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Sir Thomas Fenton Fletcher Boucher, 62 Carcless: He waxeth ambitious, and
and Matters connected therewith, by tingham-the Castle and Races-Sir
Harry Goodricke and his Establish-
68 -Opening of the regular Season at
Lines, to a Lady who had rather an An-
GILBERT FORESTER'S TOUR TO
Reminiscences of an Old Sportsman, in-
Moore Carew-Somerset Subscription
-the Kennel-the Stable-Fine Spe-
The disputed Guy Stakes................ 105 Webh's Harriers-Reliques of Somer-
vile, &c. interspersed with Anecdotes, 141
I. MOP AND FRISK, TWO SPANIELS.-II. The Cock Pit, with PORTRAITS.
III. COFFEE HOUSE GATES AT NEW MARKET.
MOP AND FRISK, SPANIELS, the Property of Sir Thomas FENTON FLETCHER BOUGhev, Bart.
induced Sir Thomas to have them of indifference to Mop which, if it handed down to posterity on canvas, was his master's wish~-guided by the the which, through his kindness in hand, checked by the whistle, indefalending the picture, and Mr. Gold- tigable in his labour-his end reIng's talent in the translation of it, gretted, being accidentally killed. we now offer to our subscribers as a As time wings his course, his masbeautiful specimen of the graphic ter will, when he looks on the portrait,
feel all those pleasing remembrances That faithful attachment which is when as companions they rambled proverbial with the spaniel, Mop, the with delight through the wild and old dog, possessed in the highest de- varied scenes that adorn Aqualate. gree: this was joined to all those es- Frisk, when painted, was young; sential qualities which make a spaniel she possesses a pleasing archness of valuable-a good nose, under excellent countenance, which is indicative of command, versatile in pursuit, and bustle and industry-qualities in a equally good at either woodcock, phea- spaniel always desirable. Both the sant, hare, rabbit, snipe, or mallard. dogs were bred by Sir Thomas.
REVIEW OF THE RACING SEASON OF 1831, AND MATTERS
- I have horse will follow where the game
SIR, WHAT ; THAT with Reform and Anti- everybody of his superiority; and one
feeling your houses”-Father Turf has been a horse ever got beaten. The Abingthis season somewhat scurvily used don Mile Handicap, which a year the most influential supporters of previously put forth the Little Rover racing having been detained in town in such glowing colours as to make with little intermission the whole all competition, except the great Tro
In the provinces this has jan, safe for the Derby, did actually been severely felt; most of the prin- this season produce the winner of the cipal country races, Bath, Chelten. Great Race, although at the time ham, &c. having sadly fallen off, the thought nothing of; and with good interest and betting being confined to reason, having been out four times at the few professors who usually attend, two years old without winning, and and the two or three Gentlemen sharps now having with very favorable who play the same game.
weight beaten only a very moderate Newmarket, however, for obvious field. The race for the Riddlesworth, reasons, has been less affected than on the same day, did to all appearelsewhere ; although even there, mat- ance bring out the undoubted winner ters, till the latter Meetings, did but of the Derby. The running of Rid
drag their slow length along." The dlesworth, combined with his subseperformances of Priam in the Craven quent performances, in which he Meeting ought to have fully satisfied defeated every competitor with the
greatest case, reduced the betting to not of the dam of Taurus (the quickest the most extraordinary state, nothing horse at Newmarket), and who like being backed but Lord Jersey's stable, his relative has always made some and that only though a Blunder. The noise in the world, though thought party, however, all along bore up greatly of by the party—so much so as that the latter horse was the best ; and to prevail on the great Chifney to two or three, who had the wrong ride-cut but a sorry figure in the office, " paid pretty dear for their race for the Newmarket Stakes with whistle.' However, they never dare Riddlesworth, the latter horse seemtrust the Middleton brute for any of ing to increase in quality each time of his races, although it was given out appearing-having up to this won to the last that he was to run for the every race he was engaged in with the “ Two Thousand.” There was, how- greatest ease, so as to leave no appaever, long before that time, a spug rent chance for his Derby compeers. little party, which were quite suf- Chester this year lost one of its ficiently acquainted with the relative principal supporters through the lamerits of the two animals, by having mentable decease of Sir Thomas had a little fun to themselves, and of Mostyn; and altogether, though which knowledge they had the op- there was no lack of sport, required portunity of turning the penny, as, by some of the old spirit to make it go good bearing up, the Blunder brute off. Every good sportsman must never lost his position in the betting: have rejoiced to see so liberal and vebut there is no test like public running teran a supporter of the turf as Lord for public money. Lord Exeter's lot Derby win the Dee Stakes with a colt turned out wretchedly bad ; and my from his Lordship’s own paddocks: opinion as to Bohemian, expressed in but the Knowsley stud all this season my “ Review” of last year, has been has sadly lacked the assistance in their quite cenfirmed.
stable which last year was Felt. The The Fair Circassian having ma- Chester Meeting this season naged to win a small stake against a remarkable for having brought out moderate mare, coupled with her per- from one stable five horses of different formances in the preceding autumn, ages, and wonevery race
-Mr. Beards made her the pet for her race. Her worth having run a two, a three, four, antagonist Oxygen, whom I set down five, and six-year-old horse for as last year as the champion of the many different races, and won them southern side, was defeated in the all. This occasioned some talk of chalrace for the Thousand,” by a very lenging any other stable in England, bad field, and adds another proof how but which no doubt was wisely fallacious all imagined certainties in thought better of: he, as well as others, racing are. The race was thrown away had better keep out of Priam's path. entirely by too great confidence, Oxy- York produced us this year The gen having been considered good Saddler in strong force, and his having enough to win any way: therefore a won the Spring Leger, and cut down mare in the same stable, not within Chorister easily, (though this latter any weight of Oxygen, was allowed had not then recovered from his winto make the running; and in the ter's illness, and, besides having a little scuffle of the last hundred yards, temper about him, could not also get Oxygen was beaten by two animals through the dirt,) got him up greatly not within a stone of herself. Had in public favour. The first appearshe been permitted to have made ance of Jerry's stock having beaten ber own running, being a stout good two fields, looks as well as the Lotmare, but with only a certain pace, tery first performance did the year all this might have been avoided, and preceding; and though Lord Kelthere would then have been nomistake burne's has since been defeated in the for this, nor any public dissatisfac- same way that his predecessor Chotion at Epsom afterwards. Incubus, rister was, I am assured he will have