Since the race for the Two Thousand Guineas Slakes there have be?7i queer lumonrß afloat at Home concerning Cbaribeit and his rider. It is s;ated that Aicher won L 20.000 over the race, but that he did not put a shilling on Charibert until after his defeat; by Reconciliation in the Craven we:k had diivau him to long odds. These rumoiirs have given rise to some ugly whupers, which may or may not have Bometbiuer iv them. It i^ sari by the stable that the defeat of Lord Fiilmouta's colt by Mr Bowes' mare vtas to ba accounted for by the fact that it had been quifco settled overnghtnotto briDg out Charibtrb till the Two Thousand day, and tbat Lord Falmouth only altered his mind late on the morning of the rape. Still the fact of 7to 1 having been freely laid on the colt Bhows thero could have been little the matter, and it seems strange that Mattbew Dawi>on should in the Guineas have so much preferred Marshal Scott to Cbaribert ; the horses, of courst», had never be9n tried together, as Lord Falmouth wi'l navor consent to a trial with another horse in the same race. Still, Mat. Dawaon, having them both at work daily, would be exps ctod to get pretty nearly at theirrelaUve merits. Looking at the encouragement now given to shcrfc races in England in contradistinction to the longer races which find favour in the Colonies, and at the inevitable effoct of tha sy.stem3 on the respective horses, the Horns correspondent of the AuatriJa^iau has no hesitation in saying that i£ it were not for the voyage the Australian horses would make a clean sweep of the English long-distance races. Viscouut Dupplin has purchase! from Mr B. Ellam, for 4000 guineas, the colt Marshal Scott, by Eithus — Baroness, who ran a good favourita for the Two Thousand but finished nowhere. Up to May 16th, F. Archer had this season ridden in 138 races, of which be won 56 From Am rlcan papers to hand by the San FrandUco mail, I gather a few meagre particulars concerning the race for the Derby. As we hs,d previously learned by cable, this was won by Mr Acton's Sir Bovys, with Mr John Trotter's Paltnbearer second, and Lord Rosebrry's VitcDnti third. We now find tbat 23 horses started, including Cadogan, Charibert, and Victor Chief, who held the highest position in the betting msrket. Sir Bevys started at 20 to 1, Palmjbeardr was not quoted at all, and Visjonti was at 40 to 1. Probably there was never so great an upjet as in tbia instance, for while an oulsi 'er has of ien won or run into a place, it hai never happened that three out-sidc-rs should finish first, secend, and third. S r Bev3s had not run previously this senson, [ btit for some week<j he had been quoted in iho bettirg market, being occasioi ally nibbled at I quietlyat2s tol. Ho-vever, onMayl7thhehad receded to 45 to 1, iff end freely, and most of the Home papers ignored his chance. The - sporting writer to Bell'n Life (Bleys), how1 ever, on May 17th, said: — "Sir JBevys was out of favour with tbociitics during the recent Newmaikei meeting, and drifted t^alongi»h [ fig-vie, a» those who saw him at exorcise fanciod him qult9 wanting in tho dash without which a horse can hardly get home in the Derby. Yesterday morning, however, he is reported to have answered a question satisfactorily, and I shall bo glad if the colt, who has long been a 1 favourite of mine, should break the spall of • bad luck that has hung for some time about ! Joseph Hajhoe's stable," The betting on
May 19 th, nine days before the race, waa as follows : — 5 to 1 agst Falmouth 11- 2— - Charitert XI ~ 2 Cadojan 7 — 1 Vie, or Chief 100 — 8 Rayon dOr 22 — 1 Caxtonimn 25 — 1 S.r Bevya 25 — 1 Blue Uio3d S3 — 1 Ruparra S3 — 1 Abbot of St. Mary'a 33 — 1 Marshal Scott 35 — 1 Exetar 40 — 1 Geo'ge Albert 40 — 1 Saltsador £0 — 1 Mul--y Edris 50 - 1 Zut 50 — 1 Viscontl 100 — 1 Nottingham 100 — - 1 Qunnersbury 100 — 1 Stratheru. George Fordham, for many years the crack English jockey, but who had beeu laid up by indisposition, for two or three seasons, had recovered sufficiently to rHe Sir Bevyj, and he thus had the gratification of winning his first Derby. Though ho had ridden, the winners of all the great races, the Derby and St. Leger had always eluded his grasp, and wa may be sure that his well-earned aucce3s was highly popular. Sir Bevya was to have run in the Grand Prix de Paris on June 8!;h, but owing to the deith of Baron Rothschild ho was scratched. Of tho Oaks we have no further details tban that Lord Falaaouth'a Wheel of Fortune started a warm favourite and won easily. Mr P. Lorillard's American horse Parole has won another race, the Epsom Gold Cup, weight forage, with 7lb allowed fer foreijnbre.i horses. There seems to have been nothiug good against him, and he won by half a length. Commenting on this race, the Sportsman says that foreign horses may now bid farewell to any allowance in waight-for-age races.
Permanent link to this item
ENGLISH., Otago Witness, Issue 1442, 12 July 1879
ENGLISH. Otago Witness, Issue 1442, 12 July 1879
Using This Item
See our copyright guide for information on how you may use this title.