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ENGLISH SPORTING NOTES.

The Grand Prix do Paris was a decided success thia year, the attendance being the largest ever known, over £10,000 being taken at the gates, which was a £1000 in excess of the last exhibition year. The race wag of a most exciting description, Cannon never riding a better finish, Thurio winning by a head, while only a neck separated Count do Ltigrangti's pair, lusulaire and Inval, while at one time it appeared as if Thurio would have been shut out, as he was between the two.

Asc.it was shorn of a great deal of its bri:!iar:cy, owing to thn abseuoo of Royalty, on acco'iut of the death of Uic ox King of Hanover, and on accoin.t of the unpleasant weather on Tuesday, the rank and fuehion were greatly htlow tho average, many of the ladies were mourning out of respect to the burial-day of the ex-King of Hanover ; the Koyal balcony was also closed. The fields for the principal stakes were small, owing to illness being prevalent in many of the South country stables. The competitors on the whole were below the average. Verneuil accomplished the unprecedented feat of winning 'Hie Q.isen's Va.sz, Asgot Cuj>, sp.d Alexandra S'-ate. Rachving, though a roarer, won the richtst Coronation Stekea on record. The following is a brief summary of the principal races : — Gold VaPS 'gi'en hj Her MajesU), added to u sweepstj kis of 2()sovl. : weight for age. Penalties auu allowances. 2 imlen. Count de Liigrange's ch c Verneuil, 4 ye rs by Mo:tiiuer out of Regalia, Sat. lOlbs. (Goaler) 1 Lord Falmouth's Lady Goliglitly, 4 years, Sit. 511)?. (Archer) - sto 4 on, .Lady (jolightly/i Won by 10 length*, , . „

Prince ov Wales Stakes of oOsovs. each ; h. ft. : with lOOOsovs. odded ; for three-year-olds; colts Bst. lOlbs., fillies Bat. 51bs. Penalties and allowance!. Second receives

300soTs., third 20650v5., out of the the stakes. 1 mile 5 furlongs ; 98 subscribers. Mr. J. Holdsworth's ch c Glengarry, by Scottish Chief out of Crocus, Sst. 31bs. (Fordham) 1 Lord Falraouth's Childeric, 9at. lib. (Archer) 2 Mr. W. S. Crawfurd's Sefton, 9st. ulbs. (Cannon) — Lord Rosebery's Bonnie Scotland, Sst. 31bs. (Constable) — Eue de Vie, Clementine, and Censor also ran. 2 to 1 against Sefton, 9 to 2 against Censor, 5 to 1 each against Bo»nie Scotland and Childeric, 10 to 1 against Glengarry. They were despatched without a failure. Glengarry made most of the running, followed ty Childeric ; at the distance the favourite was in trouble, and Glengarry being ridden home, won by a length and a-half, Childeric beating Softon and Bonnie Scotland by a nock. Value of the stakes, £3075. Ascot Stakes, of 25sovs., losovs. ft., with 500 sovs. added. About 2 miles. Mr. Gore's b c Chesterton, by Montagnard out of Palmitme, 4 years, 7st. Slbs. (O. Wood) 1 Lord Lonsdale's b g Advance, 5 years, Sst. 1211™. (Archer) 2 Mr. F. Leleu's Finis, C years, 7st. 31b S . (Fordhim) 3 Woodlands, Queen of Cyprus, Glastonbury, Glendale, Zuechero, Strathmore, Kingsclere, Jester, Marshal Neill, Flying Scotchman, Pilchard, Glorat, Con Cregarc, and Maryland also ran. sto 2 against Zueehero, 10 to 30 against Finis, 8 to 1 against Jescer, 10 to 1 against Advance, 100 to 7 against Chesterton. Wou by a length and a half; two lengths between second and third ; Jester close up, fourth. Value of the stakes, £1050. Huxt Cup, a. piece of Plate value 300a0v»., added to a eweepstakes of lOsors. each. One mile. Mr. Best's Julius Csesar, 5 years, Sst. Gibs. (Archer) 1 Lord Hartinjton'a Belphccbe, 4 years, 7sr. 121bs. (C. Wood) 2 Mr. Kymill's Kosy Cross, & years, 7st. lllba. (Constable) 3 Nineteen ran. Won in a canter by three lenghths ; same between second and third. CORONATION Stakis, of lOOsovH. each, h. ft., with SOOsots. added; ftr three-year-old fillies, Bst. 101b?. each. Penalties and allowances. One mile. 42 subscribers. Lord Falraouth's Rer-.wing, by Blair Athol ont of Wheatear, Sat. lOlbs. (Arcber) ... 1 Duke of Westminster's Strathfleet, Bat. lOlbs. (Webb) 2 Lord Bradford's Blue Kidge, Sa*. lOlbs. (Glover) — Baron Kothachild'* Brie, 9at. 31bs. (Cannot Filly bytV.i Ssmiic, oat of Xyi Gan, Bel Angc, Jollification, Eau de Vic, Catherine, Setci), Fauvette, and Bellicent, also ran. iOO to 30 against Blue Ridge, 4 to 1 each acainst Bel Ange and StrathUeet, and S to 1 against Kedwing. Won by a neck, while at an interval of 4 or 5 lengths j Brie and Blue Eidge ran a dead heat for third n.oney. Jollification last. Value of the stakes, £2550.

Gold Cur, vnluo lOOOsovs., with 200aovs. for second, and lOOsovs. for third, aildeil to a subscription of 20sovs.; weight for age, 2£ miles. Count do Ligrange's ch c Verneuil, 4 years, Sst. lOlbs. (Goater) 1 Lord Fiilmouth's Silvio, 4 years, Bst. lOlbs. (Archer) 2 Count de Lagrange St. Christophe, 4 years, Sst. tOlbs. (Forilham) 3 Lord Ellesmere's Hamilton, G years, <M. 31ba. (Webb) 4 7 to 4 against Silvo, 11 to 2 against St. Christophe, and 100 to 15 each against Verueuil and Hampton. Verneuil mado the wholo of tbe running, and won in the easiest manner by G lengths. Value of the stakes, JEI4GO. Rous Memorial Stakes, lOsovs. each, with lOOOsovs. added; weight for Penalties and allowances. 1 mile. GS subscribers. Lord Lonsdale'a Petrarch, by Lord Clifden, out «f Laura, Osfc. 51ba. (Archer) 1 Duke of Westminister's Dalham, aged, Sst. 12lbs. (Webb) 2 LorJ Hoseberrj's Touchet, 4 years, Sst. lOlbs. (Constable) 3 Insulaire, Lord Clive, and Thunderstono also ran. 5 to 4 against Petrarch, 4to 1 against Dalham, 11 to 2 against Insnlaire. Dal ham made the running to the distance, where Archer called upon the favourite, who, answering gamely, caught Dalham a dozen strides from tho post, and won an exciting race by a neck. Alexamdua Plate, of lOOOsovs., nuded to a sweepstake of 25sove; 15 ft, 4-jear-olds, Ost. ; live, 9st. Gibs. ; six and aged, 9st. 71b. Mares and geldings allowed 4lb». Penalties and allowances. Second receives 200sova.; tbird saves his stakes. Three miles. Count do Lugrange's ch c Verneuil, 4 jears, 9it. 51bs. (Goater) 1 Count do Lugrange's St. Christophe, 4 years, 9st. (Fpnlhain) 2 Mr. P. Jeening's Queen of Cyprus, 5 yetr3, 9st. 21bs. (Cannon) 3 Mr. K. Jnrdine'B Hilarious, 4 ye.-.rs, 9st. (J. Osborne) 4 5 to 4 on Verneil, 100 to 30 against St. Christophe, 9 to 2 against Hilarious, 20 to 1 against Queen of Cyprus. Vurneuil made the running, and gamely answering every call made on him from the distance, wou a hardycoatoEteil fuofi by A aeak.

The Nortlimoberiand Plate, oiien one of the most important racoa in tbe Horth, vras by the moderate G'ftstaubury, beating Jsgailon, 4 y ;, »ws, Sat. Sib ; and six othura WO2 by a head bad third.

rTit/iCaem, the winner of the Goodwood Cu'j, is a fou.-ys'ii i\& Hangarian-bred filly, by Uambuscau out oi Water jNymphe, the property of Herr K. '/on Blaakovits. " Bleys," in his notes, makes the following remarks:—"Her performances are, 1 faucy, unprecedented, as thie daughter of C'ainbuscau has woi» thirty-six races, for four of which she w«iked over, without once suSferiug a defeat. It must be remembered, too, that in the course of her Continental journeys, some of them very long ones, sue would at times have been compelled to put up with stable accommodation of a rough order, besides 1 chauciug 1 a good deal in the way of food and water; despite this, all, or nearly all, her races havo been won in most hollow style, when opposed to all the best that could be brought against her." She must be a wonder.

The rage for high-priced yearlings still continues, —Captain Machell gavo £2500 for a colt, by Carnival out »f Curofjoa, at the sale oi the Cobhain Stud Company, and Mr. Jardinc gave £2200 for the brother to Springfield, who is not likely, from appearances, to grow into the same class of auitnal as his illustrious brother. Several other yearlings have gone a long way into four figures at the different sales.

The great Pigeon Match for £000, between Captain Bogardus, the American, and Mr. C. reiiuell, was of the most exciting description. At the 95th round they wero equal, Captain Bogardus eventually wiuning by two birds ; killing 70 out of 100, to Mr. Veuuell's US out of 100. The lattor had bad luck just at the finish, two or thne of his birds scrambling out of bounds to die. The birds were iirst - class Blue Kocks, and were favoured by a strong breeze.

The Henley Kegatta was more than ordinarily attractive this year, owing to the entry of two American fours—the Shoe-wae-cae-mette Koat (Jlub, Munroe, and the New York Columbia College Boating Club; besides which G. W. Lee, of the Triton Boating Club; Newark, the Amateur Champion of America; and Air. G. Lee, Boston Union Boating Club, entered for the Diamond Sculls. Tho Coiuinbia College crew wou the Visitors' GhalUuge Cup, Hertford College, Oxford, eecond. The Shoes, 'is they were more commonly called, wero easily beioen in the final heat of the Stewards' Challenge Cup by the London Kowiug Club; they having pulled themselves to a standstill with the fust stroke o£ 40 to the minute. The Diamond Sculls were won by lust year's winner—T. C. Edwardes Moss, Braseuose College, Oxford; J. Lowudes, Hertford College, Oxford, eecond ; T. C. Cholmeley, Kingston Kowiug Club, third. The American Champi'.-n was easily beaten by the winner in tho iirst heat. In the cricket match between I , dinburgh and Glasgow, the former made the largest score un record, in a first-class mateb, of 093 runs, of which Dr. J. M. Cotterell scored 271. Glasgow only made 81 runs in their tinst innings. Old Tuevite.

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ENGLISH SPORTING NOTES., New Zealand Herald, Volume XV, Issue 5239, 31 August 1878

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