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The Duke of Westminster gave R. Ptck, trainer of Bend Or, LIOOO after the Derby, and F. Archer LSOO. Falsetto, the American crack, haa been aoratched for all engagements in England. MeEsrs Brewer and Blanton, owners of the winner of the Grand Prix, gave 200 boys for distribution among the poor of Paris. A backer has taken 4000 to 100 about Isonomy for theCsesarewitch, although the entries are not yet out, Betting on next year's Derby haa commenced, Sir Charles having been backed at 6000 to 600. Templeman, who won the Ascot Triennial Stakes on Muncaster, had never ridden in public before. He ia a nephew of the celebrated old " Sim " Temj.leman. It is reported tbat Isonomy msy not be seen in public again this year, nor until the Aecot meeting of 1881, when he may conttsfc the Hardwicke Stakes, which will be a very rich vent, J. Prince, jun., trainer of Sunbeam, who won tbe St. Leger of 1858, died in June. Mr J. R. Keene, the Kentucky millionaire, has purchased a lot more yearling?, which will be sent to England, Up to June 19tb, Archer had ridden 39 winnew out tf 109 races, G-. Fordham 41 out of 116 O. Wood 30 out of 161, H. Luke 27 out of 157, T. Cannon 26 out of 120. At the Ascot meeting the added mnr.ey to the various stakes amounted to L 13.800, and tbe total value of the slakes to L 32.380. The Marden Deer Park yearlirgs, twentysix in number, realised 7715 guineas— an average of close on 300 guineas eacb. Qhe best price realised was 1100 guineas, by a colt by Soe-Saw— Carine. F. Webb Las been engaged to ride in the first place for Lord Falmouth during F. Archer's temporary retirement. Mr H. E. Beddington has retired from the turf, and is Belling off his stud. Recruit JI, winner of the Auleuu Steeplechase, on June 6th, was bought by Mr F. Robinson, bookmaker, tho day before tho race for L 648, and the value of the stake ho won was Ll6o6— a good bargain. A singular photograph was taken by Mr W. J. Belton in Fleet street on the afternoon of the Derby day. At the moment when Btnd Oi's name aa winner of tbe great race was placed in tbe window of the Sporting Life effice, Mr Belton photograph? d the pcene from a -window of the premises. The street was at the time absolutely impaEsable, and the facea of the throng— anxious, cuiious, interested, downcast, and amazed— are for tho most part very happily caught, and the result is extremely effective. Efforts are being made in New York to suppress profeßßional betting men, but the Jockey Club support the latter. The Cobham yearlings realised 4224 guineas, or an average of only 176 guineas for the twenty-four. The highest piioe paid was 700 guineas for a colt by Mortemer— Jocosa. At Newton races, on June 17th, tbe Great Newlon Cup of 580 soys was yon by Mr Vyner's Mycena, by Restitution— Thais, beating ten others. Count de Beaucourt, a well-known French spnrtßman, has died from the effects of a bite from a horse which waß affected with glanders. The Sporting Times, in speaking of the Derby, says :— " Tho backers of Robert the Devil are little awara of bow near they were to winning tbeir money. We don't mean in the matter of the short bead, Making the

I descent on Tattenham Corner, Archer on Bend Or was riding so near the rails bb < to narrowly escape going over them* Passing one of the posts he had to throw his left leg almost on the saddle, ' and,' said he, * I could hear the " whish" as my boot jußt grazed the post. Half an inch more and I should have been done.'" The Ascot meeting was a very great success, the racing being made sensational by the repeated overthrow of hot favourites. The principal races are given in detail in this issue, but a few incidents are worthy of comment. The valuable Prince of Wales Stakes (L 3400) was won by an outsider in Zsalot, who had finished fifth in the Derby. In the Biennial Stakes, of 845 soys, came another disaster to backers, Mr Legh'd colt Sir Charles (brother to Sir Joseph) upsetting two such flyers as Angelina and Scobull. The first day was wound up by a match of the old-fashioned sort, for 300 boys and a hogshead of claret, to be run every two years by two-year-olds the property of M. de Rothschild and Lord Rosebery. This first one was secured by tUe firstnamed owner's filly Josyan, beating Cresset easily. On the second day Petronel won back some of his lost laurels by securing the Biennial Stakes, of 880 soys, in a canter. The Royal Hunt Cup attracted thirty-one starters, and the first three to come in started respectively at 40 to 1, 33 to 1, and 25 to 1. In this race the highly-priced Prestonpans ran badly, so that die qualification for the early races of the season may not have been much loss to Mr Gretton. The Seventeenth New Biennial Stakes, of 545 soys, on the third day saw Petronel (Bst) succumbing to Lord Rosebery s Cipolata (7at 131b) and Mr R. Christopher's 5000-guinea horse Discord (9st 41b). In this race it is interesting to note that a filly out of Musket's dam was beaten, as well as the son of Musket. The Eighteenth New Biennial Stakes was landed by the One Thousand G-uineas winner Elizabeth, and in the New Stakes of 1470 soys Sir Charles scored another clever win in such company as Trisfcon, Angelina, and the like, and immediately came into inquiry for next year's Derby. Isonomy's seond consecutive victory in the Ascot Cup requires no further remark than that it was as popular as the great performance of a good horse always ia. In the Rous Memorial Stakes the last St. Leger winner, Rayon dOr, had an paey victory ; but in the St. James Palace Stakes tbe recent Derby winner, Bend Or, pulled through by only a head from Pomander, who is a full brother to Isonomy. On the fourth day Muncaster, with a 71b allowance, defeated Zealot by a short head in the Twentyseventh Triennial Stakes, the seoond in the Two Thousand Guineas being very well ridden, and winning in only the last stride. Captain Machell's six-year old Warrior (Bst 91b) won the Wokingham Handicap, of 1050 soys, from twenty-two others, Two valuable stakes followed in the Alexandra Plate and the Hardwicke Stakes, in the latter of which Exeter upset a great pot in Rayon dOr; but the latter had to carry aMb penalty. Exeter last year ran third to Rayon dOr and Ruperra in the St. Lfger. At the above meeting the Yankees fared very badly, Mr Lorillard starting Iroquis, Parole, Boreas, and Sly Dance in several events, without getting even a place ia any one. Among the entries for tbe Goodwood Cup are laonomy, Chippendale, Petronel, Disoord, Bend Or, Thurio, Dresden China, and Fashion. The latest betting on tne St. Leger is as follows :— 3 to 1 agst Bend Or 3 — 1 Robert the Devil 10 — 1 Muncaster 14 — i Bcauminet 14 _ 1 Zealot 16 — 1 Teviotdalo 16 — 1 Jenny Howlet 20 — 1 Mask 25_i Abbot 25 _ l Brotherhood 25 — 1 Beaudescrt 25 — 1 Apollo 33 — 1 Ambassadress 33 — 1 Ercildouno 1100 to 1000 agst Bend Or and Robert tho Devil (coupled) 5500 to 2000 agst Robert the Devil and Mask(coupled)

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ENGLISH., Otago Witness, Issue 1499, 7 August 1880

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ENGLISH. Otago Witness, Issue 1499, 7 August 1880

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