The death is announced of the Earl of Stradbroko, at his seat, Hi'nham Hall, Suffolk, at the ripe age of 92 years. The deceased peer, who was brother to the lats Admiral Rous, was the oldest sportsman in England ; in fact a new generation has sprung up since he retired from the turf. John Edward Cornwallis Rous was tho second Earl of Stradbroke. Forty years ago the pale blue satin jacket of the late earl was very prominent on the turf, especially at Newmarket, Epsom, Ascot, and Goodwood, and he was albO very fond of courhing, of which time-honoured sport he was an ardent patron. The best animal he ever had was Evenus, who won the Cambridgeshire as a four-year-old in 18-14, beating the popular favourite, Foig-a-ballagh (the ( V t>arewitch winner) by a couple of lengths. Evenus in the following year won the Royal Hunt Cup. Idas was also a very useful animal for Lord Slradbroke. as he won the Two Thousand Guineas in 1845 and a number of minor stakes. Idas started favourite for tho Derby, but was unplaced, the race falling to Mr Gratwieke's Merry Monarch. One of his first horses was Daniel, by ht. Patrick, who ran in the Eastern Counties, and amongst other events secured a Queen's Pinto at Ipswich. Several other horses wero associated with hid name, including Jeremy Diddler, Nylghau, Emilius, He.sione, Safeguard, lo.Algy Fifer, Redcar, Water Nymph, and Beggarman. The latter was sold to tho Duke of Orleans, and won tho Goodwood Cup for that nobleman in 1840. His lordship has lived in retirement for many years, but his death will be regretted by many of the older generation of sportsmen. By the latest Home papers I find that the latest butting quotations on the two leading spring events are as follows : —
TWO THOUSAND GUINEA." 2 to 1 ngst Minting 5 — 2 Ormonde i — 1 Saraband. DERBY. 11 to 2 agst Ormonde 1 100 — 200 Minting 3125 — 500 The Bard 350 — 50 Saraband 1000— 60 - 7—7 — Whitefriar 20 — 1 Murdoch 20 — 1 Hraw Lass 1000— 40 Gay Hermit 1000 — 20 Helter Skelter.
News has been received of the death of John Norman, '-The Postboy," as he used to be styled. His career as a ridor has been a very Jong one, and the greatpst hits in it were the victories on Stockwell for the Two Thousand Guineas and St. Leger of 1852, and on Regalia for tho Oaks of 1865. He frightened the backers of Bluegown, too, when second to him on King Alfred for the Derby.
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ENGLISH., Otago Witness, Issue 1793, 3 April 1886
ENGLISH. Otago Witness, Issue 1793, 3 April 1886
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