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SPORTING. I have-attended Liverpool races now for many years in suc- cession, and I thick I never witnessed a fuller attendance of company ihan were present last week. The sport, if not first- rate, was still very respectable, and I doubt not, after tKe com- ments which have VeeD so properly made bv the press, that an alteration vriff be made in the time declaring the accentances for the Cup, There is only one drawback. I am aware, attend- ing the Liverpool Races, and that has been felt by almost every pelsoul am acquainted with. I allude to the danger experi- enced in letornmg from the course to the town. The getting back from Epsom is nothing to it; and I can only estimate the danger by comparing it to that which is experienced by a pas- senger goingor leturuiiig from London to Gravesend'in a steamer on a Sunday vhen eighteen hundte: c^oole ate crammed into of hollilns noJyfo^oui.iret wi.i, any degree The Croxteth Stakes was tionof the Lancashire W'i?ch ibt-. tt»e rawriSK%»,>■• l"rhaV:tf:|- thint; else,. Upon her making, fcer- *ppei*«,»«t-it'' -tva'r- i sciutmised, and the result of th^race -sh»w^d that £ Vjis J.) against her were not done so without great reason. T? ma es have fallen off so much .frmj^lieir two yr-old rutm:^ a r»ft. Woikington's. Trueboy", ,|ht ffavourite, displayed agani' t.n "favoun;e trick" of "shuttijaJ.up" direcdv he was called upon. It will be a long tune, 1 think, before his friends will trust him with any more money. T^ winner was not r entionc;) in the nng, and is a nice-lookin-g For the Me'rS/l'{ Stakes, the I Ptiucess Alice was again-en, much to the chagrin of her backers. Luminary is the first of Launcelot's stock that has been out, and her successors will, no doubt, give her sire a lyt m the estimation of breeders. In the Plate that followed, the stable companion!of Rawena played a very creditable part. It is somewhat remarkable that nearly all the Slanes that have yet been seen in public have been winners. For the Cup Nat brought Lothario in (as I told my readers last eek he would) in front of sixteen otheis, including Hesel- tine-'s crack Winesour, A great ma n y apologies a.e mauefor this Horse's defeat, but I never imagined he had 'he slightest chance. Although he was run against, surely in a lace of two miles there was time enough for him to recover his position. Rowena's place at the finish, and the running of the Slane colt, deservedly raised Rowena ir; the betting for the Goodwood Stakes, and raakes Damson's lot a dangerous one to stand against. In the Derby Handicap, Sweetmeat, another of my selections, followed up her success at Ascot beating Godfrey and eighteen otheis. Lothario was very foolishly started for this, and although much inconvenienced by beina hung upon, yet was only beaien by a length and a head. Af;<r this they took 16 lo I about him j for the stakes. w.^J|e Stanley Stakes were won by that game little animal I Midlothian, beating, anions others, Pluto, Hope, and the Lan- cashire Witch. Hope, my favourite, next to Pluto, was the avoun'e, at 7 to 4, but was not even phced. Had the distance !*er' 'ink Pluto would ii3ve woo. Lord Warwick's 1 i n-r e^ has at length woi a race for his owner, a.-d beside put- irt.T' fe00°; sta^e in his pocket, caused a handsome salver to be J. e vo the tamily plate chest. I know who is the author of mscnption engraved upon it, but 1 must say, a better one I never perused. Such a testimonial must have been very grati- ying to his lordship. The Ironmaster's running to day coin- Pve^eiy deseroved the hopes of his numerous backers for the Cup. The Liverpool St. Leger was a most exciting race. Under an impression that Mentor would not run, I selected Paniasa lor my winner, and he was only beaten a head, after a race three seconds and a half faster than the one between Itlmriel and Red Deer, list year. The betting, after it was over on th« Doncas- ter St. Leger, W3S most unaccountable. Men or being backed at 8 to 1, and the YAelsh horse at 20 to L I expect to see the atter's position, however, materially improved befote Ions;. The Baron, I hear, is goiie to John Scott's to get that improve- ment he so evidently required; had he been ever so fit, the manner in which he was ridden was sufficient to have destioyed his chance of winning. The Newton Meeting, which may not inapp.'opri.uetv be termed the Goodwood of the North, commences to-morrow, with every probability of good sport. For the Gold Cup twenty- three horses have been Itlt in, and the following are their res- pective merits :-Robert de Gotham has the top weight, Ðst.; bad he bten obliged to carry the Tower of London, it would have made no difference, as he broke down a fortnight ago at Cellule, and is now tor sale. The Shadow, Hst. 91b — lookinz at her running last week t-r ttie much stumped up to make me think she has any cha Tiue- boy, Hst. 91b., cannot be trusted for sixpence. Aristotle, vis*. 81b.. |1' all right, oueht :c run very forwaicD"* Winesour, ftsr. 71 !> X cannot have, after his exhibition last week.. Ratan, 7st. 121b., "ill find the weight too much for him and Semiseria. 7st. Hlb,. :h? distance too long Parthian, 7st. 71b,will, I think, beat 1 aJl the others. ,Ind itivei,;il. I consi(ier, have ntel),trce, Cataract's legs, I deft t':ink, will last hnn Tor such a distance as this. Little'Hampton >• well in and will run m front. Fitz- »Hen, 3 yrs., :,it. 3d)., after- fers long rest, will, if he s-aits [•nave, I imagine, 1 very fair'chance o> putting into his owner's Packet the r ."ey he cost him'TttChester. Sinbad, Cock Robin, Agrjculture. A cii-, Noddy, nd Winyard, I think, will oot siait. so ^ntertng ioto a discussion of tlieir merits is useless. After a careful examination.-J&arefcte. I think, in the large field that will be sure to sla/t forrt. Patibian wili be lound firsl at the win- ning post, r.nd Constable, Little Hampton, and Fuzallen, in close attendance." In the n- ing Room Stakes Thalia can harJly find one superior to herreif. The St. l,eger',Ill be a nice race between Pluto and Fitzallen, 8.od will be nci bv the former, as the distance suits him better thin it did at Liverpool.. TT f he Golboi seems booked to Lord Ilarry. vor Sir: JfeTiV-*n|rard's CUD,-I prefer most Parthian and o t° 1 agSt Xvent's lot—taken 10 to 1 agst TVlr. Johnstone's Pythia—taken 13 to 1 ags, R^jr. W. A. Hill's The Libel 14 to I aqst Mr.*Meik!air/s Lightning 1j to 1 agst Lord Slradbroke's Boarding-school M.ss-t Jo eo 3 a^st Sir J. fiawiey's Vfcnua-taken JO 'o 1 agst Mr. Payne's Queen Mab Ib to I agst Mr.'Etwal's Jrsis—20 to 1 taken freely W to 1. agst LoYd'G. Benitck's John o Gaunt 00 Lord u. bentick's Miss Elis 00 a2st Duke of Richmond's Lothario •)"i If> f a^st Mr* Parr's E ropa \° 1 agst Lord Exeter's Wee Pet n~ f° J aSst Duke of Richmond's Laird 0 Cockpen 0 I agst Dord Howth's Waip—taken 30 to 1 agsl M r. Treen's Una 40 to 1 agst Mr. Cuthbert's Queen of Tyue-taken C CpODWOOD CUP. 0 aost Mr. Vane's Valerian 10 to 1 agst Mr. Gully's St. Lawrence '15 to 1 agst Duke of Richmond's Refraction l?~to aKst-Mi. A. W. Hill's Ironmaster I Offers to take 20 to I about My Old Hack ST. 1.EGER.. » 9 to 2 agst Mr. Gratwicke's Merry Mooarch 5 to 1 agst Mr. Gully's Weatherbit i'l 9 to 1 agst Mr. St. Paul's Mentor i v vjft'V 29 to I agst Lord Chesterfield's Pam 50 to 1 agst Mr. Painter's ThelPacha—tak«m 50 to I agst Major Yarburgb'sRed Robin— taken DERBY.* 30 to 1 agst General SHUbrick's Brocardo—taken 33 to 1 agst Duke of Richmond's^Jug Net 50 to 1 agst Lord Verulam's^orumba Colt

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