The army Staks.
--Twelve months since, a number of gentleman interested in the turfentered into the usual annual sweepstakes, for three-year-olds, to be run at the time-honored course of New Marker, Petersburg, Va.
The present times were, of course, not anticipated nevertheiess, as training for a race is both expensive and troublesome, each gentleman who had entered was bound to be ready to fulfill his engagement to run, or pay his forfeit.
There were several subscribers to the stake of which we now speak; of these, some resided in North
or South Carolina
, some in Virginia
, and one in Savannah, Georgia
It became a question, a few days ago, ‘"shall the stake be run?"’ and the response from a majority of the interested parties was, that it should be run
--and run for the benefit of the suffering of the gallant army now encamped in Virginia
To understand the liberality of this donation, it is proper we should state that each of the gentlemen naming a horse in this stake, agreed to subscribe three hundred dollars if his horse should run, or one hundred dollars for his default to appear at the post.
As a cousequence, if six start for the countest, (the number entered,) we shall have $1,800 for the sweepstake, not to speak of the gate money, which Col. Hare
the proprietor, will (above expenses) devote to the cause of the relief of our sick and wounded soldiers.
We know that Mr. Doswell
, Mr. Gibbons
and Col. Hare
(for the Messrs.
and Mr. Allen
,) have assented to the the arrangement we mention; and we do not question that Cols. McDaniel
will do the same, when opportunity is allowed to consult them.
There is overy prospect of a good race.
's promising Revenue colt will certainly be there.
Ninetts will as certainly be on
hand, and we incline to think that both Gibbons
' and Hare
's entrics will come to the scratch for the honor of Manassa
We call the attention of our appreciative cotemporaries of Charleston
and New Orleans to the facts stated above; and we append for them and the public the following official statement of the entries for the race:
Sweepstakes for 3-year olds, $300 subscription, $100 forfeit, two mile heats, to be run Fall of 1861.
W. H. Gibbons
' b. c. Constantine
, by Revenue, out of Philo
Thos. W. Doswell
's b. f. Ninette, by Revenue; out of Nine by Boston
's cn. c. by Red Eye, out of Florence
by imp. Herald.
T. J. & W. J. Green
's b. c. Wharton Green
, by Hawkins
' Priam, dam by imp. Trustee.
's b. c. by Revenue, out of Die Clapperton by Boston
R. A. Alston
's br. f. by Lexington
, out of St. Mary by Hamlet.
The race is set for the 17th of October.