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alınost immortalized his name, and fire, by Beningbrough out of Quilhas sent the sound of it far beyond ter’s dam by Young Sir Peter. Howthat of all the Gentlemen Jockeys of ever, he did not enjoy the gratification the present day. Who has not heard of proving the victor in any other of the celebrated and never-to-be- contest save the one against female forgotten Match, run at York in exertion, and appears to have soon August 1804, between the subject of left the fascinations of the Turf. these lines and the Lady of the late As a rider to bounds I believe he Col. Thornton, of sporting memory, was no novice, and has, I am informed, and the first instance, I believe, on during his career distinguished himrecord in the racing calendars of a
self female's jockeyship on the turf? No
“ In flood and field.” sportsman but has read (if he did not He was also a passionate and enthuwitness) every particular that attended siastic disciple of Old Izaak Walton, the occurrence : indeed all grades, from delighting to lure the finny tribe with the itinerant ballad-singer to the co- tempting bait and steady line, in roneted Peer, have heard of Mrs. which pursuit he gained himself deThornton and Mr. Flint's Match. served celebrity. The event was at the time celebrated
A predilection for those pleasures in by the Muses in some poetic effusions which that noble creature, the horse, on the occasion, and the pencil of is engaged, led him many years ago to the caricaturist was also at home in publish a treatise of the managernent picturing the feat; and last, though of that aniinal. The volume, if I misnot least, the pages of your Maga- take not, was published in London, zine gave us not only a print of the and each copy had the signature of race, but a portrait of the Lady. the author inscribed on the title.
The Match was made between Mr. Ilowever, his knowledge and ability Flint and the late Col. Thornton for on the subject did not meet with ade500gs. and 1000gs. bye, four miles- quate remuneration, and, like many Mr. Flint to ride his weight against other authors, he long after found a the Lady's--and was won, as all know, greater plenitude of his books than of by Mr. Flint; and as it would be a the needful he had anticipated them waste of time and your columns to to produce. again call forth any reminiscences of Some time after he commenced the race, I would refer all curious author, and when the splendour and inquirers to consult the
sunshine attendant on his prosperity Sporting, Miscellany for August had been dissipated and dispersed by 1804, where ample details will be the clouds produced by lavish expenfound*.
diture, he felt himself compelled to Prior to the event, Mr. Flint was retire from the habitations of plenty, not engaged on the Turf as an owner to which he had been accustomed, and of race-horses ; but about this period seek a refuge in one of his Majesty's he started several horses at York, Pon- chateaux at the suit of his publisher. tefract, Lincoln, &c. the principal Liberty being regained, he, his wife, horses of his stud being --Brown and family retired to Driffield in the Thornville, which he afterwards named county of York, where the troutBlack Strap, got by Volunteer, upon streams which flow in that neighwhich he rode his match above alluded bourhood would doubtless give an ad. to, and afterwards sold him to Mr. ditional impetus to his natural passion Hewitt; a mare called Miss Acomb; for angling. Here he lived in seclusion Scampston, by Screveton out of Hen- for many years, until the summer of rietta by Saltram, which mare I be- last year, when he visited York, (with lieve was also his property ; and Spit- one of his sons, a youth about four
* For a detailed account of the race, see Sporting Magazine, vol. xxiv. p. 227 ; the etching, same vol. p. 282; and a Song on the occasion, p. 319.' The Lady's portrait was given in vol. xxv. p. 171.
teen years of age,) leaving his wife fetch him a cup of coffee. His son, as and family at Driffield, to undertake desired, gave him a glass, and fetched the superintendance of the establish- the coffee up stairs, when on his rement of a horse-bazaar, which is about turn, having been absent only a few to be commenced by Messrs. Wilkin- minutes, he found him son and Watts, of London, at Dring- lifeless.' A neighbouring surgeon houses, adjoining the Race-course was instantly called in, who found in near that city. Here he remained the deceased's pocket a small phial until the period of his dissolution, labelled “ poison,” which had conwhich took place at his lodging in tained prussic acid; and on the conCastlegate, on Saturday morning, Ja- tents of the deceased's stomach being nuary the 7th, under the following submitted to a chemical test, it apcircumstances :--For years he had ad peared clear that prussic acid had been dicted himself to the use of spiritous taken that morning. The opinion of liquors in some degree of excess, and twelve individuals, headed by the Coused to complain of attacks of the roner, was shortly after taken on the spasmodic asthma, for which he took subject, when a verdict of “ Died tincture of opium, and occasionally from having taken too large a dose of (as he himself stated) twelve drops prussic acid as a medicine” was reof prussic acid. On the night pre- turned. vious to his death he retired with his Now, Mr. Editor, I beg to subson to rest, much under the influence scribe myself, yours, &c. of the Rosy God. About nine the
ALFRED HIGHFLYER, following morning he told the youth to get up, give him a glass, and then January 20, 1892.
BETTINGS AT TATTERSALL'S, JAN. 27.
done: indeed nothing of any importance has occurred since our last publication, the four then favorites still continuing at the top of the list for the DERBY, with some trifling variation. The Dulcinea colt has been named Spencer, and the Folly colt Byzantium. The quotations on the 16th varied very little, but on that day Spencer was brought to even betting with Beiram, and on the 23d had the call." Yesterday Spencer gained half a point, and so did Margrave; consequently these two now stand at the head, and Beiram third. In the Oaks and LEGER there is really nothing doing.--Fang is in great force both in the North and the South for the York Derby, to which there are 31 subscribers, and no other mentioned.
Of the double events we may quote that a bona fide bet was made, 600 to 500 Margrave and Beiram agst Spencer and Non Compos. At the close yesterday the odds may be quoted as follow:
22 to l agst Pastille colt. 9 to 1 agst Spencer.
30 to 1 agst Bugle. 9} to 1 agst Margrave.
30 to 1 agst Ernest. 10 to 1 agst Beiram.
40 to 1 agst Count Robert. 12 to 1 agst Non Compos.
agst Count Robinson. 15 to 1 agst Byzantium. 17 to 1 agst Minster.
7 to 1 agst Emiliana. 17 to 1 agst Darioletta.
10 to 1 agst Dryad. 20 to l agst Emiliana.
13 to l agst Ruth.
8st. 2/b.--3lb. allowed, &c. T.Y.C. IVTELLIGENCE EXTRA.
-3 subs. NEW MARKET Craven Meeting. Sweepstakes of 200 sovs, cach, h.ft.
-Eight subscribers having de- for three-year-olds: colts, 8st. 5lb.; clared to pay 10 sovs. ft. to the Oat fillies, 8st. 2/b. One mile and threelands Stakes of 50 sovs. each, D. I.- quarters-10 subs. viz. Lord Exeter's Mahinoud, Mr. E. The Filly Sapling Stakes of 50 sovs. l'eel's Cailland, Mr. W. Jackson's each, h. ft. for three-year-old fillies, Walter, Mr. S. Stonehewer's Varia- Bst. 3lb. each. Last mile and a half tion, Sir M. Wood's Camarine, Mr.
-17 subs. Fiinthain's Anti-Catholic, Mr. Chif. Sweepstakes of 20 sovs. each, for ney's Emilianus, and Mr. Henry's three-year-olds: colts, 8st. 5lb.; filAgreeable--and there being less than lies, sst. 2b. Last mile and three24 subs. to the Stakes, Two Classes quarters—7 subs. have been formed, according with the Tuesday:--The Claret Stakes of notice in our last, and the 10 sovs. ft,
200 sovs. each, h. ft. for four-yeargo to the second horse in each Class. olds : colts, 8st. 7b., and fillies, The First Class, to be run on Tues
8st. 2lb. Two miles-3 subs. day :
The Spring St. Leger of 35 sovs. Col. Wilson's br. c. by Comus, 4 yrs, 9st.
each, for three-year-olds: colts, Sir M. Wood's Captain Arthur, 4 yrs,
8st. 5lb.; fillies, 8st. 2b. Last mile 8st. 10lb.
and three-quarters—5 subs. Mr. Watts's Mazeppa, 4 yrs, 8st. 4lb. Sweepstakes of 20 sovs. each, for Mr. Chifney's Snarl, 4 yrs, 7st. 131b. thre3-year-old fillies, 8st. 3lb. Last J1r. Greatrex's Lucharelli, 4 yrs, 7st. 131b.
inile and a half-8 subs. Duke of Grafton's Oxygen, 3 yrs, 7st. 91b. Gen. Grosvenor's Sarpedon, 3 yrs, 7st. Olb.
Two-year-old Stakes of 30 sovs. Lord Exeter's Anthony, 3 yrs, 7st. 61b. each, 10 ft., for colts, 8st. 5lb.; fillies, Mr. M. Stanley's br. c. by Whalebone, Sst. alb. T.Y.C.--23 subs. 3 yrs, 6st. 10lb.
The Shorts :-Sweepstakes of 50 The Second Class, to be run ou sovs. each, h. ft., for three-year-olds : Wednesday :
colts, 8st. 5lb. ; fillies, Sst. 21b. One Mr. Chifney's Rowton, 5 yrs, 9st. 71b. mile--4 subs. Sir M. Wood's Lucetta, 5 yrs, 9st. 5lb. The Gold Cup, value 100 sovs, Mr. Gully's Tranby, 5 yrs, 8st. 9lb. Mr. Greatrex's Schumla, 4 yrs, 8st. 61b.
(given by the Fund), added to a Ld. Tavistock's Gondolier, 4 yrs, 7st. 13lb.
Handicap Stakes of 25 sovs. each, 15 Mr. J. Scott's Rodolph, 3 yrs, 7st. 9lb. ft., and 5 only if declared by the 1st Lord Wilton's The Chancellor, 3 yrs, of March. Two miles--11 subs. 7st. 9lb.
Wednesday :- The Colt Sapling Lord Lowther's Spaniel, 3 yrs, 7st. 61b. Lord Exeter's Bohemian, 3 ýrs, Gst. 13lb. three-year-olds : colts, &st. 5lb. ; 3lb.
Stakes of 50 sovs. each, h. ft., for
allowed, &c. Last mile and threeThe following Stakes closed on quarters—6 subs. Monday, Jan. 2:
The Convivial Stakes of 50 sovs. York Spring Meeting.-Monday: each, 30 ft., for two-year-olds : colts, First year of the York Derby Stakes 8st. 5lb. ; fillies, 8st. 2lb. T.Y.C.of 50 sovs. each, h. ft. for three-year- 6 subs. olds: colts, 8st. 71b, ; fillies, 8st. 21h. The Second Year of the ConstituLast mile and a half. The owner of tion Stakes of 20 sovs. each, h. ft. : the second horse to receive back his three-year-olds, 5st. 10lb.; four, 8st.; stake-31 subs.
five, est. 9lb. ; six, 9st. llb.; and Produce Stakes of 50 sovs. each, aged, 9st. 5lb. One mile and a quarh. ft. for the produce of mares covered ter-9 subs. in 1829 : colts, 8st. 5lb. ; fillies, Doncaster.-The Races will com
mence on the Monday fortnight pre- land, has been purchased by Mr. viously to the Newmarket First Oc- Painter. tober Meeting.
Mr. Kirby, of York, has sold Monday: --The Champagne Stakes Brutandorf, by Blacklock, out of of 50 sovs. each, h. ft. for two-year- Mandane. olds : colts, 8st. 5lb.; Allies, 8st. 3lb. The Duke of Richmond has sold From the Red House to the Ending Elvas, by Whalebone, to go to Ireland. Post. The winner to give six dozen The readers of the Sporting Magaof Champagne to the Racing Club - zine, we are confident, will regret to 23 subs.
hear that the stallion Godolphin, the Produce Stakes of 100 sovs, each, Centaur mare out of Maresfield's dam, h. ft.: colts, 8st. 71b.; fillies, 8st. 4lb. the mare by Magistrate out of MaFour miles-5 subs.
nuella, and Locket (bought by Mr. Tuesday: The St. Leger Stakes of Avery of Virginia), which were 50 sovs. each, h. ft. for three-year- exported from this country in Septemolds; colts, 8st. 6lb.; and fillies, 8st. ber last, all died on the passage to 3lb. St. Leger Course--74 subs. America, from the very rough and
Two-year-old Produce Stakes of 100 tempestuous state of the weather soys. each, h. ft. : colts, 8st. 5lb.; poor Godolphin was absolutely beaten fillies, 8st. 3lb. Red House In-14 to pieces. subs.
The Marquis of Cleveland has adWednesday :-Foal Stakes of 100 dressed the following letter to the Edisovs. each, h. ft. : colts, Sst. 71b.; tor of the York Herald, dated Clevefillies, 8st. 41b. One mile and half land House, Dec. 26, 1831 :-"Sir5 subs.
For the information of those who are Thursday : -The Gascoigne Stakes connected with the Turf, I consider of 100 sovs. each, 30 ft. for three-year- it necessary to state, through the chanolds : colts, 8st. Olh.; fillies, 8st. 31b. nel of your valuable and extensively The winner of the St. Leger Stakes to circulated paper, that I cannot obtain carry 4lb. extra. St. Leger Course the arrears of the last Doncaster St. 11 subs.
Leger Stake due to me from Mr. Sweepstakes of 20 soys. each, for Westgarth, Crook, near Kendal ; Mr. two-year-olds: colts, 8st. 5lb. ; fillies, W. Gill, Hardwick, near Pontefract; 8st. 2b. T.Y.C.-29 subs.
Mr. F. Barrett, York; and Mr. H. Sweepstakes of 200 sovs. each, h.ft.; Edwards, Richmond.-) remain, Sir, colts, est. 6lb. : fillies, 8st. 316.-St. your obedient servant, CLEVELAND. Leger Course-13 subs.
The Royal Plymouth, Devonport, Friday :-Sweepstakes of 20 sovs. and Cornwall Race Association, the each, with 25 sovs. added by the Core formation of which commenced previporation of Doncaster, for three-year- ously to the last Races, is now comold fillies, 8st. 4lb. St. Leger Course pleted. It has 175 members, and the -9 subs.
list of officers includes-Patron, the The Scarbrough Stakes of 30 sovs. King; Vice Patron, His Royal Higheach, 10 ft. for three-year-olds : colts, ness
the Duke of Sussex, Lord Steward 8st. 6lb.; fillies, 8st. 31b. The win- of Plymouth; Vice Presidents, His ner of the St. Leger Stakes to carry
Grace the Duke of Bedford, Earl of 7lb. extra. The last mile-20 subs. Morley, Lord Viscount Valletort,
Lord Elliot, &c. The Marquis of Sligo has sold Fang, brother to Felt, by Langar The following horses, the property (first favorite for the York Derby), of the late James Davis, Esq. of to Mr. Richardson for 3300 guineas Prestbury, near Cheltenham, were and half this stakes.
brought to the hammer on Tues«lay, Memnon, by Whisker, winner of January 17th, and sold as under :the St. Leger at Doncaster in 1825, Gnostic, bay colt, 2 yrs, by Manfred the property of the Marquis of Cleve- out of Libra_300gs.
Amelia, bay filly, 3 yrs, by Filho da will not refrain from exclaiming, Puta, out of Sister to Ottoman--75gs. this is, indeed,
Changeling, brown colt, 3 yrs, by Paulowitz or Swap, out of Catherina--110gs.
" The bright-eyed Perch, with fins of
Tyrian dye.” Brood mare, by Soothsayer, out of Cobbea (the dam of Sorcerer), in foal to Pollio -45gs.
NATURAL HISTORY. A Filly-foal, by Pollio, out of the above
A fine specimen of that rare bird, mare: a fine promising animal_25gs.
the Stormy Petrel, was shot on the
Tyne, near Newcastle Bridge, on the TO THE DOUNE CURLING CLUB. 13th December last. Tho'winter's come, nae frosty winds A beautiful specimen of the procelAre soughin' yet, for a' that ;
laria leachii, or fork-tailed petrel, was But wait a wee, an' syne we'll see A change ere lang, for a' that.
driven ashore during a hurricane, and For a' that, an'a' that,
caught in a bird-net in a ditch, about The ice will come, for a' that; the middle of December, at Kingston, Just wait a wee, an' syne we'll see near Taunton, where it was seen to Braw frosty days, for a' that.
alight. Also, a specimen of that eleNow get your stanes in order, lads,
gant little bird, the phalaropus lobaAn' besoms new, an'a' that, Your trickers stout, weel rought about,
tus, or grey phalarope, was shot a few Ye'll need them yet, for a' that.
days after on the moors. For a' that, an' a' that,
extremely rare, and are now in the The ice will come, for a' that ; valuable collection of Mr. W. Beadon, Just wait a wee, an' syne we'll see of Taunton. Another specimen of Braw frosty days, for a' that.
the fork-tailed petrel (in the possesAnd whan the cauld comes fairly on, sion of Mr. Bluett) was likewise shot
The pond weel damm’d, an'a' that, We'll ha'e some fun, if ance begun,
in that neighbourhood. On rinks as gleg as a' that.
On Saturday the 31st of December As a' that, an' a' that,
was shot, on the river Isis, between We'll hae some fun, for a' that; Oxford and Iffley, by Mr. Robert Just wait a wee, an’syne we'll see Danby, of the latter place, a fine speThe ice as smooth as a' that.
cimen of the Wagel, a species of the There's no a time in a' the year
Gull tribe-birds which are seldom Like frost for health, an'a' that;
known to visit such inland districts. Where ice abounds, there mirth resounds, The curlin's grand wi' a' that.
It measures five feet nine inches from For a’ that, an' a' that,
wing to wing, twenty inches from head The curlin's grand wi' a' that; to tail, and weighed three pounds and Whan ere a man puts tae his han', a quarter. The whole plumage is a
His heart gets up like a' that. mixture of ash-coloured brown and Then here's a health to a' our friens, white. The feathers on the back are
Their wives, their bairns, an' a'that; dark in the middle, with whitish grey May ilka ane that plays a stane Ne'er fend the waur, for a' that.
edges; the wing coverts nearly the For a' that, an' a' that,
same, but more spotted ; and the unNe'er fend the waur, for a' that; der parts of the neck and body have a May ilka ane that plays a stane, much lighter and more mixed apHae peacefu' days wi' a' that.
pearance. These birds occur on the Doune, Dec. 28, 1831. W. S.
sea shore, and in the vicinity of great
rivers in various parts of Britain, but FINE ARTS.
not in any considerable plenty. In Mr) Ackermann of the Strand has severe winters they have been known just published a group of that bold to visit the banks of the Thames, in and noble fish the Perch, lithographi- company with others of the Gull tribe. cally sketched from a painting by C. Within a few years past they appear Hardy, drawn by F. W. Wilkin. It to have become more common about is a perfect gem of its kind; and can- the banks of the Thames in Kent and not fail to interest alike the Naturalist Essex, and in 1812 they are said to and every brother of the Angle, who have occurred in some abundance,