[Pun San Fbakcisco Mail.]
THE EPSOM DERBY.
C. Wood Hides the Winner. In the following account of the running for thcßluelttbandof the English tnrf, itwill be seen that the colt Splendor, owned by Mr Stead, of Christchurcb, finished seventh : —
London, May 23,
The weather on the Derby Day morning was beautiful, tho sun shilling brightly, and the air fairly cool. Immense crowds left for Hj«oin Downs, and the city presented a remarkably empty appearance. Tho following were tho BtarUra :—St. Blaize, Highland Chief, Galliard, Tho Prince, Gold, field, Ladisbg, Beau BrunimeJ, t-plcndor, Laocoon, Baujour, and Sigmnphono. Bonjour made the ruuuing at the start, attended by Sigmaphonc. They had a clear lead of Lsdislus, The Prince, Splendor, and Goldfield, who wore bunched to Tattcnham corner, when St. Blaizs took up the running, closely followed by Galliaid and f.oldfield to the distance stand, when Highland Chief took second pUco and pressed St. Blaize very hard, but did not quite succeed in catching up with him, and *t. Blaizo won by a neck; Galliird finished half a length behind Highland Chief. Time, 2.48 2-5. Betting at ihe start wan 7to 2 against Galliard, 5 to 1 against The Prince, 5 to 1 againßt G"ldfield, 5 to 1 against St. Blaize, 11 to 2 against Ladielae, 10 to 1 against Beau Brumniel, 16 to 1 against Highland Chief, 20 to 1 against Splendor, 40 to 1 afiainsc Laocoon, 100 to 1 against Bonjour, and 100 to 1 againitSigmapbone. The Prince and Princess of Walee, the Duke ana Duchess of Albany, and the Duke and 1 nehessof Connaught, were among the spectators. Numerous Americans wcro jresent, including- Lorillard, Ten Broeck, and Walton, after tho race, Wood, St. BUizo's jockey, was cheered loudly as he returned to be weighed. Goldficld finished fourth, Beiiu Brumiuel fifth, Laocoon eixth, Splendor aevonth, Ladislas eighth, The Princo ninth, Bonjour tenth, and figraa phono last
London, May 37.
St. Blkiise, tho winner of the Derby, x/ 9» partly owned by the Frlnce of Wales, wrd Allinßtoo, and Sir Frederick JpAnson, aud th«y shared over £60,000 op •*• r"co> Tho Princo and Frinccss of Wales gave v v illiaot party incolebratiopof the victory. Walton, tho Americau Gookmskcr, lost heavily on both the Dfty and the Onk«. June 2.
It la said th»« Walton, the American "plunger," dipped over £20,000 at fc'ewmarket and JSpsom.
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SPORTING NEWS, Auckland Star, Issue 4042, 2 July 1883
SPORTING NEWS Auckland Star, Issue 4042, 2 July 1883
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