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was a fairish racer, and on one fortunate occasion he had the honor of beating the renowned Harkaway for the Gold Cup at Wolverhampton : it must, however, be admitted, that Harkaway was amiss, and old Lye took advantage of that circumstance at the eleventh hour. There is, I am told, excellent accommodation for mares and foals at 10s. per week, and corn may be had at the market price. For any other information respecting this son of Sultan, I beg to refer my Readers to Mr. Thomas Robinson, High Wycombe, where the horse may be scen on application. Kremlin was once a pet of the late Duke of Cleveland.
The Willesdon Paddocks are this year handsomely furnished with popular favorites: amongst the many may be named CHARLES-THETWELFTH, RATCATCHER, and SCROGGINS-blood fit for all sorts of
Charles-the-Twelfth was bred by Major Yarburgh in 1836, got by Voltaire out of Laurel's dam, &c. His first race was for the Great Liverpool Cup in 1839, which he gained from a large and highly respectable Field. His race with Euclid for the St. Leger is too well known to be noticed here, and indeed his other gallant doings are by far too green to be at this period forgotten. Last season this valuable stallion was "housed" at the Sheffield Lane Paddocks, where he received some very polite attention from "fashionable Ladies." His present price of covering is the same as last year, namely 12gs. each mare, with 1g. to the groom. To my Country Readers I beg to observe that Willesdon Paddocks are about four miles from London. Charles-the
Twelfth is undoubtedly the best of Voltaire's get, and is as fine an animal as one cannot always "clap his eye upon.'
Ratcatcher, a chesnut horse, was foaled in 1830, got by Langar (dead) out of Rufina (Sister to Velocipede) by the ever-to-be-remembered Blacklock. Ratcatcher is a horse of great power, with splendid action, and as a runner proved himself a "diamond of the first water," inasmuch as he proved a conqueror in 24 races, many of which brought the best of the day against him. The running of The Dog Billy tells us plainly enough that this stallion ought to have some of our best mares engaged to him. The price for the season is 10gs. each thoroughbred mares, and 5gs. each for a limited quantity of half-bred ones. am told this horse has been greatly admired by one of the largest Nobleman breeders in the kingdom, who intends to send some mares to him.
Scroggins, of St. Leger notoriety in the year 1836, foaled in 1833, got by Tramp out of the dam of St. Giles (winner of the rattling Derby 1832), will attend to mares at 5gs. each thorough-bred, and 3gs. each half-bred mares. Scroggins is a good bay, and ran soundly if not quite first-rate. I remember W. Scott saying on the Leger day that he for his own part did not care for "Jack Day's Elis;" but, alas! keen Will was for once deceived, and report made him a very heavy loser by the defeat of his pet. The subsequent running shewed "honesty," a qualification so remarkable in nearly all the Tramp get, but then lacked what is termed a "turn of speed" at the finish of a slowly run race. Everyone must admit that the terms are moderate enough, and unquestionably a fairish sprinkling of mares of both classes will be put to Scroggins this year.
My "note book" now tells of an animal that I know little or nothing about-I allude to SERAGLIO, a good bay horse, with lots of muscular power, black legs, and stands close upon 16 hands high. This horse was got by Plenipotentiary (winner of the Derby 1834) out of Pastime by Partisan out of Quadrille by Selim, &c. The price is moderate, and no doubt the Gentlemen Farmers in the neighbourhood where the horse is standing will take advantage of so promising an opportunity, and send their hunting mares to this Seraglio, who may be seen at Mr. Brown's, Veterinary Surgeon, Warwick. The cost for thorough-bred mares is fixed at 5gs. each, and for half-breds 2gs., with a crown to the groom. It is stated upon good authority that this animal is a sure foal getter, and his stock are remarkably fine creatures.
I am well-pleased that the famous Irisher is now comfortably "housed" at Newmarket, where he intends to receive a "goodly company" during the season at 16gs. each ticket. HARKAWAY, by the stout-running Economist, was foaled in 1834. At three years old, Mr. Ferguson offered to run this horse against Caravan for 1000gs., but fortunately for Lord Suffield his horse was so engaged that he could not accept the spirit of the Irishman, for there cannot be a doubt "about the result." Harkaway is a remarkably strong limbed chesnut horse, and his performances at three years old are almost unequalled in the Racing Calendar. At four years old, he came to try his luck on English soil, and in that year I find him a winner of the Goodwood Cup, value 300 sovs., with 480 sovs. added; the Gold Cup, with 150 sovs., at Wolverhampton; the Queen Plate of 100gs. at Doncaster; and 60 sovs. at Chesterfield. The next year, when five years old, he is recorded the winner of the following races :-The Stand Cup, with 90 sovs., at Chester ; the Gold Cup, with 290 sovs., at Cheltenham; and the Gold Cup, value 300 sovs., with 600 sovs., at Goodwood-thus Harkaway, like "Priam of Old," won the Goodwood splendid trophy two years in succession, much to the dismay and loss of nearly all the English. Legs:" two or three were indeed "used up," and the result of the last grand achievement mainly through the judgment displayed by a certain Irish M. P., who must on this occasion be nameless. Harkaway was, on the whole, a horse that was sadly abused, and I have no doubt, if he had fallen into such hands as the late Sir Mark Wood some dozen years since, that he would have swept off all the Cups and Queen's Plates within reach. Harkaway is now eleven years old, and to the eye seems as sound as a foal. He may be found at Mr. Joseph Burge's, Newmarket, who will be pleased to afford any further information if required. Harkaway's stock are amazingly fine and racing-like, and two of his sons are in considerable force at this moment for the coming Derby; I mean Mr. Irwin's Connaught Ranger and Mr. Ferguson's Clear-the-Way-both splendid chesnuts, and bearing strong marks of their aristocratic parentage. Mr. Irwin is uncommonly "fond of his own."
The grand winner of the St. Leger 1824 is now to be met with at Elden, about fifteen miles from Newmarket, where he is "happily doomed" to "hold converse" with mares at 15gs. each. JERRY's pedigree has been given so frequently in the pages of the SPORTING MAGAZINE, that I shall content myself by merely observing that he
was foaled in 1821, got by Smolensko out of Louisa by Orville, &c. Jerry, for his age, is a remarkably fine and handsome stallion, and his stock during the late racing season ran to much advantage and great profit. The colt of Lord Lonsdale, by Jerry out of Turquoise, was one of the best two-year-olds out during the year, but owing to the death of the late Duke of Grafton, he, together with two other promising "Jerries," became disqualified. If application be made to Mr. C. Brown, Elden, near Thetford, all particulars may be "gained," and the fine old animal" beheld."
I have now to introduce a new candidate for future honors: I mean
CATTONITE, a son of the popular Muley Moloch, his dam Jubilee by Catton, &c. Cattonite is a bay horse without any white, was foaled in 1839, and proved himself a fair second-rate runner, as the following deeds will clearly shew. At two years old, when the property of Mr. King, Cattonite won 60 sovs. at Beverley, ran third to a filly by Bay Middleton out of Miss Fanny at Newcastle, and was beaten by Attila at Doncaster in the race for the Old Two-Year-Old Sweepstakes. In 1842, Cattonite, then three years old, won the Lottery Stakes of 195 sovs., two miles, beating in return the Bay Middleton filly out of Miss Fanny quite easy. He then became an outsider in the betting for the St. Leger at Doncaster, but his condition was such that the only wonder to me was why his owner started him for that race; but of course I have not the key of every racing establishment! When four years old, he won most handsomely: to wit, the Gold Cup and 50 sovs. at Croxton Park, the Queen's Plate at Shrewsbury, 70 sovs. at Ludlow, 50 sovs. at Worcester, 100 sovs. at Tewkesbury, 110 sovs. at Dudley, 60 sovs. at Warwick, and 80 sovs. at Leicester. Last year, when five years old, Cattonite is "handed down" the winner of the following important sums--The Queen's Plate of 100gs. and the Cleveland Cup of 120 sovs. at Shrewsbury, 50 sovs. at Worcester, 100 sovs. at Goodwood, and received 50 sovs. out of the Warwick Cup Stakes of 220 sovs. The price of covering is 7gs. cach for thorough and 3gs. for half-bred mares. There is every 66 thing in taste" for mares and foals upon the most reasonable terms at "Rose and Stanley's," Warwick, where the new-beginner may be seen and every information given to the inquirer.
I find the crack winter Derby favorite of 1836-7 comfortably taken care of at Bushey Hill, Watford, Hertfordshire. FENDER, the horse I allude to, is a chesnut stallion, was bred by the well-known turfite Mr. Isaac Sadler in 1834, got by the true running Defence, his dam by Selim, her dam Euryone, by Witchcraft out of Fair Ellen, &c., &c. Defence, as I have before observed, was a son of the celebrated Whalebone out of a Rubens mare. At two years old, Defender won for Mr. Sadler 325 sovs. at Stockbridge, beating Chadlington, Sister to Delightful, and Maid of the West; also, at Goodwood, he won 350 sovs,, beating Candia, Chapeau d'Espagne, and Madeira. Some time before the Derby, Defender, then a rattling favorite for that race, fell lame, and hopes were entertained up to the important week; yet "honest John" could not bring him to the Post, and he never after put in an appearance on the " slippery sod." The figure for covering mares thorough-bred is 5gs. each, and half-breds 3gs.
each, with 5s. to the groom. Defender is a dark chesnut horse, 16 hands high, with immense power, and capital feet and legs. He has proved himself a certain foal-getter, and his numerous stock are very large and bony. I can with confidence recommend this horse for half-bred
Mr. Osbaldeston's favorite stallion THE SADDLER is now stationed at Ebberston Lodge, 12 miles from Scarborough and 12 from Malton. The Saddler is a brown horse, was foaled in 1828, got by Waverley out of Castarina, &c., &c. So much is known of the use and abuse of the running of this valuable horse, that nothing need be further stated on his capabilities as a racer. As a stallion he has proved himself very popular, and is the sire of the following good and honest performers: The Currier, Currycomb, Martingale, Milton, The Shadow, Sorella, Cantle, Devil-among-the-Tailors, The Duke of Wellington, The Squire, and a host of others too numerous to mention here. There is a smart colt got by The Saddler in the Derby, named Fitzallen, who is under the care of Bobby Hesseltine, and about whom several of the York and Manchester Gentlemen are uncommonly fond. The Saddler is very nearly related in pedigree to Sir Hercules and other fashionable stallions. I do not consider the price put down dear, it being 10gs. each mare, including the groom's fee. All expenses must be paid before the mares are taken away. Gentlemen will find excellent accommodation for their " favorites," and corn and hay at the regular market price. If more is asked, it will be answered by writing to Mr. J. Warriner, stud groom.
One of the largest thorough-bred racing stallions in the "known world" stands during the "eventful year" at Coppice Farm, about one mile and a-half from the ancient town of Nottingham-I am alluding to JOHNNY BOY, own Brother to the celebrated Tomboy. Johnny Boy was foaled in 1837, got by Jerry out of Bee's-wing's dam. He is a beautiful bay, 16 hands high, possesses great muscular powers and fine symmetry. It may not be out of order to mention that Johnny Boy took the first premium of 30 sovs. at the All England Agricultural Show at Derby in 1843, as the best stallion produced for inspection. He is stated to be a sure foal-getter, and his stock are reported to be very promising. It is well known that Johnny Boy was bred by the late W. Orde, Esq., by whom he was "booked" an especial favorite." The terms are, thorough-bred mares 10gs. each, with 10%. to the groom, and half-breds 3gs. with 2s. 6d. to the groom. Mares that have produced winners of 50 sovs. and upwards at any one time will be covered gratis.
Colonel Peel has three capital stallions living "in clover" at Hampton Court ('tis always good to have a friend at Court), namely, SLANE, THE DEY OF ALGIERS, and IoN. The pedigress and performances of these valuable horses are so well known to all racing men that it would be superfluous to give them again. The sons and daughters of Slane are, without exception, the finest I have seen for many years, and the splendid colt for the approaching Derby out of the fascinating Cobweb is a beautiful specimen of an English thorough-bred colt. By the by, this Cobweb colt has caused some ALARM of late in the camp of Messrs. Greville and Co. To wander VOL. V. THIRD SERIES, N. S.--No. 27.
a little out of the beaten track, I may add that Colonel Peel's colt was "fat as a pig" when he appeared at Goodwood last season, and during the winter went what is termed "a little off;" hence the fluctuations weekly at Tattersall's in the Derby betting. The Cobweb colt is now doing as good work as any colt at Newmarket. I had an expensive fancy for Ion in 1838 for both Derby and Leger, for which races he came in second to two of the best three-year-olds of modern time. Ion is a remarkably fine stallion, and had only two thorough-bred mares put to him the first season he covered, the produce of which are, Ionian (winner of the Chesterfield Stakes in the July Meeting 1843, also second to his stable companion Orlando in the late Derby), and a colt now called The Odd Mixture, whose running, if not-first rate, still has been respectable. The few young stock that I have seen of Ion's get are of a most promising description.-Slane and Ion will cover during the year at 15gs. each mare, with 1g. to the groom. The Dey of Algiers is a neat little animal, and ought to be favored with a few choice mares, for his blood and performances are on record" first-rate; his price is 10gs. with 10s. to the groom.
I had nearly forgotten GIBRALTAR, who is stationed at the same paddocks, where he will cover mares at the same price as The Dey of Algiers, Where I cannot praise 'tis well not to censure.
At Mr. Lucas's, Lutterworth, Leicestershire, may be "discovered" BELZONI, a horse that many of my Readers may have cause to remember on or about the St. Leger 1826! This horse was foaled in 1823, got by the speedy Blacklock out of Manuella (winner of the Oaks 1812) by Dick Andrews, grandam Mundane (a very superior brood mare), &c. Belzoni is a brown horse of great muscular power, and was in his day a slashing goer, notwithstanding the several "disappointments" he caused to his too sanguine admirers. The owner of Belzoni has fixed the price of covering at 10gs. each thorough-bred mare, and 3gs. for half-breds. Now, without wishing to prejudice the fame of this son of old Blacklock, I must say that as far as the "thorough-breds" are concerned it is too high a figure, taking the average of the exploits of the animal. I remember seeing Belzoni (then the property of Mr. Payne) win a race at Ascot in capital form, beating Maria and others of some consideration.Mr. Lucas is too well known to the racing public to require commendation from me; therefore I I shall merely say that there is capital accommodation for mares and foals.
The horse that was to have won the Derby 1842, AUCKLAND, is advertised to cover mares at the extravagant charge of 10gs. each thorough-bred. Now how so a large sum should "be put upon his head" I really cannot tell, for his performances were truly wretched. Auckland was bred by the Marquis of Westminster in 1839, got by His Lordship's Touchstone out of Maid of Honor by Champion, &c. Tommy Lye, perhaps, never made more of a bad animal than when he ran Auckland in third for the "shakey Derby." The price set upon this horse when brought to the hammer at Tattersall's (under 40 gs. !) does not say much for Mr. Hartshorn's policy in putting such a figure for covering. Auckland may be found at Eccleston, near Chester, where business is done in a superior fashion.