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Sporting.

DONCASTER RACES.

The St. Legeb Stakes of 25 soys each, for three year olds ; colts Bst 71b, fillies Bst 21b ; the second to receive 100 soys out of the stakes, and the winner to pay 100 towards the expenses, 25 for the judge and 25 for the starter; St. Leger Course; 168 subs. Lord Ailesbury's eh c St. Albans, by Stcckwell, out of Bribery, (Snowden) 1 Mr Jaques's eh c High Treason, by Mildew, (Bullock) 2 Mr A. Nichol's b o The Wizard, by West Australian, (Aldcroft) 3 Lord Zetland's br c Sabreur, by Voltigeur, (J. Osborne 4 Lord Annesley's eh o Sweetsauce, by Sweetmeat, * (Charlton) 0 Sir W. Booth's b c Stampedo, by Alarm, (A. Day) 0 Mr R. Ten Broeok's eh c Umpire, by Lecomte, (G. Fordham) 0 Mr W. S. S. Crawfurd's br c Winton, by The Flying Dutohman, (Wells) 0 Mr Swindell's eh c Wallace, by Malcolm, (ChallonOT) 0 Mr W. I'Anson's b c Cramond, by Andover, (Withington) 0 Mr Merry's eh c Thormanby, by Windhound, (Custance) 0 Lord Portsmouth's b c Buccaneer, by Wild Dayrell (J. Goater) 0 Baron Rothschild's oh o King of Diamonds, by King Tom, .AH.. Grimshaw) 0 Mr R. Button's b o The Rap, by West Australian, (J. Snowden) 0 Sir G. Strickland's eh c Carabondo, by Orpheus, (Mr G. S. Thompson) 0 Betting at Starting. — 9 to 4 agst Thormanby, 7 to 2 agst Sabreur, 4 to 1 agst The Wizard, 8 to 1 agst St. Albans, 10 to 1 agst Umpire, 100 to 6 agst Sweetsauce, 30 to 1 aget Winton, 100 to 3 agst High Treason, 40 to 1 agst Buccaneer, 40 to 1 agst Wallace, 1,000 to 10 agst King of Diamonds, 1,000 to 10 agst Cramond, 1,000 to 10 agst Stampedo. After twenty minutes' delay the signal was given, but the start was anything but a good one, Sabreur having an advantage of several lengths, whilst the Wizard, Wallace, Winton, and Stampedo were a length or two in the rear, the latter, whose unwillingness to join his horses was the chief cause of the delay, being the last off. Going away at score, Sabreur had soon a commanding lead, followed for the first quarter of a mile by Umpire (inside), St. Albans, King of Diamonds, and The Rap, when Sweetsauce ran through his horses, and depriving Sabreur of the lead, carried on the running over the hill, at the foot of which he dropped behind Sabreur, who, on reappearing in sight, was two clear lengths first. At a wider interval from Lord Annesley's horse followed Umpire, St. Albans, King of Diamonds, and Thormanby, the latter of whom joined the others at the mile post, after passing whioh Buccaneor overpowered Goater, and took his place on the outsido of tho favourite. The Rap beat a retreat before reaching the rifle butt, at which point High Treason lay in about the middle of the ruck, in company with Stampedo, the rear lot now consisting of The Wizard, The Rap, Winton, Cainbondo, Cramond, and Wallace, all of which, except the first-named, were tailed off at the Red House. Stampedo was going remarkably well up to this f joint, when he suddenly atopped at tho place where ie had been in the habit of walking about for an hour each morning, and refused to go any further .' After rounding the Red House turn, the second division closed up into a very compact body, and the pace increasing, if anything the gaps between Sabreur and Sweetsauce, and the latter and the main body lessened at every stride. After crossing the road, Umpire went up to Sabreur's head, and Sweetsauco was paused hy Thormanby and St. Albans, which drew up on the right of the American, closely followed by King of Diamonds^ next the rails. Buccaneer gave way before reaohing the bend, and the The Wizard, taking Sweetsauce's place, came up on the outside at tliat point, pulling double, whilst High Treason followed in the track of the Baron's horse, between which and the rails he attempted to go up, but was disappointed through Grimshaw declining to pull out, owing to his own horse not being " done with." After Umpire joined Sabreur, the two ran locked together rouudthe bend, when the Yankee took a slight lead of Lord Zetland's horse, which began to exhibit the effects of his own " cutting down" exertions, and before reaclung the distance Thormanby also held out signals of distress. The next to give" way almost immediately was Umpire, which suddenly compounded when collared by The Wizard, which came up on the right, looking most formidable until Snowden sent out St. Albanß with a rush between Thormanby and Umpire, when the race was over ; for although Bullock, after lus previous disappointment, had to go round hiß horses inside the distance, whereby he lost much ground, and was a second time nearly shut in, came with a tremendous rush on High Treason at last, and secured the second money by a neck from The Wizard, he was unable to reach St. Albans, whioh won with great ease by a length and a-half, Sabreur finishing two lengths from The Wizard, about a neck in advance of Thormanby, which was nearly two lengths before Umpire, Kingj of Diamonds being seventh, close up with Mr. Ten Broeck's horse. The next lot, separated by a wide interval, were Sweetsauce, Cramond, and Wallace, which passed the poßt in the order named, the " tail " comprising Wiuton, Buccaneer, Cambondo, and Stampedo, none of which passed the post. Winton pulled up short, just opposite the entrance gate to the molosure, and Cambondo and Stampedo walked in, the latter being escorted from the bend by the mob, who rushed into the course as Boon as the main body of hones passed. Run in 3 mm. 20 sec. Nett value of the stake, £4,075. Description of the Winner.— St. Albans is a rich dark-coloured chesnut horse, with a white blaze in his face, and two white heels behind. Standing about 15 liands two inches high. His head is very neat and bloodlike, has a clean neck and good shoulders, is not very deep in his girth, or powerful in his middle, but has a good back, quarters a little straight, and strong tliighs and hocks, not over large knees, but good bone, with long springy pastons. He carries himself rather gaily when out, and is in points very like his sire, with more length, and showing more breeding. The Doncaster Stakes, of 10 soys each, with 100 •added, for 3-years>olds ; colts, Bst 71b ; fillies, Bst 31b ; extra weight for winners. The second to receive 50 soys out of the stakes. Last mile and a-half. 59 subs. Lord Derby's Cape Flyaway, by the Flying Dutchman, Bst 71b (Aldcroft) 1 Mr Parker's Sutherland, Bst 71b (J. Adams) 2 Mr A. Nicholl's The Wizard (including 51b extra), Bst 121b (G. Fordhain) 3 Lord Ailesbury's St. Albans, 9st 31b (including 101b extra) (L. Snowden) 4 Betting. — 5 to 4 on St. Albans, 6 to 4 against the Wizard, 9 to 2 against Cape Flyaway. Sutherland made play, waited upon by St. Albans, Cape Flyaway next, and The Wizard last, the latter being many lengths behind passing the T.Y.C. post 5 Cape Flyaway going up to Sutherland and running side by side with him. Entering the straight the lot took close order, and within the distance St. Alban's was beaten, Cape Flyaway going to the front, and winning easily by a length and a-half ; half a length between the second and third ; two lengths between the third and fourth. The Doncaster Cup, value 300 soys.; for 3-year-olds, 7st ; 4-year-olds, Bst 51b ; 5-year-olds, Bst 121b ; 6-year-olds and aged, 9st 21b ; mares and geldings allowed 31b. Penalties and allowances. Cup Course, about two miles-and-a-half. Lord Zetland's Sabreur, by Voltigeur, 3 years, 7st » (Challoner) 1 Mr. Merry's Thormanby, 3 years, 7st 71b (including 71b. extra) (G. Fordham) 2 Lord Zetland's Vanquisher, 3 yrs, 7st (Grimshaw) 3 Mr. Jaques's High Treason, 3 years, 7st 31b (including 31b extra) (Bullock) 4 Lord Strathmore's Mouravieff, 4 years, Bst 51b (Aldcroft) 5 Mr. Lowe's Wild Rose, 4 yean, Bit 21b ....(Snowden) 6 If r. Copelmid'o Coronet, 3 yet»w, ft t , . . ( J. Daley) 0

Betting : 3to 1 against Wild Rose, 4 to 1 each against Sabreur, High Treason, and Mouravieff, 8 to 1 against Thormanby. Vanquisher went off with a long lead, Coronet lying second, Wild Rose and Mouravieff next, Thormanby last. Passing the stand enclosure Vanquisher increased his lead to about ten lengths, Mouravieff depriving Wild Rose of the second place on going round the top turn with Sabreur close up, Thormanby still " whipping in." At the Bawtry turn, Thormanby went up to his horses, and Coronet compounding, was pulled up, and took no further part in the race. On coming into sight, Mouravieff was leading, attended by Vanquisher and Wild Rose, Sabreur next, and Thormanby again many lengths in the rear. At the Red House Wild Rose was beaten, Sabreur taking up the running ; Thormanby, who came with a rush, taking second place at the turn entering the straight. There the race was left to Mr. Merry and Lord Zetlands, representatives, Sabreur winning, after an exciting set-to, by three lengths.

The Grand Stand Receipts at Doncaster. — The total net amount of money taken at the Grand Stand at Doncaster last week, was £4,363 ; being £1,142 more than 1859, £790 more than in 1858, and £360 more than in 1857. The success that has attended the meeting is unprecedented, and at no former races was bo large a sum paid for admission. — Times.

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Sporting. DONCASTER RACES., Nelson Examiner and New Zealand Chronicle, Volume XIX, Issue 100, 8 December 1860

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Sporting. DONCASTER RACES. Nelson Examiner and New Zealand Chronicle, Volume XIX, Issue 100, 8 December 1860

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