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ENGLISH SPORTING NEWS.

Result of the Derby.

The Derby was run at Epsom on Wednesday last, and resulted as under. Although the message does not say so, we presume that the crowd was larger than ever, and that the Derby dog was not conspicuous by his absence. From a sporting point of view, the event must have been unusually interesting, as the nonentry of Pilgrimage left it a very open affair. The Ninety-ninth Renewal of tho Derby Stakes, ot 50sovs. each, h.ft, for threo-year-olds ; the second to receive SOOsovs ; and the third 150sovs. out of tho stakes. Colts to carry Sst lOlbs, and fillies Sat, 51b3. Distance, 1 mile and a half ; 235 subscribers. Mr W. S. Crawfurd's Sefton, by SpeculumLiverpool's dam (T. Chaloner) .. ... 1 Count F. de Lagrange'* Insulaire, by Dutch Skater-Green Sleeves (T, Goater).. .. 2 Lord Falmouth's Childeric.by Scottish ChiefGertrude (F. Archer) 3 THE WINNER. *' Sefton, by Speculum out of Liverpool's dam, ran four times as a two year old without winning a race. This year he was placed third to Pilgrimage in the Two Thousand Guineas. Insulaire, by Dutch Skater out of Green Sleeves, ran second for the two Thousand, and won the French Derby. Childeric, by Scottish Chief—Gertrude, won several important races as a two year old.

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ENGLISH SPORTING NEWS., Auckland Star, Volume IX, Issue 254, 6 June 1878

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ENGLISH SPORTING NEWS. Auckland Star, Volume IX, Issue 254, 6 June 1878

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