15 JUNE 1850, Page 9


The success of the Ascot meeting*, this year was as great as that of the Epsom meetings; the beautiful weather, and the great facility of Rooms from Landon, making up in seine meatier() for the Queen's absence. Prince George of Cambridge the Dukes of Richmond and Rutland, the Murquices of Exeter, Downsitire, and Drogheda, and forty or fifty Lords and Ilonourimbles, formed the staple of the distinguished company pre- sent. The sport on all the days seems to have been good, but we have only space to note the principal events. The most important race on Tuesday was for the Queen's Gold Vase, with an added Sweepstakes. Mr. Bastard's Mildew (Flatman,) hero "redeemed Iii'. Derby failure,' by an easy triumph over the Duke of Richmond's Offi- cious, and four others • nevertheless, Mildew is "said to be a rank roarer." The First Ascot Triennial Foal Stakes was "the best-contested race" of the afternoon. Sir J. Hawley's Vatican (Templeman), notwithstanding a restive and clisadvantageous start, defeated Elthnon and four others, after a close race all the way, by a short

The chief interest on Wednesday centered on the Coronation Stakes and Windsor Stakes. The first was looked on as a return match between Lord Orford's Exotic and Lord Exeter's Clelia, the winner and second runner in the "Thousand Guineas" race at Newmarket. The Newmarket decision was confirmed' Exotic (F. Butler) defeated Clelia (Flatman) by a neck, al- though she had to give three pounds weight as the former winner. In the Windsor Stakes, the first dead-heat of the Ascot season was run by Mr. Greville's Cariboo (Flatman), and Mr. Bateon's Thistledown (Sly) ; three other horses being defeated cleverly. The owners of the two equal horses divided the stakes, and Thistledown "walked over."

On Thursday, all attention was fixed on the contest between Lord Eglin- ton's Flying Dutchman and Lord Stanley's Canezou, in the race for the Em- peror of Russia's Plate. After the Houghton meeting, Lord Stanley had sent a special challenge to run his Canezou, a five, year-old mare, against the Flying Dutchman, a four-year-old horse and give eight petunia weight over "the T. M. M. course." The race at horse, was a disappointment to Lord Stanley ; Canezou (Rogers) out out the running with a strong lead, at a ca- pital pace, to the last tuna; but here says the official account, • the Flying (Marlow,) who had been drawing up from the Brick-kiln turn, went up, quitted her in an instant, and won in the commonest of canters by eight lengths; Jericho, who came inside the distance, beating the mare by two lengths." The distance, about two miles and a half, was run in three minutes and forty seconds.

The best race yesterday was that for the beet prize, the Wokingham Stakes. Of twelve horses who started, no fewer than eight ran in from the stand to the chair so evenly that "it was heads and tails for a choice between the lot." Lord Cliffien's Wallflower (G. Brown) won by a head, and Lord Exeter's Cora (W. Harlock) was second by a head only before several others, all being " well up."