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On the first day of the Newmarket July meeting there was a huge field of 22 runners for a Maiden Two-years-old Race, in which i St. Louvaine led her field a merry dance, and • won by half a dozen lengths. Owing to a muddle as to which was the right wiuningpost, Pax very luckily pulled off the Hare Park Handicap by a head from Solitaire, who certainly would have beaten the winner but for Sam Loates's quickness in taking ad- | vantage of the general mistake of the other jockeys in pulling- up too soon. The chief ■ event was the July Stakes, an old-established ! two-year-old event, concerning which Mr Allison writes : " After Good Morning had shown the best speed up to the distance, Limosa colt and Doricles seemed to have the foot of "Veles, but the son of Isinglass struggled on with bulldog courage, as at Ascot, and it made one 'fairly cringe to hear the three whips going crack, crack remorselessly on those young things. If there were honours in the finish, they rested with Veles, who made the dead heat, but not one of the three "was in the slightest degree disgraced. I only hope they will all forget the severe dressing they received. Doricles has obviously profited by his first race at Ascot, but I shall nevertheless stand Veles to bea.t him when next they meet." Veles, by Isinglass — Velleda, by Robert the Dcvil — Idun, by JRosicrucian, was bred by his owner, Sir R. Waklie Griffith, and made his fij-st appearance on a racecourse at the Newmarket Craven meeting, where he ran third to Miranda and Manhattan Boy for the Fitzwilliam Stakes,' beaten three lengths and half a length from the winner. He won the First Sr>ring Two-year-old Stakes at Newmarket the next time out, and followed this up by taking the John o' Gaunt Pla.te at Manchester from five opponents. He next ran at Ascot in the Forty-eighth Triennial Stakes, in which he beat Lord Melton by a head, Doricles (in receipt of 51b) and five others being behind the leading pair. His next appearance was in the July Stakes. Doricles, son of Florizcl II and Rosalie, by Rosicrucian — Pitteri, by The Prime Minister, was bred by his owner, Mr Leopold de Rothschild, and made hit first appearance on a racecourse at Ascot, where he ran third lo Veles and Lord Melton for the Forty-eighth Triennial Stake?:, beaten a head, and three lengths from the winner. This was his only outing under colours previous to his ifice for the July Stake?. On the following day San Francisco, who is an own brother to St. Frn=rjuin. won the Plantation Stakes for Mr Leopold de Rothschild, and Volodyovski got the" best of Princess -^Vlelton by a neck in the Stud Produce Stakes, the pair coining right away from their field, despite the fact that they were both giving away lumps of weight all around. The winner is by Florizel TI from La, Reins, by Rosicrucian — Hue and Cry. by Wild Dayrell. Diamond Jubilee never lpoked better than when stripped for the Princess of Wales' s Stakes, and was, moreover, on his best behaviour. But, remarks the Sportsman, he had a Trig task set him to give 201b to Merry Gal. who had run very well for a mile behind La^ Roche in the Oaks, and was here lha mount of little Reiff. Riding to his orders to make the most of his pull in the weights, he brought the Fo\-hill mare along for uV- ?h& wa*» worth, and getting off in front stayed there lo the ond, de<rote the gallant struggles j of the brother to Persimmon. The Derby j winner, nevertheless, ran well, and beat, Caiman, whom he was meeting at level weights, by a couple of lengths. Merry Gal is a charming filly — hard, wiry, wide-hroped. and truemade at all points. She is bloodlike withal, and sloes immense credit lo such an old horse as Galomn when he aired her. She was said to have been tried 2st 71b better than Za-gio-a, and to q-ive ?,01b to form like that might well be deemed out of the question. Then, too. she got away remarkably well, and more ! or le,«? chopped her field.

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RACING AT HEADQUARTERS., Otago Witness, Issue 2423, 23 August 1900

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RACING AT HEADQUARTERS. Otago Witness, Issue 2423, 23 August 1900