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ENGLISH AND FOREIGN.

Fourteen racers ran for the English Derby, won by Shotover. The French Derby was run at Chantilly on the Sunday before the English Derby. Tho result was a dead heat and division of the stakes between Count de Lagranges colt Dandin (by Gabier— Dulce Domini) and M. Chaslon's St. James (by Le Petit Caporal— Apparition). The third horse was M. Devigne's colt Jasmin (by Androcles — Barbillonne). The race haa now been run forty-seven timed, and Count de Lagrange has won it eight times —namely, withVentre St. Gris, in 1858 ; Black Prince, in 1859 ; Gabrielle d'Estrdes, in 18G1 ; Consul, in 1869; Insulaire, in 1878; Zut, m 1879 ; Albion, in 1881 ; and (half the stake) Dandin, in 1882. At Gosforth Park meeting on April 10th the Juvenile Plate of 600 guineas— of which 200 guineas is divided equally between the breeder, nominator, trainer, and rider of the winnerwas won by Mr W. I'Anson's eh c Royal Stag, by Syrian— Doefoot, beating eleven others. The winners dam is only a half-bred mare, there being a flaw in her pedigree ; but Royal Stag had performed so well in private that he was made a warm favourite against his higher-

bred opponents, and won with great ease. His owner refused £1000 for him after the race. At Manchester on the same day the Easter Handicap of 500 soys was carried off by Lord Rosebory's Ercildoune, by Rosicrucian—Anderida, 5 yrs, Bst 91b, who was however receiving lumps of weight from every other horse in the race. Rookery, 2 yrs, by Hampton out of Hippodrome, who was purchased as a yearling privately from her breeder, Mr W. Smith, by Capt. Macholl, has been recently privately disposed of to Mr Logh for £-2500. By the reports of races at the Newmarket Craven meeting, given in another coloum, it will be seen that St. Marguerite, who subsequently won the One Thousand Guineas from Shotover, got very easily beaten in the Column Produce Stakes. The Duke of Westminster's Troll, who had been warmly supported for the Derby, also cut an ignominious figure in the same race. Similarly Marden, another of the cracks engaged in tho classic races, suffered defeat in the Craven Stakes. The Earl of Rosebery has purchased Maileny Estate, about six miles from Edinburgh, for £125,000. The estate consists of 2972 Imperial acres, including 2127 of arable, 630 of hill pasture, and 190 of woodland and plantations. The net rental is stated to be £14,351.

The stewards of the Jockey Club have decided to construct a new and cheaper ring, immediately on the right of the new stand on the flat at Newmarket. This is to be done with a view of stopping the ready-money betting, traffic outside. At the sale of the late Lord Lonsdale's horses the five lots realised under £1000, Valour, at £500, fetching th 6 highest price. I notice that Mr H. Mills' horse Dr Tanner, who was «o named in the hope that it would make him "fast," has won several races lately, so that the change of name has had a beneficial result. Mr C. J. Cunningham, one of the best amateur cross-country riders in England, rode in twelve races at the Eglington Hunt meeting on March 30th and 31st. Out of the dozen he won no less than eight, was second in two, third in one, and unplaced only once. The list of winning jockeys up to April 14th stood as follows :—

£2000 was asked for Cyrus after he ran second to Seaman in the Liverpool Grand National Steeplechase. Lord Manners, who road Seaman to victory in the Liverpool Grand National Steeplechase, 'is the third Baron Manners, and was born in 1852. He succeeded his father, John Thomas Manners, second baron, in 1864. Was educated at Eton, and in 1872 was appointed sublieutenant in the Grenadier Guards. His lordship's arms bear the somewhat significant legend, Pour y Parvenir—" in order to accomplish." A few months before the race he took £15,000 to £1000 that he would win it on a horse of his own, though at the .time of the wager he had no horse. He then negotiated for the purchase of Seamanjifor whom 2000 ' guineas was asked; but aa the veterinary surgeon would, not pass, the horse, the matter fell through.;Subsequently, however, he bought him as he stood for £2000, and Seaman only lasted just long enough to win the race; for he split a pastern just at the winning-post. ■ . ' A fortnight before the race for the Two' Thousand Guineas a writer in the Sportsman said:—" Shotover, the filly, by Hermit, from Stray Shot, is one of the most improved animals in the Duke 'of Westminster's team,now trained by John Porter.' "She is nearly twice as thick as ahe was last year; and I shaty be surprised if she does not improve on her two-, year-old running and win some good races this" season." ' ! Egerton Lodge ? with the fine stud of hunters quartered there, is loft by the late Lord Wilton to the present earl; who with his splendid in-; come of £70,000 a year, will be the first man in the sporting world, and well worthy of his fine position. In answer to a correspondent, Bell's Life says : — The late John Scott trained the winner of the St. Leger sixteen times, viz. : 1827, Matilda ; 1828, The Colonel ; 1829, Rowton ; 1832,' Margrave ; 1834, Touchstone : 1838, Don John; 1839, Charles XII. ; 1840, Launcelot ; 1841; Satirist ; 1845, The Baron ; 1851, Newminster ; 1853, West Australian ; 1856, Warlock ; 1857,' Imperieuse; 1859, Gamester; and 1862, Mar--quis. At a meeting of the St. Saviour's"(Southwark) Board of Guardians recently, the death, was announced of Sir Harry Horatio Wraxall, Bart., who has for some time been chargeable to the union as a pauper. The deceased died in Wandsworth Lunatic Asylum, he having been admitted to that institution on April Ist, 1881, the cause of death being general paralysis. It appears that the deceased has been for many years in unfortunate circumstances, and latterly has fallen into a state of complete destitution. He followed the profession of a racing man for many years, and some six or ten years ago resided at Boulogne, where repeated losses appear to have reduced him to penury. Since then he has several times figured in the police courts for obtaining goods under false pretences, once for allowing his name to appear as a director of a company and ordering goods for which he was unable to pay. Towards the end he led a most precarious existence, and was even in debt to one of the members of the Sfo Saviour's Board of Guardians.

Mr Lorillard got himself into bad odour both in England and America, by leaving Iroquois in the City and Suburban Handicap until a few days before the race, and then scratching him after he had been made a warm favourite. Bell's Life says •— " Undoubtedly the most noteworthy episode of the week, in the racing world, has been the scratching of Iroquois for the City and Suburban. It would be useless to attempt any concealment of the fact that this one act on the part of the American stable has excited an amount of angry feeling which it is impossible to suppress. Mr Lorillard will, through his trainer, probably publish a reason for, or a justification of, what appears, on the surface, a most graceless act, The British public await any such announcement with anxiety, and it is but reasonable to believe that no small section of the American sporting community will have perused yesterday's fatal cablegram to New York with feelings of astonishment." On the first day of the Newmarket First Spring meeting, the race for the First Welter Handicap was won by Mr .Leigh's four-year-old bay colt Goggles, Chichester finishing second, and Mr P. Lorillard's Mistake third. Sixteen ran.

The Spirit of the Times, Turf, Field, and Farm, and other American papers, give brief telegrams concerning the contest for the Two Thousand and One Thousand Guineas. The accounts vary so much, however, both as to the number of starters and the way in which the races were ran, that I shall wait the arrival of papers for a full description. I gather at present that the favourite for the Two Thousand, Mr Lorillard'e Gerald, was scratched in conse-

quence of rupturing ft small blood-vessel. About 18 horses ran, and Shotover won easily. The betting was aB follows -.—The favourite, i just before the race, was Executor, at 8 to <5.; Pursebearer was next in demand, at » to 1 ; Marden and Paragon each 9 to 1 ; Shotover, 10 to 1 : Berwick, 14 to 1 ; Laureate, 20 to 1 ; Zeus, 33 to 1 ; Comte Alfred, 40 to 1 ; and 50 to 1 each against Quicklime, Carlyle, and Adrastus. Shotover was at once made favourite for the Derby at 5 to 1. . In the One Thousand Guineaß only six ran, and St. Marguerite won by a neck. The betting was— 9 to 4on Shotover, Bto 1 agst St. Marguerite and Nellie The sale of the trotting stable of H. V. Bemis, or that part of it not already disposed of at private sale, took place on April 2 l Jtli. it was announced that the night previous L-om-modore Kittson, the millionaire lumberman or. Minnesota, had purchased the pacing wonder Little Brown Jug, who has a record of 2 nun. 11l sec, and the celebrated trotter Silverton, with a record of 2 mm. 20£ sec, paying for the two 25,000d01. The price paid for Little Brown Jug was said to bo 21,000d01. The first sale was that of a half share in Ned Hunter, the six-year-old chestnut gelding pacer, _with a record of 2 mm. 22 sec, to W. H. M'Carthy. driver of the Bemis stable, for 1350d01. Ned Hunter is a full brother of Mattie Hunter.. Sorrel Dan, the pacer, who has a record of 2 mm. 14 sec, after spirited bidding, was sold to D. L. Hall, secretary of the Chicago Driving Park, for 4500 dol. Hardwood, a six-year-old stallion, with a record of 2 mm. 34 Bee, pronounced good for 2 mm. 20 sec, was sold for 5000dol to W. R. Armstrong, of El Monte,, Michigan. The prices were regarded as very good on the whole, although Sorrel Dan cost Mr Bemis 12,000d0l originally. . The great stallion trotting race for 10,000dol, ! to come off at Rochester, N.Y., on July 4th, has five entries, as follows :— Mr W. France s b h Alexander (last year's winner), 8 years, with a record of 2 mm. 19 sec ; Mr M. Hedge's b h J. B. Thomas, 8 years, 2 mm. IS| sec. ; Mr O. Hickok's br h Santa Glaus, 8 years, 2 mm. 17$ sec. ; MrH. Gilman'schh Robert M'Gregor, 11 years, 2 mm. IS sec ; Mr J. Turner s br h Voltaire, 14 years, 2 mm. 20£ sec

NEWMARKET CRAVEN. \ April 12ra, 13th, 14th. THE COLUMN PEODUCE STAKES, Of 30 soys each, 200 soys added, lor thvee-year-olds. > Colts, Bst IOId ; fillies, Bst 71b ; untried allowances. Rowley mile (1 mile 17 yds. I Prince Batthjauj'sch c Paragon, by Hermit out iof Leama, Bst 101b .. •• ,J™> II Loid Hastings be Zeus, Bst 71b .. (B"** 1 *) 2 Mr W. S. Crawfurd's eh f St. Marguerite, Bst 41b (C. Wood) 3 Lord Falmouth's b f Little Sister, Bst 41b (carried Bstslb) ■• ..(F. Archer) 4 Duke of Westminster's eh c Troll, Bst Bib (Kellett) 5 Betting : 11 to 10 agst St. Marguerite, 2to 1 agst Little Sister, 10 to 1 agst Paragon, and lUO to 8 agst Troll. . Little Sister made strong running on the left, and was followed by Zeus or the right, Troll being third in the centre, with St. Marguerite lying off. Troll began to die out after passing the bushes, and, with the rearmost pair now taking close order, Little Sister was deprived of the command by Paragon in the Abmgdon Mile bottom, and also joined by St. Marguerite and Zeus. The favourite was almost immediately in trouble, however; and ,with Paragon striding up the hill, he won easily by four lengths, half a length separating second and third. The other two pulled up in close company. Time, 1 rain. 50 sec. . I THE CRAVEN STAKBJB, Of 10 soya each, with 600 sovb added, lor three-year- 1 olds. Colts, Bat 101b; filließ, Bst 71b ; penalties and allowances. Ancaster Mile. 60 nubs. Mr Craven's b'r c Laureate, by Rosicrucian, out of Laura Bat6lb..' '•• •• (Fordhaml 1 Mr R. s! Kvana's b c Marden, Bsfc Bib . . (Goater) 2 Lord Rosebery's Milord, Bst 101b .. (Cannon) 3j Lord Laacelles' Baliol, 9st lib (including 61b extra) (Barrett; 0 Lord Falmouth's Antarctic, Sat 61b . . (F. archer » 0 Lord Falmouth's Conqueet,Bst 21b, .. (C-Wood) 0 Duke of Hamilton's Actress, Bst 71b . . , Ovatts) 0 Mr J.iH. Houldaworth's eh c Springkell, Bst Bib . * (Lemaire) 0 M Lefevre's Merinos, Bst 51b.. .. (Loates) Q 1 Betting : 7 to 4 agst Marden, 7to 2 agst Laureate, 6 to 1 agst Antarctic, 10 to 1 agst Actress, and 20 to 1 agst Milord. Springkell, with Baliol at his side, made running in the lower ground, and they were followed on the top side by Conquest, Marden, and Antarctic, with Laureate, Milord, and Merinos in the centre. The first lot beaten was Actress, Baliol, and Antarctic, and the field being broken up lone; before reaching the Red Post, Marden assumed the command, and was followed into the rails by Laureate,' Milord, and Conquest. The last-named pair were out of it more than a distance from home, and although Marden looked a gallant winner to within a few strides of the chair, Laureate got alongside of him to some purpose, and snatched the verdict out of the fire on the post by a head. Milord was third at an interval of two lengths, with Conquest a bad fourth, Springkell fifth, Merinos sixth, and Baliol and Actress the last two. EPSOM SPRING. Apkil 18th, 19th, 20th. GREAT METROPOLITAN HANDICAP, Of 200 soys, added to a sweep of 25 soys each. Iwo miles and a-quarter. Duke of Hamilton's b h Fiddler, by Preakneßß— Music, 4 yrs, 7st 111b .. .. ..1 Lord Rosebery's eh h Prudhommo, by Cymbal— Preude, 5 yrs, 7st 71b .. .. ..2 Mr A. Briggs' b m Brown BjSs, by Musket— Carine, 6 yrs, 7stslb .. .. .. .. 3 Two others ran. Fiddler won in a canter by a length and a-half. THE CITY AND SUBURBAN HANDICAP, Of 15 boys each, with 200 boys added. About) one and a-quarter mile. Lord Rossmore's b h Pasaaic, by Longfellow— Jury, 4yra. Cst7lb .. .. .. (Weston) 1 Mr W. S. Ciawfurd'B Master Waller, 5 yro, 7st 61b (carried 7st 81b) .. .. (C. Wood) 2 Mr Blanfcon'a Scobell, 4 yrs, Bsfc 21b .. (Rossiter) 3 Lord Bradford's Limestone, 4 yrs, Bst 21b (Lemaire) 0 Lord Ellesinere's Wallenstein, 5 yrs, (Bst carried Bst 41b, including 101b extra) .. (b\ Archer) 0 Mr W. S. Crawlurd's Buchanan, 5 yrs, 7st 81b (Gallon) 3 Mr R. Jardine'a Ishmael, 4 yrs, 7at 71b (C. Bowman) 0 Mr H. Coward's Michel, 5 yrs, 7st6lb (including slb extra) .. .. _ (Huxtuble) 0 Mr W. Craven's Skipetar, 4 yrs, 7st 21b (Groves) 0 Sir G. Chctwynd's Frontior, 4 yra, 78t (including 61b extra) .. .. .. (Whyi-onj) 0 Lord Folkestone's Wandering Nun, 4 yrs, tjst 71b ! (carried Cst 91b) .. (Hawlinson) 0 ! Captain Machell's Blue Blood, 0 yrs, Cst 71b (Bulford) 0 Mv R. Booth's Whitechapel, 3 yrs, Gat 71b (carried 6st 91b) .. .. .. (Barrett) 0 Mr G. Lambert's Sea-horse, 5 yrs, Cst (P. Morris) 0 Betting : 100 to 30 agst Scobell, 11 to 2 agst Master Waller, 7 to 1 agst Ishmael, 100 to 12 each agst Whitechapel and Wallenstein, 9 to 1 agst Buchanan, 25 to 1 each agst Skipetar, Frontier, and Passaic, 33 to 1 each agst Limestone and Michel, 50 to 1 each agst Wandering Nun and Sea-horse, and 66 to 1 agst Blue Blood. Place Betting : Evens on Scobell, sto 4 agst Master Waller, 2 to X each agst White.

| chapol and Ishmael, 5 to' 2 each agst Wallen- [ Btein and Buchanan, 4 to 1 agst Skipetar, 5 to 1 agst Frontier, 6 to 1 agst Passaic, 7 to X ! agst Limestone, and 10 to 1 agßt Wandering Nun. After one attempt the lot were got off to an excellent start, and the first to take the lead was Scobell, who cut out the work, followed by Frontier, Michel, Wallenstein, and Blue Blood, with Whitehchapel and Ishmael next, while Passaic was last. So they ran until just before reaching the mile post, where Frontier took the command, and came on followed by Scobell, Ishmael, Buchanan, and Whitechapel, with Master Waller and Limestone next, Seahorse, Blue Blood, and Passaic being the whip-pers-in. Little change took place as they ran through the furzes, but at the top of the hill, when they were six furlongs from home, Passaic began to draw up. Frontier now had for attendants Scobell, Ishmael, Whitechapel, Master Waller, Buchanan, and Limestone, while Passaic headed the rest. Rounding "Tattenham corner, when fairly in the straight, Frontier was done with, as was also Ishmael, while Scobell came on, followed by Master Waller, Wallenstein, Passaic, Ishmael, and Michel, and this order was maintained until they were nearly home, when Passaic came to the front, and, drawing away, won in a canter by two lengths ; a length divided secoijdrand third. Michel was fourth, Wallenstein fifth, Frontier, Ishmael, and Buchanan next ; Skipetar and Blue Blood were last. Time by Benson's chronograph, 2 mm. 11 2-5 sec. SANDOWNPARK. April 20th, 21st. ESHER STAKES HANDICAP, , Of 600 sovb, added to a sweep of 26 soys eqch. One mile. 43 nominations. Mr Legh's b h Goggles, by Speculum— Queen - Esther, 4 yrs, 8»t .. .. ..1 Lord Stamford's br h Poste Reatanto (late Post Obit), 5 yrs, Bst 121b .. .. .„ Z Lord Rossmore's b h Passaic, 4 yrs, Bst 61b .. S The New York Herald's special message from London says :— "Passaic's defeat at Sandown proves that he has not been cured of ihe bad temper which caused Lorillard to sell him i to Cooper, as on his Epsom form he could have won easily when cnallenged. However, he shirked, plainly showing that he is unreliable." i THE GREAT SANDOWN HURDLE RACK, Of 300 boys, added to a sweep of 25 soys each. Two miles and a-quarter. j Lord Rosebery's eh h Prudhomme, by Cymbal— I Preude, 5 yrs, list .. .. ..1 Mr Walton's br h Sutler, aged, list 101b ... 2 Mr F. Gretton'a br g Antient Pistol, aged, lOst 81b , 8

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ENGLISH AND FOREIGN., Otago Witness, Issue 1594, 10 June 1882

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