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gates of dawn. From the budding of the oak to the rolling of the world, there is no clink of machinery. The past is dumb, the future silent. The heart itself is wearing out in its continual throb, muffled, that its struggles may not be known; and until a certain silent but unpleasant sensation of this vital principle is apparent, humanity does not know that it is passing away.

On the 5th of June, I left Cork to return to London. Even the pleasures of the rod and line will tire, and (such is the effect of habit, and a desire to fulfil one's worldly duties) I was longing once again to get back, and into harness. I had a quick passage to Bristol, and railed along the broad-guage to Paddington, without a thought whether the line on which I travelled was a dividend-paying one or otherwise, being quite satisfied with the easy motion of its carriages, which enabled me to perfect the notes of my "Month's Fishing."

I shall fulfil my promise, and before next May give the description of flies necessary for Lough Dergh.

SUN B E A M.

WINNER OF THE ST. LEGER, 1858.

ENGRAVED BY E. HACKER, FROM A PAINTING BY HARRY HALL.

BY CASTOR.

Sunbeam, bred by Mr. Merry in 1855, is by Chanticleer, out of Sunflower, by Bay Middleton, her dam Io, by Taurus-Problem, by Bay Middleton.

Chanticleer, bred by Mr. St. George in 1843, is by Irish Birdcatcher, out of Whim, by Drone. He came from Ireland with rather a promising character as a race-horse, and went into Mr. Merry's stable after an unsuccessful effort for the Liverpool Cup. The purchase turned out a very good one, for in the very next season the grey won the Northumberland Plate and Goodwood Stakes, the Newcastle and Doncaster Cups, and many other good things. He was put to the stud in 1850, and his stock first appeared in 1854, when he opened well with Bonnie Morn, The Chicken (afterwards Vengeance), Ellermire, Johnny Taft, and Lord Alfred. The following, amongst other winners, have been since put to his credit-Cocksparrow, Tennessee, Yorkshire Grey, Riseber, Cheery Chap, Childrey, Intercidona, Lady Albert, Lady Alice, Physician, Sunrise, Early Bud, Roquelaire, Chuckle, Esperance, Rara Avis, Meg Merrilies, and the St. Leger winner.

Sunflower, bred by Mr. J. G. Smyth in 1847, was sold early to Mr. Merry. She never came out in public, and went to the stud at three years old. Her produce include Cock-of-the-North in 1852, Sunshine in 1853, Sunrise in 1854, Sunbeam in 1855, the now well-known twoyear-old Rainbow in 1856, a colt in 1857, and another in 1858-all by Chanticleer, to whom she is again stinted.

Sunbeam is a yellow bay mare, standing rather over sixteen hands high. She has a lean bloodlike head, with large ears and a full eye.

Harry Ha

Sunbeam?
Winner of the P. Luger, 1858.

Vendor duhlished by Roge "That" Then it 276. Strzu. 1858,

She has a straight and somewhat ewe neck, very deep shoulders and girth, arched loins, good ribs and strong quarters, drooping towards the tail. Her hocks and knees are also good, but she has not for her size very large bone. Sunbeam has a blaze of white in the face, and one white coronet. She is altogether a catching-looking, racinglike filly, and, notwithstanding her failure for The Oaks, unquestionably one of the very best of her year.

PERFORMANCES.

In 1857, at Liverpool July Meeting, Sunbeam, then two years old, ridden by Aldcroft, and carrying 8st. 4lb., won the Mersey Stakes of 15 sovs. each for two year sold, T.Y.C., beating Mr. Eastwood's Proud Preston Peg, 8st. 4lb. (2), Mr. Barber's Polly Peachum, 8st. 21b. (3), Lord Derby's Bravura, 8st. 4lb., Captain Christie's Orchehill, 8st. 71b., Mr. Walker's Terrific, 8st. 41b, and Mr. Parr's York, 8st. 10lb. 7 to 2 against Sunbeam, who won by a head.

At the same meeting, ridden by Aldcroft, and carrying 8st., she ran second to Mr. Smith's Conductor, 6st. 121b., for the Nursery Handicap Plate for two years old, T.Y.C. Six others also started. 5 to 4 against Sunbeam, who was beaten by half a length.

At Goodwood, ridden by Wells, and carrying 8st. 71b., she ran second to Mr. Howard's Perfection, 8st. 4lb., for the Findon Stakes of 10 sovs. each, for two years old, T.Y.C. Nine others also ran. 6 to 1 against Sunbeam, who was beaten by a neck.

At York, ridden by Kendall, and carrying 8st. 4lb., she ran third for the Convivial Stakes of 10 sovs. each, for two years old, T.Y.C. Admiral Harcourt's Gildermire, 8st. 1lb. (1), Mr. Parker's Wilton, 8st. 5lb. (2), and eight others also ran. 3 to 1 against Sunbeam, who was beaten two lengths from the winner.

At the same meeting, ridden by Flatmam, and carrying 8st. 4lb., she ran second to Gildermire, 8st. 4lb., for the Rawcliffe Produce Stakes of 10 sovs. each, T.Y.C. Four others also ran. 2 to 1 against Sunbeam, who was beaten by a length.

At Doncaster, ridden by Perry, and carrying 5st. 4lb., she won the Corporation Plate of 100 sovs., &c., T.Y.C., beating Lord Londesborough's Rosa Bonheur, 3 yrs., 7st. (2), Mr. Dodsworth's Skycutter, 3 yrs., 6st. 121b. (3), Mr. Fisher's New Brighton, aged, 8st. 9lb., Mr. J. Anson's Culcavy, 5 yrs., 7st. 2lb., Lord John Scott's Lady Hawhorne, 3 yrs., 7st. 21b., Mr. Crawfurd's Church Langton, 3 yrs., 7st., Mr. Robinson's Lady Emily, 3 yrs., 5st. 10lb., and Mr. Smith's Conductor, 2 yrs., 5st. 2lb. 7 to 4 against Sunbeam, who won by three-quarters of a length.

At Manchester Autumn Meeting, ridden by Plumb, and carrying 8st. 6lb., she won the Half-Holiday Handicap for two years old-half-a-mile -beating Mr. Henry's Greenwich Fair, 7st. 13lb. (2), Mr. Jackson's Julia, 7st. 5lb. (3), Mr. Gill's Adventurer, 6st. 71b. (4), Mr. Eastwood's Hesperithusa, Sst., Mr. Park's Megara filly, 8st., Mr. Osborne's Leprosy, 8st., Mr. Booth's Joan of Arc, 7st. 71b., Mr. Copeland's Thornhill, 7st. 4lb., Mr. Cunningham's Darkie, 7st., and Mr. Pettitt's Latona colt, 6st. 10lb. 6 to 4 against Snnbeam, who won easily by a length.

At the same meeting, ridden by Plumb, and carrying 6st., she won the Grand Stand Plate Handicap of 60 sovs.-half-a-mile-beating Mr. Jackson's Ghika, 4 yrs., 6st. 6lb. (2), Mr. Jackson's Julia, 2 yrs., 5st. 2lb. (3), Mr. Wright's Jane, 3 yrs., 5st. 13lb. (4), Mr. Dodsworth's Skycutter, 3 yrs., 7st. 1lb., Mr. Robinson's Attorney General, 3 yrs., 6st. 4lb., Mr. Saxon's Red Robin, 5 yrs., 6st. 2lb., and Mr. Osborne's Lot Three, 2 yrs., 4st. 10lb. 5 to 2 on Sunbeam, who won by a length.

At Newmarket Second October Meeting, ridden by G. Fordham, she won a plate of 50 sovs. for two-year-old colts 8st. 71b., fillies 8st. 5lb., T. Y. C., beating Captain Christie's Orchehill (2), Lord Portsmouth's Pinsticker (3), Mr. Moseley's Marauder, Mr. Mellish's Little Treasure, Mr. Craven's Yaller Gal, Mr. Sutton's Ethon, Mr. Barnard's Topsy, Lord Clifden's Chanoinesse, Mr. Webb's The Harem, Mr. Alexander's Brown Middleton, Mr. Redford's Erringham, Mr. Sutton's The Flying Duke, Count Batthyany's The Courier, Mr. Gulliver's Magnus Troil, Baron Rothschild's Scribbler, Lord W. Powlett's Frederick, Mr. Fisher's Cloak Colt, Duke of Bedford's Melibœus, and Lord Glasgow's Blacksmith. Even on Sunbeam, who won by a neck.

In 1858 at Chester, ridden by Wells, and carrying 8st. 3lb., she won the Palatine Stakes of 15 sovs. each, for three-year-olds; a mile and a-quarter; beating Mr. Barber's Polly Peachum, Sst. 6lb. (2); and Mr. Thompson's Terrific, 8st. 3lb. 5 to 4 on Sunbeam, who won easily by a length.

At the same meeting, ridden by Pritchard, and carrying 5st. 8lb., she was not placed for the Tradesmen's Cup; two miles and a-quarter. Won by Sir C. Monck's Vanity, 4 yrs., 6st. 10lb. Twenty-seven others also ran. 12 to 1 against Sunbeam.

At Bath, ridden by Wells, and carrying 8st. 71b., she won the Biennial Stakes of 10 sovs. each, &c., for three-year-olds; a mile and a-half; beating Mr. Barnard's Accurate, 8st. 10lb. (2); Lord Ailesbury's Charles II., 8st. 10lb. (3); Mr. E. R. Clarke's Simpleton, Sst. 10lb. (4); Duke of Bedford's Gin, 8st. 101b. (5); and Mr. W. Day's Bridal Tour, 8st. 71b. 5 to 4 on Sunbeam, who won by three lengths.

At Epsom, ridden by Wells, she ran fourth, though not placed, for the Oaks Stakes of 50 sovs. each, for three-year-old fillies, Sst. 7lbs. each; a mile and a-half. Won by Mr. Gratwicke's Governess. Eleven others also ran. 7 to 2 against Sunbeam.

At Ascot, ridden by Chillman, she won the Coronation Stakes of 100 sovs. each, for three-year-old fillies, 8st. 71b. each; one mile; beating M. Lupin's Maladetta (2), and Lord Derby's Target. 7 to 4 on Sunbeam, who won easily by half-a-length.

On the same day, ridden by Chillman, she ran third to Mr. Howard's Eclipse, for the Biennial Stakes of 10 sovs. each, &c., for three-yearold colts, 8st. 7lb., fillies 8st. 3lb.; old mile. Sir J. Hawley's Fitz Roland (2), and three others also ran. 4 to 1 against Sunbeam, who was beaten four lengths for second.

At the same meeting, ridden by Bray, she ran fifth for the Gold Cup; two miles and a-half. Won by Mr. Starky's Fisherman. Five others also ran.

At Goodwood, ridden by Fordham, and carrying 7st. 4lb, she ran

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