Two days' capital sport were provided at Sandown Park on the Thursday and Friday of last week. As a change of name from Minnehaha to Esa had not cured that unfortunate filly of her vexatious habit of running second, Lord Rosslyn sold her to Lord Zetland for £1000, and she came out in the "white, red spots" for the Great Kingston Two-year-old Plate, which she won with the greatest ease from Kate Craig and The Sailor Prince; each of whom were, however, giving her a good deal of weight. It was thought that Magician (8st. 5 lb.) was in reserve for some race of importance, and his easy victory in the Surbiton Plate probably destroyed a promising Stewards' Cup chance. On the second day Reputation (9st. 8lb.) made short work of the trio opposed to him in a Mid-Weight Handicap; and then came the National Breeders' Produce Stakes, for which 5 to 2 was laid on Rookery. It is probable that the work she has done this season is beginning to tell on her, as she had the greatest difficulty in giving 6 lb. to Lilac, and a filly by Scottish Chief—Hilda, who was in receipt of 9 lb., beat her by a neck. The winner is a half-sister to Ersilia and Brotherhood, and evidently possesses a good deal of the family speed. Kate Craig enhanced the value of Esa's victory on the previous clay by winning the Warren Nursery Plate; and old Sutler (9 st. 3 lb.) revived memories of Mr. Walton's "plunging" exploits of last season by taking the Royal Stakes for his new owner.
Source: The Illustrated London News, No.2256—Vol. LXXXI, Saturday, July 29, 1882, p.111