TALK OF THE DAY. ENGLISH RACING.
The ex-New Zealander, Seringapatam (Screw Gun) \><T3 a competitor in the field that ran for the Trial Stakes on the first day of the Ascot meeting. The race was run over a cour-e of peven furlongs and 166 yards, and Seringapatam finished 1 in the ruck. Wate-rshed, by Watercress — Parthenia, a colt running in the American sportsman's (Mr W. C. Whitney) nomination, accounted for the race, and started se-cond-favourite, Avhilst 100 to 8 was on offer against Seringapatam. Another race that fell to an American-owned horse was theAscot Stakes, of 1630aovs. This event was won by Mr Foxhali Keene's Sinopi, by Marcion — Simonetta, and behind the winner was 14- others, amongst whom were the Aus-tralian-bred Syerla and the Carbine mare Semper Vigilans. The lucky star of the great punting owner, Mr R. S. Sievier, shone out in the Aacot Bienniel Stakes, of 1160sovs, a race for two-year-olds. Starting favourite at 6 to 5 against, Sievier's colt Lavongro, by Ladas, won all the way. In a field of four the Carbine cole Mannlicher (belonging to the Duke of Portland) ran into third place in the Gold Vase, a w.f.a. race of the value A 72030v5. The distance of the race was two miles, and the winner, Sir J. Blundell Maple's col f Mackintosh, by Florizel 11. won easily in 3.43. The principal race of the day was the Prince of Wales Stakes, of 2120sovs, for three-year-olds. Mi D. Baird's Donovan colt Veronese started second favourite, and beat six others. For the Royal Hunt Cup, of 255050v5. one of the chief prizes on the programme- for the second day, a fi£id of 21 faced the starter. The race fell to Stealaway, by Morion — Flyaway, nd W. C. Whitney's Spectrum war second, with Forfarshire third. Mr Spencer Gollan's Australian Star started second favourite at 9 to 2, but finished unplaced. The Fern Hill Stakes was won 'by W. C. Whitney's Elizabe-th M., by Watercress, and amongst the starters was the 10,000-pounder Toddington, who finished fifth. Sievier's colt is now a pronounced roare-. and although the colt had never been beaten as a two-year-old, he tasted defeat for the first time in thi< race. The Coronation Stakes, of 370050v3, was contested by a field of 13, and Mas v>on by Bella Gallma, by Gallinule. Fleur D'etg. a filly belonging to Sir F.. Cissels, was second. Although Bend Or is now a good, upe ago, he is still capable of ■producing w inner*. a» Sir Bennet, a colt by him, uceoim'ufHl for a ■valuable iace on the day's nrogramine. The A -cot Derby Siakc-3 of 1400--o\is \\a« v. on by (>boch. by Oberon, from four oHieit. On the third day of tho meeting. Sir F.. CVssel'a Sonatura lan a dead hrat with the Bond Oi colfc. Lord Bob=. m (he Rout- Memorial Stakes. The Cold Cup (\aluc ot the £3560) fell to the uel'-knuuu. theuu'ieal inaii.igpr. \iv ('■. K'lwaivle*. with the a-^istance of Ins ( olr Santoi. The colt started f;n ourito. iiud \\<i-. followed hom° by W. C Whitney'^ Kilmarnook II uixl Foi failure, in addition to tbree oHior,. :iiii(Mig~t whom was King's Courier, raid to be ono of the handsomest horses, if not tiip hdiidsotnct horse, in England. King's Courier was purchased by Lord Ki^-mero ,nt the sale of R. S Sievier's horoGb. The New Stakes, ot 173250\», for
two-year-olds, introduced the colt Duke of Westminster, who was purchased by R. S. Sievier at the sale of the late Duke of Westminster's yearlings, for 5600ga, and is a son of Orme and Gantlet. Another starter in the race was a full brother to Flying Fox. Thus colt cost 5700gs as a yearling. The Duke of Westminster won by three lengths and Flying Lemur (the brother to Flying Fox) was unplaced, although he started at even money on. The winner is engaged in next year's Two Thousand Guineas, Derby, and St. Leger, besides claiming engagements in most of the principal races during the present and next season. Mr Foxhall Koene's colt Olympian, by Domino, won a race for two-year-olds during the day from two others, and Sir E. Cassel's colt Handicapper finished out of a place in the St. James's Palace Stakes, of 245050v5, won by Lauzan, a St. Simon colt. On th< fourth and concluding day of the meeting, the American owner, W. C. Whitney, won three races — the Alexandra Plate (1690sovs, with a sweepstakes of 25sovs each), with Kilmarnock II; the Windsoi Castle Stakes, with a Henry of Navarre frlly ; and the King's Stand Stakes, with Elizabeth M. In the opening event of the day Mr Homan (the gentleman who recently purchased Uniform) was successful in scoring a win with his colt Cecil Winkfield. The Hardwicke Stakes (of 256550v5, run over a mile and a-haif) was won by Merry Gal, by Galopm, in 2.37 3-5, from five others, amongst whom, was Seringapatam (Screw Gun). This latter horse was an outsider in the betting, and finished with the unplaced division.
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TALK OF THE DAY. ENGLISH RACING., Otago Witness, Issue 2473, 7 August 1901
TALK OF THE DAY. ENGLISH RACING. Otago Witness, Issue 2473, 7 August 1901
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