DEATH OF ROBERT THE DEVIL.
From England comes news of the death of the famous throughbred horse Robert the Devil ab bhe Beenhamstud farm, Berkshire. He was bred by Mr Charles Brewer, and. for thab gentleman and his trainer, Mr C. Blanton—the Brewer-Blanton combination —gained some notoriety at the time he won the Grand Prize of Paris, the Sb. Leger, the Cesarewibch, bhe Newmarket Champion Stakes, and other races as a three-year-old in 1880. He was defeated for the Derby through his jockey looking round to see where Bond Or was, and on the latter making one of his famous finishing rushes, beat Robert the Devil on the post. The Derby of that year was memorable through Messrs Brewer and Blanton entering an objection against Bend Or on the ground thab he was really another horse named Tadcaster. This objection was nob susbained, bub. during the time inquiries were pending it caused great excitement in the sporting world. Robert bhe Devil's last great performance was winning the Ascot Gold Cup, which he did as a four-year-old. He was then sold for 8000 guineas, and his fee as a sire was 50 guineas. The best of his progeny is Chibabob, who was recenbly fancied for the Derby, for which, however, he was scratched on the day before the race.
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DEATH OF ROBERT THE DEVIL., Auckland Star, Volume XX, Issue 147, 22 June 1889, Supplement
DEATH OF ROBERT THE DEVIL. Auckland Star, Volume XX, Issue 147, 22 June 1889, Supplement
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