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RACING IN ENGLAND.

EPSOM SUMMER. June 3rd. THE EPSOM GOLD CUP, Of 800 soys, added to a sweepstakes of 20 soys each ; weight for age, with certain' allowances. About one mile and a-half. 28 subs. Lord Alington's eh h Bend Or, by DoncasterRouueßose, 4 yrs, 9st 31b .. (F. Archer) 1 Mr C. Brewer's b h Robert the Devil, by Bertram -Cast Off, 4 years, 9st 31b .. (T. Cannon) 2 Betting: 6 to 4 on Robert the Devil. The horses were at the post some timebefore the starter arrived, owing to that official not having been advised of the falling through of the Juvenile Selling Stakes. When the flag did drop Bend Or was first at work, but was immediately pulled back, and Robert the Devil went away at a Dice striding galop, which Boon showed him with a lead of some three clear lengths. They ran thus to the top of the hill, where the pace was improved, and Bend Or somewhat decreased the favourites advantage, bnt in going to the turn Robert the Devil once more widened the gap feo ita original extent. When fairly in the line for home Bend Or gradually lessened his opponents lead, and by the time the Bell was reached he had him nicely "tacked down." Cannon made a Btrong effort on the favourite, but he could not hold his own, and without tbe semblance of an effort Bend Or collared him opposite the reserved lawn, and won by a neck, amidst a scene of excitement such as has eeldomif everbeencqualled even onEpaomDovms. Time, by Benson's chronograph, 2 mm. 40 sec. ASCOT. Juhe 15ththe royal hunt cup, A piece tl plate, value 500 soys, added to a handicap sweepstakes of 20 soys each. The second received 150 soys out of the stakes. New Mile. Seventy -nine subs. Sir J. D. Astley's eh h Peter, by Hermit— Lady Masham, 5 yrs, 9st 31b .. (F. Archer) 1 ' Lord Bradford's br h Sword Dance, 4 yrs, 6st 9,b (Weston) 2 Duke of Beaufort's bl or br h Petronel, 4 yrs, 7st 121b .. .. .. (0. Wood) 3 Captain Machell's b h Valour, 6 yrs, 9st (inc. 71b extra) (F.Webb) 0 Mr W. S. Crawfurd's eh m Out of Bounds, 5 yr-<, 7st lllb . . . . . . (G. Fordham) 0 Mr P. Lorillard's eh h Mistake, 4 yrs, 7st 71b (J. Day) 0 Mr T. E. Walker's b m Elizabeth, 4 yrs, 7st 6lb (Luke) 0 Mr Egerton's b h Fiddlestring, 6 yrs, 7st 21b (Morrell) 0 Mr R Loder's eh h Sackcloth, 4 yrs, 6st 81b (Rawlinson) 0 Lord Hastings' b h Lancaster Bowman, 4 yrs, 6st 81b •■ •• •• (Barrett) 0 Mr Chaplin's eh f Wandering Nun, 3 yrs, 6st 81b (Gallon) 0 Lord Rosebery's b h Ercildoune, 4 yrs, 6st 61b (Beach) 0 Mr J. R. Keeno's b c Bookmaker, 3 yrs, 6st 41b (Whyborn) 0 Mr Craven's b h Nottingham, 5 yrs, 6st Sib (F. Morris) 0 Mr R. C. Naylor's b g Knight of Burghley, 5 yrs, 9st3lb .. .. •• (Crawfurd) 0 Mr F. Gretfcon's br h Falmouth, 5 yrs, 6st (Smith) Mr R. Jardine's br h, by St. Albans— Viridis, i 0 yrs, Cat .. .. •• (Bowman) 0 Captain Machell's b c Fugitive, 3 yrs, 6st (Bulford) 0 Mr Townley -Parker's gr c Lnmaaus, 3 yrs, Sst 71b (Goodway) 0 Mr A. Gordon's eh c Ben Hope, 3 yrs, sst 71b (Wilton) 0 Betting : 4to 1 agst Peter, 11 to 2 each agst Out of Bounds and Ercildnune, 7 to 1 agst Petronel, 100 to 8 ag^ Fugitive, 100 to 7 agst Elizabeth, 100 to 6 agMiwt Sword Dance, 20 to 1 against Mistake, 1000 to 45 agst Valour, 25 to 1 each agst Lancaster Bowman and Bonkmaker, 33 fo 1 each agat Wandering Nun and Falmouth, 40 to 1 agst Liarae-is, acd 50 to 1 agst Kuighf, of Burghley. Though tbe 20 ruuuers were at the post in capital time, more than half-an-hour was wasted owing to the vagaries of Peter. At leDgth a fair start was effected. When seen on the brow of tbe hill, after about a quarLf-r <*f a mile had been covered, Fugitive and the Viridis Colt wera in commatid of the right-hand brigade, while in the centra were LiurEeu-i, Sword Dance, Eliziheth, Wandering Nuu, Bookmaker, and Mistake), with Pdtroael and \ Knight of Burghley handing thor.d on me stand Bide, the actual leaders being Liur.se is, Sword Dance, Wandering Nun, Petroiu) 1 , Elizabeth, and Mistake. In lha s^oivd lot ou the right were Valour and Out uf B iijdcls, with Ercildoune in the centre, while Pater w»h aeen so much in tho xnar on Ui* Btaud aide that it appeared ho had be^n lvffc al; the post. Such, however, was not the cas>e, but ho bed ahovra temper after going a, ahirfc diitance. When over the hill he took heart apparently, and raced after tho field. When faitly over the road Knight of Burghley, MisUko, Lancaster Bowman, and Wandering Nun were done with, and ErcildouuH made no sign of bringing bis colours to the front. Here Swcrd Xtanoe took the lead, witi> Py.raKel next, then

tha Viridis colt and Linnaeus, while Petor at the lower end of the stand was seen to be coming up. By tbJU Mma \b was evident that neither Out of B mnds no? Valoup was likely to be dangerous, and wifih Lint sens beating a retreat tha raca seemed to lie between S yord D*nce and Petronel opposite Tattersall's ring. Pater, however, here got on terms, and, calching Lord Bradford's colt 50 yards from home, got his hei»d in front aud won easily. Three lengths bnt«ve°n aecond and third. FngiUve finished fourth, the Viridw colt fifth, Valour sixth, Lancaster Bowman seventh, andEliz^betb eighth, then Mistake and LinusßU3, the laat two being Nottingham and Sackcloth, GOODWOOD. July 28th. the goodwood cup, Value EOO soys., added to a subscription of 20 soys. each; three-year-olds, 7st 51b ; four, Sst 101b ; five, six, and aged, 9st ; mares and geldings allovcd 31b; pure Barbs, Turkish, or Arabian horses allowed 321b ; horses foaled in America or the British Colonies allowed 71b, if they have not won in England; horses which have never 200 soys at any one time allowed— three-year-olds, 41b ; four, 91b ; five, 141b; six and aged, 211b ; the winner of the Derby or Oaks at Epsom, Doncaster St. Leger, Paris Grand Prix, French Derby, Ascot, Goodwood, Jockey Club, or Doncaster Cups, or the Alexandra Plate, Ascot, within an interval of two years, both Goodwood Cup days included, 71b ; of two or more of the above stakes or prizes, 101b extra. Two miles and a-half. Seventeen subs. Mr O. Perkins' b m Madame dv Barry, by Favonius -Strategy, 6 yrs, Bst lllb .. ..1 Mr Craven's b h Nottingham, by Winslow— Belle of Kars, 6 yrs, 9st . . ... . . . . 2 Mr F. Gretton's b h Fernandez, by Sterling— lsola Bella, 4 yrs, Bst 101b .. .. ..3 Robert the Davil, Bend Or, and Foxhall were among the entries. Madame dv Barry lasb year started 13 times and won 10 races, but was disqualified for one of them, on the tjround of a cross. Her principal Buccesses were in the Manchester Autumn Handicap of 607 soys. and the Manchester November Handicap of 985 soys. ; but she also won three Queen's Piaies. This season she won the G-res.t Northern Handicap of 584 soys., at York. Her owner last year won the Goodwood and Doncaster Cups with Dresden China. Nottingham does not appear to have bean much thought of until this season. As a three year- old he ran very badly iv some of the big race s, and last year be rau only twice, aud thuu iv hunters' flat race s, of whicu he won one. Fernandez ia well known as a brother of the great laoncmy, and his performances have been of a high order- As a three-year-old he wod the Newmarket Craven S akes, of 747 aovs ; was unplaced in Petronel's Two Thousand Guineas ; ran secend to Bend Or in the St. James' Palaco Stnkfiu, of 1250 rovh ; fuul second in the Cambridgef-hire fatakes (B^t I .) of 1927 Bova, won by LuceUa (7st lib). In Udo lust race he would have probably been returned the winner but for a jostle by Lucetta. Fordbam, who rode Fernandez, lodged a protest, but it was dismissed.

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RACING IN ENGLAND., Otago Witness, Issue 1552, 6 August 1881

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