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The sporting correspondent of the Leader writing on October 5 concerning the betting on the Cesarewitch and Cambridgeshire, says that Walton, the American plunger, backed his mare Girofle 1 on one day to win him £120,000 over the two races, and by the time the first race approached he would doubtless have vastly increased his investments, for by the last American mail we heard that he was completely "broke." "He was," says the writer, " the betting hero of the week. There is a strong dash of the dare-devil about him, and hundreds who like neither the man nor his ways cannot resist a kindly feeling, begotten of his reckless dealings. While other backers have been losing he has of late been winning. And the fluttering which he caused in the dovecots of the pencilling Corioli by his Cesarewitch and Cambridgeshire investments ! It brought old stagers in mind of the oxygenated atmosphere of the Hastings period. Fancy such bets as these taken about his mare Girofle", who, it will be remembered, ran in the Goodwood Cup :— For the Cesarewitch, 5000 to 100, 1000 to 20, 1000 to 25, 1000 to 30, 1000 to 40 ; then about Girofle 1 and Mr Pickwick coupled, 2500 to 100 30 times over. O, ye gods, should she win, there is a fortune for one man to take out of the ring— £B4,ooo ! For the Cambridgeshire, 1000 to 20 10 times ; 4000 to 100 three times; 20,000 to 1000— which last bet he offered to treble. The mare now goes badly in the market, and odds are offered that she does not run for the first event at any rate. This gives colouring to the suspicions entertained by a few that all the Yankee cry produced but little wool — in other words, that the bets were gammon. I would not like .to say that they are, nor would I wish to affirm they are not. I'm personally in a quandary, in the matter, but the bulk of opinion is in favour of their authenticy." The scores of the leading English jockeys up to October 13 were as under : — Mounts Lost Won Archer, F .. Gin .. 323 .. 197 Wood, C .. f.29 .. 005 .. KM Fordliam, G .. 2 1 .. IGL .. 70 Loates, S .. 3315 .. 3!9 .. 64 Barrett, Q .. 2*)3 . 2i7 .. 51 Mirtm, E .. 300 .. 25n .. 41 Loates, C .. 294 „ 260 .. 4* Wat s, J .. 200 .. l(,l .. o9 Orborno, J . . 202 . . 103 . . 39 Bruckshuw.T .. 102 .. 324 .. He! Giles A •• 241 .. SOG .. 35 Cdnnon, T .. 167 .. 133 .. ;-4 Fagan, J .. 172 .. i: j3j 3 .. at Tomlinson, X.. 147 .. 114 .. m Webb, F .. 157 .. 126 .. 31 At the sale of a number of Lord Rosebery's horses at Newmarket, Roysterer (winner of the City and Suburban) was knocked down to Mr F. Archer for 960^8. The Sporting World says that there can be no doubt that Barcaldine has given way in the old spot, and all hopes of training him are at at end. Me has been struck out of all engagements. The trainers at Malton have been somewhat astonished by the action of the Rev. C. B. Norcliffe, the present owner of the Langton Estate. The region of the Wold has been known as a training ground for nearly 250 years, but in October the rev. gentleman served a notice to quit on Mr Bowes, of Streatlam Castle, the present tenant of the trainingground, who has held that position since the death of the " Wizard of the North," John Scott. Amongst the trainers at Malton are Perrin (Mr Bowes' private trainer), W. I'Anaon, Lund, and Binnie, and it has long been considered the headquarteis of sport in North East Yorkshire. It is now stated, however, -that Mr Norcliffe has withdrawn the notice. Galliard's career on the turf has ended, and Lord Falmouth will now send him to the stud. The distance of the Cesarewitch is two miles and a quarter and 28 yards, and Don Juan won it, according Benson's chronograph, in 3 mm. 59 3-sth sec, the time occupied by Roy Corrie in covering the course last year being 4 mm. 9 sec. In 1881, Foxhall's time was 4 mm. 1 sec, and that of Robert the Devil, in ISBO, 4 mm. 19 3 sth sec. The following are a few previous records : — Chippendale, in 1879, 4 mm. 1 sec ; Jehtor, 1878, 4 mm. 2 sec. ; Hilarious, 1877, 4 mm. 11 sec. ; and Rosebery, 1876, 4 ruin. 9 sec. On October 3, at Chandler's Ford steeplechases, near Portsmouth, Lord Buchan, who is 73 years of age, rode the winner of a two-mile steeplechase. Martin, the rider of Don Juan, the winner of of the Cesarewitcb, receives the handsome douceur of £1000 promised him by Mr Lainbort in the event of his proving successful. Only seven horses ran for the Middle Park Plate this year, being the smallest field since its inauguration. Besides winning the Middle Park Plate, Lord Falmouth to«k the old-fashioned Clearwell Stakes with Harvester, and" his lordship has had a singular zun of luck in connection with the Clearwell, having won it upon no fewer than nine occasions in 14 years. It is reported that the Duchess of Montrose will entrust her racing stud to the care of Captain Machell next year. The value of the Champion Stakes, won by Tristan, was £1965. This increases the tofcal amount in stakes won in England by ■Mr Lefevre's five-year-old son &f Hermit and Thrift to the large sum of £16.759. This sura has been won as follows :— ln 1880, £18GS ;in 1881, £877 ; in ISS2, WKS4I ; and in 1883, £7^03. To this may be added tho three races won in Fiance, worth £2375, which will bring the full amount won by M r Lefevre's horse up to the magnificent total of £19,1G4. At the sale of Loid Bradford's horses at Newmaiket Retreat was submitted to auction, but the «ix-year old son of Hermit and Quick March did not realise the reserve price of 0000 guineas, and was consequently not disposed of. Turf, Field, and Farm states that the largest field of horses that ever started in a race in America was 19, in the Great Eastern Two-year-old Handicap at Sheepehead Bay in September h'sl,

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ENGLISH AND FOREIGN., Otago Witness, Issue 1672, 8 December 1883

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ENGLISH AND FOREIGN. Otago Witness, Issue 1672, 8 December 1883