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hounds to be kept, and the country in the vicinity of Petworth to be hunted. George Wyndham was living in a far off part of the county : Henry was more conveniently placed, and took the country: but surely, had Lord Egremont, at any period of his life-time, thought fit to establish hounds at Petworth, Henry Wyndham would have surrendered the country--not to Lord Egremont as his father, but to Lord Egremont as the person having a prior claim. George Wyndham now stands, so far as the Sussex property is concerned, precisely in the place of the late Lord Egremont, and has in consequence a right, an undoubted right, to draw his own coverts, and establish the kennels at Petworth. One word more and I have done : the country is denominated the “ Goodwood country;" and, should the Duke of Richmond or any of his family hereafter think it fitting to keep hounds at Goodwood, would it not be expected that Colonel G. Wyndham should cease to hunt it? I am not personally acquainted with either of the brothers; I dwell not in Sussex, or even in an adjoining county, but fair play and fox-hunting I dearly love.
*** Our maxim most assuredly is, and ever has been, Audi alteram partem, and, as such, we give insertion to WELTER, who, however, labors under a double misconception, evidently mistaking his man. He says, “ HAL OF THE West has frequently partaken of Henry Wyndham's hospitality, and ridden his horses.” That he did once put his legs under the mahogany of the General is not surprising, as the elite of the Field were ever welcome to the social board ; and that he was once mounted by the General at the close of a hard day is indisputable ; but our Correspondent possesses a stud of his own too extensive to need foreign aid. Again : he is wrong
presuming that “ Henry Wyndham would have surrendered the country to Lord Egremont, not as his father, but to Lord Egremont as the person having a prior claim :" he would assuredly have reversed the position, and surrendered the country to Lord Egremont as his father, and not to the Noble Earl as having any claim. Welter is also wrong in his assumption, that, “ if the Duke of Richmond or any of his family should think it fitting to keep hounds at Goodwood, Colonel Wyndham must cease to hunt it.” He might do so by courtesy, though not by right ; at least, that is the conclusion we come to from the very correspondence alluded to by WELTER.
PARIS AUTUMN MEETING.
ANOTHER London season over, it became a matter of serious consideration how the autumn was to be spent. Scotland I visited last year ; the Rhine and Switzerland are become as common as the Zoological Gardens; and Italy is too far unless you open the winter there : so, after some deliberation, I made up my mind to spend a month at one of the most delightful spots that France possesses I mean Chantilly; and
thence to make some excursions in the neighbourhood, and, amongst other things, to visit the Paris races.
In a beautiful evening in the middle of August I left London by the Castor for St. Valery-sur-Somme. We were to have arrived in eleven hours ; but, in consequence of the tide not suiting, we took sixteen. As the weather was beautiful, it did not matter much; but, had it been stormy, it would have been anything but agreeable to dance about in the Channel for four hours waiting for the tide. Having nothing better to do, we cruised about the coast, and got a good view of Treport and the Chateau d'Eu, where the King of the French with his family were then residing. A sloop of war and two beautiful Government steamers were in the harbor. St. Valery is a small fishing town, but is decidedly improving, and will soon afford every accommodation to travellers.
Coaching in France is much improved since I was here last, the pace very nearly eight miles an hour : the relay is no longer a matter of half an hour, and many of the coachmen drive with four reins: in fact, within twenty miles of Paris it is now imperative to do so. Once or twice I took the ribbons, and shewed the postillon how we drive in England; but although they took it all very good humoredly, still they generally returned to their old plan of holding the near-reins in the left hand and the off-reins in the right. One thing amused me much: they all insisted on the reins being fastened to the box, from fear I should let them fall ! An English coach goes from St. Valery to Abbeville; and thence to Amiens you may proceed by water, which is much pleasanter than a dusty uninteresting road. From Amiens you get to Paris, by Chantilly, in about ten hours. It is quite useless to recommend an hotel at Paris, for nearly all are good in their way and à tout prix. I myself patronise the Hotel Windsor in the Rue de Rivoli : it is as good as any, and very reasonable ; and perhaps the attendance, if you have no servants of your own, is rather better than at Meurice's, the great resort of the English.
The Autumn Meeting began on the 1st of September, a day on which, in England, the attendance would not have been very numerous : here, however, the ouverture de la chasse is not so important an affair, and the date depends on the Prefet of each department, who fixes it according to the state the crops are in. The weather was most unpropitious: it had rained torrents for three days previously, and the course was half-flooded; but about one o'clock it began to clear up, and the afternoon was very fine. The company was not very numerous in consequence of the weather.
The first race was for the Arrondissement Prize of 2000f. for threeyear-olds ; colts 1031b., fillies 100lb.; once round (a mile and a quarter); for which seven horses started
Duke of Orleans's br. c. Roquencourt, by Logic out of Contrition (Edwards)
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lead at a very
Chip was the favorite at 6 to 4 on him ; 6 to 4 against His Royal Highness's two, and 4 to 1 agst any other. Quaterne went off with the lead, and kept it till the last turn, Donna Julia lying at her quarters, and Roquencourt in close attendance on the Ladies. Here, however, the Gentleman “ cut” his politesse to Donna Julia, passed her, and ran up to Quaterne, when an excellent struggle for precedence between the two terminated in favor of Edwards by half a length, the favorite being two lengths behind Quaterne; the others as placed.—Run in 2 min. 24 sec.--Sophiste was entered, but did not start.
The second race was another Arrondissement Prize of 3000f. for three-year-olds and upwards, weight for age; twice round, for which only three started—Candeur, Esmeralda, and Djinn drawn. M. Perrot's bl. h. Richmond, by Emancipation (belonging to the Government Stud), 4 yrs,
1091b. (Bloss) Lord H. Seymour's b. c. Lantara, by Royal Oak, 3 yrs, 981b. Duke of Orleans's b. f. Francesca, by Royal Oak, 3 yrs, 981b. Lantara was the favorite at 3 to 1 on him. The filly went off with the
for about half a mile, when the colt came up and set her “agoing,” the black horse keeping close behind ; and so continued to the last turn, when Lantara gave the Lady the “go-by.” Bloss, thinking it was now time to be “ doing,” brought up
in first-rate style, soon got a head of the filly, collared the colt, and headed him at the distance, from which a slashing race ended by Bloss landing Richmond first by half a length-Francesca a long way in the rear.
The programme for Thursday, the 5th, announced the Arrondissement Prize of 4500f., and the Royal Prize of 6000f. The day was beautiful, and the company, though not numerous, very select. The Duke of Orleans's absence on a tour in the Southern Provinces, with the Duchess, accounted for the absence of many of the elite of the Fashionable World. As usual, through the kindness of M. Guastalla, Le Directeur des Courses, I obtained a ticket for the Government Stand, where, among other Sporting men, I recognised Lord H. Seymour, Colonel Peel, and Count de Blangy. The course was very hard, and some of the horses suffered much from the pebbles and small stones that had been beat up by the rain.
For the first Prize, Eylau, Lantara, Roquencourt, Georgette, and Whitefoot started. Eylau, a very fine strong horse, by Napoleon out Delphine, belonging to the Government Stud, won the first heat, twice round, in 4 min. 22 sec., Lantara and Roquencourt having a sharp contest for second.-Eylau won the second heat with the greatest case, Lantara again second.
For the Royal Prize of 6000f. four started-M. Bonvie's Anna Bolena, 6 yrs ; Duke of Orleans's Esmeralda, 3 yrs; Lord H. Seymour's Fortunatus, 4 yrs; and Fretillon, 4 yrs, a very nice bay mare belonging to the Government; heats, twice round—both won by the latter, the first run in 4 min. 56 sec., and the second in 4 min. 50 sec. Esmeralda, cleverly ridden by Edwards, made very good running to the distance, and came in second; the two others not placed.
The two Prizes went to the second horse, as the Government always give up when their horses win; but neither Lord H. Seymour nor the Duke of Orleans condescended to take the Prizes they thus obtained.
On Monday, the 8th, there were two Prizes to be contended for the “ Grand Royal” of 12,000f. and one of 3500f.— The day was fine, and this being considered the “Great Day,” the concourse of people was immense, the Government Stand, the two large Stands, and the Jockey Club Stand, being also crowded to excess ; but as they are managed so as to be in the shade, we did not suffer much from the heat.
For the first race, the 3500f., for three-year-olds, heats, once round, Quaterne, Roquencourt, Chip of the Old Block, Whitefoot, and Georgette started; Quaterne, ridden by Robinson, running the heat in 2 min. 20 sec., the Duke's horse second, and Chip third. In the second heat, as far as I could judge, and I was immediately in front of the post, Roquencourt came in first, and this was also the opinion of Lord H. Seymour and many other Sporting men: but the Judge (M. Cuheodivel) decided in favor of Quaterne, against which decision several of the betting men protested. To say the least of it, it ought to have been considered a dead heat, and as the Judge is at the head of the Government Stud, it astonished me that he did not decide for another heat. In point of fact, however, it did not signify, as the second horse was entitled to the Stakes (Quaterne belonging to the Government), and His Royal Highness might have taken them if he chose.
The Grand Royal Prize was won in a canter by Eylau (Robinson) beating Duke of Orleans's Nautilus, by Cadland out of Vittoria, and M. Aumont's Insulaire, by Rowlston, Lottery, or Napoleon out of Medea. Eylau, having won the 12,000f. Prize, cannot run again for the Government money. As I have already said, he is a very fine animal, and was well ridden by Robinson.
Since Robinson has left Lord H. Seymour, he has entered the service of the French Government, who give him a fixed salary, and a share in the Prizes : and certainly their horses never won so often before. Without taking the slightest merit from Flatman, who unquestionably rides well, I must say I think His Lordship has lost a very valuable servant in Robinson.
On this day the Duke of Nemours was present, and seemed to take great interest in the running. He is perfectly affable, as indeed are all the family of Louis Philippe, especially the Duke of Orleans, who has less nonsense about him than perhaps any Prince now living. Of his stud and sporting establishment, I will give you an account in but now I must conclude with the races of Sunday the 15th, which finished the Autumn Meeting at Paris. The weather was miserable, nothwithstanding which there was a pretty good attendance.
The first heat for the Prize of 6000f. given by the King, consisting of a Silver Gilt Cup, value 1500f., and 4500f. in specie, for four-yearolds and upwards, heats, twice round, was won by M. E. Aumont's
Anthony beating Fortunatus, Nautilus, Fretillon, and Anna Bolena ; but it was declared void, owing to a false start. In the second running Fretillon made a good race with Anthony, but the latter won cleverly ; Fortunatus third. Anthony was also first in the last heat, Fortunatus second, and Fretillon third, who carried 6lb. extra for winning the 6000f. on the 5th.
The Princes' Prize of a Silver Gilt Cup, value 1000f., with 2000f. in specie, heats, was won at two heats by Candeur, belonging to the Government, beating Lord H. Seymour's Britannia, Georgette, Insulaire, and Donna Julia.
Between the races three young horses of the Government Stud ran a trial race, Sophiste beating Phantasmagorie and Lucée. Chantilly, September 18, 1839.
RACING INTELLIGENCE EXTRA. The following are the acceptances for the
Cesarewitch Stakes, to come off on Wednesday in the Newmarket Second October Meeting (Oct. 16): St. Francis, 4 yrs, 9st. 31b.
Easingwold, 3 yrs, 7st. 4lb. Roscius, 3 yrs, 6st. 101b. Lanercost, 4 yrs, 9st. 21b.
Flambeau, 3 yrs, 7st. 31b. Primefit, 4 yrs, 6st. 9łb. Quo Minus, 4 yrs, 8st. 101b. Malvolio, 3 yrs, 7st. 3lb. Turquoise filly, 3 yrs, 6st. 9lb, Abraham Newland, 5 yrs, 8st. Cænis, 3 yrs,
7 st. 31b.
Bracelet, 4 yrs, 6st. 4lb. 10lb.
Polydorus, 3 yrs, 7st. 21b. Antler, 3 yrs, 6st. 21b. Hyllus, 3 yrs, 7st. Tilb.
Vicuna, 4 yrs, 7st. 2/b. Hesione, 3 yrs, 6st. Quicksilver, 5 yrs, 7st. 101b. Joannina, 4 yrs, 7st. 2tb. Cruiskoen, 5 yrs, 6st. Opera, 3 yrs, 7st. 81b.
Merganser, 3 yrs, 7st.
Mickleton Maid. 3 yrs, 5st. 10lb. Merrythought, 5 yrs, 7st. 71b, Epidaurus, 3 yrs, 7st. Science, 3 yrs, 5st. stb.
The following are the acceptances for the Cambridgeshire Stakes of 25 sovs. each, with 100 added by the Town of Newmarket, to come off on Monday in the Houghton Meeting St. Francis, 4 yrs, 8st. 10lb. Camellino, 3 yrs, 7st. 81b. Roscius, 3 yrs, 6st. &tb. Lanercost, 4 yrs, 8st. 91b. The Corsair, 3 yrs, 7st. 6tb. Ch. f. by Merchant out of TurCompensation, 4 yrs, 8st. 71b. Quicksilver, 5 yrs, 7st. 6lb. quoise, 3 yrs, 6st. 41b. Quo Minos, 4 yrs, 8st. 5lb. Mag 5 yrs, 7st. 6lb.
Louisa, 3 yrs, 6st. St. Martin, 4 yrs, 8st. 3lb. Dragsman, 3 yrs, 7st. 51b. Mickleton Maid, 3 yrs, 5st. I 2/b. The Hydra, 4 yrs, 7st. 1215. Merrythought, 5 yrs, 7st. 4fb. Revoke, 3 5st. 10th. Alemdar, 4 yrs, 7st. 12tb. Opera, 4 yrs, 7st. 3lb.
Express, 3 yrs, 5st. 10tb. Scamander, 5 yrs, 7st. 121b. Tawney Owl, 4 yrs, 7st. 21b. Science, 3 yrs, 5st. 9lb. Hetman Platoff, 3 yrs, 7st. 121b. Vicuna, 4 yrs, 7st. 2lb.
Hesione, 3 yrs, 5st. 9lb. Harpurhey, 4 yrs, 7st. 101b. Joannina, 4 yrs, 7st. llb. The Drama, 3 yrs, 5st. 71b. Dædalus, 4 yrs, 7st. 91b.
Polydorus, 3 yrs, 6st. 121h. Peon, 3 yrs, 5st. 716. Cara, 3 yrs, 7st. 91b.
Bosphorus, 3 yrs, 6st. 91),
Stud Sales. During Doncaster race-week, the following blood-stock was sold, with their engagements :
BY MESSRS. TATTERSALL. Mr. Nouell's Yearling Colts (the Underley Stud).—By Muley out of Prima Donna (Derby 1841), 150gs.; by Muley out of Clare (Derby), 285gs.; by Muley, dam by Orville or Walton (Derby), Olgs.; by Peter Lely out of Margrave's dam (Derby), 170gs.; by Peter Lely out of Camelina (Derby), 53gs. ; by Peter Lely out of Lacerta (Derby), 160gs. ; by Peter Lely qut of Young Duchess by Walton, 40gs.; by Peter Lely, dam by Walton, 20ge.