The Epsom has come in and gone out as might have been anticipated—the favourites have been " nowhere "or thereabouts. The Derby was won by George Frederick, a horse foaled on the birthday of one of the sons of the Prince of Wales, and named after his royal highness. Accounts vary as to the nnmber of people attending the race, but the ordinary elements were observable as usual. On the night before the race, a seasonable downfall of rain brought the course and the road into excellent order, and so far as tne. weather was concerned, the latest Derby Day was a thoroughly enjoyable one. The road was hardly so well patronised as of yore, but the railway authorities must have netted very handsome sums of money. Of course the >l
arrangements for conveyance of passengers were as imperfect as possible. The Oaks Day was as fully as pleasant as that of the Derby. Of course the ordinary fate befel the prophets, for Miss Toto .did not win. Derby Day was selected by the Lord Mayor of London on which to give his provincial fellows a real civic feast. From all parts of the kindom, nearly two hundred of them, Lord Mayors and Provosts, assembled in the Mansion House. The affair was one of the successes of the season, and passed off most happily. The Derby was won by Mr Cartwright's George Frederick. Oouronne de Fer ran second, and Atlantic third. Time 2 minutes 46 seconds. The winner was at 10 to 1. Apology won the Oaks, and Miss Toto ran second, and Patricia third.
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DERBY DAY., Auckland Star, Volume V, Issue 1398, 4 August 1874
DERBY DAY. Auckland Star, Volume V, Issue 1398, 4 August 1874
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