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The third successful English sire of the past season was Macaroni, 14 of whose progeny won 88 races, of the value of £18,110. He was bred by the Marquis of Exeter in 1860, and among other races won for Mr R. C. Naylor the Two Two Thousand Guineas Stakes, Derby, and Doncaster Cup. Macaroni was put to the stud in 11867,11867, and up to and including 1880, Macaroni begat 390 foals, 40 of whom died in their infancy^ leaving 350 to go into the trainers' hands, of- whom 172 were colts and 218 fillies, who have thus between them won £129,925. This season, promised to have been an especially ■ucqessful one, with such flying three-year-olds as Bonny Jean, and others to represent him ; but the first-named was unfortunately disqualified for all the great raceß by the death of Mr W. S. Crawfurd. Bonnie Jean, however, won the Oaks, and, Wl*p several promising two-year-olds to hand, Macaroni will doubtless be well up in the list at the eHd of the year. AU the sporting papers agree that there was never bo enormous an attendance on Derby day as there was this year, the weather being simply perfection. -To show that owners of a badly-crippled horse need never be in a hurry to shoot it, I note that Fußee, dam of the Derby winner, St. Blaise, after winning some races, broke down jusfc when Lord Alington bought ber.and it was never again possible to train her; indeed, bo, bad was the accident, that she was in slings for Borne time, and it appeared probable that she would have to be destroyed. The value of the Manchester Cup won by Primrose II was £2416. C. Wood received a present of £1000 for riding, the winner. Galopin, Eulmen, and a lot of horses that were the property of the late Prince Batthyany, wUi be'aold at Newmarket this month. Archer rode 13 winners at Manchester races, and seven at Epsom, which gives him a strong lead in the list of winning jockeys. On May 25 the figures of the leaders were as under: —

During the following week Wood rode six winners and Archer four. •Archer was summoned before the Stewards of the Jockey Club at Epsom, at the instance of .the Duke of Portland, who called upon him to explain why he had not gone to Harpenden to> ride Silver Bell, whose owner, Lord Hastings, has, with his grace, second claim upon his services. Archer was reprimanded. He has twice recently being protested against for foul riding. -' .' Cannon was engaged' to ride Frontin (the winner) in the. Grand Prix de Paris, though Archer rode him in the French Derby. 'Archer was engaged to ride' St. Blaise, who finished second to Frontin. ■ Robert Peck appears to have been makings mistake, and has-placed himself very much in the/position of the man that cut off his nose to spite his face.' Dissatisfied with some specimen of handicapping issued from Old Burlington street, he wrote Messrs Weatherby to scratch " all horses in his name except Baliol out of all handicaps where Messrs Weatherby handicap, where the the weights have appeared, or any handicap where the weights Bad not; then appeared for which they handicap.". This lucking against the pricks was generally deemed impolitic, but the stewards ofj'the Jockey Club have taken a more serious view' of- the 1 case, and have directed Messrs Weatherby to decline in future to accept any entries of Mr Peck's horses for handicaps to be made by them, or to handicap any horses his prdperty or joint property. It is clear from this that the stewards' consider Robert Peck's Words impute unfair handicapping, and that they are an attempt to coerce the handicapper, which being the case, they have assuredly adopted the proper steps to protect their officials, who occupy a most "unthankful office, and must be supported in the fulfilment of their duties.

P. Archer . . C.Wood .. { ,G. Pordbam " E., Martin .. S. Loatoß . . Mounts. .... 152 .. 168 .. 101 .. 88 .. 96 Lost. 99 1)5 65 71 79 Won. 53 43 86 17 17

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ENGLISH., Otago Witness, Issue 1652, 21 July 1883

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ENGLISH. Otago Witness, Issue 1652, 21 July 1883

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