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THE COACHING CLUB.

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THE COACHING CLUB. The second meet of the Coaching Club, which took place in Hyde-park on Saturday, though not quite so large as the first, there being only 22 coaches out as against 27 on the 17th of May, was in some respects the better of the two, for the number of people present at it was not inconveniently great, and the coaches themselves were better horsed than is sometimes the case at meets of the junior club. The unusually fine weather of itself helped to make the meet a very pleasant one, for as a rule rain comes down in torrents when the coaches meet in Hyde-park, and this is the first season for many years that the meets of both driving clubs have been so favoured. But fine as was the weather on Saturday, the park was not so full as usual, and there were not half as many people at the Powder Magazine as there were at the last meet. The Duke of Beaufort having ceased to identify himself with the Coaching Club, of which he has been president -since its formation, the -Vice-President, Lord Hothfield, generally takes the lead, but he was not out on Satur- day, Lord Charles Beresford, Sir Thomas Peyton, and Mr. W. E. Oakeley being the only members of the two clubs who attended both meets. None of them being upon the committee of the Coaching Club, the command was taken by Mr. James Foster, who had a very serviceable team of chestnuts out on Saturday. Mr. Foster is a very old member of the club, and he rarely misses a meet, the pity being that there should be so many members of the club who never put in an appearance. Mr. Foster had as his followers on Saturday Sir William Eden (bays), Mr. Deichmann (browns), Mr. Reade (three bays and a roan), Mr. Wynne (blacks), Lord Charles Beresford (three grays and a steel roan) Mr. Crompton Roberts (bays), Mr. Mitchell (browns), Colonel Atkman (browns of two shades), Mr. C. Palmer, M.P. (bays), the drag of the 3rd Hussars from Hounslow (three bays and a chestnut), driven by Lieutenant Long, Mr. R. Morley (browns), Mr. Albert Brassey (bays), Sir Thomas Peyton (grays), Mr. Carter Wood (roans), Mr. Seager Hunt (browns), Mr. H. Brassey, M.P. (browns), Major Jary (a roan and a bay wheeler, with a roan and a gray leader), Mr. Arthur Flower (three browns and a roan), Mr. W. E. Oakeley (browns and chestnuts crossed), Mr. C. E. Hargreaves (three browns and a roan), and Mr. Braithewaite (bays). As at the meet of the Four-in-Hand Club, brown was the predominating colour, four teams of this shade which commanded universal admiration being those of Mr. Seager Hunt, Mr. H. Brassey, Mr. Deichmann, and Mr. R. Morley. At the same time, the bays of Sir William Eden, Mr. C. M. Palmer, Mr. Crompton Roberts, and Mr. Albert Brassey were equally good, and then, again, the blacks of Mr. Wynne, the roans of Mr. Carter Wood, the chestnuts of Mr. Foster, and the mixed team of Mr. Arthur Flower were full of good points. Mr. Oakeley's team was also a very fine one, and Sir Thomas Peyton's grays, although not quite so showy as some teams, are the true type of coach-horses. The Ox- fordshire baronet's coach, like most of the others, was almost full outside, though English coachmen have too much good sense to overload their coaches with friends, and put the grooms inside, as is done in Paris. The wife of the French Ambassador and her sister were accommodated with seats upon one of the coaches, and many well-known members of society had accepted invitations for the drive to Richmond. Mr. Foster started from the Magazine at ten minutes to one, but he did not himself go beyond Queen's- gate, and many of the other coaches turned back at the same time, leaving only Messrs. H. and A. Brassey, Mr. Reade, Mr. Arthur Flower, Mr. Seager Hunt, Mr. Hargreaves, Mr. Brathwaite, Mr. Crompton Roberts, Mr. Deichmann, and Major Jary to go on to Richmond, where they arrived for luncheon shortly before two o'clock.

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