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Hutchinson's Young Traveller ; in 1794, on Mr. Hutchinson's Beningbrough ; in 1796, on Mr. Cookson's Ambrosio ; in 1793, on Sir T. Gascoigne's Symmetry ; in 1805, on Mr. Mellish’s Staveley ; in 1813, on Mr. Watts Altisidora ; in 1815, on Sir W. Maxwell's Filho da Puta ; and in 1822, on Mr. Petre's Theodore-this last contrary to all expectation, or even hope, with the odds actually laid against him of 500 gs. to 5, beating Mr. Gascoigne's Violet and Duke of Leeds' c. by Comus-Mr. Powlett's Swap (the favorite) and 20 others not placed. He was very successful at various other Meetings, carrying off the principal Stakes and Matches in first-rate style. He possessed the most essential qualities in a jockey-great nerve, a good seat, a good head, great skill, correct judgment and discrimination, was strong in the arms, and had the happy knack of knowing how to reserve the powers of his horse until the moment they were required, when he brought them into successful operation. After the extraordinary victory he obtained on Theodore, he continued to ride for a short period, and on his retirement from the Turf, being then in his 55th year, he cultivated a farm at Broomfield near Northallerton, and subsequently occupied the Black Swan and St. Leger Hotel in that town, where he expired full of years and of honors, leaving behind him a name, as a skilful and resolute jockey, which will long be associated with the brightest events recorded in the annals of Racing.
RACES TO COME. Warwick
September 3 Doncaster ........ September 16 Hastings and St. LeonardRichmond, Yorkshire 4 Redditch..
16 on-the-Sea September 26. Morpeth, Northumberland.. 4 Isle of Thanet .............
October 1 Totnes and Bridgetown 4 Shrewsbury
.... 18 Royal Caledonian Hunt .... 1 Western Meeting (Ayr) 4 Ashby-de-la-Zouch
Newmarket First October .. 1 Rochester and Chatham.... 5 Bullingham
9 5 Oswestry
10 Lichfield .. Mold ...
Newmarket Second October, 14 Norfolk, &c. 10 Bedford
25 Kelso. Sandbach 10 Bicester 25 Stafford.
22 Abingdon...... 11 Breconshire
25 Newmarket Houghton ...... 28 Ashford 11 Liverpool
Monmouth.... Leicester 11 Walsall
.... 24 .... 24
BETTINGS AT TATTERSALL'S.- AUGUST 26.
BLOOMSBURY having gained his trial, all doubts as to his starting have vanished, and he now figures at 2 to 1, or eager takers of 5 to 2. Looking at his running, and judging from his present condition (he is reported to be as fine as a star), the St. LEGER seems extremely likely to follow the Derby--a thing never accomplished but once in 1800), when Mr. Wilson's Champion won both Stakes. Next to Bloomsbury stands Charles XII., the pet of the formidable Northern Stable, whose admirers are very sweet, anything above 3} to l being taken with great avidity. Many good judges insist upon the race lying between these two, and in accordance have backed them freely against the field. Euclid stands next, and 12 to 1 is occasionally“ booked ” his party, however, is very small. Hetman Platoff, The Provost, and The Commodore figure at 20 to 1 each ; against the latter an influential Manchester turf-man stands an immense stake. Of the outsiders, Easingwold has the most supporters, 35 to 1 having been taken to a large sum. It is thought about ten will start.
The Derby and Oaks have been scarcely mentioned during the month. For the former race Launcelot seems likely to be elected Premier before long. Crucifix maintains her place, her Noble Owner backing her heavily
The following odds will be found to be about the mark :
ST. LEGER.-SEPTEMBER 17. 6 to 2 agst Mr. W. Ridsdale's Bloomsbury (t.) 22 to 1 agst Colonel Cradock's The Provost (t.) 7 to 2 agst Major Yarburgh's Charles XII. (t.) 30 to 1 agst Duke of Richmond's Meunier (t.) 12 to 1 agst Mr. Thornhill's Euclid (offered). 35 to 1 agst Mr. Ramsay's Easingwold (t. freely), 20 to 1 agst Lord Westminster's The Lord Mayor | 40 to 1 agst Mr. Dixon's Hyllus (taken). (taken).
40 to 1 agst Mr. Dixon's Mountaineer (taken). 20 to 1 agst Duke of Cleveland's The Commodore 40 to 1 agst Mr. Newton's Tag-rag (offered). (offered).
40 to 1 agst Lord Westminster's Sleight-of-hand 20 to 1 agst Mr. Bowes's Hetman Platoff (off.)
Offers to back twenty against the Field.
THE OAKS 1840.
£1000 to £500 taken on the 5th about Crucifix, NOT PLAY OR PAY.
NOTICES TO CORRESPONDENTS.
We have again to acknowledge the receipt of several favors ; and are particularly grateful for the expressions of good-will from so many of our Correspondents. Their friendliness, however, places us in a distressing perplexity. By inserting them, we afford an opportunity for cavillers to question their authenticity ; whilst, on the other hand, by suppressing every word of approbation, we run the risk of being accused of treating with inattention the good opinion of others. However ungracious the alternative, we prefer the latter, trusting to their kindly feeling as an apology for the omission of their courtesies.
We have been obliged to abridge several articles which came too late for insertion in the body of the present Number : they will be found in our “Sporting Intelligence."
SQUARE-ACRES' “ Dream” has much vivacity, and we are obliged by the preference” accorded to us; but we fear we might; be considered nodding” were we to transfer it to our pages.
A Friend having notified to us that in the City may be seen the subject of one of our Hunting Plates, forming the first of a series of four on the “ noble science,” repainted for sale as an original, we beg to say, that although we may feel flattered at this indirect 'method of approving of our cmbellishments, it is, to say the least, an ungenerous attempt to share a credit which is solely due to our artist, Mr. Laporte. A letter for the Author of
Field Sports of the North” is lying at our Office, and if he will favor us with his address, it shall be forwarded.
1. VIGNETTE TITLE PAGE TO THE VOLUME. - II. PHEASANT SHOOTING.
III. STARTING FOR THE CUP.
THE DONCASTER MEETING.
The revolving year, which no sooner disposes of one event, but creates another, having brought us to another Doncaster Meeting, we again take up the pen to record, as of old, the several contests which we there witnessed. We must in preliminary, however, state, that in many respects the Doncastrians may indeed sing, “ The light of other days is faded.” The splendid équipages, the crowd which in days lang syne choked the several streets on the Leger and Cup days, have in a very great degree vanished; and although the company assembled comprised the élite of the Sporting World, as well as numbers of the neighboring gentry, yet we never remember to have witnessed so thin a numerical attendance at Doncaster as this year. As one reason, it unquestionably may be placed to the account of the very wet weather
VOL. XIX, SECOND SERIEs. ---No. 114.