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EPSOM SPRING MEETING.

The Two Thousand- Stakes, a subscriptioa of 100 "sots, each, h tt, tor three-year-olds: colts S*t 101b, fillies Sat 51b; second received 200 soys. out of the stikes, and third saved his stake. B.M. (1 mile 17 yards.) 91 anbs. Lord Lonsdale's eh f'P-fcrimag-, by/rhe Earl or Palmer—Lady Audlev. by Macaroni, Sst s'.b (T. OAnnou) 1 Conut F. de Lagrange's bl c Insnlaire, Bst 10lb ._ ... ... (Goater) .2 Mr W. S. Crawfnrd's b c Sefton, Bst 101b ■ (J. Osborne) 3 Childeric, Bayonet, Glengarry, , luval. Oasis, c by Buccaneer -Hope, and Athol Lad also ran. Betting at thestart—2 to 1 agst Pilgrimage, 9 to 4 agst Insulaire, 9 to 2 agst Childeric, 10 to 1 agst Sefton,-25 to 1 agst A thol Lad, 50 to 1 agst Hope colt and Glengarry. 10C0 to 15 agst Oasis and Bayonet, and 100 to 1 agst Inval. THE RACE. The first to bear his colors to the front was Inval, wide on the left, but they had scarcely settled down to their work before he dropped back, and Sefton took up the running wide on the right, attended in the centre by Glengarry, just in front nf Childeric, on the right by Oasis and Bayonet, and on the stand side by Inval, loaulaire, and the favorite, Athol Lad being next, close up with tho Hop© colt- But little change occurred in theae positions, and the lot kept close order until after passing the T.Y.C. post, when Athol Lad, the Hope colt,' Bayonet, and Inval were all well beaten, and with Glengarry and Childeric also in trouble, Sefton came on with a Blight advantage of 1 naulaire, who in turn waa cloßely pressed by Pilgrimage. Halfway down Bushes Hill Sefton was in trouble, and Insulaire drew out with half a length's lead of the favorite, who, however, closed on him in the dip, and drawing away stride by 'stride from thence to the post, Lord Lonsdale's mare came on and won very cleverly by half a length. Sefton was third, beaten a length and a half from the French horse. Four lengths away carine Childeric fourth ; and then at a clear interval, Oasis was fifth, Glengarry and Inval being next, in front of Bayonet, and last of all was Athol Lad. Time, by Benson's chronograph, lmin. 56sec. TVet Value of the stakes, £4650. - : .f - The One Thousand Guineas Stakes, a subscription of 100 soys. e*ch, h ft, for three-year-old fillies, Bst 101b each; second received 200 soys, and the third saved her stake: B;M. (1 mile 17 yarda) -89 subsLord Lonsdale's oh f Pilgrimage, by-The Earl or Palmer—Lady Audley, by Macaroni ... (T. Cannon) 1 Lord Falmouth's b f Jannette ... (B. Archer). 2 Count F. de lagrange'a eh f Clementine :'■' X (Goater) 3 Bel Ange, Blue Ridge, Beliceht, Tiger Lily, Lady _m_ley, and StratMeet also ran. ... ".'■, . .".... .-■'-. . ;"•'-■'.' ; ; ;.'"'"

; Betting at thestart—-5 to 4 on Pilgrimage, sto 1 agst Clementine, C to 1' agst Strath-' fleet, 20 to 1 agsfeXady Lumley, 35 to; \ agat Jannette, 40 to 1 eachagst Blueßidwe, Ti«er Lily, and Bel Ange, and 65 to 1 agat Bellicent. ' ■■'•' •'-■:- ; -. "'■■ ■■■.•'■>.•'■•■•':•■- , '■-.:' ; THE BACK. • The lot arrived at the post fully - two minutes before the time appointed for the race, and all things—considered the contestants behaved themselves' in the most cool and orderly 'style, the only one who showed the slightest symptoms of restivenesa being Strathfleet, tobo once broke away. Directly the' flag was raised the* c was no delay before, the was given and' a good start effected. The first to bear her colors to the front was Blue Bidge on the right. Pilgrimage going _on second, just in advance of Clementine-in the centre, Bel Ange and Jannette -being prominent of the others on the top ground,- while in the middle of the track.the colors of Tiger Lily and, Stra thneet were .clearly visible,' the whipper-« in of the party 1 being Bellicent, who came. pp. behind Lady Lumley.,. .No,, change 'took 1 place in the above order of running until approaching the Bushes, .when Bine Badge < waa deprived of the lead;by the favorite, who assumed the command from Clementine and Jauriette as they came oyer the hill, the - latter of whom began very badly, but who was running more in her old form after Warming to her work. Descending' the Hill Strathfleet and Bel Ange began to draw up to the .leading lot, but they . were beatea directly afterwards, and never had. anything to do with the finish. As ; they began to climb the hill for home Clementine, who had . up to now always been, in close attendance upon Pilgrimage, began to hold ont signals of distress, and ceded her place to Jannette; who went on in pursuit of the favorite; but the latter always held- her safe, and eventually won cleverly by three-quarters of a length; two lengths divided seoond and third ; Bel Ange waa fourth, several lengths in the rear of Clementine, Strathfleet fifth. Blue Ridge sixth, Lady Lumley next, and last of all was Tiger Lily. Time by chronogragh, —mm. Value of the stakes, £4500. PERFORMANCES AND ENGAGEMENTS OF THE WINNBE.; ■ , Pilgrimage is a chesnut filly by The Earl or The Palmer out. of, Lady Andley (dam of Ada Dyes, The Secret, and Pellegrino), byMacaroni, her; damy. Secret, by Melbourne out of Myatery, by Jerryi At Mr Oook'soh's l yearling sale at Doneaster Mr Gerard became her purobaser for _00gs, and by that gentle-" man she was nominated for her various engagements. She, however, was not seen iv public until.the Wednesday in the FirstOctober Meeting of last year, when, with the remainder of Mr Geiard's stud, she. was put up to auction, and Lord Lonsdale became her purchaser for 190gs. She ran for the first time in his lordship's colors on Friday in the ■ same week, and, carrying Bst 61b: >he proved' successful in the First .October Stakes, beat-] ing by sir lengths the favorite, Dalg_rho (9*t : 6 lb, Thorough (Bst 101b) bring third. She came out again on the first day of the Seoond October Meeting, and, with 7 to 4 on her, won a Plate over the, T.Y.C from Queen of Pearl', Mantille, and Good Friday, while on the Thursday in the same meeting she contested the Middle Park Plate, fof which, carrying Sst 6 b, she finished third to B*auclerc and the Katie colt, 81 91b each, seventeen others, among whom were Ath. 1 Lad. Clementine, Insulaire, and Maxhniliar, being behind her, the betting being 7 to 4 agst Athol Ladj 5 to 1 agst- Beauclerc, 10 to 1 each agst Lady Mercia, Maximilian, and Alarcos, 12 to 1 agat Birdie, 20 to 1 each agst Polestar, and Tiger Lily, and 25 to 1 each agst Pilgrimage and Clementine. At the Houghton Meeting, she next contested the Dewhuret Plate, and, carrying Bst 81b, she beat Insulaire (8-* 131b), Inval (Bat 91b), Childeric (9st 21b), A'hoi Lad (Bst 121b), and four others, the quotations being 10 to 3 agat Childeric, 4 to 1 ag*t Nerina. 9 to 2 agst Pilgrimage, 5 to 1 apt Athol Lad, 100 to 15 ag*t Topaz, 7 to 1 agst Insulaire, and 10 to 1 agat Cavour. On the following day she also won a Post Sweepstakes over the T.Y.C, Redwing being second, and Clementine third, each carrying 9st, with Tredegar (9st 61b) fourth and last, Pilgrimage being backed at 7 to 4, Clementine at sto 2, and Redwing at 11 to 4. The above five races comprised her last year's performances, and she waa thiß week brought ont for the first time aa a three-year old to fulfil her engagements in the Guineas Stakes, both of which she has secured, the only other instance in which the feat has been performed being in 1840, when Crucifix took the double event, and also subsf quently carried off the Epsom Oaks. Engagements.—The forthcoming engagements of Pilgrimage comprise the Epsom Oaks, the Gold Cup and Boos Memorial at Ascot, the Summer Cup at Newmarket July, and the First Great Challenge Stakes at the Second October Meeting.

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EPSOM SPRING MEETING., Press, Volume XXX, Issue 4046, 13 July 1878

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