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TWO THOUSAND AND ONE THOUSAND
(/.Vom Sell's Messenger.) I
Tin? race for the Two Thousand" Guineas has been
the all-absorbing topic of the week in turf circles, and ¡B, perhaps, one of the most memorable on record. The success of Bothwell was anticipated, and in fact it is scarcely a month since we expressed our opinion that King of the Forest, Géne'ral and Bothwell had the Two Thousand and Derby between them. And we specially remarked with regard to Bothwell that wo had lately seen him, and been much taken with lum, and that he was " a far better horse than the public had any idea of." The horse is by Stockwell, out of Katherine Logie (the dam also of King o'Scots), and Katherine is by the Flying Dutchman, out of Phryne, so that Bothwell has good blood in his veins. After he had won the Two Thousand, 7 to 4 was taken about him for the Derby. Sterling's terrific speed did not avail to get him quite home, and King of the Forest it was thought would prefer the longer Derby course. Général was not quite up to the mark, and he, too, will improve. But Bothwell is evidently a good stayer, and will hold his own with the best. There were thirtedh starters for the " Guineas," and the betting and account of the race which we give, will explain it in detail better than any remarks of ours can do. C5 to 20 against Kingot the Forest (t), 11 to 2 Sterling (t), 11 to 2 Bothwell (t), 100 to 16 Digby Grand (t), 11 to 1 Clotaire (t), 12 to 1 General (t), 40 to 1 Dalnacardoch (t), 40 to 1 Draco (t), SO to 1 M'Alpine (t), GG to 1 Kipponden (t), 6G to 1 Blenheim (t). _ At fifteen minutes past 3 Mr. M'George succeeded in sending them away in beautiful order. Bothwell, on the far Bide of the course, was the first to show in advance, but Johnny Osborne pulled him back, and Fisher- man, with the object of making the pace for his stable companion, rushed to the front, and soon held a lead of half-a-eloi'en lengths. Directly in the track of Fisherman came Bothwell, behind whom followed Festival and Blenheim, while in the centre of the course were M'Alpine, Digby Grand, and Rippondc-n, and on the stand side Sterling and King of the Forest, the latter pair running head and head. Clotaire was beaten from the moment the flag fell, and Draco proved utterly unable to go the pace, while Dalnacardoch also figured very ingloriously. Want of condition soon told on Général, and, Con- stance finding his case hopelcs, took matters easily after going hnlf-a-mile. Fisherman maintained his advantoge to the Bushes, where he gave way, and M'Alpine was left with a slight lead, closely pressed by King of the Forest, Digby Grand, and Kipponden, Mr. Savile's roguish outsider especially looking dangerous, while Bothwell still occupied a prominent place. The advan- tage of M'Alpine, however, was only momen- tary, for in coming down the hill Cannon put on the steam with the Heath House crack, and took a lead of half-a-length into the Abingdon Bottom, but almost the moment the pace was forced Snowden ap- peared to be in difficulties with the favourite, who did not seem te relish coming down the hill. Jem was therefore compelled to ride him even thus early. Though Sterling was going so well at this point, John Osborne, as when he rode Pretender, was evidently biding his time with Bothwell, and the instant they began to climb the hill he closed with Sterling, who tired somewhat at the finish, and half-way up gave him the go-by. The son of Oxford ran very gamely, but Bothwell, it was clear, had the race in hand, and Osborne finished an easy winner by a length ; throe lengths behind came King of the Forest, between whom and Kipponden a race ensued, the Russley horse having a neck advantage only of Ripponden ; M'Alpine was fifth, Digby sixth, Dalnacardoch and General next, Fisher- man ninth, and Festival tenth. The value of the stakes was £4350, and the time occupied by the race 1 minute 67f aecconds. There was a field of IG for the Prince of Wales's Stakes, and Normanby was an exceedingly warm favourite, at 100 to 30. However, that thorough rogue Enfielel took it into his head to try, anti a tremendous finish with Grand Coup, secured the judge's nod by a head. Moorlands was third, a place for which he appears to have a speciality. Old Vulcan won a £100 plate very cleverly by a neck from
Idus, and nine others. Gamos beat Mahonia, her solitary opponent for the Princess of Wales's Stakes, "and Badsworth won a Sweepstakes. - ?.
TKe racing «in Wednesday was not very interesting, after the glories of the "Guineas" day, and New- market Heath was comparatively deserted. Mr. T. Lombard's horses were again very successful, and he won a sweepstakes with Vulcan, a £100 plate with Capsule, and a sweepstakes with Mortemer, the Chester Cup favourite. Vulcan seems so good that it is a mystery how he failed to win the Lincoln Handi- cap ; ond Veranda must be very good to rvtn a dead
heat with him at a difference of 14 lbs. Nobleman walked over for the Four-year-old Prince of Wales's Stakes. The racing does not require further notice.
The chief attraction on Thursday was the One Thousand Guineas Stakes (for three-year old fillies only), which stoiids in the same relation to the Oaks that the Two Thousand does to the Derby. The One Thousand was established in 1814, yet* in all these years the winner of thÎB race has only eight times proved tile winner of the Oaks. The double winners are Neva, Corinne, Zina, Comet, Crucifix, Mendicant, Governess, and Formosa. The winners of the Two Thousand have, strangely enough, also carried off the Derby eight times. They ore Smolensko, Cadland, Bay Middleton, Cotherstone, West Australian, Gladiateur, Lord Lyon, and Pretender. Two mares, winners of the Two Thousand, have carried off the Oaks- viz., Pastille and Crucifix, and a third, Formosa, divided with Moslem, and afterwards won the Oaks and St. Leger. This year the One Thousand scarcely possessed its usual interest, for out of 69 fillies, only 17 were left in on the morning of the race. The field was com- paratively small, only seven starting, and the interest was mainly confined to Baron Rothschild's pair, Corisande and Hannah (sister to Bruze). The Baron is partial to this race, and always makes an effort to achieve Buccess. He won with Mentmore Lass and Tomato, also run third with Mahonia, and second with Bruze (to Tomato). And now he has won with Hannah, who, as we have said, is an own sister to Bruze. She is by lung Tom out ot Mentmore Lass, and it is wonderful what the stock of King Tom have done for the Baron. All the fillies by this sire are what is vulgarly called " clinking " fillies, as witness Tomato, Evelina, Bruze, Hippolyta, Tormentor, Corisande, and Hannah. Yet none of King Tom's sons are up to much, Kincraft was his best, but though a Derby winner, he won like Daniel O'Rourke, by a fluke, which, as our amusing friend Lord Dundreary would say, "no fellah can understand." As the race on Thursday for the "One Thousand" is of much in- terest to the general public, we give its full details, as we have those of its more important predecessor, the "Two Thousand," The betting was as follows:-6 to 2 ogainst Hannah, 3 to 1 against Corisande, 4 to 1 against Noblesse, 8 to 1 against Atholstane, 20 to 1 against Steppe. Rose of Athol was the first to show in advance, followed by the favourite and Lady Atholstone ; some distance off being Noblesse, and Queen Isabel in the rear. After a furlong had been traversed Hannah went to the fore ; Steppe at the same time running into Becond place, with Rose of Athol and Corisande in attendance. At the cords the two last named were beaten and headed by Noblesse. The fayourite, how- ever, continued in front, and defeated Steppe easily by three lengths; Noblesse was a bad third ; Lady Atholstone, fourth ; Rose of Athol, fifth ; Corisande, next ¡ and Queen Isabel lost throughout. Time, as token by Benson's chronograph, I minute 49J seconds.