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Scott's Miserrima third, and Mr. Cooper's Once More fourth. Ten others also started, but were not placed. 4 to 1 against Teddington, who got badly off.
At Epsom May Meeting, ridden by Templeman, he ran third for the Woodcote Stakes of 10 sovs. each, &c., three quarters of a mile, won by Mr. J. Clark's Marlborough Buck, Duke of Richmond's Buckhound second. The following also started, but were not placed :-Mr. E. R. Clark's Glenhawk, Mr. Douglas's Don Pedro, Mr. Verrall's Perfume, Mr. Gully's Solomon, the late Sir Gilbert Heathcote's La Bellezza colt, Lord Chesterfield's Heartbreaker, Mr. Herbert's Adela colt, Mr. W. Stebbing's Knock Knoll, Mr. Stevens's Britannia, and Mr. Merry's Pierre de Touche. 6 to 1 against Teddington, who met with a mishap in the race, and was nearly down. Won by a length, and a length between the second and third.
At Newmarket July Meeting, ridden by Templeman, he won the Chesterfield Stakes of 30 sovs. each, &c., last half of the Bunbury Mile, beating Mr. Greville's Ariosto second, Lord H. G. Lennox's Turtle third, and the following not placed :-Lord H. G. Lennox's Theorem, Mr. Ford's The Rejected, Lord Exeter's Phlegra, Mr. Howard's Prestigè, Lord John Scott's Miserrima, and the Duke of Rutland's Virago filly. Two to one against Teddington, who won by a neck.
At Goodwood, ridden by Templeman, and carrying 8st. 121b., he ran third and last for the Eglinton Stakes of 10 sovs. each, &c. ; T.Y.C. Won by Lord Exeter's Phlegra, 8st. 91b. ; Duke of Richmond's Buckhound, 8st. 71b., second. Six to four against Teddington, who finished a bad third. Mr. Thompson's Jack Robinson came to the post, but was restive, and did not get off.
At the same meeting, ridden liy Templeman, and carrying 8st. 121b., he won the Molecomb Stakes of 50 sovs. each ; T.Y.C. ; beating Lord Eglinton's Hippolytus, &st. 71b. Five to one against Teddington, who won by a head. The Duke of Richmond's Hurry-scurry, 8st. 7lb., came to the post, but was restive, and did not get off.
In 1851, at Newmarket Craven Meeting, Teddington, ridden by Job Marson, and carrying 8st. 121b., won a sweepstakes of 200 sovs. each, D.M., beating Lord Exeter's Midas, 9st. 21b. Eight to one on Teddington, who won in a canter by a length.
At Epsom, ridden by J. Marson, he won the Derby Stakes of 50 sovs. each, &c., a mile and a half, beating Mr. Clark's Marlborough Buck (2), Mr. Wilkinson's Neasham (3), Lord Enfield's Hernandez (4), and the following not placed :-Mr. Powney's Lamartine, Mr. Halford's Prime Minister, Sir J. Hawley's The Ban, Lord Chesterfield's Heartbreaker, Mr. Waller's Enterprize colt, Mr. Greville's Ariosto, Mr. Higgins' Theseus, Mr. Hill's Mountain Deer, Mr. E. R. Clark's Glenhawk, Lord Exeter's Midas, Mr. Maw's Alompra, Mr. Nichol's Newminster, Mr. Wentworth's Azeth, Mr. Morris's Hungerford, Mr. Delamere's Guy Mannering, Sir T. Burke's Brother to Chanticleer, Baron Rothschild's Tearaway colt, Mr. Nevill's Telescope, Lord Eglinton's Bonnie Dundee, Lord Eglinton's Hippolytus, Mr. Meiklam's Constellation, Mr. Saxon's The Black Doctor, Mr. Thompson's Gholab Sing, Mr. Garner's Serus, Mr. Worthington's Goliah, Mr. Merry's Louis Napoleon, Duke of Richmond's Buckhound, Sir R. Pigot's Æolus, and Sir R. Pigot's Runnymede---the largest field ever started for the Derby. Three to one against Teddington, who won in a canter by two lengths.
SUMMARY OF TEDDINGTON'S PERFORMANCES. In 1850 he started five times, and won twice :
The Chesterfield Stakes, at Newmarket July Meet
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The Molecomb Stakes, at Goodwood .................. In 1851 he has started twice and won twice :
A Sweepstakes of 290 sovs. each, at Newmarket
Craven Meeting .........
Teddington is not in the St. Leger, but he has an engagement at Doncaster in the Don Stakes, for which his old opponent for the premiership-Prime Minister, to wit-may perhaps meet him. He has also accepted for the Liverpool Cup at 6st. 131b., and has a couple of fouryear-old engagements that he cannot well lose.
Sir Joseph Hawley, the owner of Teddington, has now for some time figured as a leading man on the modern turf; for although he has not comparatively been on it long, he went at once to the fore. Sir Joseph gives good prices for his horses when he fancies them, backs them as spiritedly under similar circumstances, and has for some time had the reputation of being a dangerous customer to the ring. This character he has well borne out with Teddington ; for never was the secret better kept, or more money made out of the winner, Sir Joseph's horses were at first trained at Newmarket, by Beresford, who won the Oaks for him with Miami, but they are now under the care of A. Taylor. In addition to the Derby and Oaks winners, Venus, Vibration, the Bishop of Romford's cob, A-la-Mode, Humdrum, Bravissimo, Vanity, Mendicant, Sponge, Fernhill, Vatican, Van Dieman, Tingle, Montpensier, The Ban, and others have carried the cherry-colour home to victory.
Job Marson has for some seasons ridden in turn with Templeman for the Baronet ; but this is his first year of “first jockey,” and a good opening to a fresh agreement it is. Marson won the Derby and St. Leger last year on Voltigeur, and the St. Leger in 1847 on Van Tromp. He deservedly ranks as one of the best, as well as one of the most powerful and courageous horsemen of his day.
In connection with his name, we may enumerate here the customary “coincidence" of some kind or other that attaches itself to the Epsom great events. The Jockey who won the Derby last year won it thisJob Marson. The jockey who won the Oaks last year won it this Frank Butler. The Jockey who rode the second for the Derby last year, also rode the second for the Oaks of that year-Alfred Day; and George Whitehouse was second for both this season,
“ DOWN AMONG THE RUSHES, 0." ExGRAVED BY J. H. ENGLEHEART, FROM A PAINTING BY c. B. SPALDING,
That's your game ! down on him at last, Master Reynard, and a mouthful of feather and bone, after a week's scheming and longing, perhaps.
But then it's all the way of the world—what are half the pleasures of this life when you get thoroughly hold of them ; or as Robin Burns sings it
“You seize the stork-the flower is dead.” Another case against poor foxy of course, who, like missis's cat, has to answer for everything. If the hen-pheasant is killed on her eggs he did it ; if the Bantain cock has lost his crow he took it ; or even if the pet lamb has eloped, a hundred to one but she went away with the redwhiskered gentleman. “There is no keeping nothing at all while he is about." However, a “moll-hern " or two cannot signify, for Mr. Barr flies his falcons now at trapped pigeons, from grand stands-appropriate spot for pigeon sacrifice ; so that we need not get uncomfortable on that score. And then only consider all the waiting and creeping and scheming required to get on the blind side of so wide-awake a bird as our long friend there. What condition it will get the other in for the first “ hoik in" of the season—when you view him drawn as fine as á race-horse with strong work and light feeding.
We let the charge stand in this form--that a fos does perlaps kill á heron when he can catch him !
THE ERNE : ITS LEGENDS AND ITS FLY-FISHING. By the Rev. HENRI NEWLAND. London : Chapman and Hall, 193, Piccadilly. 1851.
That class of English literature of which Beckford and Walton were the founders has of late years enlisted a large accession of forces, regular and irregular- of the line, and volunteers. " Scribimus indocti doctique" is the burden of the sylvan chorus.' " Pindar sang horseraces”-50 does " Joe Muggins's dog." “ The quaint old cruel coxcomb" wrote a watery “ Sentimental Journey"-lo! disciples out of number have " girded up their lines," and followed him. Hunting and fishing, however, were the themes more especially popular ; and, as arts and sciences, the chase and the angle have probably exhausted all that human skill and intelligence can do for them. But, nevertheless, on the margin of each, taste and fancy can still find verge enough. Upon the pleasant borders of the gentle craft a worthy brother has recently wandered, and under the title of “The Erne : its Legends and its Fly-fishing,” given to the world the narrative of his adventures. Mr.