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Archer did not lose much timo after his arrival Home in reducing his weight from 9dt 10lb, for he was riding as low as B.H 101b at Lincoln. Ha had four monula p45p 4 5 the meeting, but did not score a win. The Lincoln Handicap wrva won by Bandigo in 1 mm. 3(5 4-sth aec, the value of tha atakas boing £1724, Last year, whon the race was worth £1734. Tonaus won in 1 mm. 43 sec Ma-eheafch was scrabchsd for the Lincoln Handicap two days before tho race by hia U-ftiuer, Mi 1 Peck, who had authority to strike out Mr Manton's horses. On Saturday, however, Mr Manton, who was at Cannes, telegraphed to Mtissra Weaiherby rescinding the instruction!} that had baon given with regard to tho reooipt of sera ( u chmgß from Mi 1 Peck. The matte? was referred to tbs stewards at Liucoln, and they decided that Macheath waa entitled to run. Fortunately lor Mr Pepk, his anticipations that Macheath had no show against other horaes in the stable wore fully borne out, for that horse finished tenth in the race. It ig now svan naoro tban probable that St. Gatien will uev£\r be tean oa a racecourse again. The horse is sufforing from a_ curious disease something like piburo-pneumonia. The long-looked-for match between tha' two Saints — Simon and Gatien — is not likely to come off, for St, Simon is reported to be even iv worsa plight than St. Gatien. DurtDg the advance of the British troops under General Graham from Suakia the news which had arrived by telegraph that Beadigo had won the Lincolnshire Handicap was h&liographed to tho zareba— a ttuly English proceßiiing, which Jules Varna might utilise as an instinco of Saxon sang froid, or rather a3 a Britisher's love of apo*t. News about the placed horses in the opening clasaic ovants of the English racing season, the Two Thousand and One Thousand Guineas, will be found ia this iasuo. By selling Paradox last year the Duka of Westminster lost tho double of the two Guineas races. I The rules of racing in force on the English turf in 1760 were few and aimplo. On them the elaborate coda of the prasenc day was built : -It is his Majesty's command that these following rules be observsd by the owners and riders of all such horses, mares, or geldings that shall run for his Majesty's Plate at Nowmarlcel: "Every horse, mare, or golding that runneth for the said Plate shall carry 12dt, 141b to to the stone, three heats. Every person that putteth in a horse, mare, or gelding for the said Plate are to show sucn horse, mare, or gelding, with the marks, name, and name of the owner, to be entered at the King's Stables in Newmarket the day before they run ; and shall then produce a certificate under the hand of the breeder that hia horse, mare, or gelding be no more than six years old tha grass bafore. — Every horaa, mare, or gelding that runneth is to siart batween tho hours of 1 and 4 ia the afternoon, and to be allowed halt an hour between each huat to — Every horse, mara, or galding that runneth on tho wrong aida ot tha poets or flags, or ia distanced iv auy of th<s hsats, stiall have no share of the said Piato, nor bo suSered to run any more. — The horse, m'.ro, or gelding that winneth any two heats wznneth the Piate ; but if three several howes, majes, or geldings win each of them a heat, then lho.se throe, and only they, to run a fourth be.it> ; and the horse, mare, or gelding that winneth the fourth heat shall have the Plate. —And each horße, mare, or gelding, &c, place as she or they come in by the ending-post, each heat, as tirst, second, or third, and shall be determined by such judges as shall be appointed for that purpose oy the Master of the Horsa. Aud in case of any horse, mare, or gelding .shall be then or after proved to be above the age ol 6 years the gra3s before, the owner or owners of such horse, mare, or gelding shall be raado incapable of ever running for any of the King's Platss hereafter.— As many of the riders as shall cross, jostle, or strike, or use any other foul play as shall be adjudged by such person or persons as shall be appointed by the Master of the Horso, such rider shall ba made incapable of ever riding any horse, mare, or gelding for any of his Majesty's Plates hereafter ; and such owner shall have no benefit of that plate, 6ut such owners may be permitted any horsa, mara, or gfldij g for any othar of his Majesty's Plates hereafter. — Every rider shall, immediately after each heat be run, be> obliged to ccme to the ending-post with his horse, mare, or gelding, then and there to alight, and not brfore, aud there to waigh to the satisfaction oi the judges appointed for that purpose. And in case of neglect or refusa.l thereof suoh owners and riders shall be immediately declared in capable of ruuuing »v riding a«y more for thiß, and for auy of his Mijo-ity's Piates thereafter. — And in case any differences shall arise relating to thfir age?, or in their running, as to these his Majesty's ordeis, and the Bams to be d-tarminod by such parson or persons who shall ba appointed by the aforesaid Master of the Horsa. These articles will continue in force for succeeding yea~o, unless directed to the contrary by his MajO3ty." A horse that is said to bavo been foaled March 18, 1835, and consequently to have been nearly 50 years old, died at tha Richmond Couaty (dLaten Island) Poorhouse last month. He waa boru in New Jersey, and uadar the name of Gyasticutu's is reported to hays trotted a mile in 2 52 in hia filth year, breaking the then best Stateo Island record. Soon afterward his owner sold him to tho almehouse authorities, but life oa tho Poor Farm galled his proud spirit. He grow so stubborn and moroso that his new owner called him Turk. Tbo old horse took a prominent part in tho proceedings whon, in ISDB, the Statan Islanders roso in their wrath and burned the Q larantine Hospifcai. He carted away tho patients juafc before tha buildings were fired. Daring tho war o bounty-jumper stole Turk from Sutlar Pdmpßpy, who had borrowed him, and tried to trade him for a pony iv New York. Gonatablo Micba"l Gates captured tha thief and rottorad Taik to T,ha Poor authorities. Old Turk waa on the ferry boat Westfiekl when sba waa blown up iv tho harbour in 1871. He was so badly o?»:dod that' the fakin all peeled oil" his body. Wiiou it grow on again his colour, iusti ad osfo 5 f bain;* bright bay, aa before, became a pu»e white, and always remained co. Turk was noted for hia great strength,' and many anecdotes of his wonderful feats are told by old. Staten Islanders,
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ENGLISH AND FOREIGN., Otago Witness, Issue 1747, 16 May 1885
ENGLISH AND FOREIGN. Otago Witness, Issue 1747, 16 May 1885
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