THE END OF ASCOT.
That yeung man of many millions (Harry llct-aluionfc) was the only patron of Jewifcb's stable who becked Suspender for the Ascot; Hunt Cup. The colt was much fancied for the event when first the weights appeared, Outran so badly in the home trial, won by Pensioner, that Jewitt did not propose to start him. On consulting his owner (who isoutwiththemilifciain Warwickshire), however, the trainerreceivedthis message: "suspender must run. All Warwickshire are <m.~McCa!monb." The stable commission for Pensioner was £3.000, a third of winch belonged to General Owen Williams. .Suspender won with absurd ease, romping away from the field in an astonishing manner, whereas Pensioner %vas last.^ Que ■can well imagine General Williams' face aaiisfc have been a study. Suspender ran twice as a two-year-old, on both occasions ■Successfully. He carried '7sb 101b in the Hunt Cup, the highest weight a three-year-old lias ever won with. Morion two years previous had 7ab 91b on his back, and ■■.that was considered a great performance. The Gold Cup Day was the poorest of the fa\r, both as regards sport and weather. Lord Rosslyn's Buccaneer and the Irench , Ermak we're the only runners for we trophy, which the former won by Oiffnb ;"■lengths. It is in contemplation to revivity ■the Ascot Cup by charging £20 ft head.tor admission to" the Royal Enclosure, ana "'adding the proceeds to the stake. The Jace would then be worth £20,000, I JW.ifch 3,ooosovs for second and l,ooosovs - ff%third. Jewiiit'e stable made up for the Hunt Gup fiasco by carrying oft the chief two-year-old race of the meeting, the Kew Stakes, with Isinglass (by Isonomy—Deadlock), also the lucky McLala»ont's property. In the Sfc- James s Palace Stakes the Derby winner, Sir Hugo, Mr Malmer's St. Angelo, and Baron Hirsch s Watercress meb at even weights. A shade pi odds were laid or» the Srst-naped, bub
neither he nor Watercress had any chance ■vith St. Angelo, who pounced down upon the pair at the distance, and won hard !>eld by a length, Watercress defeating Sir EJugo for second place. This race confirms the general impression that the result of the Derby was a fluke, and that but for the accident which led to Rueil cannoning St. Atigelo at Tattenharn Corner, these two would have supplied first and second. Orme is favourite for tbe Leger at 9 fco 2, 5 to 1 being tendered La Fleche, 7 to 1 St. Angelo and Sir Hugo, 10 to 1 St. Damien, 15 to 1 Watercress.
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THE END OF ASCOT., Auckland Star, Volume XXIII, Issue 189, 10 August 1892
THE END OF ASCOT. Auckland Star, Volume XXIII, Issue 189, 10 August 1892
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