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English Sporting Notes.

The value of the Derby Stakes, won il Shotover, was £4800. a b?

Prior to the race for ths Taks a bef *t 2,000 to 1,000 was laid on GcheimnissLJ Shotover, coupled for the DoneaMer <fc Lager, ' 0(-

The "Sporting Times" nsks whett* Saarelle'a "The Wreck of the rT fore," is any relation to the divided

Tom Cannon rode his first Derby winn*, in Bhotover. His other nearest approach*, to such a success were when he was Z

Smce, in 1853, West Australian ami fcittingbourne ran first and second in 1,5 the Two Thousand and Dcrhy, the perform ance has not been repeated until this un.l with Shotover and Quicklime. ," The Duko of Westminster has now won; the Derby twice ia thrre years, viz wi?? Bend Or in 1880 and this year Wart over. In 1881 he was second with PerT grine, and fourth with Victor Chief £

For the third time —and this V e»r curiously enough, on the tixty.fonrth anni' versary of the Queen's birthday_ a fin v j.., won the Derby. The previous instances were Ji:eanor in 1801, and Blink Bonny ia

Since the first Derby was won, in tlm year 1780 by Sir Cha.les BunbJyV Diomed the number of consecutive wins by the same owner have been but five, out of a total of 103 strugglcs-not 10 per cent. Certainly, Alexandre Dumas la perc prodiguc, once spoke of "lajummt fjia avail troh fois gar/nee le Derby," bat to Bpeak by the book, the statement ». quires confirmation. The Derby winner,Shotover, is a chestnnf with a star on her face, stauding nearly it not quite, 15 hands 3in, with .ather a plain but lean and game-looking head, and a clean, muscular, and well-formed neck Her shoulders are very deep and grandly placed, and she ia both deep and thick through her girth, with a powerful back great muscular development in her tump' quarter?, and gaskiaß, and stands on beau! ufully-formed and sound limbs.

Beiting on the St. Leges.— 2 to 1 oa the fillies versus the colts, 5 to 4 against Geheimniss and Shotover (coupled with 5 to 2 against Gehcimniss), G to 1 agaimt Sbotover, 10 to 1 against Quicklime, 12 to 1 against St. Marguerite, 25 to 1 against the Hygeia Colt, and 33 to 1 against Troll. At Epsom, oa the day after the Derby, Lord Bradford's Quicklime won the Grand I Prize (viz,, £3.757) easily, beating Mardeo Leonora, The Hygeia colt, Transition,' Executor, and G;rald. The betting was S to 2 on Quicklime, 0 to 1 against Mardeo, and 25 to 1 any other. Won by a length in I 2mins. 14?ecv., the distance being 1J miles, The principal two-year-old race at Epsom Summer Meeting, the Woodcote Stakes— instituted nearly a hundred years ago—was I won this anniversary by Lord Hastingß'a b c Beau Brummel (by George Frederick, 9 out of Ma Belle), M. Lefevre's Hauteui second, snd Mr Walker's Tjndrum third. ; Eight ran, and the betting was 7 to 4 agaimt I Hauteur, 5 to 2 agaimt Slgmophone, 8 to 1 :: Tyndrum, 9 to 1 Beau Brummel, and 15 h9 1 the others. Distance, 2-mile. Time, lrain. lSsecs.

According to Benson's chronograph, Shotover won the Derby in 2 mm 45 3.5 th sec. The following is a record of some pre. vious years :-Iroquois, in 1881, won in 2 mm 50sec; 1880, Bend Orr, 2min 46sec; 1879, Sir Bevye, 3min 2sec ; 1878, Sefton, 2min sGsec; 1877, Silvio, 2miu • oOsec; 1876, Kiaber, 2miD 44see; 1875, Galopin, 2min 47sec; 1874, George Feederick, 2min 46»ec; 1873, Doncaster, 2roin I 50sec ; 1872, Cremorne, 2min 45Jsec; 1871,1 Payonius, 2min 50-ec ; 1870, Kingcraft, 2min4Ss(c Toe best on lecord is 2min I 43sec, the time credited to Kettledrum and Blair Athol in 1861 and 1864 respectively,

The French Derby.

The race for the French Derby (or Prix da Jockey Club, as it lis more generally ' called) took place at Chautilly, on the 2ht ult., before an immense assemblage, composed of all the creme do la creme of Pari« society. There were seventeen runners, of whom Count Lagrange's Dandin, M, Le« fevre's Count Alfred, and M. Delamarre'g Vigiland, seeded most faucied, the ring offering the liberal odds of 25 to 1, har H three. The story of the contest, though somewhat excitiug, is soon told. At the M distance, two outsiders, Dictateur 11, and St. James were leading, with Count Alfred and Dandin. well at the head ot the second ruck. Directly it came to racing, however, Count Alfred collapsed, and 1 Jasmin taking his place, a ding-dong struggle ensued between the latter, St, James, and Dandin, the result being a. dead-heat between the last-named pair, with Jasmin, ahead behind them, third. Betting : 5 to 2 agst Dandio, 7 to 2 Count Alfred, 6 to 1 Vicilant, 25 to 1 each St, James and Quolibet, and. 40 to 1 any other. Time, 2mm 41 4-sths ccc. Value : of the stakes, £4332. The Austrian Derby, run at Vienna on May 21st, was won Dy Mr Mayer's Taurus, by Scottish Chief ; Baron Bathmann'i Parrot, by Laueret, second. Ten ran.

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English Sporting Notes., Auckland Star, Volume XV, Issue 3726, 21 July 1882

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English Sporting Notes. Auckland Star, Volume XV, Issue 3726, 21 July 1882

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