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tPGRTS AND PASTIMES. THE Pds summer races were ran. in the Bois de BoulogneoTJ Sunday. The following ia the result of the prinepai race, that of the Grand Prix de Paris for lOO.OGOf. ind an. object of art presented by the Em- peror:— peror:— Gadiatsur 1 Tertugadin 2 ,ou-cmalet 13 Jontran 4 Codleben 5 je Mandarin 6 Won vey easily by three lengths., The itimperor was presnt at the races, and was warmly cheered by the imnense crowd assembled. Eis Majesty con- gratulated Count Lagrange ugom the success of his horse. THF, lount Frederic de Legrange, -the owner of Gladiatas, last week attended a private sitting of the Corps jogislatif, of which he is a member. His colleagus gave him, it is said, a most enthusiastic receptio, rising to their feet and cheering loudly. It is hintat that the rest of the sitting was devoted more to hearag the count's description of his triumph at Epsom han to the proper business of the Chamber. IT. is aid that the most disappointed man about the Derby i Baron Rothschild, who, for twenty years, has been aibitious to win the world-famed prize, and trying o find somebody who could tell him how to do it. Hi investments in this.line, however, have never testifiei the family reputation for sagacity, and it is said tht he has more than once thrown away his chance BBB.DISI.EANE AND THE DEBBY.—The strange runninj of Breadalbane, who had to be struck twice by Alc-roft with his whip to keep him in his place going ip the hill. led to a serious altercation between Mr. CHplin, Mr. Craven, who has had the management of Bradalbane and Broomielaw. and Mr. rAnson, the resultof which was that the resignation of the latter as priate trainer to Mr. Chaplin was accepted. At the sme time, William Goater was nominated as his succesor, and the horses were immediately-Gtarted for Findo, .-so that for the futcre they will become Souttern instead of Northern lions. For my pwn part I near dreamed of seeing either of Mr. Chaplin's horse placed, from the belief that they had been hurried in their preparation, which is fatal to ihe success of any animal in a great race Still, when, after his Two Thousand form, he s beaten by Nutfinder, a horse which Lord Poustt only started for a public trial, and who will very -soon h3 jumping rails, it mist be adritted to be too bad to be true. According to some peole's notions, he was footsore, and did not like had ground; but I am assured on the best authority tht when he pulled up after his gallop on Monday heolew like a grampus, which would indicate he was, asl suspeoted, short of work. Aldcroft, who was atacked by some ruffians returning home after the ree, and pulled off his saddle, and thrown with his had against the gutter very violently, is so far re- cvered that he is enabled to get about with his arm i, a sling, although very much shaken. And as un- funded remarks have been made as to the manner in ihich he rode Breadalbane, I can say, without fear of ontradiction, it was patent to many jockeys who ode in the race that his horse could not move, and hat when he saw Mr. Chaplin on Saturday he ex. )r-issed himself satisfied with the explanation he gave iim of the condition of the horse at the post.- il Argus" of the Post, THE Thames is now in nice order for anigliiag, the recent rain having slightly discoloured the water. Mr. Bailey, in a letter to the Sumday Times, says:- A few days ago, I accompanied a gentleman to Maidenhead to try the barbel, having previously ii A I awim with about 860 wcrms. The day was all that could^ bo desired for fishing, and we com- menced operations a.t eleven o'clock. Chub, as usual, began to bita first, and a short time afterwards the barbel took the worm freely, which proved to me that the fish are earlier and come to bite sooner in the Thames than they do in the Trent. Wo left off fishing at five o'clock, when the fish were biting well, having captured twenty-two barbel, besides other fish, which would weigh over forty pounds—quite enough for one day. On June 4,1 went with a party of gentlemen to fish in the Thames at Wargrave. This is not much of a barbel fishing locality, but there are plenty of other fish. The day was very hot, and not at all fitted for the purposes of sport; we, however, managed to kill a fair lot of perch, dace, &c., quite sufficient to satisfy me that the fish in the Thames have fairly commenced to bite, O*