NEWMARKET OCTOBER MEETING. Thk Champion Stakes of 20 soys. each, hft with 1000 added; weight for age; mares allowed 31b; the second received 10 per cent, and the third 5 per cent, on the whole stake. A.F. (1 mile 2 furlongs 72 yards). 225 subs. Mr J. H. Hoddswor.h's b c Springfield, by St. Albans — Veridis, 4 yrs, 9st 41b (Cannon) 1 Lord Falmouth's b c Silvio, 3 yrs, Bst 61b (F.Archer) 2 Lord Falmouth's eh c Great Tom, 4 yrs, 9st 41b' ... ... (C.Archer) 3 Mr C. Alexander's eh c Thunderstone, 3 yrs, Bst6lb (Goater) 0 Lord Lonsdale's b c Hesper, 4 yrs, 9st 41b (Custauce) 0 Mr C. Blanton's b f Duchess of Cambridge, 3yrs,Bst3lb .. (Hopkins) 0 Lord Bradford's eh c Zucchero, 3 yrs, Bst 61b (Constable) 0 Duke of Hamilton's Midlothian, 3 yrs, Bst 61b (Lemaire) 0 Betting 11 to 8 each agst Springfield and Silvio, 10 to 1 agst Hesper, and 100 to 8 agst Zucchero. Great Tom, in the centre, made the running, followed by Silvio and Zucche-o, Springfield, immediately on his left, lying next, with Hesper well up on the right. They ran tbu* until coming over the Bushes Hill, where Great Tom was beaten, and Zucchero, displaying temper, ran all over the course. Silvio now took up the running, and came on down the hill with a slight advantage of Springfield, who, however, had his juvenile opponent well beaten before they commenced the ascent for home, and, taking up the running about two hundred yards from the finish, he came on and won very easily by a length. Great Tom was a bad. third, and then at a long interval came Tbunderstone, fourth, some lengths clear of Midlothian and Zucchero, the last of all being Duch-sa of Cambridge. Value of the stakes —Ihe winner, £'2530 10s; second, £333; third, £166 10s. The following remarks in reference to tho principal performers at tho recent Newmarket meeting are from tho special of the " Sportsman":— Hilarious is a brown colt, with a near white hind heel. He stands very nearly, if not quite, 15 hands 3in, with a good head and neck, a very strong back and loins, and shows great muscalar development in his quarter*. He is by Brown Breal, from Hygeia. by Knight of Kars, aud was bred 1.-y Mr Kyke, of Sianton Shifnal, and -old, after a lot of competition, as a yearling at Doncaster to Mr Thomas Dawson, who selected him for his present owner, at 1200ge. At that period be receive I a high character in my report of thi case, for I'never saw a moremuscular-or hirdy-lpokiug my*Efe. He did n<ltrun as a two-year-old, and disappoint dme jn his race when Albert Edward beat him at Doncaster. Still, although a beaten hojse, I gave him a good character. At Donoaster he was quite as forward in condition as he should have been when his owner and trainer had the Cesarewitch in view, and when stripped on Tues day he was seen to be trained to the hour. It is needless to say that his victory was exceedingly popular, for Mr Jardine has for very many yeara been a staunch supporter of racing, and both Fred Bates and the Dawson family are such universal favorites that a turn for time-honored TupgOl and Middleham Moor is sure to be well received, not only in the north, but in every nook and corner of England where there exists a penchant for radng and racehoraea. As regards the remaining events decided on the Ceaarewitch day, little need be said. Hadrian, Jannette, and Lady Golightly all confirmed the remarks I made in a previous paper concerning their capability to win their engagements. When we look over the performance of Lady Golightly in winning the Royal Stakes, Across the Flat, by five lengths from Norwich, and beating Albert Edward into third placp, we need scarcely wonder that Hilarious won the Cesarewitch, seeing that he beat the " Lady" in a twomile race at the First October, though he had then 61b the best of the weights, inclusive of sexual terms. I have no doubt that, over one mile and a quarter, La-iy Golightly is comparatively as good as when she ran for the Middle Park Plate, bnt two miles is beyond her distance when asked to show her bestfo'rin. Jannette is growing the right way, and she will be another " Lady" for Lord Falmouth so far as her speed is .concerned, w'.ile she may probably stay well ;enough to win the Oaks, ."-he stands very little under 16 hands, with bone enough to carry a " claimant" to hounds and she would form an excellent pattern for some of our pinchbeck breeders of racing stock to produce something better than the helpless-looking creatures so many of whom we noticed in the sale ring a". and e'sewbere. Jeannette won tho Clcarwell Stakes I y four lengths from tbe very goo-looking Insnlaire, who/if I mistake not, is the most promising two-year-old, as regards the future, that has been sent to' England by Count Lagrange. Clementine may tufch out soft as a thi cc year-old, and Dash, a brother to Cham ant, though he has looks in his favor, I has gone wrong. I " H auderc won the Middle Park very easily;' and the victory w!U a most appropriate one, for he was bred by Mr W T illiam I'Anson at the Blink Bonny Stud Farm, Malton, and trained by his son "William at the Higbfield establishment, adjoining the ?addocgs where he gambolu das a foal. Mr 'Anson told him as a colt at Doncaster to Mr C Perkins, his present owner, [ for IOSOgs, and a better-looking youngster ■ never entered the sale paddocks. Since that period I have never Been the colt until this week at Newmarktt, but before his arrival I there I alluded to him as "a remarkably fine colt, and likely to start for the great race." He is by Rosicrucian, from Bonny Bell, by Voltigeur, from the famous Queen Mary (dam of BJink Bonny, Ac.) Rosicrucian is out of a mare by The Flying DutoHtran, and the two strains of blood from the vei's of the two famons Derby and Sjs. Lpjg-r winners, who won the great Match 'en'}£onvQ3sE re in 1850, are merged in BeanjderC, •\y? ! 'b e thaj which he inherits from the bj-eed that realised a <v' ure for Mr TAnsou. Reanplerc is a brown, and his near hind bed ia whrej he stands nearly 15 hands 3 mc? c*. m ith a goodafcead, neck, and shoulders an strong back and loins, aiid vry muscul .r quarters. In fact, he is an exceeding'}- muscular colt eU through his frame, and stands on big, dean-looking •Ijinba. As I have already stated, he tnrns his off toe «u> § bit, through the pastern being slightly twisted, but shi* is a niere eyesore that will not detract from his merit as a three year-old. Several of Mr I'Anson _ old breed had the same peculiarity in the same pastern—the eff one—which Mrl'Anson hifiiselfcace informed mc, was moat narked teßtixfcSoim, ■'• ■
Jongleur won the Select Stakes, over the Rowley Mile, with great ease by a length and a half from Placida, winner of the Epsom Oaks, and Verneuil was beaten three lengths for second place. The winner of this race took our Criterion Stakes last season, and he then conceded Verneuil 41b, and beat him by three-quarters of a length. Since then he has met Verneuil in France, snd run consistently with the form he showed in England. Although Christophe beat Jongleur by two lengths for the Grand Prize of Paris he may then have been wrong, for he had previously cut down the wiuner into third place by more than five lengths for the Grand Produce Stakes at the Paris Spring. The latter race is, however, over only one mile and quarter, wh*ile the course for the Grand Prize is one mile seven furlongs, and it may be that Jongleur is not so good a stayer as St. Christophe, though a more speedy anima l . He stands quite 16 hands, with immense leDgth, and shows fine bloodlike quality and style, but he is not remarkable for great muscular power, and has not thickened much in proportion to his age since last year. PJacida did net look so well as when she won the Oaks, and [ do not believe that she has ever been in such form since as before her victory at Epsom. Odds of 11 to 10 were laid on Thundeistone, bnt he ran true to the form that he had previously flhown with the best anima's of his own age, of whom Jongleur is assuredly one of the chief, and the victory of Henry Jennings's horse waa very popular, for every one on the English turf respects " Old Harry" from Bac de la Croix. Springfield justified my confidence in his capability to beat Silvio and win the Champion Stakes, Across the FJat. The pair, however, made a sad example of such animals as Great Tom, Thumlerstone, Hesper, Zucchero, Duchess of Cambridge, and Midlothian, who have no pretentions to firstclass form. On Wednesday I stated that Springfield is "one of the grandest-looking thoroughbreds ever foaled." He proved on T» ursrtay that he is quite as good as he looks, for if the distance had been a mile further I believe he would have won quite as easily as he did over one mile and a quarter. Some excuse should, however, be made for Silvio, who had been in hard and constant work ever since February, and has had three distinct preparations for great races—the Two Thousand, Derby, and St. Leger, while Springfield has been trained over short distances and run only three races. The " Cbain£ion" is a bay, Avith a narrow blaze on 1 is faoe, and his off hind heel is white. He siauds a little over 16 hands, with great bone, substance, length, and grand symmetry throughout. , For bbodiike etyle, fashion, and movement has no superiors and has gained his honors fairly on Lis meat- , .
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ENGLISH RACING., Press, Volume XXVIII, Issue 3869, 15 December 1877, Supplement
ENGLISH RACING. Press, Volume XXVIII, Issue 3869, 15 December 1877, Supplement
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