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ENGLISH AND FOREIGN

Our files brin? us particulars of pnrf. of tho racing at tho Newmaiket spring njpftting, including the contest for tho Two Thousand Guineas Stakes.

Fordham was not sufficiently recovered to ride in the Two Thousand, and thus lost a remunerative winning mount on Scot Free. Scot Free was purchased as a yearling for 250 guineas at tho sale of the lato Mr/T3. Etcheß' stud. He was a hot favourite for tho Guineas, though his backers felt a lithln uncomfortable when it was found that Platfc, the Northern jockey. wo?ild havo the mount in consequence of Fordham's ill-health. The gross value of the stake was £4150. Strangely enough, Scot Free won tho Guineas in a field of tho same number and by precisely the same iitttance as his siro IVlac gregor did in 1870. Harvester, who ' finißhed third, subsequently won half th» Darby j while Kingcraft, who ran third to Macgrcgor for the Guineas, actually won the Derby.

Harvester was bought by Sir j". Willoughby, and went into Captain MachelFs stable. The colt was tried with St. Medard directly he changed quarters and badly beaten, so that he receded in the betting on the Guineas to 20 to 1. In the race he ran as well as anything except the winner, and was immediately made first favourite for the Derby, the general opinion being that, in view of Lord Falmputh's sale, Matthew Dawson rpfrained from running any risk by stringing the colt up for the Guineas.

? ( The Whip," a challenge stake of 200 soys each, lOst up, was won on May 1 by the Duke of Beaufort's Faugh-a-ballaßh, boating the Duke of Hamilton's Medicus easily.

Florence, winner of the Manchester Cup of 2000 sov3, carried 7st 21b in that race ; Robertson, who was second, Cat 91b ; Corrie Roy, who was third, 9st 10lb. Archer rode seven winners out of 13 mounts on the first throe days of the Newmarket spring meeting ; Wood three winners out of 12 mounts.

The sale of Lord Falmouth's horsps in training (the sires aud maroa will be offered later on) took place at Newmarket on the day preceding the spring meeting. Everything was good, and tha splondid total of 88,420 guineas was received for the 24 lots aubmiftpd. Tom Canpon,,th.e jopkey, acting, for Mr Baird, gave SSOO fywae'ss for $u&ybqdy, who remains in

' Matthew Dawson's stable. Sir John Willougbby, the owner of Queen Adelaide, gave 8500 guineas for Harvester, the Derby favoulite, and 'cha colt at onoe loft Heath Houso for Jewitt's &tabl«. Some of the two-year-olds brought big prices, Louisbnrg being bought for the Duks of Westminster at 4000 guineas. The following are the prices ;— Gs. Grandmaster, i yrs, colt., by Kingcraft • CJueau li'jrfc'jft, by Kinpgton, M Lofo.ru .. . . 550 Prince Maurico, 4 yi's, colt, by Dutch -Sk'Uer — Ganfciui-Te, by S:ock\v©ll, Lord Hvitinsjs .. 600 Titht'k, 3 j-is, colt, by Skylark— eUceufeia, by Pirnic-i&n. Sit i.ftwreuo 1 ) .. .. .. 180 H'<vester, 3 yrs, coU, by &lorUng — Wheatear, h.-Y Melhourr-p, Sir.l.>hn WjllMvhby .. SCOO L dv Houtitiful, 4 \rs, filly, by Silviu— Lad> Qubghtly, by King 'JVni, Mr C A-chor . . . . 105 Busybody, 3 yv*', filly, b. IVtravch — Spainway, by aiucironi, Mr Abini<tDii .. .. .. BSOO Bjtioon, 8 yra, flJly, by Q.ieen Messenger — Whirlwind, by Kingcraft, Mr W. A. Jar-i-j .. 108 Wooripaclrer, 3 yro, colt, by Petrarch— Gerfcru 3c, by Haunterer, Mr tt O Vyticr . . . . 400 SonvrslHr, 3 yr«, colt, by Skylark -Hivis, by Mriraroni, Mr Bsnholtnw .. .. „ 370 Gyrcb, 3 yra, co>t, by Queen's Messencur— Lady of Maun, by Blair jiihoJ, ,Mc .1. Adanis ... 200 Li tl< j )hn, 3 its, d-lfc, by Kinxcraft— Januette,' by i.ui\l O iiden, Mr Sydney. . . . . . 2JO Luhhui'ero, 8 yra, coir,, by fcihrio— Lillian, by w in#r.i,ve, Mr Rodfern . . . . . 200 Louisburg, 2 yiN. ci(f, by Hampton—-Chovi-paunee. by stockw.ll, Mr \V. B. Cioeto .. 4000 Jael. S yrs, filly, by Hylvio— J<wmctte, by lord O jf( on, .ttr A T.iylor .. .. .. 1160 Esther Faa. 2 yra, tiliy, by Skylark— Wheel of fortune, by Adventurer, Mr Abington .. 2200 Lidy Chatelaine, 2 yn, fi!ly, by S Mo—Lady «oJ'ghtly. by Kin; Tom, h i.d Olfchnrpe . . SCO Ari-.ida, 2 y;s, (illy, by (Jnilderio- Mavis, Lord WtsSnt^tj .. .. .. .. .. 8200 J'a:la< io, lyrp, colt, by AU-erS Victor -I'laceutia, Lord CirdroßS .. .. .. .. 410 iiv.-rton, 2 yr.3, colt, by HMiiton— Ante Diem, by Muski t, Hon. W. Uprard .. .. ..200 Coior.nut, 2 jm, coll;, by Silvio— Paltuflosver, by The P.ilmer.i Mr Eyan .. .. .. 2500 T<» 83ill an, 2 yrs, co t, by Silvio -Lillian, by Win{Ttavn, Mr t<'. Archer .. .. .. GlO Thoin'afco, 2 yre. filly, by Childeric-H'irricane, t>y Wild Daj'Wll, Mr M. i'aw-on; . .. 280 Queen's Colour, 2 yrs, filly, by Queen's Mossengor—Cecelia, by Blair Aciin], JA, Lofovre .. 420 Viva ity, 2 yrs, fllly, V,y Childeric— Agile, fry Tho Palmer, D.ika of Portland .. .. .. 800 Total .. .. .. 88,420 The average price of the above 24' lots reached the astounding figure of £1594. There were nine starters for tho One Thousand Guineas, won on May 2 by Busybody. She waR ridden by Tom Cannon. The Yankee plunger, Mr F. T. Walton, won a Welter Handicap of ISO soys at Saudown Park on April 24 with his horse Mr Pickwick, who was ridden by the Yankee jockey, Donohue. The objection lodged against St. Gatien, who ran a dead heat with Harvester for the Derby, has been withdrawn. Mr T. Gee, owner of that phenomenal horsa Peter and othor ciacka, died a few weeks ago. He was for some years butler to a family consisting of two wealthy maiden 'ladies, and having saved up enough money he gave notice that ho was going to leave their service. They were dismayed at tho idea, and having consulted together one of them said, " Wo very much wish you would not go, and if you will consent to stay either my sibter or myself will bn very glad to marry you." Thomas thanked them kindly, and m.i.io his selection. On the carriage boing brought round on the weddingday to # take them to church, Thomas put the ladies in and mourtoJi the box. " Whore are you going, Thomas ? ' tho brida inquired. " I am going to rule on the box, miss. That is my place at presont ; when wo aro married I shall bo proud and happy to take a seat inside the carriage." Mr Goo used to frankly tell this talo about himself. Lord Falmouth'd winning.-) sinco 1872 have been in round numbers as follows, aud it will bo seen that during that period he has never fallen under fivo figures :—: —

The above make a total for the 12 years of £220,000, aud another £80,000 may ba added for other stakes won previous to 1872. Home papers state that Busybody waa bought by Cannon for "Mr Abington" (Mr Baird), not for Lord Alington, a-j was stated by the American paperß. Cannon is Mr Abuigton's trainer. Tho news that the stewards of the Jockey Club have pardoned Mr T. Radmall, by remitting the sentence pasaed upon him t ■ elve months ago, will come (says the Field) rather in tho shape of a surprise to tho racing community. They have done so, however, for tho llacing Calendar contains tho announcement that tho stewards of the Jockey Club, having received another application from Mr Radmall for the reconsideration of his case, have decided that, inasmuch as, besides the sentence of expulsion, he has been heavily fined by the refunding cf stakes won by Brilliancy under a rule which has since been moiififd, tho sentence passed on him on April 26, 1853, should be remitted on_ the same date in 1884. This tempering justice with mercy will meet with tho approval of tho majority of moderate men ; but it appoars to us that the remission of sentence should have been extended to the jockey, Robert Wyatt, who, after all, was but a tool in the matter, and who, if Mr Radmall has been heavily fined, has been doubly fined and punished. In the case of tho owner, disgrace, inconvenience, and some monetary loss were tho extent of punishment ; but that inflicted on the jockey was much mora severe, for his livelihood was taken from him. Mr Rarlmall is credited with having pleasantly spent the days of his banishment by cruising in a well-found yacht in summer seas, and on the racecourses of a the Continent. So much for the disgrace and inconvenience, while the loss of money doubtless sits lightly upon him. With Wyatt, however, the case is quite different ; he has been unable to carry on his business as a trainer and jockey, his home has been broken up, and certainly he, the tool in the matter, has been much the most heavily punished. Aprcp,os of jockeys, the came paper jptesthat Sir George Chetwynd has given notice that at the next meeting of the Jockey Club he will ask the stewards whether they are aware that it is openly stated that a conspiracy exists be • tween certain jockeys and so-called professional backers of horses to arrange the result of races for their own benefit ; and if they have heard of such statements, and believe it -possible such a plot exists, what steps thoy proposo taking to deal with the matter at once. That it is not only possible, but probable, that such a sfrtte of things as that roferred to by Sir George Chetwynd does exist, is the opinion not of a small miuoiity, but of an overwhelming majority, of those well qualified to pass an opinion. ;To prove thai such a state of affairs prevails is, however, anothor matter, and a task_ that, were it not that all things are possible, we should considor impossible. Tho first Royal Italian Dorby was run on April 24 at the racecourse of thd Capaurielle, Rome, outsido the Lateran Gate. Tho weather was ehowcry, and the concourse of spectators was therefore smaller than waa exited. The I Kinjij awl Queon jfrafe'o'd tho proifte'dings with

[ their presence, and many of the Roman no- [ bility likewise turned out in handsome equipages. Five races were run, for priz93 ranging from £40 to £240, but tha chios inlorest centred in the race for the £960 prize instituted by the King for three-year-old thoroughbreds boru and bred in Italy. This was won by Mr Rock's Andreina, his Queen o' Scots coming in second. A novel feature in the races was the heavy betting, due chiefly to tho presence of some English bookmakers.

3872 187.-5 KS74 1875 1870 1577 10 000 10 OGO 16,0)0 2l,(;00 'o.roo 81,00) 5878 1379 18S0 18S1 l-> 8?, 1»:3 38 000 24.003 18,000 14,000 13,000 18,000

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ENGLISH AND FOREIGN, Otago Witness, Issue 1700, 21 June 1884

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