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front, had “ sold out.” Chatham was all abroad at the T.Y.C. ending post, and Barrier, challenged in the cords, was passed close to the chair, and beaten easily by a length. The winner, who was piloted by“ honest John,” immediately rose to 14 to 1 for the Derby.

A Sweepstakes of 200 sovs. each, D. M. was contested by Archy, ro. c. by Camel, out of Miss Craven's dam, Flytrap, Albion, and Johnny Faa. According to public running Jolinny Faa should have been the favourite, but his legs had done much service (it was scarcely right to start him), and Flytrap had that honour, Archy scarcely having a friend-nevertheless he waited on the roan and the favourite to the last and won easily by a length, Flytrap third, Johnny Faa tottered in by himself. Chapple rode the winner.

A Subscription Plate, D. M. brought out a large bad field, and was won and lost by riding. Currycomb waited and won cleverly, Young Quo Minus was second, and several others tailed off. Which ought to have won this deponent sa yeth not.

The Vacillation Stakes was won in a canter by Sir Harry, and with this race the Craven Meeting came to an untimely end every stake and match having terminated in a forfeit.

Is this a cause, or an effect ?

RIDDLESWORTH.

TATTERSALL'S. The progress of the Derby betting since our last number, has been marked by many startling Auctuations, some arising out of actual or reported private trials, and others from public running. As coming within the first of these causes we may specify John Day's horses, the Frederica colt and Eleus, whose names have hitherto been strangers to the N. S. M. From the character of the betting towards the close of the month, there can be little doubt that Eleus was the “ stalking” horse, while the other was kept in hand until a “ lump of money” had been got on at extravagant odds; this effected, Eleus was suffered to retire from the second place, and the real Simon Pure brought into play; the layers against him, opening their eyes too late, were compelled to turn round, and the weight of money told so decisively, that on the very day Eleus was receiving his coup de grace from Topsail at Bath, the fives to one about Frederica were being snapt up at Tattersall's. Of course Wiseacre could not stand against these movementshe was said to be “ a little off,” and was driven out of the market. The shifting usual at this season amongst Scott's horses, has been confined to the advance of the Johanna colt (recently baptised Jack), a trifling amendment in Meteor, and repeated oscillations in the Lord of Holderness, who has figured at all sorts of prices, and at neither for

more than a day; Attila is stationary, but several of his backers begin to “wonder” why Messrs. So-and-so are so steadily opposed to himand in good truth it is a difficult question to solve. The Oaks betting if less extensive, has been scarcely less exciting. At the close of March, Syren was first favourite, - Adela ousted her in the Newmarket week, -and a clever performance of Dil-bar again changed the state of affairs. We might extend this notice very considerably, but a table of the odds for the month will save us the trouble.

DERBY.

Mar.24. April 1. April 4. April 8. Apr.11. Apr. 15. Apr.18. Apr. 22. Apr. 26.

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...

Scott's lot.

3 to I t.
5 to 2t.

3 to 1 11 to 4
Forth's Jot
20..1 24...1 t. 23...1

25..1 t. Mr. Gregory's lot

30..1 t.

40..It. All the mares..... Mr. ()sbaldeston's I.

50...1

40...1 t. Mr. Goodman's lot. 40..1 t. Frederica colt......

66... I t.50..I t. 10...1 t. 9..1 t. 6..1 5..1 t. 6...) Attila

8.1 9...1 t. 7...1 7..1 t. 9..1 t. 8..1 8..1 8..1 7...I Jack ..............

25..1 t. 25...1 t. 25...) 25..1 22..1 20..1 19..1 12..1 t.15...Itd Auckland...

20..1 20...1 t.18...1 18..1 14..lt 14..1 14..1 16..1 t. 16...! Canadian 40..1 50...1 t. 50...1

13..1 17..1 18.1 t. 20...1 Robert de Gorham. 45..1 t..................

33..I t. 22..1 20...1 Ballinkeele 30..1 t.

30..1

30..1 30..1

30...It. Moss Trooper.. 35..1 30...1 30..1 35..1

50..1

40..1 Lord or Holderness. 20..1 23...1 30...1 33..1 30..1 28..1

50..1 40..1 t. 25..1 Meteor .......... 30..1 t. 30... 1 t.33.. 1 35..1! . 66..1

40..1 40..1 Tiptoe

50..1 45..1 45..1 t. Agreeable colt

66...1

50..1 50..1 Policy

.......50..1

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50..1

50...1 50..1 50..1 50..1 Eleus 33...1 t. 17..1 t. 30..1 28..1 25..1 30..1

1000.100 Wireacre..........

....... 25...] t. 10...1 Tripoli

.. 66.. Palinurus........

45..1 t.
66...1

66..1
Timoleon........
66...1

66..1 Lasso

66...1 Sir Harry 50..1

100..1 66..1 50..1 Belcour.. 66...1 60..It.

66..It. The Golden Rule

70..1

66..1 Equation ........

100.1 t. Chatham...........

20..1 18...1 t. 16...1 15..1 t.25..1 t. Acacia colt ......

40..1
50...1 45..1

120.1
Devil-am-the-Tailors ....... 200..l t. 100..1 50..? 50..1
Nessus..........

200..1 Rook with

200..1 Espartero........

35...1

40...1 Barrier..........

45..1
50...1 50..1 t.

100..1 80..1 Defier......

45..1 45...1 50...1 66..] Gunter.....

100..It...........

50..1 Artful Dodger .....

100.1 1. Seahorse ..

55...1 Brother to Cantle..

120..1 William de Fortibus

100.1t. Master Thomas.....

66..1 Baronet'.

166..1 100..1 William le Gros

66..1 Peloponnesus.

100..lt OAKS. Dilbar

10..1 t. 8..1 t. Adela filly

8..1 9..1t. Yorkshire Lass filly

11.. Eliza

30..1t.

12..1 12..1 Syren.....

8...1

15..1 Passion

13..1 14...1 12...1 Amima filly Dark Susan

20..1 Pharmacopæa

140..1 t.

30..1

50..1 t.'30..lt. Fury fully

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P. S. April 23.- The Bath running has sent Frederica to 8 to 1, a d Bleus to 100 to 1, and brought Topsail to 10 to 1 for the Oaks.

New Sporting Magazine,

MAY, 1842.

NEW SERIES.

VOL. III No. XVIII.

CONTENTS.

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MONTHLY DIARY-COURSING MEETINGS-STEEPLE-CHASES, &c.
EPSOM RACES, 1842, BY RIDDLES WORTH
MASTERS OF HOUNDS-BY NIMROD-MR. FARQUHARSON-MR YEATMAN

341

-THE LATE MR. OTTWAY CAVE-LORD SOUTHAMPTON-MR, LLOYD

-THE LATE AND PRESENT DUKES OF BEAUFORT

347

HORSE-RACING IN FRANCE FROM ITS ORIGIN TO THE PRESENT DATE

BY MASTER HARRY

356

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360 364

367

370

PARIS SPRING MEETING, 1842
A FISHING “SCENE." -BY SYLVANUS SWANQUILL
THE TURF IN INDIA, A DAY'S RACING AT CALCUTTA
HUCKLEBERRY HILL
SKETCHES OP SPORTING LIFE IN IRELAND.—BY MİLESIUS BLAKE O'HARA,

ESQ.—NO. III.—THE DANCING MASTER'S PONY'S REVENGE
CHESTER RACES, 1842. —BY RIDDLESWORTH
THE GAME LAWS-BY A TEMPLAR."-

--CHAP. V.

373 382

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ROYAL YACHT SQUADRON, 1842
THE NEWMARKET SPRING MEETINGS.-BY RIDDLESWORTH

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ROMANCE OF THE WOODS -WILD HORSES OF THE WESTERN PRAIRIES

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REVIEWS OF NEW PUBLICATIONS

410

412

FINE ARTS

COURSING CALENDAR

57 58

INDEX

Illustrations.

A FISHING SCENE NEAR BEDDGELERT, N. W., BY RADCLYFFE, AFTER C. BENTLEY LORD ALFRED PAGET'S IRON YACHT“ MYSTERY," BY W. B. SCOTT, AFTER C. TAYLOR

TITLE PAGE TO VOL. III-NEW SERIES.

Last Quar. 1 day 6 hour 51 min. morn.
New Moon 8 day 10 hour 14 min, aftern.
First Quar. 15 day 4 hour 52 min. astein.
Full Moon 22 day 9 hour 22 min. aftern.
Last Quar. 30 day 11 hour 41 min, aftern.

Sun

High Water OCCURRENCES,

rises & Drises London Bridge

A and sets. morn. aftern.

MW
DD

sets.

m

m.b.

mh.

m

b.

b. 1 W Newton Races

r3 54 22 0 m24 7 9 7 36 2 Th Freiston Shore R.

s8 723 0 37 7 59 8 27 3 F HUNGERFORD R.

Ir3 52 24 0 51 8 58 9 27 4 S R. T. Y. C. MATCH

s8 925 1 4 9 5910 28 5 3 Second Sunday after Trinity.

r3 50'26 1 2110 5811 28 6 M Marylebone and Cam. Univ.C.M.88 11 27 1 4411 567 Tu Ascot Races

r3 4828 2 13 0 22 0 45 8W WHITCHURCH Races

s8 12N sets 1 11 1 33 9 TH Ascot Cup Day

r3 471 1 9 a 15 1 56 2 20 10 F Wokingham Fair

[Match s8 13 21 9 59 2 44 3 4 11 S OXFORD & Cambridge 8-OARED r3 46 310 31 3 26 3 48 12 $ Third Sunday after Trinity. s8 14 410 55 4 11 4 35 13 M Marylebone & Oxford Univ. C.M.r3 45 511 15) 4 56 5 21 14 T Henley Regatta. Curragh R. s8 16 611 32 5 45 6 11 15 W HAMPTON Races

r3 44 711 496 41 7 7 16 TH TENBURY Races

s8 16 8 morn 7 30 7 59 17| F Bradford Fair

r3 44 9 0 71 8 27 9 0 18 S Shepton Mallet Fair

88 17101 0 25 9 3510 9 19 $ Fourth Sunday after Trinity 13 4311 0 4910 4911 27 20 M NEWCASTLE Races

s8 1712 1 18

0 3 21 TU BIBURY CLUB Races

r3 43 13 1 57 0 32 1 0 22 W STOCKBRIDGE R. DowNHAM R. 38 17 F rises 1 26 1 48 23 TH WINCHESTER R. KNIGHton R. r3 43 15 9 a 7 2 1 1 2 32 24 F Midsummer Day

s8 1716 9 36 2 52 3 12 25 s Penshurst Fair

r3 43 17 9 58 3 30 3 47 26 s Fifih Sunday after Trinity

s8 16 1810 15 4 5 4 23 27 M Marylebone & Cy. Sussex C.M. r3 441910 30 4 39 4 58 28 Tu Guernsey R. BELLEwston R. s8 16 2010 44 5 13 5 32 29 W Cheltenham R. CARLISLE R. r3 452110 56 5 50 6 9 30 Tu Ludlow R.

s8 15 2211 10 6 28 6 48

Races IN JUNE.
Newton

1 Tenbury
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Knighton

23 Frieston Shore..

Newcastle
..20 Guernsey

28 Hungerford

3 Bibury Club ....21 or 22 Co.of Gloucester (ClelAscot 7 Stockbridge... 22 tenham)

29 Whitchurch.... 8 Downham Market ....22 Carlisle..

29 Hampton Summer .... 15 Winchester .... 23 Ludlow

.30 CLOSING OF STAKES. Carlisle.. June 1 | Salisbury :

..June 1 Worcester .JUNE 1 Dudley... 1| Haverford west

Wrexham..

1 Gloucester, Co. of 1 / Stourbridge.

Whitchurch.

7 Hamplon Wolverbampton

Goodwood

7 NAUTICAL MOVEMENTS. R. T. Y.C. Match June 4 | Oxf. & Cam. 8-oared M.. 11 | Henley Regatta ....14

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EPSOM RACES, 1842.

BY RIDDLESWORTH.

ANOTHER Derby anniversary is numbered with the days that were. Another crack is added to the list of the “ the Great Winners." The three-year-olds of 1842 have been weighed in the Epsom balance. The great mystery of twelvemonths is unravelled ; and the hopes of some,the fears of more,-and the doubts of all,—have reached their consummation,

And what is the result of all this. That the Derby Day just passed was (save to certain heavy losers) one of the pleasantest ever seen upon Epsom Downs. That the nag whose name now stands amongst the list of Derby winners, fairly beat all his fellows in a true and honestly-run race. That the three-year olds of the year are generally but a sorry lot, and that the climax of the “great event,” (as far as Racing is concerned), though doubtless cavilled at by some, gives general satisfaction.

May it be ever thus. May the best horse ever win his race-and may the discontented ever be the interested only!

The Derby, 1842, was ushered into the world under the pressure of that great turf incubus-the Gurney affair. To this cause we may satisfactorily trace the want of energy which characterised the earlier movements of the betting ring. But as revolving seasons brought us nearer to the moving event which it is here my place to chronicle, the spirit of speculation rose so triumphant over every obstacle, that few years have seen such large sums betted on particular events.

As every bush hath its rag, so will every racing season have its bugbear. The first ghost which started up to frighten the frequenters of “the Corner" from their propriety, was Mr. Biggs's Eleus, wlio suddenly jumped into favour without anybody knowing why or wherefore. “ Who is Eleus ?" « What has he done?” was in every mouth. But who was there to answer; it was sufficient for the public to know that Eleus was Eleus, and they accordingly backed him at once, “and no questions asked.” But what then was the surprise of the “ gulls,” when lo! another phantom loomed into life from the same quarter, and “the Frederica colt" was all the rage.

That Eleus was of the two, (as all along asserted by his owner) the better nag, I have no doubt now that I have seen this Frederica wonder. That Eleus was no imposter, I verily believe, but that he had à temper, I have no less doubt. In other words he was a Ayer,” when he would run, but he was so seldom “i'the vein,” that his improvement being at last given up" as a bad job,” he was cut, and turned out of the racing stud

May we not in this short history of Eleus read that of Coldrenick?

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