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NEWMARKET FIRST SPRING MEETING.

The Two Thousand Guineas Stakes, a subscription of 100 soys. each, h. ft., for three-year-olds ; colts, Bst. 71bs. ; fillies, Bst. 41bs. j the second to save his stake; R. M. (lm. 17yds.); 45 subs. Lord Zetlands's br. c. Vedette, by Voltigeur, Bst. 71bs. (J. Osborne) 1 Mr. F. Robinson's b. c. Antou, Bsfc. 71bs. (A. Dny) 2 Lord Clifden's bk. c. Loyola, Bst. 71bs. (S. Rogers) 3 Baron Rothschild's eh.c. Sydney, Bst7lbs. (Charlton) 4 The following also started : — Lord Clifden's b. c. by Surplice out of Beeswax, Lord of the Hills, Turbit, Flying Dutchman colt, Drumour Kent, Apathy, and Lambourne. Betting : sto 2 agst. Vedette, 4 to 1 agst* Loyola, 9 to 2 agst. Kent, 5 to 1 agst. Anton^

10 to 1 agst. Sydney, 100 to 8 each agst. and Limbourne, nnd 100 to .3 agst. any other. Loyola and Sydney broke away and caused one failure, but at the second attempt a remarkably good start was eu'ected, the lot getting off almost in a line. Tnrbit immediately went in front and took a lead of a length or two, followed by Lord of the Hills and Apathy clear of the ruck, at the head of which lay Vedette, the Beeswax colt, and Kent on the far side, while almost level with them were Anton and Loyola by themselves, rather wide on the right; the others lying together in the rear. They ran thus at a steady, but by no means good, pace to the Bashes, where Apathy was in trouble, and a few strides further the Beeswax colt and Kent also beat a retreat. Descending the Bushes hill, Lord of the Hills dropped off, nnA about half iv«?y down Turbifc was caught and passed by Loyola on the whip hand, and Vedette on the leit, the race being confined to these two. At the foot of the hill Anton was nearly a length first, but after entering the cords Vedette, who came with a tremendous rush, overhauled him at every stride, and heading him in the last fifty yards, won — with nothing to spare — by three-quarters of a length, Anton beating Loyola for the second money by a head. Sydney, who met with no disappointment, passed Turbit half way in the cords, and finished scarcely a length and a half from the Baron's horse, Drumour sixth, and Kent seventh, close up with Turbit. Lord of the Hills ran home next to their heels, and the two last tailed off were Apathy and the Barba colt. Run in 1 mm. 51 sec. Net value of the stakes £2,G60. TnE One Thousand Gtinea Stakes, a subscription of 100 soys. each, h. ft., for three-year-old fillies ; 8 st. 7 lbs. each ; the second to save his stake ; D. M. (7 fur. 201 yds.) ; 35 subs. Mr. J. Scott's Imperieuse, by Orlando (Flatman) 1 S' - ■ R. W. Bulkcley's Tasmania (Bumby) 2 Lord Portsmouth's Ayacanora (A. Day) 3 Lord Glasgow's b. f. by Birdcateher, out of Miss Whip (Aldcroft) 4 The following also started: — Tricolor, Beechnut, Blink Bonny, and Arta. Betting: 5 to 4 on Blink Bonny, 4 to 1 agsl. ! Ayacanora, and 100 to 8 each agst. Imperieuse, Arta, and the Miss Whip filly. There were two false starts, in one of which Tricolor was very fractious, came down upon her head and knees, and nearly capsized Fordham. At the third attempt the lot got away on pretty even terms, except the favourite, who jumped about the instant the flag fell, and lost three or four lengths. The running was made by Ayacanora at a rattling pace. Beechnut lying second, Tricolour third, with Imperieuse at the side of the latter, Arta succeeding them for about two hundred yards, when Blink Bonny joined her horses, and went on fifth, Tasmania bringing up the rear. They ran thus into the dip, when Beechnut and Arta fell back, and Blink Bonny exhibited unmistakable symptoms of defeat. Before reaching the cords, Imperieuse quitted Tricolor and deprived Ayacanora of the lead, the latter following her until half way in the cords, when Tasmania came with a tremendous rush through her horses, passed A) acanora within fifty yards of the chair, and challenged Imperieuse ; but failing to get up, the latter won very cleverly by half a length ; Ayacanora, who had to be stopped in consequence of the other two closing in front of her, finishing three lengths from Sir Richard Bulkeley's mare. The Miss Whip filly was as far from tho third, and at similar intervals weie Blink Bonny, Tricolor, Beechnut, and Arta, in the order named. Run in 1 mm. 53 sec. Net value of the stakes, 361,950. "Observer," the turf oracle of Bell's Life in London, makes the following remarks about the defeat of the Derby and Oaks' crack, Blink Bonny : — "The defeat of Blink Bonny in the " One Thousand Guineas " created a sensation on the Heath almost without parallel. Not that even her admirers deemed her quite invincible ; but, to suppose that after all the noise and pomp with which her coming had been heralded and the minute precautions which had been taken to preserve her from maliciously-disposed persons, it is almost too absurd to suppose for an instant that the Blink Bonny, whom we saw dead beaten before she got into the cords, was the first favourite for the Derby, and the same animal before whom Gemma di Vergy last year struck his colours, and Ayacanora almost laid down. Her defeat, however, was so unmistakable, that I am inclined to believe she is no longer the Blink Bonny of 1856, and that the money of her Derby backers is irrevocably gone."

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NEWMARKET FIRST SPRING MEETING., Nelson Examiner and New Zealand Chronicle, Volume XVI, Issue XVI, 19 August 1857

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NEWMARKET FIRST SPRING MEETING. Nelson Examiner and New Zealand Chronicle, Volume XVI, Issue XVI, 19 August 1857

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