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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