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CELSIUIATED RACING MEN.
The Right Hon. Jonathan Peel, the life-long friend and companion of Admiral Rous, was the fifth son of the first Sir Robert Peel, and brother of the celebrated Sir Robert so well known in political aimais. He was horn on the 12th October, 1799, and when but a boy of fifteen received his commission as ensign ina marching regiment just three days beforo the battle of Waterloo. The long peace that fol- lowed prevented him from seeing much service, and most of his subsequent steps in his profes- sion were obtained by puivhaso. General Peel commenced his turf career in 1821 wheu ho was part owner of some horses with the Duke of Richmond and Lord Stradbroke. It was not till the year 1830, however, that his namo first appeared in the calendar, when he raced 'in confederacy with his relative General Yates. Two years later, he took a leading position on the turf through the victory of his horse Archibald in the Two Thousand Guineas, and his good fortune culminated with the triumph of Orlando in the Derby of 1844, another of his horses named Ionian running second. This was one of the most sonsational Derbys on record, and will be always associated with the exposure of as iniquitous a fraud as has ever disgraced the turf. A horse entered on the card as "Mr. A. Wood's Running Rein, by the Saddler out of Queen Mab, by Duncan Grey," ridden by Mann, carno in first, but, having been fully proved to the satisfaction of
the Jockey Club to be four years old, was dis- , qualified, and the race awarded to Orlando. Mr. Weatherby, on receiving notice that a suit had been commenced hy Wood, paid the stakes into the Court of .Exchequer, and Air. Wood, the owner of the pseudo three-year-old, brought an action against General (theu Colonel)Peel for the recovery bf the said stakes. Tile issuo to be tried was " whether a certain horse called Running Rein was a colt foaled in 1S41, whose sire was the Saddler and dam Queen Mab. The caae of tho plaintiff was that his horso was three years old and no more, and that the pedigi-ee he gave was the true one. The defendant's ease was that the colt Running Rein, which came in first for tho Derby, was not what he was represented, but a bay colt by Gladiator, dum by Capsicum, and bred by Sir C. Ibbotson in 1S40. The causo was heard before Baron Alderson and a special jury on the 1st July, 1844. The judge . insisted on the horso being produced, but tho
plaintiff on the second day of the trial stated that, though he was most anxious to produce the horse after hi* lordship's observations, it was quito out of his power to do so, as tho animal had been removed by some parties with- out his knowledge or consent, and he did not know where it was to be found. The plaintiffs case having thus broken down, the jury found a verdict for the defendant, and Orlando was duly and legally declared winner of the Derby. In the Newmarket second October meeting of 1S7S tho purple jacket and orange eap, familiar on most English racecourses for nearly sixty years, was borne to victory for She Jast time by a coll, upon which his owner,, always happy in the selection of names, bestowed the appro- priate designation of Peter ; for not only was a son of Hermit aptly so called, but the name had further significance. A, group of old turfites had given Lord Glasgow, General Peel's lifelong friend, the xoubmiiiut of Petor, and never called that touchy and eccentric old sjiortsman by any other name. The general had two trainers during his long career on the turf-Cope, who trained through the times of Orlando and Tadraor, and Joseph Dawson in later years down to the time of Peter, Personally, General Peel waa the kindest, geutlcst, and most amiable of men. Ho was a member of the House of Commons from 1S2(J to ISfiS, and during that long period ho never made an enemy. Indeed it was said of bim, at the timo he was Secretary for War, that he was too amiable to moko a good cabinet minister. On the 13th February, 1879, in the 80th year of his age, General Peel died at his beautiful seat, Marble Hill, Twickenham, and will always be remembered as. one of the most upright and popular sportsmen and owners of racehorses that England has ever known.
Aiiotiici spoitsimin of the old school, but one
whoisnotonlv still in the lind of the bung bul who is invan ibly ii 11 to the foic in tlic list of winning on neis as season aftei season goes on, is Loid 1 iilmouth I'us noblem in Ins foi years hied his own boises His males i leinaikabl} fine collection in tlnmscltca md nciuly all of them formet bear« s of his colotus, nie mate I iiccoidinj, to their own« s judgment with the most successful and fashion iblc st illions of the da} and he has idopted the sound policy of kctpingno stallion of his own, lest he should be tempted to dip into lum moie ficcl} than judiciouslv and thus ni man} instances miss the most desnable cross Io man} racing men the eaies of a stud furn would be mtolciable, foi in the management of a stud of brood mines theie must bo lote in the hcnit as well as knowledge in the head, and both of these qualifications Loid lalmouth possesses in the highest degree, finding well nichas much delight in watching the young bud of pi omise unfold asm peifecting the ev (landing flow or Consequently, bet is his own c itcrci to the Heath House st iblo, and lindel Matthew Daw son s skilful management the end has ccrtainl} justilicd the me ins Pcrh ips no owner of racehorses,, not eton Sir Joseph llnwlc}, has been so thoiou^hly nnd con tuiunll} successful In 1S02 Lord 1 tilmouth won the One Thousand Gnuievs with Hum cane, and in the following}c u the Oaks with the shapel} Queen Beitha In 1S70 lu won the Bub} with ICiiigciaft and igain in 1S77 with Silvio who also cal ned oif the bt Leger, while in 1S7S his mine Jinnetto »on the Oaks, St Leger, and Champion Stakes Among his other celebrated wiruieis are Atlantic ind Chinbert winners of tho Two Thousand in lS71andlS79j Cecdn and AAhiel of Portunc won the One Thousand uilS"? and li>7'l the latter being alao an Oaks ticticss lins fine mare who was by Adtenturci out of Queen Bertha also won the Punce of AArales Stakes at Ascot, con ymg Ost, beding the winn« of the subsequent St Leger-Ra} on dOi In 1SS*2 Lord Falmouth won tins i ace w ith Dutch Oten, whot after pioving herself the best two t ear old ot bery ear, wentamiss but, lecovering her form, took the magpie jache* first j ast the post rather unexpected!} Last year Lo-d lalmouth was secoid on the list of winning owneis, which position is prmcipall} owing to Galluud, by Galopin out of Mu is Lord lalmouth noter bets, and the only instuice known of lus depaitmg from the rule ivis that historic occasion when, pnoi to the Derby of 1S70 lie risked sixpence with his trainers wife against the hoi so s chmce of winning the race in question As etcryone knotts, kingcraft won and Lord iaîmonth lost his wager which he paid bt prescntni. Mis Dawson with isi\ pence set in a bl tcclct woith £o00 In short Lord Tilmouth is. a nobleman ¡ans pear it v lilt rep) oilie a i entable racing Bat aid who loves the spoit for itself alone mid tin hermi} be lou.,* spued to show st ch ibulliant example to othus mu»t be the hope ot every weil wishci of
the En"bsh turf
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liri weather continues ii«eel} hot and tin comfortable (says the ( luulci ilU 2?.'?if*, of 11th instant) In the sha le } estérela} the tim moiuetei legist«ed 112 at the post othee the hottest din of the t ison At Ali 1 lood s office, the coolest i oom m Chniloville, the elliss ic"i3tcrcd lOh" lit (ino places the tempera ttue was much warrnu, and we aie ifiaid to hazard an opinion is to whit it was in the sun, but it would hateioisted egj.s How mon and horse- uni bullocks can woil in this tcrublo wcathet it is hnid to s ii, but the} do 1 unisteis aie compelled to push on ft oin one stT*e to another foi w dei md as theie ia "bso Intel} no grissttheic witu is to be found hev die compelled to mote on for food foi their hoi is Hei o about Charlot tile the country is nbsolutilt baie of fee! teams bating to be di it cn »eteii miles aw tv to obtain it md then if is di} and tlmost void of noun hiuciit It is becoming a temblé time and hopes lest upon the piobible chnn"e foi the bettei which next month ma} bung Sprinkling show ers fill in ditfeicnt diiections bit nothing todo penna lient "ood lhere has been no ram heie since October last except t slight shower which fell ?eui ly tin ce w ceks -¡mee,