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E M B E L L I S H M E N T S.
SAMUEL ROG ER S.
B E A D S MAN,
WINNER OF THE DERBY, 1858.
TURF REGISTER, 1858:-HARPINDEN EPSOM SUMMER-MID-
DLEHAM REDDITCH - EPPING - MANCHESTER WYI-
Last Quar., 4th day, at 43 min. past 6 morning.
Sun Moon HIGH WATER M.W. OCCURRENCES.
rises and rises & London Bridge D.D.
h. m. d. h. m. h. m. h. m. 1 T Cr.—Lord's-M.C.C. v. House- r 3 4820 5 1 5 19 2 F Tenby Regatta. [hold Brigade.s 8 172111 3 5 40 5 59 3 S Dog days begin.
r 3 5022 11 15 6 20 6 42 48 Fifth Sunday after Trinity. S 8 16 23 11 27 7 6 7 29 5 M Čr.-Lord's-Rent v. England. r 3 52 24 11 43 7 55 8 23 6 T Newmarket Races.
s 8 15 25 Morning. 8 57 9 30 7 w Swansea Regatta.
r 3 5426 0 610 0 10 33 8 T Bideford Regatta.
s 8 1427 0 37 11 11 11 45 9 F Cambridge Term ends.
r 3 5628 1 25 No tide 0 19 10 S Oxford Term ends.
0 51 1 21 11 Sixth Sunday after Trinity. r 3 58 1 9 8 1 49 2 17 12 M Cr-North v. South-Lord's s 8 12 2 9 31 2 45 3 11 13 T Cork Regatta.
r 4 0 3 9 46 3 38 4 0 14 w Liverpool Races.
s 8 10 410 1 4 25 4 47 15 T St. $within's.
r 4 2 510 12 5 9 5 32 16 F Canterbury Races.
s 8 8 610 24 5 54 6 16 17 s
r 4 4 710 36 6 36 6 58 18 S Seventh Sunday after Trinity.s 8 6 8 10 50 7 19 7 40 19 M Cricket - Lord's - Gentlemen v.r 4 6 911 7 8 3 8 34 20 T Nottingham Races. [Players.s 8 41011 32 9 8 9 40 21 W
r 4 911 Morning. 10 1610 52 22 T Stamford Races.
s 8 212 0 611 28 No tide 23 F Marlborough Races.
r 4 11 13 0 52 0 5 0 35 24 S
s 7 58 14 1 50 1 0 1 25 25 S Eighth Sunday after Trinity.r 4 1415 2 58 1 47 2 8 26 M Cr. - Lord's-All Eng. v. United s 7 54 16 RISES 2 25 2 45 27 T Goodwood Races.
[All. r 4 1717 8 48 3 1 3 16 28 W Plymouth Regatta.
s 7 51 18 9 0 3 36 3 51 29 T Goodwood Cup day.
r 4 2119 9 11 4 7 4 23 30 F Yorkshire Regatta.
8 7 4920 9 22 4 38 4 56 31 s
s 4 2421 9 34 5 13 5 32
RACES IN JULY.
1 Stourbridge .......
...... 12 | Nottingham 1 Mansfield ................ 12 Spilsbury................. 20 i Cambridge................ 13 Siamford
22 2 Liverpool .............. 14 | Marlborough ............. 23 6 Downham Market ........ 15 Goodwood ............... 27 7 Canterbury .............. 16 Wicklow ................. 27 8 Down Royal
20 Knutsford ............... 28
" There he sat, and, as I thought, expounding the law and the prophets, until on drawing a little nearer, I found he was only expatiating on the merits of a brown horse."-BRACEBRIDGE HALL.
The Hampton Sales-Lord Londesboro's Sale-Death of an Old Trainer-jockey
Races of the Month-The Ascot Cup Day-Views of the King of Oude's
The Royal Paddocks looked in dainty guise, with their rich buttercup carpet, and the hawthorns fairly bending beneath their white honours, and looking over at us from the park. It was raging hot all the morning; but, with the aid of a cool lobster-salad in Ransome's little parlour, where Messrs. Weatherby, Gully, and a few more were assembled, when we took our turn, we found it perfectly endurable. Brother to Impérieuse was one of the first blood things we saw ; but he has not the forehand of his sister, and is a still later foal. In fact, he only dates from May 28th. There is a slight symptom of a curb, which seems rather to run in this family; and his half-brother, the Hampton Court premier of last year, has been fired for them already. The Melbourne was foaled on Feb. 5th, and had made the most of his time ; but his throat lump was in full bloom, though not so large as it often is in these yearlings. Martha Lynn we did not see; and, as she is now very old, they did not care to run the risk of 50 gs. with Orlando, and sent her to Ellington at 10 gs., as the dam of a winner. There was no little difficulty in getting a peep at Barnton and Orlando, whose boxes were directly behind Mr. Tattersall’s. Barnton is a long horse, with a plain insensate sort of head, but a remarkably nice barrel, and, altogether, rather reminds us of Lanercost. No wonder he gets his stock with plenty of stuff about them. There could be no greater contrast than the two horses. Orlando stood grandly up, and faced the visitors with his dim eyes as they flocked in ; while Barnton took not the most earthly notice of their presence, and, stretching himself out to his fullest length, as if he could stand over an acre, played with his near fore foot. Of the royal mares, this year, ten have gone to Orlando, and eight to his companion. All the Leatherhead division showed-Ashmall in a white plaid suit, and a geranium at his button-hole; in fact, quite bringing the cool of the morning with him from the Surrey Hills.
And then the sale began, with the Duke of Beaufort's and the Marquis of Stafford's drags wheeled right behind the auctioneer, and full of outsiders. Lord Strathmore drove down; but he sent his team on into Hampton; and so, we think, did Earl Vane. Peck had not much difficulty in getting the Confessor colt — a goodlooking black, with quite his father's cut about him. Then the two Johns began to eye the brother to Impérieuse, and saw that no Mr. Sutton was there this year. He was not long being started at 150 ; 200 gs., said Mr. Barnard ; then Scott was on at 230 and 300. The 400 bid came from the Duke of Beaufort's drag, and after that the two Johns were left to themselves, Scott getting 500 and 540. Then John Day went up and finished him at 550 for Mr. Fitzwilliam, who has had, to all seeming, a dear bargain of it. No. 3, a brother to Spinaway, was put in at 150, and John Scott bid again, but not with great fervour. Brother to Gin was rather short and cobby, but looked as if he would enlarge into a very clever hunter for Clark, in case he does nothing for the Duke of Beaufort. Admiral Rous seemed set on the Melbourne colt, and put him in at 250; and so determined were the bid. dings, that from 400 to 600 was made in 50-guinea bids, and after a little pause, the Admiral came with another tenner, being the first time for many a long day that the purple stripes will have been carried by so high-priced a yearling. The Trickstress colt was no very great size, sweet in front and light behind, and, as Harry Hill observed, “ thicker through than Dervish.” Brother to Furioso was the mere tailing of the colts, and 35gs. was quite enough for him. The Hersey filly looked as if she was tender already on the legs, though there was a liberty about her which pleased the eye ; and Lord Clifden, from behind the Marquis's drag, claimed her as his own for 55gs. For her half-sister out of Martha Lynn, Lord Chesterfield descended to terra firma near Mr. Tattersall's left, and bid in grand earnest for Mr. Crawfurd by 20gs. at a time, till no one outbid him at 300gs. Then Mr. Payne tried his hand at sister to Flyaway, which he opened at 100gs. Sam Rogers also had a fancy, but left off at 230gs., and Mr. Cooper's 360 finished it. This filly had wonderful liberty and plenty of length, and though her tail was a little low set, we saw few better-looking. The Autocrat filly was very like him in the head, but his legs were poor, and for some time not a soul would go on. At last there came a 5gs., but Mr. Tattersall said that he “ could not sell them alive for that," and looked appealingly up to the drags, which gave him a 10-guinea. nod amid much merriment, and then a one-guinea advance from the crowd finished it. The Nun Appleton filly was fine and upstanding, Bay Middleton all over; and then the great unknown of the day was brought in, and very clever and strong she was, though with no very handsome points about her. Day and Rogers were very loud in her praise, but Sam retired at 200gs.; and away went the two Johns, at it again. Scott had 690 and 750, and tired at 770. Thus Day beat him, and the discarded Loup Garou outtopped Orlando by 230gs. in price on his own ground. The Arrow filly had coarse hairy legs, but seemed rather smart in other respects. Exact's sister was exactly Exact behind; and the Pyrrhus the First filly was a mere pony, the smallest of the lot in fact, whereas the only Pyrrhus last year was the biggest. The Bay Celia filly was rather heavy in the carcase, and inappropriately light below the knee ; and when another had been sold, we wended along the dusty way to the cool shade of a chestnut tree on Hampton Green.
Hornpipe with her foal, and Bessus, of whose racing career we remember but little, except that when Mr. Webster had The Field and played such racing antics with it, he was the subject of
“ Paul's PROPHECY FOR THE DERBY." “ Bessus, my boys. Keep it dark.
“ Bedford-square.” Having a roaring fame, but few cared to look at him, and now Mr.