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THE DERBY RACE.

The weather being favourable, there was a large attendance at the course, the company including the Prince of Wales and several other members of the royal family. The following is the order of the running:— The Derhy Stakes of SO soys each, h-ft, for three-year-olds; the second received 3CO soys ; and the third 150 soys. 245 subs. Lord Falmouth's b c Silvio, by Blair Athol —Silverhair, by Kingston, Bst 10KV (F.Archer) 1 Mr Mitchell-Innes's b c Glen Arthur, by Adventurer—Maid of the Glen, Bst 101b ' (Dodge) 2 Mr Mackenzie's o c Rob Roy, by, Blair Athol—Columba, Bst 101b ...(Custance) 3 Followed by a field of fourteen others. ■,-,-,.

After a good start, Brown Prince and Touchet soon hung out signals of " defeat, whereupon Silvio took second place, and challenging Glen Arthur opposite the stand, got liis head in advance in front of the Royal Pavilion, and won a splendid race by half a length, Rob .Roy, who made up his ground very rapidly at last, finishing three-quarters of a length behind Glen Arthur, a head in advance of Rhidorroch, who hugged the lower rails all the way from Tottenham Corner, where a few of the second division ran rather wide. I

The " Standard," in its description of the race, says: - The usual parade was dispensed with, and the lot proceeded to the post without any delay. They walked up to Mr M'George in a fair line, and without tho slightest suspicion of a break away the signal was given, the shout of "They're, off" surprising many people in. the stands. Glon Arthur and Tantalus, who held positions on the left, were first away, and they made 'joint running for a couple of hundred yards, when Don Carlos, Brown Prince, and Jagellon joined them, .these being just in advance of Plunger, Thunderstorms, ' Touchet, Orleans, Silvio, and Rob Roy, next to whom came Grey Friar and Chainant, with Covenanter and Rhidorroch in the rear,; with the exception of Lady Miller, who was tailed off in the first hundred yards. This order was maintained as they streamed past Sherwood's; but before reaching the mile poet Brown Prince ran up to Glen Arthur, the.pair coming on almost abreast in advance of Jagellon, Grey Friar, and Plunger, with Rob Roy and Touchet next,. and Rhidorroch last. At the top of the hill Glen Arthur showed with a clear lead of Tantalus, Brown Prince, Chamant, Silvio, ; Altyre, and Grey Friar, Rhidorroch having now taken a more prominent position, and being well up with Plunger, who was at the head of the others, Orleans how being last, some distance behind Rob Roy, who began to join the front rank as they approached Tottenham Corner. Rounding the bend Glen Arthur was followed by Touchet, Grey Friar, and Silvio, these being on the lower "ground; while on the Stand side came Brown" Prince, Bob Roy, Chamont, and Altyre, Rhidorroch being next. Nearing the distance Chamant for a moment showed a hold front, but he soon dropped back and at the same time Touchet and Brown Prince gave way, as did Grey Friar, this leaving Silvio in attendance on Glen Arthur, with Rob Roy, Altyre, Rhidorroch next. Before they had reached the bell Altyre was done with, and at the same time Silvio took a slight lead of Glen Arthur and Rliidorroch, these being clear of Rob Roy. About 200 yards from home the last-named made his effort, and rapidly drew upon the leaders, but he could never quite reach Silvio, who won rather cleverly by half a length from Glen Arthur, who was in turn th-ee-quarters of a length in advance of Rob Roy,- Rhidorroch) beaten a head only, was fourth ; Altyre being fifth; Brown Prince sixth; Touchet, Thunderatone, Grey Friar, and Chamant being next, some distance in advance of Jagellon, Plunger, and Don Carlos; the last pair being Covenanter and Tantalus, except Orleans, who j was beaten off. Time by Benson's clironograph—2min. SOsecs.

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THE DERBY RACE., Press, Volume XXVIII, Issue 3742, 19 July 1877

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THE DERBY RACE. Press, Volume XXVIII, Issue 3742, 19 July 1877

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