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Count de Lagrange, the eminent French racing man, is reported by cablegram to be in a dying state. The Liverpool Summer Cup of 500 soys, run on July 11, was won by Mr M. Sage's The Jilt, by Uncas — Beauty, a four-year-old mare, with 6st 41b up. She beat nine others. The Midsummer Plate of 500 soys was won by Mr R. Peck's grand nlly Superba, who seems quite the best of the two-year-olds out so far. Fordham took a spell of three weeks from riding until tne Newmarket July meeting, when he made his reappearance in the saddle, rode 27 times, and secured the good average of 11 wins, four out of the six races in which he took part on the last day falling to his share. He still stands third in the winning list, which is headed by F. Archer with a total of 89, C. Wood taking second place with 83, Fordham's number being 53. Tom Cannon, having been released from that clause in his agreement which constituted him private trainer to Mr Pierre Lor Ward, intends in future to carry on business as a public trainer at Danebury. We may explain that it is iv contemplation by MrLorillard to reduce his racing stud in England to smaller limits, the fact being that, instead of sending untried yearlings over from America, he will rather wait until their merits have been fairly tested, after which a selection of the best will be n.ade, and these will be delegated to uphold the fame of the American stable in England. Woodstock, the winner of the Princess of Wales' Cup at Newmarket, is the first of Sir Bevyj that has appeared in public. He covered the distance in lmin 18 2-sth sec. Sir Bevys was popularly supposed to have been a flukey winner of tho Derby, but it is evident that he can get goad stock. Glen Albyn was sold privately at Newmarket to a gentleman who has registered the assumed name of Mr A. D. Wilson. The price paid for the son of Blair Athol was £3000.
Tristan, while being accompanied on to the Heath at Newmarket by Gratin, became so ruffled ia temper that he turned round and savagly attacked his companion, whom he lamed, and did his best to pull the lad off the horse's back. The little fellow escaped with a shaking and a black eye. Fulraen was purchased at the sale of the late Prince Batthyany's horses by Mr Naylor for 5000 guineas. Galopin, sire of Galliard, was knocked down to Mr H. Chaplin at the price of 8000 guineas. Iroquois has arrived in America. Dr Shorthoube, of Blaoklock controversy fame, died in June last. Although a distinguished disciple of the healing art, upon which he wrote several much- prized works, he was imbued with so great a love of the thoroughbred horse that ho made the "Stud Book" quite a study, so much so that he became a greatly sought-after authority on breeding ; aud Btudmasters have to thank his industry for the compilation of tables wherein can be seen at a glance the several strains of blood,
arranged in such an intelligent manner as to pieclude the necessity of any further reference. Dr Shorthouse established the Sporting Times. in which appeared many witty and satirical emanations from his pen, but sometimes overstepping the line, of prudence, he was at length sued by Sir Joseph Hawley for libel in what was nfc the time known as the " pully- hawley case," which going against him, he suffered a fine of £100, besides six months' imprisonment. A somewhat eccentric, kindly, and courteous gentleman, whose politics were "The Queen, High Church, and old Port," he was the life of the society in which he moved, and his death will be mourned by all who had the pleasure of his acquaintance. The following is the latest batting on the ST. LISGErt. 3 to 1 azst GiUia-d (tk and off) 9 — 2 Hiifhla d Chief (tk) 8 — 1 Iz^virfoff, t.k 100 to 12) 100 — S The Prince (tk) 100 — 7 hi->lc ursf (tk and off) 100 — 6 Bamako (tit) 20 -1— it'iy.il Aneus(tk) 20 — 1 La'lnhs (tk and oft) 20 — 1 — Cornfield (tk and off) ys_l— G 'ldtiel > (tk and off) 31 — 1 Boau flrummel (tk and off)
50 — 1 Oiand > a ter (off, 160 to 1 wanted) 20 i — 1 HUhsrrove (off 1000 evon on Galliard, Uhrh-an ' Chief, and Elzevir
(laid and off) Mr Chaplin's is again the yearling sale of the season, though the average, 882 guineas for ten. is not as good as that obtained last year of 1014 guineas for fourteen.
Wood's mount is getting quite as popular with backers as Archer's mount.
John Carroll, a famous jockey on the English turf twpnty-five or thirty years ago, appeared recently in the Birmingham Police Court without a coat to his back, ragged, and presenting a a dissolute appearance, charged with begging. Carroll in his time won many important races, and was, it is stated, at one time worth many thousand pounds. A few weeks ago he was charged with mendicancy in the same Court and discharged. He was now .sent to gaol for a month.
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ENGLISH AND FOREIGN., Otago Witness, Issue 1657, 25 August 1883
ENGLISH AND FOREIGN. Otago Witness, Issue 1657, 25 August 1883
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