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a full company, but it so happened, that a fight between Johnny Broome and Bungaree was fixed for this neighbourhood on the Wednesday, and these rival attractions brought together the largest and most incongraous assemblage ever seen on Newmarket Heath ;-peers, peasants, and prigs—the proud and the poor, in strange companion. ship, to the horror of the old stagers, and the terror of the peaceable. Need I add, that scores were minus their purses and pocket-handkerchiefs, or that prudent housewives locked up their silver spoons. But these things have been duly chronicled in the sporting prints. I shall restrict my details of the day's proceedings to the racing, and on that head there is little to be told. The Queen's Plate, for mares, always an interesting race at Newmarket, was a canter for Mr. Batson's Barbara, 4 yrs. old (a daughter of Plenipo), beating Bellissima, aged (half bred), Florence, 4 yrs. old, and The Jewess, 4 yrs. old. Sly riding the winner, against whom the betting was 7 to 4, Florence closing at 5 to 2, and Bellissima at 7 to 2.
For the 2000 Guineas Stakes, after many fluctuations, arising from ments on one side, and gullibility on the other, Mr. Bowes's Derby, colt Meteor, took the first place, in the betting on the morning of the ace, at ở to 4, three or four points, less than were offered currently the day before. The Petulance colt went amiss and lost his supporters, and Wiseacre, certainly not fit to run, went to 7 to 1; the only horse really backed, besides the favorite, being Lord G. Bentinck's Misdeal The other horses were Archy, Saros, Rover, and Lucullus. The race was all one way—Meteor was half a length in front after the first 200 yards, was never caught, and won, hard held; Wiseacre ran a game horse, and was second,-Archy ran a speedy horse, and was fourth, losing the third place to Misdeal, by half a length; Rover was fifth, beating the others by six or eight length. Scott was on the winner Although won so easily, the company was too bad to say much in favour of Meteor for the Derby.
A couple of matches made up the day's racing, Mr. Thornbill's Ends and Odds &st. 71b., beating Mr. D. Radcliffes half bred colt, Uffington 7st. 7lb., by a neck, T. Y. C. in one; and Lord Albermarle's Buffalo, 8st. 71b., doing the same kind office for Col. Peel's Hawkseye,&st, 21b. over the Ab. M. each for 50. Robinson rode both the winners, and the losers were the favorites.
Wednesday.—To accommodate the patrons of the ring, the list was cut down to a Handicap of 20 sovs each, A. F. and a sweepstakes of 100 sovs —
ys—D, M; the first was won easily by Bellissima, 8st 10lb. (J. Day,) beating the jade Eleus, 6st. 121b., St Colomb, 4 yrs old 7st, 121b, and Sir Hans. 4 yrs old, 8st, 7lbs; and the second by Attila (Scott,) beating Palladium, and the Devil among the Tailors. by six lengihs (when one would have done.)
Thursday.-Having slaken off the rabble, attracted to the town by the disgraceful exhibition at Mildenhall, the gentry opened their hearts and their purses, and three new Stakes were added to the engagements already standing for this day's racing, making on the whole a very satisfactory average. First in the list stood a Sweepstakes of 50 sovs each, T. Y. C., for tillies; it brought out two bad mares, belonging to two gentlemen, whose racing careers have not been remarkably prosperous.—Mr. Newton, and Lord Orford. The victor was a filly by Jerry, out of Fanchon, belonging to Mr. Newton, being about the second Stake or the fourth race he has won, in some twenty, or five and twenty years; the beaten filly was Bridal, an unworthy descendent of Bay Middleton. The winner was the favourite-she was ridden by Robinson,
The Queen's Plate had five competitors, The Nob, The Currier, Barbara, E. O. and Flanbeau. The Currier led nearly the whole of the distance, but was passed a quarter of a mile from home, by the Nob, and beaten by a length. Barbara had won the second place half a dozen lengths from the chain, but stopped and suffered 'I he Currier, who ran a very game horse, to beat her by a head. Flambeau and E, 0, never had a chance, Betting 5 to 4 on Flambeau 4 to 1 agst The Currier 4 to 1, agst The Nob, and 4 to 1 agst Barbara, Darling rode the winner,
A Selling Stake of 10 sovs each for 3 yrs, old, first half of Ab, M., was won easily by Mr. Goodwin's Drummer Boy, beating the Balance filly, Sweetmeats, (Ciuon filly), and two others of the same miserable grade. E. Edwards rode the winner, who was the favourite. No one claimed him although the price was 80 sovereigns only.
A Handicap, of 25 sovs each, T. Y, C, was won by at least forty yards by Mr. Crockford's f, by Buzzard out of Comus, 3 yrs old, 5st, 121b (S, Darling, jun.) beating Garry Owen, 5 yrs. 9st, Lord Kelburne's Retainer colt, 3 yrs old, 5st 7lbs ; and Mr. Ford's allet, 3 yrs old, 6st. Ballet was an immense “ pot,” but was beaten by a quarter of a mile
Another Selling Stake, T, Y. C. was won in a canter by Mr. B Greene's Wiseacre colt (Rogers), beating Michaelmas Day, Patchwork, Capt. Daintree's Mulatto colt, Robin, and c. by Bay Middleton, out of Mants—the winner was the favourite and was claimed for £150.
The 1000 Guineas Stakes followed, and was carried off by an outsider, to the great comfort of the professors, who had an awful time of it on Tuesday (a second dose would have disqualified two or three of them for the Derby.) The starters were Lord G. Bentinck's Firebrand, Lord Exeter's Amima filly, Mr. Thornhill's Equation Duke of Grafton's Utopia, Mr. T. Coleman's Guzelle, and Mr. Etwall's Passion. The Amima filly was a great favourite at 2 to 1, on what grounds no one can make out, for neither in public or in private has Lord G. Bentinck's mare proved herself otherwise than moderate. The race was nearly the same from first to last--Firebrand started first, and after defeating a challenge from the Anima filly and Eliza won cleverly by a length; Eliza, who was any thing but fit, losing the second place by a length; Utopia was a bad fourth, Sam Rogers, who has a great run this season, rode the winner.
A Match between two fifth raters brought the racing to a close a little before five o'clock.
Friday.-Out of seven races decided this afternoon five were matches, William Edwards's masters, the Duke of Bedford and Lord Albemarle, being parties on one side in “ each and every” of them, opposed in three to Lord Exeter, and to Lord Kelburne and “the Squire” in the others. In the first race for a “cool” hundred (the mercury at 75) between Albion, 3 yrs, old, and Minaret, 4 yrs. old, T. Y. C.; the mare gave 241b. for the year, and received a 10lb. beating. Little Pettit was on the winner, and the odds on the loser. No. 2 was over the same course for 200; Scutari, 5 yrs. old, and John O'Gaunt, 4 yrs. old, the latter giving the year and 10lb. and receiving only a 5lb. beating. Sam Mann on the winner, and the odds again on the loser. No.3, was, Nuncio, 3 yrs. old, against Abydos, 4 yrs. old, course the same ;
young one received 12lb, was the favourite, and wun easily, Whitehouse riding
This little affair was followed by the Newmarket Stakes, for which Canadian, Jeremy Diddler, Peloponnesus, and Saros, came to the scratch; the odds were 2 to 1 on Canadian, who waited on Peloponnesus to the cords, passed him like a shot, shook off the Diddler without an effort, and won as he liked. “ Honest John" sported the scarlet.
Match No, 4, was on the T. Y. C. between The Devil among the Tailors, 3 yrs. old, and King of the Peak, 5 yrs, old, at 18lb. for the two years; the odds were on the heavy weight, and were again floored after a very sporting race. The Squire was “ up in his stirrups,” and of course looked upon the makers of the match on the other side
-- fools." John Chapple piloted the Devil. Match No. 5, was John o'Gaunt against Lord Kelburne's Muley Moloch colt, each 4 yrs, old, the latter receiving 121b. over the T. M. M. for £200; it is almost unnecessary to add that it was any odds against Lord Kelburne, or that his Lordship was beaten in a canter. Robinson rode the Duke's colt.
A race of considerable interest was the seventh and last in the list; the parties were Robert de Gorham and Chatham-the race-the Newmarket Palace stakes. 5 to 2 and 3 to 1 were laid on Robert de Gorham, but Chatham was running over him all the way, and finished by winning by a length and a half, Chapple riding.
THE SECOND SPRING MEETING.
The propriety of giving up this meeting has been before suggested by me in this Magazine, and has more than once, I believe, been formally discussed by the Jockey Club; some of the old members, however, have constantly set their faces against its abandonment, and year after year we have seen what would make one decent day's sport doled out in three, to the disgust of the select few who have been there to see,” and the absolute waste of 3001. of public money. stricken character of the list at the late meeting must have at length opened the eyes of the “old stagers,”—it had only one redeeming point, and that was the appearance of Ballinkeele for the once famous R.M. Plate; he was " vanned" down with the certainty of winning, but by bad judgment either on the part of the owner or the jockey, the race was thrown away, and with it some 2501. for bets and posting, and what was worse, the chance of hedging the Derby money. It would be idle 1o go into details of the meeting; I shali therefore select the two or three races that excited the most interest, and merely give the results of the others. On Tuesday there were three Matches, the R. M. and T, M. M. Plates. For the R. M. Plate, Ballinkeele, backed at 7 to 4 on him, was opposed by the roan colt out of Miss Craven's dam, Rover, Robert de Gorham, Seahorse, Rosalind, Wire, and The Misnomer and Wild Duck Colts. It was a false run race from the start to the finish. The roan colt, a wretched slow brute, made what running there was to the bushes, and was there passed by Rover, Rosalind, and Robert de Gorham, nearly abreast, Ballinkeele and Seahorse waiting on opposite sides of the course, and very wide of those in the centre; the Irish horse went faster than any other in the race, and making for the front near home, beat Rover, Robert, and Rosalind easily, but Seahorse (well ridden by Chapple,) who had been hugging the ropes (out of view of Ballinkeele's Jock, as many people think,) came at the last, andby dint of whipcord and steel, won by a head. Ballinkeele’s rush on the post being too late to prevent it. He ought to have won.
The T. M. M. Plate was a canter for Sir Hans beating Young Quo Minus, Michaelmas Day. Prosody, Robin, and Ohio bolted. Two to lagst. Sir Hans, 5 to 2 agst. Young Quo Minus, and 3 to l agst. Michaelmas Day. The inatches were-King of the Peak, 8st. versus Abydos, 6st. 121b. T.Y.C. 50; 5 to 4 on the light weight, who was beaten by half a length. Langolee, 8st. 7b., versus Haitoe, 7st. D. M. 100, h. ft., 6 to 4 on the heavy weight, who won easily. Abydos, 8st. 71b., versus Nuncio, 8st. 51b., T. Y.C. 50–3 to 1 on Nuncio-a dead heat. The winners, ridden by Robinson and Pettit, and the two in the dead heat by Darling and “our James."
Wednesday.— The Jockey Club Plate, B.C., proved the mutability of racing affairs. lu the First Spring Meeting Barbara beat Flambeau in the race for the Queen's Plate, and of course was the favourite today; the old horse, however, reversed the order of running, by winning in a canter; Lord Kelburne's colt, by Muley Moloch, being well up with the mare at the finish. Robinson on the winner.
A Handicap Plate, A. F., was won in a canter by Mr. Newton's Oaks filly, Ma Mie, 6st. 10lb. (the Fanchon filly), beating Lord Kelburne's Retainer colt, 3 yrs. old, 5st. 5lb.; The Mountain Sylph, 5 yrs. old, 8st. 9lb.; Joachim, 4 yrs. old, 8st. 91b.; and the Duke of Rutland's Bizarre filly, 3 yrs. old, 6st. 5lb. The Bizarre filly was first in the betting and last in the race.
The Suffolk Stakes, reduced from 25 to 15 sovs. each, and increased from a mile to a mile and a half, was the last of the three events to which the day's amusement extended. The starters were Bob Peel, 5 yrs. old, 8st. 5lb.; Ralph, 4 yrs. old, 8st. 10lb. (only a year and 5lb.! “but then, Bob Peel is such a shocking bad horse,” said Lord Albemarle, thinking, perhaps, of the veritable Bobby, as Crutch Robinson terms the Premier) ; The Currier, 6 yrs. old, 9st.; Miss Fidget, 4 yrs. old, 6st. 5lb; The Devil-among-the-Tailors, 3 yrs. old, 6st. 5lb.; Una, 4 yrs. old, 7st. 8lb.; and Rory O'More, 6 yrs. old, 8st. 3lb. Mr. Osbaldeston and his friends fancied The Devil safe to win, and made him first favourite at 5 to 2- he was beaten half a distance. Ralph was also a good favourite, and with more reason, as he ran a very respectable second ; Robert Peel was not backed at all in the ring, but, bad as he is, he was good enough to be first at the winningpost, after a long set to with Ralph. The Currier made all the running and was a bad third ; the others were “ nowhere.” F. Butler rode the winner.
Thursday.-A Handicap of 20 sovs. each, and a Sweepstakes of 10 sovs each, the winner to be sold for 200 sovs., both T. Y. C., made an appropriate wind up to a meeting, the like whereof was never seen before. The first was carried off by Minaret, 4 yrs. old, 7st. 61b. (E. Edwards), beating That's-the-Time-of-Day, 3 yrs. old, 6st. 101b. ; c. by Sheet Anchor, out of Lady Fulford, 3 yrs. old, 6st. 7lb. ; and Menalippe, 5 yrs. old, 8st. 121b. by three lengths, 6 to 4 agst. The Time of Day. The second and last of these brilliant prizes was wou by That's-the-Time-of-Day (Bartholomew), beating Young Quo Minus by a head, and two others (Minaret and Hawk's-eye) by half a dozen lengths; Young Quo the favourite: Lord Orford gave £800 for Young Quo, but no one claimed his conqueror for £200; his Lordship’s investment therefore is not a very good one.
Shall we ever see another Second Spring Meeting ? The wish “ being father to the thought," whispers me-No.