The Owl; A Wednesday Journal of Politics and Society Volume 2

The Owl; A Wednesday Journal of Politics and Society Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... very good horse on Monday, but as he ran the course the wrong way, he has no chance of success. " Carnarvon "--a most promising colt, but now unfortunately quite out of the running. The turns at the upper end of the course were too many and too sharp for an animal whose only fault is that he is a little too upright, and wants elasticity in his pastern joints. His brilliant trial in the Colonial Stakes showed what might be expected of him if ever he is found in better company. " General Peel" and " Crnnborne " are both scratched. The course did not quite suit either of these horses. The former is, perhaps, a little slow, and the latter occasionally shows temper, and it is better for his stable companions that he should be out of the way when they go round the sharp turn known as Hodgkinson's. " The Compound Householder," after going through an almost incredible amount of work, suddenly, to the astonishment of all the touts, trainers, and other professionals, burst a. blood-vessel on Friday, when taking one cf his three-day-a-week gallops; the horse was considerably relieved, and we believe the public will share in this feeling. The result may be that he will bleed freely before any great race, but he will probably stand preparation for an ordinary contest with as much equanimity as formerly. His party, meantime, are said to have lost by not hedging their money before his accident was made known. " The Lodger," whose breeding appears to be doubtful, is well in. " Duality," by "Faint Hopes" out of "Iguorance," and a two-year-old colt by "Checkstring" out of "Residence," never had any chance, and are now scratched. " South...show more

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  • Paperback | 180 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 331g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236767896
  • 9781236767899