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Page 371 of Some celebrated racehorses of the past centuries : with their respective pedigrees and performances recorded in full (vol. 3) / by Thomas Henry Taunton.

St. Leger, won by Hawthornden. S. mg., 9st 6lbs (French), not placed in the Doncaster Stakes, of 56o, for which Mr. Hope's b. c. Enter- prize by Adventurer, 8st iolbs (J. Morris), and Agility, 8st 6lbs (Osborne), ran a dead-heat, stakes divided; 7 to 4 against Kingcraft, 0oo to 45 against Agility, and 8 to I against Enterprize, who this year won the Stockton Handicap. At Newmarket (First October), 8st iolbs (French), ran second in the Triennial, of 432, won by Lord Zetland's b. f. Fragrance by Voltigeur, Sst 7lbs (J. Snowden), by a length, beating two others; 3 to i on Kingcraft. S. mg., 9st Albs (French), ran fourth and last in the Newmarket St. Leger, of 925, won by Mr. H. Savile's b. f. La-Perichole by Parmesan, 8st 61bs (Maidment), beating Mr. Drewitt's b. c. Scarborough (winner, this year, of the Biennial at Stockbridge, and the Drawing-room Stakes at Goodwood), by Lambton, 8st iolbs (Parry), by two lengths, and the Baron's b. c. King Leopold by King Tom, Ssr iolbs (Fordham); 5 to 4 against Scarborough, 3 to X against Kingcraft, 5 to X against King Leopold, and 6 to i against La-Perichole. At New- market (Second October), w.o. for the Select Stakes of ioo. At New- market (Ho.), 8st iolbs (French), ran fourth and last in the All-aged Stakes of 5soo, won by Sir Joseph Hawley's br. h. Rosicrucian by Beadsman, five years, 9st 5lbs (Wells), beating Lord Stamford's ch. c. Normanby, 8st xolbs (Mlaidment), by half a length, and Prince Batthyany's b. h. Typhxus by Stockwell, five years, 9st 5lbs, third; even on Rosi- crucian, and 4 to I against Kincraft. 1871. In this year Kingcraft sustained a succession of defeats by horses whom he had before easily beaten, viz. at Newmarket Craven, in the Claret Stakes, by Palmerston; at Ascot, in the Triennial, by Nobleman; and, lastly, at Newmarket (Second October), in the Cesarewitch, by Corisande, and in the Cambridgeshire, by Sabinus-the only races for which he started. These reverses quite tarnished the good name lie had previously established. Equally unfortunate was he in 1872. Hlad he retired from the Turf after his half-length defeat in the St. Leger (the severity of which race probably subdued his spirit), he would have ranked deservedly high as a race-horse) It remains to be seen what he will do it b 2 KINGCRA4TE. 3 71

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