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THE ENGLISH DERBY AND OAKS.

It seema that the popular tradition that an unnamed colt cannot win tho English Derby has not yet been broken through. The winner this year, liko Favonius in 1871, received his name, Kisber, a few days before the struggle. The field was the smallest one for years, consisting of only 15 runners, and the winner started second favorite at 9 to 2, Petrarch being the pet at 2to I against. As tnnoh curiosity hns been evoked as to the ownership arid antecedents of Enguerrande the dead-heater with Camellia for the Oaks, we may state that the mare i 9 the property of M. Lupin, the well-known French sportsman. Enguerrande was by no moans an untried mare. On the Sunday week previous to the Oaks she had run for the Prix dv Jockey Olub or French Derby at Ohantilly, and, starting at 20 to 1, had only been beaten a head by Kilt, the favorite. In regard to this last-mentioned race, it is interesting to know that " heads" only separated the four leaders at the finish. Fourteen started, and it is significant of the reputation of English jockeys in France that every candidate had a Briton on his back. Cannon rode the winner. The Grand Prix de Paris, which is the great carnival three year old race in France, would be a particularly interesting struggle this year, with Kisber, Petrarch, Kilt, Enguerrande, Aahantee, Bracconnier, Mondaine (the French Oaks winner), and several other great public performers engaged. Kisber worn the English Derby so easily that if sent he would be bound to be a, tremendously hot favourite. The race came off in the middle of June, but the result has not yet reached us.

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THE ENGLISH DERBY AND OAKS., Auckland Star, Volume VII, Issue 2012, 21 July 1876

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THE ENGLISH DERBY AND OAKS. Auckland Star, Volume VII, Issue 2012, 21 July 1876

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