THE PRINCE'S SECOND DERBY.
DIAMOND JUBILEE FULFILS EXPEC- -~ TATIONS. A GOOD RACE. . . (From Our Special Correspondent.) A biting north-east wind—such as we have been too familiar with this spring—kept thousands away from Epsom on Wednesday, and obliged those who went to snuggle into warm overcoats and travel down by rail. Of" course, everybody was in a bad temper, and Dick explained to Harry and Tom to Bob that the Prince's colt couldn't possibly win. Nevertheless It appeared everybody was going to back it. At first covering money from France made Forfarshire favourite, but Diamond Jubilee quickly displaced him again, and finally Mr R. S. Slevier accepting a nice bet of £12,000 to £8000 created the starting price. The cold wind notwithstanding, the (to me) familiar scene on the Downs looked much as usual, save that the crowd was neither so dense nor the enthusiasm so frantic as when the winner's elder brother won H.R.H. his first blue riband. DERBY STAKES of 7000sovs. For three-year-olds.. About 1J mile. H.R.H. the Prince of Wales' b c Diamond Jubilee, by St. Simon—Perdita 11. (H. Jones) 1 Duke of Portland's b or br c Simon Dale, by St. Simon—lsmay (M. Cannon) 2 Mr Jas. R. Keene's b c Disguise 11., by Domino—Bonnie Gal (J. T. Sloan) .... 3 Sir E. Cassel's Bonarosa (L. Reiff) 4 Also started:—Mr A. Steadall's Most Excellent (K. Cannon); Mr J. Musker's Chevenlng (Madden); Lord Rosebery's Sailor Lad (C. Wood); Mr T. R. Dewar's Forfarshire (S. Loates); Mr E. Blanc's Governor i 11. (T. French); Mr A. Stedall's First Principal (Rickaby); Lord Wm. Beresford's Democrat (Weldon); Lord Cadogan's Sidus (T.
Loates);,H.R.H. the Prince of Wales' Frontigiuui (It. Jones); Mr W. T. Jones' Dewi Stint lE. Jones). (Winner trained by K. Marsh) Newmarket.) Betting ut the start: i> to 4 against Diamond Jubilee. THE RACE, The favourite was much llkod in the paddock, aud from 2 to 1 rapidly hardened to (> Lo •_. On the other hand, Forfarshire, a li_.nd.oint.' ohestnut with h white blaze on his race, did not meet with approval. His starting (iricf l_ returned 100 ru ;.t), but this was offered rat hor Mum taken. 1 could have ._. >t plenty of fours, None of the other* had many followers save Disguise ami Roruro.a. thi' latter being a stroug piano investment. Mr Coventry hadn't lunch ir, utile Vw.h the 14 at tho po.st, as only one break-away occurred before pent-up excitement announced the fail of tne Hag 14 minutes Inter. As the field .streamed up the hill past i-herwoods, Dewi Saut. hard i';ddeu, was showing the way to (.'bevelling, Forfarshire, Bouai-osu, and Sidus, while Diamond Jubilee, who had been cannoned against, had to make up some ground. He quickly did so', however, and at the mile post,where j Dewi .Saut gave way beaten, Cheveniug J showed in front. Forfarshire taking seeo'nd place, with Diamond Jubilee third, and j directly they began to come down the hill Forfarshire began to "pitch" aud yielded! .second place to tbe favourite, while the French horse went on fourth in front of Bonarosu and Disguise 11., with Simon Dale next, and thus early the race was reduced to small dimensions. Hounding Tattenham Corner, Forfarshire was well beaten, and coining round on the outside Disguise 11., who cut across the rails at the road, hampered Chevenlng and Diamond Jubilee. Che- | veiling did not last much longer, and the shout of that good Judge, Mr Leopold de Rothschild, "Diamond Jubilee wins!" was prophetic, as a quarter of a mile from home the favourite cleared Disguise li. on the rails and Simon Dale on the outside. The American was the first beaten, and at the distance Moray made his effort on the Duke of Portland's colt, but Jones had Diamond Jubilee nicely in hand, and in answer to a thunderous roar tho handsome bay kept the reins tight in bis jockey's hands, and long before he .ailed past the post half a length I in front the sky was black with hats and the welkin rent with cheering. His time, j _mm 42,.cc, was exactly the same as his brother, Persimmon's, four years ago—a somewhat singular coincidence, both being records In the Derby. On the Turf 1000 will always be known as the Prince's year, for he has already won four of the great events of the season, three of them with yesterday's winner. They are:— March 20—Grand National, Amhush 11 £1975 0 0 May 2—Two Thousand Guineas, Diamond Jubilee 4700 0 0 May 16—Newmarket Stakes, Diamoud Jubilee 3425 10 0 May 30—Derby, Diamond Jubilee 7000 0 0 No big winners arfe announced. The Prince's set landed a thousand or two apiece, Mr L. de Rothschild being perhaps the biggest bettor. R. S. Slevier Is said to have another £15,000 to the good, but where - these stories concern professional backers I receive them with reserve. Mr R. S. Slevier had little difficulty in winning the Woodcote Stakes at Epsom on Tuesday with his ItyOOO-gulnea purchase Toddlngton (by Melton—Mineral, who with odds of 11 to 4 laid on him (and plenty of money down) literally walked away from Mr Gu I. bins' Revenue and four others. Mr Slevier also landed a selling plate, the Ashstead Stakes, with Crarae. 3yrs, 5.7, and again gave the Ring "snuff." At llrst Sievler's colt was a 5 to 4 chance, but the heavy support awarded Sloan's mount, Orris Root, eased matters, and the stable placed a large commission at 7 to 4. Iv the Epsom Plate the Australian horse Oban was favourite in a Held of .nine, hut couid get uo nearer than third to Mr Rothschild's Sacripant.
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THE PRINCE'S SECOND DERBY., Auckland Star, Volume XXXI, Issue 157, 4 July 1900
THE PRINCE'S SECOND DERBY. Auckland Star, Volume XXXI, Issue 157, 4 July 1900
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