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THE EPSOM DERBY.

Orme ia quoted at 9 to 4 for the Epsom Derby. Yet a friend ot mine (says an English correspondent) who annually speculates largely on early favourites, and hedges and ditches with candidates who later look formidable, is always ready to take £9,000 to £4,000 in a line. He is willing too, in faco of knowledge that La Fleche is very much fancied indeed by some of the Kingsclere party. Lord Marcus Beresford, who manages Baron Hirscn s horse* is very confident indeed thab she will beat the Duke of Westminsters crack colt. Most of the money pub on the filly is for the stable's account nnd she looks like seeing quite a short nrice if she keeps well. 1 hear that one reason why George Barrett's license is withheld is because the Dukoot Westminster is very much dissatisfied with the riding of Orme in the bigManches er weight for-age race. I saw every inch o that affair and found no fault with G.B. b perLmance. The fault I did find was with he Duke for running a two-year-old in such a race ab all. It Orme had turned out good "or nothing after his defeat, plenty of true sportsmen would have felt extremely sorry or the colt, and not a little bit so for , is owner A little man who set a two-year-old Teh a task would have beer, denounced wholesale by the press-and serve him ri&ht.

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THE EPSOM DERBY., Auckland Star, Volume XXIII, Issue 90, 16 April 1892

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THE EPSOM DERBY. Auckland Star, Volume XXIII, Issue 90, 16 April 1892

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