The turf register, and sportsman & breeder's stud-book, by W. Pick [and R. Johnson]. (Google eBook)

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Page 1 - It is true," replied the steed, " I was a favourite ; but what avails it to be a favourite of caprice, avarice, and barbarity ? My tyrant was a wretch, who had gained a considerable fortune by play, particularly by racing. I had won him many large sums ; but being at length excepted out of every match, as having no equal, he regarded even my excellence with malignity, when it was no longer subservient to his interest.
Page 2 - I was instantly mounted and spurred on to the goal. Injured as I was, the love of glory was still superior to the desire of revenge : I determined to die as I had lived, without an equal; and having again won the race, I sunk down at the post in an agony which soon after put an end to my life.
Page 1 - I had distanced, notwithstanding this disgrace, declared with great zeal, that she should run the next day against any gelding in the world, for double the sum: my...
Page 12 - Newmarket, in six minutes and forty seconds ; and it was thought that he moved eighty-two feet and a half in one second of time, which is nearly at the rate of one mile in a minute, a degree of velocity which no horse has been known to exceed.
Page 138 - groom's fee. It has been said, and there can be little or no doubt of the truth, that Mr. Fenwick cleared by Match'em, as a stallion, upwards of 17,000, which was about 16,000 more than Mr. Martindale, of St. James's Street, London, gained by the celebrated Regulus.
Page 13 - D. of Somerset's, full brother to Almanzor, and thought to be as good, but meeting with an accident, he never ran in public; Cupid and Brisk, good horses; Daedalus, a very swift horse; Dart, Shipjack, Maica, and Aleppo, good Plate horses, though out of bad mares; Ld.
Page 166 - Gimcrack) that won the 5500 gs. at Newmarket second spring meeting, 1777. There was also another daughter, who was mother of the famous Pantaloon ; the mother of Shark was likewise of this family, as was the mother of the celebrated Alfred. He has left many valuable legacies to his different relations ; but the bulk of his fortune, amounting to upwards of 30.000/.
Page 39 - Nonsubscribers were admitted on paying 20 gs. for each horse entered, and the city of York gave 50 to each day's race. The same was continued for seven years, when they were renewed, with Thursday's subscriptions for six years old and aged horses, &c. One four-mile heats and matches were also begun at York about the year 1750, and after that time they became general.
Page 19 - Heseltine had received this hint he consented to the proposal ; but previously thereto Mr. Frampton had given his groom similar instructions. The two horses were prepared, started, and run over the course agreed to in the articles of the match, when Merlin beat his antagonist something more than a length of excellent running. This being communicated to each party by their secret and faithful grooms, who both rode the trial, flattered each with certain success. Merlin's friends...

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