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I I ! i i ; ■ i . i i I J I : , . i I i i a a , I jELDERLY TRAINING NOTIONS Queer Doses Inflicted on Unlucky Horses inj ; Racing Preparation. [ ; Not Ions; ago our Newmarket correspondent quoted from an old authority rarioos obserratlons | las to the rralaini of bersea, and aamoag Iheai oros adviee that the bit shOOM be robbed with ale be- : fore betag put in the boffaes nioiith Thfal, how ever, is :i- nothing to what I find in ••The Classical Farrier." by Wiiihmi Merrick, Parrier, I78t; for in-t.ince. the followiag Rtatementi To prepare him the bone for a race aire him neither hay nor oats, but bread nude of hair barley and half bean-, baked in large and thick rakes; let them be cither stale titan new ; three noooda at " i and three pooods at night is sufficient in twenty-four hour-. Instead of hay tire him wheat-•sheaes nnthrasbed, with the ears upon them * * * * On the fifth day. after he has stood three- hour- on the bridle, take a [toond of fresh batter before it be washed or salted, and. mixim; with twenty five or thirty cloves of braised aarllc, make • horse swaUow it in bails aa big as large walaats, with a qoart of white wine, keeping him afterward with his head tied up in tin- bridle pretty high for three hour-: then feed him at before on bread and wheal aheaves, but leratel; of the last, boeau-e you nre not to fatten him. * * * * Continue to exercise him every day, riving him every fifth day his pound of butter made up with garlic into balls." Many further instructions fi How, but this aw , at any rate, i- worth quoting ••Two nights before the match he should be put in ;:. nuzale all night, and about two in the nrom u tire him three pints of sack, wherein twenty or twenty-fire new laid eggs are beaten. Then tie him up to the rack for two rours. after ahiefa put him to a gentle aallop, then to a full speed a- i as a- hi- wind wiil allow It." The unfortunate horse was ereatualy to be ghren water, "but it utUSl now be a- hoi ., he can drink It" possibly the difficulty of digesting so many egga nighl render tin- preeaatioa a wi-o one; bin ; I as io eggs, he wa- aid yel finished with them. •In the day of the match e.ie him his former quantity of sack and yolks of eggs well beaten together two hours before he is to run. and lie inii-l be tied lip lo the rack six hour- before oil e. | e him his sack, and oa that day and the preceding he i- to ■•;! but half hi- allowance of I, read at each meal, and but hall the wheal si,e-ies rou were accustomed to give him. * * » * The rider must lean little forward to prevent the wind takiag too much hold upon his body * * « • Baj j-„ j t,, gnur J near the flank with little stroke-, because strong and treat strokes rather hinder than augment hi- ■ ■peed." "Vigilant," in Lonaoa Bportsaaaa.