ENGLISH AND FOREIGN.
Rosy Cross has been sold to Mr F. Gretton for 2000 guineas as a brood mare. The Chester Cup distance is next year to be again made two miles and a quarter, instead of one mile and three-quarters as it has been for two years. This return to the old style ib at the almost universal request of owners and trainers, who had been communicated with on the subjeob j so that long distanoe races cannot be very unpopular at home. In ! describing the Chester meeting, the Field!. Bays that Palmy, in the Members Welter Handicap, was the beat thing of the first day, starting at 5 to 4, and it was ludicrous to ccc the "skedaddling" of the Welohers in the inclosnre directly he was seen to be winning. Two dreadful-looking ruffians, who wore the brown velvet jackets and " sombero" hats of a Well-known ready-money firm (and no doubfc took their names as well), and vanished befo the'numbere went up, and. there were others the 1 B#me category. In fact the outer ring was a very, warm place. Lord Hastings and Lord Howe have been elected memberß of the Jockey Club. At the Newmarket Second Spring meeting, the principal races at which are detailed in another column, Fordham rode on the first day no less.than five winners and two third horses ; on the second day he rode one winner and two Beoouds ; on the third day one winner. The' Jockey Club have confirmed the important rule requiring all jookees' fees to be paid with tHe stakes before a horse runs, and it came into operation on May 21st. In order that our racing clubs may see how it works, I append the Jockey Clubs note : — To facilitate the working of this role, the stewards of the Jockey Club recommend thatall stakeholders pay the jookeys' fees into Mesßrs Weatherby's hands on the settlement of their accounts 15 days after the conclusion ■of a meeting, under Rule 28 ; jockeys will then be entitled to receive their fees. All trainers who claim to receive their apprentices' fees are requested to send notice of this, or any special agreements, to Messrs Weatherby. „....•, The club also passed another well mtentioned motion, which would have met the case of Camballo's informal nomination for the Melbourne Cup, and many other cases in these oolonies if it had been in force here :— ln the event of a horse being entered for a race with the wrong Bge, or an incorrect or imperfect description according to Rule 17, it may be corrected on the payment of a fine of £5 for eaoh entry, provided it be proved to the satisfaction of the' stewards that it was accidental, and provided also that the correction is made, and the fine paid, before the calendar following that in which the wrong entry appears. This rule will allow of an entry being omitted, on the payment of a fine, from a race for which it was not qualified at the time of entry— e.g., a' colt for a filly stakes —but will not admit of any correction amounting to the substitution of another animal, which would be of the nature of a post entry. The fines under this rule to go to the winner, unless the winner be the person fined, when it shall go to the second horse. Some of the races at the Manchester meeting are given below, but the result of the Manchester Cup, of 2000 soys, added to a sweep of 26 aovsj is not yet to hand. It was to be run on May 20th, and had 148 entries, of which Isonomy had the top weight of 9st 121b, Parole coming next with 9st 31b. Four dnys before the race Bay Archer wad first favourite at 9to 2 j then The Abbot, 6tol; King Sheppard and Blue Blood, 100 to 7 ; Adamite and Fashion, 100 to 6 ; Isonomy at 100 to 5 ; and the rest extending down to 200 to 1. Mr Pulteney has sold Plaoida to M. Lef core, of the Chamant stud, for 2000 guineas, as a brood mare. She is by Lord Lyon — Pietes, and has been a grand performer, having started in 50 races, out of which she won 24, ran seoond in 12, ran third in 7, and was unplaced in only 7. She won the Oaks in 1877. Kincsem's death is contradicted by the Sportsman, which says that she has simply terminated her undefeated racing career from injury sustained by a kick in the stable, and will go to the Btud. Major Stapylton's valuable brood mare Speranza, with her oolt foal by Speculum, was burned to death on the Great Northern Railway on May Bth, through the box catching fire from aom unexplained cause. The sensation of the fortnight before the l>erby, was the scratching of Beaudesert, who ■was purchased from Lord Anglesey last year for £7000 after winning the Middle Park Plate. It ' appears. that the unfortunate son of Sterling and Seagull did his gallop all right in the presence of his joint owners, Sir Frederiok JohnBtone and Lord Allingtou, and the Duke of Westminster, the proprietor of their most dangerous foes, but whom, nevertheless, they had invited down to see the colt spin on Monday, being then ridden by Tom Cannon. He waß then accompanied by Isonomy, and sundry others of the Kingscleve team, and appeared to ail nothing whilst moving, but when he pulled up he was found to be decidedly lame, and Mr Barrow, the celebrated "vet ," being snmmoned, at onoe pronounced that he had given way in the back tendon of his off foreleg. When it was found his case was hopeless, Lord Aldington at once wrote to Messrs Weatherby to strike the oolt out. On May 14th the Derby betting was as jrnder i-n-6 to 2 agat Bend Or 0~X — Robert the DqyU 7 — i *—. Muncftßter •
100 — 7 Apollo 100 — 7 Valentino; 100 — 6 Draycott 100 — 6 Mask 100 — 5 Yon der Tann 100 — 4 Fire King 100 4 Ercildoune 100 — 3 Milan 1 100 — 3 Teviotdale 100 — 3 Zealot 100 — 2 any other. Up to May 14th out of 85 mounts, Archer rode 27 winners 5 C. Wood, 22 out oi 103 j H. Luke, 19 out of 101 ; G. Fordham, 17 out of 54 ; T. Cannon, 15 out of 74. Thirteen fillies started for the Oaks Stakes [ won by Jenny Howlett, Bonny Marden second, War Horn third. Neither the first nor third was mentioned in the betting, while Bonny Marden Btarted at 17 to 1. Elizabeth, who won the One Thousand Guineas Stakes, was not entered for this ; but Versigny and Evasion, who finished second and third to her, were. At Longchamps races on May 6th, M. Staub's colt Le Destrier started with odds on him for the Prix Daru, of 1076 soys, but finished fourth out of a field of seven. Exactly a month later he ran second to Robert the Devil in the Grand Prix de Paris, the riohest stake run for on the Continent.
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ENGLISH AND FOREIGN., Otago Witness, Issue 1495, 10 July 1880
ENGLISH AND FOREIGN. Otago Witness, Issue 1495, 10 July 1880
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