THE ENGLISH DERBY.
The result of this year's English Derby will be hailed with almost as much satisfaction in the Colonies as at home. Throughout the sporting1 world Lord Falmouth's name is knoAvu and respected, and his success in thus carrying oti' for the second time the blue riband of the turf is thoroughly well-deserved. The winner, Silvio, a bay colt, by Blair At hoi out of Silverhair by Kingston, is whole brother to Garterly Bell, who came in fourth for the Derby in'lS7s. As a two-year-old he ran five times, scoring four victories. His first appearance was in the Ham Stakes, Goodwood, which he Avon, and his only defeat was in the Buckenham Stakes at Newmarket, when he succumbed to the French Verneuil. The company in which he ran was never very choice, which probably accounts for his not figuring much in the winter betting. On the 31st of March his price was 100 to 3. Chamant, backed ever since the Middle Park Plate, at the ridiculous price of 5 to 1, seems to have gone the way of many another Derby favourite—we always thought his form vastly over-rated.
The second horse is telegraphed as " Gleuavth," but we feel sure that this is Mr Mit-ehell-Innes' Glen Arthur, a very likely outsider.
The following represents the occasion of the
Ninety-Sixth Derby Stakes.
Vi*count Falmouth'3 b.c. Silvio, by Blair Athol—Silverhair (F. Archer) .. .. 1 Mr W. S. Mitchell-Innes Glen Arthur (Wainwright) 2 Mr Mackenzie's Rob Roy (distance) .. .. 3 Duke of Westminster's Pellegrino (F. Well) 0 Mr Baltazzi's Plunder (Maidment) 0 Lord Falmouths King Cloves (Osborne) .. 0 Lord Roaebery's Touchet (Constable).. 0 Count F. de Lagrange's Chamant (J. Goater) 0 Mr C. Rayner's Warren Hastings .. 0 MrC. Alexander's Thunderstone (Morbey) 0 General Pearson's Chevron (Mordan) '' 0 Mr Bennett's Bay Athol .. .. " o Lord Rosebery's Rosbach .. . 0 Mr Naylor's Sidonia .. .. .. "." o Mr Gretton's Monk " n
Mr Robinson's Adamite Mr R. Peck's Actaeon Mr R. Peck's Morier ..
We forget how Glen Arthur is bred. He only ran as two-year-old, in the Middle Park Plate, and was unplaced. Rob Hoy is by Blair Athol, out of Columbia. As a two-year-old, he ran twice, but won both engagements, the New Stakes at Ascot being one. During the winter he was backed co win £40,000 at prices varying from 15 to 12 to 1. On March 31st his price was 10 to 1. This is the first time a son of Blair Athol has won the Derby, and the victory will tell greatly in the popular sire's favour. Winners of the Deeby from 1567 1867—Mr Chaplin's Hermit 1868—Sir J. Hawley's Bluegown 1869—Mr Jardine's Pretender 1870— Lord Falmouth's Kingcraft 1871—Baron Rothschild's Favonius 1872—Mr Saville's Cremorne. First, Second, and Third prom 1573 1873—Mr Merry's Doncaster—Kaiser—Gang Forward". °
Cartwright's Geo. Predk.—Couronne de Fer—Atlantic.
1875-Count Bathyany's Galopin-Claremont— Repentance C. Juias"d| r S arBaltaZZi>S Ki3^ ~ forerunner-
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THE ENGLISH DERBY., Auckland Star, Volume VIII, Issue 2264, 8 June 1877
THE ENGLISH DERBY. Auckland Star, Volume VIII, Issue 2264, 8 June 1877
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