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course of 19 miles in 2h. 10m. 30s.; drawn, a more admirable race Druid, 2h. 12m. 10s.; Julia, in

was never witnessed. 2h. 13m. 57s. : the Medora was The Tradesmen's Cup, value consequently the winner; and, 201., was also decided on Saturalthough the other competitors day, between the following of the preceding day had with- yachts Vessels, Tons. Owners.

Colours. Lotus 15 E. Janverin, Esq.

Black & White Cross. Rantipole 18 J. Wright, Esq.

Blue Peter. Pearl

15 G. Marsden, Esq. R.W.Y.C. Red and White. Will o'the Wisp 17 G. Greenhill, Esq.

White, Red Cross, Red Rover 12 Capt. Burrows,

Blue.
Anne

22
J. Hare, Esq.

White.
Pet
14 Capt. Corry,

Yellow Star. Cherub 14 J. Holt, Esq.

Red Cross, This prize was won by the Pet, smith by whom they were fur, which completed her distance in nished. 2h, 31m. 30s. ; Red Rover, 2h. The ball at Poulton's Royal 31m. 43s. ; Rantipole, 2h. 32m. Hotel on the evening of the first 13s.; the Anne, which had car- day was unusually crowded, and ried away her top-mast, and the attended by all the rank and other four followed in a few mi- fashion of the neighbourhood, nutes, having made one of the On Tuesday the 6th, the best matches of the two days. Duchess of Kent and the Princess

The Rowing Matches were Victoria again returned to Tor. contested by four-oared gigs from quay, where preparations had Dartmouth and Torquay, and been made for their reception on being particularly good, they af- a very extensive scale. They forded excellent sport.

were received under Royal saThe cannon on the Beacon and lutes, and landed amidst the acWarren Hills saluted repeatedly clamations of the inhabitants. during the race; and Torbay, On the following day they promagnificent as it always is, pre- ceeded by land to Swanage, sented on both days a most ani- escorted by a detachment of the mated appearance.

In short, South Devon Yeomanry Cavalry, from the Thursday to the Sunday, their Royal Highnesses repeatedly the bay, enlivened by the pre- intimating to Major Warwick sence of a great and unusual Tonkin, K.C.M. the Commandant number of vessels and pleasure of the Troop, the gratification boats of every size and rig, and they had felt at their reception at graced by a fleet of the most Torquay, and their admiration of elegant models in the world, dis- that part of the county of Devon. played a scene of indescribable In conclusion, I beg very corbeauty

dially to congratulate the MemThe Cups were truly splendid, bers of the Torbay Regatta Club and elicited the highest commen- on the uniform success which atdations of all who saw them. tends their exertions in that great The designs were perfectly National cause in which they are unique and novel, and reflect engaged. While they continue the highest credit on the gold- their efforts in that spirit of har

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mony which has hitherto distin- details, the magnificent and enguished the aquatic festivals of chanting scenery of the district their noble and memorable Bay, in which they are celebrated; they are sure of triumph; and it and, while they establish the dig. is the very highest praise which nity and increase the attractions we can offer, when we say, that of the town, they cannot fail to they have ever endeavored to render TORQUAY the most demake the Regattas of Torquay lightful watering-place in Britain. emulate, in the splendour of their

MOUNTAINEER.

ORELIO, AND THE ARABIAN BLOOD,

SIR, MY

Ý attention has this day been bian mare unless some curse or

called to a letter from a stain was on the breed ? asks Sporting friend, Javelin, in your JAVELIN: your readers are well July Number, on the breed of aware of the attachment of the Arabian horses;” in which he Arabs to their mares, and that casually refers to “ Orelio" as a they ascribe most of the merits or Bahreinee. This horse is now worth of the produce to the dam. I serving as a stallion in England, do know one instance of a fine mare and it is of importance that no of the true caste (Furhah) being doubt should be entertained of purchased at Bussorah from Sheik his blood. He was not bred at Hussein Najm, one of the Sheiks Bahrein, but was presented when of Nijd: but money would not a foal to the Sheik of that Island. have tempted him to part with After his great success as a racer this pride of the Desert, had he and as a stallion at Madras, it was not been fully persuaded that the determined to send him to Eng- curse of barrenness was on her. land; but previous to incurring This was honestly avowed; but, the risk and expense of such an subsequently to her arrival in undertaking every possible in- India, she produced Fitz-Orelio, quiry was made at Bahrein as to and was then sent to England, his pedigree and breed, and he where she has had a filly by was satisfactorily ascertained to be Whisker, and a colt by Actæon, of one of the best races of Nijd. and is now stinted to Augustus. His unusual size (15 hands and If JAVELIN should chance to

inch) is solely ascribed to the travel towards Bedford he may generous feeding and care taken have an opportunity of seeing this of him from the time he was a mare, “Furhah,” as well as Oresucker.

lio, and some of their produce, in I perfectly agree with JAVELIN all of which he will certainly that “ the only sure test of pure trace the characteristics of the blood is actual performance;" and Arabian blood. where was the horse to be found Having been in India when that could compete with Orelio in Sulky, Pet, and Harlequin were speed, in stoutness, and the power running, I was always persuaded to carry weight long distances, for by their performances that they the four seasons he was on the were of genuine blood, Turf?

MALEK Whoever obtained a good Ara. London, August 5, 1889.

DUBLIN GARRISON RACES.

SIR,

a

Saturday, July 27, 1833. T "HE weather was most pro- cond horse to receive 10 sovs. out

pitious yesterday for the of the Stakes, &c. came off as fol, races in the Phænix Park, and lows :

vast assemblage of persons Mr. Herbert's ch. m. Duvernay, thronged to the Fifteen Acres to

6 yrs (Mr. Knox)

1 1 witness the day's sport. Seldom Capt. Belville's b.g. Laurel, aged,

2 0 has been seen so crowded a meet- Mr. Tennison's b. g. Tom Tit, ing. The course, however, was aged (Mr. Caldwell).

3 0 very unfavorable for viewing the Mr. Thompson's b. m. Maniac,

40 sport.

The starting-post was Major White's b. g. Fox-hunter, near the Tank, at the rear of the 7 yrs (Mr. Evans)...

5 dis. Secretary's Lodge, the course ex- Duvernay won cleverly in the tending along round the verge of first heat; the rider's stirrup broke the wood to the Royal Hiber- after passing the winning-post. nian School, the winning-post In the second Fox-hunter fell, being near the road crossing the but his rider escaped unhurt. Acres. If, instead of being ob- Sweepstakes of 5gs. each, P.P., long, it had been circular, the for thorough-bred horses-601. public would have had a chance added 12st. each-Two-mile of seeing the running to some ad- heats--second horse to receive vantage. The Marquis of Angle. 151. sea and the Ladies Paget, Lords Mr. Scott's br. h. Mount Eagle, A. and G. Paget, the Earl of aged

1 1 Howth, Lord F. Paulet, Major- Mr. Galway's b. h. Fitz Henry, General Sir E. Blakeney, Colonel

2 2 Milman of the Guards, Colonel

Mr. Herbert's Rough Robin, aged, 3 dis. Cuyler, and numerous other Offi

This was won easily by Mount cers of the Garrison, Mademoi. Eagle in both heats. In the seselle Taglioni, &c., were on the cond heat Rough Robin was runground. The band of the Huse ning a very close second, when sars were stationed near the win

he fell, and put out his shoulder ning-post, and played during the

joint. day. The course for about a

Half-bred Stakes, two sovs. hundred yards was roped in, and each, 60 sovs. added—one mile fenced by both horse and foot and a half-three-year-olds, 9st. soldiers. It was a subject of Elbe; four, 10st. 101b.; five, 11st. very general complaint, the un

7lb.; six and aged, 12st.-second

horse to receive 10 sovs. necessary roughness with which these soldiers treated the people. Ma Caldwell's b. c. by Roller, 3 yrs, Remonstrance, without violence, Mr. Herbert's ch. m. Duvernay, 6 yrs... ? would probably have been at

Mr. Knox's b. g. Retriever, 5 yrs...... tended with better effect.

Col. Cuyler's b. m. Stella, aged...

Mr. Mead's b. g. Silvertail, aged... The first race was for a Hun- Major Parry's b. g. Slug, 6 yrs. ter's Stakes for horses not tho- Mr. Tennison's b. g. Tom Tit, aged rough-bred, 3 sovs., P. P., with Won very cleverly by the Rol50 sovs. added-heats, a mile and ler colt. a half, with one four-feet hurdle A Silver Cup, by a SweepJeap in each heat--12st: each, sea stakes of 15 sovs, each, half a

6 yrs.

5 6

mile, was won easily by Mr. Her- ther such meeting the ground bert's gr. m. La Sylphide beate may be laid out better for the ing Captain Kenlock's gr. h. Ala- spectators, as the fine plain of the phron by Viscount.

Fifteen Acres is as capable of A Hack race concluded the being made a good course as any day's sport.

of similar extent in Ireland. It is to be hoped, that on ano.

ON THE EXPANSION SHOE, AND ON AN IMPROVED CON

STRUCTION OF REINS.

SIR,
THE objections justly alleged them; and if a portion did fall

to the expansion-shoe, made off, the foot would be sufficiently with a joint at the toe, are-Ist, protected by the remainder. Å that this construction does not smith would merely have to keep admit of an expansion of the the several segments of shoes of quarters; and 2d, that by the different diameters, which may expansion, which is permitted, be so easily adapted to any feet, the nails are loosened, and the that the process of shoeing would crust is broken. It occurred to not be much more difficult, and me that these objections may be would be certainly safer (as the obviated by making each shoe whole foot would not be nailed consist of four separate portions, to one unyielding piece of iron) each attached to the hoof by two than at present. nails. On mentioning this project to an equestrian friend, he

The kind of shoe here highly approved of it, and sug- proposed may be thus gested that the portions of the represented. shoe, at the places of their junction, should be a little separated It appears to me also, that a on the outer edge. The necessity considerable advantage may be for a space between the portions

derived from making reins to act of the shoe, to permit the expan- over a pulley, which may be either sion of the foot, was sufficiently in the course of the reins, or obvious, and had occurred to me; where they are connected with but the particular adjustment was the bit*. This aid of mechanical deferred as a future and subordi- power may be found useful for nate consideration. The chief hard-mouthed horses, or to comobjection to this plan which pre- pensate the deficient muscular sented itself to me was, that by power of feeble riders or drivers. having the shoe consist of several

Whether either of these expeportions, there may be a chance dients has been before tried, or of losing some of them on a jour- whether they are worthy of a ney; but this is not likely to trial, will doubtless be known to happen unless the shoes are con- some of your readers. siderably worn, as the respective I am, Sir, your obedient ser. portions would be so small that vant,

L. G. two nails would amply secure Bath, August 3, 1833.

* The martingale is an objectionable contrivance, upon something like this principle; if only for the reason that it tends to throw a horse down when attempting to recover him from a false step.

THE TAY-ANCELL'S SPORTSMAN'S REPOSITORY, PERTHA DAY’S HARLING FOR SALMON, GRILSE, AND SEA TROUT.

BY A QUARTOGENARIAN.

SIR, AS S the Tay is considered to with the rod, and that not to be

pour more water into the sneezed at, is yet to be had in ocean than any other stream in the Tay under peculiar circumBritain, neither is it a whit less stances, and watching, and being behind-hand either in varied and favored with, appropriate weasplendid scenery, or the number ther. and excellence of the fish which The Tay issues from the splenhaunt its pools and streams, it did Loch of the same name at the having been a stipulation in days small town of Kenmore in Breda of no very ancient date among albane, and laves with its blue the Perth servants, when ene

waters the far-famed Taymouth gaging for hire, “ that they Castle: passing onwards, it is soon should not be obliged to dine after reinforced by the Lyon, a upon salmon more than twice a mountain stream dear to the week.The March of Intellect, angler; and, pursuingits rapid but however, has rendered this part devious course through the narof the Protocol between the con- row but fertile Valley of Strathtracting parties a dead letter, and tay, runs by the pretty little town the masters now could hardly at of Aberfeldy, and being tributed times indulge themselves in this by several other minor waters, luxury, which Nature has pro- as well as the Tummell, Garry, vided for them, as often as their and Tilt, forms one of the numemenials condescended to partake rous beauties which have renof it in days of yore, and that too dered the romantic town of Dunat the top London price, the bulk keld so celebrated, where it reof the vast quantity of fish which ceives the Bran, and passing the river annually produces being through mountainous and highlypacked in ice, and sent to Lona wooded banks, is joined by don. This said March of Intel, the Isla at Meikleour; thence lect too, which induces our law, through a country at once romana givers to legislate upon all mat- tic and fertile, it Aows on to ters, great and small, usque ad Perth (near where the Almond nauseam, has contrived to impair, loses itself) in every variety of by Mr. Kennedy's Act, this once pool, stream, and torrent. The Aourishing business; and those whole of these waters (for with who are concerned in it have not the further course of the river my only to " suffer hungry guts, but present purpose has nothing to empty purse”—the same fisheries do) are rented from the various which a generation or two back proprietors by the fishermen, realised splendid estates now in- and consequently it is not an easy volving the holders not only in matter to get permission on any loss, but actual ruin.

The causes

extent of water ; but there being are too long to enter into the on all these taks (takes), as they fact, unfortunately, is but too are here familiarly termed, rocky notorious. Still a day's sport streams, which cannot be netted,

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