Графични страници
PDF файл

manner that at once shews the popularity of the Noble Lord to whom we have this year been so much indebted for a week's pleasure. Windsor, June 1, 1839.

THE GRAND STAND-In our Number for February, p. 347, we gave a short account of the laying (technically so called) the first stone of this building by the Earl of Errol, and announced that it would be ready for the reception of company at the races : it was so, and, if no: quite complete in its internal embellishments, it was sufficiently so for the accommodation and comforts of the visitors. The building was erected by 100 shares of £100 each, £5 of which is to be paid off annually, so that at the end of twenty years it will become free, and the receipts for admission will then be solely appropriated to the benefit of the races, under the trusteeship of the Earl of Errol, Captain Seymour, T. R. Ward, Esq., and M. Gilbertson, Esq. In the interim the shareholders will receive five per cent. interest, and, in addition, a bonus out of the profits, with a perpetual transferable admission. The erection stands between the Royal Stand and the old Betting Stand, and comprises a ground-floor, drawing-room and balcony, and flat roof; its elevation, 52 feet; its length, 97] feet, or, including the balcony which extends beyond the building, 121 feet. The grand floor is 90 feet in length, provided with ten rows of benches, rising one above the other, the windows both in front and at the ends extending from the ceiling to the floor, with double pulleys, and will hold about 1200 persons. The balcony is supported by Corinthian pillars, the paved colonnade beneath securing visitors from damp and affording shelter in case of rain or heat. In the lobby communicating with the drawingroom are retiring and refreshment-rooms. The entrance is at the back of the building, with distinct staircases to the drawing-room and roof; and in front is a lawn, protected by an elegant dwarf railing. The ground floor contains a spacious saloon, and on its right the Betting-room, surrounded with benches, and having a large round oaken table in the centre. On the left is another room of correspond ing size, for any general purpose. The roof is flat, and leaded, and will hold about 1800 persons. The building is light and elegant, and at the same time substantial, and reflects great credit on Mr. Higgins, the architect. To the Earl of Errol and the other trustees no small praise is due for their indefatigable superintendance during the progress of the works from commencement to completion.—There were a great number of visitors each day, but on Tuesday and Thursday every department was filled, and a general feeling of approbation was expressed at all the arrangements for ingress and egress, as well as for the excellence and reasonableness of the vivers within. The speculation will assuredly turn out as profitable to the shareholders as it is accommodating to the visitors of this splendid and brilliant spectacle, excelling in point of rank and fashion every race-course in the kingdom.

The Ascot STAKES.-At the conclusion of this race (on Tuesday), Her Majesty desired young Forth (who rode the winner with so much judgment and skill) to be brought before her. He was introduced by the Earl of Lichfield, when Her Majesty presented the little fellow with a ten-pound note - Yorkshireman.





BLOOMSBURY, bred by Mr. Cattle, of Sheriff Hallon, near York, was got by Mulatto out of Arcot Lass by Ardrossan, her dam by Cramlington out of Floyerkin by Stride-Little England's dam by JavelinSister to Toby by Highflyer.-BLOOMSBURY is a bay colt, has a long lean head, light neck, fine shoulders, very long arms, rather short legs, with long springy pasterns, fine ribs, good hips, great thighs, and high in the hocks. He was purchased of the breeder by Mr. W. Ridsdale, who then trained for Lord Chesterfield, with whose horses he was reared from weaning time; and on Mr. Ridsdale leaving the employment of the Noble Earl, he took the colt with him to Newmarket, where he was trained.

In the Newmarket First Spring Meeting 1839, Bloomsbury was drawn for the Clarendon Stakes of 200 sovs., h.ft.-Epidaurus walking over for it.

At Epsom (rode by Templeman), he won the Derby Stakes of 50 sovs. each, h.ft., 143 subs., beating Deception (winner of the Oaks), Euclid, Cæsar, The Corsair, Clarion, &c. &c. Betting : 12 to 1 agst Deception, 6 to 1 agst Euclid, 7 to 1 agst Cæsar, 16 to 1 agst Corsair, 8 to 1 agst Clarion, and 25 to 1 agst Bloomsbury.--For this race he was objected to on the ground of being entered incorrectly in the Calendar (noticed elsewhere).

At Ascot (rode by Rogers), he won the Ascot Derby Stakes of 50 sovs. each, h. ft., 17 subs., beating The Corsair and Macremma. Betting: 5 to 1 on the winner.

At the same Meeting (rode by Rogers), he won a Sweepstakes of 200 sovs. each, h. ft., eight subs., beating Sister to Hector by Priam out of Miniature.-For both these latter Stakes he was objected to, the difficulty of his pedigree not having been settled.

BLOOMSBURY is entered for the 300 sovs. Sweepstakes at the Newmarket First October Meeting, the Doncaster St. Leger, and a 200 sovs. Sweepstakes at the same Meeting.

PEDIGREE AND PERFORMANCES OF DECEPTION. DECEPTION, bred by Mr. Isaac Sadler, now the property of Fulwar Craven, Esq., is by Defence (one of the best bred sons of Whalebone) out of Lady Stumps by Tramp (son of Dick Andrews); grandam by Cervantes out of Fanny by Sir Peter, &c. &c.—She is a bay filly, about 15 hands 2 inches high, has a good lean, although not particularly small, head, nicely set on a well-proportioned neck; her shoulders are particularly lengthy and cleanly, falling well into her back; her legs are very good, and short from the knee to the pastern; her fore ribs,

[graphic][ocr errors][subsumed][subsumed][merged small]
[ocr errors]
[graphic][subsumed][merged small][ocr errors][ocr errors]
« ПредишнаНапред »