DERBY BAY, June 1.
The metropolitan pic nic—London's one great " day out"—came off with even more than it? usual eclat, bustle, and excitement, on the, Ist June. There is no mistake about it, in spite of all that has been said and written to the contrary, the Derby Day increases in interest and importance each year. Nor does the influx of railway passengers seem at all to influence the attendance of the ilite of the cnurae.. Every place is equally crowded, the'day is hot, and all are getting impatient, as the bell rings, and the .police at last set to wort to clear the course, a work apparently of superhuman difficulty, but I which is at last accomplished,. and the Aunt > Sallys, stalls, weighing machines, hawkers, dogs, and booths are successfully ejected. Then ' comes the. first race,' about which no 'one cafes a straw, which people only look at because they are'tired of looking at one another, just as they | "do how arid then at " Jane Shore "on a boxing , j night before the pantomime. A little interval and again the course is cleared, and the excitement begins to. rise. By and by, amid a hum of expectation and anxiety, 'the '• horses come out in twos and threes. The excitement grows deeper and deeper as they range themselves' at the starting post, where a good deal of difficulty is experienced in getting them into line, so much so that it is 20 minutes to 4 ere the flag falls definitely, and, amid a deep silence, away they go, emerging in a few seconds on 'the top of the hill in a cluster which apparently a sheet would suffice to cover. Another second and the cry is '• Hats off!" and the vast multitude, looking white with upturned faces, stand .bareheaded in the sun. -The horses sweep by like a whirlwind, and almost within a minute, the Derby is run and won. . ' ■ Electric and Lord of the Manor were the first to show in advance, but on going up the hill Gall us and Lord of the Manor were seen leading the way, :: with Promise Land, Nirarod, Reynard, Volcano, and Phantom next. In the extreme.rear were Schuloff, Trumpeter, and Polonius. They ran with little alteration to the. top of the hill, where Promise Land showed in advance, with Nimrod, Reynard, and Gallus next-; Trumpeter, who had been lying in the rear, drawing, up. ; Promised Land went on with the running round Tattenhani corner, with Volcano, Musjid, Trumpeter, Marionette, and Tioket-of-leaveln close pursuit. On enteriug the straight some crowding and confusion occurred, for Volcano was knocked right out of his stride, and he sent Musjid with him. The lot was soon righted, and; Musjid waited upon Promised Land to -about half the distance, where be came out and .won by half a length ; a neck.between'the second and .tkird, and the same between the third arid fourth. Marionette was fifth, Defender sixth, Newcastle seventh, Gamester-eighth, Gladiolus aud Sir Hercules inext. The-last lot comprised Schuloff, Electric, Lovett, Lord .of. the Manor, Nimrod,' and Balnamoon. . J \" .
~ the oaks. —June 3,
Tlie Oi'kks Stakes, of 50 soys.. each, b. ft.; for 3 ■yr.-o'ld fillies, Bst. 71b. each. The seboud to receive 100 soys. out of the stakes. Mile aiid a half to be run od the New Course. 168 subs. " - Lord Londesborough's Summerside, by West -. : Australian ■ (Fordham) 1 Mr. J. Clark's Scent, Hst. 7rt>. ... (J. Maun) 2 Mr. J. Lowe's WilJ Buss, Bst. 7lb ; (L. Snowden) 3 Mr. W. S. S. Crawford's Mayopese,Bst. 71b (Wells) 4 The following also ran:—Kosabei, BUcr, Ariadne, Little Agnes, Allegro, Schism, Woman in Black, Sourenir, Prelude, Lord Glasgow's filly by Orlando, and Meg , Merrilies. * The Ra.ce.—Directly Mr. Hibburd lowered bis flag Allegra assumed tlie lead, Rosabel and Souvenir taking the second and third places; Schism followed next on. the far side, Physalis filly sixth, with Prelude at hw , quarters; and 'then came the ruck, in the centre of which iwe'reMayonaise.and Sumraerside, the Woman in Black being last of all. , At the mile post Souvenir had a slight lead of Allegra,. and the lot got closer together as : they travelled along the top ridge of the.far side of the course, but at this point we were unable plearly to define
the exact positions, in consequence of the Laze; but the leading rank.still remained: the; same. On coming round Tattenliam corner Souvenir', was in difficulties, and speedily, retired from the Premiership... .The running was how taken, up by. Prelude, followed by Schism, aria the favorite drew forward from the middle of the ruck and placed herself next in order. ■ Prelude and Schism dropped'back again tired'of-the pace, on.entering the straight and Mayonawe came to, the fore, and SuramerHido took up a position on the lower side next to her. This couple were succeeded by; Prelude, Wild Hose, and Scent, and so the five raced from the distance. On approaching the grand stand Preludehad shot her bolt, and Mayonaise was likewise evidently in -• trouble.' Surarnerside came out opposite the betting enclosure the instant she was called upon l>y Fordham, and responding gallantly she cleared the remaining portion of the distance, and won cleverly by half a length. . Scent held on to the finish in a game manner, and beat Wild Rose for 'second place by.ahead only. Mayonaise was merely enabled to obtain fourth place a aeck from Wild Rose; Prelude, was fifth, Ariadne : sixth, Meg Merrilies seventh, Woman in Black eighth, Little Agnes, Schism, the Pbysalis filly, and Allegra were next' The last three "beaten off were EHer, Souvenir, and Rosabel. - ; '' ' ■
THE DERBY SETTIISO AT iATTEEBALL'e.
The Preliminary adjustment of accounts.took, place on June 6, and the settliiig made steady progress. Mr. %-^~ ,~dfth'e'MidlandCounties was one of the absentees, but his disappearance had been long anticipated. >fr. W——,. a residing on.the Suffolk,coast; was' also reported hit to the,.amount of about £16,000, and his, liabilities-.were;*it •is .said, chiefly incurred, in "double event? bets. . An offer of 7s. in the pound was not accepted by, his creditors..; The winners on the Epsom races have been confined to. that class of turfites denominated " gentletrien sportsmen"—members, chiefly, of the Club—but their gains on'Musjid were materially lessened , by their losses on Mayonaise for the Oaks.- It is said in addition to the stakes, worth £6750, Sir Joseph ' Hawley wins between £12,003 and £20,000 in bets.' He refused to hedge a great portion of his money, owing to the liberties which were taken with his horse at Bath. Captain L ;, and several noblemen of distinction also threw in for large stakes. The ranks of the .ring have been very slightly thinned. The Mr. referred to above sent in his ■ account ,wifh an offer of a compromise, which was accepted .by all save two or three creditors. Oα the principle uf a " little being better than none," people who have. to receive from him will, doubtless, accede.to his terms. - Thus has been played out the last scene of the Epsom week—a week which will be remembered by the man for -the peculiar interests which it involved, and, which will be recollected by the spectator for the immense degree of fun and excitement which it occasioned.
ASCOI BACsi'B,' 'TUESDAY; JtTHE 14,
In anticipation of the Queen's visit extraordinary preparations were made in the royal stand and on the course.for;the opening -day's sport. Her Majesty,, however, did. not arrive, important State business doubtless preventing her from witnessing the • proceedings. Since last year £400 extra has been 'given from- the race fund, and this sum has been wisely esed to establish new and popular states. ''. Alterations and improvements on the course we are annually called upon to notice, and tais x year we are not exempt from this duty. Among the most important pf them is the removal of H the old .betting stand, which used materially, to i impede the view of the- new mile. The stands I,have ..been thoroughly cleaned and ..repaired, and they quite glistened in their whiteness under, an unclouded sun. ■ The principal-events of-the first day's races are as follows.— • -' "" ' * f . The Tbial Stakes of 5 soys. each, with 50 added, for, 2-yroldsar.d upwards was won by Mr. T. Parr's Sedbury, beating Ardour, Fadladeen, Fright, aud 10 others. * ' . ' ■ The Ascot Deuby' Stakes of 50 soys. each, for 3-yr-olds, was won by Sir S. Monek's Gamester, beating Brother to Sydney and.Phantom. The Gold Vase,.given by her "Majesty, added to a Swejpstakes of 20 sors. ' each,-for 3-yr-olds and upwards, was wou by Mr. W. Day's Schism, beating Leamington, Tournament, Miss Catb, and Black Tommy. The Ascot Stakes of-25 soys. each,B3 subs,----55 of who n pay 5 soys., was won by Mr. C.Bernard's Rouble, beating Prince of Denmark and compromise.
Wednesday, J use 15.'- '" The only item of importance oa the second day of the races was the following :— ' The Royal Hukt. Cap, a piece of plate valiie2ob soys., by subscription of lOsovs. each, with 100 added. ■ Winners extra.. New mile. 60 subs. . . , Col. Pearson's, King-at-Arms, by Kingston, 3 yrs, 7st. 21b (Britton) * . Mr. W. Day's Chism, 3 jts 6st. 91b .....(J: Adams) *. [This was a dead haat between these two horses.] Followed "by Brother to Sydney, Lord Nelson, Znyder. Zee, Tiara,., Mentmore, GlenmassoD, Kestrel, Blackthorn, Star of the East, Botany, Adatnas, Queen of the Soutlr, Gilliver, Fleet; Lord Berkelv, Sam Spode, Twilight, Glenbuck, Gracchus, Ariadne, Harry Stanley, Artless, Turret, Petra, Orleans, Artist, Lord,of the Manor, Marseillaise, Wanderer, Mutineer, Eller, , and Wpodburn. . • ...'■;;.;.',.' For the deciding heat—6.too was alternately betted on each, King-at-Arms having the icill at the close. Schism . made play atlthe .Sis.tance, wherei she was"beatei», r Snrf King-at-Arms won at his ease by two lengths. .... ,'■■-
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SPORTING., Wellington Independent, Volume XV, Issue 1357, 23 August 1859
SPORTING. Wellington Independent, Volume XV, Issue 1357, 23 August 1859
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