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RACING IN ENGLAND. NEWMARKET SPRING.

APRIL 2GTH, 28TII,

THE TWO THOUSAND GUINEA STAKES,

A subscription of 100 soys each, h ft, for three-year-olds ; colts Oat, fillies Bst 91b ; the second leceived 2(10 soys, and the third saved stako. lI.M. (1 mile 17 j'avds). 90 subs. Duke of Westminster's eh f Shotover, by Hermit— Stray Shot, Bst 91b .. ..(T. Cannon) 1 Lord Bradford's b c Quicklime, by Wenlock—Duvernay, 9st .. .. .. (C Wood) 2 Mr R. P. Evans 1 b c Harden, by Hermit-Bavchet-tina, 9st . . . . . . (R- Wyatt) 3 Mr C. Perkins 1 b c Pursebcarcr, by Scottish Chief -Thrift, O^t .. .. ..(J. Oaborne) i Mr I. Bate's br c Adrastus, by Rosicrucian, 9t>t (11. Jeffery) 0 Prince Batthyany's eh c Paragon, by Hermit 93t (Luke) 0 Mr Aspinall's eh c Southampton, by Hermit, 9at (Waiiiright) 0 Lord Cadogan's eh c Carlyle, by Hermit, 9st Mr Craven's br c Lauroate, by llosicvucian, O^t (G. Fordham) 0 Lord Lascclles' eh c Baliol, by Blair Athol, 9st (J. Snowdon) 0 Lord Falmouth's eh c Antarctic, by Kingcraft, 9st (G. Barrett) 0 Count F. do Lagrangc's eh c Executor, by Westminster, 9st .. .. .. (J. Goater) 0 Mr T. Leader's eh c Alban, by Albert Victor, 9st (Giles) 0 Mr Lefevrc'a eh c Comte Alfred, by Flageolet, 9j6 (Loates) 0 Mr Lorillard's Sachem, by War Dance, 9st I (F.Webb) 0 Lord Rosebery's b c Gareth, by Macaroni, 9st (fjemaire) 0 Prince Soltykoff's b c Berwick, by Tibthorpe, 9«t (Hossiter) 0 Lord Hastings' b c Zeus, by Kingcraft, 9st (F. Archer) 0 Betting: 100 to 30 agst Executor, 9 to 2 Pursebearer, 10 to 1 Shotover, 100 to 8 Sachem, 100 to 8 Marden, 100 to 7 Paragon, 20 to 1 Laureate. 20 to 1 Zeus, 22 to 1 Quicklime, 25 to 1 Berwick, 33 to 1 Comte Alfred, 50 to 1 Carlyle, 50 to 1 Southampton, 100 to 1 Gareth. Despite the wretchedly untoward state of the weather, the horses, the majority of whom were put through their final facings in the Birdcage, reached the post some three or four minutes before the time appointed for starting, and after some eight or ten minutes the flag was lowered to an excellent start without any semblance of a false attempt. At this moment the positions of the runners were as follow :— - In the centre were Southampton, Sachem, Paragon, Quicklime, Adrastus, and Executor j on the right Pursebearer, Baliol, Antarctic, Alban, Laureate, and Gareth ; and on the left were Comte Alfred, Berwick, Carlylo, Zeus, Shotover, and Marden. Absolutely the first "off the mark" was Shotover, and she came away in front for about a hundred yards before she was pulled back, and Southampton raced to the head of affairs, and quickly drew out with a lead of two lengths from Paragon, on his whip-hand Quicklime, Executor, and Comte Alfred, well upon the right being Pursebearer, Gareth, and Alban, while equally prominent on the stand side were Shotover and ' Berwick, in front of Maiden and Zeus, amongst the last lot being Laureate, Antarctic, and Sachem. As they ascended the hill to the Bushes the pace began to tell, and the field.to assume straggling proportions accordingly. Southampton and Paragon were both well beaten bef oro the crest of the hill was reached, and simultaneously with their retirement Quicklime and Marden assumed a slight lead, Shotover, pulling double, in immediate attendance upon the pair, with Pursebearer, Carlyle, Comte Alfred, Executor, and Gareth most prominent of the others. Of these the favourite was hopelessly beaten halfway down the hill, when Shotover pulled her way upside with Quicklime and Marden ; of whom the latter hung out unmistakeablc signs of distress directly afterwards. In the Abingdon Dip Shotover, without the semblance of an effort, assumed the command from Quicklime, and drawing away up the hill, she eventually won in the commonest of canters by two lengths. Twice that distance away from Lord Bradford's colt Marden was third, and, in turn, about a neck in fronj; of Pursebearer, fourth. Gareth was fifth, Executor sixth, Comte Alfred seventh, Carlyle eighth, and the last lot comprised Sachem, Adrastas, Baliol, Antarctic, and Laureate. Time, by Benson's chronograph, 1 mm. 53 2-sth sec. Value of stakes to the winner, £5000. TttF, ONE THOUSAND OUINEA STAKES, i

A subscription of 100 roys each, h ft, for three-year-old fillies, Bst 121b ; secoiul horse received 200 soys, and third saved 9take. It M. (1 milo 17 yds) 00 subs. Mr W S. Crawfurd's oh f St. Marguerite, by Hermit -Devotion . . . . . . (C. Wood) 1 Duke of Westminster's eh f Shotover, by Hermit— Stray Shot .. .. .. (Cannon) 2 Mr L. de Rothschild's eh f Nellie, by ITennit-Hip-pia . . . . (G. F.nvlham) 3 Duke of Hamilton's br f Actress, by Barbillon (J. Watts) 0 Mr T. Leader's b f Gaydene, by Albert Victor (J. Osborne) 0 Lord Stafford's ro f Maritornes, by Pcro Gomez (F. Archer) 0 Betting : 4tol on Shotover ; 10 to 1 agst Stf| Marguerite ; 10 to 1 agnfc Nellie ; 40 to 1 agst Maritornes ; 50 to 1 agst Gaydene ; 50 to 1 agst Actress.

THE RACE. At the first attempt tho flapr was lowered, and the lot went away on excellent terms, but they had not proceeded far upon their journey bofore Nellie, on the extreme right, drow out with a clear lead of Shotover, who was attended at her quarters by St. Marguerite on the left, while of the others Gaydene was most prominent, and, in fact, both Maritornes and Actress were hopelessly out of it by the time the Bushes were reached. Soon afterwards Gaydeno was also compelled to hold out signals of distress, and half-way down the hill Nellie was simultaneously challenged by the favourite and St. Marguerite, of which pair the latter assumed a slight lead in the Abingdon Dip. A magnificent race ensued between the throe placed, St. Marguerite and Shotover clonoly hugging the stand rail h, while Nellie was out by herself in tho middle of the course. St. Marguerite was not able to increase the advantage she had taken in the bottom, and tho re*

suit of a very fine finish was declared a neck in favour of the Bedford Lodge r. are, Shotover in turn being a head only in front of Nellie ; Gaydeno was fourth at a clear interval, and Actress and Maritornes were beaten off. Time, as taken by Benson's chronograph, 1 mm. 55 2-sth sec. Value of the stakes to tho winner, £2200.

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RACING IN ENGLAND. NEWMARKET SPRING., Otago Witness, Issue 1596, 24 June 1882

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