Mr Lefevre heads the list of ' winning owners ' for 1883, as he has ' annexed 'no less a sum than £20,536 ; then follow, in ihe order named, Lord Fuloiouth, with £18,434 ; Sir F Johnstone, £17,551 ; Mi Robert Peck, £16,505; the Duke of Hamilton, £12,529 ; Mr L. de Rothschild, £11,782. Mr Lefevre owes his position to Tristan, Who, although a five year old, bas won £7,600 ; to Hauteur £2,900. Ladislas £3,650, both three year olds ; and to Wild Thyme, a twb year old,- £4,275. .It will be seen that these three animals have won him nearly all the money. We shall have to search back many years before we find a five year old who has won atthat age £7,600 ; indeed, I question if snch another case can be pointed to in the axm-ls of racing, and for two reasons— first* there are very few valuable slakes open to animals over three years old ; and.secondly, for these, there are but few good animals keep Bound enough to compete for them. For Lord Falmonth's eighteen thousand Galliard and Busy body arechieny responsible. The farmer won, besides other minor events, the Two Thousand Guineas and Prince of Wales Stakes at Ascot, bringing in £8,500, and Buaybody, who won the Middle-park Plate, earned altogether close on £5000. Sir Frederick Johnstone has to thank St. Blaise's lucky Derby victory and tbe brilliant handicap performances ot that grand maie Corrie Roy for the place he occupies on the list. Lively, too, contributed £2,500, and Keir and others minoi amounts, Mr Robert Peck's is almost a new name as a winning • owner,' yet he has already run up into fourth place. His colors have shot first past the post on no less than 42 occasions during the year, so that he has won almost every description of race. Superba, his crack two year old, won him seven races worth nearly £1000 each, aslfind her total winnings were £6,480. The unbeaten Barcaldine also helped Mr Peck's figures very materially. Xhe Duke of Hamilton has to thank ussian for over £9000 out of the total of £12,000 •son by his Grace. The Leger winner, o*=3ian, was unlucky early in the season, but he made ample amends in the autumn, and his £9,111 is the highest amount won by auy animal of any age this year. Mr Leopold de Rothschild has won no less than 50 races, although his total is only £11,000 odd. Lord Rosehery figures fairly hiehin the list, his Oaks victress Bonnie Jean i. ■ „*u.~."-— -r- * -w.xMium.ur. Jfoor Count Lagrange", wbose death I have alluded to elsewhere, only won one race in England, viz, the Criterion, worth about a thousand pounds, and won by Archiduc. The champion three year old is undoubtedly Border Minstrel, who,although unfortunately not engaged in either Two Thousand, Derby, or Leger, has won ten races without being once defeated, and t-is includes Her Majesty's Gold Vase at Ascot and the Goodwood Cup. Barcaldine has quitted the post for the paddock, and he mnst, I suppose, be given the palm over all the horses, of whatever age, who have stripped this "year, as he has never yet been defeated, and at weight for age, when notoriously unfit, he cut down Tristan with ease at Kempton, whilst he won the Northumberland Plate in a canter under a crushing impost. Tristan and Corrie Roy rank next amongst the older horses, Of the two year olds St Simon seems to be a lot better than the next best of his age, and 1 hear he can do marvellous things, He, unfortunately, is not engaged in any of the great events of 1884.— Robin Hood.
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Racing Winners, Southland Times, Issue 4912, 11 April 1884
Racing Winners Southland Times, Issue 4912, 11 April 1884
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