« ForrigeFortsæt »
RACING INTELLIGENCE EXTRA.
A QUESTION was submitted to the Stewards of the Jockey Club, in the last Craven Meeting, as to the qualification of the Duke of Portland's Beiram colt to start for the 200 sov. Stakes on Friday, for which Stakes he was entered as a b. c. by Beiram, dam by Reveller out of Veil. Veil had produced two fillies by Reveller, one foaled in 1831, which was the dam of the Duke of Portland's colt, the other in 1832. It was proved to the satisfaction of the Stewards that the latter mare was not living when the Beiram colt was born, and they therefore decided that the nomination was valid.
In consequence of representations made by the Stewards of the last Brighton races, Her Majesty has commanded that her annual gift of 100gs. shall in future be paid in specie.
The Grand Stand at Ascot.-The new Master of the Buck Hounds seems determined to render Ascot Heath course one of the finest in the kingdom. A large quantity of new turf has been laid down under the direction of Mr. Hibberd, the Clerk of the course; and at a short distance from the Grand Stand, and close to the turn the course has been widened 50 or 60 feet, thus rendering to the jockeys the sharpness of this corner almost imperceptible, and giving greater facilities to the spectators for viewing the horses as they near the winning post. The green sward in front of the Stand has also been raised. Mr. Skinner, Clerk of the Works, has also caused many improvements to be made in the Grand Stand, which will materially add to the comfort and convenience of the public. The rooms, which were at first" stencilled," and of course marking the visitors' coats with no very desirable color, are now painted in oil: the drawing-room seats have been raised, and two extra doors of admission have been made. The standing-places on the roof have been raised, in some portions nearly five feet, by means of moveable frame-work, which will enable those who are stationed at the back to have an uninterrupted view over the heads of every one in front; and in order to prevent the chance of an accident from pressure behind, an extra stout iron rail has been erected, extending along the whole length of the front of the roof. The letting by auction of the high booths took place on the 20th of April, and realised as good prices as those obtained last year.
A Correspondent from Albrighton, of date April 25, says :-One would naturally infer, after the unsuccessful season of Sir Thomas Boughey, that no one would have had courage enough to encounter disappointments which are so likely to occur; but such there are: Mr. Thomas Holyoake, a good Sportsman, has with a subscription undertaken to hunt a portion of the Albrighton country twice a-week: Mr. Evans, of Wolverhampton, horses the servants. Mr. Stubbs's pack has been transferred by purchase-one hundred pounds the sum given. Now the next move should be a premium offered of another hundred for trapping rabbits effectually without taking or maiming foxes; then the Hunts would go on swimmingly and with every chance of success; but without a decided union amongst the landed proprietors to preserve foxes, little else but mortification and vexation will be the result. The best running foxes are always ramblers, and consequently likely to be trapped. Sir Thomas Boughey has a fine show of young dogs, which were intended to have been entered the next season, but they, with the rest of the kennel, go to the hammer in lots on Wednesday the 13th of May at Birmingham. The horses will be sold the same day; likewise Mr. Stubbs's horses. Such a show will no doubt bring together a good lot of competito.s for hounds and horses.-Yours, &c. ***
It is rumored that Mr. Osbaldeston has reclaimed his hounds from Mr. Hervey Combe, who will give up the Old Berkeley country, the three years for which he had let them having expired.
Wholesale Destruction of Foxes.-Well may some Masters of Hounds in Scotland complain of the scarcity of foxes, when we learn by an Edinburgh Journal of the wholesale destruction which has recently taken place at Moffat. "On the 8th of April (says the Journalist), forty shepherds, armed with fowling pieces, and attended by their collies, turned out at Black Hope, Moffat Water, and, after a chase of six hours, succeeded in slaughtering seven old and fifteen young foxes! One of the men, Robert Rae, boasted of having killed two at one shot!"
EIGHT-OARED MATCH BETWEEN CAMBRIDGE AND OXford.
The first Match of interest this season on the River was between the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, which came off on the 16th of April. The Cantabs had won in two former Matches over the same course (from Westminster Bridge to Putney), the first in 1829 easy, and the second last year by 1 min. 45 sec. These triumphs, however, only incited the Oxonians to renewed exertions, and they sent forth a crew on the present occasion which they deemed capable of wresting the palm from their rivals. The crews who came to the starting place were composed as follows :
Stroke Oar, Mr. Cocks, Brazenose.
6...... Mr. Royds, Brazenose.
3...... Mr. Maberly, Christ Church. 2...... Mr. Pocock, Merton.
Stroke Oar, Mr. Vialls, Trinity.
6 ...... Mr. Penrose, Magdalene.
3.. Mr. Taylor, Trinity.
1 ...... Mr. Mountain, Merton. Mr. Garnett, Brazenose College, cockswain. The day was beautiful, and both parties appeared in high spirits, each confident of victory in the friendly contest. The time appointed for the start was half-past one, and as the hour approached, the River about Westminster Bridge presented a scene of unwonted animation. The bridge itself and the banks on each side were crowded to excess; and the surface of Old
Father Thames was covered with numerous eight-onred cutters, and an immense number of sixes, fours, and wager-boats of all sizes, with half a dozen steamers filled from stem to stern with Amateurs anxious to witness the struggle. Among the most conspicuous of the eights were, two manned by the Guards Club; the Leander, with a crack crew of its Members; the Dolphin, manned by picked watermen, Coombes cockswain; the Umpires' boat, ditto; several from both Universities; and the King's College new boat. The Oxonians' boat was built by Hall, of Oxford, and the Cantabs' by Searle, the average weight of the crews being, Oxford 11st. and Cambridge 11st.-The boats took their stations shortly after the appointed hour, the Oxford, having won the toss, towards the Surrey side, and the Cambridge towards the Middlesex side of the River.
On the signal being given the Oxonians got off first with a good lead, which they kept on to Vauxhall Bridge. The commotion caused by the steamers was very annoying, and all through Chelsea Reach the regularity of the stroke was frequently put out in both boats. At the Spread Eagle, the Oxonians were full three lengths a-head, when the "long and strong pull" of their opponents began to tell, and the space between the boats was sensibly diminishing. Off the Red House the struggle was exciting in the extreme, the Oxonians laying out all their strength to preserve their lead, and the Cantabs creeping on them at every stroke, till they were oar and oar, and then went a-head, placing their antagonists for the first time astern. The Oxonians made tremendous exertions to overhaul their opponents, and repeatedly came up to their stern, which induced the Cantabs to put on the steam to full power, and went away again. When the boats came into the straight piece of water up to Putney Bridge, the Oxonians made a last struggle, coming right in the wake of the Cantabs-not a boat's length astern; and so severely was the contest kept up the remaining distance, that the Cantabs only passed under the centre arch of the bridge three quarters of a boat's length in advance of the gallant crew of the Sister University. The most deafening plaudits greeted them on their arrival, the victors and the vanquished sharing, as they merited, the rounds of applause, for a more spirited or well-contested race was never seen on the waters of the Thames. The distance, five miles and three quarters, was done in 293 min.-The crews, with a large party of friends, dined together at the Bells, Putney, Mr. Vialls, the stroke-oar of the Cambridge boat, presiding, and Mr. Cocks, the stroke-oar of the Oxford, facing him. The competition here to do honor to each other was as conspicuous as their exertions on the River. Every one was gratified at the gentlemanlike and generous spirit in which the Match had been conducted, as also at the unanimity and friendly feeling which was manifested throughout the evening.
Ensign Sullivan, of the 46th, nephew of Sir Charles Sullivan, Bart., who had just joined his regiment at Gibraltar, was thrown from his horse in a Steeple-chase, and died in a few hours afterwards from concussion of the brain.
On the 2d of March last, at Doncaster, Mr. John Boulton, of that town. During a long course of years Mr. Boulton carried on the business of auctioneer; and his correct judgment, sound discrimination, and long experience in the sale of blood stock, &c. entitled him to be considered the Tattersall of the North. He was in the 59th year of his age, and his loss is deeply and sincerely lamented by a large circle of friends and acquaintances for his many superior qualities, as an affectionate husband, a kind father, and a faithful friend, as well as for his gentlemanlike deportment and suavity of manners during a long career of public usefulness.
BETTINGS AT TATTERSALL'S.-APRIL 27.
As was anticipated, the Craven Meeting produced several important changes in the bettings for the two great Epsom events. Theon's race was cleverly won; and, as a matter of course, he rose in the estimation of the public; and now 8 to 1 can scarcely be obtained. Black Bess also delighted her friends by winning easy, and jumped to 28 to 1 for the DERBY, and 4 to 1 for the OAKS. She is a very superior filly. The Angelica colt's defeat was a little cooler" to his very sanguine admirers. Scott's lot is in much request. Assassin's victory sent him at once to the front rank he will be sure to run a good race for the Derby. Lord Exeter's two colts, out of Lucetta and Velvet, have several admirers: the latter ran a remarkably game horse for the Column Stakes. John Day's lot is now reduced to Songster and Wardan; both of which have been frequently backed.
For the OAKS Crucifix and Black Bess command all the attention ; Teleta, it is true, is sometimes mentioned.
The Two THOUSAND GUINEAS STAKES will bring out several of the crack favorites, and its result will affect the Derby odds considerably.
The underneath betting is the latest "state of the poll" at the close of the Room to-day
(For the Nominations for this Race, see Number for August 1838, p. 319.)
5 to 1 agst Lord Westminster's Launcelot, by Camel out of Banter..... trained by Scott. 8 to 1 agst Duke of Cleveland's Theon, by Emilius out of Maria
....... John Smith. 10 to 1 agst Mr. Houldsworth's Confederate, by Velocipede out of Miss Maltby...... W. Trenn. 11 to 1 agst Lord Albemarle's Assassin, by Taurus out of Sneaker (taken freely).... Edwards. 20 to 1 agst Lord Exeter's colt out of Lucetta ......
Turner. Ransom. John Day. Death.
20 to 1 agst Lord Jersey's Muley Ishmael, by Ishmael out of Filagree.... .. ..
..... Johnson. 50 to 1 agst Lord Chesterfield's Gambia, by The Colonel out of Black Daphne...... Scott. 50 to 1 agst Lord Westminster's Maroon, by Mulatto out of Miss Giles............. Scott. 50 to 1 agst Mr. Wreford's Wardan, by Glencoe out of Margellina 50 to 1 agst Captain Robertson's Little Wonder, by Muley
.. John Day.
3 to 1 agst Lord George Bentinck's Crucifix, by Priam out of Octaviana (taken) 7 to 2 agst Colonel Anson's Black Bess, by Camel, dam by Scud (taken) .......... Scott. 10 to 1 agst Mr. Fowler's Lalla Rookh, by Defence out of Leila (taken)............ Flintoff. 10 to 1 agst Mr. Wigram's Teleta, by Plenipotentiary out of Miriam (taken) Boyce.
THE TWO THOUSAND GUINEAS STAKES.
5 to 2 agst Crucifix (taken).
9 to 2 agst the Angelica colt (taken).
3 to 1 agst Confederate (taken).
NOTICES TO CORRESPONDENTS.
CECIL'S conclusion of the "Atherstone country" appears abruptly cut short the latter portion arrived too late for insertion in the present Number.
We have received several favors: among them we may name the conclusion of AN AMATEUR'S Remarks on the first Treatment of some Injuries and Diseases to which the Horse is subject; and "Scenes and Sports in Foreign Lands;" which shall have early insertion.
So few of the "official returns" of Races past have been published up to the time of " going to press," that we postpone those received till next month. Agar Hansard's "Book of Archery" has been received.
I. PORTRAIT OF DON. II. THE OTTER SURPRISED.
NEWMARKET FIRST SPRING MEETING.
THIS Meeting, always an attractive one, was more than usually so this season from the interest created by the race for the Two Thousand Guineas Stakes. Speculation on this race had throughout the winter been most extensive, and large sums were laid out upon the Angelica colt, Muley Ishmael, Wardan, Ottoman, Confederate, Grey Milton, and Crucifix. It will be seen that four of the above crack favorites put their backers" in the hole" by not shewing at the post at all; and the two others sadly disappointed their anxious admirers by their signal defeat by the splendid-running Crucifix. The ground was exceedingly hard, and this will account for the scantiness of the Fields in the Plate races. Handicaps were out of the question-not one race filled. The company was more numerous than at any period within my recollection,
VOL. XXI.-SECOND SERIES.-No. 122.