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RACING IN ENGLAND. LEICESTER.

July 20, 21. ZETLAND STAKES, Of 2000sovs (1500 to the winner, 300 to the nominator, and 100 each to owner and nominator of the second), for two-year-olds. Five furlongs. Mr D Baird'a b c Salisbury, by Camballo— True Blue, 9st 3'b... ... ... (Archer) 1 Lord .^avernake's Gallinule, Pst 111b (Martin) 2 Mr Abington's St Mary, Bst Gib ... (C Loates) 3 Mr J A Craven's Hugo, Bst 9ib ... (Cannon) 0 Sir It Jarditie's Prince Karl, Bst 61b (Lashmar) 0 Sir F Johnstoue's Spot, 9st ... (Webb) 0 Mr JWSniith's Faubourg, Bst 91b... (Goater) 0 Mr R Brett 's Agnostic. Bst (51b ... (G Barrett) 0 General Owen Williams' Silverwood, Bst 01b (Wood) 0 Mr E Weaver's The Rector, Bstolb... (White) 0 Lord Zetland's St Crispin, 9st ... .Watts) 0 Lord Bradford's Barometer, Bst 31b (F Barrett) 0 Betting : sto 4 agst Salisbury, sto 1 Hugo, 11 to 2 Agnostic, 100 to 12 Gallinule, 100 to 7 St. Crispin, and 20 to 1 any other. The dozen competitors, after a couple of slight breaks tuvay, were despatched ou very even terms. Agnostic, who held i> position on the right, was the first to show in front, and was followed by Prince Karl, St. Mary, and Barometer, with Hugo close up next, then coming in the centre, Gallinule, and Salisbury, withj Hugo, Spot, The Rector, and St. Crispin on the left. But little change in these relative positions occurred as they came down the hill. Agnostic, on entering the dip, being followed by St. Mary, Galliuule, and Salisbury, with Hugo, Spot, and St. Crispin the most prominent of the others. Before reaching the distance Prince Karl was beaten, and almost immediately Salisbury and Gallinule drew away, and an exciting race was won by the former by a head. LEICESTERSHIRE CUP (HANDICAP), Of 150030V8, by subscription of 2osovs each ; second received lOOsovs, aud third S^sovs. Straight mile. 50 suhs. Lord Hastings' b c Meif on, by Master Kildare— Violet Melrose, 95t41b... ... (Archer) 1 Mr T Jennings' Exmoor, 3yrs, 6st 131b (allowed 51b) (mc 31b extra) ... ... (Nuttall) 2 Prince Soltykoff's Wiae Child, 3yrs, Ost 131b (allowed 51b) ... ... (Reeves) 3 Mr Abington's MacMahon, flyrs, Bst 131b (Watts) 0 Mr V Daird's Bird of Freedom, 4yrs, Bst 81b (GBarretf) 0 Mr F Morton's Dalmeny, Oyrs, Bst 21b (Martin) 0 Lord Hartington's Coruniifi, 6yrs, 7st 111b (mc 31b extra) ... ... ... (Lashmar) 0 Lord Lurgan's Cintra, 4yrs, 7st 101b (Woo 1) 0 Lord Bradford's Whiteloek, sjrs, 7st 21b (car 7sfc 21b) ... ... ... (F Barrett) 0 Mr T Cannon's Portnellan, 4yrs, list 131b (Robinson) 0 Mr Brodrick-Cloete'B Beaulieu, 3yrs, 6st 81b (allowed slb) ... ... (Gray) 0 Mr W S Men/ies* How's That, 3yr3, (sst 101b (car 6st 111b) ... ... (J Woodburn) 0 Mr Somers' Wine Sour, 3yr6,;6st lllb (Calder) 0 Betting : 11 to 10 agst Melton, 6 to 1 Wine Sour, 10 to 1 Corunna ; 100 to 6 each Bird of Freedom, Whiteloek, and Portnellan ; 20 to 1 MacMahon ; 25 to 1 each How's That, Dalmeny, and Exrnoor ; and 50 to 1 each Cintra, Beaulieu, and Wise Child. Place betting : 3 to lon Melton, 7to 4 sgst Oorunna, 5 to 2 Wine Sour, 100 to 30 Bird of Freedom, 4 to 1 Portnellan, 5 to 1 each Whitelock and MacMahon ; oto 1 each How's That, Exmoor, and Cintra ; and Bto 1 Wise Child. The thirteen horses were weighed out in excellent time, and were marshalled at the post several minutes before the appointed time. Several breaks away, however, occurred before the start was effected, but at length the lot were despatched on fairly equal terras. Tho first to break the line was Whiteloek, who held a position in the centre of the pourse, who came on, followed by Bird of Freedom, Wine Sour, How's That, and Beaulieu, with Portnellan close

up on the right, and Corunna, Melton, dad Exmoor just in advance of MacMahon on the left» with Dalmeny whipping in. Before a quarter of a mile had been covered Bird of Freedom lost his place, when Wine Sour became the attendant of Whiteloek, with How's That, Cornnna, and Beaulieu well up, with Melton aud Exmoor holding prominent positions in the centre. In this order they descended into the dip, bub when fairly in the bottom Whiteloek was passed by Beaulieu ; but directly the ascent for home was. commenced Melton, who was close under the stand railings, began to creep up, and continued to improve his position with such steadiness that before the distance was reached Lord Hastings' colt was well in front of everything, and, drawing away at every stride, won in a common canter by three lengths ; two lengths separated second and third ; Coruuna was fourth, a length off. Time, lmin 40-jec.

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RACING IN ENGLAND. LEICESTER., Otago Witness, Issue 1817, 17 September 1886

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