Ferozepore Races. Second Day. December 1842. First. The Ellenborough Cup on its Terms. Second. 50 Gold Mohurs from the Fund, all Horses, Heats Round the Course....Third. 30 Gold Mohurs from the Fund, added to a Sweepstakes of 5 Gold Mohurs, for all MaidenGalloways, 14 hands, to carry 9st. 7lbs. 1¼ mile, Heats. Fourth. Great Welter of 30 Gold Mohurs, added to a Sweepstakes of 10 Gold Mohurs each, for all Horses 11st. 7lbs. Arabs allowed 4lbs. and Maidens 5lbs. G.R. Round the Course and a distance. Ferozepore Races, - Second Day, December 27, 1842. To start at One P.M. First Race. A Cup value 1,000 Rupees, given by the Governor General, added to a Sweepstakes of 10 G.M. each, for horses…Second Race. 50 G.M. for all horses. Heats R.C. Arabs, 9st…The winner of the Maiden Arabs, first day not allowed 5lbs….Third Race. 30 G.M. for all Maiden Galloways, 14 hands, to carry 9-7, 1¼ mile heats added to a Sweepstakes of 5 G.M….Fourth Race. Great Welter of 30 G.M….R. Knatchbull, Secretary. N.B.-Gentlemen are particularly requested to remit their subscriptions to Major Parson, or the Secretary, Horse Artillery Camp…Ferozepore Races, - Third Day, December 29, 1842. Lancer Cup, - 1842-43. First Race, A Gold Cup, value One Thousand Rupees, given by the Officers of Her Majesty’s 16th Lancers, for all horses…Subscriptions to be sent to Captain Reynolds, H.M’s 16th Lancers…In case of any difference arising relating to these terms, the same to be decided by the Officers of the Regiment, or such person or persons as they shall appoint…Second Race. The Little Welter of 10 Gold Mohurs each, with 20 Gold Mohurs from the Fund…Third Race. Charger Stakes of 15 Gold Mohurs, added to a Sweepstakes of 2 Gold Mohurs, ½ mile, G.R. same terms as regards qualifications as the Lancer Tankard…Fourth Race. 25 Gold Mohurs for all horses ½ mile heats…R. Knatchbull, Secretary. [&] A Day with the Etawah Hunt, a 25 Minutes run.
Letterpress, three pages, and one lithograph, 4 items, very scarce collection. Sheet 432 x 260mm. 17 x 10¼".
Firzopur, India on the banks of the Sutlej River was of great strategic importance to the British during the First Anglo-Sikh War. This particular racing event was during the time of Edward Law, 1st Earl of Ellenborough (1790-1871) who was Governor-General of India between 1842 and 1844. His governance was riddled with criticism as Ellenborough was sent to “restore peace to Asia” but the whole term of his office was occupied by war. These races took place in the December of his first year. When Ellenborough arrived, he discussed the possibilities of a military occupation of the Punjab, and soon after infantry reinforcements began to arrive at the frontier posts of Firozpur and Ludhiana. [&] Etawah is on the Yamuna River and was an important centre for the Revolt of 1857.
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