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This last lot has been the subject of a very pretty action at Cambridge, involving the question of ownership, and reintroducing us to the affairs of Mr. Carew and lois friend Mr. Ford, with Captain Little, Mr. Magenis, and others more or less interested in the proceedings. It is astonishing what a complicated business a gentleman may make of bis winding-up.
The Honourable Sidney Herbert is announced as another seceder from the turf; and his stud, including the stallion Sir Hercules, are on sale by private contract.
Mr. Saxon's horses have left E. Parr’s stable, and will now be trained by Abrahams; the jockey, somewhere in Delamere Forest. It will take a clever man to beat Mr. Parr's preparations.
Strong efforts are being made to revive Redditch and Huntingdon Races, Colonel Peel being called on to rescue the latter.
The Derby for 1854 has closed 226 nominations, and the Oaks with 159. For 1853 they reached respectively 200 and 146.
At the annual general meeting of the Jockey Club, held on Wednesday in the July Meeting, Mr. Payne, now an honorary member, was appointed a member of the Bentinck Fund Committee in the place of the Duke of Richmond, who retires by rotation. The committee for the ensuing year consists of the Marquis of Exeter, the Hon. General Anson, and J. M. Stanley, Esq., stewards of the Jockey Club; the Earl of Eglinton, the Earl of Zetland, the Duke of Rotland, and George Payne, Esq.
The formation of the Private Trial Course, at Newmarket, is now actively progressing, Mr. Simpson, the contractor, having upwards of eighty men at work on it.
At the late York Assizes, Shepherd, the trainer, brought an action against Mr. Harrison for delamation of character. It may be remembered that in the spring of this year Mr. Harrison removed his horses -including the Derby colt, King of Trumps-from Shepherd's stable at a moment's notice. It further appears that on this occasion the defendant made use of very strong language, which, at the trial, he admitted he had no just grounds for uttering. The libel being so withdraw, and Shepherd's character vindicated, a verdict was taken, by consent, for forty shillings. The action altogether went off in a far more reputable manner than many of our turf issues of late.
With the month also closes the Goodwood week, and so makes a dead letter of the Cup and Stake betting: In fact, the ring, like true men of business, are becoming more and more inclined to take what is ready ; and, with so many tempting trifes before them, it is no wonder they neglect the standing dishes “lo follow." We don't know that we have a word more 10 say about the St. Leger than that it seems to rest entirely between the Lpsom winners, with the mare for choice; while for the Derby of next year The Reiver of course heads the poll at something like 12 to 1 against hiin, Orestes at 15 to 1, Vandervlecken at 20 to 1, Cineus at 23 1 1, and the Friar at 33 tó 1. Of course, the Goodwood running will ring the changes on this.
GOING TO BUSINESS."
DESIGNED AND ENGRAVED BY H. BECKWITH.
THE RACE FOR THE ST. LEGER, 1851.
Last Quar., 6th day, at 34 min. past 6 afternoon.
Moon HIGH WATER M.W. OCCURRENCES.
rises and rises & London Bridge. D.D.
sets. morn. aftern, d. afternoon
h. m.h. 1 W Stirling R. Partridge Shoot beg. r 5 1517 8 15 3 45 4 0 2 T Lancaster Regatta.
s 6 43 15 4 3 F Marlborough R. Bridgnorth R. r 5 18 19 8 50 4 45 5 0 4 S
s 6 38 20 9 9 5 15 5 30 5 S Thirteenth Sunday af.Trinity.r 5 21 21 9 33 5 45 6 0 6 MC.-All Eng. Match at Bradford. s 6 34 22 10 4 6 20 6 40 7 T Warwick R. Whitehaven R. r 5 24 23 10 41 7 5 7 30 8 W Weymouth Races.
s 6 29 2411 29 8 0 8 40 9 T Royal London Y. C. Regatta.
r 5 2725
9 25105 10 F Bridgewater Races.
s 6 2526 0 31 10 50 11 30 11 S
1 5 31 27 1 42 No tide At Noon. 123 Fourteenth Sunday af. Trinity s 6 2028 3 1 0 35 1 0 13 M Newcastle Regatta.
r 5 34 N SETS.
1 25 1 45 14 T Doncaster Races.
s 6 16 16 59 205 2 25 15 W St. Leger Day.
r 5 37 2 7 21 2 45 3 5 16 T C.-All Eng. Mh. at Glasgow.s 6 11 3 7 42 3 30 3 50 17 F Ember Tucek.
r 5 40 4 8 7 4 10 4 30 18 S
s 6 6 5 8 37 4 50 5 15 19 S Fifteenth Sunday aft. Trinity, 5 43 6 9 13 5 35 5 35 20 MC.-All Eng. Match at Kelso. s 6 2 7 9 57 6 20 6 45 21 T Tenby R. Eglinton Club R. r 5 47 810 51 7 10 7 45 22 W Leicester R. Liverpool R. s 5 57 911 55 8 30 9 15 23 T Manchester Races.
r 5 50 10 9 55 10 45 24 F
s 5 5211 1 311 25 M 25 S
r 5 53 12 2 14 No tide 0 30 26 $ Sirteenth Sunday aft. Trinity.s 5 48 13 3 25 0 55 1 15 27 M
r5 56 14 4 33 1 35 1 55 28 T Newmarket First October Meet. s 5 43 F RISES. 2 10 2 30 29 w Michaelmas Bay.
r 6 016 6 38 2 45 3 0 30 T Western Meeting.
s 5 3917 6 54 3 15 3 30
RACES IN SEPTEMBER. Limerick 1 Weymouth
21 & 22 Morpeth -......... 1 & 2 Rochester and Chatham 8 & 9 Leicester
.... 22 & 23 Stirling 2 & 3 Airdrie
9 & 10 Liverpool H.(Hoylake). Newport(Mon nouthsh.) 2 & 3 Weston Zoyland and Bridge Manchester Autumn.. 23 & 24 Marlborough
10 Newmarket F. 0... 28, 29 & 30 Bridgnorth...
3 Doncaster 14, 15, 16 & 17 | Kilkenny Cheodle ..............6& 7 ! Redditch
............. 28 Curragh
... 7 & 8 Tenby ............., 21 & 22 Chesterfield......... 21 & 30 Warwick ........ 7 & 8 Ongar ............ ...., 21 | Weaverthorpe
29 Whitehaven............ 7 &c.
Johnstown......... 21 Western Meeting...... 30, &c. Southport
8 & 9 | Eglinton Club... 21, 22 & 29
REGATTAS (IN SEPTEMBER, Lancaster.......
2 Newcastle & Gateshead 13 & 14 | London Arundel Y. C. .... 27 Royal London Y. C....... 9 Vale of Leven &Lochlomond 15
THE RACING IN AUGUST.
“ The pleasure we delight in physics pain.”
The muse, whose numbers are for all time, has also a philosophy for all occasion. Tested by an eminent modern instance, the poet's morality here quoted seems, so to speak, “to the matter made.” Note his panacea for penance
“The pleasure we delight in physics pain.” Let the Ring be the dispensing chemist, the practice, that recommended by the celebrated Doctor Sangrado, “ bleeding and hotwater"-betting's essential elements--and none need despair of ease. Observe, “physics” is used in the vernacular as relates to drastic results. The odds are gentlemanly aperients--pills to purge melancholy, unpolluted by stimulants, once, we are assured, ingredients had recourse to in serious cases.
“ My name is John Collins, head waiter at Limmer's,
At the corner of Conduit Street, Hanover Square,
To solace young gentlemen laden with care." Now your patient at death's threshold with ennui of Baden or Aix, Brighton or Harrowgate, hies him to Tattersall's or Beeton's, to his tont or liberal-list house, and his cure is certain. He is "taken in and done for," as prescribed by landladies of boarding establishments for persons desirous of being settled. To physic pain, take all yon can get of the market prices about this year's Leger and next year's Derby, with an infusion of the Autumn handicaps, and you make sure of an efficient Hygeian amalgam upon classic authority ; that is, provided you back nothing, and lay against everything
“Better to roam in fields for health unbought,
Than fee the doctor for a nauseous draught.”
“They fool me to the top o' my bent.” Goodwood's golden woof was yet unwoven when, by press of time, the thread of our last month's narrative was broken. The fabric is too fine to be now “taken up.” Is not that the technical expression ? Less gorgeous, but very gay and gallant, was the web welt upon the Downs of once Imperial Brighton. Brighthelmstone that was ! Subtle things are Olympic tissues ; Sphynx's riddles are regal reminiscences--sealed chapters of the book and volume of the brain. How past, present, and future are linked together with electric wires! How soothly sings the Swan of Avon! sweetest when the dirge is sympathetic
" The good die first,
There is a disease known to our insular catalogue of maladies called a "galloping consumption." Being unable to find a phrase expressive of the present position of our national turf, I fall back upon it to point out, by its antithesis, the epidemic of English horse-racing at these presents.
A galloping plethora is not euphonious. Well, with half a dozen meetings a week to distract him by their embarras de richesses, your leg, like the cat in the tripe shop, beheld a bran new scheme broached for his welcome upon the verdant sward of Sussex. By way of befitting "boots” to Goodwood, a new stand-grand stand, 'I should have said—with a new grand service of officials, was got up at Brighton. In short, altogether a spic-and-span novel concern, at which the hearts, or the substitutes for those appendages to the animal machine worn by them inside their ribs, of the list chevaliers summersaulted with delight. Rogues grin, and honest men make their game. Sir James Graham banished roulette from “the races"; and presto, substituting horses for balls, and courses for tables, the same results-multiplied in mischief ten thousand per cent.—have been got up at every available point of the kingdom. And, berein, which is cause and which effect?-the list swindle, which is the demand ? or “meetings," multiplied fifty per cent. already, which are the supply? I wish I could say that racing, from being a sport, had even become a trade; if by that latter word is meant or understood a passage of legitimate and social intercourse for profit and convenience. But it has been turned to no such respectable account; the magistrates of London have declared from the bench of criminal justice that the list system--for which professional racing is the pander-is peopling the metropolitan prisons with young delinquents, for whose debauchery from honest principles male pimps ply in their streets, as do the harlots in their more honourable calling
Why has she turf been suffered to be turned 10 a purpose so base as this? Why do the gentry of the land--by whom alone it is, or can be, upheld—why do they indirectly countenance a public scandal being wrought out of that which deserves to be a deserving national pastime? I am prepared for such sophisms as, that with the increase of society and the prevalence of prosperity, the advance of a great popular sport is naturally explained. . . . The men I addressthe experienced proprietors of racing studs, the habitués of our courses—will not impugn my facts; neither, as I am sure, iny motives. There is but one “Ring." Tattersall's furnishes only one set or company of turf brokers, now become necessary agents of its policy. The principle of hedging stakes—the necessary monetary negociations which the practical working of a racing establishment now involves as absolutely as funded capital-these sporting financial facts have given existence to a class of commissioners," as conventionally recognized in their calling--save the pun as the members of the Stock Exchange in their vocation. No meeting, of the most ordinary pretension, can move without them. The marvels of steam-travelling enable these industrious men to close their books in Scotland at night, and to opeu them on the South-coast line the following morning. Hence the fatal facility of which sheer adventure is availing itself to an extent pregnant willı great social damage and danger. Out of