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SPORTING.

f ENGLISH RACING- NOTES. ! ■ ' DERBY DAY.'.'.'....'..' .' It rained heavily all night, and during the early morning, which made the ground sticky and holding. The day was dull and lowering, which made the attendance on the hill much smaller than nsnal, though there ■was no perceptible diminution in ■ the attendance on the Stand and lawn. .The- . Eoyal party consisted of the .Princo and Princess of Wales, the Princo Imperial, Prince and Princess Christian, the Duke of • { Coausr.Rhfc, the Puke and Duchess of Teck, the Duke .of Cambridge, Princo Edward of _"■ Sax-Weimar, Prince Hansau, and the Rajah «*ef Behar. Bonnie Scotland, who was sold to Lord Boaberry just before the raoe, on dit, '- for"£G00O and contingencies, started second ■' but was never formidable in the race, though he was making up some ground-at the finish. Half-way up the straight Priscillian. fell, breaking Jeffrey's collarbone, but, luckily, he did not interfere with the ruck. The time, 3min., is the slowest since Ellington's year, and the same time as the Flyinj; Dutchmaa. Mr. Crawfurd only wins about £15,000 in bets. The Derby Stakes, of 50 bots. each, half forfeit ; for tbree-yeir-elds. Colts, Bst. lOlbs. ; fillies, 8»t. 51bs. Second horee receives £300 ; third, £150 out of the stakes. 1£ miles. 232 subscribers. Mr. W. S. Crawford's b c Sefton (Conitable) 1 a Count F. de Lavage's bk c Insulaire (J. Soiter) 2 a Lord Faltnonth's b c Childeric (F. Archer) 3 a Mr. Honldworth's b c Attalus (Cnstance)... 0 a Lord Roseberry'i ch c Bonnie Scotland (F.W=bb) ... 0 Lord "Wilton's bo Censer (C. Wood) .... 0 o Mr. T. Gee's b c Cyprus (Fordhamj .. 0 a Mr. K. N. B»tt»'s ch c Castlereagh (J. O.borae) ... ... ... .„ \.. 0 Melville's ch. c John Frederick (Huxtible) V ... o a Mr. J. N. Barlow's b c Knighthood (Snowden) ... , ... ... o Mr. F. Gretton's bl c Kni'ht of the Crose (Cannon) ... 0 Mr. T. J. Monk , * br c Noble (S. Mordan)... 0 a Count Fe»tetic's ch c Oasis (Morgan) ... 0 a Count 3?. de Lagrange's br c Pontoise (Morris) 0

a Mr. Mitchell Innis's Vr c Potentate (Morbey) 0 Mr. Pullcney's br c PrisciJliaii (EC. Jeffery) 0 - a Lord JRoseberry's be Ridotto (R. Wyatt)... 0 Mr. W. J. Leigh's b c Sir Joseph (Glover)... 0 ' Prince Soltykoff's b c The Callant (Hopkins) 0 Prince Soltykoff'a br c Thurio (Rossiter) ... 0 ■• a Mr. Acton's Topaz (Dodge) 0 a Mr. J. B. Pej con's br c Zanoni (T. Challoner) 0 ; Horses marked a are in the Doncaster St. ; Lejsr.

Betting at start: 100 to 30 lusulaire, 4to I Bonnie Scotland, 6 to 1 each Sir Joseph and Thurio, 100 to 12 Cyprus, 9 to 1 Sefton, 100 , to S Childeric, 100 to 7 Attalus, 50 to 1 [' Kaight of the i ross, 66 to 1 Zanoni, 100 to I 200 to 1 against any other. After a couple of f<. failures the flag fell to a splendid start, in f? which Knight of the Cross, Insnlaire, Bonnie ? Scotland, and Priscillian formed the van. \ Bonnie Scotland, who could not apparently climb the hill, dropped back to the rear lot ' before entering the furzes, and after Priscillian had held his own to the mile post,- he ■ was passed in quick succession by The < Callant, Sefton, and Thurio. Uf these Sefton soon deprived The Callant of the command, and he was followed by Prince Soltykeff's pair, Oasis, Childeric, Cyprus, Attalus, Sir Joseph, and Censer to the top of the hill, where lusulaire, Knight of the Cross, and Zanoni separated them from Bonnie Scotland, Ridotto, and Knighthood with Pontoise, who bad vanished from the front much more quickly than Priscilliao, tailed off by himself. In descending the bill Sefton added to his lead, and was pursued by Oasis, Thurio, Attalus, Childeric, and Cyprus to the five-furlong post, when Bonnie Scotland and Censer drew up to the heels of this body, whiie the favourite was all abroad, and failed to take his place. Oasis was beat rounding Tattenbam Corner, and Thurio : entered the straight in attendance upon I Sefton, while Childeric and Cenaer went fon third and fourth, with Attalus on |the upper ground. The Frenchman was I following in the same track, at an interval of ? three or four lengths, who had now given his "stable cocjianiou the go-by, slightly before Inanlaire, although not quite so near to the leaders as Sir J oseph and Zanoni, which pair were respectively laid in the wake of Childeric .and Sefton. Sir Joseph, Zanoni, and Censei' were beaten more than a quarter of a mile from home, and with Thurio also in trouble directly they began to race in earnest, he was passed by Childeric halfway up the straight, at the same time Insulaire headed Attalus. This forward movement could not be shared by Bonnie Scotland, who had been in difficulties throughout, and when Childeric got to the heels of Sefton, just below tbe distance, his victory looked quite on the cards. But his stride shortened opposite the stand, and with Sefton rapidly parting company again, Insu-

laire took second place a hundred yards from home, and made a gallant but unavail- \ ing bid, the verdict being a length and-a- ---| half, the same between second and third ; I Topaz, who came with a rush at the finish, I a bad fourth ; Thurio, fifth. Valoe of the I es, £5,825.. Time, 3mia. THE OAKS. Though moTe rain had fallen • during the previous night, it cleared up about midday, ».nd the sun came forth in summer glory.' The Prince of Wales and Prince Christian f. were again present, and the general company [ was larger in proportion than on the Derby I Day. The race was looked upon as a match \ between Jannette and Pilgrimage, and many [good judgea think that if the latter had not (broken down descending the hill, she would lhave won, as Jannette could not have won tan inch further. .No sooner had Jannette |pas3ed the post, than 100 to 30 was accepted ijabout her for the St. Leger. . Lord Falmouth ?liia now won The Oaiies three times; the gwinner was greatly cheered on returning to Ithe weighing-room. •

gTHB OaksStake3, of 50(.0r5. each, half forfeit; for % three-year-old fillies ; Bst. lOlbs. each. Second % to receive 300sovs., and the third 15030T5. I out of the stakes. One mile and a-half. 212

JKj subscribers. ||§a Lord FtumoutVi b f Jannette (F. Archer) 1 |||l<ord Lonsdale's ch i Pilgrimage (Cannon) ... 2 llt.Count F. de Lagrange's ch f Clementine (J. !§te Goater) 3 Iβ Mr. Cart "right's b f Eau de Vie (Con'o stable) ... ... ;.. o Sir. Cartwiight's ch £ Fair LyoDnesse (Cius taßce) '. 0 ■Sib. H. Chaplin's ch f by Knowsley, out of '% Bab-at-the-Bowater (J. Osborae) ... ... 0 3lr. M. Dairson'j b f by Lord Clifden, oat of (G. Archer) 0 iMr. Pulteney's bk f Preciosa (Fordham) ... 0 f Fillies marked thus (a) are in the St. Leger. (Betting even on Pilgrimage, 10 to 6 against 'Jannette, 100 to 8 each Clementine and Eau |de Vie, 50 to 1 any other. The flag fell [without a failure, and they ran in a lane for i couple of hundred yards, when Pulnatilla filly took up the running and forced it at the best pace she was able. At the mile-post Jannette took second place, and Pilgrimage,, who

Shad beep in the rear, joined Clementine, who fwaii lyijg third, but she was so much felt sea iu :onkiag the descent that she lost a couple of le.egtha before reaching Tattenham Corner. At the same time Jannette had drawn up tc the girths of her stable companion, and relieviiij; her from duty, was attended by Clementine until a quarter of a iiniie from home, when the favourite drew into second place,, but Archer hurried on, and though Pilgrimage struggled to the end, she was beaten by a length, Clementine a bad third, with half-a-dozen lengths advantage of Eau de Vie. Value of the stakes, £4800. Time, 2min. 54sec.

Epsom Gold Cdp of 500sovs., added to a sweepstakes of 20sovs. each; ssovn. forfeit ; weight for age, with penalties and allowances '-, 1J miles. Lord Ellesmere's b c Hjimpton, 6 years. 9st. Olbs. (F. Archer) ] -Count F. de La grange's Vernueil, 4 years, 9st! 61b3. (Goater) 2 of St. Albana' Lord Olive, 3 years, 7«t f "'.bs. (Fordhnni) 3 |Hi. Bevil's Khidcrroch, 4 years, Sst. I3lb'g." PH: J- Jennings'* Queen of Cyprus.'H year's! ig .'St. 2tt>B. (Morris) IS to 4 on Lord Ciive, 3 to 1 against Hampton, mo to 1 each against Vernueil and Khidor |roch. Won easily by a length; a length Sand a-half between second and third.

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SPORTING., New Zealand Herald, Volume XV, Issue 5221, 10 August 1878

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