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THE DERBY STAKESAT EPSOM,
On the eve of the Derby another dis- graceful transaction was discovered, in proof of the rascalities to which certain persons connected with the betting circles will have recourse, in order to insure illicit gains. All that we can now say on this subject is, that William Day, the Jockey,
son of the well-known "Honest John," and others, are said to have been concerned to " lay" against Old England, and to lame or poison him, so as to prevent his running. This horse is a Mulatto colt, the property of the celebrated Mr. Gully. He stood high in public estimation ; a position which his performances on the great day seemed fully to warrant. Gambling booths of every description have been banished the English Turf.
For the Derby 31 horses started, the largest number ever brought to the Post.
We regret being obliged to postpone for want of room, the particulars of this meeting, and merely subjoin a brief ex-
The DERBY STAKES of 50 sovs. ouch, li ft¡ for
tliree year olils; colts Hst 71b, fillies 8st :21b ; the secoml to receive 100 sovs. anil the winner to pay 100 towards the police regulations of the course ; last mile and a half; 108 subs.
Slr. Gratwicke's the Merry Monarch, by Static
-Margravine.F. Bell 1 Mr. A. Johustonc's Annandale, by Touch-
Mr. Gully's Old England, by Mulatto.. .. Day :J Mr. Mostyn's Puntasa, by Piccuroon. .Marlow -1
Value of the Stakes A';J,97û.
I'KDionBE.-THE MEIUIY MOXAHCII, bred by Mr Gratwicke, was got by Gol. Pool's Slane, (by Royal Oak, dam by Orville) out of the Margravine (sister to Mr. Gratwicke's Frederick, winner of tho Derby iu 1820), bred in 1800, by Little John, her dam by Phuutom out of sister to Election, by Gohauna-chestnut Skim, by Woodpecker-Herod.
PEBFonjiAxcKS.-THE MEBUY MOXAUCII'S only appearance previous to the Derby was in the Ham Stakes at Goodwood last year, for which he was not fortuuate to get a place ; the race was won by Re- fraction, winner of the Oaks, Winchelsea second, and Hersey third.