up, but eveu practised eyes awaited the

hoisting ot No "7" before tongues gave utterance that the " boy in yellow was the champion of tuejhour." Bend Or's final dash

was little short of tho electrical, and Archer's final effort timed with mathematical accuracy.

Thorowero ton runners for the Grand Prize of Paris, which was worth £6,076. Robert the Devil won in a common cantor by a length, three-quarter* of a length separating Lo Destrier and Milan. The betting was 6 to 4 on Robert the Devil, 12 to 1 against Le Destrier, and 33 to 1 against Milan. Time, 3niins. 21£3ec*.

The stakes run for durinjr the Royal Meeting at Ascot amounted to £32,350, tbc added rnouey being £13,500. Between March 15th and June lat F. Archer rode in 109 races, 40 of which he won.

Mr Legh's b.c. Sir Charles, by Pero Gomez, out of Prosperity, and therefore own brother to Sir Joseph, who was such a favourite for the Derby, won by Sefton (1878), proved to bo the crack two-year-old at Ascot, The colt carried oil' not only the Biennial but tho New Stakes (£1,323) from a good field of ten, iucluding the Woodcote Stakes' heroine Angelina. Subsequently Sir Charles was backed for the Derby of 1881, a bet of £6,000 to £600 being booked. Rayon DOr won the lious Memorial (£1,435), and ran also for the rich Hardwickc Stakes (£2,897) ; but in this event tho Frenchman had to succumb to Exeter, who, it may be remembered, ran third for the 1879 St. Legcr. The chief event of the opening day at Ascot was the Prince of Wales' Stakes, for three-year-olds, worth £2,900. There were twolve starters, including the first and third in the Two Thousand Guineas (Petronel and tho Abbot), and Lord Bradford's Zealot. Petronel had to concede both the lastmentioned 151b5., and it is therefore not surprising thaff the colt could only get third to Zealot (by Lacydes-Zellc), who stnlled oil' tho Abbot by a length. Tho bottin" was sto 2 against Tho Abbot; 3to 1 against Petronel; and 10 to 1 against Zealot. Odds of 6 to 4 were laid on Mr Jardino'a Tcviotdale (byTyncdale, out of Performer), 3yrs, sst 12lbs, for the Ascot Stakes, notwithstanding that there were seven runners. The colt's running in the Derby showed the event would bo a good thing for him, and so it proved, as he won easily by five lengths. Value of the Stakes, £1,015. The Royal Hunt Cup (£1,430), one of the most popular short-distance handicaps, brought out a grand field of thirty-one competitors. Kuperra was favourite, but ran nowhere, the three placed horses all being rank outsiders. The winner turned up in Strathern (by Strathconan-Uharmione), Lord Clivd second, and Tcrtius third. Betting, 40 to 1 against Strathern ; 33 to 1 against Lord Clive ; 25 to 1 agaiust Tertius. When the mail left London the betting ou the St. Lcger was 3 toil ajjst Bend Or, 3 to 1 agat Itobort the Hevil, 10 to 1 Muncastcr, 14 to 1 Beauniinefc, 14 to 1 Zealot, 16 to 1 Teviotdole, 1G to 1 Jenny Howlet, 20 to 1 Mask, 25 to 1 Abbot, 50 to 1 any other. Bend Or'sand Muncaster's disqualification for the Leger will have the effect of making Robert tho Dovil a very hot favourite indeed.

One glance at the Duke of Westminster after the race for the Derby, and it could be seen that he had realised the supreme momentof his life. Immediately the winner had passed the post he darted down the course after his horse, and a leading rein being attached to the bridle, ho led him back, walking on the off side. On the near side we could see Bob Sherwood and the jolly countenance of Major Barlow all smiles. The Duke was as white as a sheet, and seemed very excited, aud apparently too lost to acknowledge the plaudits of tho crowd ._ The late Lord Derby came back with his Oaka winner, Iris, hat in hand.

When Henry Taylor wrote in his eminent work, "Philip Van Artevelde," that "the world knows nothing of its greatest men," he meant to convoy the idea that mankiii'l were not preinformed of the master-minds that would leave their "form and pressure" on tho times in which they live. Because great meu naturally make themsßlvos known. They atauip their (dory and their genius on tho world. Many a sufferer would have reioieed, could it have been known anticipativoly or prophetically, that Udolpho Wolfe's Sohlodam Aromatlo Hohnappa was in

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Sporting Jottings., Auckland Star, Volume XI, Issue 3130, 29 July 1880

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