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Leger Stakes, 68 subs. of 25 sovs. 12.-In the First Spring Meeting, each. The field consisted of twenty- April 22, PRIAM, the property of Lord eight horses, which started off, at the Chesterfield, beat Sir M. Wood's Lugiven signal, in the most admirable cetta by Reveller, 4 yrs, 8st. 7lb. each, style. At the distance the chance of a Match for 200 sovs., h. ft., T.M.M. Priam, Emancipator, and Birming- of the B.C.:-6 to 4 on PRIAM, who ham appeared equal: the contest was won easily by four lengths. Chifney stoutly maintained to the end, Bir- rode Priam, and Robinson Lucetta. mingham winning by half a length 13.- August 18th, PRIAM, at 9st.5lb. only :- 11 to 10 agst PRIAM; 15 to 1 jock'd by Connolly, won the Gold Cup agst Birmingham. For the particulars at Goodwood, value 300 sovs., and the of this race see Sporting Magazine, surplus in specie, by subscriptions of vol. i. Second Series, p. 387.
20 sovs. each, with 100 sovs. added After the St. Leger Mr. Chifney by the City of Chichester (37 subs.), offered to run Birmingham for 1000gs. beating His Majesty's mare Fleurat Newmarket, Ditch In, giving Bir, de-lis, aged, 9st. 11lb., and Mr. mingham 3lbs., which was refused: Scott Stonehewer's Variation, 4 yrs, he also offered to run him at Doncas 8st. 11lb.:-- 6 to 5 agst PRIAM, 5 to 4 ter (1831) for 1000gs.,the same course agst Fleur-de-Lis, and 5 to 1 agst Vaand weights, which
was also refused. riation. 8.-On September 23, PRIAM, 14.-Oct. 4th, at the Newmarket carrying 8st., beat Lord Kelburne's First October Meeting, PRIAM, 4 yrs, br. č. Retriever, by Smolensko out of 7st. 11lb., received 130 sovs. ft. and Georgiana, 4 yrs, Sst. 3lb., a match, the Cup", from Sir Mark Wood's one mile and a half, 500 sovs. h. ft. Lucetta, 5 yrs, 8st. 81b. B.C. for the Retriever took the lead to the distance, Cup and 200 sovs. where Priam passed him, and won 15.-At the Second October Meetwith the greatest ease by at least three ing, October 20th, PRIAM, 9st. Alb., lengths :-13 to 8 on Priam.
rode by J. Robinson, beat Lord 9.-Same day, PRIAM walked over Exeter's ch. c. Augustus by Sultan for the Gascoigne Stakes of 100 sovs. out of Augusta, under the guidance of each, 30 ft. - colts 8st. 6lb., fillies W. Arnull, 8st., both four years old, 8st. 31b.–St. Leger Course (7 subs.) A.F. 500. Seven to 4 on PRIAM,
10.–At the Newmarket Craven who won without difficulty, or inMeeting, April 4th, 1831, PRIAM, deed, apparent exertion. — See OBcarrying 8st. 4lb. (J. Robinson), won SERVATOR's account of this race, p. by three lengths the Craven Stakes of 41, of the present Number. 10 sovs. each, weight for age, A.F. It was well observed that winning (16
subs.), beating Col. Wilson's colt the Goodwood Cup, looking at the by Comus out of Rotterdam, and Mr. weight, placed PRIAM at the head Nowell's colt by Muley out of La- of all horses on the Turf according to certa. Se others started but public running. If he then merited were not placed :-5 to 2 on PRIAM. such a character, what must be thought
11.-April 8, PRIAM, rode by J. of him now-giving 16lbs. to a horse Robinson, won, by a length, the of his year, and such a horse too as Port Stakes of 100 sovs. each. h. ft. Augustus !—This first-rater has won colts 8st. 71b., fillies 8st. 4lb. up to this period 88201. in specie, T.M.M.of the B.C.(11 subs.), beating exclusively of the two Cups. Col. Wilson's colt by Comus out of By the permission of the Right Rotterdam (who received back his. Hon. the Earl of Chesterfield, we have Stake) and Lord Exeter's Mahmoud the gratification of presenting our by Sultan :-4 to 1 on PRIAM, 5 to 1 readers with a fac simile of the magagst Mahmoud, and 8 to 1 agst the nificent Gold Cup won by this splen. Rotterdam colt.
did horse at Goodwood. * For an epitome of the challenges and running for the WHIP, see Sporting Magasine, vol. xxv. N.S. p. 38 : and for the origin of, with a list of the winners of the Jockey Club GOLD CUP, see vol. 1. Second Series, p. 156.
CONTINUATION OF BLITZ'S SALMON-FISHING TOUR,
The Rivers Beauly, Ewe, and Gruinyard.
BIR, FROM the Ness, where my This they could not accomplish sport had been rather of the
were the popular error correct of brilliant order, I proceeded to their taking their tails in their the Beauly, a large, rapid, and mouths when they attempt to leap. capital salmon river. On it, and In heavy foods the fish are about three miles from its mouth, enabled to get over the falls of are the highly picturesque falls Kilmorack, when they ascend as of Kilmorack, which are regu near the source of the river as the larly visited by travellers who depth of the pools where they wend their way to the northern purpose depositing their spawn parts of Scotland in search of the will permit. romantic and beautiful. During There is one capital stream the greater part of the year these immediately below the falls at the falls prevent the fish from as Mill, but the best is that below cending farther up, and, by the cruives (or salmon-traps), confining them within certain li- where, when the water is low, mits, render the angling of course the fish are stopped by a barrier superior to what it otherwise of huge stones, rudely put towould be, were they permitted gether, so as to form a bulwark to scatter themselves through across the river. This stops their the innumerable streams above progress to the pools above, and this natural impediment. Below the fish congregate in the stream the falls the salmon may be seen below in such vast numbers, that leaping in numbers at a time, I have known 180 head taken out making unwearied but ineffectual at two hauls of the net. Farther efforts to force a passage through down the river there are two the immense and overwhelming other pools, but they are not so volume of water which precipi- good as the forementioned. In tates itself over a grand and the Beauly, as in the Ness, the imposing shelf of rock. It was Irish gaudy fly was triumphant, amusing to watch the gallant at- although the Laird's piper and tempts of the fish to clear this fisherman (an old and faithful formidable obstacle, as the force adherent of the Lovat family, of the waters made them cast the and who has fished the river for most extraordinary summersets fifty years) was pleased to desigwhen they happened to make nate them nonsense flies, and their leap too far from the fall. boasted of the superiority of the
It is certainly wonderful in common fly of the country. I how short a time salmon ascend was much amused with the obrivers for many miles, forcing stinate bigotry of the old boy, their way against the most rapid who, although he witnessed my currents, and clearing, with ap success, and with no small jeaparent but inconceivable facility, lousy too, still persisted in assertcataracts of several feet in height. ing that those of his own manu
facture were superior, and that which might have composed a the Paddies might do now and distinguished Statesman." then, but would not answer on On one occasion he was found all occasions. This venerable has stretched out in bed between since, I understand, become a two Highland lasses, who, being convert to the new light, and naked, affected out of modesty to willingly courts the killing aid hide their faces under the bed of the handy-work of O'Shaugh- clothes; and the old Lord acnessy and Martin Kelly.
counted for this strange scene Although the streams swarmed by saying that his blood had bewith fish, my sport, during the come cold, and he was obliged two days I devoted to the Beauly, to supply the want of heat by was not of the first water, as the the application of animal warmth. river was nearly dry, and the Lord Lovat used to send one salmon, while they rose tolerably of his numerous retainers to briskly, were exceedingly shy of Loch Ness, a distance of eight coming into near contact with miles, every day for the water anything artificial, however mi he drank. He was exceedingly nute and deceptive.
fond of highly-seasoned minced The net-fishing of the Beaulyveal, and probably on most oclets for 1500l. per annum, and
casions ate rather
more than the river is strictly preserved, prudence dictated-on the plea even against the intrusion of an that it was difficult to persuade glers, and no one is allowed to the stomach, because it had no fish without the permission of the ears—as he never could gratify proprietor, Fraser of Lovat. his taste and appetite for his pet
The present Laird is the lineal dish without suffering from the descendant of the celebrated and indiscretion. When confined in notorious Lord Lovat, who was the Tower, only two hours preexecuted for his steady and un- viously to his execution, he flinching adherence to the cause thought he might, with perfect of the unfortunate House of impunity, make a hearty meal Stuart. Previously to the Rebel- of his favorite fare ; and, as lion, it is related, he had remained the story goes, he actually did for two years in bed in a state of consume a large mess of the despondency, but when the news said minced veal, saying that he of the Prince's landing was com should be gone before the cusmunicated to him, he started up tomary unpleasant effects of his and cried, “ Lassie, bring me my over-indulgence could be exbrogues-I'll rise noo!"
perienced. Lord Lovat was one of the The present Lovat expects to most extraordinary men that ever have the forfeited Peerage reappeared in public life. He was stored in his person ; and with crafty and politic to an astonish- all my heart I wish him success, ing degree; cruel, rapacious; had as he is an excellent, high-minded, great natural abilities, much wit, and hospitable country Gentleand prodigious talents for busi- man, disposed to improve his vast ness, but an utter destitution of estates, and extend the comforts principle spoiled in him the parts of his numerous tenantry.