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ENGLISH AND FOREIGN.

The Yankee papers are of course full of talk about FoxhalFs victory in the Ccesarewitcb. Stakess ; his success in the Cambridgeshire had not reached America when the mail-boat left. This is a sample of the unexaggerated statements made:— "James R. Keene. of course, was delighted over the victory of FoxhalL His winnings are Baid to be upwards of 500,000d015, and operators of sporting proclivities have won all the way from lOOOdols to 100,000dols. Keene himself Baya Ftxhall was backed to win 2,500,000d015. A great deal of American money was on him. Walton, of the St. James Hotel in New York, sends a message from England, or what purports to be such is exhibited, stating that he won £40,000. Keene says of the torse :— 'l think Foxhalltbe best three year-old in the .world. It was thought he would win the <C»*are witch, but there was so much fuss made about the other American horse, Mistaken, that latterly I began to have doubts ; but Poxball has justified the faith we all had in him. and as an American I am proud of the victory. 5 " The New York Herald of October 12, in its editorial columns, ssys : — " If Keene and Lorillard imagine that the Amerieanpeople will ever be satisfied until Ircquois and Foxhall meet on an American track, they are the most mistaken couple on this terrestrial ball. Keene was asked if he was afraid to pit Foxhall against Iroqaois. ' Not I. I should not be afraid as to result, if they' met with equal weight, over wry distance.'" j There was an immense attendance at the I 3?ieetwood Park track on October 15 to witness the trotting race between St. Julien, the cele- • brated California horse, and Trinket. Among those present, and apparently one of the most Interested, was General Grant. The three ' heats were won by St. Julien (driven by Orrin Eickok) in 2H4J, 2:17J, and 2:16. The ease with which Bt. J alien won against Trinket in the time mentioned on a very good track, but atill a track not among the fastest in the country, leads some people to a faint hope'" that he may yet lower his own record, and even that of Maud S, before the snow falls. Certainly, the great horse has not done jußticethus far this year to hia reputation, but as he is said to have been only recently brought into thorough racing condition, he may yet do something wonderful during his present tour with Trinket, whose next race occurs next Saturday. Robert the Devil has quitted the turf for the stud. His great performances are too well known to require reproduction. Up to October Ist, F. Archer had won 160 races out'of 391 mounts, O. Wood 114 out of 388, T. Cannon 67 out of 221, G. Fordham 52 out of 276. . ' Sam Darling, once a celebrated jockey, died ia September at the age of 85 years. It was a treat to hear the old man ia his latter days recount hia sensational' St. Leger win on JEtockingham in 1833, and how he beat the anailcoach on his hack to Shrewsbury from Doncaater the came evening as bearer of the Result of the great event in which he had iplayed so prominent a part. A lengthy biography of the veteran appeared in Bell's Life some years ago, and this we will, if possible, ireprint next week.

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ENGLISH AND FOREIGN., Otago Witness, Issue 1569, 3 December 1881

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ENGLISH AND FOREIGN. Otago Witness, Issue 1569, 3 December 1881

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