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STATE OF THE ODDS, &c.

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The Newmarket meetings for tl.e p:csent year will take place as follow:Craven Meeting

Monday.... April 8th.
First Spring Meeting Monday.... April 22nd.
Second Spring Meeting . Tuesday.... May 7th.
July Meeting

. Tuesday.... July 9th.
First October Meeting Tuesday.... October 1st.
Second October Meeting. Monday ... October 14th.
Houghton Meeting

Monday....October 28th. The Directors of the London and South Western Railway have some idea of constructing a branch line from Kingston to Epsom; if such is to be the case, a long adieu to the glories of the journey down.

Mr. W. Lockwood, well-known in the north as judge, clerk of the course, and keeper of the match-hook at York, and officially connected with other race meetings, died in the early part of the past month.

It appears that Mr. Plummer, through the advertising system, lias found a new tenant for his celebrated mare Alice Hawthorne in Sir R. Bulkeley, as she has lately joined that gentleman's string at Malton-the rint no doubt is a vast improvement upon last season.

The Irish sportsmen have lost one of their very best brood mares - Taglioni, by Whisker, the dam of Retriever, Tearaway, Fireaway, and Fanny Callaghan; she was the property of Mr. Higgins, and died from slipping a remarkably fine colt; by Harkaway.

Our notice of Professor Flatman's practice, in the last number, was limited to the home circuit; though, from the words “over Newmarket being inadvertently omitted, it might perhaps have been taken for the grand “tottle.” This, however, comprised one hundred and ninety-two races, three of which were dead heats, and in sixtytwo he proved triumphant. By multiplying the winning rides hy five, and the losing by three, this year's work somewhat exceeds £700; but as Nat in many instances engages himself at a certain salary, we will venture to say that the actual amount exceeds this considerably.

Mr. Graydon has been weeding his stud to some extent, and we should imagine at some sacrifice, many of the lots being knocked down at sums varying from three to ten pounds each.

Mr. Osbaldeston has changed his trainer, in consequence of having been deceived by Stebbings—at least so for a time, said rumour; fortunately, however, " the Squire” has just discovered that “the front and head of the offending” rests on his having deceived himself, and has accordingly publicly declared his belief that his late trainer is “a good one, honest, and a trust-worthy servant.”

The late Lord Lynedoch, both before and after his heroic achievements in the field of battle, was passionately attached to the sports of the field-racing and hunting more particularly; and, only a very short period before his decease, made a stake for 1845, stating at the time his wish to establish a race which should come off when he was 100 years old. Lord Ly nedoch had generally a horse or two in training, and his stud is announced for sale at Tattersall’s, on Monday, the 8th inst. In Mr. Meynell's day his lordship was a leading man with the Quorn, and is thus introduced into the well-known Billesden Coplow:

“ Next vaulting Tom Graham, on a horse taking whim,

So plunging and prancing, like the George at an inn,
Comes spanking through a hedge with a thundering crush,

And leaves half his brogues and his shirt on the bush.” The notorious Burke has sacrificed another unfortunate animal in one of his inhuman matches against time; the victim on this occasion was a pony-said to be an especial favourite !—and which died in attempting to beat the “ Bedford Times,” in three successive journeys between that town and London. Would that it was more generally known that such fellows have no claim to the name of a sportsman !

Betting during the last month has, like “ Pedant's periods,” been

very inanimate and very round;" the two cracks are once more upon a par, there having been not the slightest difference between them during the whole time marked in our quotations. Loadstone continues gradually on the rise, and has established himself in the third position ; while of those not placed, Leander, Running Rein, and Campanero, are perhaps the most fancied. Red Rover has added his name to Scott's lot, to balance which Lorimer has been taken out of training, and the Laura colt now figures under the title of Lancet.

Dec. 4. Dec. 11. Dec. 18. Dec. 26. THE DERBY. The Ugly Buck.

7 to 1 7 to 7 to 1 Rattan

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7 1 Loadstone

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900 50 Orlando

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25 1 750

25 Running-Rein

33
33

20 - 1 Leander

40

30 Campanero.

40
35

33 Saddlebow

66
50

1000- 25 Cockamaroo

40
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30 1 Voltri......

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40 Attaghan..

50
50

50 Apprentice

66

66 1 Red Rover

100

66 T'Auld Squire...

30

20 Vat colt..

40 Foigh a Ballagh.

35

1000- 25 King of the Gipsies..

66 Seaport

66 Lancet...

50 The Ashtead Pet...

100 1 Telemachus....

66 1 Bebington

66 1 Wadrasta colt..

100 Johnny Broome..

1000— 10 Scott's lot ...

11 - 2 Col. Peel's lot......

12 - -1 12 1 Forth's lot ....

15 1 THE OAKS. The Princess ....

16 Fanny Eden

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FEBRUARY, 1844.

EMBELLISHMENTS.

TOUCHSTONE.-ENGRAVED BY S. HACKER, FROM A PAINTING BY

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WILD FOWL SHOOTING IN THE HEBRIDES BY MOONLIGHT..

SIGNED AND ENGRAVED BY H. BECKWITH.

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CONTENTS.

Page. HYDE MARSTON; OR RECOLLECTIONS OF A SPORTSMAN'S LIFE.BY THE EDITOR. CHAPTER XXXVII.

75 NOTITIA VENATICA.-BY R. T. VYNER, ESQ.

81 THE HORSE OF THE CAPE OF GOOD HOPE. BY F. R. SURTEES, ESQ.

91 LINES TO THE MEMORY OF GEORGE TEMPLER, ESQ. BY MERLIN

94 SPORTING PEREGRINATIONS—THE DUKE OF RUTLAND'S, DUKE OF BEAUFORT'S, LORD REDESDALE'S, AND LORD GIFFORD's HOUNDS. BY ROBIN HOOD

96 THE HORSE AND THE HOUND. BY TRANBY.

104 SPORTING WRITERS—THOS. SMITH, ESQ., LATE MASTER OF THE CRAVEN HOUNDS. BY NIMROD

104 WILD SPORTS IN THE WEST. BY P. ST. JOHN, ESQ.

108 THE STEEPLE CHASE. BY CASTOR

. 114 WORDS FOR MUSIC, BY W. K. TAGGART

. 119 THE LIFE OF A JOCKEY. BY LORD WILLIAM LENNOX . 120 A DAY ON THE IRISH MOUNTAINS. BY SKIRMISHER.

125 THE HORSE AND HIS MANAGEMENT AT HOME AND ABROAD. BY H. D. RICHARDSON, S.E.R.P.S.E.

129 STALLIONS FOR THE SEASON

. 136 ANGLING IN FEBRUARY. BY PISCATOR

· 138 HUNTING MEMS. BY RIGHTAWAY

143 PUBLIC AMUSEMENTS OF THE METROPOLIS

147 STATE OF THE ODDS, &c.

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