RACING AT NEWMARKET.
The Prince of Wales's colt Diamond Jubilee was made favourite for tho Boscawen Stakes at the Newmarket First October meeting, and this time he won by a head. The victory was loudly cheered, more on account of the success of the Prince of Wales's popular colours, /the Sportsman says, than because of anything in the form shown, for Paigle, who was second, is a long way from a good one. Still, 'Diamond Jubilee ran his race out honestly, and, having abandoned his evil courses, may ba expeoted to become a credit to his family, although he is evidently neither a Persimmon nor a. Florizel 11. Move runners than had been looked for came out for the Jockey Club Stakes, but the race seemed so absolutely at the mercy of Flying Fox that beyond the satisfaction of seeing the victory of a thoroughbred of the befet class, interest centred in the battle for second and third money. ,Tfcose desirous of backing the Kingselere colt ■had to lay 8 to 1 on him. As had been expected, Flying Fox won in hollow style, and was followed home by Seintillanl, between whom and Choson there was a spirited struggle for second place, which the former secured by a neck. Tho "Special Commisisioner" says of the race: At first glance Flying Fox did not look quite so blooming as at Doncaster, but that was duo only to the change of weather, which had affected his coat. In himself ho stripped oven better than ho did on-the St. Leger day, and nobody dreamed of anything else winning. The other 'Derby winner, Jeddah, came later into tho paddock, and he was looking big, muFcular, and fresh — almost too fresh, perhaps ; but his near foreleg is in such ti dicky condition /that Marsh deserves every credit for getting ■him to tho post at all. A very little Irish !boy, who is called Pat, was on the back of the igigantic eon of Janissary, and tho contrast the pair was decidedly amusing. Sweet Marjorie and Landrail are two nice fillies, especially tho latter, but their chances ,wore not seriously considered. St. Gris, looking very big in condition, accompanied ChoBon into the paddock, and I believe hopes are still entertained that tho son of Galopin will again show winning form. It is easy to see bow euch a heavy horse, with such fiat, shallow feet, must be more or less helpless on fliard ground. Chopon is no beauty, but id a eerviceable sort with plenty of power. The favourite showed a few of his donkey trick 3 .■when he stopped for a few moments on the vray down to the start, and there was some little trouble with him when he got there, but when once they wero off it was the old story, and at no part of the race was he to gallop.
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RACING AT NEWMARKET., Otago Witness, Issue 2385, 23 November 1899
RACING AT NEWMARKET. Otago Witness, Issue 2385, 23 November 1899
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