The horses that will run on next Friday and Saturday.
--The race at Fairfield
, next Friday and Saturday, will bring out some of the best blood of the country.
There is to be a colt race, at two-mile beats, on Friday, in which the contestants at New Market
will reappear; and on Saturday there will be a two-mile purse face, open for all ages.
Let us state who these noble rivals are:
.--This fine, large bay colt was bred in North Carolina
by Colonel Green
of that State, and is partly owned by Col. Hare
, who has trained him His name was changed some weeks before his recent successful race, Col. Hare
believing that Beauregard
would prove invincible.
He is by Hawkins
's Priam, out of a Trustee mare, and is a fine-looking and fine-moving horse, of a most remarkable turn of speed.
We have seldom seen a racehorse which, at the last moment,
could so suddenly make up a gap. His rush at Ninette
, at the finish of the fast heat of the New Market
race, was a splendid thing.
He and the other horses in this face are, of course, three years old.
Ninette, belonging to Messrs.
T. & T. W. Doswell
, is a bay, of excellent form, though a little under size at first glance.
There is more of her, however, than the casual observer would think.
Her muscles are remarkably large, and she is not deficient in bone.
Her conformation is strikingly like that of her dam, glorious old Nina, the mother of Planet, to whom Ninette is full sister.
Nor is the filly a feeble representative of Revenue and Nina.
She has won many races, having foretime conquered Beauregard
when he bore another name.
McDaniel's bay colt has not been named, we believe He is a clever son of Revenue and Die Clapperion, and we think he will prove a game race-horse.
He is rather under the size we prefer, but is well formed generally, and well limbed especially.
If more than two heats are run on Friday, it is no sure thing that he does not show more perseverance
man the rest of the party.
Ninette beat him, also, last year, at mile heats.
Leisure belongs to Mr. Fondren
, and will probably represent his stable in the race.--She is a fine large, four year-old, with some remarkably good points — her arm, for instance.
She is by Red Eye, out of a Margrave.
Our redders, however, have seen her pedigree and performances too often for them to need repetition.
She ran close up in the two-mile match at Fairfield
, in which Exchequer beat her in 3142--342½.
If not this male, Mr. Fondren
will probably enter Red Eagle, a superb looking bay, full brother to Leisure, and one, we understand, that has proved a remarkably fast horse.
It his action corresponds to his appearance, it must be a treat to see him move.
-Eye is, we hear, quite a noted Virginia
horse; but we do not know his pedigree or to whom he belongs.
He is counted a good one, at any rate.
Exchequer is full brother to Planet and Ninette.
He is a dark chestnut four years old, a little coarse in appearance, but by many thought to be the horse of the best bone in America
We like him much, though his racing career has been very chequered.
He has beaten some tip-top horses, and been beaten by some inferior lots.
He has made most excellent time; and, again, has made very poor time.
He ran, however, as a three year old under great disadvantages, never having fully recovered, till recently, from the distemper; but we predict that, when he comes to take up five and six year old weights, at distances of two miles and over, he will make a great name.
Well, such as ‘"the stock"’ to whose performances citizens and strangers are invited next Friday and Saturday.
We shall expect to see a very large crowd at the stand and we hope for bright skies and a dry classic track.