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ENGLISH AND FOREIGN.

For the St. Leger, at latest dates, Wheel of Fortune was first favourite at the short odds of 6to 4 j Sir Bevy's coming next at 4 to 1.

Sir George Ohetwynd intends moving at the next meeting of the Jockey Club that two year-olds shall not run more than sis furloDg rao.#a before July' lab, nor less than five furlong races after that date.

From ill-health Mr Gee is retiring from the turf, and tbe Whole of his Dewhurßt stud will be sold by auction. Among the famous brood mare's are 10 that coat together 16,000 guineas.

Fordham received a present of £1000 from the owner of Sir Bevys]|ior winning the Derby,

Palmbearer, who ran second in the Derby, has been sold by Mr Trotter to Captain Machell.

The unbeaten filly Wheel of Fortune has now won £20,000 ,in stakes for Lord Falrnouth,

In the paddock, previous to the Jstart for the Derby, half-a-dozen of the 23 horses were at 100 to 1 each, while 500 to 1 was laid about Nutbush, and 2000 to 1 against Prologue ! A steady backer of Palmbearer had 17,000 to 84 about his winning, aud 1000 to 30 for a place. - As at Epsom, so at Ascot, terribly rainy weather prevailed, but this year's racing at the latter place waa nevertheless more successful than ever, though the ground was exceedingly heavy. The stakes run for during the four days amounted to the unprecedented sum of £31,473, of which the added money was £13,950, and tho remainder the amount of the sweepstakes. On the- first day £7450 was run for ; second, £7750 ; third, £8435; fourth, £7828. The more important races will be found detailed below.

For the Ascot Cup, two miles and a-half, Isonomy's time was 5 mm. 12J sec. Vorneuil last year occupied 4 mm. 50 sec. ; Patrarch, in 1877, took 4 mm. 33 sec. j Apology, in 1876, 4 mm. 45 sec. ; Doncaater, in 1875, 4 mm. 39 sec; and Boiard'a record of 1874 stands as 4 mm. 4S£ sec. _ Peter, the hot Derby favourite up to the time of his disqualification through the death of General Peel, cut up very badly in the Femhill Stakes, finishing last of three in that race.

Neither Sir Bevys nor Palmbearer ran at Ascot, so that the truth of the Derby running could not be corroborated. Lord Falmouth's Silvio, winner of the Derby and St. Leger of 1877, and Jeannette, winner o£ the Oaks and St. Leger of 1878, were both defeated at Ascot.

Count Lagrange having requested the stewards of the Ascot meeting to investigate the circumstances of the running of his horse Phdaix at Epaom and at Ascob, the stewards heard tha statements from the owner and trainer of the horse ; also further offered to place Paul's Cray as well as Phenix at their disposal. The stewards are, however, satisfied that there is no cause for the injurious comments which have appeared in Borne of the public journals with regard to the matter, and consider further investigation unnecessary. Isonomy has followed up his successes at Ascot by carrying off the Goodwood Cup, in which he agiin defeated the American crack Parole, against whom Mr Qretton had offered to baok the son of Sterling and Isola Bella for LSOOO a- side. Parole, aa will bo seen below, was also beaten in the Ascot Stakes, and it is now evident that he is not the long-distance horse that he was at first believed to be. His sister Papoose also suffered an ignominious defeat at Newmarket.

The orack jockey P. Archer has been repremanded for disobedience at the post at Manchester races.

M. . Blano has purchased Baron Knot's atoeplechaee maro Belle Potitse for 1000 guineas.

A 25 mile match for 800 soys. came off at Longchampa on Juna lOfch between the racer Triboulet and the trotter Tambour- Battant, and tho thoroughbred won by nearly five miles. Itilian horses will soon be competing on the English turf, Sigaor E.Ginistrelli having sent to Newmarket to be trained the twoyear old Good Luck and the three-year-old Sweetheart, both by the defunct Bire Heir-at-law. Herr Blascoyitz's celebrated Hungarian mare Kincsam won two races at Vienna in May — making 48 races that Bhe has oarrled off. By the victory of Nubienne in the Grand Prix de Paris, her owner, M. Blanc, won 34,000 francs in addition to the stake. Sir E. Deas Thompson, who died at Sydney on the 16th ultimo, was for many years President of the Australian Jockey Olub, and always took great interest in turf matters. He waa upwarda of 80 years of age. The Tasmanian Racing Olub has a balance of £1173 in hand after last season, and there is avery prospect of good meetings being held next year. The added money to the Hobart Town Cup is to be 400 soys, the weights will not be declared till after the Geelong meeting, and a 14 lb penalty will be incurred by winning the Lauflcestou Cup. A Tasmanian Derby will also, probably, be instituted.

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ENGLISH AND FOREIGN., Otago Witness, Issue 1446, 9 August 1879

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