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RACING IN ENGLAND

NEWMARKET CRAVEN. April 13, 14, 15, and 16. The first year of the TWENTY-SECOND NEWMARKET BIENNIAL STAKES, of 10 soys each, with 200 added ; for three-year-olds ; colts, Bst 101b ; fillies, Bst 61b ; maidens allowed 51b. R.M. (1 mile 17 yards). Fifty subs, lord Falmouth's eh c Apollo, by Kingcraft—Silverhair, Bst 51b (car Bst 61b) . . (F. Archer) 1 Mr C. Brewer's b c Robert the Devil, Bst 101b (T. Cannon) 2 Mr Bowes' b c Pride of the Highlands, Bst 101b (Fordham) 3 ilr E. H. Beddington's The Chirper, Bst 51b (H. Jeffery) 0 t>uko of St. Albans' Merlin the Cook, Bst 51b (Luke) 0 Mr H. Savile's bl c by D'Estournel— Thaora, Bst 51b (car Bst 61b) . . . . (J. Goater) 0 General Win. M. Wood's The Shaker, Bst 61b (Morgan) 0 Duke of Westminster's Prefect, Bst 51b (C. Wood) 0 Mr C. Rayner's Roguey Poguey, Bst 51b (Morby) 0 Betting : 55 to 20 on Robert the Devil, 9to 1 aget Apollo, and 100 to 8 any other. Chirper, in tho centre, showed with a^slight advantage of Prefect on his right, and Pride of the Highlands and Robert tho Devil on his left, the Thasa colt and Apollo heading the remainder until half way across the flat, when Prefect lost his place, and Chirper came on from Pride of the Highlands and Robert the Devil, at whose quarters succeeded Apollo. Half way down Bushes Hill Chirper and Pride of the Highlands were in trouble, and the favourite came out with Apollo, and the pair had diawn themselves clear in the dip, whence a very exciting race ensued, Apollo having slightly the best of it at last, ana winning by a head ; three lengths separated the pecond and third; Chirper was fourth. Time, by Benson's chronograph, 1 mm. 53 sec. Value of the Stakes, £575. THE COLUMN PRODUCE STAKES, Of 30 soys each, 10 ft, with 200 added, for three-year-olds. Colts, Bst 101b ; fillies, Bst 71b, with certain allowances. R.M, (1 mile 17 yard;). 23 subs. JLord Falmouth's b c Merry-go-Round, by Scottish Chief— Spinaway, Bst 71b . . (F. Archer) 1 Prince Soltykofl's oh o Mask, Bat 71b (car. Bst 81b) (T. Cannon) 2 Betting : 7t02 on Mask, The favourite made play into the Abingdon Bot« " fjWfy wboro he appecuroa to have hie opponent bifttin,

but he stopped to nothing as they made the ascent for home ; and Merry -go-Round, on the other hand, running very gamely, came again, and won by a length. THE NEWMARKET HANDICAP, Of 15 soys each, 10 ft, with 300 added ; winners extra. Last mile and a-half of B.C. 26 subs. Mr P Lorillard's eh c Wallenstein (bred in America), by Wavcrley— Lady Wallcnbtein, by Lexington, 3 yrs, 6st 51b . . . . (Weston) 1 Lord Bradford's br c Swovd Dance, 3 yrs, sst 131b (Follett) 2 Mr J H Houldsworth's b c Simba, 4 yrs, 6st 91b (Gallon) 3 Count F De Lagrange's Prologue, 4 yrs, 7st 71b (Sherratt) 0 Mr C Paris' Stitchery, 4 yrs, 7st 21b . . (Luke) 0 Sir J D Astley's Fortitude, 4 yrs, 7st . . (Hopper) 0 Mr C Bush's Belfry, 3 yrs, Cst 31b . . (Evans) 0 Mr F Grettoii's Zcltinger, 3 yrs, sst 131b (Greaves) 0 Mr L De Rothschild's Fashion, 3 jts, sst 91b (car sstlllb) .. .. .. (Futcher) 0 Mr J Hayhoe's Reward, 3 yrs, sst 71b (car sst 91b) (Smith) 0 BETTING AT THE START. 5 to 2 agst Fashion 11 — 4 Prologue 11—2 Sword Dance 10—1 Zeltinger 10—1 Wallenstein 100 — 8 Simba 100 — 8 Stitchory 20—1 Fortitude 20—1 Belfry. THE RACE. The race was run in a blinding rain-storm, and during the early part of the contest it was impossible to tell what was actually leading, but as they- came round the Turn of the Lands Sword Dance showed in front of Prologue, Wallenstein, Fashion, and Pimba, nothing else being near. Before reaching the Red Post all were beaten with the exception of Wallenstein, who came clear away and won in a canter by three lengths ; Simba a bad third ; Fashion was fourth, Prologue fifth, Stitchery sixth, and the last two were Zeltinger and Fortitude. Time by Benson's chronograph, 3 mm. 5 sec. Value of the stakes, £577. THE CRAVEN STAKES, Of 10 soys each, with 500 added, for three-year-olds. Colts, Bst 101b ; fillies, Bst 71b ; with penalties and allowances. An. M. (one mile 18 yards). 68 subs. Mr F Gretton's b c Fernandez, by Sterling— lsola Bella, Bst 51b .. .. .. (Morbey) 1 Lord Falmouth's b c Merry-go-Round, Bst 101b (F Archer) 2 Mr H E Beddington's b c Brotherhood, 9st 61b (T Cannon) 3 Prince Batthyany's Cannie Chiel, 9st lib (Luke) 0 Sir R AY Bulkeley's Young Calabar, Bst 51b (Lemaire) 0 Mr R R Christopher's Agamemnon, Bst 51b (carried Sst 61b) .. .. (JGoater) 0 Mr W S CraWfurd's Sombrero, Bst 51b (Fordham) 0 Lord Falmouth's oh f by Parmesan— Cecilia, Bst 21b \ (CWood) 0 Mr T Gee'a Spitzborg, Bst 101b . . (Lynch) 0 Duke of St. Albans' Androelus, Bst 51b (Morgan) 0 Mr M H Saaford's Aristocrat, Bst 101b (HJeffery) 0 Prince Soltykoff's Eurus, Bst 51b (Rossiter) 0 Betting : 2to 1 agst Merry-go-Round, 4 to 1 agst Androclus, 8 to 1 agst Agamemnon, 100 to 12 agst Brotherhood, 11 to 1 agst Cannie Chiel, 100 to 8 (at first 6to 1) agst Sombrero, and 15 to 1 agst Fernandez. Eurus on tho far side made play from Fernandez and Cannie Chiel, with Brotherhood and Spitzberg most prominent on the left, while in the centre Merry-go-Round, Agamemnon, and Young Calabar were conspicuous in front of Sombrero and Androclus. But little change occurred in this order of affairs until about three furlongs had been covered, when Fernandez drew to the front, followed by Cannie Chiel and Brotherhood, with Merry-go-Round at the head of the remainder, until about 300 yards from home, when Cannie Chiel was in trouble, and dropped back beside Brotherhood, Merry-go-Round, and Agamemnon, of whom the favourite took second place at the corner of the stand enclosure, but he could not get on terms with Fernandez, who won by a length and a-half, a third of which distance separated the second and third ; Agamemnon was fourth close up, and the last two were Androclus and Spitzberg. Time by Benson's chronograph, 2 mm. 3 sec. NEWMARKET INTERNATIONAL HANDICAP, Of 20 soys. each, 10 ft., with 300 added; winners extra ; second received 100 soys. A.F. (one mile two furlongs 73 yards). 26 subs. Mr L. De Rothschild's eh f Fashion, by Favonius — Sister to Elegance, by Ely, 3 yrs, Sst 71b (Orton) 1 Lord Strafford's br c Gil Bias, 3 yrs, 6st 71b (Gallon) 2 Count F. De Lagrange's eh m Clementine, 5 yrs, 7stslb .. .. .. (Sherratt) 8 Mr H. Rymill's Rosy Cross, 6 yrs, Bst 71b (including 121b extra) .. .." .. (Mordan) 0 Mr C. Alexander's Brlglia, 6 yrs, 7st 91b (Huxtable) 0 Count F. De Lagrange's Prologue, 4 yrs, 7st 61b (W. M'Donald) 0 Mr P. Lorillard's Wallenstein, 3 yrs, 7st 41b (including 121b extra) . . . . (Luke) 0 Mr H. Savile's Lipscombe, 4 yrs, 6st 71b (Cranham) 0 Prince Batthyany's Episcopus, 4 yrs, 6st 71b (Barrett) 0 Sir J. D. Astley's Batty, 4 yrs, 6st 41b (Greaves) 0 Betting i 3 to 1 agat Rosy Cross, 5 to 1 agst Gil Bias, 11 to 2 agst Wallenstein, 8 to 1 agst Prologue, 9 to 1 agst Fashion, 10 to 1 each agsfc Briglia, Batty, and Episeopus, 14 to 1 agst Clementine, and 20 to 1 . agst Lipscombe. The start was not delayed long, though Batty once broke away and ran up to the top of the hill before being pulled up. Eventually when the signal was given he got well away on tho right, and made the running from Fashion and Gil Bias on his own side, with Episcopus and Prologue prominent just in advance of Rosy Cross and Clementine, while the whippers-in were Briglia and Wallenstein. In this order they ran half-way across the flat, when Batty dropped clean out of it, and Briglia parting company with the American, began to close with the leaders, of whom Fashion drew out from Gil Bias and Rosy Cross, and making the remainder of the running won in a canter by three lengths ; a bad third ; Rosy Cross was eased and finished a bad fourth, Briglia and Prologue next, and Wallenstein was last throughout. Time, by Benson's chronograph, 2 mm 27 sec. Value of the stakes, £639.

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RACING IN ENGLAND, Otago Witness, Issue 1491, 12 June 1880

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