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of WRETCHED BAD HORSES, for they that their assertions were not placed shewed throughout the whole race upon a slight foundation. nothing like tailing; and certain it is, Mr. Watt's party, who should when eighteen horses can be found to know best, still persist that Rockingkeep company the Leger distance, ham (who certainly won the race very that talent and superiority, like the easy, and very like a good horse) is urchin Love from the abode of po- the best horse of their two. Be this verty, has fled away. However, in as it may, I do not remember to have saying that they are all bad, it should ever seen a horse which was amiss be remarked that Belshazzar was un- run so true and good-hearted as Beldoubtedly amiss, had been fomented shazzar: he must be a fair good horse. and poulticed three times a-day ever Many say, if permitted, he could since he came to Doncaster, and was have won, but “ that I do deny;" for not up to the mark. Anne also looked when Mussulman challenged him, he like a faded drooping flower. Muley died like one who lacked condition. Moloch shewed thin, and was broke However, after Rockingham made his out in blotches in his coat: and truly appearance, Nicholson pulled him, his running in the race does not cor- and did not persevere any further, respond with his former conduct, but and when pulled up he looked no the cause I leave for others to expound. But thus we see that the Tomboy, rode by Johnson, next three best public runners in the race gave Lady Maud a stone for a Hancame out labouring under infirmities, dicap Stake, and a pill by beating her and want of condition. Rockingham, in one mile several lengths. the winner, was bred by Wm. Allen, Circassian, rode by Darling, then Esq. of the Lodge, Malton, whuse took away the Doncaster Stake, two great good fortune in breeding supe- miles, from Mr. Gascoigne's Isabel, rior horses can find but few parallels. winning uncommonly easy: and thus This is the second winner of the ended the second day. Leger which has come from his stud farm, he having been the breeder of Rowton, as well as several others WEDNESDAY.-Fine weather, and of running propensities; and more, of course a thinner attendance than his breeding establishment seldom, yesterday. The list brought us a too if ever to my knowledge, has ex- great portion of sport of an ordinary ceeded four brood mares. Hum- character. phrey Clinker, the sire of Rocking- The Selling Stake, St. Leger Course, ham, bred by the late Earl Fitzwils presented six nags, whose owners it liam, was the property of Mr. Allen, would imply cared not how soon they but was sold this year into Ireland; parted company. Algiers, rode by the dam of Rockingham unfortunately William Wright, took the lead, made died this year, leaving a colt foal by severe running, and won cleverly. Lottery. Rockingham and Mussula The Foal Stake, a mile and a half, man came out for the race, with no brought forth Deceiver (late Frankenother recommendation to patronage stein), rode by W. Wheatley, and and countenance than the assertions of Despot, by S. Darling.–Deceiver their respective parties, that " they made the running, and kept the front could go a pace sufliciently fast to rank to the distance post; then Darcarry off so great a stake;" for their ling made a rush with Despot, passed public running, which seldom indeed him, and won very easy. There was tells falsehoods, warranted the public no necessity to re-name Frankenstein in holding both cheap. The event, Deceiver; I think his abilities are so however, much to the credit of both bad that he never could possibly deScotts and Shepherd ", has proved ceive any one.
• Mussulman was trained by Mr. Scott, and Rockingliam by Mr. Richard Shepherd, both at Langton Wold, near Malton...-ED.
The Four-year-old Stake, St. Le- several gigs, carts, and such-like ger Course, shewed up three damaged vehicles. animals-Birdcatcher, rode by Dar- The Gascoigne Stake, St. Leger ling, with bellows to mend; Physician, Course, was the first dish—for which rode by Heseltine, alas ! in want of Belshazzar, rode by S. Darling, and legs, his own being worn out from Anne, by W. Scott, came to have a excessive exertion ; and now he will taste, Muley Moloch, Lot, and another
be forced to change occupations, and having no relish. Belshazzar, being lu become a patient—'twere a pity, a
the Boy at a feast, was the favorite at cruelty to bring him out. The other
6 to 4 on him. Anne made running was Julius, rode by S. Templeman,
to the distance, when the two began who, though looking well, was in
to dispute, and after a very short want of everything that pertains to argument Belshazzar defeated the goodness. The Physician, with all
mare cleverly by about three-quarters his imperfections on his head, was of a length. the favorite at 6 to 5 on him. Julius made the running, at no pace at all,
We next had a second Leger, in to the Red House turn, where the the Two-year-old Stake, ONE ME,
no less than seventeen, as under, pace increased to good running. At the distance Physician cleverly de- shewing upfeated Julius; but at the Stand 'Bird- Mr. Ridsdale’s filly out catcher passed him, and won cleverly
of Marchesa, rode by W. Wheatley. Forester .
H. Edwards. by about a length—the poor Doctor Major Yarburgh's filly,
not being able to get his cranky hind by Velocipede ..........John Day. I legs fast enough under him.
Emigrant (Mr. Houlds.
..s. Darling. Paris
...James Chapple. brought forward Trustee, rode by Duke of Leeds's br. c. John Day, and Pickpocket, by S. out of Lady of the Darling. The latter made the run
Vale..... ....... Thos. Shepherd. ning, in hopes of picking up the Stake,
Duke of Leeds's b.c. out keeping the lead to the Stand. Here, · Valparaiso....
of Mrs. Rye............. Robert Johnson.
...S. Templeman. however, John Day told him they Smedley Lely........ ...John Dodgson. would scramble for it; and, after a Sunimerhill ....P. Connolly. stout struggle and a pretty race, the Mellerstein
Thomas Lye. Trustee got the decree to have the
Mr. Powlett's br. c. by monish.
Figaro, or Lottery, out
of Miss Fanny's dam, E. Wright. The Corporation Plate, two-mile Bubastes
T. Nicholson. heats, closed the day's sport, and was Warlaby Baylock. .....R. Heseltine. won by Mr. Watt's mare Nitocris Mr. Bell's br. c. by Bru. (the trial mare to Rockingham and
...Job Marson, jun.
Lord Kelburn's br. f, by Belshazzar), rode by Nicholson, at
Jerry .........George Nelson. three heats, the first being a dead one Inheritor
...James Garbutt. between her and Miss Wilfred, and she winning the two last easy.
These were estimated at the following prices :-2 to 1 against Bubastes;
3 to 1 against Powlett's colt; 5 to i Thursday presented one of the agst Marchesa filly; 8 to 1 against finest days ever witnessed, and drew Inheritor ; 10 to 1 against Mellertogether an immense multitude, ex- stein; 15 to 1 against Yarburgh's ceeding considerably the assemblage filly; and 15 to i against Warlaby on the Leger day. Indeed, the coun- Baylock.-On gathering up at the try lads and lassies always make the start they made one false go, but on Cup-day their gala holiday, and the the second attempt a start was eftown in the morning was a scene of fected, though a very slovenly one, the busiest activity by the arrival of Emigrant being left some ten or these rustic beaux and belles in their twelve lengths, and never being able
to get up. The Mrs. Rye colt jump- noisseur. Anne at starting set off, ed off first, with Bubastes close at his and made running at a fair pace to side, the two leading to the Red House over the hill, where Scott took up the turn, where Major Yarburgh's filly work, coming away with Consul to took the lead, Mr. Powlett's colt, Bu- the distance at a severe pace. Here bastes, Summerhill, Valparaiso, Mr. Revenge and Rockingham came up Bell's colt, and Warlaby Baylock and defeated him; the latter running being nearly in a line with her; and straight home, winning uncommonly in this order the fleet sailed down to easy, and proving indisputably his within the rails to the distance: here claim to the character of a first-rate Bubastes shot out, followed by War- superior animal, which every unprelaby Baylock and Mr. Powleti's colt: judiced man must in justice allow him the latter, however, soon cried out to be. Indeed, after the race, he was “ enough!" One of the most beauti- scarcely the worse for it, and there ful struggles ever witnessed then en- is no question now but he is the best sued with Bubastes and Warlaby, the horse of Mr. Watt's two. Revenge two running head and head up to the went in second, Consul third, and post, where Warlaby was declared Saddler fourth. the victor by a head, and both clear Thus ended the day's sport. of the lot. Marchesa ran in third, and Inheritor fourth. Warlaby is a very powerful animal, and, I think, nest attendance I ever witnessed.
Friday, a fine day, and the thinlikes a long distance much better than
The Scarbrough Stake, one mile, a short one ; he will be a dangerous
was carried away without almost the competitor next year : the York Derby, to all appearance, seems book- Mussulman, rode by Scott, defeating
trouble of galloping, by the celebrated ed to his coffers. The Three-year-old Stake, Leger whose lot was far behind.
by several lengths The Mole and Lot, Course, Boscobel, with 7 to 4 against
The Mystery, rode by E. Wright, him, carried away from Titus pretty
as easy carried off the Filly Stake, cleverly, without shewing any disad
Leger Course, beating Tesane, who vantage from his impaired bellows. The CUP.-This article presented
ran in second, Katinka, and Corian instance of the Stewards' wisdom stance, with lots of tailing. (it being their gift) by providing the the small sum of Fifty—and small as
Consul next walked four miles, for article in silver, and thus despising it is, who would not be glad to walk that worthless colouring “ the gilt,
that distance for half that sum? which is, as I have before said and deprecated, “ a waste of money.” The Pound Plate, two-mile heats, then
The usual tail-piece, the Hundred shape of the article, however, was
wound up the whole, being carried certainly not very elegant. Eight made their appearance for the trinket, by, rode by Job Marson, beating at
away easy by Mr. Robinson's Carnato which were added 50 sovs. ;-these
two heats David, Slinker, Allegro, were,
and the Alecto filly. Connoisseur, rode by.
......Sam Day, jun. Jack Faucet Thomas Lye.
ALFRED HIGHFLYER. Revenge..
Doncaster, Sept. 24, 1833.
BETTING AT DONCASTER ON THE
ST. LEGER 1834. Rockingham was the favorite at 6 12 to 1 agst Bubastes. to 5 against him; 5 to 2 against Con
12 to 1 agst Warlaby Baylock.
16 to 1 agst Emigrant (taken). sul ; 10 to 1 against Revenge; and
20 to 1 agst Mr. Powlett's colt. 12 to 1 each against Saddler and Con- 25 to 1 agst Delirium (taken).
THE PLEASANTEST MONTH IN THE YEAR,
BY A QUARTOGENARIAN,
“ Now sober Autumn, with lack lustre eye,
Shakes by its warning breeze the yellow leaf :
WHILE October is to most culars most rivers vary. So was
the fall of the year, and salmon fishing in this our disconsequently, by its sear and trict of Scotland; but now, in this yellow leaf, the emblem of “that once glorious month, we have complexion to which we must all to deplore the loss of a spiritcome at last"—thus carrying with stirring recreation. The object it, more particularly to the con- these learned Thebans had in view templative, the sedentary, or the in this Algerine Act-for so it is valetudinarian, associations of de- in some of its provisions-was the cay and gloom, and the dread of increase of fish;
but, whether accitheir common enemy,
“ winter dentally or not I cannot take upon and bad weather”-it conveys to myself to determine, most certain the Sportsman, more particularly it is that they have decreased in the Hunting and Coursing one, in the waters of the Tay and Earn spirations of their season of de- ever since. light, a resuscitation of their No month differs more in itself exciting and pleasurable exist- than does this. Sometimes it is ence, after having, as it were, cold and wet; but when it is dormoused it through the summer “ frosty yet kindly,” it is in all solstice. Even to the votaries of respects, at least ingenio meo, the the Trigger or the Angleit is preg- pleasantest month of the year, nant with attraction; for shoot- The teeming earth has surrening is now absolutely at its dered her precious burthen to the maximum, and pike and perch glad hand of the husbandman, fishing are what trouting was who can now pause, and survey in May, alas! before our all- the crowning of his toil in the searching Senators chose to make blessed assurance of plenty, leavone law for all waters; that is, ing an arena for field sports at enforced an Act for regulating once ample and harmless. Everythe time in which salmon is to be thing harmonises with feelings of fished for, without considering, sports and contentment. The ator rather hearkening to those mosphere is genially balanced, who knew it, that in such partie and compounded of the best You, VIL. SECOND SERIES.No. 42.
essences of summer and winter- pike abound, and before they are cordial but not oppressive, bracing in full condition, any person who though not chilly. But no one throws in a live bait any how can experience what October may take them; but trolling is an is capable of in this way, who has art, and one which has its peculinot spent one in the southern arities as well as others : to part of the United States. It is throw a good line, that is, acquire there most aptly denominated the the habit of pitching the bait Indian Summer, and generally neatly to a long distance orer and might realise to the most poetical under hand, is one of the princiimagination its illusions of the pal. But before I try to describe empyreal ether of the Golden Age. that, there is something to be With us there is no month which premised. The rod commonly in presents to the general sportsman, use for this sport is a cane one, or to all descriptions of sportsmen and consequently without any generally, such attractions. spring: I learnt, however, differ.
In the first place we will take ently, and I think better, for the Angler; and in that particular very obvious reasons
a rod branch of his art—and a most which is quite stiff, as a cane one interesting and exciting one it is is, can neither throw a line, even
-fishing for pike, or, as it is with the weight of a common bait, technically called, trolling, Octo- as far nor as truly as one which ber affords the pick and prime of has a moderate spring : though it the whole year: and this applies may do for canals or small preequally to perch, These two spe- served waters, on a great scale it cies spawn in the spring of the would be nearly useless, unless by year, and consequently at the adopting a method which I shall commencement of the season are afterwards point out, but which is totally unfit for sport or food; and by no means secundem artem, and though they may legitimately be not to be practised by a real fished for all through the sum- craftsman. The rod then may be mer, they are as well made of the same materials as a mended, or in such condition for two-handed trout or half salmon both purposes, as now, having rod, but, unlike it, must not take received all the benefit of the its spring up all the way from the summer's food. The weather hand, but derive it about threenow, moreover, is peculiarly fa- parts up, so that the weight of a vorable to this sport, a dark common bait may cause it to act. windy day being one which never The line is the same as for sale fails to ensure it, and such are of mon, on a reel, and the rod must frequent occurrence. Next to be similarly ringed. The manner salmon and trout fishing, cerof throwing over-hand is the same tainly this sport is to be classed: as that used in commonly casting some of its ardent votaries and a trout line, the direction being many it has-will give it the lead; given from over the right shouland, although that can only well der. The under-hand-which proceed from not having the beats some people, however anxmeans of enjoying the first in ious and persevering, to acquire perfection, let it pass-I quarrel is done by holding the hands with no man's hobby. There is beyond the right hip, the top or no doubt that in waters where point of the rod being obliquely