RACING IN ENGLAND.
What the "Van Driver" calls the " leafy month of June " has produced a number of events of more than passing importance in England. At the Croydori Summer Meeting the Woodaide Plate was appropriated by Skilleygolee by Caterer, which is only interesting to us here from the fact that Caterer is the sire of Leolinus. At Sandown, which followed ihortly afterwards, the big event of the meeting, she British Dominion Two- YearOld Stakes, a very valuable stake, was won by a colt by Brown Bread. At the Paris Summer Meeting, held about the
same date, the Count de Lagrange carried off nearly all the principal events, and the Middle Park Company here will probably note with pleasure that both Dollar and Consul were connpicuous among the sires of winners. Subsequently, on Jane 6th, Robert the Devil carried off the Graud Prize of Paris from eight others.- Robert was a strong' favorite, a position which he holds at present for the English St. Leger. His owner, Mr Charles Brewer, has takes 5500 to 2000 about Robert the Devil and Mask (coupled), while Bend Or and Robert the Devil have also been backed coupled. The two last are nearly even favorites, but Bend Or has a trifle the call in the betting. The Ascot Meeting commenced on June Bth. For the Gold Vase, Chippendale started at 9 to 4 against his only opponent Fashion, and won in a center by ton lengths. Zealot won the Prince oi^ Wales Stakes (a race pope: won by^'Leohnus), beating eleven others, amongst whoaa were Mr Nayjlor's good colt, The Abbott, and the Two Thousand Guineas winner, Petronel, who finished second and third respectively. The Twenty-third Ascot Biennial Stakes was won by Sir Charles, a son of Perdo Gomel and Prosperity. This colt also won the rich New Stakes on Che Cup da.y» an,d was fairly 'supported to next yeacV I/erby. The Ascot Stakes Jell to Teviotdale, Prologue (by Dollar) aib iThe Star being his immediate attendants at the The a& scot Derby. was won by Maewwho fairly squandered his field, while Pefronel was credited with the Twenty-second Ascot Biennial Stakes. The Royal Hunt Cup was carried off by Scrathern, a son of Strathconan, who beat a large field including such good performers as Master Kildare, Parole, La Mervielle, Prestonpans/ Lancastrian, Ruperra, and others. On the Cup day we have particulars of a race (the Seventeenth New Biennial Stakes) which may be of some interest to northern readers, Petronel finished third, and amongst the other competitors was a filly by Hermit, out of Musket's dam. Old Isonomy, fresh fromhis Manchester Cup victory, started a firm favorite for the Gold Cup, which he won pretty easily by a length from that very good horse Chippendale. Since this performance Isonomy has been character* ised by the English " Sportsman" as " the best horee ever bred in England" It is understood that Mr Gretton intends giving the gallant son of Sterling the long rest he has so nobly earned. "It is possible" (says the " Sportsman") " that Isonomy will not 1 be seen again until next Ascot, where he is engaged in the Hardwicke Stakes, which will be a very rich prize." The valuable Rous Memorial Stakes went to the Countide Lagranpewith the aid of Rayon D' Or, who started a very strong favorite, while the Derby* ; winner, Rend Or, carried oft the St. James' Palace Stakes (a rape, It .may be stated, ■ once won by Leolinus). The Workingham Stakes produced a good field, and fell to Captain ' Machel's Warrior (by General Peel). The Alexandra Plate went to Thurio, who started at even money. He has competed this season six times, in each event being successful. This race was won in 1872 by Musket, who, by the way, also won the Ascot Stakes as a three-year old 10 1870- Rayon d'Or' had to lower his colors in the valuable Haidwicke Stakes to Exeter, who just ibeat him, after a' desperate race, by a head, the Count's colt carrying a 191 b penalty. .For the Northumberland Cup, run on June 23rd, a field of thirteen went to the post, the winner turning up in Mycdiig, who won a grand race by a head from^ Count de Lagrange's Inval, who finished in his torn a length in front of Victor Emmanuel. Parole was amongst the contestants, bnt throughout the various recent meetings the American stables seem to have been out of luck. Apropos, of Americans, Mr J. E. Keene, the Kentucky millionaire. has just purchased a good number of yearlings, the best of which will probably be sent to England.
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RACING IN ENGLAND., Grey River Argus, Volume XXIII, Issue 3758, 10 September 1880
RACING IN ENGLAND. Grey River Argus, Volume XXIII, Issue 3758, 10 September 1880
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