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would be to say nothing about them. The Count de Cambis's Tonadilla, and not Rhinoplastic as advertised in the cards, and the Prince de Beauvais's Quirita, 'only made their appearance, and they would have done well to have followed the example of others, who did not deem themselves worthy to appear. These latter comprised, Tombola, Economie, Souvenir, Rhinoplastic, and Kitty. The distance to be run was one mile, and the value of the prize 2,500 francs. Tonadilla, is by Ibrahim, out of Vittoria. Ibrahim being the sire of Annette, the best filly that has appeared this year; and Vittoria, the dam of Nautilus and Romulus. As a yearling, six thousand francs (£240) were refused for Tonadilla, and at present no one will give 600 francs (£24) for her. Quirita won. For the Cadran Prize the following made their appearance.
M. Lupin's Fiametta, Compte de Cambis's Nautilus. The beting was 5 to 1 on Fiametta, Nautilus carrying 1st. 4lb. more than the mare.
Fiametta The value of the Stakes, entries included, amounted to 4,500 francs.
Next followed the Spring Stakes of 3,500 francs, for colts and fillies, 3 yrs. old; entrance 200 francs.—Once round. Out of twelve horses entered, six were drawn; the following started.
M, de Rothschild's Annetta
Lord Seymour's Eliezar
Angora was the favourite before starting. Annetta, the winner, formerly belonged to Lord Seymour, who sold her for 650 francs!
May 5.—Third Day.- The Jena Stakes of 1200 francs ; entrance 100 francs.-Seven horses were entered, the whole number of which appeared at the post. The winner to be claimed for 2000 francs.
M. de Hedouville's Whiteface
2 M. Aumont's Frelon
3 M. Hardy's Independance ; M. Sabatier's Verveine ; M. de Blangy's Welldone ; and M. Pontalba's Gavotte ; also started, but were not placed.
The Pavilion Stakes followed, of 15000 francs, for stallions and mares of all ages—600 francs. entrance-half forfeit ; the second horse to receive half the entrance money. Out of seven horses entered, three only made their appearance. M. de Cambis's Tragedie
Fiametta was the favourite before starting, and having won the first heat, any odds were offered on her. The distance, however, proved too much for her in the second heat; and in the third heat she strained her pastern, and was consequently distanced. It is feared she will never be able to reappear on a race-course. The value of the stakes, with entries, amounted to 6,650 francs—Whilst Florence, being second, was entitled to half of the entrance money, amounting to 1,650 francs.
The Trial Stakes of 3,000 francs, added to a sweepstakes of 1000 francs, b. ft, for colts and fillies foaled in 1839, followed; the second horse to save his stake. Eighteen horses were entered, of which eleven paid forfeit, making the stakes of the value of 15,000 francs.
M. de Rothschild's Annetta
2 M. Lupin's Angora
3 Compte de Cambis's Prospectus; Lord Seymour's Judith ; and M. Lupin's Romanesca ; also started, but were not placed.
May 8.-Fourth and last day.—The prize given by the Military School of 2,000 francs, 150 francs entrance; appeared first on the list. -Six horses entered.
Compte de Pontalba's Ned
2 3 M. Fasquel's Minuit Prince Beauvais's Quirita, ; M. Lupin's Balsamine; and a colt of Mr. Ashman's ; also started, but were not placed.
Produce Sweepstakes of 3,000 francs, added to a sweepstakes of 500, h. ft.-nine paid forfeit, eight remained entered, but only three came to
M. Dupin's Angora....
M. Sabatier's Lion Next followed the Orleans' Prize, for all horses, of all ages and countries, 3,000 francs, with 300 francs entrance; half forfeit. Ten horses entered, five only appeared. M. de Cambis's Nautilus
1 1 Having performed the second heat in 4 min. 46 sec., the shortest time on record; Jocelyn was second, but only just managed to save his distance. The rest, including Phosphor, own brother to Phosphorus (the Derby winner), Lauretta, and Florence, were distanced.
The Handicap Sweepstakes of 2000 francs. that followed, was contested only by Auriol and Pamphile. Jocelyn being drawn, and Whiteface having paid forfeit.
Mr. Hardy's Pamphile....
Mr, Fould's Auriol
Auriol was the favourite, although he carried two stone more than the
He won the second heat by a nose, and the third easily. The day's sport was again wound up with a hurdle race-six hurdles to be cleared—the hurdles three and a half feet highi.
M. Cremieux's Pantalon.....
3 The following item of expenses incurred on the Champs de Mars, on the occasion of these race meetings, may not be uninteresting to the English sportsman. Imprimis, 600 francs to the troops of the line to keep order! 350 to the "garde municipale" for the same purpose !! 30 francs to a doctor, to be in attendance ! 18 francs to two litter carriers to bear off the wounded (a wise precaution when hurdle races are to come off in France). 126 francs to an officer of the peace, and inspectors of police. 192 francs to twenty-three people to keep off dogs ; and 264 francs for 2,643 glasses of brandy for the troops and police !!! “Think of that, Master Brooke!”
A FISHING “ SCENE."
Pity that Mays and Junes should ever come to an end ! Pity that those glorious blossoms of the horse-chesnut, and those magnificent spires of the hollyhock , should ever suffer decay! that those delicious garlands of wild-rose and honeysuckle should ever cease to flourish in the hedge-rows ! that clover-blossoms and heath-bells should ever tire of blooming under our feet! Pity, ten thousand times pity, that rivers -those beautiful creations of nature-those fairer beings of landscapethose “ better halves" of terra firma-pity that they should ever, by course of almanac, lose one jot of their attractions ! Pity that we cannot have a twelvemonth of all Mays and Junes! an almanac (that play-bill of the year) with the part of December omitted by particular desire! But of what use is it pitying? We may go on stringing regrets together, till the very river we are admiring tempts us to end them beneath its waves; or the willow on its banks, to take our place among the pendulous blossoms on its boughs. Dum vivimus, vivamus. May and June, we will enjoy every day of ye. Not a sunbeam shall escape us-not a flower shall blow but we'll have a sniff of its fragrance —not a May-iy shall dance in the air but we'll be its vis-à-vis-not a fish shall summerset in the waterfall but we'll be there to look on.