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ENGLISH AND FOREIGN.

Archer has again beaten all records, his winning mounts up to October 24 numbering no less than; 229, while there was then nearly another month'B racing before him. Wood's total at the same date was only 142. S. Loates comes third with upwards of 70. Two boys, while blackberrying in October last in a field adjacent to where the Houghtonle- Spring races were held, strolled under the grandstand, where they found a tin containing 16 charges of dynamite. The charges were ' properly wrapped in copper wire, and had a fuse attached, the fuse having evidently been lighted. Mr S. Smith, of the White Lion Hotel, who was near at the time, took poB« session of the dynamite, and afterwards had it exploded in a_ field. Much excitement prevails in the district* It is supposed that the intention may have been to blow up the grand, stand. , A reserve of 4000 guineas has been puf upon Ossian, who was put up for sale at N.ewmarket by the Duke of Hamilton during the Newmarket Houghton meeting. Looh Ranza and Empress Queen were 'also returned uia> ' Bold, the reserve not being reached in either , instance. • * At a recent race meeting at Longphamps a ' couple of English jockeys came in for some severe maltreatment at the bands of a number of Frenchmen. For the Prix dea Fortifioations three horses started, and a filly named Gsorgina won, Blonde 11, ridden by Sharpe, being second, and Infidele, ridden by Storr, third. The jockeys on the beaten horses did not persevere much when the found they bad no chance of winning, and for this they were assaulted by a mob of infuriated Frenchmen. Sharpe was tho victim of a most savage attack from these ruffians, who struck him with sticks and umbrellas, and injured him so severely thai he had to ba .taken away in a cab. One of the assailants narrowly escaped "lynching, 1 ' for the jockeyß pulled him over the fence, and after denuding him of most of bia clothes, were about to give him the coup de grace with a rope, when the gensdatme ' rescued him Somo of the aggressors were arrested, and were to be prosecuted for the assault. In future English jockeys < will doubtless have a grim satisfaction in riding French horses out to the bitter end. It is understood that Mr John Hammond,

the owner of St. Gatien, won £40,000 by the BiicceßS of his colt in tbe Cesarowitch (value £1102. He also won an enormous amouut of money over the double— St. Gatien for the Cesarewitch and Florence for the Cambridgeshire. The latest English files give tho opinions of the English prophets with regard to the result of the Cambridgeuhire. Florence, who was one of the animals the majority wiped out unhesitatingly, won cleverly, and landed neaily £120,000 for her owner, who had backed her in connection with St. Gatien for the Cesarewitch to win the double. A rather smart anecdote has got about which tends to show the feoling of loyal attachment aud patriotism which exists among the Wolsh people in regard to the uncrowned King of Wales— Sir Watkin Williams Wynn. A horse wearing the colours of the master of Wynnstay was running a race. It was a warm favourite amongat tho Welch people, and apparently held tho race, to the in tease delight of the spectators. Eventually tho horse gradually fell to the rear, coming in laot, when tho admirers of tho horse exclaimed, " Hurrah for Sir Watkin, he drives them all before him." This is not at ail bad for •• Taffies." The treble event of the St. Lager, Ce?arewitch, and Cambridgeshhe has been successfully predicted by two Reutlemen, between wh'>m the prize of £200, eff 3red by a London publication, will be divided in due course. The other competition has not resulted succeasfully for the guessars, for though St. Gatien and Melton were in soveral cases picked together, Florence was not taken as the third. The death is announced of Charles, son of the late Joseph and brother to Alfred Hayhoe, well known as private trainer to Mr Leopold de Rothkchild. Although the deceased was not altogether unknown on English racecourses, he had lived for many years in Germany, where he trainad for the late Count Rsnard and the Duke of Ujost. He brought a select team to Newmarket somo 14 years ago belonging to tho gentlemen above named, amongst them being Adonis (winner of the Cambridgeshire), Hochsh\pler (who started at 9 to 2 for the Derby in Doncaster's year), and Filil'Uatier. It would appear as if the Eclipse Stakes of 10,000 soys is likely to prove an expensive race to the Sandown Park Club. No lesw than 101 horses have declared iorfeit at the first opportuuity, and as there are four more chances of getting out it does not seem probable that there will be many left in by the spring of 1886, when the race will be run. Captain Machell has privately purchased bobh Harvester and Queen Adelaide from Sir John Willoughby. Queen Adelaide aa a year-, ling cost 3600 guineas, and Harvester, at Lord Falmouth's sale, was bought by Sir John at 8600 guineas. Neither of them fetched a reserve of 3000 when offered at auction last weok at Newmarket. St. Simon, who was regarded as the best horse in England, has gone amiss, and it is doubtful if he will stand training again. This will ba a sore disappointment to all English sportsmen, who were anxious to see the two great Saints, Simon and Gatien, opposing each other. In appearance these two horses are said to be very dissimilar — the former being a tallish short horse,i while St. Gatien ia represented as one of the grand, lengthy colts not often seen upon a racecourse. It is a pity there is little probability of those two giants of the turf meeting in friendly strife. They do things thoroughly at times on American racing tracks, aa witness ohe folio.ving :—": — " In the three hoat6 of the three minute race trotted at Cleveland Paik on September 23, the judges were (satisfied Baby Mine was not driven to win, and put another driver (Volney French) behind her on Wednesday, j He drove her admirably, and won the race in bettor time than bad been mado in it on Tuesday, finishing an easy first in each heat. When the raoe was finished President Edwards announced that the mare was expelled from all tracks in the National Trotting Association, and that action would be taken with reference to all the parties with the mare and implicated ia the job to sell out the race und swindle pool- | buyers who had backed the mare."

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ENGLISH AND FOREIGN., Otago Witness, Issue 1725, 13 December 1884

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ENGLISH AND FOREIGN. Otago Witness, Issue 1725, 13 December 1884

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