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ENGLISH.

The St. Leger has been won by the Derby victor, Lord Hastings' colt, Melton. The Derby and St. Leger have been previously won by Champion, in 1800; Surplice, in 1848; The Flying Dutchman, in 1849 ; Voltigeur, in 1850 ; West Australian, in 1853 ; Blair Athol, in 1864 ; Gladiateurin 1565; LordLyon, in 1866; Silvio, in 1877: and Turquoise, in ,1881. For next year's Derby the following \i agers have been booked :— 7OO to 100, Saraband ; 900 to 100, The Bard ; and 150 to 100 The Bard, Saraband, aud Minting conjoined.

The figures of the leading English jockeys up to July 25, were as under : — ' Mounts. Lost. Won. Archer, F. ... 3U ... 20(5 ... 138 Wood, C. ... 277 ... 200 ... 77 Barrett, G. ... 202 ... 235 ... 57 Giles, A. ... 2')9 ... 1(30 ... 49 Watts, J. ... 189 ... 149 ... 40 Barrett, F. ... 214 ... 172 ... \2 Woodburn.J. 118 ... 9(j ... .22 Osborne, J. ... 10r> ... 85 ... 20 Pagan, J". ... 93 ... 71 ... 15> White, A. ... lGt ... 116 ... 18 Loates, S. ... 19(5 ... 177 ... 19 Cannon, T. ... 122 ... lot ... 16 Snowden, J. ... 91 ... 77 ... 17 Webb, F. ... 103 ... 86 ... 17

The Bard scored his fifteenth successive win for Mr Peck in the Great Kingston Two Year Old Plate at Sandown. Archer has ridden him thirteen times, and Wood the other two of this total. This race was worth £462, and the value of the races he has secured in £8456.

At the sale of Lord Rosebery's horses sixteen horses realised 7220 guineas. The highest priced lots were Kaunitz, a two-year-old colt by Kisber — Illumiuata, who went to Captain Machell at 2000 guineas ; and Kinskz, a four-year-old brother to Kauuitz. Kinsky was bought by Col. Crowe Read for 1350 guineas. _ A case which may prove interesting to Colonial racing stewards occurred at the Manchester July meeting-. A colt named Athelstau was engaged in the Tyro Plate, and Archer, who was to have ridden him, was 10 minutes late at. scale. He was allowed to weigh under protest, aud his number was hoisted on the board. The public idolises Archer, and backed his mount at 6 to 4 — the acceptance of this short price inducing the wielders of the pencil to lay good odds against the others. Just before the time for starting, however, the stewards decided that Athelstan should not start, as the usual quarter of an hour's notice had not been given. The bookmakers had good cause to grumble, since the money taken about Athelstan didn't count.

The nominations for the Epsom Derby, Grand Prize, and Oaks of ISB7 are published, and we append a comparative table of the entries for several previous years. The St. Leger will not close until the week following the forthcoming Doncaster meeting : — 18S2. 1883. 1831. 1885. 1880. 18S7. Derby ... ... 20:5 229 10!> 193 205 39(5 Oaks" 153 15(5 157 116 141 In.'! Epsom Gd. Prize 230 220 21S 217 21(5 20(5 St. Leger ... 201 2115 192 20S 198 —

The Grand Prix de Paris has 390 entries, and more are expected from American owners. The Stewards' Cvp — one of the .principal English short-distance handicaps — run at Goodwood, was this year notable for the victory of a pressman. The winner was Dalmeny, owned by " Mr F. Morton," well known in connection with the editor of the Pink'un, and who, as turf writer in a leading Glasgow daily paper, uses the norn de plume of " White and Gold," his racing colours. There wore 18 starters, and the winner went out at tho outside price of 33 to 1, whilst G to 1 was laid against him for a place, notwithstanding which the nice stake of £5000 was landed. Dalmeny is by Rosebery— -very appropriate nomenclature, the former being the name of Lord Rosebery's Scotch estate. Rosebery, it will be remembered, won the double of the Gesarewitch and Cambridgeshire in 1876, and he, too, was owned by a member of the Fourth Estate. The vexed question as to whether St. Simon

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or St. Gatien is the better horse will not apparently be definitely decided, as the Duke of Portland has definitely decided to send the son of Galopin to the stud. He will be at hand for 15 approved public mares at the fair fee of 50 guineas each— a very liberal estimate when his record is considered.

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ENGLISH., Otago Witness, Issue 1766, 26 September 1885

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ENGLISH. Otago Witness, Issue 1766, 26 September 1885

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