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I COLWALL PARK RACES.

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I COLWALL PARK RACES. Midsummer conditions of the very best sort prevailed at Colwall Park on Monday, and it was a large crowd which assembled on this most pictusesque of courses to witness some enjoyable sport. Although there was a field of but three for the Led- bury Selling Hurdle Race, backers got into a tangle over it, as they were fairly spoofed into betting slight odds on Celtic King to beat Sea Kid and Band Box, only to see him gradually recede into third position in the quotations. The rather hard going soon found out the weakness of Mr Beauchamp's horse, as he broke down after going half a mile, and left the other two to fight it out. This they did in most sporting fashion, Sea Kid, who started favourite, winning by a length. Mr John Sheldon could not elicit a bid when the winner came up for sale. In the Stewards' Hurdle Race, Gentilhomme was backed as though confidently expected to improve on his third to Phidias at Cheltenham, and he managed to do so, but without winning outright, as Atteloigna succeeded in making a dead-heat of it with him. and a division was agreed upon. As odds of 11 to 8 were betted on the favourite, his backers were slight losers by the trans- action. There were one or two recent winnners in the field for the Colwall Park Maiden Optinnal Selling Hurdle Race, and one of them, Acutissima, was made favourite, but met one just a bit too good at the weights in Amerongen, the only other one backed as though fancied. When the Here- fordshire Open Hunters' Steeplechase came up for decision backers were again at fault in a field of three, as Balsham, who was made favourite, utterly failed to stay the three miles, and Chellow easily accounted for Ragged Robbin. A typical sportsman, Mr George Edwardes exploits all sorts of races, and with Bill Smoggens he captured the Barton Court Maiden Optional Selling Steeplechase. Odds of 6 to 4 had to be betted on Bill," but they were never in doubt, and it is almost needless to say that neither the second nor the race fund benefited by his victory, as the optional con- dition was taken advantage of. The punters managed to score in the final event, the British Camp Steeplechase, but the best they got about Skylark VII. was even money, and not many of them would win on the day.

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I LIBERALISM AT BOSBURY.

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Ledbury Produoe Market. I

Ledbury Corn Market.

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I FOOTBALL NOTES.

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