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5. Rough Robin, Mr. Cox's, 50 sovs. at Leicester-1.
5. Sailor, Mr. B. Spriggs's, 40 sovs. at Bedford_1.
4. St. Govin's, Mr. Henderson's, 45 sovs. (disputed) at Carmarthen_1.
a. Sportsman, Mr. Smith's, 50 sovs. at Yarmouth-i.

5. Short-legged Nancy, Mr. Brinsden's, a Silver Cup, value 50 sovs., at Burderop-1.

5. Stapleton, Mr. Bowyer's, 35 sovs. at Breconshire-1.
a. Surveyor, Mr. T. F. Dearden's, 45 sovs. at Rochdale.l.
0. The Caliph, Mr. Mansfield's, 40 sovs. at Dorchester-1.
0. The Hertfordshire Mare, Gen. Grosvenor's, 25 sovs. at Newmarket.
3. Toad, Mr. S. Trelawny's, a Cup at Tavistock-1.
6. Topsy, Mr. Freeston's, 50 sovs. at Bath and Bristol-1.
0. Ultima, Mr. Shingsley's, 50 sovs. at Newmarket-1.
5. Wellington, Mr. Herring's, 40 sovs. at Bedford-1.
3. Virgin, Mr. Freakes's, 50 sovs. at Salisbury-1.
0. Whitelegs, Mr. Wetherhead's, 70 sovs. at Weymouth-1.
6. West Briton, Mr. Legg's, 50 sovs. at Weymouth-1.
j. Witchett, Mr. Perry's, a Stakes at Stourbridge-l.

WINNERS OF ROYAL PURSES, AND GOLD AND SILVER CUPS-1831.

WINNERS OF ROYAL PURSES.
Ascot Heath,

Oppidan, by Rubens.
Ditto (for hunters) Falconbridge, by Manfred.
Caledonian Hunt Charley, by Percy.
Canterbury.

Camillus, by Cannon Ball.
Carlisle

The Earl, by Percy.
Chelmsford.. .... Shumla, by Sultan.
Chester

Cupid, by Tramp.
Doncaster

Windcliffe, by Waverley:
Edinburgh

Round Robin, by Borodino.
Goodwood

Midhurst, by Whalebone.
Guildford

Abel, by Filho da Puta.
Hampton

Bustle, by Whalebone.
Ipswich

Col. Wilson's br. c. by Cemus.
Lewes

Mahmoud, by Sultan.
Lichfield.

Jocko, by Filho da Puta.
Lincoln

Maria, by Whisker.
Manchester

The Earl, by Percy.
Newcastle

Carolan, by Catton.
Newmarket

Lucetta, by Reveller.
Ditto

Oppidan, by Rubens.
Ditto

Shumla, by Sultan.
Richmond

Lady Sarah, by Tramp.
Salisbury

Jocko, by Filho da Puta.
Shrewsbury

Hazard, by Waverley.
Warwick

Jocko, by Filho da Puta.
Weymouth

Jocko, by Filho da Puta.
Winchester

Jocko, by Filho da Puta.
York

Windcliffe, by Waverley.

WINNERS OF GOLD CUPS.
Abingdon....... Mazeppa, by Godolphin.
Ascot Heath

Donegani, by Tramp.
Ditto ...................... Cetus, by Whalebone.
Ayr

Gondolier, by Fitz-Orville.
Bath

Jenny Vertpre, by Bobadil.
Beverley

Laurel, by Blacklock.
Bibury

Rough Robin, by Rough Robin.
Blandford....

Wassailer, by Reveller.
Brighton

Mahmoud, by Sultan.

Burton-on-Trent Cadland, by Andrew.
Buxton

Halston, by Banker.
Caledonian Hunt...... Gondolier, by Fitz-Orville.
Canterbury

Mr. Pearse's ch. m. by Eryx.
Carlisle

Balloch Myle, by Peter Lely.
Chelmsford

Shumla, by Sultan.
Chester

Independence, by Filho da Puta or Sherwood.
Ditto

Birmingham, by Filho da Puta.
Derby

Kalinia, by Magistrate.
Doncaster

The Saddler, by Waverley.
Durham

Speculation, by Whisker.
Dumfries

Silk Sleeves, by Dr. Syntax.
Edinburgh.

Carolan, by Catton.
Egham

Liston, by Ambo.
Epsom.......

Suffolk Punch, by Wrangler.
Exeter.....

Whisk, by Whisker.
Goodwood

Priam, by Emilius.
Hampton

Apuntador, by Blacklock.
Heaton Park. Jocko, by Filho da Puta.
Ditto

Vanish, by Phantom.
Hereford

Shark, by Whalebone.
Holywell Hunt.... Laurie Todd, by Whisker.
Huntingdon Shumla, by Sultan.
Kendal

The Earl, by Percy.
Knutsford

Birmingham, by Filho da Puta.
Lancaster

Speculation, by Whisker.
Leeds

Beagle, by Whalebene.
Ditto

Beagle, by Whalebone.
Leicester

Col. Wilson's br. c. Comus.
Lichfield

Independence, by Filho da Puta or Sherwood.
Lincoln

La Fille Mal Gardée, by Lottery.
Liverpool

Lely, by Peter Lely.
Ditto

Mr. Nowell's b. h. by Walton.
Ditto

Halston, by Banker.
Ditto

Recovery, by Emilius.
Ludlow

Dandina, by Muley.
Manchester

Guido, by Peter Lely.
Newcastle

Stotforth, by Octavian.
Newport Pagnell Liston, by Ambo.
Newton

Fylde, by Antonio.
Ditto

Guido, by Peter Lely.
Northallerton Chorister, by Lottery.
Northampton The Burgess, by Filho da Puta.
Oatlands Park Oatlands, by Tiresias.
Oswestry

Her Highness, by Tiresias.
Oxford

Mazeppa, by Godolphin.
Pontefract

Medoro, by Cervantes.
Preston

Emancipation, by Whisker.
Plymouth

Jenny Vertpre, by Bobadil.
Potteries, The Georgiana, by Welbeck.
Richmond...

Lady Elizabeth, by Lottery
St. Alban's

Coroner, by Magistrate.
Salisbury

Crescent, by Blacklock.
Shrewsbury Cupid, by Tramp.
Stamford....

Anti-Catholic, by Wothorpe.
Stockton.....

The Chancellor, by Minos.
Stourbridge

Russell, by Corinthian.
Walsall

Independence, by Filho da Puta or Sherwood.
Warwick

Independence, by Filho da Puta or Sherwood.
Winchester

Omen, by Orville.
Wolverhampton Independence, by Filho da Puta or Sherwood.
Worcester

Independence, by Filho da Puta or Sherwood.
Wrexham

Penrhos, by Rowlston.
Yarmouth

Shumla, by Sultan.
York

Maria, by Whisker
VOL. IV.SECOND SERIES.No. 21.

CC

WINNERS OF TWO-YEAR-OLD STAKES.

.............

[Those marked (*) were for two-year-olds and upwards. ]

No.

started. Abingdon .... Nannette, by Partisan ....... Ascot Heath Archibald, by Paulowitz...

8 Ditto Beiram, by Sultan

8 Ayr......

Vyvyan, by Canteen ......... Banbury.

Swing, by Young Fitz-Walton.. Bedford

Schoolmaster, by Rasping Beverley..

Sir E. Dodsworth's b. c. by Brutandorf out of St. Patrick's dam........

4 Brighton

Lord Egremont's br. f. by Whalebone out of Elfrid........ Burton-on-Trent ..... Sensitive, by Cain

3 Buxton ...............

Sensitive, by Cain-walked over. Carlisle

Miss Hawthorne, by Jerry....... * Ditto.. Mr. Hope's b. c. by Figaro, out of Grecian Queen..

4 Catterick Bridge Lady Maud, by Jerry.. Ditto Miss Mary Ann, by 'Truffle

7 Cheltenham

Soubadhar, by Champignon Chester

Chester, by Filho da Puta
Derby.

Ludlow, by Filho da Puta.
Doncaster
Francisca, by Partisan

.10 Ditto Burgomaster, by Brutandorf

3 Ditto Fang, by Langar

.11 Edinburgh. Vyvyan, by Canteen.

2 Egham Runnymede, by Whalebone

6 Ditto

Dryad, by Whalebone ...
Epsom
Lord Lowther's b. f. by Partisan out of Bizarre

7 Ditto

Nannette, by Partisan Goodwood

Landgraviné, by Smolensko or Waterloo...
Hampton

His Majesty's ch. c. by Waterloo or Middleton out of
Electress..

3 Holywell Hunt...... Chester, by Filho da Puta... Huntingdon

Eccentricity, by Bedlamite Kendal

Sir E. Dodsworth's b. c. by Brutandorf out of St. Patrick's Leeds

Lunette, by Figaro..... Ditto

Mr. S. L. Pox's b. c. by Brutandorf, dam by Blucher.. Lewes.

Nannette, by Partisan Lichfield.

Dissolution, by Emilius Lincoln

Clara, by Filho da Puta....
Liverpool

Corset, by Whalebone ..
Ditto
Miss Mary Ann, by Truffle.

6 Ludlow

Ludlow, by Filho da Puta Ditto

Gnostic, by Manfred....
Malton

Clorinda, by Comus
Manchester
Corset, by Whalebone

5 Newcastle

Myrtle, by Wanton
Newmarket

Margaret, by Wrangler
Ditto
Beiram, by Sultan.....

7 Ditto

Eccentricity, by Bedlamite-walked over.
Ditto
Gratis, by Middleton

8 Ditto

Archibald, by Paulowitz
Ditto

Kitty Fisher, by Smyrna
Ditto
Miss Mary Ann, by Truffle

10 Ditto

Non Compos, by Bedlamite..
Ditto
Emiliana, by Emilius

13 Ditto Beiram, by Sultan

4 Ditto Margrave, by Muley..

9 Ditto Kitty Fisher, by Smyrna

7 Ditto

Gratis, by Middleton......
Ditto
Sir M. Wood's b. f. by Truffle, dam by Blacklock

4 *Ditto .................

Dryad, by Whalebone. Ditto

Ebony, by Truffle...................................................

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Newton
Northallerton...
Pontefract

Ditto
Richmond

Ditto Rotherham.. Stamford Stockbridge Stourbridge Tarporley Hunt Warwick Winchester

Ditto Wolverhampton

Ditto

Ditto
Worcester
York

Ditto
Ditto
Ditto
Ditto

Lady Stafford, by Comus......

6 Carlton, by Catton......

5 Burgomaster, by Brutandorf

3 Fang, by Langar

........................................4
Myrtle, by Wanton
Richmond, by Jack Spigot
Carlton, by Catton.......
Lord Exeter's b. c. by Partisan out of Fawn

3
Margrave, by Muley
Rosalind, by Paulowitz...
Kitty Fisher, by Bravo..........

5
Eleanor, by Middleton.
Margrave, by Muley-walked over,
Mayfly, by Middleton-walked over.
Gnostic, by Manfred............
Mystery, by Astrologer...
Wolverhampton, by Filho da Puta
Gnostic, by Manfred..
Lady Maud, by Jerry
Lord Kelburne's b. c. by Jerry out of Georgiana
Julius, by Jerry......

8
Beaufort, by Comus
Beaufort, by Coinus

COMMENCEMENT OF COCK SHOOTING,

was

never was so scarce a season,

THE

HE last time I had the plea- for the present confine my resure of addressing you, Sir, marks to subjects more immedi

on my favorite topics of ately connected with sporting. cock-shooting, and the migration As cock shooting has not only of some of the most interesting begun, but in many places a conof the feathered tribe--the Scolo- siderable number of the long-billid pax genus. I had hoped that gentry have already been brought some of your more able corre- to bag, I may venture to say, spondents would have taken up with some few exceptions, there the latter subject, and have en

It deavored to throw more light on

will be said that the great flight the annual migration of birds-a

do not arrive before Christmas; subject alike interesting both to but I much fear that Christmas the Naturalist and Sportsman; will not come this year: and it is for the more I observe the habits to be sadly lamented that this and wonderful instinct displayed delicious bird annually decreases by these “ pretty denizens of the in numbers. Various causes are forest,” the more I find my rea- assigned for this; but the chief son stands “confest as nothing.” one, I believe, is the almost total But yet, so far as I have been destruction that takes place preable to explore, every step is vious to their final departure for marked with pleasantness; and it Norway, Sweden, and Amegives a charm to those who live rica, to all of which countries in the country which none else they resort to breed. But still can experience. Perhaps, how- we must not complain: indepenever, this enthusiastic love of dently of Ireland, which is by far Nature, and all her productions, the first place for both cock and may not be so interesting to many snipe shooting, there are a suffiof your readers: I shall therefore cient number throughout North

costs many

and South Wales, and on unpre- feather was plucked from the tail served lands, to afford a gentle- or hackle of the partridge for man and a true sportsman one of fishing : it was our business to the most delightful, exhilarating, knock them down, and it was and something more than satis- somebody else's business to carry factory amusements that can be them away, like the bullocks in followed. I cannot but think London, to the Lord knows there is more real pleasure in where. There be very few, as hunting down a cock, if I may old Izaak says, who can afford to use such an expression (for many kill pheasants. A considerable a persevering sportsman knows game preserver in Norfolk dewhat I mean), than killing a dozen clared 'to me that every head tame pheasants, driven into a cor- which came on table cost him ner by a set of lazy “liverymen half a guinea. I wonder what it in velvet clad." The bird, how

“ who live in and ever beautiful, is scarcely seen about Cheapside, whoofttimestake till heaped together in such num- a quiet ride” for the express purbers and confusion that you be- pose of shooting, accompanied by a come palled at the sight of them. brace of valuable pointers bought (I ask any of my brother sports- at Tattersall's, a Joe Manton, and men, whether old or young, if a dog-cart to make the turn-out there is not much pleasure in complete! And, after all, they handling, smoothing, and putting generally buy--which, thanks to nicely into the bag a bird when the New Game Bill, they can killed.) He does not even lie on now do without risk-a few small the ground till your gun is loaded: presents for their friends and broa fresh one is given by the servant ther sportsmen in the City...... into your hands, and fresh slaugh- "O, my Antonio, I do know many ter ensues.

A notch is made on of those who are reputed good a stick carried by one of the shots, not for saying nothing, but keepers for the purpose, and your for saying too much.” Sportsonly remark is “ a good shot!" men, however, and particularly --but an extra half-crown to the of that class, are privileged to account of your friend who keeps enlarge a little on their own the tally. I say the birds are prowess, and all add much to the only ‘seen either on the wing, or good of trade. stretched in numbers heaped

But methinks I hear some exupon the plain :" for if you were claim, “What a sportsman he to ask your

host for a few brace must be not to be fond of pheato take home for your friends, sant shooting !” I like it; but I a stare of astonishment, with an like not the over-refinement of order for a brace to be put in battue shooting, and all the parayour dog-cart, is more than you phernalia of keepers in attendcan expect.

ance with loaded guns, &c. And I recollect once staying in these men, forsooth, must be Wiltshire, where game was very tipp'd, and that right well too! abundant. I killed my share; ...... I would not, however, deprive but, to the best of my recollection, them of their rights :

« let all my hand was never soiled by the things be done in moderation.” blood of a single head: no nice Probably " those who go down in

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