ENGLISH AND FOREIGN.
Though the entries for the spring handicaps showed no improvement on last year, the acceptances are so good as to quite make up for the deficiency. For the Lincolnshire Handicap, run on March 28th, 46 out of 70 accepted. Wallenstein was top- weight with 9st. For the Metropolitan Stakes, on April 17th, 19 horses have accepted, the American horse Iroquois heading the list with 9st 41b. Of the 74 entries for the popular City and Suburban Handicap no less than 50 have accepted. The two crack Americans of two years ago, Foxhall and Iroquois, are among the contents — the former with 9at 41b, and the latter with 9st 21b. Shotover has accepted with Bst 91b, and ahe is first favourite at 10 to 1.
The principal French winners of stakes last year were as follows : — M. Lefevre, 455,904fr, of which 392,180fr was won in England ; Count de Lagrange, 429,602fr, almost all won on French soil ; M. Henri Dolamarre, 298,202fr ; Baron Fin0t,291,260fr; M.Ephrussi, 214,849fr; M. Aumont, 200,100fr. A statement appears iv our French contemporary Le Sport giving the amounts won by the various stallions whose progeny have run in France during 1882, the return including flat racing, steeplechasing, and hunters' races. The list is headed by Trocadero with £25,271, Dollar coming next with £17,047. A wide gap separates the latter from the third in importance, this being > Gabier, who is debited with £7471, the following nine, with the respective amounts to their names, being: — Ruy Bias, £7226; Gilbert, £7026; Le Petit Caporal, £6930 ; Vermout, £6641 ; Boiard, £6104 ; Don Carlos, £5880; Uhlan, £6833; See-Saw, £5748 ; Plutus, £5601.
Craig Millar, whose sale to the Hungarians for £6500 was announced, has been handed over to the representatives of the Hungarian Government by Mr Hume- Webster,' of the Marden Deer Park Stud, where the son of Blair Athol had for some time past been located.
Racing does not appear to have made much headway in Spain. Eighty-seven races were run during the past season, to which £7358, and thirteen objets dart were added. The principal winning owners were Mr R. H. Davies, £1850; Mr W. Garvey, £1810; and the Duke of Fernan Nunez, £1300. Wm. Gilks rode 20 winners, and Frank J&rvis, 19. All the horses in training that were the property of the late Lord Stamford have been leased for their racing career to Lord Alington and Sir Frederick Johnstone conjointly, and they will remain in John Porter's stable at Kingsclere. Lord Alington has a claim upon Archer, and he will consequently ride for him whenever his services are available. A similar remark applies also in the case of the Duke of Westminster.
Bruce was offered for sale recently at Tattersail's, but there was no bid for him, and he was sent back unsold. A private offer of 2000 guineas waß made for Bruce to go to France ; but this price Mr Rymill would not accept. ■There was some chance of the horse going f,o Hampton Court ; but ultimately Mr Rymill closed with Mr Wadlow's offer to lease the horse for 500 soys a season, and he will commence stud life at Stanton, Shifnal. At the Cambridgeshire Assizes there recently came on for hearing, an action between William Greaves and Charles Edward Archer, both trainers of Newmarket, the former claiming £1000 damages for an alleged assault by Archer last July. The result was a verdict for the plaintiff, with one farthing damages. A tissue of falsehoods having been published in an American paper respecting the relations between the celebrated English trainer William Day and the Yankee sporting man Mr J. R. Keene, the trainer refuted them in an English paper, and proves Mr Keene to have been the reverse of a liberal patron. There can be no doubt that William Day was scurvily treated, both by the owner of Foxhall and the writer of the article in question. Crawler (foaled in 1867), who probably won more steeplechases than any other animal, was shot a few weeks ago at Alresford. Mr Hume- Webster has hired, with the right of purchase if so requiring, Claremont, by Blair Athol out of Coimbra, who in 3875, was second to Galopin for the Derby. The horse will stand in the box lately vacated by Craig Millar. By the latest files to hand betting on the great spring races was as under :— TWO THOUSAND GUINEAS. 8 to 1 agst Beau Brummel S — 1 Galliard 8 — 1 Prince 3_l Chiselhursfc 100 — 8 Hiuhland Chief 100 — 8 Keir. DERBY. 9to 1 agst Bbau Brummel . 11 — 1 Kulmen 100 — 8 Prince 100 — 6 Gailiard 100 — 0 Ladislas 20 — 1 Highland Chief 20 — 1 Energy 25 — 1 Hefcty colt 25 — 1 Laocoon 25 — 1 Goldfield 26 — 1 Sigmophone 25 — 1 Keir 33 — 1 Acrostic. Lord Rosebery's young brood mare Cipolata, by Macaroni out of Duckling, died at the Durdans, Epsom, a few weeks ago, after foaling twin colts to Doncaster. She will be well remembered as having beaten Robert) the Devil for the Midsummer Stakes at the Newmarket July meeting of 1880, subsequently running second to him for the St. Leger and Cesarewith, while she was second to Muriel for the Newmarket Oaks, and wound up her racing career with third place to Lucetta and Fernandez for the Cambridgeshire. She was then put to Dutch Skater, and last year produced a tilly foal to that sire. • Mr L. L. Lorillard will sail shortly for England to represent the racing interests of his brother, Mr P. Lorillard, on the British turf. Mr Lorillard has a very valuable stable in England, which is well engaged in the prominent events, and a reasonable prediction is that that the " cherry and black " will be often at the front the coming season.
Blue Mantle, foaled in 1860, by Kingston, out of Paradigm, died in America last month. He was a good performer during the many years that he raced on the English turf, and he was imported to America by Mr J. R. Keene.
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ENGLISH AND FOREIGN., Otago Witness, Issue 1638, 14 April 1883
ENGLISH AND FOREIGN. Otago Witness, Issue 1638, 14 April 1883
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