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The Contest for the Oaks- and.
the Epsom Cup.
Camellia and Enguerrande Divide
the Stakes.
Mate, the American Representative,
Finishes Third.
London, June 2, 187C.
The Oaks, the great race that la more particularly
ander the patronage of the Hair sex, was decided at
Essoin to-day and resulted in a dead heat between
Count La Grange's Cornelia and M. Lupin's Enguer
rande, the latter bred in France and the former foaled
la that country. There was no deciding heat, as the
?takes were divided between these fillies and En
guerrande walked over Uie course.
A greater contrast than Epsom Downs presents
on the Derby and Oaks days counot be imagined.
The Derby is a gigantic saturnalia. It is seized upon
by King Mob, and the Lord of Misrule prevails most
thoroughly. It is true that at the Derby all the
phases of English life are presented in one vast pic
ture, but it must be admit ted that the coarser element
predominates. The lordly four-in-hand is swamped
by the Whltechapol costermonger's van, and in the
uproarious drunken mirth of the British workmen
there is occasionally a ferocity to be shuddered at.
On the Derby Day false noses are at a premium, as
also are little dolls, and the proprietors of "knock
'em downs" reap a fortune. There is little of this
on the Oaks Day. The side of the hill looks, per*
haps, lonely to what it does on the Derby Day; but
yet you are orten puzzled to find the particular car
nage to which you have been invited to take lunch
eon. The Oaks is an elegaut file. For weeks past
the poor milliners have been having a trying time
of it, and many a consultation was there of the glass
this morning. Ueauty on such occasions likes to dis
port itself in an open carriage, and beauty considers
that it never looks so well as when it is toy
ing at a picnic with a pattf or a lobster salad, or, per
haps, flirting with a glass of champagne. On the
Oaks Day the luncheon is first and the race second.
Do not expect on the Oaks Day to buy a fine lobster
In London for much less than $5, and for every
plover's egg that can be found there Is a ready mar
ket at twenty-five cents, rati ae fole gras is
weighed in scales of gold and pineapples rise to un
heard of values. And ali because there is a gigantic
picnic on Epsom Downs. On the Oaks Day itinerant
musicians earn more money by singing their love
ballads than they do during all the remainder of the
year. The gypsy finds many a fair hand held out to
her and marks the lines with a piece of gold.
Within the last few years the Epsom grand stand
has been very considerably enlarged, and it is the
faahlou now to take a private box, a box that costs
about five times as much as one on the grand tier
at Covent Garden on a Patti night. It is a line
thing to be a shareholder In tho Gpsom grand
itand. The original shares were $125 each, but
only last week a number were sold at $530, and
even at that they pay six per cent. Though the
Epsom races are so famous, the management Is
most niggardly, and owners of horses, who, as a
matter of fact, pay the. piper, say that
Uie company, instead of <inadrupling the
ralue of their shares, might give a little
tway-in the shape of prizes. To the Grand Prize of
Paris there is no less than $20,000 of added money,
but to the Derby, which is a much greater race, not
one penny is given, and the same Li the case with
the Oaks. Nay, more than this, only a year or two
ago they had the Impudence to deduct from the
stakes $200 for the judge, $250 for police expenses
and $5uo for champagne. Lord Falmouth, when he
won the Derby, broke the neck of this. When re
minded of the champagne money he spoke out most
indignantly. "No, I will not," he said; "in a f.-w
mill 11 ted' time some of these boys will be riding and
holding their lives in their hands, and if anything
were to happen to them I should feel morally guilty
and responsible for it. I will give double the money
to the local charity of the town."
Kpsom race course is one of the worst in England.
It is of the shape of a horseshoe. The first half mile
Is up a severe hill; there is then all of a quarter of
? mile of nice galloping on the top, which leads to a
steep descent, round a sharp curve known as Tat
tenham Corner. The remainder of the distance is
straight, but undulating and on the side of a hill.
Tatte%bam Corner is a terrible place, and it is said
Fordham is afraid of it, which is tho reason why he
has never won the Derby. He has won the Oaks
several times, but the lleld for that race is never
large, and, therefore, he can choose his ground. It
was at one time feared that this prince of jockeys
would never be able to ride again ; but it Is antici
pated that he will be in the saddle once more at
Bad as were the runners in the Derby, they were
ft race of equine heroes as compared with the lllllcs
that took part in the Oaks. In the One Thousand
Guinea*, which is considered a sort of trial race, the
three foremost places were occupied by the French
division, Count La Grange furnishing the first nnd
second with Camclia and Allumctte and M. de Mont
ginnery the third with La Heine. Both Count i.a
Grauge's pair, however, were in reality bred In Kng
laud, Mr. Naylor having sold the mares In foal to
that great High Priest of Honduras, M. Lefevre,
who races in partnership with Count La Grunge.
U the French were dangerous in the One Thousand,
they promised to lie still more so here. The three
animals named above were assisted by Kn&urronde,
a Uily belonging to M. Lupin, that won the French
Oaks and finished second in the French Derby.
Of the English mares perhaps the less said the bet
ter. Last year Twine the I'laidcu, a daughter of
Blair Athol, was believed to be by far the best, and
she won many races. In the Two Thousand, how
ever, she looked like being a non-stayer. This race
is not, however, always a criterion. Blink Bonny
nnd Marie Stuart, two of the most famous mares of
pny time, were beaten in it beiore winning the
Oaks, and tliey turned the tables on their con
querors in the meat decisive manner.
Mr Cartwrl?ht had a very promising filly in the
entry out of Princess of Wales, the dam of his
Derby winner, George Frederick, but she is not so
good as from her breeding she ought to be, and she
did not start. The veteran Marsyas, the sire of
George Frederick, has just been laid low by a friendly
bullet, and Mr. Cartwrlght, his owner, has raised
a monument to his memory. The Fylleld division,
though they took seven nominations to the Oaks, had
not a flyer among them, and Lord Falmouth, who
won last year with Spinaway, had nothing better to
represent his splendid breeding establishment than
the Flirt, and she did not face the starter. A very
promising Illy belonging to Mr. Baltazzi, called
CorydaUs, was at ono time expected to do great
things, but, unfortunately, when running In a race
last year, she was driven against the rails and cut
very severely, since which time we have not seen
much of her, and she did not respond to the sum
mons. Gem of Gems, a very grand looking filly, also
met with an accident. She hadwon at race at Don
caster and on her return home she got cast In a rail
way box and was severely hurt and her owner
did not start her. Another smart filly, for whom
$5,000 had been refused, was killed in a railway
collision brought about by frross negligence.
This was hard on the owner, as, according to the
law of England, the railway company are liable un
der such circumstances only to the extent of $260.
Solitude, who cost nearly $10,500 as a yearling, and
is half sister to Hermit, who won the Derby, was at
one time believed to be a wonder, but she was last
in the One Thousand Guineas, and did not appear
to-day. ller owner, however, can afford such dis
appointments, as he gets $300,000 a year out of Bass'
bitter beer. Pulcherrlma, the daughter of Formosa,
who won the Oaks in the year that Lady Elizabeth
was a competitor, cannot stay half a mile, and was
not trusted. Levant, the property of Lord Kose
bery, had the merit of having won a race over the
course, but since then she has showed tho most
wayward temperament.
The attendance was grand in every respect, but
the representatives of royalty, usually in force to
witness the decision of this interesting race, were
absent, proving a great disappointment.
Of the 166 subscribers ouly fourteen were thought
fit to send to the post. These were Count Lagrange's
Camelia and stable companion Alluinette, M. A.
Lupin's Bnguerrande, Mr. Drummond's Merry
Duchess, M. H. Delauiarre's Filoselle, Mr. SavlUe's
Zee, Mr. Somraervllle'a Llrls, Lord Zetland's Maga
rlta, M. A. do Montgomery's La Seine, Lord Roso
bery's Levant, Mr. W. Day's Vlttorla, Mr. BotterlU's
Majesty, Mr. F. Douglas' Cailnga and Mr. Bowe'a
Twine the l'lolden.
tik BirrriNO.
The betting before the start ruled 4 to 1 against
Euguernuide, 5 to 1 against Camelia, 8 to 1 against
Levant, 8 to 1 against La Seine, 9 to 1 against Llrls,
15 to 1 against Twine the Plahlen, and 20 to 1 against
all the others.
The fourteen competitors assembled In good time
and when the flag fell went away on equitable
terms. La Seine first drew out from the cluster, and
going to the front, maintained the poat of honor for
a mile, and the excited lookers-on felt assured that
site would finish in brilliant form and prove the
winner. Glover, who had the mount on Cainella, at
this point, of half a mile from home, called upon
her, and, confirming her claims to be considered a
speedy filly, >*"* tespondod in capital style and
soon passed zflook the lead. FronfTat
tenham Corner to the Bell, Camelia still showed In
front, but here Hudson moved Bnguerrande out of
the ruck, and closed the daylight so rapidly that she
caught Camelia in the laat stride, and they went dash
by the JuUges head and head and a dead heat was
declared. The greatest excitement prevailed among
the spectators, and a thousand,clieers rent the air.
Merry Duchess was tliird, four lengths behind the
leaders; Filoselle fourth, Zee fifth, Llrls sixth, Ma
garita seventh. La Seine eighth, Levant ninth, Vitto
ria tenth, Majesty eleventh, Catlnga twelfth, Twine
the Plaiden thirteenth and Allumette last. The race,
from start to finlsli, was iuii at a capital
pace. The time of the mile and a
half was 2:50, being six seconds slower than the
Derby. The dead heat was not run off, the owners
dividing the stakes, each receiving $10,812, and
Enguerrando walked over the course. Only ouce
before In the history of the Oaks has the result been
a dead heat, but on the first occasion, 1858, Mr. Grat
wickfc's Governess and Admiral Harcourt's Gllder
mlre ran off the heat, which Governess won. It will
be remembered that Camelia won the One Thousand
Guineas, and Bnguerrande recently secured the
French Oaks and was only beaten a head for the
French Derby.
Both Camelia and Bnguerrande are In the Grand
Prize at Pans, to be run the 11th Inst., for which
Klsber, the winner of the English Derby, u now
Epsom. Eso., Jc.sk 2, 1876?The nincty-eizhth re
newal of ihe Oaks Slakes, or k0 sova. each, half for
fail, for tlllics then threo years old, 122 lbs. oath; the
owner ol the second filly to receive 300 sovs. sad the
third 150 sovs. oui of ibo slakes. About one inllo and
a hair, starling al the new High Level Starting 1'osl
Closed with 105 subscribers. Value of slakes to each
of ihe Jead heaters. <10,812.
Count F. do la Grange's cb. 1. Camelia, by Macaroni,
out of fcraucana (loaled In France), 122 lbs. (blue
and red). Glover
M. A. Lupin's b. I. hniruerrande, oy Vermont, oat
ot Deliano, by The Flying Dutchman (bred in
France), 122 lbs. (black, red cap), Hudson ?
Mr. Drummond's br. f. Merry Ducbess, by The Duke,
out or Mlrella, 122 lbs. (black, crimson, while
sleeves) ?
Mr. H. Dchunarre'a b. I. Filoselle by Vertnoul. out
of FUMIIto (bred in France), 122 lbs. (chocolate,
red sleeves, black cap) * j
Mr. savilc's cb. f. 7.ee, by The rainier, out or Lady
Illancbe, by Voltigeur, 122 lbs. (yeilow, red cap),
Uoaler '
Mr. SoraBWmlle's br. t Llrls (lale the t ictor's
Wreath), by King Victor, out of Scylla, by
Vedette, 122 lb*, (scarlet and white stripe) 0
Lord Zetland's b. f. Margarita, by The Duke, out of
Ts."iu.iuia, 122 lb*, (white, red spots), Snowden... 7
M. A. do Montgomery's h. r. I,aSeine, by Tourna
ment, out of 141 Tocijue* (bred III Francs), 122 lbs.
(tartan, yellow sleeves and cap), C. Woods 8
Lord Kosebery's t>r. f. Levant, by Adventurer, out
ol Repulse, 122 lbs. (rose and primrose), Consta
ble 8 I
Mr. V\. Day's b. f. Vlttorla, by Arlhur W ellesley, J
out ol Dew drop, by Mildew. 122 lbs. (blsck and
orange stripe)
Mr. li. Uotierllls br. I. Majesty, by Knight or tho
Garter, out ol Honeycomb, 122 lbs. 11 j
Mr. F. Douglas*' br. I. Cat lugs. by Paui Jonos, out j
of Dlnjf Dona, 122 lbs. (white and green) 12
Howe's b. I. Twmo the l'laiden. by Bieir Atbol,
cut of Uld Orange Girl, 122 lbs. (black and gold,,
Count F. de La Grange's eh. I. Aliuwotie, by Caterer,
oat of Fea do Joie, 122 lbs. (blue, red sleete?, blue
cap), Morris . 14
Time, 2:6a
?Dead lic it; owners divided tbe stakes and Enguer
r?ndo walked over the course.
Cornelia, one of tbe dead heaters, Is a bay Ally by
Macaroni, out of Araucsrta, was foaled In France,
1873. Araucana, at timo carrying Camella, was sold
lor $7,000 at tbe breaking up of Mr. Naylor's establish
ment, at Hooton, May, 1872, Mr. T. Jennings buying
her lor M. Letevre, tbe Frencb speculator. Camella,
as a yearling, became tbe property of Count l.a Grange,
her present owner. In 1874 Camella fulfilled four en
gagements in England. She mado her first public ap
pearance in the July Stakes at Newmarket, when sho
ran a dead heat with Gilestono for third place, Levaut
and Farnese coming In first and second. Oil the following
day she contested the Exeter stakes and finished sccond
to her stable companion, Allumette, with wbotu Count
La Grange declared to win. She scored her first
victory at Goodwood, winning a sweepstakes of 200
sovereigns each, for two-year-old fillies. Solitude run
ning second and Fame third. Journeying on to
Brighton in the following week, she won the two-year
old Corporation Stakes, carrying 125 lbs., Gilestone,
117 lbs., being beaten a neck; Majesty, 113 lbs., third,
closo up. this was bcr last performance of the year in
England, and a fortnight alterward she contested her
only race in France, winning vory easily tbe Grand Cri
terium, at Vlcby, witb 123 lbs., her noarest opponents
being Le Drole, 126 lbs., and Marmlon, carrying 119
lbs. Sho wlntored well, and grew into a good muscular
filly, and In her first essay as a three-year-old
lully proved that sho was not an overrated
animuL This was for the Ooe Thousand Guineas, run
on May 6, when she landed the wlnuer by a head, bcr
stablo companion, Allumctie, being second. La Seine
was three lengths away, Majesty a good fourth, Zoo
fifth, Twine tho I'laiden sixth and tho others bf-'iten
off. This victory securod $10,500 lor hor owner
Since the One Thousand Guineas victory Camelia has
been in preparation lor the Oaks, with what success is
here reportod. Camelia has engagements in the Don
caster St. Leger, Grand Prizo of l'aris, tbe All-Aged
Stakes at the Now market Houghton Meeting, Twenty
Itflh Bentinck Memorial Stakes at Gookwood ain. tL
Zetland Stakes and Doncastcr Stakes at Doncastor.
She is also engaged in the Champion Stakes, to bo run
for at Newmarket tho Sccond Octobor Meeting in 1S77
Enguorrandc, the other dead heater, is a French
filly by Vermont, out of Deliane, the property
of M. Lupin. As a two-year-old she was thought
highly ot; and when sho ran in tbe Pren
dergast Stakes at the Newmarket Houghton meet
ing was considered quito invincible. In a Ueld of ten
she startod lavorite 4 to 1, and was only beaten by Lord
Dupplin's Kaleidoscope by a neck alter a rattliug finish.
Kaloidescopo was giving Enguerrande 8 lbs., but
ss there is no doubt bo was n very good horse just theu,
the performance was a most meritorious one ou tho part
of tbe filly. That great fine filly by Scottish Chief, out of
Gong, belonging to Sir A. de Rothschild, was tblrd,
beaten a nock, at levol weights, from Enguerrande,
and In the deleated field, among others, were
Julius Ciesiir (third (or this year's Derby), giving her
6 lbs., Father Ciarot. giving 8 lbs., and Fetterlonk,
giving 2 lbs. ''Enguerrande," said "Augur,'* in tho
London Sporting Life, last January, when gossipplng
about tbo "young ladies" engagod In the Oaks, "gives
every indication of being an Improving filly, and I cer
tainly class uer among tbo dangerous division." How
near "Augur" bit the mark, to-day's great race clearly
This year Enguerrande won the Frenoh Oaks, and
was beaten by a houd only for tho French Derby.
Sbe has engagements In tho Doncastcr St. Leger and
the Grand Prize at Paris.
Tbe rule ot English betting, which covers this case
ot the Derby and all similar ones, is as follows:?
When horses run a dead heat for u plate or sweep
stakes and the owners agree to divide, all bets between
such horses, or betwoen either of tliem and tbe Ueld,
must be sottloa by the money betted being put to
gether and divided between tbo parlies in tbe simo
proportion as tbe stakes. II a bet is made on ono of
tbe horses that ran the dead beat against a beaten
horse, ho who backed tue horse that rau ib? dead boat
wins half bis bet if bis borne received hall the prize;
il tbe dead beat be the Urst event o( a double bet, tho
bet is void unless one horse received above a moiety,
which would constitute blm a winner in a double ovent.
In reviewing the English racing season of 1875. so far
as referring to tbe number of dead heats tuade in the
almost innumerable events decided, the l'all Mull Ga
zette, last winter, thus discoursed
There aro lew persons probably who would like to
sail a boat?to apply llio lioratian criterion of coull
deuce?with a man who can see unmoved u dead heat
between good horses Not thut such a result always,
or even generally, proves thnt there is no wore than a
pin to choose between the two or more horses that run
the dead heat; but there is tbe possibility of equality,
and to ihat element of Interest are added cousiciera
tions of another sort?sheer surprise, admiration lor
a jockey's judgment and turtles; appreciation, if it he
a handicap, ol the htndicuppcr's skill; and. If you hap
pen to have made a bet. the rollcction that you may
have another chance lor your money. At
the first blush it might seem 'likely that
there would bo more dead beats In bandicuus than
in other races, because, it might be argued, that the
handicapper has to make the cnui|>etltors us cqutil as
possible; but, on the other Side.it may lie sunt that
the handicapper, having to adjust the supposed Ine
quality in tne gilts ol nuture. has to conten t i.ot only
ugainst his owu human tallioihty, but against the craft
uud subtlety ol inmyancvil one whose interest it is
to make tbe worse appeur the bi tter horse. However
that may be tbe greatest of the annual rucoa do n>t
produce many dead heats; but whether so many us
might be expected must depend u|>ou the oxtou'i ol
any particular person's expectation. There may, of
course, be deud boa ? on the llat or in the steeplechase
for first, second or third placo between two hordes or
any number ot them. As regards the tlat upd the tirst
place only a tolerably carelul investigation revealsonlv
two-nnd-twenty dead heats out ot the almost innumera
ble races ol the past season In England, aud not ono of
them in any race ol importance. In 1828 there wus a I
dead heat between Cadland and The Colonel for tbe j
I>erby; In 1848 there was a dead heat between (lover- '
nets aud Olldermire for the Oaks; In 183'.# there was a
dead heat between Charles XII. and Euclid, and in 1850 j
between Voltigecr and Ru*sborou.jh for tbe St. I.egor;
and in 1808 there was a deud heat between Modern
and Formosa lor the Two Thousand; but If
on any other occasion these toremoat events have
yielded a dead heat memory falls to recall it.
There was a dead heat In 1807 for tho Grand l'rix
do Paris between Fervacques and l'atricien, and ;t is
memorable Irora tbe I act that Kervncqucs, notoriously
the worse horse by nearly a stone ol tiie two, won by
liitie more than a nead. The explanation was that l'a
tricien had been unable to keep up the splendid condi
tion in which he had been brought out lor the French
Derby, which ho hud won alter a tremendous and pun
ish:nx race. The French Derby, by the way, otlersoue
ol the most striking lustauces of the uncertainty which
not unlrequently attaches to dead heats. In 18&S I.lou
aud Diannnt ran u dead heat tor the French Derby; j
but wlien tho dead heat was run olf Diainant was beaten
out ol sight. No doubt tho dead beat had come
to pass lor some of those reasons which do
not readily occur to the public, but wnich ,
will account for many an unexpected result; a jockey
Is over confident or caught napping, or vain of Ins
??Hue" finish; or a horse is more sluggish then ho was
supposed to bo; or an owner has glveu injudicious in
structions; or there hss been a scrimmage and a diffi
culty In getting through. On thik account a deciding
he.it is always more satisfactory than a walk over and
division of stakes, except, no doubt, to the poor horses
and tholr riders, and sometimes to one portiou of the
lienors. And the authorities liuvo done what they
could to secure such satisfaction; for, "in order to pro
mote sport," says Admiral Hous, "and to prevent
stakes and plates Irom being compromised alter dead
heats, the horses are penalised In all future ovi nts to
carry say extra weight which the winner ol thu w.iole
stake would be entitled (*>'<) to carry."
A deciding heat is especially interesting as giving tho
betting fraternity an opportunity ol showing their
Judgment, based upon an actual performance belors
their eyes. Momelimes they are very wide of the
mark, notably In the cases of liuckatone and Tim
\\ hilller aud Ely and General I'eel. ou two memorable
occasions at Ascot, though, of course, they wufe not
Ixiiind to know that "thu General'" would "cut it"
This ye-ir out ot lbs score or so of dead heats, one was
a match between I.iwtie Distin and John Day, nt Don
caster, in September, aud c tine to noininz. Six ended
In a walk over. Ol the remaining ilftoen, that tor ihe
Bushes Handicap, at Newmarket Craven Meeting, pre
sented the rar spectacle of three hor?o< llcspable of
being seperated by the Jud e; they ultimately
took the following order:?Trouibooe. Hermitage,
Cat's Eye, tho belling having been right as regarded
the first and wrong as regarded the other two. I neoin
muii as a dead heat between three may be, whether lor
the tirst piece or lor another, there are examples of it
ready to hand, as when, in 1857, Prioress. Kl Haknn j
and Queen Be.-s ran a dead heat for tho Cesarowitch,
and when, In lsd#, Normanby, Mount Floatmt an I
Indian iicean ran a dead heat lor second place to |
Uarr.er in the Corporation 8tak?s at Don< aster. Other
in'tances may occnr., to otner ineniorle-. After the i
dead heat lor the Ksher Stakes at Sandown Fark this j
yuar between Muuden und Grey I'almer the layers of 1
u to 4 on Muntien w ere justified easily. After the doad
heat between Clara and Harriet Laws at York, in May,
for the Glasgow Stakes, tho betting wsseven, tint Clara
wdu by three lengths. Tho 6 to 4 laid on Kveleen,
who had run a dead heat nt Newion with Sylvanus,
was fully sanctioned by tbe ovini; and sa was
the 6 to 4 on Bay of Naples against Craig Millar
at Ascot Only a neck saved, the layers ol 9 to 4
on liitm Dhiiu againsi Daisy for tlie Cllftonville
Slakes at Brighton; and by the sarno distance judg
ment was giveu against those who prelerrcd UCdipus io
Hubert de liurgh, in the ratio of 6 to 6, at K.gbain.
For th* Alexandra I'.alo Handicap at Alexandra
Park, Martini and I'icx Me Up ran n dea-i
heat; they laid 11 to 10 on Martini, though
in tbo first rare it bad berD even on
Hick Me Dp against the field; I'icic Me Up came In first
when the <lead heat was run off, hut '*wtm di-'tualiUed,
anil the race awarded to Martini," so that It become*
rather difficult to decide how lar the Judgment oi ibe
better* wuh coriect. At Stockton and at Slreaibaiu
two small affair* produced dead heats, aiid the layer* ot
odus bit the right nail on the head iu i>oih cases; but
at Oxiord, iu the ease or tbo 1ms Selling .Stakes, they
wore three garter* of alengtb out in preferring I'aul
ine to Prima at 6 to 4, and at Llchlield, on
the 6ih ot (ictobcr, they wero two lengths
out in laying 0 to 4 on Optimist against
Black Joe. 'I he Queen's Plato at Lincoln produced a
dead heat between the only two runner*. Lily Agnes
and Figaro 11., and only by a houd did tlx-Co; uier
prove the misjudgment of those, who. having laid &
to 4 against her In tbo hrst instance, went so lar as
tt to 4 in the second. At Lowes, in November, t-Alage,
having run a dca.l heal with Miss Jeffrey lor tho Uuy
Kuulies Selling Stakes, Justified l>y a neck the 11 to 10
laid ou her; but tho layers of 7 to 4 ou Wigwam
agiuuc>t Satisfaction after the dead heal lor the All
Welter Handicap at Liverpool must have felt that they
bad put iho sjdule ou the wrong horse
It will be found, then, that out of the fifteen cases
wo buve noticed tbo layers ol odds have been right
once, ifuol twice, olteuer than thoy have U>eu wronB',
which Is, perhaps, quite as otten as could be expected.
It is not improvable, however, Unit Ibe layers of od.ls
are soiuetn.ies guided not so much by their knowledge
of horse flesh us by their coulldence iu n ceitain
"jock," and there are certainly circumstance* undor
which It would be lar safer to hack rider than horse.
To aeo two or moro horses run two or tuore suc
cessive de.id heats, Is not likely to liuppeu to oven
a constant attendant ot races during an ordi
nary lileiiino; but a carol til search among the
records would probably reveal several curious
Incidents of tiio kind. Whether there lias been such
a thing as a dead heal lollowed by a second dead heat
within iho last two years may he kuowu to some oruclo
of sporting circles; but certainly iu 1873 such a singular
spectacle was witnessed ut Epsom on the Oaks day,
when Arcesilaus and Cntnbourne ran a dead bi>ui for
the Ourduns Selling Stakes, aud on essuying to run it
off again ran a dead heat, Arcesilaus winning the third
tune of asking by two lengths; but the course was only
flvo lurjon^s. How u very pretty quarrel about
a bet may be occasioned by a dead lioal is lo be
gathered from the olllcially reported case.of A
helling II 25 to 10 that in a certaiu sweep
stakes Keubeu and Culiph would not bo first
an<'second. Keuben came in lirst, but Caliph anil
Skiiligolee ran a dead lieat for second place, 'the
st iras, to whom the bet was referred lor decision,
??were of opinion that this caso must be put mi the
footing ol'two events or matches, whore the lirst event
was won aud the second event terminated by a dead
heat: they therefore recommended that the money
Should be put together aud divided." The decision
. liave be. n ci|Uitable enough to dissatisfy both A
B, but it ailonls ground for about a month's argu
ment. Nor is the wording of the bet quite clear; II is
not plain whether Keuben and Caliph were to be ris
peutively lirst aud secoud, aud a dead host for Hrst
p.ace between Heubeuuud Caliph might have raised an
other UilliciM ques'ton. As the caso is siuled, it
does not appear that there was any money for the sec
ond horse; it so, the stakes wero not affected by the
dead beat, and this would seem 10 lake it out of tho
category oi those dead heats which cause a division of
the betted money in accordance with llio division of
tho slakes, uud to maku it a simple question of whether
the judge did or did not assign the first and secoud
places to two specially named horses. It would appear,
moreover, to t.o of tho very essence of tho bet thut the
two events should be Inseparable, which, no doubt,
rendered an Alexandrian solution of tho Uordlan knot
appear easier than any other.
London', June 2, 1870.
The Epsom Cup, a handicap of one inile, wiw also
run to-day, and among the capital performers which
it brought to the post was Mr. M. II. Sail ford's Mate
one of the American horses now In England. Though
he was beaten, Mate finished third, the raco being
won by the Duke of Westminster's buy horse
Of the fifty-one nominations for the cup twelve
came to the post, the more prominent being the
Duke of Westminster's Dalham, carrying 112 lbs.;
Lord Wilton's Wisdom, a creditable runner for the
Derby, 03 lbs.; Mr. M. II. Sanford's Mate, 114
lbs.; Captain Prime's Trappist, Lord Eosebery's Con
troversy, Mr. It. Howett's Lady Mostyn, Mr. n.
Baltazzi'g Stray Shot and five others.
-The rates on the course ruled 0 to 4 against Wis
dom, 3 to 1 against Dalham and 12 to 1 against
Maio goI away slightly iu advance, aud, running
Id good form, held the position ofhouor until within
a hundred yards fruni home. Hire Dalham and
Wlsdoui came with a rush, and, lighting for the
lead, they passed Mate, wiio lx-gun to show signs of
fatigue. Inch by Inch Dalham and Wisdom strug
gled for supremacy, but Dalham had a little more
6peed than the other, and landed the winner by a
head. Mate was third, two lengths behind Wisdom,
aud, some distance In the rear, were Trapplst, Con
troversy, Lady Mostyn, Stray Shot?all recent win
ners?while the balance were far away. An objec
tion was made against Dalham's Jockey for fool
riding, but it was overruled.
Mate, In bis performance to-day, demonstrated
that he is in much better conditlou than bo was
when be made his tirst unsay on English turf, and,
with further Improvement, he will surely win some
Epsom, Eng., Judo 2, 1870.?The Epsom Cup (band!
cap), of 10 so vs. each, vtith 5t0 tovs. oddoJ; tho
second horso receives 60 sovs. out of tho stakes; win
ners extra. About one mile.
Duke of Westminster's b. h. Dalham, 6 years, by
Cathedral, out of Gertrude, 112 lbs. 1
Lord Wlltou's b c. Wisdom, 3 years, by Blink*
hoolte, out of Grand Coup's dam, 1>3 lbs 2
Mr. M. 11. Sanford's b. b. Mate, aged, by Austra
lian, out of Mattie Gross, 114 lbs. 3
Capt Prime's b. a 'lrappist, 4 years, by Hermit, out
ol Bunch 0
Lord Kosebery's b. b. Controversy, by Lainbton or
Tho Miner, out of Lady Caroline 0
Mr. It. Howett's cb. 1. Lady Mostyn, 3 years, by
Lord Cliltien, out of Annette, by Scythian 0
Mr. II. llaltazzi's b. t. Stray Shot, 4 years, by Tox
opUilite, out ol Vaga 0
The winner was bred by Mr. F. Carr, and Is by Cathe
dral, out of Gertrude. As a two-year-old Dalham mado
bis debut in 1H715, In thu great Yarmouth Two-year-old
Plate, without success, uor did hu do any better in the
Si rat ton PrrK Nursery Handicap at lledlord. for tho
ilianknoy Nursery, at the Lincoln autumn meeting, he ,
was second, and the next day he won the Browulow Nur
sery Plate, ball a mile, from a Hold of nine. As a three' I
year olu Dallmin was beaten for the Lincoln Handicap
tho Cheater Cup, tho Grest Cheshire Stakes, the Koyal I
Hunt Cup at Ascot, the Goodwood Stakes at Goodwood
but muu?ged to secure the C'bcsterlield Cup, one mile
and a quarter, carrying 82 lbs., from a Held ol
sixteen at the same meeting. His last appearance as
a three-year-old was for the Great Ebor Handicap,
when be (ailed to obtain a place. In bla lour-year-old
ferm ho run sirven times and won but once, that being
bis flrht es*ay last year, the Cltv and .suburban, which
be captured with M lbs. up irum a Held of
twenty-three. The betting was 1,000 to 16 against
him. He was itiaa b< .ten lor the Esha Stakes, one
mlie, Sandowu i'uric movting; the Great Cheshire
Stakes, in which he finished fourth, carrying 104 1
lbs.; tho Cesarewuch Stakes, Nowmarket second
October meeting; tbe Cambridgeshire Stakes New
market Houghton; tbe Liverpool Autumn Cup, and
the ureal Lanrashire Handicap, Liverpool Autumn
where witn 108 lbs. up he finished second to Mr. A
Butwood ? l'oto.
I.0MK11, June 2, 1870.
An objection was lodged to-day at Epsom sg.iintt
Ki -ber, the winner ol the Deroy, on tho grouul of In
formal nomination. It wai ovorrulod as frivolous.
Habrisihro, Pa, June 2, 1S7&
Captain Bogarcus killed "M oirus out of f>0 here, to.
day, In otiu contest, and subsequently brought down 'il
in three miaatoa
Cambiuogk, Knglaud, June 2, 1870.
The members of the first Trinity Bout Club have
decided to send the following four to Philadelphia,
J. Jameson, bow.
G. II. Miuin, second.
B. Close, third.
J. 8.1'eurose, stroke.
The crew will leave England early In July, and
commence training on their arrival In America.
The much wlshod for day, tho llrst of I he spring
meeting of tlio American Jockey Club al Jerome 1'ark,
hag at last overtaken us, and this nfteruoou at throe
o'clock tho tlug will tall for tho start lor tho first event.
Never, since rarity was inaugurated In this country,
were tho prospects belter fur good sport than now, and
never were there congregated so many horses in fine
condition on any raco course lu America Five races
aru on the curd lor to-day, the lirst being a dash
of three-quarters of a tmlo, tho second, the Ford
bam Handicap Sweepstakes, lor which nine or
more will come to tho scratch, comprising a
lot of really good ruuuors. Tho third event will be
the Withers .Stakes, for which, probably, eight or nine
clippers will iace tho startor. The favorites seem to
belong to Messrs. Belmont, McDuuiel and Lorillurd, but
as favorites do not always win thero will not bo much
surprise should the winnor represent some other
stable. Tho fourth race will be a dash of a milo aud a
hall, for a purse, with maiden allowances, and the fifth
a soiling race, a dash of a mile and a quarter. As thore
are two races ol a mile arid a quarter aud one of a mile
and a hall, whoro tho horses start a long way from the
grand stand, wo would suggest that before the horses
aro taken to the starting place thoy bo brought before
the people aud there paraded for a lew minutes, so that
thoy and their colors may become familiar to tho spec
tators. Thus the Rpeetutors may be able io keep them
in sight understanding^ during the running ana until
the eud ol tUo race aud know which was the winner,
without having to wait to bo told the fact in the papers
ol the following morning.
The following were a low of tho first pools sold last
night at tho Aiuerlciiu Jockey Club rooms. They aro
a lair indication ol the estimation in which the horses
we're held by tho experts ill such matters and will
serve as a guide to those who may wish to inoculate on
the several events at the raco course:?
TUKCK Ql'AHTBBS or a milk dash.
Leander, 4 years old, 118 lbs $30 $20
Lord Zetland, 4 yours old, 115 lbs ? 5
Cyril, 3 years old, 103 lbs 20 ir?
Probability, 4 years old, 118 lbs ? o
Madge, 5 years old, 117 lbs 40 29
Field ?> ?
Loauder, 4 years old, 110 lbs 5 5
Paper Maker, 4 vears old, 106 lbs 4 2
Chlqulta, 5 years old, 104 lbs 10 15
Piccolo, 6 years old, 115 lbs. 5 5
Aiisirallnd, 4 years old, 103 lbs & &
L'Zlte K., 4 years old, 100 lbs 5 5
Invoice, 4 yours old, 104 ll>s f> 6
Egypt, 5 years old, 11 u lbs 5 5
Stlirloy, 3 years old, 97 lbs 30 20
Delmont. (20 Viceroy 5
Freebooter 10 Grouse's ?
O'Dounoll lllly 5 MelJatiiel 10
Algerluo ? Field 5
P. Loritnrd 10
Madge. 6 ye.irs old, 119 lbs (20
Riippabatiock, 3 years old, 97 lbs 10
One Knot. 4 years old, US lbs 5
Adelaide, 3 vears old, 92 lbs 5
Field ." 6
Serge, 3 years old, 100 lbs ?
Melleo, 3 years old, 97 lbs ?
Spindrift, 117 lbs $?1 S?
Lelaps, 111 lbs ?I ?
Dtiruligo, 91 lbs ?|
Exchequer lllly, 105 lbs ?) 7
Toronto, Ont., June 2, 1870.
The programme of the Woodbine meeting to-day was
devoted to trotting. The first race was for three
minuto horses for a purse of $500. The following
horses trotted:?St. Patrick, John A., Tbo Queen,
Wetland Girl, Lookout, Lady Julian and Fulton. Lady
Julian and ThoQueen were distanced. St. Patrick won
the race, taking the llrst, secoud and fourth heats;
Fulton second. Time, 2:40?2:41^,?2:30-2:3ti.'?.
Alter the raco a iloston mau offered $3,500 for St.
Patrick, which was relused.
1 be second trot Was lor 2:40 horses, for $400, and the
lolluw ug participated:?tirar Kddio, lliack Mack,
Toronto Hoy and Little Kthan. Tbo latter won the
i ace. taking tho second, lourth and tilth heats, Black
Mack took the llrst uud Gray Kddie the third beat.
1 ime, 2:35?2:41?2:40?2 :38Ji?2:3d
It la an old adage that "fortuno favors the brave,"
aud It lias of late roceived a uew illustration la tbo case
of Mr. Doiuncoy Kunc, whoso startling Innovation In
tho genth manly (porta of this country, In tlio faco of
tbo raillery aotno people anticipated, has received
?o much favor Irom tbo public and encoaruuemcut
Irom wind uuU woatbor. Tbo commencement of tlio
trip to Ptlbuiu opened a now era IB American couch
ing, and gavo an impetus to tho mauly recreation
winch, In spile of efforts to promoto It, soerned to la
Men of means, who bad already bad their attention
culled to tbo favor which high-born amateur Jehus and
tliuir oqnlpagss met with on the other si Ju of the Atlan
tic, ami would willingly devote their leisure to cultivat
ing a tisio for tho sport, shrunk from mak
lug wh.it seemed a bold venture, and
hesitated to become themselves introducers of such u
novelty. Hut now that Mr. Kane has taken the initia
lise tin y aru ready lo follow h m. At the present
time thu meet celebrated coach liuildon of England
aud this couutry nro In receipt ol orders from American
gentlemen lor ju.-t such equipages an llie l'elliaiii
i vehicle, and there is every roasoti to believe that tbey
propose turning them to similar uses. Tho excitement
which cve-y (lay murks the dopurturo of tho Pelham
coach promises well for the interest it is creating
among sporting men, and lately every little Item of
news concerning the drive in eagerly fought lor. The
precise diKtOBCe ol Pe!bum Irom tho Hotel Brunswick,
among other things, has lut?ly becomo a subject of dis
cussion among the crowd who dally attend tho coach's
1 sinrt and rtturn. anil to satisfy various inquiries
! touching the inciter. Civil Engineer Charles 1L Has
j well has sent the following communication to the Spirit
of Ike. Timet
In eoinplisnc* with vour request. I hare determined tho
diitunee between the liruutwick Motel aud the front gats at
Areolarlm'Hotel,' Pelham, following the route of Colonel
Kami's coa.li, lo be l.'i.lftA miles; having attained this re-ult
with ??'l the sociiraey t.iat ???? practicable in the a< sencr of
a measurement by a chain. II il should be inquired how this
result was attained, I submit the following;?ne distance
between the NruiisWttk Hotel au.l the eu(r*n.-e st Central
Park ami rom tin- exit Irom the Park, at IMKh street, to
tin* north side of 13 lib street end I bird nreWOe. were eoni*
pute.l Irom tho -ity map, and the length ill the .-..?t?rii drive
thronjrh i lie I'srk snd the distance Irom I Hutu street to
Areulsrlus' Hotel were determined by repeated resolug* <>l
an ixJouieter; the correetlon lur the vertle.il elevations and
Ueprnslons ol lb? ros I hem* determined by the raadiugs Ob
nerved upon a lis?e line ol two roli-n Yours. Ac..
ClIAItl.KS II II a>V\ Ef.L, Civil I'aitlneer.
YcKtorday. wlicti thecuflkb started, it carried on tbo
trip Mr 11. Taylor, Mr. .1. Menken. Mr. J. \V. Smub,
?lid Messrs. James. Wllkius, Hlierinan, John and
Walter K ine, together with several ladies. the day
waa pleasant, an occasional breet i stirring to counter
act the sun's warmth, and the whole party seemed
well snlislleu w.th the drive. The Arcularlus Hotel at
Pelham, aud on the return trip tho Hotel Brunswick,
were reached precisely on time.
On Monday afternoon next an exciting race for the
championship of the I'oiice Department and a gold
medal will take placo on tbe Harlem River. The con*
testnnta are Officers Hatton, of the Sixth precinct, and
Pink -rtom, 01 the FifM. Much Inte-est Is taken in the
race not only in police but in sporting circles, as both
men are adepts at tbe oar.
Washixuto*, June 2, 1876.
Rev. Emsnnol Vanordcn, an American clergyman of
Rio Janeiro, accompanied by Mr. Maelye, ol Massa
chusetts, called on the President to-dsy. Mr. Vnnorden
said to tbe President that the l.'mted states mail
steamers betwoen New York and Rio Janoiro were
continually carrying slaves from one Brazilian seaport
to another and that tboy have carried as many as 1M
at one and the same time. The President assured Mr.
Vanorden that the matter would bo Investigated at once.
Bslsswkjs, Ms , Jane 2, 1878.
Tbe four-oared shell race, three miles, straight a?ay,
between tbe Juniors snd Sophomores of Howdolo Cot
| i*ge to-day was won by the latter to link, MJfs.
Progress of the Transcontinental
Express Yesterday.
Frtui Xew York to the Missis* ippi in
Twenty-Pour Hours.
Cukykxxb. Juno '1?10:-20 P. M
We arrived at Sydney ul eight 1'. M.t 414 tulles Iron
Hie Missouri River; throe hours aud tifty-twa
minuted ahead of schedule time, and Cheyenne
10:'M P. M. All well. We made forty-five
miles per hour between North Platte and Cheyenne.
Wo bhall be at Ogden to-morrow at noon.
Several of tbe members of our party un.'d them
solves np with the excitement of toe Journey to
Chicago, und from that point tln v had to submit to tbe
demands of tired nature and take a lung rest. Tba
journey thus lar lias boon so nucccssful, aud alt along
the route wo have beeu so enthusiastically received, that
Mr. Jurrett lus determined to put off all appearance!
of fatiguo until utter our arrival and receptiou at San
Francisco ou Suuday.
We are now rushing through the l'latto Valley at double
speod, and tb? trip across the continent is an assured
success. Tho party on board are all well and in oxcei
lent spirit*. The excitemeut niuuileUod along the rout*
is simply amazing. It matters not whether we pusa
a city, town or village, or station, at midnight or noon,
the crowd is present ou the platform to greet us aud
| l id us "God speed" ou tho remainder of ihn trip.
That we shall reach Sau Francisco at dinner time Sun
' day there Is now but llillo doubt, lor wo are ahead of
time, and going at a higher speed than called tor by
the schedule us arranged by the roads' this side ol Chi
cago. As 1 writo there hues we are hounding across tbe
valley of tbe 1'latte, tbe prairie Is under our teot, aud
yet we are riding as smoothly as thougn tho spood was
only twenty-live miles per hour instead ot tilty, aa
1 telegraphed last night.
Our recoption in Chicago was a hearty one. Our da.
parture at 10:30 was exciting, for despite tho rain
tnousauds of spectators persisted In standing in wet
cloihos to chccr the men who bad como from New
. York In loss than twenty-one hours. A delay of thirty
, minutes was necessarjr to renew supplies of ice and
1 provisions. We brought plenty ol iruit Irom New
I YorK market, which still remained. At Chicago wa
loft tbe Pittsburg, Fort Wayne and Chicago road, and
camo unuor euro of the Chicago und Northwesters
Kailway as lar as Council liiuifs, Iowa. Their timo
j tab>e ilxed our departure lor 10:46, but having made so
i grand a run between Fort Wayne aud Chicago tbe
start was anticipated by llfleeu minutes. Mr. Kaward
, J. Caylor, superintendent of tbe Galena division, waa
in charge ol the train as lar as Clinton, Iowa. Tbo *
distance was 140 miles. Mr. Augustus 1L Preston waa
enginoer, und had orders to reach tho Mississippi
! River by one A. M.
'He oboyed orders and made such good time thai
1 we reached C.intou ul 12:68, making our run
ning time from tho Hudson River to tbo Mla
sissippi Kivor twemy-tbreo hours aud flity-tlvo miu.
utes. Worn out by tho excitement of our journey to
Chicago wo were all glad to seek our beds, so that
none wore awake whon the train crosacd the Missis
sippi. Tho conductor told us, however, that tbe train
was welcomed by a large crowd. We wero too lust
asleep to bear tboir cheers. From Clintou, 138 milea
trom Chicago, wo entered on the Iowa division of tbe
road. J. S. Oliver, tho superintendent, put on ongma
ilookseli, Thomas Koefe driver, aa far as Uellepla>n,
110 miles. We gained a few minutes at the latter place,
*iut lost them becuuse ot a broken branch pipe, start
ing agaiu with ougino W. A. Uootb, the drivor being
John Jackson. Boon station we passed at 8:31, with
engine L. Holbrook, drivuu by Philip Pickering, reuch
ing Dunlup, a distance of 102 miles in two hours aud
uiuotecu tuiuulcs.
Here John Uoynsonn put ua bis engine, the Charles
Dow, and off" wo went tor Council liluffs, arriving there at
ten A. M. proclscly, or forty minutes ahead ol schedule.
Distance ln>iu Chicago 4S8 miles, In eleven hours and
thirty minutes. From New York, 1,3'J6 miles, In thir
ty-ilireo hours and twenty-sevon minutes; an average
of iorty-two miles per hour. Crossing tho Missouri
Kivcr to Omalia we found the depot lull of people who
cheercd themselves bourse over our safe arrival.
Your correspondent had the pleasure 0 presenting
yesterday '* Herald to Mayor Cha-o. The rt :utar dealer
had Ins hands lull delivering a number that had been
ordered, and could have sold two or three hundred
more could we have spared them. The representatives
or the local pross went on as Tar as Fremont to gather
details or our trip. Engmoer E. U. Wood, with locomo
I tive No. 140, started tor tho race across the i'lains al
10:12. Mr. P. J. Nichols, Superintendent ol the Eost
em divisiou of the Union i'ncilic, intending to cbangi
engine at Grand Island, distant from Omaha 153 miles,
| where wo arrived at 11:48 I'. M.
With engine No. ir?0, Engineer W. Lloyd, w# started
off again at 2:03 lor North Platte, distant 1UH miles.
The e'gbteen minutes' Interval was occupied In supply
ing our cooks with fresh water. Wbeu wo washed foi
dinner everybody was surprisod to find the water yel
low with the muJ of the Missouri. The London artist
on board raised a laugh by comparing it to "bitter
bcor." He was told to tako it mild, as tho supply was
limited. Though we rushed aloug at fllty miles an
hour, and on one stretch of sixty miles in as many
I minutes tho cars glided smoothly over the Plains, and
it was difficult to rcalizo our speed because of au
1 absence of treos or mountain gorges as on the
j Pennsylvania Central yesterday. As on the othei
side of Chicago, crowds wero at every station, and
hero and tbero a beWtod horseman could be seen gal
loping in the distance, although his mustang's legs
could not compete with the driving whoels of our Iron
horse. Indeed, by this time the*e crowds have be
come monotonous, and we no longer check conversa
tion or drop our papors to notice them. The only va
riety la now and then when a group of enthusiasts
begin firing a fru dr. j'rie from their uavy revolvers. I
find that in the hurry Of writing I have forgotten to
say that we crossed Elkhorn River at 10:40, and 1 saw
the Hlver Platte soon alter. At Columbus we passed
the Pacific express bound East, which stsrtod on Mon
day morning from Sao Francisco, toarrlvo In New York
00 Monday morning again. While these pasaeovera
were four days from the I'acillc and threo from tho
Atlantic coast, we wero less than thirty-six hoars
from the Empire City and not flftv hours from San Fran*
cisco. Thcso figures Will give tho readers of the HnnALS
a clearer Idea ol our speod titan any amount of word
painting can atlord. At Columbus also we passed tbo
Loup Fork of the tttver Platte. Tho run to Nortb
Platte was made iu six hours and fifty eight minutes.
Ever since leaving Omaha your correspondent has
been furnishing the local press with Herald files of
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, all ID
advance of the regular system of delivery. Thus the
Jsrrett k Palmer train rolls lour days into one by Its
marvellous speed and power, and this has been dons
without that bugaboo of all railroad mon, n
bot Journal. We delivered mall letters at Pitt*
burg, Chicago and Otnnba, the lattor city,
with commendable enterprise on tho part o
the Postmaster, sending a huge pouch of loiters by the
trsin to San Francisco. Willow Island, 850 miles Irom
Omaha, was reached at 4:15 P. If six boars and thrso
minutes running time.
Willow Island was an Interesting point for oar party t
asltlsjast half way across the Continent. The dis
tance travelled was 1.64ii miles mi thirty-nine hoars
twelve minutes, wbicn was pretty good lor an experi
ment The readers of the Herai.u Will thus see thAt
we made an average of over fortv-lwo miles an hoar
since starting. Crossing tbo North Platte Kiver at 6:14
P. M. we were 200 miles from lbs Missouri.
On Decoration Dsy Dr. J. A MeDtwell was relieved
ot a gold watcb ana sbain, valned nt fOO, which bad
lately been presented to bim. YsMerday bo reosived
calls from a number of paMssi4 and when they woira
gone he loand bis wslSh and sham wrapped in |
on lbs mantel.

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