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The Haren


Printed for M. A. Piltman. 18. Warwick Squarr.

1B 2 B.



Horses in a Storm .............

1 Angling Excursion in North Wales con-

The Newmarket Craven Meeting, by Ob- cluded

................ 26


1 “Here's the King the Preserver of Foxes,"

Advice to Young Fishermen.............. 6 a new Song .......................... 29

Remarks on the West Ilsley Meeting 7 Memoranda Cantabrigiensia, No. III..... 30

Bettings at Tattersall's

7 The Hertfordshire Hunt, by Ansty...... 34

The Two Thousand and One Thousand On the Prevention and Palliation of

Guinea Stakes..........................

8 Lameness in the Feet of Horses........ 43


Defence of Shooting.....

....... 44


A Few Lines from Nimrod :...

Leicestershire and Yorkshire as Sport.

Letter from a Gentleman on the Game

ing Countries--Posting and Coaching Laws---Sir John Cope's Hounds and

Yorkshire Lingo.Howell Wood, or Country--Alarming Plunder of Foxes

"the Hounds of Old Raby for me"... in thc Quorn and Pytchley Countries

Visit to Lyndhurst--Mr. Wise-Anec. ---Grand Steeple Chase in Ireland...... 46

dote of Mr. Warde, &c. &c........... 9.-21 The Game Laws, by No Poacher........... 64

A week with Mr. Russell, from the Jour- “ The Oakley Hunt," a Song...


nal of Western Aloper, Esq............... 21 SPORTING INTELLIGENCE............ 69

Louth Coursing Meeting

.... 72

The Subscription Water at Chingford 25 RACING CALENDAR


Embellished with,

I. HORSES IN A STORM, from a Painting by A. Cooper, Esq. R. A.


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HORSES IN A STORM. tions appeared altogether on

limited scale ; but, on inquiry, I
THIS Plate, which embellishes found that a great meeting was

our present Number, is from expected ; that more horses were
a Painting by our old and steady in the town than the oldest inhabi-
friend A. Cooper, Esq. R. A. which tant ever remembered; with the
in our opinion, if it were neces- best covered list that had hereto-
sary, adds new fame to that dis- fore been printed in the place ;
tinguished Artist. The Engray- and I was soon given to understand
ing is ably executed by Webb. that to the unfavorable state of the

weather alone was the apparent

gloom to be attributed. So very

cold and bad was the weather,
CRAVEN MEETING. that the horses went out only

once a day, consequently there was

no evening parade, which has gene-
ON entering Newmarket on the rally proved a great attraction.

Saturday previous to the Spring All this I found perfectly correct;

Meeting, I' fancied things looked and towards the evening the car-

particularly dull, and the prepara- riages began to arrive in quick suc-


cession, as they did nearly the may be called running; but of all whole of the following day. I was the scrambles I have ever seen I thus soon convinced, that, inauspi- never saw anything equal to this cious as were first appearances, we getting away from a gorse covert should have a bumper, which was in Leicestershire at the commencemade manifest. Monday presented ment of the new order of things, as splendid a show of company as I when old men could not ride, ever witnessed, except on two occa- when the younger ones would ride, sions, during my knowledge of hounds or no hounds, and the Newmarket, now upwards of some youngest did not know how to ride. thirty years or more.

Seventeen started; but to see them Seven races appeared on paper, spread about on so wide a space as and an incessant deluge of rain for the Heath is now become (owing the like number of hours, occupied to the improvements made by Lord the attention of the people the first Lowther and the Duke of Porta day.

land), there appeared twice as many. The Craven Stakes closed on As soon, however, as they got on the previous Saturday with the their legs, Bobadilla took the lead unusual small number of ten sube like a racer, followed, it is true, by scribers, and six of these only came Sharpshooter, and indeed by the to the post- no doubt the owners rest, but without a shadow of a of the other four, choosing to throw chance either of winning or having away ten pounds each, rather than a trial. Maresfield was the favoexpose their horses to weather so rite. unpropititious. They came well The Riddlesworth (once called away together a very small part of the Great), now dwindled down to the way (which is across the Flat), only five at the post, was the third when Lamplighter and Pastime, as race, and, except in numbers, alfirst and second, took leave of the most as ridiculous as the last : the rest, and bustled along handsomely Brother to Emilius won like an to the bushes, head for head ; here Eclipse; and so little was it exthe rider of Pastime very cleverly pected, that the friends of his Nofor a time concealed from her and ble owner desired that he should the public her defeat, but which pay forfeit; but the Duke happenthe veteran Buckle, on Lamp-ed to say on one occasion to his lighter, soon discovered, and call- groom, previous to leaving Enging upon his horse, shewed his su- land, “do as you like with this colt;” periority-the two made a good so, having authority, the groom race; the rest beat a long way, chose to exercise it, and accordingly and all easily placed. Chateau ran him, by which he put thirteen Margaux, who was first favorite, hundred pounds into his excellent shewed that he is either gone off, master's pocket, and made the cannot run a short distance, or go horse of considerable value, who prein dirt. Belzoni exhibited similar viously was worth but a mere trifle. deficiencies.

Magnet could not run a yard: Ad. The second race, also a sort of var.ce, the favorite, still worse. Trial Stakes, but handicap-three. Here the superstitious might say, year-olds in some instances giving they with the rest were spell bound, weight to four-year-olds, and seves and not ridden, for there was no ral running on equal terms-if it riding in the case,

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