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Sporting,

EPSOM MEETING. [From BelVs Life in London, June 2.] The Dxbbt Stakes of 50 botb each, h. ft., for three-year-olds ; colts Bst 71b ; fillies Bst 21b ; the second to receire 100 son out of the stakes ; the winner to pay 100 soys towards the police and regulations of the course, and 50 to the judge; mile-and-a-half j 238 tubs. Colonel Towneley's eh c Kettledrum, by Katapbm,outof Hybla..... (Bullock) 1 Mr Merry's b o Dundee, by Lord of the Isles, (distance) 2 Lord Stamford's oh c Diophantus, by Orlando, (A. Edwards) 3 Lord Stamford's eh o Iraaus, by Newminster, (French) 0 Count de Lagrange's eh o Boyallieu, by FitzGHadiator (bred in France) . . . . ( H. Grimshaw) 0 Mr. Merry's br c Bussley, by Oulston...(Willington) 0 Mr Manning's b o Seven Dials, by Joe Lovell, (Sopp) 0 Mr Thomas's br c Diotator, by The Cure ( J. Os borne) 0 Lord Glasgow's b c The Drake, by Stockwell, (Aldcroft) 0 Colonel Towneley's eh c York Minster, by Newminster (J. Snowden) 0 Sir 0. Monck's b c Gardner, by the Cure (D. Hughes) 0 Sir J. Hawley's oh c Rouge Dragon, by Windhound (Wells) 0 Mr Parr's b c Eildonan, by Newminster (Clement) 0 Mr Henry's b o Klarikoff, by De Clare (Gh Fordham) 0 Lord Lincoln's br c Lupus, by Loupgarou...(A. Day) 0 Mr Hamilton's bcAurelian, by Stockwell. ..(J. Goater 0 Mr J. Astley's br c Atherstone, by Touchstone, (S. Rogers) 0 Mr J. Osborne's br o Lopcatoher, by Birdcatcher, (Challoner) 0

Betting : 3to 1 agat Dundee, 4to 1 agst Diophan* tvs, 6 to 1 agst Dictator, 8 to 1 agst Klarikoff, 14 to 1 agst Rouge Dragon, 100 to 7 each agst Kildonan and Kettledrum, 20 to 1 agst Roynllieu, 25 to 1 agst Imaus, 80 to 1 agst The Drake, 50 to 1 each agst York Minster and Atherstone, 1,000 to 15 each agst Aurelian and Russley, and 1,000 to 5 each agst Seven Dials and Lopcatcher. The horses, with the exception of Lord Stamford's pair, who walked quietly behind, reached the pott at a quarter past three, but owing to there being so many pedestrians in the running ground, the first attempt to start was fruitless, and it was not until the jockeys themselves did the duty of policemen that a sufficiently clear space was obtained. This occupied some five pjr six minutes, when Mr. M'George re-formed the rank, and, overlooking Klarikoff, Lupus, Rouge Dragon, and Lopcatcher, who were in the act of turning round, gave the signal when the leading horses were some forty or fifty yards in advance of the post, and the consequence was the four mentioned lost a considerable deal of ground. The first off were Royallieu, Diophantus, Kettledrum, Dundee, and Russley, who ran head and head for about a quarter of a mile, when Lord Stamford's two showed in advance, and the Two Thousand winner taking & clear lead at the top of the hill, Imaus and Dundee gradually dropped baok, leaving Kettledrum second, and Klarikoff, who, favoured by the moderate character of the pace, and an advantageous opening next the rails made up his ground in a surprising manner, third. Royallieu went on fourth, and at the head of the ruck lay Imam, Aurelian, Dundee, Russley, and York Minster ; Atherttone following at the heels of the favourite in company with Gardner, Kildonan, and Dictator, the last lot, out of the race, on passing the mile-post, being Lopcatoher, Seven Dials, Rouge Dragon, and Lupus. The pace improved very materially in the furzes, and at one moment Diophantus was nearly a couple of lengths first, but before reaching the top turn Kettledrum olosed with him, and the two came down the hill side by side, clear of Klarikoff. About half-way between the upper and lower turns Dundee, who was nearly closed in upon at the T.Y.C. post, improved his position, and taking his place at RoyaUieu > 0 quarters, waited there until near the foot 'of the hill, when Atherstone ruthed through his horses; and, hanging to the left, in spite of Rogers's endeavour* to keep him straight, came into such violent collision with Royallieu, that the latter stumbled on to his head and knees, and Grimshaw's left spur was torn off in the scrimmage ! Dundee, being between the French hone and the rails, was driven against the latter, and he disappointed Imaus, who was in his track ; whereupon distance, not relishing his quarters,' sent his horse through the first opening that presented itself after rounding Tattenbam Corner, and, steering to the right, secured a clear berth to himself on the upper tide of the course. At this point Russley and Imaus were disposed of, and Colonel Towneley't horse depriving Diophantus of the lead, the latter went on at Kettledrum's quarters on the left, Klarikoff, at the same time, doting up with Diophantus next the lower rails. After crossing the road, Dundee pulled so hard that Cuitauoe was obliged to let him go, and, though wide apart, he and Kettledrum came on almost head and head from that point, the immediate followers of the favourite on the upper ground being Aurelian and Kildonan (on the extreme right of everything), and Atherstone, the latter of whom filled the sap between Dundee and Kettledrum. At this point, York Minster and Royallieu (who lost a good deal of ground by his accident) headed the next lot, who were out of the raoe at Tattenham Corner, after which we taw no more of Dictator and Imaus. Fordham began to ride Klarikoff a quarter of a mile from home, and toon afterwards Edwards was observed to be "hard" upon Diophantua, but both kept their places at " The Drum's" quarters. Just before reaching the distance, Custance felt Dundee falter, and the horse dropping baok in about a line with the leader's quarters, his jockey at first attributed it to laziness, and roused him with the spurs, when the real state of the case became apparent, the horse's near fore leg had given way ! In spite of this disaster, however, which threw him further back, Dundee was so full of "go" that Custance, after momentarily doubting whether he Bhould pull up, "gathered him together," and the horse ttaruggled on with such extraordinary gameness that opposite the Stand, just before which he stumbled, as if hit leg was broken, he got to Kettledrum's quarters again ; bat the latter immediately shook him off, and ! won very easily by a length. Dundee, answering to every stroke of the whip in the last fifty yards, caught Diophantus two strides from the chair, and Edwards having left off riding from a belief that he had the second money secure, the favourite beat him by a head for that honour ; Aurelian, who came with a rush opposite the Stand, finishing fourth, a neck behind Lord Stamford's hor«e. Scarcely half a length from Aurelian, Klarikoff, next the lower rails, was fifth, about a neck before Royallieu, who finished sixth, having made up his ground in an extraordinary manner after his contretemps at Tattenham Corner ; and, next to him, were York Minster, Kildonan (on the extreme right), and Atherstone, who passed the poit close together in the order named. The rest came in at w v ide intervals, the last comprising Ruasley, Lopcatcher, Rouge Dragon, Dictator, The Drake, Gardner, Seven Dials, and Lupus. Run in 2 mm. 43 tec*. Net value of the stakes £6,250. The Oaks Stakes of 50 sort each, h ft, for three-year-old fillies ; Btt 71b each ; the second to receive 100 tovt out of tbe ttaket ; the winner to pay 100 tovt toward* tbe police and regulations of the course,

and 30 to the judge ; one-mile-and-a-half (to be run on the new course) j 171 subs. Mr Saxon's br Brown Duchess, by The Flying Dutchman, out of Espoir (L. Snowden) 1 Mr Harrison's eh Lady Ripon, by Stockwell, (Bullock) 2 Mr Cartwright's b Fairwater, by Loupgarou...(J. Osborne) 3 Mr T. Valentine's b Silverhair, by Kingston, (Aldcroft) 4 Mr Fleming's b Nemesis, by Newminster (J. Mann) 0 MrH. O'Hara'a b Tattoo, by Rataplan (J. Snowden) 0 Mr W. I'Anson's br Caller Ou, by Stockwell, (Challoner) 0 Lord Ailesbury's br Sister to Avalanche, by Wild Dayrell (Withington) 0 Lord Chesterfield's f by Stockwell, out of Babette, (S. Rogers) 0 Mr H. Jones's eh Eastern Princess, by Surplice, (C. Green) 0 Mr James Smith's br Wombat, by West Australian (Custance) 0 Mr Henry's br Vergiss-mein-nicht, by The Flying Dutchman (G. Fordham) 0 Lord Stamford's b Lava, by Orlando (A. Edwards) 0 Baron Rothschild's b Queen of the Vale, by King Tom (Wells) 0 Count Lagrange's eh Gabrielle d'Estrees, by FitzGladiator (bred in France).. (H. Grimshaw) 0 Mr. Capel's b Couleur de Rose, by West Australian (J. Goater) 0 Mr Ingham's br Wild Wave, by Wild Dayrell, (E. Sharp) 0

Betting : 100 to 30 each against Nemesis and Fairwater, 8 to 1 each against Silverhair, Gabrielle d'Estrees, and the Babette filly, 10 to 1 each against Caller Ou and Wombat, 100 to 7 against Brown Duchess, 25 to 1 againet Lava, 33 to 1 against Couleur de Rose, 40 to 1 each against Queen of the Vale, Tattoo, and Lady Ripon, and 50 to 1 each against Wild Ware and Vergiss-mein-nicht. There was a delay of nearly three quarters of an hour at the post, but the flag eventually fell to a capital start, (in which all got well away, Couleur de Rose alone losing any ground, which, from the fact of the mare having been the chief delinquent, nobody regretted. Caller Ou, being wide by herself on the extreme right, appeared to have an advantage, but she was soon joined by Nemesis and Lady Ripon, which ran with her to the top of the hill, at which point Fairwater took third place, and Lady Ripon fell back into the^ fourth position. At the head of the ruck lay Gabrielle d'Estrees, Brown Duchess, Lava, the Babette filly, and Silverhair, the latterhaving a good inside berth next the roils ; and, in the rear, were Wild Wave, Sister to Avalanche, and Couleur de Rose, Lord Ailesbury's filly, which became last before reaching the mile post, being tailed off early. In the furzes Nemesis was passed by Fairwater, which joined Caller Ouatthe commencement of the rails, and, heading her in descending the hill, went on with a clear lead, Nemesis, also joining Caller Ou, with whom she ran to the foot of the hill, where the two latter were joined by Lady Ripon and Silverhair, on the lower side. After crossing the road, Nemesis dropped back, and left Caller Ou and Lady Ripon, with Silverhair at the latter's quarters, In attendance on Fairwater to the distance, where Caller Ou retired, and Brown Duchess, which had been gradually creeping up, took her place at Lady Ripon's side. Opposite the Stand, the latter pair came out locked together, and, heading Fairwater at the upper end of the enclosure, ran a magnificent race home, which resulted in Brown Duchess's favour by a neck, Fairwater finishing a length behind Lady Ripon, two lengths in advance of Silverhair. At a wide interval from the latter, Queen of the Vale was fifth, Eastern Princess being 6ixth, and Caller Ou seventh, close up with the Baron's filly. The next two were the Babette filly and Nemesis, and the two last Wombat and Wild Wave, the latter of which walked in. Run in 2 mm 44 sees. Net value of stakes, £4,550. ASCOT CUP. [From BelVs Life in London, June 16.] The Gold Cup, value 300 soys, by subscriptions of 20 eovs each, with 200 added from the fund. Three-year-olds, 7st 21b j four, Bst 71b; five, 9st 5 six and aged, 9st 21b. Mares and geldings allowed 81b. About two miles and a-half. 17 subs. Mr Merry's eh c Thormanby, by Melbourne or Windhound, 4 yrs (Custance) 1 Mr W. S. Cartwright'a b f Fairwater, 3 yrs (H. Grimshaw) 2 Mr H. Savile's Parmesan, 4 yrs (T. Aldcroft) '6 j Lord Ailesbury's St. Alban's, 4 yrs (L. Snowden) 4 Count F. de Lagrange's eh c Royallieu, 3 yrs (Watkins) 5 Lord Stamford's Dulcibella, 4 yrs (A. Day) 6 Lord Ailesbury's Plumper, 4 yrs (Drew) 7 Betting : 6 to 5 agst Thormanby, sto 2 agst St. Albans, 5 to 1 agst Parmesan, 10 to 1 agst Dulcibella, and 12 to 1 agst Fairwater. Plumper went in front the instant the flag fell, and was v length first on passing the Stand, followed by Dulcibella, Parmeßan and Thormanby lying next side by side just in advance of St. Albans, who went on at their quarters, Fairwater bringing up the rear with Royallieu. There was no pace, nor, we fancy, was Plumper required to " make one," until rounding the top turn, when Dulcibella put on the steam, and they began running in such earnest that, at the foot of the Swinley Hill, Plumper was disposed of, and, dropping quickly back, left the three favourites close together, Thormanby, who was on the outside, having his head at Parmesan's girths, whilst Sf. Albans lay at Thormanby's quarters next the rails. Through the bottom, Dulcibella had a lead of a couple of lengths, but, coming back to her horses after making the turn into the old isile course, she was out of the race before reaching the Brick Kilns, at which point St. Albans headed Thormanby and took his place at Parmesan's neck. Immediately afterwards Fairwater, who caught her horses after leaving the bottom, joined the " crack," who appeared to take it so very leisurely that Custance had to " waken him up " with the spur, and he soon began to overhaul the others again. Before reaching the turn Parmesan shook off St. Albans, and had a clear lead on entering the straight, when Custance called upon his horse, who instantly rushed past St. Albans, and, depriving Parmesan of the lead, the vace wa&-over; for though. Fairwater, who headed the Saint and Parmesan opposite the Stand, came with a tremendous rush at last, she failed to overhaul the favourite, who won with great ease by two lengths. Parmesan finished third, fifty yards behind Fairwater, St. Albans, who broke down below the distance, was two lengths behind him j the rest trotted in. Run in 4 mm 38 sees. Cavour and Ireland. — A correspondent of the Cork Examiner states, that when the news of Cavour' s death reached Berehavern, four tar barrels and a huge bonfire were lighted as a sign of rejoicing. Blanqui and the other persons who were lately tried with him for organising a secret society have appealed against the sentence of the Correctional Tribunal. Harvest. — The grain harvest in many parts of Europe this year seems likely to be a fortnight or a month earlier than the average. In the south of France the cutting of wheat has already commenced. The accounts from America are also good, and the Western farmers are hurrying forward their last year's stocks to England at a rate which is limited only by the capacities of the railways and the freight market. The remittances from settlers in North America to their friends in Ireland, during the year 1860, amounted to £576,932. In Ireland agriculturists seem to be in excellent hopes at the aspect of the crops and < pasture.

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Sporting,, Nelson Examiner and New Zealand Chronicle, Volume XX, 7 September 1861

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