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25 Eighth Sunday after Trinity.r 4 14 15 26 M Cr.-Lord's-All Eng. v. Uniteds 7 54 16 27 T Goodwood Races.
28 W Plymouth Regatta.
29 T Goodwood Cup day.
30 F Yorkshire Regatta. 31 S
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16 Wicklow ................. 27 20 Knutsford ................ 28
"There he sat, and, as I thought, expounding the law and the prophets, until on drawing a little nearer, I found he was only expatiating on the merits of a brown horse."-BRACEBRIDGE HALL.
The Hampton Sales-Lord Londesboro's Sale-Death of an Old Trainer-jockeyRaces of the Month-The Ascot Cup Day-Views of the King of Oude's Equerry thereon-The Four-in-Hand Club-Hunter Sale-The Cherokee Romance-Rugely Mems.-News from the Kennels.
The Royal Paddocks looked in dainty guise, with their rich buttercup carpet, and the hawthorns fairly bending beneath their white honours, and looking over at us from the park. It was raging hot all the morning; but, with the aid of a cool lobster-salad in Ransome's little parlour, where Messrs. Weatherby, Gully, and a few more were assembled, when we took our turn, we found it perfectly endurable. Brother to Impérieuse was one of the first blood things we saw; but he has not the forehand of his sister, and is a still later foal. In fact, he only dates from May 28th. There is a slight symptom of a curb, which seems rather to run in this family; and his half-brother, the Hampton Court premier of last year, has been fired for them already. The Melbourne was foaled on Feb. 5th, and had made the most of his time; but his throat lump was in full bloom, though not so large as it often is in these yearlings. Martha Lynn we did not see; and, as she is now very old, they did not care to run the risk of 50 gs. with Orlando, and sent her to Ellington at 10 gs., as the dam of a winner. There was no little difficulty in getting a peep at Barnton and Orlando, whose boxes were directly behind Mr. Tattersall's. Barnton is a long horse, with a plain insensate sort of head, but a remarkably nice barrel, and, altogether, rather reminds us of Lanercost. No wonder he gets his stock with plenty of stuff about them. There could be no greater contrast than the two horses. Orlando stood grandly up, and faced the visitors with his dim eyes as they flocked in; while Barnton took not the most earthly notice of their presence, and, stretching himself out to his fullest length, as if he could stand over an acre, played with his near fore foot. Of the royal mares, this year, ten have gone to Orlando, and eight to his companion. All the Leatherhead division showed-Ashmall in a white plaid suit, and a geranium at his button-hole; in fact, quite bringing the cool of the morning with him from the Surrey Hills.
And then the sale began, with the Duke of Beaufort's and the Marquis of Stafford's drags wheeled right behind the auctioneer, and full of outsiders. Lord Strathmore drove down; but he sent his team on into Hampton; and so, we think, did Earl Vane. not much difficulty in getting the Confessor colt looking black, with quite his father's cut about him. two Johns began to eye the brother to Impérieuse, that no Mr. Sutton was there this year. He was not long being started at 150; 200 gs., said Mr. Barnard; then Scott was on at 230 and 300.
a goodThen the and saw
The 400 bid came from the Duke of Beaufort's drag, and after that the two Johns were left to themselves, Scott getting 500 and 540. Then John Day went up and finished him at 550 for Mr. Fitzwilliam, who has had, to all seeming, a dear bargain of it. No. 3, a brother to Spinaway, was put in at 150, and John Scott bid again, but not with great fervour. Brother to Gin was rather short and cobby, but looked as if he would enlarge into a very clever hunter for Clark, in case he does nothing for the Duke of Beaufort. Admiral Rous seemed set on the Melbourne colt, and put him in at 250; and so determined were the biddings, that from 400 to 600 was made in 50-guinea bids, and after a little pause, the Admiral came with another tenner, being the first time for many a long day that the purple stripes will have been carried by so high-priced a yearling. The Trickstress colt was no very great size, sweet in front and light behind, and, as Harry Hill observed, "thicker through than Dervish." Brother to Furioso was the mere tailing of the colts, and 35gs. was quite enough for him. The Hersey filly looked as if she was tender already on the legs, though there was a liberty about her which pleased the eye; and Lord Clifden, from behind the Marquis's drag, claimed her as his own for 55gs. For her half-sister out of Martha Lynn, Lord Chesterfield descended to terra firma near Mr. Tattersall's left, and bid in grand earnest for Mr. Crawfurd by 20gs. at a time, till no one outbid him at 300gs. Then Mr. Payne tried his hand at sister to Flyaway, which he opened at 100gs. Sam Rogers also had a fancy, but left off at 230gs., and Mr. Cooper's 360 finished it. This filly had wonderful liberty and plenty of length, and though her tail was a little low set, we saw few better-looking. The Autocrat filly was very like him in the head, but his legs were poor, and for some time not a soul would go on. At last there came a 5gs., but Mr. Tattersall said that he "could not sell them alive for that," and looked appealingly up to the drags, which gave him a 10-guinea. nod amid much merriment, and then a one-guinea advance from the crowd finished it. The Nun Appleton filly was fine and upstanding, Bay Middleton all over; and then the great unknown of the day was brought in, and very clever and strong she was, though with no very handsome points about her. Day and Rogers were very loud in her praise, but Sam retired at 200gs.; and away went the two Johns, at it again. Scott had 690 and 750, and tired at 770. Thus Day beat him, and the discarded Loup Garou outtopped Orlando by 230gs. in price on his own ground. The Arrow filly had coarse hairy legs, but seemed rather smart in other respects. Exact's sister was exactly Exact behind; and the Pyrrhus the First filly was a mere pony, the smallest of the lot in fact, whereas the only Pyrrhus last year was the biggest. The Bay Celia filly was rather heavy in the carcase, and inappropriately light below the knee; and when another had been sold, we wended along the dusty way to the cool shade of a chestnut tree on Hampton Green.
Hornpipe with her foal, and Bessus, of whose racing career we remember but little, except that when Mr. Webster had The Field and played such racing antics with it, he was the subject of
"PAUL'S PROPHECY FOR THE Derby."
"Bessus, my boys. Keep it dark.
Having a roaring fame, but few cared to look at him, and now Mr.
Payne's 100gs. commenced the sale. He did not leave off there, and Nana Sahib, who seemed dear, became his at 500gs. The possession of Nicholas, who, like his half-brother Muscovite, was as long as a town, was fought out between Bretby and Danebury. Day got the 270, and Lord Chesterfield 410 bids; then Day shot out rather, jumping 20gs. at a time, and reached 500gs., where he steadied, and crept up to 550, and let his Lordship beat him by 10gs. The Admiral rallied the vanquished John, and said he "did not fight quick enough." Chirp was a very staying-looking gentleman, with a nice shoulder, but Mr. Howard would not look at him. He had enough of the family, he said—they had "taken too many goldfinches out of him already.' Mordanto stopped so dead at 30gs., that Mr. Tattersall asked Mr. Greville if he was to go on, and being requested to do so, he persevered, and got 60gs. Refugee, with his crooked blaze and Alarm head, was about the best of the lot. Harry Hill went to 370gs., and when Mr. Tattersall begged him to go on, he said he was "quite spun out." Mr. Gully, however, was not, and bid to 70gs. more. St. Katherine was small; Provision, the highest priced of the Greville stud, took after the dam, and with her the interest of the sale ended.
Mr. Anderton's yearlings were not first rate. There were two West Australians among them-one of them Industrious, with a good neck and head, but a filled leg, which caused Mr. Tattersall to announce that 50 gs. was his reserve. Chirper, by West Australian, was very common, short in the quarter, and long from the hock. Aristocrat's head was the very image of his sire Stockwell's; but he had lightish bone, high stockings behind, and wonderfully high-bred pasterns. Sam Day went in for him in pretty good earnest, but did not stay beyond 55 gs. The hunting mare Carlotta was one of the neatest we have seen, and is destined for Germany. Lord Londesborough seemed determined to give character to his sale by bringing out his crack Loiterer at once; but he is rather neat than powerful, and has not length or bone to justify the extravagant stories which have been circulated about him. A richer chesnut we have seldom seen. He was put in at 100; then came 150, and 175 from Mr. Ten Broeck, who bid in person, on the right of the auctioneer. At 225 there was a dead pause; and after he had been walked down, Mr. Ten Broeck opened with 230, and Mr. Padwick closed with him again; and on they went, the American, who got 250, 300, 350, 400, 450, in vain trying to shake him off all the way up by sometimes 20-guinea bids. Mr. Padwick looked puzzled at last, and did not attempt to go over the 500 gs. for which America bore him off. Sweep stood over a good deal of ground, but was rather high on the leg, and odd about the ears. The Rap was quite the pick of The Wests for size and substance; and when John Scott came forward, with Perren at his elbow and Ashmall not far off, it seemed a done thing; but John had to "catch the Speaker's eye" several times before it could be achieved. There is no mistaking Scott's eye, when he means it. This colt's head was remarkably beautiful and tapering; and some said he was for Lord Derby, who did not, however, show, as he often does on these occasions, to get a quiet chat with John in a loose box. Shoulder Knot had rather a heavy shoulder, but was compact, and on a short leg; and we did not feel altogether sure that we did not fancy him most for future work. Florentine reminded us of her
kinswoman Evadne, but was rather light-timbered and small-footed, and slight in her quarters. Viscountess was disputed by The West and Stockwell; but we incline to the former's claim. In 1855 this stud went principally among the jobbers; and 331 gs. for six was all it made. In 1857 The West came to the rescue; and 120 gs. was the average; and this year The West's stock, alone averaged 153 gs.
very good, considering that up to that point Penalty was the only winner out. They have come thicker since Adelaide, Ticket of Leave, &c.; but still we doubt his future being a great one. There is a lack of strength about their legs, their feet are small, and their pasterns show but little breeding. On this latter point Stockwell is especially great; but still, his savour far more of the pretty, neat Birdcatcher, than of his slashing self. We could not help thinking, as we left the yard, how his lordship's purchase of that delicate uncertain roan Warlock, at Ascot, for 3,000 gs. !!-fully four times his worth, must have swallowed up more than thrice over all his yearlingstud profits.
A once well-known turf character died on Thursday week, in David William Jones. He began life as one of the three hundred little red-jackets who rode the post in London. Hampstead was his beat; and, earning some distinetion by the fearless way in which he dashed his pony up and down its hills, he was picked up by some gentlemen, and sent to old Chifney's, at Newmarket. From that, he got put forward, and rode several races-one of them a very good one, with Buckle-and was eventually made head-lad to John Stevens. He had charge of thirteen, in his absence, when Dan Dawson tried to get at Mr. Kit Wilson's July horses, and poisoned Stevens's lot instead. Two of them died as rotten as a pear; and Jones gave his evidence at Cambridge, but not on the indictment out of the three which proved fatal. He was also head-groom to the late Marquis of Westminster, and the first man, we believe, that ever slept in Eaton Hall. From his lordship, he was passed on to the service of General Grosvenor for some years, at Hare Park, and then became a head-groom in Sir John Ramsden's family. He was also in the Peninsula, and at Waterloo, in charge of the horses of a general of division, and then served many masters in India, France, Spain, and Germany, and could speak the languages of the three last countries. The death of his master, a well-known baron, by his own hand, brought him again to England; and for some time he trained at Hampton, for Mr. De Burgh. His eyesight, however, began to fail him; and, after being slightly injured by riding against one or two posts, he gave it up, and took a Mayfair lodging-house with his savings, which several of the nobility stayed at. Evil times were in store for him, as the utter ruin of the season, by George IV.'s illness in 1830, broke him entirely. Blindness supervened; and an expensive family sunk him lower and lower. His wife became a pew-opener at a church, and contrived to keep him till her death, some four years ago, when he entered Chelsea Workhouse; and there he died. His latter years were cheered by a ten-shilling allowance per month from the late Mr. Edmund Tattersall, which was continued by his nephew; and it was on his return from receiving it, one Sunday morning, that he had a slight fit of paralysis in Sloane-square; and when he had been carried home, he never rose again. Upon old times and horses he was a wonderful