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The War stake at New Market--"Beauregard" the Winner.

On Thursday, the 17th instant, the sweepstakes for 3 year olds, two mile heats, was run at New Market, (near Petersburg,) it being the only race of the meeting. By agreement between Messrs. Doswell and Hare, the proceeds of the stake amounting to somewhat less than $1,000, are devoted to the hospitals for our sick and wounded soldiers — The winning colt was bred in North Carolina, and in consideration of that fact we believe that the funds have been appropriated by Colonels Hare and Green to the North Carolina Hospital.

The day was not fine for a race. The atmosphere was inelastic, and so was the track. The time- markers almost all put their figures as high as 50; and the result showed that they judged rightly; it was a slow, though a very interesting, race.

The start for the first heat was a good send-off, Doswell's filly having rather the advantage. She made the running, leading Hare's colt, which was trailed by McDaniel's, more than a mile and three quarters. At one or two points in the second mile, it was supposed by the spectators that Beauregard (Hare's) was ‘"weakening;"’ but a third of the way down the home-stretch he managed to ‘"slip up"’ on Ninette and pass her, winning the heat by a length, while McDaniel's colt merely ‘"dropped in."’ Time, 3:57.

For the second heat the start was not so good. Ninette losing considerably by it — Beauregard led at an improved pace, McDaniel's colt running at him very gallantly through nearly the whole heat, and never more than a length or two behind him. Ninette trailed the while, and on coming into the last half-mile of the heat, was six or seven lengths in the rear. As they neared the home-stretch, McDaniel fell back, and the filly made a rush and overcame the gap very rapidly. It was a ‘"close thing"’ all the way down the stretch, and at a few yards from the string the filly was a neck in the lead; but Beauregard made a terrific burst and won the heat by a few inches. Time, 3:52,

The following is the summary: Sweepstakes for three year olds, two mile heats--October 17, 1861:

O. P. Hare's b. c. Beauregard, by Hawkins's Prism, dam by Trustee 1.1
T. and T. W. Doswell's b. f. Ninette, by Revenue, out of Nina 2.2
Col. McDaniel's b. c., by Revenue, out of Dis Clapperton 3.3

Time--3:57; 3:52.

It was a fine race, and we learn that it will be repeated next Friday, at the Fairfield Course, near this city. If the day and track are fine, the public may expect a slashing run.

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