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HETHER from the fickle Happily these practices, for many

weather, scanty supplies, de- reasons, have been fast declining for

cline in taste for good old English years, and are now altogether gone,
sports, or some other cause beyond without even one hint from Sir An-
the reach of my penetration, I know drew Agnew! and, to the honour of
not ; but the Meeting on the first the Turf, few churches are better
day was certainly a thin one, though filled, or few towns more orderly,
in character and respectability quite than Newmarket on a Meeting Sun-
equal to those of former years. The day.--Monday is certainly another
arrivals were principally on Saturday thing: here Lords, grooms, jockeys,
and Monday morning. Formerly and others are all in motion, and a
Sunday used to be the great day for Poct might say-
travelling here ; for exhibiting the To see the race, some drive, some ride,
horses in the afternoon, which created
a sort of disorderly fair for the vil. Some to do others, some to be undone :
lagers, a market for the legs, and a While some look calmly on, dare not
sort of mart for Gentlemen that were

begin ;

not over nice where thoy might lay From fear of losing, are afraid to win,

put their money to any amount, For the comfort and convenience of

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some run,

those who choose to make a little Whisker, his dam Scandal, rode by exertion on the Monday, in order to Charley Edwards, at 7st. 1llb., well rest themselves, their servants and jockeyed at the weight, and won by horses, on the day previous, the sports two lengths: Mr. T. Wood's Amdid not begin till two o'clock-in the brosio second, beautifully brought out following order : The Craven Stakes, by G. Edwards as both groom and according to custom, the first race; jockey; but nine stone could not conbut Sir Mark Wood's Camarine, from tend against one of the same year and what has been said of her, and from almost the same pretensions, giving what she has done, spoiled the show seventeen pounds. Sam Chifney rode as well as the trade. Where is the his brother’s Emiliana delightfully, interest and the expected pleasure of giving thirteen pounds, but with all seeing a parcel of countrymen on foot his skill could not do impossibilities. running after a wild stag? and where Nothing else seemed able to get up, the chance of gain by betting, when or to remain there even if they had all the people are of one opinion? ...... done so. four to one being offered on every The Nineteenth Riddlesworth Stakes sideon Camarine against eleven others, of 200 sors. each, h. ft. colts est. 7lb., and no takers--thouglı amongst them fillies Sst. 41b.—where the dam had were names of note, and others with not been tried as a brood mare, to be secret pretensions, but with hopes so allowed 3lb., or where the sire had slender and money so scarce, the not been tried, 3lb.; if both, 5lb.peoples are from necessity become too There were nineteen named to this wise to throw it away. There was a great adventure, now rising three little bungling in the start—the man, years old, but at the last moment perhaps, a little nervous from not three only were prepared to start that being quite warm in office after such a were opposed to each other. Lord long winter; so that, after the race Jersey, by way of mystifying the was over, it was deemed to have been thing, brought out two, winning with a false start, which Camarine won by Lucius by Emilius, his dam Cobweb a length in a most tantalisiag canter— (the mare that so delightfully graced rode, I was going to say, by Robinson, the Sporting Magazine about three but there was really no riding in the years ago). Robinson rode him to case. Boyce, on Rubini, was second; the very stride, I should think, of his the rest anywhere (except in front), employer's wishes, and won it by a everywhere, and nowhere. Mr.Wag- length without letting us know whestaft's Fang and Lady Charlotte now ther this was all he could do, or wheclaimed the privilege of exposing ther he could have done more. Lord themselves, not having taken any Tavistock's Anglesea second, rode by share in the last ; the others having G. Edwards, equally well managed, already had enough. These two un- though unsuccessful; Mr. Wilson's dertook to pluck the laurels from the Silvertail colt third, directed by unconquered Camarine, and got beat Wheatley, who must have had an for their temerity by about six lengths, unpleasant ride of it, from his horse with the odds at eight to one (and running unkindly with him. If this more) against them.

was occasioned by the pace being too The second race was a Sweepstakes fast at first, he ought to have forgotten of 10 sovs. each for two and three it, as it was very accommodating at years old, Ab. Mile, Handicap, for the finish ; and, as far as appearances which eighteen started, the betting go, if these are the cream of the not very brisk, and the odds four and year, the milk must be like that from a half to one, pick where you will.” the Alderney Dairy, where the master There were only about four out of and man both watered it. The betthe eighteen that came up to this ting also was of the passive kind: price ; and the odds against the wine you might have had any one of the ner anything you might choose to three on the same terms. name. This was Mr. Forth’s colt by The Desert Stakes of 100 sovs.

each, h. ft. : colts, 8st. 7lb., and file Shoveler filly second, rode by Henry lies, 8st. 4lb., five subscribers—four Edwards, equally elegant, but not so of them ran, and Lord Tavistock's successful; Lord Exeter's Marinella Phantom colt paid, A.F. (Across the colt third. Darling tried every yaFlat). They came a smart pace to riety in the art of persuasion, but Ab. M. Bottom, when Weeper be- could not win. Mr. Thornhill paid came cheerful all at once, and went forfeit with his Merlin colt out of in, with Connolly smiling upon her, a Specie......out of Specie! what a horgood length first: Mr. Payne's Miss rible sound in a pedigree! Mr. Scott Stephenson colt second. Lord Co- paid with his Zoe colt : this, I supnyngham's Brother to Blythe ceased pose, has something to do with specie to be gry, and the Duke of Rich- too, and Mr. Chifney to be made first mond's Ketchup (though from the favorite, and not winning, is not to be real Mushroom) would not keep good, done without. and the two were both left behind. Lord Orford's Clearwell, by Jerry,

Lord Chesterfield's Brother to 8st. 7lb. beat Lord Chesterfield's Marcus cantered over for a Sweep- Weeper, 7st. 11lb. a very interesting stakes of 200 sovs. each, h. ft. to match for 200 sovs., the Two-Yearwhich Lord Lichfield's Elizabeth Old Course, each party decidedly filly, Lord Verulam's Camel colt, sanguine, although the betting was 6 to Lord Exeter's Mountebank colt, and 4on the offspring of Sorrow; but Clearthe Duke of Rutland's Lunatic colt, well was on his favorite course, was had the mortification to pay. Four always, or could have been, a length other engagements were disposed of first, and with this advantage the in a similar way, as far as paying

race ended. goes, which is the least loss with a The Oatlands Stakes of 50 sovs. bad horse, as well as a saving of time, each, h. ft., D. I., now engrossed and prevents disappointment.

every consideration, and if the weaTUESDAY's list gave us some reason

ther had been fine, the company more to expect five races, but four only numerous, and money plentiful, we were decided which could go the should have had some spirited betfastest and last the longest. The ting, as there were four or five favofirst of these, a Sweepstakes of 100 rites on nearly equal terms, 4 and 5 to sovs. each, for foals of 1830: colts, 1 against, with backers and takers, 8st. 7lb. ; fillies, 8st. 4lb. R. M.; though not numerous, yet strong and three pounds allowed for untried willing: it is, however, by no means sires, and the same for dams, but not uncommon, when people have great both—four started and came well to things to look upon, to neglect little gether to within twenty yards of ones altogether. This was the case home, the Duke of Grafton's colt on the present occasion : come sly Fidalgo the favorite at two and a half handicapper, while others were dazto one on him, when Arnull just won zled by great names, put 6st. 12lb. on “ a head” by very good riding on Mr. Hunter's Rouncival, one of the Mr. Shard's, or rather Gen. Grosve prettiest powerful horses on the Turf, nor's Falernia by Chateau Margaux, and a weight just suited to Natty, her dam Selina by Delpini ; Fidalgo one of the best light weights now in second ; Mr. Mills's colt by Lapdog, practice. Every three-year-old in his dam Effie Deans, third-beat half the Stakes gave him weight-Beiram, a length only by the winner, and the for instance, 17lb.-- a long distance, fourth well up :-a pretty smart race, hilly course, and heavy ground : well got up, but with nothing won- Rouncival of course won; the Duke derful in the materials.

of Cleveland's Trustee very near it, Sweepstakes of 150 sovs. each, h.ft. rery forward, and Tommy Lye upon six named, and three ran, which was him much more so. Many think this won by Mr. Houldsworth's Despot by lucky jockey “sets to,” as they call it, half a length; rode to perfection, of much better on the North of the course, by Robinson; Mr. Chifney's Trent than on the South of it; but

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this must either be fancy or compa- me build my hopes on these, and not rison : Mr. Walker's Consol, finely on luck. rode by Wm. Scott, was well up; as Subscription for a 501. Plate: twowas Mr. Gully's Lady Fly. Beiram, year-olds, 7st.; three, 8st. 7lb.; and Mouse, and Argent, all began to fail four, 9st.—Sir M. Wood's Contriver, together somewhere near to the his dam a Sister to Scheme, came in Duke's Stand. Many thought the first. The people were delighted, pace Across the Flat far from killing. particularly those that won, withi the Be that as it may, it was the wet state name Sir Mark gave his colt, and his of the ground that made it so dis- plan of winning the race, which was tressing. I could not learn that any- done by a head, and the workmanship thing like sums of money were won by Pavis, his jockey, quite equal to by any one but Mr. Hunter; and to the design; Lord Berners's Oscar prove that “it never rains but it filly, Camarine's dam, was second, pours,” he received forfeit in the but hanging to the left the last hunnext race of 100 sovs. each, seven dred yards no doubt made her lose subscribers, to Forester, his Derby ground: the other three being well horse.

up, made the thing quite complete. The list for WEDNESDAY presented Lord Jersey liked the arrangement so us with the appearance of four inte- much that he withdrew his Blunderer resting races, promising a slight peep from fear of spoiling it; but those who into futurity ; but the horses were lost their money lost their taste and either so well rode, or other matters good manners, when they told his so well managed, that we left the Lordship he ought to have done it. Heath with about the same stock of The Anson Dinner Stakes of 200 knowledge we took up with us. sovs. each, h. ft.: colts, 8st. 7lb.;

The first race was the Column fillies, Sst. 31b., Across the Flat.Stakes of 50 sovs. each, h. ft., R.M.: Nine promised to be of the party at colts, Sst. 7lb. ; fillies, 8st. 41b. ; this sumptuous meal, but four of them mares that had not bred a winner al- made excuses and three deaths (which lowed 3lb., sires the same; and if is no excuse, as you pay the same, both, 5lb.-fifteen subscribers. Eight deal or alive, unless you die yourself). came to the post, and seven paid for- This reduced the company to two. feit. Mr. Batson's Revelry, by Re- Lord Exeter took the head of course, veller, very nicely rode by Natt, got with his colt by Sultan, his dam Emplaced first by half a length, after be- meline, proposed by General Yates, ing second 'in the betting ; Lord and waited upon by Sam Darling. Chesterfield's Dirce, first favorite, Lord Lichfield's filly by Sligo, which second (Connolly): Mr. Scott Stone- is no go at all, at all,” was lucky hewer's Tarrare colt, although rode enough to be second when two started. by Robinson, and his mother a witch, Sweepstakes of 30 sovs. each, 20 ft., could only get third, but beat only for two-year-olds, Ditch Mile. — half a length from the second. In Three ran, and two paid :-a smart Abingdon Mile Bottom the three race; won by Colonel Peel's Malilooked like winning, with confidence bran, half a length, rode by Natt with in their faces, whatever their private his usual excellence ; Lady Charnotions might be; Revelry, however, lotte second, equally well steered by shewed in the last few strides that little Rogers, who gives progressive she was equal at heart and better in promise of being first-rate; Mr. Ridsstride. “How lucky Mr. Batson is, dale's Emperor third, beat by a head always to have a racer or two, and only from Lady Charlotte: Great never keeps more than three or four desire being expressed by many to horses!” Lucky! Oh! how (but for see Mr. Wood's Landscape colt in this one reason) I hate the word, as if race, Mr. Wood politely assured them, there was no such thing as merit in that according to his notions of the Ineeding, rearing, training, and riding. fine arts, a Landscape never looks so If I am to be on the Turf, pray let well as in fine weather.

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