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ENGLISH.

The Radical papers are abusing' the Prince of Wales for going in for a racing stud, and refer to the many scandals which have recently been exposed in connection with the English turf. The race for the Goodwood Stakes Handioap on July 28 was won by Baron Rothschild's Leveret, a four-year-old, R, Craig's five-year-old Blue Grass being second, and the Duke of Bedford's three-year-old Pellegrini third. There were four starters. Paradox won the Sussex Stakes on the 29th. In this race colts carry Bst 101b and fillies Bst 71b, and there are penalties and allowances. Paradox had to carry 121b extra for winning tho Grand Prix de Paris The figures of the leading English jockeys up to July 10 are as under :— ' a i, t, M< ili ntSl Losfc - Won. Archer, P. ... 208 ... i§2 in? Wood.C, ... 3-lJ) ... J?9 - ] »o Barrett, G. ... 253 ... 204 '" jo •Giles, A. ... 193 ... M 8"• 45 Watts, J. ... 109 ... 132 37 Barrett, P. ... 18(3 ... 119' '" 37 Woodburn.J. 110 .„ 89 "' 3^ Pagan, J. ... 78 ... 01 " 17 Snowden, J. ... 5)4 ... 77 '" 17 Webb, P. ... 90 ... 7.", "■ 1-, White, A. ... 145 ... 130 ',',[ h Loafces, S. ... 179 ... 104 ,'," ir, Osborne, J. .„ 80 ... CG ... 14

Tho Blankney yearlings, bred by Mr H. Chaplin, M.P., were disposed of by Messrs Tattersall

at Newmarket in July, the 12 lots sold realising the graud total of 19,560g5, giving an average of 1630 each. The highest - priced youngster proved to be tho filly by Hermit out of Adelaide, which fell to the bid of Mr R.Peck for 3!Joogs, and this, it may be mentioned, is the largest sum ever paid for a yearling filly. Curiously enough, the highest price ever paid " before for a filly of the same age was 3600g5, given for a sister to .the above— Queen Adelaide,— Sir John Willougiiby taking her for the amount named at the sale of the Blankney yearlings during the Newmarket July meeting of 1882. Prior to the present sale it was rumoured that an offer of 12,000gs for the wh6le of the yearlings had been made, and declined ; another report was that .a well-known nobleman had offered 4000gs for two of the fillies — viz., the sister to Shotover and the one out of Villafranca. T-his — if ever made^ — was, like the other one, declined, so the company had the treat of witnessing a somewhat sensational sale of yearlings. The first youngster to come up was a bay colt by Hermit — Nyl Gau ; he had nice shoulders, but not the best of limbs, and it is probable that Sherwood did not buy him much of a bargain at 470gs, 220gs over his reserve, for Mr Chaplin is always moderate in his upset prices. The colt by Hermit — Mistake was a bit straight, and had not the very best of hocks, but was good enough for Jousiffe to give 380gs for. The Galopin colt out of Lightning was an ex • ceedingly nice one, very well furnished witt muscle for a yearling, and showing a good deal of substance. His reserve of sT)ogs, at which sum he was put in by Mr R. Carrington, did not represent the value set upon him. Mr Gerard and Mat Dawson both seemed intent upon possessing him, but the trainer gave way at 2000gs, and for lOOgs more he became the property of Mr Gerard. „ The son of Hermit and Bonnie Doon is a well-topped colt, and has fair substance, but is very much split up, and is bad to follow, and can hardly be a, bargain for Mr Renfrew' at 610gs, 210gs beyond his reserve. In the estimation of good judges, the filly by Hermit— Villafranca I ,was one of the best of the Blankney lots. Lord Cadogan and Messrs Darling and Peck each seemed beat upon having her, but,- the latter, stayed the longest, and bought her at 3000gs for Mr Abington. The succeeding lot, a bay filly by Hermit — Adelaide, dam of Queen Adelaide and Ste. Alvere, is especially deserving of notice, as she realised no less than 3900g5, the j highest price, we believe, ever paid for a filly. Messrs Peck, Darling, and M. Dawson bid away merrily from 700gs, the upset price, till the ! finish, when Mr Abington, through Mr Peck, j secured" this yearling at the phenomenal price above stated. A chestnut tilly by Hermit — Patchworkwas good enough for Mr Chaplin to put a reserve of 300gs upon; and for lOOgs more she passed into the hands of John Porter — a very decided bargain. The sister to Shotover, by Hermit — Stray Shot, was another of the higher-priced ones, and before Darling secured her for Mr Lea, one of his patrons, he had to go to 3050g5. The reserve was lOOOgs, at which price Darling put her in. Then Mat Dawson joined in the bidding, but retired at 2000gs, after which Lord Cadogan and Darling had the fun to themselves. The Hermit — Assegai colt was a remarkably well-sized first foal, with every indication of possessing great power: from 600gs, his reserve, he ran to 1350gs before being knocked down to Mr Cartwright — not a bad price for a first foal. When the- last lot came up for sale, Mr E. S. Tattersall announced that Mr Chaplin, having had a good sale, thought that he would keep one, so on the filly by Hermit — Hazcldean, dam ] of Kermesse, the substantial reserve of 1500gs was placed, but Mr Peck, again on behalf of Mr Abington, bought her at 2300g5, and so ended this phenomenal yearling sale. Thirteen lots were sent, and 12 wers sold. Of these seven wore colts, which realised 6910g5, giving an average of 987 l-7gs each. The five fillies brought the extraordinary sum of 12,650g5, or an average of 2530gSjeach. The whole sale brought 19,560g5, giving\n average of 1630gs apiece all round, the highest average ever known, we believe, for a dozen yearlings. Well may Mr Chaplin say that Hermit is his best friend. So impressed with the advantage of having Hermit as a sire for yearlings intended for sale was a certain noble lord, whose own yearlings have been sold this week, that he is. said to have booked for himself all the subscriptions to the Blankney sire that there may be to dispose of. The following is the full return of the sale : — ! Be, by Hermit— Nyl Gau, by Musjid ; foaled April 29— R Sherwood, 470 guineas. ■ Ch c, by Hermit— Mistake, by Rataplan ; foaled March 15— Mr Jousiffe, 380 guineas. B e, by Galopin— Lightning, by Thunderbolt; foaled February 16— Mr Gerard, 2100 guineas. B c, by Hermifc— Bonnie Doon, by Rapid Rhone ; foaled April 7 - Mr Renfrew, 610 guineas. Ch f, by Hermit— Villafranca, by, Restitution : foaled February 22— Mr R Peck. 3000 guineas. Bf , by Hermit— Adelaide ; fonled February 13 — MrR Peck, 3000 guineas. Ch f, by Hermit— Patchwork, by Y. Melbourne ; foaled February 12— Mr J Porter, 400 guineas. Ch f, by Hermit— Stray Shot, by Toxopholite; foaled March 7— Mr S Darljng, 3050 guineas. B c, by Hermit— Assegai, by Toxopholite ; foaled March 4— Mr Cartwright, 1.350 guineas. Ch c, by Hermit— sister to Adelaide, b Y. Melbourne; toaled March 14— Mr Carfcwright, 1000 guineas. , Br c, by Rosicrucian— Florence, by Vespasian; foaled January 28— Duke of Portland, 1000 guineas.' Ch f , by Hermit— Hazeldean. by Cathedral ; foaled March 17— Mr R Peck, 2300 guineas. Total, 19,560 guineas. Average, 1030 guineas.

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ENGLISH., Otago Witness, Issue 1762, 29 August 1885

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