previous next

The Goodwood Races in England.

--The winning of the Goodwood cup by Mr. Ten Broeck's American horse Starke, has already been announced. We copy the following from the London Times' detailed report of the day's racing:

The Goodwood cup, value 300 sovs., of 20 sovs each, with 100 added. The second horse to receive £100 out of the stakes. Two miles and a half. Precisely at the time set down the horses (nine in number) left the post; Wallace made the running at a cracking pace, Starke lying second, followed past the stand by Royallieu. Optimist (also owned by Mr. Ten Broeck) and Wizard; then came Thormanby, Doefoot, Lady Clifden and Mon Etoile, in the order we have given to the hill, going up which Wallace increased his lead considerably, and was upwards of six lengths in advance of Mr. Ten Broeck's horse as they neared the Craven post, Royallieu going on third, Wizard fourth, and Thormanby next, with the others following in Indian file, the last two being Lady Ciliden and Mon Etoile. On reappearing in sight Wallace was still in possession of the lead, which gradually decreased as they proceeded up the hill, Starke, in company with Royallieu. Wizard, Optimist and Thormanby, drawing towards the front as they reached the brow.

On rounding the turn for home, Wallace gave evident symptoms of distress, and, although he gamely struggled on, was in a few strides further passed in succession by Starke, Royallieu and Wizard; Optimist, with Thormanby and Doefoot, following in close order. At the distance, Royallieu was beaten, Thormanby following suite in a few strides after, and their places were taken by Optimist, who, in company with Wizard, waited upon the leader to the entrance to the rails, when the favorite ran by his horses, and came on with a clear lead, Starke lying second, and Optimist third, on the stand side of the course, the three running extremely wide to the stand, when Fordham called upon his horse, (Starke,) who answered in the most gallant manner, and, after a protracted finish, landed the American colors first by a head only, Wizard defeating Optimist by three lengths for the second money; Thormanby finished a bad fourth; Mon Etoile, who ran through as the others were pulling up, was fifth, Wallace sixth, Doefoot next, and Royallieu and Lady Clifden the two last. Run in 4 minutes 50 seconds.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.

An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.

hide Places (automatically extracted)

View a map of the most frequently mentioned places in this document.

hide People (automatically extracted)
Sort people alphabetically, as they appear on the page, by frequency
Click on a person to search for him/her in this document.
Starke (6)
Wallace (5)
Clifden (2)
Fordham (1)
Ciliden (1)
Broeck (1)
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: