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THE HACK FOR THE TWO THOUSAND GUINEAS.

(Krom thf Sanmina lltvi™ )', l»»t is wau-hui will, fa-.tfrijrAt Lv tnl'iw™ evcrv c.umv ufth.-litt fnil? X ,\f Ap i ;;;;^ ;:,t}im ta^ Sm .Sr.!;-"' r? k.r l \pt ftrtvluwf/i' *J-eW*l iK.he.vnot to allow shaiH! its h.ii>'.s of C rl.Vt J1 f •! V" S CM° p^r-or.a mcV Is two ve.r oil IT* 3 fr°"l.tlieir mtion •« i.V^ ■ '•■ e'!r an; l from such inf,,r---i-i I ~:?•,in, ,h "'I 1 V^^"^ NotwithTn^lSvK wUnK-r i» will fi i * f c"' 1%1 ' lmt H-linst the PresentwinT^'V H fiU,V r '? rt Bucfcstone . K.o-v. hviaS,;. fthe f .Glll"fS,T on|y rin« f-o'a ,Xv t- .1 vS V flu J etnatlol. IS of "c »*tting | tl.e~.viau-,- If the ijuinM^f". |J xplJ"enc l^ sll?ws, th^ ' is not Jikcvto Lf r from «,f^f n r | 7h- \V--i-» t-o vr\r P !lc? at h^"lUpWuTi *t vo' rw, ; Ir'i WT, ™M™l ',"' ld Di°vitlrn br-undst,^ ,■ V)*" 1S 1"? <l«it* Mr * , IT-wkM"v the.wlf)l:ero/ *>»* week, a^^atSi^hsl^T' 1" 1 1 ltleMt'« K»:d 1.0....»r of t! • Two TW s" », n< TI?IM;SSwV 11 the SLa^'^'Sftilrio^ttl 1' A^Sl^It is only justice t the «sdlfi,l i^ fi i 'ftti-r of him. MamSc'M^ . st- rt Siceno 1 ri cm. ff' ! ' du"ns the bY ', 1 » iwve been more tracteoSv il■ h'Hf h'f T his ?]^»? rep* which sun'i, n" ,1 h;,« • v V • shl'utin ff al™r«,i'",iulm, njecl"irainhlstriumphant progress i^^s rV: is. ri~ " vok^l'S !in< l "£beS v-n, . f l t I III^-IT lblypr°"ave tewr 11 v soS f V Uf". the ft.'»rter not«.i"oi,-;rr;iu:i-i he, *«;;t. respect. The same wißonlv 'tin cS* I iH-eb, and tbe waruinjr wat ficWlel n uSthf^toT "f" f 1" the ,hon * biV S' fff- \K, V s f™ nc^ I>reuk traiusr I A kX^, Sn T' °uly f l>e that bis 5 "?.«• more {n\Z a«L\ c T'' llly suf^ful be m-k if ?h^ £i°f,tllSOm; II will does not obiect to Zlr iDOt See or sSlv or twf bJI "'"O'-go-roundH, or Aunt SnnS- Iv t tt! iltllJ °i"au . Keraiadew mt^rtS LituresTf '' °r any OtV •r l °f, those ?cre^ruJ of tt jrS« n ce'COu^' whl«h the Kennncel it Xevm,'-!-, t" if I"iL*'llb"? ordiscounte?nlK£w.n I enthusiastic connoisseurs Vii ♦ ' it i ij ° a race '«o«e. they will do rib to roi-Hn '" tP" 13 ' hut if the >* r wIlo!fi dV-i^iMro"^;.! eif attentlo»sto be rm, f'V re^pofttul , r.™ ' I ""»'to:is, were load, for he came &hhw v,BVlCrtlli?lßtil? t ifc knows how co-nj nth-clv s,;» l Hl?7Tket, I"sfrien'l3 were ' w.ii uiatiuy bp'-akiu^. tar fn>;.\ home, and it noe.l not b, ..aid that the partisans of lo«il an-1 Southern stai,;w ilo not expend mu,,-h fti,tliu:.-iasm upon a vi'r-tn-y which, woulj make Dunaistar cr York delirious. It w miik imp.-.s-jiUe to ftilcalate whatextravaKanc-es may have btx-n perifttnited when the telegraph brought the news to Mdtun. No doubt Yortshiref"™ iisk!,liff, wl«eth..-r the new- proprietor of Lint.;u \VoId will i, ti m sacnlfL'iou-, as to enclose "rdund wind, has sorvc-l to tmiu the winner of the Two ii.oi.suii j..na jrts«i»,le v.inner of the Derby? Do«s this nnrrow-minded landowner presume tv think that his ptteKet or hw iirpjiwlitws are v, interfere with the j^riK'tuatioaofthe glories of John Scott'.s stable' xne enclo>uro of Langtou Woll *ill be in danger of partalai.jr of the infamy of a farmer who should kill a 1...X 1 jie coniideiK-e and the money of Yorkshire went Lively with th, Marqui, on his journey £v h! an,l no.lon.ht tao new, of his .success excite-1 all that j)atnot;c fun-our. amid which tlie .su^e&tkm of p.into hod early and sober appears ridiculous. But the inimjinauon is quite as free to picture th? reception of the name new.i amonjr the jarti.ruis of other iu'rsc-s .such as a portly member of the bettinjr ring who fayor^i us with hi.s opinion of the Marquis duriii" the joun.ey down fn.ni town. Having h-^rd sometbinß o\ he h-r-c iu.:r,t, and cherishing to gay the truth a shade »t partiality f or hi.s suible which" in w-arceW pormisMble ni critics bound to do unswerviu" justice" we feit_ m.ire interest than perhaps we showcl in hstemnj? to the- prelictbns whHi our tneiid was not by any means loth to utter 11« assured us, with very frreat c-m----p!ia*i', that it oir heads did not ache until Marquis wo i tuc Two Tliousaiid Guineas, we should enjoy a onjr luimmnry lrom tint ailment, and h* stated that h3 _bad Prefem.l to .s;end his Sunday in London ra ii.-i-than at.N<wm :u -ket, for the sake of eniovin«-tuderoppn-hniiiY of operating apainst this aYroteS ioiw. In Ins own exj.rr^i.e lan K uage, "he had tjot li.sknih.w«ll up" the object of his antipathy, and bailhim.-«js^ea«.ifliehail been dead and'hurled t.j'-MX wofk*. ' Every word that our stout friend s;Kjke was evpreasuv of exulting confidence in Ins own m-itpnent. :<vA goou luck, and his very mildot mode of mtiinatincr dissent was to offer to 'bet LSO to Gd uirairjst any statement or opinion, however unimportant, winch he controverted. When we mentioned a report tli.v Fordham was to ride the Marquis, and went to ob^rve that, at any rate, Mr. Ilawkn had .^ceuml agiKKl jockey for his horse, we were answered that 1-onihaiii would know and acf upon pood reasons why he sho-uM not hi the horse win, even if he could. It ha W wiscd that the Marquis was not ridden by lordhain, but by a jockey of his own county \shmall ; and it happened, too, that Fordham did ride Alvt.'Uifiton, the florae whose success our stout friend docare 1 to be a certainty, and who walked in absoiiitely last. We had not the opportunity of heann» on the return journey whether Fordham was considered to lu>.ve had reasons why Alvediston should not win nor were we able to assure the baffled bookmaker that we were not suffering from headache, although the Marquis had won the Guineas. iNewmarket is a place of business, and tlie'holidavmakcrs upon its heath are T^v. A large part of tlie spectators are well-mounted gentlemen, more or less deeply interested in the essential work in hand, and cjirmsr nothing for those usual accessories of a race meeting, which, indeed, are almost wholly absent, lliei-isitor cannot fail to be much struck with the .jeautv and value of the hacks and carriage-horses wh.ch he sees uj>on the ground. Turn where he wil], choi<-o pieces of horse-fl.-sh meet his eye, and everytning he sees tells him that he has rea-hed the metropolis of horse-brcedinj? England. Even the donkey which is employed to move the judges chair from one to another of the vinous winnin-.pjsts feels called upon, by his position in the service of he Jockey Club, to look and move snperior to donkeys in humbler lines ~f life ; an d, in the presence of so many high-born horses, he seems to desire to draw attention to the fact that he lias a distant relation ca led the wild ass of the desert, who is not wholly unknown to fame. By the hc'pof this patient and .sagacious annual, the judge is duly installed at one end of what is called, in honor probably of a royal patron of Newmarket, the '« Rowley Mile/ At the other end is the starter with his ml flag. He ride, a most comicaUookins 61d roan horse, with a blotch upon .us quarters, just as if the animal had been struck there with a brush well filled with whitewash. 6 ear the;starting- Iw t are the "Ditch Stables," so cnllea doubtless from that deep and wide ditch with its double bank, the sight of which, at any moment of less interest, might carry back the mind from the present to the remote past. Jast now, however, the lifcatn is too full o i living moving men and horses to need our peopling it with imaginary armies. At any time the start for a race, with all its beauty of form and color displayed amid fields and trees, is a pretty bight; but this is to be a start of seventeen first-cbjss horses, among whom there must needs be one or more Uestine-.i to take their places among the chief celebrities ef the turf. The saddling is completed in good time, so as to allow of the usual preliminary canters without infringing that punctuality which U characteristic of Newmarket. The spectators do their best in th^se precious minutes to "take stock" oi some at least of the bearers of names which they have so often heard. A nicer-looking or betterpreparal lot of horses have not often been brou-ht together Old Calabar, who had earned und "for months held the position of favourite for this race is absent. His legs failed during his preparation, and he was "scratched" yesterday, furnishing a conspicixous example ofcheincalculable vicissitudes of the ' 11 lne L Mai<luis attracts attention by his blinkers as well as by the presence of the groom, who never for a moment lets go his head except when he canters winch he does alone and very easily, well away from both men and horses. Contrary to expectation, the Marquis wru as quiet as a lamb. He did not fret at all, and he had uot turned a hair up to the time of starting. In condition he was a little beyond perfection, and tlie only fear his friends felt was. that he might take a fancy to remain where h.wa«, and entirely decline the race. The ground on Tnesday^before the rain, was hard, and the Marquis lias legs fat to gallop over cast-iron. AJveuiston, the favourite of our corpulent companion of the railway looked as fit as a horse could be, and his style o going was very pretty, but he seemed too small to run with much hope of success against horses with as much quality and a great deal more quantity. Lord Ula-jgow, who was doubly represented, had declared

jto vnn^tH^^^^T^ accordingly" put AKicroft on liim instead of on his colt by BarlJ^t l U3 f h?* hoin «tpcc»«l. It wa s plea-ant" to see !ft Uv, h(! F,*?**/■ hlr-e' h'a 'T> ™d powerful horse, ""f 1 6- aslll 1 11" acli ' n~a racehorse, no doubt rr emheT -t!; at- <me of tUtfho^ °f ciSnSrfhS been occupied lor several days, and was perhaps ocBar"n a"amf the Mt' r-ei-'' Company, Hereupon it "a* inevitable »«> consider wbat oueht to be the odds asrainst the Baron's winning the double event and we thou-ht that very W odds »fely given. Win«rave is a hands! Pearecky kind of horse. He looked very fit and galoped nicely, but we should say he X 11-1" 1"?hin(l- The cockneys have boundless confidence in Baron Rothschild's horses for the Derby, P">baWy *wcnu*e f fir owner U such a rid. man, but the fruSure which we saw Win-rave make, we should tlii!ik tlut even cockney faith in him would U «lestn>yftJ- Bwido the horses'we have mentioned. the two most prominent in tho b tting were Nottin-r---ham, a wry fine hor.se, and Caterer" whose ap-,ear-ance di.appointeJ us. but whose performance iv the race J,' I^l^; 1 'f mvnerVs confidence, inasmuch as be , A<^ -me'^'>- —ed by the breaking away of borsw, too eager to go and too strong to be held bark, tll. P, fl3ff wasdroppwl, and a capital start effected A < -IUJ° Ut a len^b'B a'iv»utage behis given to any one of the seventeen competitors. The Marquis whose head, wa, held to the la,t momeij P off ratS fowly, although, as he setUed into *£. ifghf but lengthy sinde, he soon made up his lost srouad. The course on which this ra^e is run is straight aid wKs-sr^i'ss^ a"soraeJ lt.\« r>« by Wingraye. Two of the two-year-old.^Hnti? c of ia<lt >•«"• «« thus <!ssPosed of. sleandrawn shyhtly to th-front. The lot com~? e'oser snJ.f'»^/"5 nJ.f'»^/" W«q«»!» tell that he ktki^a decided lead. Caterer, Nottingham, and tlie Stock--0011 "r^ 16 k'°k A*n #™*> ™* even the.se not much, so-, A-ke Marquis winseaaly, although he wins hyriy ]! alf 'a ien-th- Caterer gains second bwiois. and Xottmphain and the Stockwdl colt are half a leriKthbehind him, and equal for the third place, T«ie scarlet jacket and white cap become the centre lof an enthusiastic knot of YorksWemen, which sud-denl-v J«P«scs a? if a fibril had burst amonir them as ??"} RV llC\¥a^ uis has hrd t:"'- to «™«nber to use hls L<-f'• If> m the excitement of triumph, he became for a moment amiable, he is now himself again. As none of his friends are hurt, they are able tS re««ct with pleasure that it is a pood si<m when a borei'^ kick left fn him after a «^« TlKike of VvS«njr»o n is said to have made a similar remark whea i Hi j lorse Copenhagen kicked at him after Waterloo !or aujiearauce of digress, and tlie irsr.eralesfiniate oi W? »'eif ):m:illce was »»^-n immediately in therinj ft'!! f JI«- : rsed,'d Buckstone as first favorite for '"c Derby oettinjr. | j I I ; | ! 1 \ j ' ! I j ' i j I i I I !

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THE HACK FOR THE TWO THOUSAND GUINEAS., Otago Daily Times, Issue 201, 31 July 1862

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THE HACK FOR THE TWO THOUSAND GUINEAS. Otago Daily Times, Issue 201, 31 July 1862

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