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RIPON.—The Course is situate close to the City, on the Harrogate road. It is upwards of a mile round, and the run in, which is straight, is very slightly on the ascent. The T.Y.C. is five furlongs. There is a commodious Stand, from which the whole of the running can be seen, and the Course, which is of good width in every part, is railed all round.

SALISBURY.-The Mile Course is straight and flat, with the exception of a rise for the first 50 yards. The T.Y.C. is the last three-quarters of this straight Course. For the twomile Course the horses start beyond the Winning-chair, run past the chair and the Stand, and diverge to the left from the straight Course, which they re-enter at the T.Y.C. starting-post. The Queen's Plate Course is three miles.

SANDOWN PARK—The Course is situate at Esher, is oval, and rather over one mile and a half in circumference. The T.Y.C. is five furlongs, and is perfectly straight.

SCARBOROUGH—Is a round Course, about one mile and a quarter in extent, the last three furlongs being quite straight; from the T.Y.C. five furlongs post, there is a gradual rise, until within two furlongs of the winning post, which is then almost flat to the finish. The Half-mile Course is straight, and runs into the other portion of the Course, about three furlongs below the winning post.

SAREWSBURY.–The Old Course is an oval of about one mile and a furlong, with a slight ascent from the last turn. The New Course joins the Round Course at the top turn as at Ascot; it is a straight Course of one mile, less about 100 yards, and is called the New Mile; the first 300 yards is an ascent, then level for 300 yards, afterwards a very slight descent till the Old Course is reached, when the ground slightly rises to the winning post.

STOCKBRIDGE—Is nearly a round Course, somewhat hilly, the last three-quarters of a mile straight for the run in; and there is also a straight mile. The T.Y.C. is threequarters of a mile; the Bush in, about five furlongs.

STOCKTON.—The Course is about three-quarters of a mile from the town, on Mandale Bottoms; it is perfectly level, oblong in shape, the turf peaty and excellent, and one mile, 6 furlongs, and 110 yards in length. The T.Y.C. is 6 furlongs, and nearly straight.

THIRSK.—The main body of the Old Course is oval and flat, being about one mile, one furlong, and 40 yards in levgth. The turns are easy and the ground well levelled all round. The New Straight Six-furlongs Course joins the round, or oval Old Course at the last turn, and has the excellent width

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of 60 yards at the starting line. The New Five-furlong Course is a portion of the New Straight Six-furlong Course, and being formed over fine old grass land, the going is good in all weather.

WARWICK—Is nearly circular, and the distance once round is one mile, six furlongs, and 60 yards. There is a strong hill about half a mile from the Starting-post. The Leamington Stakes Course is one mile and 44 yards. The T.Y.C. is five furlongs. The Queen's Plate Course is two miles. The "straight run in” is about three furlongs and a half.

WEYMOUTH-Is a round Course of one mile, quite flat, and excellent running ground, with a straight run in of nearly half a mile. It is situate on Lodmoor, half a mile from the town. The Queen's Plate Course is two miles. The T.Y.C. is five furlongs.

WINCHESTER—The Course is two miles round, starting at the Winning chair. There is a straight run in of about five furlongs, the first furlong of which is flat and then a strong hill. The Queen's Plate Course is two miles.

WINDSOR-Is a flat Course of about 160 acres, one mile from Windsor Castle. For the Two-mile Course the horses start opposite the Stand and run a figure of 6, as at Worcester, the last three-quarters of a mile being quite straight.

WORCESTER-Is a dead flat, and of irregular shape. The Five furlongs Course is straight. The Mile-and-quarter Course is a figure of 6, the first and last half-mile being straight. The Two-mile Course is a figure of 8, the last half-mile straight.

WYE-Is in shape like a battledore, one mile and threequarters, with six furlongs quite straight, the first two furlongs of which are down hill, the third furlong up hill, the fourth down, and the last two up hill to the finish-all excellent Down land, and a mile from the town.

YARMOUTH.—The Course, once round, is one mile, two furlongs, and 200 yards, perfectly level, and on a sandy soil. The T.Y.C. is 5 furlongs, 80 yards, straight. The other Courses are portions of the whole round.

YORK.The Race Course is about a mile from the city, on & plain called Knavesmire; it is quite.flat, rather oval in shape, and about two miles in length. The T.Y.C. is 5 furlongs and 44 yards. The Great Yorkshire Stakes Course is one mile and three-quarters, and is run over the New Course. The Old and New Two-mile Courses are exactly two miles. The Queen's Plate and Ebor Handicap are each two miles, and are run over the Old Course.

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ABBREVIATIONS USED IN THE RACING CALENDAR.

D. for Duke
E. for Earl
M. for Marquis
Ld for Lord

B.C. for Beacon Course
R.C. for Round Course
Ah.M. for Abingdon Mile
in.M. for Ancaster Mile
B.M. for Bunbury Mile
R.M. for Rowley Mile
D.I. for Ditch in
D.M. for Ditch Mile
T.M.M. for the Two Middle

Miles of B.C.
A.F. for Across the Flat
T.Y.C. for Two yrs old Course
A.E.C. for Audley End Course

d. for dun
bl. for black
gr. for grey
br. for brown
ch. for chesnut
ro. for roan
Y. for Young
h.-b, for half-bred
yrs for years old
gs for guineas
sov. for sovereigns
h. ft. for half forfeit
pd for paid
p.p. for play or pay
recd. for received
ft. for forfeit
agst for against
W. o. for walked over
alld. for allowed
app. for appendix
dr. for drawn
dis. for distanced
disq. for disqualified
incl. for including
subs. for subscribers

h. for horse
g. for gelding
m. for mare
c. for colt
f. for filly
b. for bay

RACING CALENDAR.

1883.

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KEMPTON PARK MARCH MEETING.

[AT SUNBURY.] MONDAY, March the 26th.—The Kempton Park March Two yrs old Plate of 200 sov.; horses claimed by March 20th to be sold by auction for 100 sov. allowed 7b; the second received 20 sov, out of the plate; entrance 5 sov. for starters; five furlongs (1751.) Mr R. Wyatt's Princess Charlotte, by Martyrdom, 8st (1001.)

Davidson 1 Mr Silvester's Bagpipe, 8st 101b

C. Loates Mr W. A. Jarvis's Black Douglas, 9st

J. Watts 3 Mr T. Cannon's St Agnes, 8st (1001.)

S. Loates Mr Jno. Nightingall's Margaritha, 8st 4lb (1001.)

W. Nightingall Mr Leopold de Rothschild's Koumiss, 8st 111 Fordham 13 to 8 agst Koumiss, 9 to 4 agst Bagpipe, 11 to 2 agst

Black Douglas, 100 to 15 agst Margaritha, and 10 to 1 agst Princess Charlotte. Won by a length and a half, two lengths between the second and third.-The winner

was sold to Mr Silvester for 260gs. The Wolsey Handicap of 10 sov. each for starters, with 150 sov. added; the second received 20 sov. out of the stakes; entrance 3 sov.; the Kempton Mile (6 subs.-1771.) Mr J. Dover's Abimelech, by Gédéon, or Tomahawk, 3 yrs, 7st 400

- Rodeno Mr Leopold de Rothschild's Bulbul, 4 yrs, 8st 131b

Fordham
Mr R. Peck's Little Charlie, 3 yrs, 7st 10th C. Wood 3
Mr A. Henderson's Distel, 4 yrs, 9st

J. Watts
Mr H. Rymill's The Chirper, 6 yrs, 8st 1115 R. Wyatt
Mr Silvester's Protector, 3 yrs, 7st 10tb S. Loates
7 to 4 agst Little Charlie, 5 to 2 agst Bulbul, 9 to 2 agst

Protector, 7 to 1 agst The Chirper, and 100 to 12 agst
Abimelech. A dead hent, third beaten a neck. Decid-
ing heat-13 to 8 on Bulbul. Won by a neck.
Vol. CXI.

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