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thirdly, he appeared in the colours of as heavy a better as the ring encircles. If confidence, power, and purse, almost altogether unlimited —if these are not the items for “ running a muck" with, the leg's is a “ life of wantonness” indeed. Had Van Tromp won, half the regulars in work were to have been swamped ; as it is, the honours are divided amongst all sorts—from high families down to publicans and sinners of the lowest degree. In the former one well-bred gentleman retires for £12,000: from a host of the latter comes the more lamentable catastrophe of suicide—the second petty bettor within this month whose losses have driven them to it. Verily, public-house wagering and sweepdrawing will have their reward. The great winners, from their being prominent men in the market, are the owners and their friends—Sir Joseph Hawley, Mr. Pedley, and Co. At present, however, the balance hangs on the double and rather doubtful point of winning your money first and getting it afterwards. Bets on the Oaks-day Plates were paid under protest“ Heat”—a description of racing provided for the encouragement of cruelty and petty larceny.
The Colonel, a Leger winner, and sire of some good race-horses and many bad ones, died last month in Scotland.
THE BENTINCK BENEVOLENT Fund. At a meeting of the Jockey Club, on Wednesday, the first Spring Meeting, it was resolved that the committee of management shall in future consist of the stewards of the Jockey Club for the time being, and four other honorary members of the society; Lord George Bentinck, when not a steward of the Jockey Club, to be one of the four other members, or to have the power of nominating a member—the committee to continue in office till the July Meeting of 1848, when a fresh committee be elected, if the members of which shall not have been on the committee in the preceding year. It was also resolved that no application for relief shall be received till after the next July meeting, and that the applications must be accompanied by testimonials as to character, and by a recommendation signed by not less than -- (the number not yet decided on) trainers or riders, being contributors to the fund. The members of the provisional committee to be associated with the stewards are the Dukes of Beaufort, Rutland, and Bedford, and Lord Chesterfield.
LATEST BETTING. EMPEROR'S VASE--commonly called the Ascot Cup.—5 to 2 agst. Mendicant, 4 to 1 agst. The Hero, 6 to 1 agst. Sir Tatton Sykes, 7 to 1 agst. Poynton, 10 to 1 agst. Sting, and 20 to 1 agst. Grimston.
ST. LEGER.—4 to 1 agst. Cossack, 9 to 1 agst. Van Tromp, and 20 to 1 agst. Mr. Martin.
DERBY, 1848.—800 to 100 agst. Beverlac, Flatcatcher, and Assault.
END OF VOL. XVII.
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