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ENGLISH EXTRACTS.

EPSOM RACES.

The Derdy Day.— Wednesday. The Derby was won by Beadsman, Lord Derby's crack horse, Toxophilite, being second. The race is thus described : — Ditto and Physician were the first to make their appearance on the course, and they walked up as the other competitors approached the grand stand from the paddock. The preliminary canters were quickly over, and the horses proceeded to the post in a body, and had no sooner quitted the paddock than the spectators were startled with a shout of " They're off! " so sudden and unexpected was the start, The lot got away in a cluster, and a hum of satisfaction was occasioned by the tact with which Mr Hibburd had dropped his flag and relieved the spectators from all suspense. Eclipse was the first to show in advance, but, immediately the horses " had got on their legs," Physician rushed to the front, Eclipse keeping close company with him for a short distance, when he dropped back, and Fitzßoland went on second, with Ditto, Eclipse, Beadsman, Jordan, Harry, Stanley, and the Cymba colt in a cluster next, and, as nearly as we could make out, in the order named, East Langton and Pelissier showing in the middle of thcruck, Carmel toiling on several lengths in the rear. At the top of the hill Eclipse ran into the second place, Jordan, Ancient Briton, and Toxophilite lying well up behind him, and[King of Sardinia joining Car-

mel at the extreme end of " the tail." At the mile post Fitzßoland repassed Eclipse, who went on third ; Ditto and Beadsman • showing well up in their wake, with Toxophilite just behind them. On descending the hill at Tattenham Corner, Fitzßoland headed Physician, who soon afterwards gave way, Toxophilite taking Becond place, while Eclipse, Ditto, Happy Land, Beadsman, the ftadji, Kelpie, East Langton, Longrange, and Ethiopian next in pursuit. Just before reaching the road, Ditto disappeared from the front, and Beadsman took his place. They ran thus to the distance, where FitaRoland was beaten, Eclipse being left with a slight lead, Toxophilite lying second, Beadsman third, and the Hadji next. About half-way up, Eclipse declined, and Beadsman took close order with Toxophilite, quitted him opposite the Grand Stand, and won easily by a length. Lord Derby's colt beating the Hadji by two lengths for second place. Four lengths off, Eclipse was fourth, East Langton was a bad fifth, and Fitzßoland sixth. The next lot comprised Ethiopian, Dumfries, Ditto, and Longrange. The last four beaten off were Joidan, Happy Land, Deceiver, and Brother to Bird-on-the-Wing. Lord Glasgow's colt was absolutely last." The Oaks Day, Friday. The principal event was distinguished by that rare occurrence, a " dead heat." The deciding heat, which was run at five o'clock, detained many persons longer on the Downs than they had intended, and after it there was a general rush for conveyances to the railway station, whilst hoises on the hill were " put to " with extraordinary rapidity. The dead heat created a deep sensation, but the ultimate success of Governess was regarded with great satisfaction by those persons who had looked with suspicion on Gildermire's running at Chester. In 1858 it will be remembered that Ellington was beaten for the Dee Stakes, and yet he won the Derby ; and it is, at least, a strange coincidence that another animal belonging to Admiral Harcourt should in 1858 be disgracefully defeated for the " Dae," and yet be within an ace of carrying off the Oaks, " Tom Dawson " ran second and third, getting a little nearer with Gildermire than he did with his Hadji for the Derby. The Oak Stakes, of 50 soys. each, h. ft., for three-yr-olds ; fillies, Bst. 71b. each. The second to receive 100 soys. out of the Stakes. Mile and a half. 152 subs. Mr Gratwicke's Governess, by Chatham, Bst. 71b fAshmall) \ 1 Admiral Harcourt's Gildermire, by the Flying Dutchman, Bst 71b (Aldcroft) f 2 Mr Jackson's Tunstall Maid, by Touchstone, Bst. 71b (Charlton) 3 The following also ran : Proud Preston, Peg, Perfection, Target, Sunbeam, Rose de Florence, Chanoinesse, Princess Royal, Botany, My Niece, and La Fille dv Regiment. The Race. — After a little wheeling about and turning about, Mr Hibburd dropped his flag, and they got away in a cluster. On 1 settling into their places, Gildermire rushed to the front, and was soon in possession of a lead of half a dozen lengths, Governess lying off until after rounding Tattenham Corner, when she drew forward. After crossing the road Gildermire still held the lead, with Sunbeam, Tunstall Maid, and Governess next. At the distance the race was left to the first three, a most exciting " set to " between Governess and Gildermire, ending in a dead heat. Tunstall Maid was third, a length off, and Sunbeam fourth, clear of her. Princess Royal was fifth, La Fille dv Regiment sixth. My Niece »nd Bounty were the two last. Value of the stakea,£397s.

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ENGLISH EXTRACTS., Taranaki Herald, Volume VII, Issue 320, 18 September 1858, Supplement

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