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Mr Long's horse Tunans waß not backed by the stable for a shilling whan lie won the Babraham Stakes at the Newmarket Craven •meeting. At this meeting George Fordharn rode no leas than nine winners, while Fred Archer could ouly get home first in two races out of 13 that ho took part in. Tho backers of iiis mounts mu->fc h.xve had a b-id thus of it. Up to April 14th C. Wo «d headed the list of wiuning jockeys with 14 wins out of 51 mounts, Archer having 11 out of 41, Fordham 10 out of 31. Mr E. P. Wilson, who rode Satellite in the Grand National Hunt Steeplechase on April 6, has now won that race three years in succession. The name of the Derby winner Sfc/, Blaise did not appear in the list of odds in the English papers until 'six wt-eks before the race, when he was reported to have been backed at 1000 to 30. Musket's son Petronel, who won the Two Thousand Guineas three years ago, finished unplaced in the Babraham Stakes, and will probably be sent to the stud forthwith. Dutch Oven, last year's St. ) eger winner, showed up at the Craven meeting, having a walk-over for the 24th Biennial Stakes. From a racing point of view the Craven week proved the quitest for many years past. On the last morning, however, time by no means hung heavily upon hand, and the open trial of Galliard for the Two Thousand, which took place, upon the Limekilns about 10 o'clock, filled everybody's mouth. Lord Falinouth had made no secret of his intention of putting-Galliard to the test, and thus there was a large show of the talent, both amateur and professional, whan the three-year-old camo the measured mile with Dutch Oven and Antarctic for companions. The galop, was so satisiACfcory to all concerned that the telegraph office was besieged a few minutes later, and when members mustered at the Subscription Room the best offer wai 100 to EO. A complaint was lodgad by Rossi ter, the rider of Padlock in the Craven Stakes, against Archer for foul riding, which was gone into by the stewards in the afternoon. It was alleged that Padlock's chance was seriously interfered with by the bumping he received from Grandmaster. A good deal of reticence waa observed by the officials a3 to the decision ;nrived at, but it was-generally believed that A.voher had been severely cautioned by the etewards. ' At Epsom Spring meeting Mr Lefevre's Tristan won Her Majesty's Plate. The Great Northern Handicap run at York on April 17th waß won by Mr J. Johnstone's I Border Minstrel (6st 51b).

'- Mr Henry Bragg, owner of Grand Flaneur, Victor Emmanuel, and othor useful horses, died during April. Great success attended the sale of the late Mr Crawfurd'a horses. Martini, a good-look-ing brother to Shotover, who last year displayed such great form over Bhort courses, realised certainly double his value when he fell to the 4100 guineas bid of General yon Liideritz. Martini goes to the German Imperial Stud at Graditz Torgan. Colonel yon Liideritz also purchased, by private contract, Kingdom, who last year was the best-looking thrae-year-old in training, for whom he gave £3000. KingdomgoestoFrakhenan, on the borders of Poland, for the purpose of producing stock suitable for breeding cavalry horaes, for which purpose Marsworth and Lollypop were in former years sent into the same district. Only one animal besides Martini ran into four figures at Mr Crawfurd's sale, thia being the two-year-old Miss Waller (aiater to Master Waller), by Seesaw out of Mrs Waller, who was reported to be very smart. She was taken by Sir John Astley at 1225 guineas, the same purchaser taking Hungary (purchased at his own sale laat year) at 400 guineas, and the two-year-old Warily. These animals return to Bedford Lodge, as do Strelitzia, Sesostris, Kinfauns, and Disfranchise, purchased by Mr Brodie, and Exile 11, who fell to Mr C. Paris's bid. The sale comprised all the horses in training, except those that have been leased to Sir Frederick Johnstone, which are Energy, Kier, Macheath, Lovely, Buchanan, and Royal Angus.

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ENGLISH., Otago Witness, Issue 1646, 9 June 1883

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ENGLISH. Otago Witness, Issue 1646, 9 June 1883

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