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SPORTING.

♦ ASCOT AND THE GRAND PRIX. [PEOM OXTB OWN CORRESPONDENT.] Auckland, 26th July. Mr. Lorillard'B colt Iroqnois (the Derby winner) won the Prince ot Wales' Stakes at Ascot on the 14th June. The colt started as tho favorite in the betting at 5 to 4 against him at the start. Culloden jumped away with the lead, and made the running at a strong pace, clear of Nesscliffe, Voluptuary, aud Geologist, with Great Carle next. As they oame along Swinley Bottom, Culloden held the lead for about twenty lengths. He was followed by Voluptuary, Maskelyne, Geologist, and Iroquoia, in the order named, until three-quarters of a mile from home, when Culloden was beaten by Voluptuary, Nesscliffe, and Great Carle, who came on together until half-way up the straight, when they were joined by lioquoia and Geolcgiat, the former winning a good race by halt' a length before Geologist, with Great Carle a bad third, and Maskalyne, Nesscliffa, Voluptuary, and Culloden finishing in the order named. Archer was again the rider of iroquois. The Times remarks that the Derby winner never before won the Prince of Wales' Stakes as well. The time of the race was 3min. 4seca. The race for the Gold Vase was won by Anibassadoress, Monarch second, and Petjr third. Only the three horses named ran. In the race for the Gold Cup, at the start Exeter cut out the work at a moderate pace, and went along with a clear lead of Robert the Devil, who waß just in front of Foxhall, with Petronel and Zealot side by side. This order wj.s maintained to the hotel turn, where liobert the Devil drew closer to Exeter, the pair being well in advance of the others. When a mile from home Exeter took three lengths the lead, and at the same time improved the pace ; Foxhall was then clear of his former companions. Bobirtthe Devil gradually drew up, and headed Exeter on entering the straight, and, despite a challenge by Foxhall and Zealot, won in a common canter by five lengths, with a neck between Petronel and Exeter. The race for the Grand Prix de Paris (1,00'J,000 francs) took place on the 12th June, and was won by Mr. Keene'» Foxhall (an American horse), Lefevre's Tristan second, and Count De Lagrange's Albion third. The attendance was immense President Grevy, ex-Qneen Isabella, Alinistera, Prince baltzkoff, and Marshall Macmahon wero among those present. Owing to a recant rainfall the conrso was in excellent order. The weather was fine, but sultry. A great many drags wero conspicuous in bearing the American flag, and when the race was won, the Americans seemed to go quite mad with excitement, waving the Stars and Stripes, while their applauds was tremendous. In the preliminary canter Cassimer and Albion appeared to go best, although Foxhall was greatly admired. After ono fake start, the horses were sent on their journey. Foxhall and Tristan took the lead, but Archer pulied . Tristan back, and Dublin became second. Alternate miming was then made by Foxh al and Dublin, fallowed by Fiddler. Leon aud Albion, with Forum and Tristan, were next, and Cassimer last, until going round the hill, about half-a-mile from home, where Foxhall sill led. At the distance, Tristan joined Foxhall, and the pair ran a superb race home, Foxhall, who Btayed longest, winning by a head. Four lengths separated

second and third horses ; Fiddler was fourth, Scobbel fifth, Royamaunt sixth, Forum seventh, Dublin eighth, Cassimer ninth, and Loon last. Time — 3min 17seo. The bettinjf at the outset was 2 to 1 against Foxhall. Tho London Sportsman Bays the Americans have a great deil to be proud of in winning both tho Derby and Grand Prix.

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SPORTING., Evening Post, Volume XXII, Issue 23, 27 July 1881

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SPORTING. Evening Post, Volume XXII, Issue 23, 27 July 1881

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