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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.

Printed by Joseph Rogerson, 24, Norfolk-street, Strand, London.

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“ All on the Downs"-by One of Cockney Contrivances,

apud
the Foremost Flight-(with Dianam ; Leatherhead Downs
Engraving), 319

-by Craven-216

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Cock-shooting in Wales-by Gelert

FINE ARTS :-

Fores's Coaching Recollec-

-118

tions, 70, 462
Independence,” 301

Fishing in South Devon-by C.

L. E.--138, 367

“Make Ready" (with Engraving),

221

Foxes, Preservation of—by a Sa- Milesius's Miscellany, 416
lopian-209

Moses and Albemarle (with En-
Goodwood as a Sporting Residence

graving), 321
-by Lord William Lennox-167

Music, new, 297
" Have a Care for the Vixen”
(with Engraving), 243 Odds, State of the, 76, 150, 228,

306, 385, 463
High-mettled Racer, the (with

Engravings ), 12, 153, 406 Otter, the (with Engraving), 91
Horses, Metropolitan--by Harry Profit and Loss-by the Oxonian
Ilieover—245, 335, 448

-196

HIunting in the Forest of St. Ger- Racing Season—by Craven—79
main—by G. W. B.—287

Racing,

the, in April — by
Letter to the Editor—by Alexan-

Craven-309
der Campbell—146

in May, 387

Resources, the, of a Country Gen-

tleman—by Cecil-111, 372

Seasons, the, of 'Forty-five and

'Forty-six compared ; and a
word or two about the Game
Laws—by the Author of “ The
Sportsman in France"-272

LITERATURE :-

Angler's Companion to the

Rivers and Lochs of Scot-

land, 456
Angling, the Handbook of,

293
Annuals, the, 66
Chambers, Robert, Select

Writings of, 297
Hunting-field, Analysis of

the, 67
Metallic Betting Book, 459
People's Journal, the, 458
Smoking and Smokers, 143
Snuff and Snuff-takers, 143
Trout Flies of Devon and

Cornwall—When and how

to use them-457
Turf, Guide to the, 67

Snipe-shooter's Adventure; a Tale

of Canada—by the Author of
“ The Sportsman in France"
-129

Sporting Life from London—by

Lord William Lennox-280,

352
Sporting Intelligence : - The

Chase, Aquatics, &c., 73, 147,
226, 305, 383, 462

Sporting Reminiscences in Eng-Steeple Chase, the Grand National

land and France—by a French -by Craven-231
Nobleman_42

Testimonial to R. M. Jaques,
Sports, Highland, and Sporting

Esq., 244
Quarters-by Linton, 22, 202,
343, 434

“ The Switcher," Pedigree and
Sports of India-by Master Harry

Performances of (with En-
-213

graving), 238

Sports, English--by Lord William

Lennox:-Coursing, 28; Hunt-
ing, 123 ; Archery, 440

Trout-fishing, Trout-flies, and

Trout-rods, a few words about
--by the Old Fly-421

Sportsmen and Sporting Men-by Turf Characters ; No. 1, Edward
Harry Hieover-93, 175

Blenkhorn, 49

Spring Races generally, the Handi- Turf, the, in 'Forty-six-by Craven
caps especially, a few words on

-52
the-by Craven-184
Stage of Life ; Insiders and Out- Umpire in Coursing, &c., on the
siders, and Travellers on the

Duties of an-by E. Jeffries

Esdaile-430
Road—by Charles M. Westma-
cott-399

“ Who's up for the Rescue ?''
Stallions for the Season, 302 (with Engraving), 82

Stalker's Home, the (with En- Yachting, a “ Yarn" about-by
graving), 415

the Editor-409

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