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ENGLISH.

O, Wood, the well-known jockey, was reported to the stewards of Alexandra Park November meeting for disobedience at the post for the Tofcteridge Nursery Handicap, the first race on the programme, and was suspended for the remainder of the day. Speaking of Fred Archer's movements (the crack jockey has just lost his wife, to whom he had been married barely two years), the Sporting Life says :— " Almost heartbroken under his recent great bereavement, F. Archer has determinpd to pass the winter and spring in travel. With this object he left Euston Square on Satiarday night for Liverpool, en route to Qutenstown, to take naasage on the steamship Bothnia, for New York. He was accompanied by his faithful henchman Solomon, whose fidelity and attachment to his loved master have been long known. Captain Bowling, a prized friend of F, Archer, and well known in connection with the Kingsclerc establishment— he being, indeed, the original owner of Paradox — is one of the party, and will accompany Archer on his voyage. It ia understood that after spending a certain time i» America, F, Arohw will visit India and Aus

tralia before returning to his native country. We need hardly say that, with tens of thousands of others, we wish him God-speed, and that on his coming back to England again we shall once more have to welcome the F. Archer as we saw him last in the pride of his success on Thebais for the Liverpool Cup." Up to November 14 the leading jockeys' figures were as under :—

St. Gatien's sire, The Rover, had his throat cut by some ruffian on November'l9. Speaking of the matter the Sporting Life says : - "On Wednesday night a barbarous outrage was committed upon The Rover, the sire of the Derby dead-heater and Cesarewitch winner, St. Gatien. This stallion was located at Mr Shine's Btable, Listowel, County Kerry, and aB the owner is in the Court of_ Bankruptcy, and the horse's future destination was in doubt, considerable excitement prevailed in the neighbourhood, especially as the horse had for some time been in the hands of the Court's officers. In the night of Wednesday we regret to say The Rover's throat was cut, and when found in his Btable he was quite dead> The Americans are encouraging yearling races, one having taken place at Gallatin in the month of November. The distance was a quarter of a mile, and was run in 25^sec., the winner being a oolt named Tom Prince, by Longfellow. The Dowager Duchess of Montroee, who is not easily pleased, was in ecstacies over Thebais' victory in the Liverpool Cup. For her jubilation there were many reasons : — She won a good stake (£SOOO to £1000 in one bet alone) ; it was a lucky inauguration of her union with Peck ; and last, but not least, the one that played second fiddle was her late manager, Captain Machell. Her Grace, like a good many more of both sexes, is more vindictive than forgiving, and when she takes strong dislikes does not hesitate in giving expression to them. Undoubtedly the Machell division meant a coup with Goggles, but in view of his wretched display in his Lincolp outing few regretted bis defeat. Such improvement in lesß than a week was too suspicious for even the easiest going to follow. Betting quotations on the English Derby are aB follow : — 7 to 1 agat Paragon (the Casuistry colt) 11—1 — Xantraiile3 12-1 Melton 100 — 8 Luminary 1 08 — 6 King wood , 100 — 6 Damo Agnes 100 — 6 Domino 100 — 4 Royal Hampton.

Archer P. WoodC. LoateaS. •arrefc* a. Watts 2. Cannon T. Osbomft J. Wood burn J. Tnmlinaon R. Fagan J. Barrett, P. Webb P. White A. Giles A. . . Morgan H. Loates 0. Snoflden J. Plat, W. Mounts. 6T7 BbO 471 876 „ ' 9J« «2S 245 310 238 197 218 lftl 294 250 203 5*52 160 163 Loifc. 8-6 ssa 896 ZOB iqo 187 199 269 194 155 177 13 266 214 169 218 186 183 won. 241 186 78 70 66 61 56 61 41 42 41 88 88 86 84 31 26 20

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ENGLISH., Otago Witness, Issue 1729, 10 January 1885

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