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THE EPSOM DERBY.

English critics appear to bo very much at sea as feo fehe candidates for the Dor by, 1 .The'two-year olds in. England last season. leem to-na^e'been *ari evenly-matched lot. They included a number of good por formers, but no particular one of them stands out with the same dogree of promi PMJM as' did Ladas lasb year. Unforinnately, Whittier, the apeedy son of the Messrs Sanford's imported Lauroate i* not engaged in the Uorby. Amongst the youngsters cligibio to the event are Mr H. M'Calmont's Raconteur by St. Simon, dam Tlaisanterio; Sir .7. Bluntloll Maple's Kirkconnell, by Roy« Hampton, dam Sweet; Sauce ; Lord Roso bery's Sir Viato, by Earcaldino, dam Vista : Mr Fairie'a Speedwell, by Springfield, dam Lady'Muneaater; Lord Zetland's Keelson. by Fanzofachiff, dam Red Shoes; Mr H M'Calin&nb'a The Lombard, by Petrarch. dam Wealth ; Mr T. Uannon'a Curzon, by 'Ocean-Wave, dam Tib. Of these, at the prosont bime, Raconteur, Kirkconnell, Sir •Visto and Speedwell appear to be mosi fancied, and in about the order named. Raconteur won the Dawhurst Plate, whilf: the Middlepark Plate — which ia also generally considered aa furnishing a' goof! Jirse on the Derby—was won by Speedwell.

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THE EPSOM DERBY., Auckland Star, Volume XXVI, Issue 77, 30 March 1895

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THE EPSOM DERBY. Auckland Star, Volume XXVI, Issue 77, 30 March 1895

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