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rrom our Sportme CorrMmnmimt' l
London. Novemhpr 22
:t «w ™g. v V£y ^V for the ye« 1873 run tsell ouVas the last riatrace meeting of the -erson will be finished to-morrow at Kempton ?ark-the new suburban racecourse near HamD
~~ v^u,,,. Xae oays are becoming so short now, however, that racing after 4 p.m. i, nearly impossible so that the sooner the curtain falb the bttter for all concerned. The victory of two *nch rank outsiders ia the Citsarewitch and Cambridgeshire was of course a great blow to backers of horses generally, for although very large sums of money went ioto the pockets of some few individuals the general public were heavy losers. Mr. Gretton, the owner of fconomy, won a aiimai. Mr. vretton's victory was well de served, as he is a stanch supporter of the turf although as a partner in the wealthy firm of -ass& Co. the money was not much needed. \V ith Tocchet Lord Kcsebery has been o^ten tXJtf^.fJ1*^ has alw8Js just
, . - 'r '''?& '' ''= m\ny gooa tmngs for which the wealthy young Scotch lord has backed him._ Greenback ran very badly in the great handicap although all Biunton's stable thought ll * «f)'* ^S. *nd the Duke of Hamilton supported him very heavily. The Jockey Club Cap, which is almost a new race, and which is run over the Casarewitch course, was won very easily by Lord Falmouth's Silvio, who bell InBulaire, Start, and three others very easily The success of Lord Falmouth has this year been wonderful, so many of . tha big races havicg fallen to his share— in fact he hat won m stakes over £37,000; his colours are of course always popular, as he never descends ^Ji° I ' Inal*et' *««!« which doso much towartk making the sport of racing unpopular Lord Falmouth appears to have been woW ully lucky with his brood raves, and luck to a breat extent it must be, for we find Sum very often altering his sires : vet somoh™
r» iF '''P*.' JS* hold of a few crack two year-old,, and it is cei tain that with anything like ordmary good fortune he will at the end of 18/9 occupy as prominei± a position in racing annals as he has done In 1878. Wheel of Fortune retired to her well-earned winter^ repose with an unbeaten certificate. She is not entered for next year's Derby, but she figures in than probable that she will tread in the foot Stfe. dutiDSnifihed stable companion Most of the autumn meetiug^ held since the Newmarket Houghton have be^n very succ^! ful, those at Liverpool and Shrewsbury being the most so. Belphccbe won the Cup at 'h! former town after a very clo*e and interUthJ finish with Master Kildare and TWw- .°1
£.vont^ ana Sunshade carried off the Great Shropshire Handicap and Shrewsbury CtaJ respectively at the latter meeting P «PtVery/Ot'?ioOV'plnn^r* was wn est °n the settling day for the latter meeting. He has been a great follower of F.Archerr the jockey and has always backed his mounts for big stakes By this means he has during the year -°t P^l sun3S of »»»y. but as he started with none it has always been said he was making a little bank and would at the first WhX'^— reflUe *° meet his elements. Whether this w so or not the fact resins that f^S^i*8* whtDBOlne £S&° w' wanted £?£*♦ ^-P*1 hw loi** »* Shrewsbury be failed to put m an appearance. Many owners of horses will be glad to hear of his difaulture, «2^Wa\?ften a S™4 bn6bear in the way of executmg their commissions if Archer was to 1 have the mount.
Archer of course far and away heads the list JL^T' Td Uke ^ Fa'mo!lth ('^' S^kS if ^WayS Wears when he °*n riu* 'he weight) he has even exceeded his last year's J00^ 'FMt-lnrc«»Mng weight begins, however, [ to try him sorely, and it is probable that he will toJITy* Sf 8ff'.dle f^wer times in W79 tban he has been this season. W J*3?!*??'??*01?1 ,walkiD& mateh was cele %S£r at*?hnSton lately, the conditions being iSCO.for the man who could on foot get over the greatest distance of ground in six days. Hitherto these long-distance matches have been alwav* won by either Weston or O'Leary.both of whom are Americans. O'Leary did not compete iu this last match, as he was in America. Weston however, was amongst the competitors, but wa- IV* fif bfat*D'as he i*-*me very iame towards the fifth day and finally retired the same night. A Loudoner who goes by the name of Corkey, but whose proper name is Gentleman won the ra^e and actually in the six days and' nights walked aud ran a distance of 521 miles The winner is a very little man, only weighing about 7 h st , and is forty years of age. The race was a very close one up to the last day a man named Brown running the winner very close. To walk over 500 miles in a week is cer tainly a very astonishing feat. At the same hall this week a six-day bicycle race is going on, and it is pretty certain that the winner will have to travel mar 1 inn ~:i.~
to win. The race does not finish until Saturday night, or the day after this leaves England, but fim,~T?ntSCOrl^ems to P^t to some such hgure being reached. There was a sculling mateh on the TyDe last week between Hawdon and Lumsdon. The former is a very promising aspirant to aquatic honours, and bids fair ere long to get to the top of the ladder. Lumsdon (the man who for feited to Trickett after his defeat of Sadler) made a good fight with Hawdon for three-fourths of the distance, when it was all over and the younger man won easily. He is now mttched ?»i.row^^jr.kl1' the American sculler ; but although Elliott and Higgins are again matched there is but little talk of any one going to Aus tralia to meet Trickett. It is reported that Mr. W. H. Vanderbilt, the son of flie celebrated Commodore Van.lerbiJt has purchased for $20,000 a four-year-old mare named Maud S., who has succeeded in trotting m Kentucky one mile in 2 min. 174 sec., the time for each quarter-mile l*ing: quarter-mile -«t sec, half-mile 1 min. 6 sec, ihree-quartt rs 1 mm. 41 sec, and the mile 2 min. 174 sec. dotting meetings are sometimes got up iu this country tue Alexandra Palace heit.g generally the rendezvous; but the English taste does not ^^'J *o i* although a sport tint ^ £le *- h?T!° attain *° the extraordinary speed chronicled above should be worthy of en couragement. Mr. Vanderbilt is r*tJrteA *„
nave since oeen offered §40,000 for this equine wonder and to have refused it. =H-''e Football matches have been played lately at S2£ fy«?ean£ ol vthe new eltctric &? Some of them have been very successful and have been very largely attended, although at others some fault in the apparatus has left the competitors in comparative darkness at very I interesting periods of the game. There ii I however, a talk of holding a nue meeting at Sandownby the aid of the ligbt It is to be boped, however, that the Committee will think I twice before they conient to this, as the affair I would be sure to end in rowdyism of the worst I Older. I Billiards are rather neglected just now, as the I four best exponents of the game are in India or I Australia. An American handicap is, however I being played at the Westminster Aquarium I which will probably be won by Bennett, a man I who once beat young Roberts for the champion j
As laras coursing has gone this yew the kennels of Lord Hair, the Kwl of Haddington. jEd Mr. Brocklebsnk appear to be iu the best form, but the season is young as yet, and we may expect to see some very promising puppies I from other quarters before Christmas. November is notoriously the dullest month in the year for sport. Flatracing is dying and steeplechasmg is hardly alive, whilst hunting acd other winter sports are not yet well under way. In these particulars the present month is no exception, and the duM weather adds to rather than disperses the gloom.