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object of my former communica- censure ; and I shall be most tion was to speak justly; my pre- happy, on some future occasion, sent, to refute unfounded argu- to reverse the position he has ments : but I can assure Mr. obliged me to take. Wilkinson, that I have more gra- A Member of the Burton Hunt, tification in giving praise than Lew Down, Oct. 15, 1831.



Arrived here, Mr. Editor, as have been so liberally and splen

I gave you reason to expect, didly restored. The Rooms themon the Saturday, two days pre- selves seem to give universal viously to the races, in order to see satisfaction to this most respecthe horses, the lions, and new as- table body. About the screen pirants to turf honours. Among towards the street, at which they the former I found an increase are now at work, there is a diverof numbers, generally in good sity of opinion--some thinking, health, and as good-looking, I that, as the Jockey Club is so should think, as horses ever were perfect, it does not need a screen in

any age or nation, and can now at all ; others, that as it is so near do as much for any purpose they it, a very slight one would do : were wisely intended as they ever but a heavy one, which some could ; so much so, as still to ex- think this is, is out of all characcite our wonder and admiration. ter. If my opinion were asked, The great lion, the turf-so well I should say it was not heavy, but begun and continued for years by in very good taste, and did great Lord Lowther, and finished by credit to Messrs. Day and Martin, the Duke of Richmond-is quite the architects ; finishing my reply perfect, if we except a small ridge with a remark I learnt in Yorkor hill running across the course shire, that “ bairns and fewls by the Bushes. This ought to be should ne'er see half done things.” removed, as it often enables a From some cause or causes there horse to win by accident instead seems no new candidate for Forof merit, so much depending on tune's favours on the Turf; and, how he meets or leaves it in his what is worse, all the old ones stride. Besides, the sensation to are absent-hopes and fears about jockeys must be very often par- the Reform Bill solely occupyticularly disagreeeable, unless oc- ing the mind of man, and totally casionally to those who make use abstracting it from every other of it as a trick. The town is consideration. progressively improving: those The list for MONDAY had five buildings in any state of for- races- S--sufficient in number, but wardness in the spring are now poor in quality, with one excepcomplete ; those began far ad- tion: The first of course vanced; and those contemplated the Trial Stakes of 10 sovs. each, going on rapidly--particularly the for all ages, beginning with threeJockey Club Rooms, they being year-olds, Across the Flat, six already fit for the purposes they subscribers, and five started--the



pace pretty good, indeed too good thousand guincas. Nine started, for Spaniel, a great favorite with with little or no trouble, and came many from having won the Derby, well together for some time. The though he never did much on the first that shewed anything like Flat; and when they came to the arrogance was White Boy by Bushes it was evident that the Blacklock, but this must have speed of Camarine was quite suf- been on sufferance, for at the finish ficient to destroy all his game he was hid in the crowd. Blunder qualities. The Judge placed Sir and Bohemian were the greatest Mark Wood's Camarine first, a favorites; and Blunder, with Jem length, steadily rode by Chapple; Robinson's fine riding, did get to Spaniel, by Pavis, second; the be a respectable second at last, if rest beat a long way -Juryman, his company had been but a little once a judge, having tried many better. "Great shouting for Lord a young one, and in the end got Orford, the winner, his Lordship “lagg'd” himself.

having had about eleven engageSweepstakes of 100 sovs. each, ments in the Spring, and lost them h. ft. Ditch Mile--two only came all. Connolly was the fortunate to the post. Many thought Sir rider of the fortunate Medora M. Wood's Galatine must win, colt. because his Camarine won the last A Match for 200 sovs. each, race. This is a mode of reasoning Ditch In, between the Duke of I could never understand: be- Portland's Amphiaraus and Sir sides, he was giving six pounds to M. Wood's Captain Arthur-an a thing, though moderate, as good old grudge ever since Saint Nias himself: Boyce, on Lochinvar, cholas and the Devil came from could go and win whenever he the North to play their pranks at pleased, which Robinson's excel- Newmarket. At that time it was lences, greatly exerted as they thought by many on both sides were, could not prevent.

that each was second; and being Lord Chesterfield's Titania, a difficult race to decide, in conwith Connolly (a pretty mare sequence of some nefarious pracand a pretty jockey), beat with tices, this race was made; and to the greatest ease all the way shew still how near these horses the Duke of Richmond's Ciudad are together, at 130 yards from Rodrigo, the colt giving five home no Judge, however good, pounds: but if the former had could have named the winner : given two, it would have been here Robinson, by the use of his more business-like. The match old dodge, gained half a length was for 100 sovs., Across the Flat; for Captain Arthur, which John Pavis rode the grey, and very Day could not retrieve, though well, only that he used his whip he, by good riding, in turn came after his hopes had fled.

up to a neck at the post. The Grand Duke Michael TUESDAY had two runs only Stakes of 50 sovs. each, all the on the list: the first a match of money--Colts 8st. 71b., fillies 8st. 200 sovs., between Mr. Thorn3lb.--Across the Flat. To this hill's Pouch Box-and it would there were 24 subs. ; so that, de. be difficult for a man to get into a ducting his own expenses and worse box than backing him-and stake, the winner pockets a good the Duke of Rutland's Truffle colt, dam by Ditto, the most idle and two paid.-It was rather a creature ever seen: but Mr. Ro. good race: they came well tobinson having industry in his gether, and at the height of the hands, and persuasion on his feet, running shewed pretty good hannot only placed him first, but dicapping. Mr. Peel's Lochinvar kept him

won by a length, steadily and Fifty Pounds, over the Course, well rode by Natty, the boy who brought out three four-year-olds. deserved great praise on former Wakefield won it on Bustle, and occasions. Edgar Pavis equally " All without hurry and care."

distinguished himself on Mr.

Day's Barabbas. “Now BarabPavis, though he did his best with bas

was a robber :" he, howDonegani, got no applause; and ever, shewed some good running, Christina was a hundred yards and got second; the Lioness well behind.

up. After this a Committee of Taste

Handicap Sweepstakes of 15 was held on the screen of the

sovs. each, for two-year-olds, Jockey Club Rooms--at least to T.Y.C. Col. Peel’s Non Compos that part of it where the Legs are admitted, and where the betting, family!) seemed to possess the

(what a name to give in such a paying, and receiving is princi- greatest pretensions, as they compally transacted. It was soon plimented him with the highest decided that the most beautiful weight : Mr. S. Day's Gratis, part of it should be knocked however, was the winner. Great down, fearing, without seeing, shouting for Middleton — this that it would be too dark-but being almost the first of the fa“ do not men choose darkness mily (a large one) that has done rather than light?”. Besides, how anything towards giving honour should it be otherwise when done

to the name. Edgar Pavis rode by Day and MARTIN!

Gratis (but no doubt handsomely WEDNESDAY -- a good day's paid) exceedingly well; this riding sport, plenty of horses out, a would soon equal his brother, if great increase of company, and he could but equal him in the no lack of spirit in betting --The scale. Captain Byng's Dryad was first was a Match between Lord second. Seven started, and it was Chesterfield's Kittums, 8st. 71b., altogether a pretty good race. and General Grosvenor's Kitty Handicap Sweepstakes of 10 Fisher, for 100 sovs. Connolly sovs. each, for three year olds and was an easy winner on the for- upwards, D.M.-another boon to John Day cut but a poor

bettors ---- had nine subscribers, figure with Kitty. The good and eight started. It was, howGeneral, however, gave us one of ever, of no great use to them, his kind-hearted laughs, no doubt there being too many of a trade at the idea of the Kitty Fisher here, as in other places. It was a formerly being run after by every close race, but not pretty to the body, while the Kitty Fisher of eye-some scrambling, and now the present day seems doomed to and then an unavoidable jostle, be a humble follower.

more perhaps attributable to the Handicap Sweepstakes of 10 pace than any fault in men or sovs. each, T.Y.C.-Nine started horses. Mr. Cooke's Cloudesley


shovelled in first very nicely, well before-making it out that the handled by Wright; Lord Mount- more she carries and the worse charles's Carwell, second—but, she is used, the better she runs. unceremoniously running against She was the favorite of course, Ipsala, her prospects good at the and some money lost. time, was the cause of a match The Cockboat Stakes of 50 sovs. between them for the next day. each, h.ft.,for two-year-olds; colts,

Newmarket St. Leger (a name 8st. 5lb., fillies &st. 3lb., T.Y.C.borrowed from the North) of 25 Five started, and eight paid forsove.each, run or no run. Ten out feit, making altogether a pretty of the seventeen got out of their little stakes of 450 sovs. Colonel troubles by paying all the money Peel's Archibald won it cleverly, without a start; and the seven well rode by Boyce. I think I that did had nothing else but spoke of the good looks and protroubles, except Sir M. Wood's mise of this colt at Ascot, and Camarine, the winner. She won see no reason now to alter that in something less than a canter, opinion. Lord Mountcharles's by four lengths, rode by Chapple; Bassetlaw, by Catton, was second, Oxygen second, by John Day; and Connolly did all that could Clansman (Robinson) still two be done with such a subject : the lengths farther back; and the rest other three could discover nothing --Scipio, Calel, Bohemian, and but their own inferiority. Blunder- were found the same The King's Plate of 100gs., the afternoon, not having sustained Round Course. --Two four-yearthe least injury, nor done much old mares came to the post. The good. It seems Scipio made play entry shews a scarcity of such the first quarter of a mile, which things, or an indifference about was not good enough for Oxygen; public money. Robinson made she then took it up to the Duke's play, harmless play — such, no Stand, when Camarine made a doubt, as suited his purposeon finish of it as above described ; Bustle. Arnull followed thus beating the winner of the Schumla, to the corner of the Oaks, and the winner of the plantation, and then tried to go Derby two days before. What a


which he found he could with pity the winner of the Doncaster ease ; tried again 200 yards from Great St. Leger was not here, home, and had still the power ; that her week's work might have again at the post, and made a been complete !

dead heat of it, and would have Thursday—the last day of the won, no doubt, if he had made one first week--fair sport, fine weather, run only for the whole, as he did and the company twice as nume- the next heat, and won cleverly. rous as at the beginning. The Captain Rous's Crutch (an apmatch between Carwell and Ip- propriate name for a

sailor's sala, in consequence of the former horse) beat Mr. Mills's White not steering clear the day before, Boy, between the heats for the was the first to come off. It is King's Plate. This was but a somewhat singular that Carwell lame affair, and thus the First should win by two lengths--Ipsala October Meeting ended. carrying seven pounds less, and

Norfolk, October 7, 1831. no interruption, as on the day


THE SECOND MEETING. · some of the best horses in EngNIANY anticipated that this land in it. There were nine subwould be a great meeting, in scribers this year, and seven consequence of the first being a started, making not only a most limited one, occasioned by the un- beautiful, but a perfectly true-run popular proceedings in the House race—John Day on Lucetta, alof Lords, and the unhappily agi- though the highest weight (still tated state of the country; and a favorable one), made first runthis, unfortunately, being still ning for a considerable time, when unsettled, the company, notwith- Captain Arthur and two or three standing the fine weather and long others came up, keeping the same confinement in the Great City, game alive to within 100 yards came in but slowly. When, how- of home, when Robinson, on Vaever, they came to shew on the riation, took a gentle pull, and Heath, there was an increase of suffered three of the others not at least 100 per cent. on the first only to head him, but to go day of the first meeting ; but rather in advance to within thirty things altogether looked very se- yards, when he made one of those date, if not downright sulky, spirited exertions wherein he has the betting dull, and almost every only one rival, and won by a horse, unless his owner thought length-Arnull on Augustus sehe was sure to win, paid forfeit cond, Captain Arthur third, and on his different engagements: for Lucetta fourth. instance, we had six races set Oxygen walked over for a down for the first day, but two Stakes of 25 sovs. each; and Lord only of them were run :- Jersey's Cobweb colt paid forfeit

The first, a Sweepstakes of 50 to Galantine; as did Earwig to sovs. each ; colts 8st. 71b., fillies Lord Chesterfield's Titania. 8st. 3lb., T.Y.C. (Two Year old TUESDAY we had six races on Course.) This, to which there the list, but two of them (matches) six subscribers, and five chose to pay half the


rather started, was won by a neck by than the whole. The first that General Grosvenor's Kitty Fisher, shewed anything like sport was a well jockeyed by John Day. The match between Captain Byng's good General himself won a match Dryad, 8st. 6lb., and Sir R. K. but two days before, by taking Dick's Miss Mary Ann, Est. 41b., to himself a wife; so that his T.Y.C., for 50 sovs. Dryad won seasons of delight follow closely by a neck, delightfully rode by upon each other. A Middleton Pavis, with the odds 5 to 4 against colt of Lord Jersey's was second him. Poor Miss Mary Ann got - Robinson, with all his skill, sadly punished by Robinson, for dexterity, great practice, and good not only not doing what she really fortune, could not get him an inch could, and well, but for running forwarder, though he was the fa- away from her task, commonly vorite against the field.

called, except in Ladies boarding The Garden Stakes of 100 sovs. schools, bolting ! each, T. M. M. (Two Middle Fifty Pounds for two-year-olds Miles.) This is not only a great-colts 8st. 4lb., fillies 8st. 215.prize, but a great event also in the same course (First Class). Ten Turf History, having generally started, and ran straight and well


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