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The English Derby.

The cablegram announcing the resnlt of tho annual struggle for tho " blue riband of the turf " (ns Lord Beacotufiebl calls it), came to baud so l«te yesterday afternoon thit it whs impossible to do more than just indicate the winner's moat notable performances. We are now able to add the following particular : —The oontost brought to an ibaue on Wednesday last wai the 101 st of the .same name. The first Derby came off iv 17S0, when ,Sir Charles Bunbury's Diomrd, ridden by S. Arnul), bent eight others. Tliti year but litile intsrc«t appears to have been attached to the race up to April. Bend Or wiw nominally winter favourito at 4 to I. Bsandosort (for whom Lord Alingtcm and Sir Frederick Johnstone gave £7000), a^d Robert the Devil, being aim fancied. Bend Or is a gocd lookiug bright chesunt colt by I)oncii>ter (winner of the Derby in 1573) out of Kongo Uokp. lie bcloujn to the Duke of West mmstir, and is trained ut RusMy by R.ibert Peck. As a two year old, Btnd Or proved simply invincible, not only winning all the races for which he stalled, but winning them easily. He was nut engaged in tho 2,000 guinfai, aud did not run this your till Derby Day.

Thtc ioibt Renewal ok this Dkkiiy Stakes, o( SOsi.vs. cajh; h*lf-it; for throe-yoar-olda ; colla, Bit lOltu; mtie.\ Sit Slbei; tho owner of tlmstcond hora.) lo tecelVO :!«oioVB , mid tho tlikd lSOiOvs. ou!, o£ tlio sttilw); 2C5 subho ibara. The Duko of Westminster's cli c.

Baud Or, by Douc»ster, out of Rouge Nose (Archer)

Mr Charles Brewer's br.c. Robert tho

. Devil, by Bertram, out of Cast Oil' (T. Cannon) . . ... ... ... 2 Prince Soltykolfs eh.c. Musk, by Curnival, out of Meteor (llos»itcr) ... 3 The performances of Bend Or were given yesterday. Ho is engaged in tho Doncastor St. Leger. • Music run in seven races as a two year old—winning live. H» was farourifco for tho Two Thousaud Guineas, but could only got third to Peteonol. The colt is engaged in the Grand Prize of Paris, as well as tho Legor. iiobert the Djvil bolongs to Mr Charles Brewer, a very astato bookmaker, and throughout the winter, wai the fancy of a large section of tho King. Ho only ran twice as a two year old. but proved successful on both occasions. L'ke Musk his engagements include the Grand Prizo and Leger. Everything considered, the rosult of, this year's Derby must be considered most satisfactory. Tho Duko of Westminster is a lirst-r*te sportsman, and wcll-deaerrea tho success which has at last fallen to his yellow jacket. It would havo bean galling indeed had Bund Or been beaten by the hope of tho Ring who, of course, aro very heavy losers. A first favourite lias not wou the Derby since Galopin cantered home first in 1875. ______

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The English Derby., Auckland Star, Volume XI, Issue 3152, 28 May 1880

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The English Derby. Auckland Star, Volume XI, Issue 3152, 28 May 1880

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