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ENGLISH RACING STATISTICS.

As many people think out here that it "' ' easy thing to breed a racehorse, the fo" ing summary, compiled from the "P Calendar" of 1677, may be There are 336 thoroughbred stalti ODa S ' England, exclusive of County stallions tw never have a thoroughbred mare cove - at a fee varying from 5 to 200 m,;„ nn = These had 1701 foals returned to them cludiug 36 of doubtful parentage. ThefT lowing are the moat successful, and manv returned with only one : ire

Colts, SSS; fillies, 876; barren mare* 524 ; slipped foals, 154 ; not covered previonl year, 90 ; mares covered by half-bred horse/ 41 ; dead before foaling, 120 ; sent abroad before foaling, 51; total return of brood mares for the year, 2731. The following number of horses of different ages raa L>£ year : — • 2 yrs. 3 yrs. 4 yrs. 5 aid upwards 7>.,i SOS tW-J 31S 330 2";7 It will be therefore seen by the forecoin? tables that not half the thoroughbred foiK ever see the starting-post, still less ever Tria a race. Last year only IGS two-year-olfe won races out of the SOS that ran, and i' must be borne in mind that in England a' least 90 per cent, of the horses ruiTas t*ro-year-olde. Therefore, if the odds in EugI M( j are so great against a man breeding a horse, what is it in this country, where n 0 pains are taken either in choosing the btjt stallion to mix with the blood of the mare* or in taking care of and feeding the mares aud foals. In the old country, mares and foals get corn all tho year round, and are carefully housed in inclement weather; here in nine cases out of ten, they are left to take care of themselves. How can people then expect to have a racehorse. I will not encroach on your space discussing the breeding of racehorses, but return to statistics, Xhe following are the principal winning horses a England last year :—

Of this sum £49,910 were given to two-year-old £10,S2t> of which was for selling races, and £101.920 were given to handicap;. The total value of stakes, calculated according to Rule 11, exclusive of matches, was £305,72-1 4s. It is reported that Lord Lonsdale has given Major Machell £0,000 for Blue Blood, half-brother to Uoncaster, that cost £3,000 at Uoncaster; and that the Cobham Stud Company have offered Mr. Iloldsworth the enormous sum of £20,000 for Springtield, which was refused, aud the horse will stand at Hampton Court paddocks at the fee or 100 guineas, and the subscription list is already full. Old Xukfite.

, . . Colts. Filliea. Trt-» Adventurer .. .. 14 q <£» Blair Atbol .. .. 14 i»j Carnival .. .. 14 30 Zl Favonius .. .. 14 13 Hermit 12 7 \4Vi Knight of the Garter 11 15 ae. Lecturer .. .. 15 7 ~ Lor«l Lyoa .. .. li 15 .~r McGregor .. .. 13 9 Palmer 26 16 Xj KestinUion .. .. 14 10 1. Kosictucian .. .. 11 13 Scottish Chief.. .. 10 11 01 Speculum .. .. 15 8 «•> Sterliu?.. .. .. 17 11 03 UncdSt 15 11 23 SU3IMART.

Races Aued Housrs. Won. Lost. £ Snail by Lsja .. .. 1 7 SlX-YEAR-OLDS. Pogenut by fclland .. .. 2 3 2,1<J) by litair Athol.. .. 6 lu lA'O Uloomtielj by liroouiieiaw .. G 14 l'luG Diilliaixi by Cathedral .. .. 3 3 1 v75 Five-Veu-Ulds. Hampton by Lord Clifden .. S 2 3,103 Tappist by Hermit .. .. 7 12 2 545 He;ald by Ganeret .... 5 5 l',y'3 Lhypre by LUinkliuoIie .. .. 3 4 to U il - Y K A R-L>L DS. SpringtieUi, by -t Albans ..5 0 4 MonsijoitaiiC, by Man-at-Arms 4 3 2^10 Petrarch, by Lord Ciifden .. 3 3 2^170 Uopbrooui. by Parmesan .. 4 9 2 070 TtlKKK-YbAK-OLDS. Silvi j. by Uliiir Alhol .... 3 3 l-M-o Pla.-id.i, by Lurd Lvun .. S 4 oVi Belpluebc. by'I nxapholite .. 2 11 o tj-.j Chamani, by Mortimer.. 2 1 ? q Iwo-Ve A It-'. -LUd. V ' *' b> LHair Athol ..5 1 401^ by Lord Clifden .. C 0 4 15 auclcrk, by Koiicruciau .. 3 0 4*015 StraiLii o., by Chief .. 4 3 The following are the principal winnin* owners. Lord £alinouth heads the list wit? an amount greatly exceeding what has ever beeu won before by one owner, and with horses entirely his own breeding : Races £ Lord rttlmouth (csclusiva of the Gold Cup at Aicot) .. 41 Si 373; Couut Jr\ L>« .. .. 25 Lord Lonsdale.. 43 Lord Flart' igtoti 1G 10*200 Mr. J. LI. ilyldsworth .. .. 19 Mr. b. Gutton .. *>o 7 7~3* :.lr. Puucury 13 7,^\ Duke of N\ «?stmiu»ter .. .. 15 C'- < Lord Hoscberry 13 »jll35 Table showing the amount of money added to races of diiferent distances in 1577, and the amount won in stakes including added money:— Half a xniltt and under .. .. .. 1"2'>5 ditto Selling itaees .. .. y'§70 Five furlongs and under six.. .. 33.740" ' ditt j Selling Kttces.. .. 22*.*J55 Fix furlongs and urn!-r one mile .. 24 439" ditto Selling Iiace3.. .. G 070 — : —31,1C0 A mile nnd under half a mile .. 34,090 ditto Selling ltuces.. .. 4,097 A mile and a half and under t*vo .. 23.S24 ' di'.to belling Kaces.. .. 45O 24,3 r si Two miles and upwarJs .. .. 19,710 ditto Selling Kaccs.. .. 200 19,91(3 Total 19t,«2

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ENGLISH RACING STATISTICS., New Zealand Herald, Volume XV, Issue 5080, 27 February 1878

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ENGLISH RACING STATISTICS. New Zealand Herald, Volume XV, Issue 5080, 27 February 1878

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