April 6, 1839.
I ARRIVED at Newmarket on Saturday, March 30, and found most of
the regular lodgings let, the stables generally in a healthy state, the
different courses in good running order, and everything except the
weather in a promising condition. The muster of betting-men was
tolerably large, and old faces, lost sight of since the Houghton Meeting,
frequently met my eye. The facility afforded to our Liverpool and
Manchester speculators by the “rattling railroad” was not altogether