ENGLISH AND FOREIGN.
So large a budget of racing news has come to hand this week that we are compelled to hold over full details till our next issue, but a sum- , m&ry of the more important events will doubtless prove acceptable in the meantime. On the first day of the Ascot meeting the Gold Vase was won by the Derby dead-heater St. Gatien (Bst 41b) from Corrie Roy (Bst 131b), Tristan (lOst), and Kinsky (7st 81b). Oorrio Roy was a warm favourite at 6 to 4 on, but St. Gatien confirmed his Derby form by winning easily in 3 mm. 42 sees, for the tv/o miles. The Prince of Wales' Stakes, of 1000 soys, for three-year-olds (colts Bst 101b, fillies Bat 51b), was secured by Lord Mannners' Sir Reuben, from Hermitage, Talisman, and Beauchamp. An unusually small field of six started for the Ascot Stakes Handicap of 600 sove, which fell to Mr K. Jardine's Greenbank (7at 61b), with Gonfalon (6at 61b) second, Narcissa (7st 91b) third. On the second day the Coronation Stakes of 100 soys. each, with 300 soys. added, was carried off by the Duke of Westminster's Sandiway (Bat 101b), beating three others, including the crack filly Queen Adelaide (Bst 101b). The Royal Hunt Cup Handicap of 500 aovs attracted 16 runners, of whom the Duke of Westminster's colt Duke of Richmond (Bst) wai • most in demand, but he had to succumb to Mr Jardine's Acrostic (6st 51b), who, being a four-year-old, had a tremendous pull in the weights. The Ascot Derby of 50 soys each with 500 eovs added, went to the favourite in M. Lefevre's Brest, who, after a grand race, came in just a head in front of Cambuamore and Pontiao — this pair making a dead heat of it for second glace. ,On the third day the St. James' Palace . takes of 100 soys each, with 300 added, was contested by eight youngsters, and the winner turned up in the Duke of Westminster's Cambusmore, with Talisman second, tioyal Fern third. The great event was the Gold Cup of 1300 soys, added to a sweepstakes of 20 soys each, for which the Dukes of Portland, Beaufort, and Hamilton sent representatives, while M. Lefevre again relied on Tristan. The Duke - of Portland's three-year-old St. Simon (78t 91b) was naturally a hot favourite, and he justified the confidence of his backers by spreadeagling his field, winning in a canter by 20 lengths. Tristan was the best of the rest, with Faugh-a-ballagh third. Lord Alington's Geheimneiss fairly smothered Despair in the All-Aged Stakes, while M. de Rothachild's Lucerne won the Rous Memorial Stakes of 1000 soys cleverly from five others. At Paris on June 8 the Grand Prix was contested by eight horses, and, as we learned by cable, thn Due de Castrie'a Little Duck won, with Mr Vyner's Tbo Lambkin second, M. Aumont's Fra Diavolo third. These horses were ridden respectively by Cannon, Archer, and Dodge, the jockeys who were first, second, and third in the same race last year. A dispatch from New York, of July 4^ Bays the Ascot Gold Cup, won by James R. Keene's Foxhall at Abcot races in 1882, will be sold by public auction by Collector Robertßon in a few weeks unless Mr Keene pays the duties on the trophy, which is valued in England at 5000dol, The cup would come under a section of the Tariff Act relating to manufactured medals, and would have to pay 45 per cent, ad valorem duty, amounting to 8250d01. The cup was imported over a year ago by Mr Keene, and has since been in the public stores. Mr Keene will have to pay the duties on the day of sale, and will probably send the cup back . to England. He says that if Americans cannot afford to admit free of duty a prize won in England by an American horse he can afford to send it back.
London, July 29.
The race for the Goodwood Stakes was won by Stockholm, Florence being second, and Lochranz* third.
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ENGLISH AND FOREIGN., Otago Witness, Issue 1706, 2 August 1884
ENGLISH AND FOREIGN. Otago Witness, Issue 1706, 2 August 1884
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