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THE DONCASTER ST. LEGER.-1847. I
The St. Leger Stakes af 50 sovs. each, h. ft., fur three-year-olds ; colts, 8 st., 7 lbs. ; fillies, 8 st. 2 lbs. ; the second to receive 300 sovs., the third 100, and the winner to pay 100 towards expenses; St: Leger Course ; 143. subs.
Lord EgHntoun's br.v^c, Van Tromp,, by
. Lanercost (Marsonju-.., 1 Mr. Pedlcy's ch. c;:tJossack (Templeman) ., 2 Lord Egllntoun's bl c\"Eryx (Marlow)...... 3 Mr. Pediey's b. c. Foreclosure (A.- Day)*.7.. 0 Mr. Mostyn's br. c. Planet (Nat) .. .. : 0 Mr. L. Fox's br. c. Philosophor (Buller).... 0 Mr. Mees'on's h."c. Jovial (whitehouse) ....' 0 Mr. Mostyn's br. f. Swallow (Holmes)...... 0
The betting at starting was as follows :-5 to 4 on Cossack' (tk),\4' to 1 against Van Tromp, 11 to 2 against Foreclosure, .7 to 1 against Pla- net (tk), 12 to 1 against Eryx, 25 to 1 against Philosopher, 33 to_ 1 against Swallow, 40 to 1 against Jovial. The start took' place at the first stgnal/a'nd'.-but'' that it might nave-been made a few yards nearer the post, was unexceptionable. Cossack immediately took a clear lead, followed by Van Tromp, Jovial lying a length behind, snd about a length in advance of Eryx, next to whom in rotation came Philosopher, Swallow, Planet, and Foreclosure. These positions were maintained to the hill, where Eryx passed Jovial, and followed the Dutchman over it ; he then took the ¡second place, Van'Tromp next, with Jovial In his wake, and so to the mile-post, where' Foreclosure ran into the fourth place, the inter- vals between the first four being so distinct that it did not require a glass to make out the order I of running. In making the bend Van Tromp
resumed his original position, and went on in wailing on the favourite to the distance, where he ran up to his head ; lie remained with him half way up, and then took a lead of about half a length, Increased it in the last thirty or forty yards, and, tile crack stopping two or three st'rides from home, he ran past the chair a very clever winner by two lengths. Eryx, not having been persevered with, was beaten several lengths. Jovial was fourth, Planet fifth, Philosopher sixth, Swallow seventh, and Foreclosure last. Upon the whole,' it Is not believed; the losses are of a very alarming amount-said to be about £27,000. Lord Eglintoun did not back his horse for any very serious sum, having won only £1200, in addition to the stakes, which amount to £3,400, clear of all deductions.
. The Yachting Man.-" Beg . your pardon ! hope I've not hurt you ; but you were right in the gangway !" exclaims a light-haired; blue coated, specimen of humanity, as he'enters the ball-room, and-treads on the feet, and grinds the head, of one of the guests against the door-post he fancies be Is ornamenting ; and then he rushes violently up to the lady of the house, and shakes her hand with a vehemence more cordial than comme-il-faut ; and then, turning to the host, apologizes for being so late, declaring that he had carried away every stitch of canvass he could stagger under, and would have made the house half an hour before, but he'd a capsize in a tab, and it took him sometime to get under way again. Then he mixes in the crowd, and on closer inspection, you perceive, by the bright buttons on his blue coat, which, have a crown, and anchor, and some inscription upon them, that he belongs to one of. the Hoy»! Yacht Clubs. while the same bright buttons, With the same crown and anchor, 8cc, only.a size smaller, adorning his white waistcoat, tell you that he is not ashamed of it. From his conversation, we
are made acquainted with the important fact, that there had been a match that day at Erith, and that his yacht must have won, only his gaff-sail was carried away in a squall ; and we learn, moreover, that he fully sympathises with Lord Freshwater, who would have come tn a good second, had nota hatch-boat ran right Into his starboard bow, and driven her bowsprit clean through his lordship's balloon jib. And then he tells tile listeners a remarkable funny story of a friend of his who went for a cruise with him,and would persist in calling " going on deck" " going up stairs ;" whereat the yachting man laughs Immoderately, and taking care all the evening through to term " going down stairs" " going below." He does not dance much ; but when- ever lie does stand up for a quadrille he talks very loud to his partner, saying, " Ay, ay," to all lier questions ; and lie rushes to the refrerli- ment room with' her directly the dance is over; where he does not restrict himself to negus and ices, but attacks the port wine at.once. During the supper he does not do much until the ladies have left, and then he falls. to with surprising vigour, and, calling the footman on one side, inquires whether there is any . malt to be had. When the beer arrives, lie professes an intense contempt for champagne, ..and says that, as far as he is concerned, a glass of two-water grog is better than all the wine in the. docks, especially when one's on deck at night ; all which makes the younger men.'of the party to look upon him as a very dashing sort of a fellow.' And if by chanco he Is asked for a song, he is sure to squall V I'm afloat," or " A life on the Ocean Wave ;" though his knowledge of this state of existence must be very limited, for he has seldom been.be- yond the Nore, and at farthest to Ramsgate excepting, by-the-by, once, when wo believe he did get as far as the Isle of Wight, during the. Cowes Regatta. Nevertheless, a life In his father's country-house would be more in charac- ter with his habits. And when the party is breaking up, the yachting man is seen putting on a very rough, , pea-jacket, with large horn buttons, and a cap with a gold lace band round lt.- He says samelhing about it's being time to turn in, as four bells have gone ; and, having Ht a cigar at tile hall-lamp, he ? finally disappears, chanting, " Good night ! all's well !"-Comic Almanac. _- _