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HOME SPORTING AND DRAMATIC NOTES.

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Othello has been again translated iato French, with indifferent success. The Zoological Necropolis Association has been started iv London. The object is to provide a burying ground for pet animals.

Shotover, the winner of the Two Thousand and the Derby, was scarcely mentioned in the betting previous to the former race. She wasjeven excluded in some papersfrom the list of probable starters. It may be mentioned that of the sixteen starters for the Two Thousand, tihotover was the only lady. Mr Lonllard, the Yankee owner of horses has been considerably abused for keeping his horse Gerald in the bettiag for the Two Thousand, and scratching his name out just before the race. He acted in a similar crooked manner with Iroquoiin the City and Sxiburban. MrKeeue, the other large American owner is decidedly more of the " clean potatoe " than the tricky Lorillard. Mj George Sims has written a new melodrama entitled " The Romany Rye " The iloyal Italian Upera opened in London in April with the ever -welcome Hugenots. Signor Bevignani conducted, and the band of 8L performers was led by Mr Carrodus. Lucia, Faust, and GuiU laume 'Tell were announced.

A London-French Musical Festival and Competition was to be held on June 21 and<2l, at the Albert Hall. Kaufmann's menagerie is the largest in Germany, and perhaps ia Europe. Miss Kaufmann, daughter of the proprietor, is the lion* tamer. She should make an excellent wife for a timid man.

Barnmn is going to England with his show and circus- They don't seem to pay in Yankeeland. Barnuaa's last advertisement was to petition the King of Siara for a white elephaut, as a foil to jumbo, it may be presumed. "Far from the Madding Crowd" has been produced at the Globe Theatre. The play is written by Messrs Hardy and Carr, and is founded on Mr Hardy's novel ot the same name, it is fairly successful, but is not equal to Mr Pinero's "Squire," which is alleged to have been plagiarised by Mr Pinero from Mr Har.dy's novel without acknowledgment, Mr Pinero stoutly denies having read the novel. If he did not, this is yet anoiher instance of a queer, a very queer coincidence. Mr James Bullock, the celebrated trainer of the late Earl of Warwick, died at Warwick, aged 70. German Opera opened at Drury Lane, London, with great success. There was promised eight extracts from the Wagnerian repertory, while the more melodious works of Beethoven, Mozart and Weber, were also to be represented. Herr von Suppe's Opera of Boccaccio, was very successful in London. ' The Prince's Theatre, Portsmouth, was totally destroyed by fire on April 25th. Incendiarism is suspected Only six fillies started for the One Thousand. *' Forty to one, bar three," could be had for the asking, and 4 to 1 was laid on the Duke of Westminster's Shotover, in consequence of her easy win in the Two Thousand. The race resulted in a "slashing finish between the three Hermits," says the Sporting News, " St. Marguerite winning by a neck from Shotover, whilst Nellie was only a head behind the favorite." Both Nellie and Shotover got away before tlie race, the former managing, when rearing, to over-balance herself and fall on her back.

The Marylebone Cricket Club numbers 2657 members. The ground staff for the year will consist of T. Hearne, West, Flanagan, Clayton, llylott, ivlorley, Wild, Mycroft, llamlon, Flowers, Wheeler, Price Pilling, Barnes, Midwinter, G-uun, Seo'ton, Hay, and one or two others. The new President is Lord Belper. Lord Harris, of cricket fame, who his recently been abroad, will play for Kent during this season. Mrs Langlry has made a hit in the part of Hester Grazebrook, in Tom Taylor's excellent play, "The Unequal Match," The following ia an aocount of. the race

for the 103 rd English Derby, won by Shotover:— ' '" , ', Duke of Westminster's eh £ Shotover, by Hermit— Stray : shot, Bst slb, (Cannon) 1 ' ... '..', 1 Lord Bradford's b c Quicklime, by Wenlock — Duvernay, Bst 101 b, (Wood) 2 Mr P. Lorillard's eh c Sachem, by War Dance— Sly Boots, ' Bst 101 b, (Webb) 3 I Gerald was fractious alongside his stable companion before the field congregated. After a couple of breaks away, Mr M'Gregor started the competitors in beautiful order, the American representatives, Sachem and Gerald, being fortunate iv getting off well and in good position near the rails. In a few moments, however, Real Grit dashed to the front, only to beheaded by Marden and Brnce, who going at their fastest pace were soon three or four lengths ahead of Purssbsarer, Keal Grit, and Sachem, Quicklime and Shotover lying off in company with Dutcb Oven and Satrap on the outside. This order was maintained through the Furzes without any material change, the pace being so good that when they emerged into full view again Gerald had enough of it. His stable companion, on the other hand, was still holding a prominent position, going with masterly style so much so that before reaching Tattenham Corner the backers of Mr Lorillard's horse were extremely jubilant. The son of War Dance was ruaniug well within himself, but that crucial test of soundness and stamina, tbe incline from Tat cabana corner into the straight, soon altered the complexion of affair.*. Executor who had been lying well in the ruck, was disposed of, and then in turn Pursebesrer, Fenelon, and Garetb. were doae with, and Marden and Bruce ran wide at the bend, and let through Shotover, Quicklime and Dutch Oven. The last named tired a couple of hundred yards from home, and Marden and Bruce were likewise soon disposed of. Then Quicklime for a few strides bad the best of the struggle, but Cannon, timing hi 3 effort with Shotover to a nicety, woo handsomely at the finish by three-quarters of a length. Sachem, finishing strong, overhauled th~ puffed up favorite in the last fifty yaids, and secured the by no means barren honor of a place by a head, Bruce came in fourth, Gareth fifth, Parsebearer sixth, D itch Oven seventh, Fenelon eighth, Gerald ninth ; Real Grit tenth, the last being Satrap and Psycho. > The time was 2tnins 45.3-53ec9, which ia 4.2-ssec3 faster than Iroquois won in last year, and the best time m ide since Kisber , 2raina dlsecs in 1876.

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HOME SPORTING AND DRAMATIC NOTES., West Coast Times, Issue 4123, 3 July 1882

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