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ENGLISH RACING NOTES.

(FROM OUR OWX CORRESPONDENT)

The removal of tho horses of Baron Hirsch and the Prince of Wales from Kingsclere to Newmarket is the result of a difference between Lord Marcus Beresford (who manages the racing studs of H.R.H. and the Baron), and the Duke of Westminster. The tiff began at Goodwood when Hia Grace was much put out at Watercress being run against In 3 favourite Orme in the Sussex Stakes. The "crack" only got home, you remember, by tho skin o? his teeth, and the Duke "said things" which made a breach necessary. Porter had the choice at either moving to Newmarket with the Wales-cum-Hirsch team or staying at Kingsclere as tho Duke's trainer. Of course he wisely decided to stick to his beautiful Hampshire home wherewith all his triumphs from Blue Gown to La Fleche are associated.

Tho Duko of Westminister at last sadly admits Orme is only a miler, and has not entered him for the now liberally endowed Ascot Gold Cup. In this, however, with luck we may soe La Fleche competing with Sir Hugo, Isinglass, Buckingham, Buccaneer, Orvieto, Curio, Insurance, May Duke, Chesterfield, and Orion. Whatever may be tho result of the Derby, Isinglass will, if well, certainiy run for the Gold Cup, which Mr Harry McCalmont specially deshe3 to win. When three-year-olds have started for this race they're not done badly, vide, the victories of Sabinus, Blue Gown, Bricrantino, Scottish Chief, Rupee, and Fandango. At the instigation of Mr Fry and other lending members of the ring, our Jockey Club mean to take a leaf out of the book of the Australian Jockey Club, and licence all layers. The "talenb" (i.e. professional backers) view the movement with distrust, suspecting Tattersall's may become a "ring " in two senses of the word, and asking how backers can prevent the licensees agreeing, or rather co"napiring, to lay only 11 freeze out prices." La Fleche has go far wintered exceedingly well, but the change of quarters from Kingsclere to Mewmarket is sure to try her, and is very much againsb the tilly continuing her victorious career next season. Achievement, Marie Stunrt, and Thebais went wrong at four years, buc recovered later, the last named even winning the Liverpool Cup as a 6 year old, carrying 9sb 41b. Memoir (La Fleche's sister) never, that I can remember, ran again after landing tho Leger. Tho system of following jockeys mounts wa6 invented by a man named Denman who compiled that useful volume "Enquire Within Upon Everything." By backing Archer and Glover's mounts combined he made a largo sum in 1874, when these two thoD youngsters were very fortunate, and later a combination of Archer and Constable stood him in good stead. Soon, however, endless punters took to backing Archors mounts and the prices became hopelessly false. Then Denman lost all the money he'd made. His friends purchased him a Bmall annuity snd I believe the old man is still alive somewhere or other. '

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ENGLISH RACING NOTES., Auckland Star, Volume XXIV, Issue 50, 1 March 1893

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ENGLISH RACING NOTES. Auckland Star, Volume XXIV, Issue 50, 1 March 1893

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