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Lord G. H. Cavendish's Godol- trainer (Edwards), a new jockey phin filly, the first of an expa- (Robinson) in a new jacket, and triated father, beat the Duke of for a new master; and it is but Grafton's Charon, Brother to Car- justice to say of the whole, that I bonaro, a match for 500 sovs. each. never saw a better « turn out"

Bugle won his stake of 100 sovs. upon Newmarket Heath in my eacb. Money is always desirable; life: he won very easy; a colt by but here was nothing towards esta- Walton, of Mr. Nowell's, second; blishing a character.

the other three very far behind, Lord G. H. Cavendish's Godole Druid, a crack Derby horse in the phin filly won again: the stakes winter, in the course of three or 100 sovs. each.

four hundred yards' running, beMr. Payne's Oppidan beat the came as if paralyzed; and it might Duke of Grafton's Lancastrian; easily have been thought so, only and Lord Tavistock's Leeway beat it was known that he was not well Babel almost out of sight : thus prepared, and that two others kept finishing the most miserable day, him not only in company but in and the most miserable day's sport, countenance. erer witnessed at Newmarket; Lord Stradbroke's colt by Filho, leaving the best judges, from the his dam Miss Cantley, a sister to extraordinary state of the ground Burleigh, won a Stakes of 200 and the day, much in the same sovs. each, beating Lord Orford's state they were in at Christmas. Vicar, who ought to have remaina

TUESDAY.–The morning more ed a Curate, and that a Welch propitious, with the ground (for I one. Lord Verulam paid. The cannot call it turf, as many acres

pace very bad, and almost a dis. together were left almost without grace to racing. a vestige of grass) to appearance Then came the Oatlands, with in a better state, it having dried high sounding names and nags, very much on the surface, This, causing serious and anxious faces however, rendered it the more de- to many, and no small share of inceiving, particularly to large terest to all present-the handihorses, to heavy weights, and deep cappers having in the minds of alstriders. If it is not so, the turf most every one, given reasonable this season must be in a wretched hopes to the friends and admirers state as to horses.

of each horse. Leoway paid, in The first race ran Charon won, consequence, I should suppose, of well rode by Robinson ; Mr. Gre- having made severe play in deep ville's colt, by Moses, second. It ground with Babel on Monday ; was a Stakes of 200 sovs. each : a or the distance, which is her own, smart thing, and only won by half with a year and four pounds given a neck.

by the winner, must have been adThe second race Juryman won- vantageous terms. Miss Craven, the horse that could have won the receiving thirteen pounds, made July Stakes last year, the horse her look well, and a deserved fathat was afterwards sold to Lord vorite. Paul Pry, carrying but Sefton for 800 guineas, after a two pounds extra for his year, with mistake, rather it was thought in a pretty good rustic reputation, favour of the seller. He came out brought his followers. Memnon, now in a new coat, under a new though looking, in the opinion of former admirers, rather thin, yet vessel broken; but upon closer inLord Cleveland's money, and the spection it became evident that party backing him, with Chifney's sickness or constitutional decay had riding, made him hold a promi. reduced her to little better than a nent situation in the ring. Miss bundle of rags. Craven made true smart running WEDNESDAY we had four races: (not severe) for the first mile ; but the first for a Plate of 501.-a very when near to the bushes she set to small muster, notwithstanding it work as if running the Yearling is calculated to bring any thing Course. This put the extinguisher dark from behind the curtain ; but upon all, except Mameluke (the if I mistake not, this curtain has winner); his speed and beautiful been withdrawn quite soon enough commanding stride kept him clear for the purses, stables, and proof her influence, at the expense, spects of two-thirds of the turf. however, of some “sighing and Mr. Udny's filly, by Woful, her sobbing." Chifney gave in for dam Miracle, won so very easy, Memnon" at the turn of the lands. that the rest are not worth the conWheatly rode Mameluke, and let sideration of any sportsman. him win nearly twenty yards, A Sweepstakes of 100 sovs. each without in any way interfering was won by Lord Orford's colt by with the horse's own natural in- Tiresias, his dam Ringtail; Colonel clinations.

Russell's Anticipation colt (OraFor a Sweepstakes of 100 sovs. cle's dam), second. It was a very each, for colts and fillies rising four fine race between the two. Great years old, Glenartney and Mr: shouting amongst the boys; as if Payne's Snowdrop colt only came the young scoundrels had taken it to the post; three paid. The into their heads that his Lordship Snowdrop could not hold up his wanted sweetening a little. head, nor get one leg before ano- The third race, a Stakes of 100 ther. Really a man mounted on sovs. each for fillies, was won in a him could scarcely get out of the very good form by Sir John Shelway of an active footpad. This let ley's Rosalia, by Walton, dam Glenartney, who looked beautiful Rosanne. The worthy Baronet and bright, come staring in with a seemed to express a delight that most imposing appearance, and went beyond the bounds excited by shewed that the change of charac- so small a Stakes, and such cire ter from Glenartney himself to a cumscribed betting-probably it Veluti, had been perfectly success- might speak well for something ful; but I could not help fancying else; Scribe, the July filly, second, that, like Falstaf, if “rebellion but beat cleverly. lay in his way," he would have The Second Class of the Oat. found it.

lands created some bustle and I ought to have mentioned in its considerable betting, although the proper place the race before the last, horses left in it were not of so between Toso and Donna Clara. high a class as the first; but the Toso, without going out of a com- race itself presented exactly the mon canter, won-at one hundred same appearance. The Antiope yards. I thought at first sight it colt (now Ampbion), certainly the was the effect of accident, such as a handsomest living creature of his sipew or a joint gone, or a blood species, came in first, about three Or four lengths ; Grampus second, Stakes very easily; Brother to about the same distance from Emilius second ; Žinganoe third ; Moor Buzzard : and so of the and Stoughton Lass fourth. Four rest, as if carefully measured, paid. Some account of this Zoe and the jockeys, like well-regu- may be found in my observations lated jockey boys, were taking a on the Houghton Meetivgs. She gallop at three quarters speed. is a mere lath-and-plaster-built

On THURSDAY we began in a one; but she is by Orville, and in more humble way. A Štakes of the Oaks. 10 sovs. each was won easy by Mr. Sweepstakes of 200 sovs. each, Udny's Miracle filly; Mr. Walker's for the produce of mares, &c. four Intruder second. One or two of subscribers—two came to the post, the best in it did not start: Boba- and two paid : Lord Exeter's Endilla, for instance, is reserved to be thusiast, by Whisker, his dam fresh for her match with Mr. Zealot's dam, first; Magnet, I Goddard's Anticipation colt too should think for the last time, semorrow. Pavis rode the winner. cond, unless, as in the present case, I should have taken more notice two only start. of the riding; but it is a curious Out of the seven subscribers of fact that there has not been, up to 200 sovs. each for the batch of Clathis time, three races where the ret, two only dared shew their faces talents or exertions of a jockey-the Espagnolle colt (now Rapid have been brought into action. Rhone), and Brocard; but the

Lord G. H. Cavendish's Godol- Spanish bred sot rushed uninterphin filly won again, a Stakes of ruptedly to the banquet, leaving 200 sovs. each. Mr. Greville's the beautiful Brocard most ungalElinor tried to contend with her, lantly behind, until it was too late but it would not do. Mr. Greville to become a partaker, unless for a looked amazed, but why I cannot small share. tell.

We had eight races on Friday Sweepstakes of 150 sovs. each- (the last day). The four first winners Barnardo won. This, however, is were all out of Pettit's stables ; the no feather, as I find the Brother to first a 501. plate, twelve started, Emilius is bad, and not very fit. which Goshawk won, rode by Ro

The Dinner Stakes of 300 sovs. binson ; Soldan second, named by each-Lord Anson's Elizabeth filly Bloss, who claimed the winner at won; Magnet, second. This seals 300 guineas for Dilly, must conthe fate of Magnet ; for though his sider

bim a cheap horse, not so hopping has obtained for him most much for racing purposes as for of those indulgences which many trials. Any man having a young people think Chifney's training one that can beat him, receiving a requires, his good-looking condi- stone, need not be afraid of laying tion and action, and above all out a little money, as Goshawk now Sam's superlative riding, which runs with perfect steadiness and perhaps was never equalled by any truth. other, not even by himself; I say For a Sweepstakes of 100 sovs. if he could not win with this, he each, four started, Lord Durham's, may despair of ever seeing Epsom. now Mr. Houldsworth's LeopolZoe, who I have had occasion to dine colt first, an easy winner, rode mention before, won the Underly by Robinson; the Duke of Portland's Freak colt second, who had Mameluke and Amphion, both of some friends that thought they the first class of horses, alone startknew soinething; and the Duke of ed for the Port; it was still, howGrafton's Segar, whose terrific sta- ever, very interesting ; but Mables are now become all smoke, meluke ran, and won, as if deterthird.

mined to have no rival at New, The next, a Sweepstakes of 100 market. sovs. each for fillies only, Lord Dure

The little Godolphin filly again ham's (Mr. Houldsworth's) Loo (making four times in one week) filly winning rather smartly; the won a Stakes of 200 sovs. each, much-talked-of Trampoline second: five subscribers. She is, however, but before the shouting had ceased, considered“ very bad.” A few such hailing Mr. Houldsworth's return (for all this opinion), so engaged, to Newmarket, and rejoicing at his must be to a sportsman very engood beginning, Lord Exeter's tertaining. Bessy came cantering in by her- The wind up for the week was self. What does this mean? The for a cool 100 between Mr. God. answer might be seen in every face dard and Mr. Pettit; Buckle rode -a false start! How? They started the winner, Bobadilla, and in po before the time, and Bessy was not day in his life did he ever look or up. A council being called, it was ride better than on this occasion. proved to be a false start, and they

OBSERVATOR. were sent back; Mr. Houldsworth Norfolk, April 11, 1828. seeing no fear, and Trampoline, who had not run at all, not know- ADVICE TO YOUNG FISHERMEN. ing how to go straight, never hav. ing, it is said, been stript before, SIR, gave well founded hopes ; but Bessy UPON several occasions I have might just as well have stayed at addressed you, and you have home, and saved Mr. Houldsworth been kind enough to insert what I the disappointment, as Trampoline, sent. If you think the following having learned a thing or two, ran worth putting in your Magazine, very straight and honest, and won perhaps it may be of some service handsomely

to young fishermen, and those that For a Sweepstakes of 200 sovs. have a difficulty in procuring bait each, for colts and fillies, five start- for trolling and triggers. ed and four paid. Here is some- draw a great number of fish to thing to look at in the Calendar, any place you intend to fish," as such things as these are not take a quarter of a pound of old given away every day. Mr. Houlds. Cheshire checse, and bruise it in worth won it with his Leopoldine a mortar with the lees of olive colt, rode by Robinson, making oil, until it acquires the consistency ample amends for the disappoint- of a thick paste. To this compoment of losing the last race. sition add a pennyworth of rose

Stakes of 150 sovs. each, three water, and divide into a great numstarted : Lord Tavistock’s War- ber of little balls, not bigger than lock, most beautifully rode by a pea. Strew them about in that George Edwards, first; the Vic part of the water where you decar second, rather near, but still sign to angle, or throw your casteasy won.

ing net, the evening before you fish

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in the morning. As the fish are trial for the Cup was a sort of ruse fond of this food, they will gather de guerre, not the most handsome, in crowds to the place to pick it in appointing fresh umpires withup, and will remain there a long out acquainting the former gentletime.

men that they would not be reI am, Sir, &c. NIBBLE. quired to decide in the next course. Norfolk, 1828.

Your Correspondent farther says, that the two Judges of the Ash

down Park Club were upon the REMARKS ON WEST ILSLEY ground, and that they were reCOURSING MEETING.

quested to decide. It is not cor

rect: Mr. Williams was one; but the SIR,

other gentleman named (Mr. PalAs one of your constant readers, mer) was not in the field. A Mr.

allow me to trespass a little Brown, a young gentleman in the upon your pages. Observing the neighbourhood was the otherJudge, account of West Ilsley Coursing and who never in his life acted as Meeting in your last Number, I a tryer at any public meeting bewas surprised to read that a Goblet fore, and wished much to decline was the prize for the second dog; in the hearing of many. This and as I know that truth is your gentleman is the friend of Mr. motto, you will permit the lovers Clark. Several very old sportsmen of this diversion to be acquainted were appealed to, among whom was with the facts of this meeting- Mr. West, who all gave it as their there being only one prize, a opinion, that Messrs. Cripps and Cop. In consequence of the report Clark were right in their decision that “fur” was scarce, only four of the eight courses-all that took members attended, one of whom place during the day. ran three dogs; and I question if I am, Sir, yours, &c. there would have been even the

A COURSER. talk of a Cup, had it not been to

April 9, 1828. prevent disappointment to the spectators. With regard to Mr. Goodlake being dissatisfied with

BETTINGS. the umpires' decision, shew me the sportsman who is satisfied in being THE Spring Meetings having beat. Mr. Goodlake could see but commenced, and as the Derby little of the few courses, as he was day is now fast approaching, all in his Stanhope at a distance, hay- ranks of Turf supporters have been ing a few days before met with an regular in their attendance, and accident that prevented him cross- manifested their usual anxiety, ing his nag, which was on the though, on the whole, it is plainly ground. Your Correspondent says observable there is not any great that the umpires could know but quantity of money in the market. little of coursing. The name of The betting was very slack on the Mr. Cripps is a tower of strength Derby at the early part of the to all coursers, and stands high in month, as all were waiting the decis the Sporting World: the other sion of the Two Thousand Guinea tryer, Mr. Clark, a more honorable Stake, being the master-key to the man does not breathe. The match Great Derby. Navarino, and nothat was run during the supposed thing else was talked of-44 to. I

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