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SONGS TRESS,

WINNER OF THE OAKS, 185 2.

ZNGRAVED BY E. HACKER, FROM A PAINTING BY HARRY HALL.

BY CASTOR,

Songstress, bred by her owner, Mr. John Scott, the celebrated trainer, in 1849, was got by Irish Birdcatcher, out of Cyprian, by Partizan, her dam Frailty, by Filho-da-Puta, – Agatha, by Orville.

Birdcatcher, also the sire of Daniel O'Rourke, and noticed as such in our last nuniber, will cover next season at Easby Abbey ; his subscription at fifty guineas a mare is already announced as full.

Cyprian, bred by John Scott in 1833, was herself an Oaks winner ; but her career on the turf was not a lengthy one, having been crafted into the stud 1837. She produced in 1838 Miss Harewood, and since then--The Artful Dodger, Parthian, Joe Lovell, Newsmonger, Tom Tulloch, The Stinger, Susan Lovell, Cyprus, Frolicksome, Songstress, Meteora, and Cypriana ; the only blanks being, in 1844 a dead foal to Voltaire, and a miss in 1850.

Songstress is a light yellow bay mare with white ticks over her, standing fifteen hands three and a half inches high ; she has rather a plain head, as well as a straightish neck, but with good shoulders, and is very deep in her brisket and girth : she has immense ribs and barrel, good back, a little short and drooping from the hip to the tail, which is set on low; she has powerful arms, and fair-sized bone, with not over large thighs, nor very good-looking hocks. Taken altogether, however, Songstress is a remarkably fine mare, as all were fain to admit who saw her on the

Oaks day

PERFORMANCES. In 1851, at Catterick Bridge, Songstress, then two years old, ridden by Simpson, won the first year of the Third Easby Triennial Produce Stakes of 10 sovs, each, &c., colts 8st. 71b., fillies Sst. 3lb., straight run in, beating Lord Zetland's Lady Bird (2), Mr. Meiklam's Evadne (3), Lord Eglinton's The Sheltie (4), and Mr. Watson's Agnes Wickfield (bolted), 5 to 2 against Songstress, who won by a neck.

At Ascot Heath, ridden by Templeman, she ran second to the Duke of Richmond's Red Hind, for the first year of the Third Triennial Stakes of 10 sovs. each, &c., colts &st. 71b., and fillies Sst. 4lb., T.Y.C.-Mr. Payne's Moulton Lass (3), Lord Exeter's Ilex (4), Mr. Powell's The Free-Trader (5), Mr. Marson's colt by Theon out of Rebecca (6), and Mr. Thompson's Denique, also ran. 4 to 1 against Songstress, who was beaten a length.

In 1852, at Epsom, ridden by F. Butler, Songstress won the Oaks Stakes of 50 sovs. each, &c., 8st. 71b. each, a mile and a half, beating Mr. Parker's Bird-on-the-Wing (2), Lord Zetland's Gossamer (3), Mr. Sargent's Kate (4), and the following not placed :-Mr. E. R. Clarke's Lady-in-Waiting, Mr. Copeland's The Lady Amyott, Mr. Payne's Glenluce, Mr. Pedley's Trousseau, Duke of Richmond's Red Hind, Mr. E. R. Clarke's Plumstead, Mr. Merry's Sally, Lord Westminster's Plot, Mr. Worthington's Racheté, and Lord Chesterfield's filly by Hetman Platoff out of Infidelity. 2 to 1 against Songstress, who won by a length.

At Ascot Heath, ridden by F. Butler, she won the second year of the Third Triennial Stakes of 10 sovs. each, &c.; colts 8st. 71b., fillies 8st. 4lb., New Mile, beating Duke of Richmond's Harbinger (2), Sir R. Pigott's Filius (3), and Duke of Richmond's Red Hind. Even on Songstress, who won by a length.

SUMMARY OF SONGSTRESS' PERFORMANCES.
In 1851 she started twice and won once :

The Easby Produce Stakes, at Catterick Bridge, value
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£3,765 Songstress is thus engaged for the remainder of the season—first, with a penalty of 41b., in the Great Yorkshire, at York, and Bay Rosalind, Claverhouse, Stockwell, Red Hind, King of Trumps, Alfred the Great, Augur, and others opposed to her. In the St. Leger, at Doncaster, against Claverhouse, Stockwell, Trousseau, Harbinger, Daniel O'Rourke, King of Trumps, &c.; and in the Doncaster Stakes with a good many of the sanre horses. She paid in this year's Easby Triennial at Catterick, in the Cestrian Stakes at Chester, in a Produce at Newcastle, and in the Lancashire Oaks at Liverpool.

John Scott's own immediate success as an owner of race-horses has, in the great events, been chiefly confined to the fortunes of Cyprian and her daughter. He has, however, also won the Oaks with Industry and her daughter again-Lady Evelyn ; as well as with Iris, The Princess, and Ghuznec.

Of late years Frank Butler's monopoly of this race has been yet more remarkable. He won it last year on Iris, in 1850 on Rhedycina, in 1849 on Lady Evelyn, in 1844 on Princess, and in 1843 on Poison ; the four years in succession being altogether unprecedented.

. The “extraordinary coincidences" connected with this season's Derby and Oaks, and we always have a few, may be thus summed up :-the sire of the winner of the Derby is also the sire of the winner of the Oaks, the trainer of the winner of the Derby also trained the winner of the Oaks, the jockey who rode the winner of the Derby also rode the winner of the Oaks, and the same black jacket and black cap which Mr. Clarke announced as winner of the Derby he also declared as the winner of the Oaks.

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