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J. Watts has ridden the winner of the Donoaster St. Leger two years in succession, and The Lambkin started at 9 to 1, tho exact price that Oasian stood at for last year's race. The Duchess of Montrose intends offering all her horses at auotion shortly. Harvester, Scot Free, and Superba all pulled up lame after the St. Leger. Lord Falmoutb appears loth to leave the turf, for at the Doncaator yearling sales he made some purchases. For the colt by Beauolero—Stella, John Porter went to IGOOgs on behalf of Mr Cloete, and another " fifty " was offered by Sam Darling; but both failed to secure the prize, and Mr Manuiugton stayed the longest at 1700gs. This colt was generally considered the best yearling of the week. Lord Falmouth took Doncaster Belle (an own sister to Sir Reuben, bred by Sir Tatton Sy kee) for lOOOgs, and his Lordship's pur chases did not end here, as one of Mr Crowther Harrison's fillies, Green Snake, by Robert the Devil out of Evergreen, was booked to him, as well as a colt by Sterling out of Wild Duchess in, the other ring. The young Rosicrucians from the Sandgate stud were much admired, and the colt by Rosiorucian out of Mantilla topped the list at lOoOgs, being bought at that figure by Mr E, C. Clayton. Maud S. is now at Hartford being prepared by her old trainer, Bair, to trot in public against 2. 9g. She will not be allowed to Btart for purse, premium, stake, or wager. ' A shocking accident occurred on Charter Oak Park racecourse, near Hartford, Conn,, on Aug. 27. Two well known trotting horses, ' one an animal valued at £900, were being exercised for a race, when, it it alleged, in consequence of one of the sulky-drivers being dazzled by the sun, which phone directly in his face, they came into collision as they were going at a great rate and were proceeding in opposite dii ections, the concussion being fearful. The drivers were thrown into the air, one having his ankle broken and his spine injured, and the other suffering tremendously from the shock. Tho £900 horse was pierced by a shaft and died almost immediately, whilst the other poor animal must have sustained spinal hurts, as his hindquarters were found to bo completely paialysed. .

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ENGLISH AND FOREIGN., Otago Witness, Issue 1719, 1 November 1884

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ENGLISH AND FOREIGN. Otago Witness, Issue 1719, 1 November 1884