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I JJ :u 'b, -",V ,'&ERmpA?. '' // iThe race for the Derby on May 28th resulted iv a dead heat between St. Gatien h tid Harvester ;l SirJobtrWilloughby's filly*' Queen Adelaide-came in second. The other startcrs'were—Gerard's'St. Medard, Hamilton's . - Loch Ranza, Osborne's Waterford,^ Price's Bedohini'Walton'sßichmorid, Mcln* lyfo's Bcaiichatnp, Jardihe's'Bprnep, Long's Condor, Halduway 'a TheHopef ill Dutchman, l.ot'.ißchild's Talisman, Lpfevre's Brest, and RouhscbUd's .Woodstock. The betting before the race was—2 to 1 against Queen Ade'aido, sto 1 against St. Medard, 13 to 2 ap-oiort Talisman, 10 U) l against St. Gatien, 12 to 1 against Beauchamp, 12 to 1 against Waterford,-"34 to 1 against -Borneo,' mid IS to I against Richmond. There, was an excellept, .start. ~ After , three; strides'ißibhmpnd assumed, a slight leafy After a quarter, of a mile had' been covered, Woodstock took Dp the running, Richmond lecond. They went through the furze in front of Bedou in to the mile post, where Richmond again took "command; - They ran thus to the top1 of the hill, Goiri^ downhill, BOrneo assumed the lead, followed by St, Gatieu and. Richmond. Entering the straight Loch'Ranza joined Borneo, Queen Adelaide nnd Harvester close up. When a quarter; of a mile from home, Borneo was still lead-' ing} 'followed, by St. Gatien. The leaders continued in these positions to the distance pole, where, "Borneo ' t was beaten, Sw fJattfen Wps here b joined by'-. Harvested, apil i aVtremendous' wee.' home took place, the pair run ning_ locked together, Queen Adelaide third; Waterfonl, fourth, -Brest," Talisman, Borneo, and St. Medard follow-^ ing in* the order named.' Richmond Was the ninth to cross the line, Woodstock ana, The Hopeful Dutchman last The race was. not run 'off. stakes''were divided Vw tweeh ;.tW qwnfti*a of .St,. Gatien and. Harvester, The limp of St.. Gatien and Har. ivbiter 'Was 2:48' Lsth.' ' The New' York '" W6rid v gV; London ; Special of the. 28th May says: — It has now transpired' that "the real:- owner,, of St. Gatien is a builder at Epsom, and an intimate friend, of-Fred Archer, tho jockey who rode St. Medard. The popular belief' among snorting men,' says the " Despatch," is that Harvester was never ill, as was re-ported,'and-that the circulation of.the^ report was merely a .trick to rig .the. market and obtain long, odds. ,Whe|» Harvester appeared on the track his perfect' soundness' was sp, patent to i all beholders that he was very .heavily backed^-' and large sums, of money .must havo been landed by bis owners* and, backers. --It is probable, howeyer.that Slf\fosaWUlougb)># will have some awkward questions to answer about the alleged trickpry'itt.the reports' of' his horse's, condition,1 and also about the pulling by Jockey Webb', of Queen AdelaMts j who would undoubted ly baVe' won. bad she been sJlp-^pd,,,.';' Wftlton,;; the Ameiipan .-" prangpr," has been badly smashed by the' defeat of Richmond. ,',' i- / Tj pj , ,v .>; i ■ An objection has been lodged against Sfc Gatien on the ground that the description' ,of his pedigree is deficient. Roverj his sire, jwas purchased at the ridioulously low price of iesOi" Now-£2,000 Is'offered for him. ■ j

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THE ENGLISH TURF., Auckland Star, Volume XXVI, Issue 4407, 28 June 1884

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THE ENGLISH TURF. Auckland Star, Volume XXVI, Issue 4407, 28 June 1884