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THB ENGLISH DERBY. The raoa for tbe Derby, which was run on Mar SStb (says the correspondent of tbe Melbourne "Argus"), did not cause as much excitement as usual, as it was looked axon almost as a certainty for Ormonde, who, ia the end, turned out the winner. Btill, favored by good weather, .and the presence of the Prince and Princess of Wales and other members of the Koyal Family, the day was very pleasant. After Beveral days cf heavy rain the sky cleared aad the sun shone out, making everything brilliant. Large numbers of people Journeyed down the road, many more going by train, and the scene at Epsom Downs was as lively and interesting as usuaL The fi »ld was very small, only nine starting. l The horses reached the post ia good time, and were despatched at the first attempt in very straggling order, Coracle being nearly half-a-doaen lengths in advance of Ormonde, and the latter nearly as far before Ariel, Tbe Bard, and Chelsea, whilst St. Mirin end Grey Friars figured conspicuously in the rear. The two "pilots," Coracla for Ormonde and Ariel for Button Park, at once prooaeded to carryf*out their mission, but Ariel was unable to reduca Coracle's advantage until passing Sherwood's house, when the pair changed places, and were followed past the mile poet aad through the furzes by Chelsea and Scherzo who went on clear of Britton Park, Ormonde and The Bard, with. Grey Friars andSfc. Mirin still whipping in. At exactly halfway Coracle resumed the lead, which he held round Tattenham Corner in the straight, when Ariel, Chelsea, and Scherso retired, and their places were taken by Ormonde, The Bard, and Britton Park. After crossing the road Coracle died away, and was immediately passed by Ormonde and The Bard, the former of whom shot inside and sees red the rails at Tattenham Corner. All the way up the straight tbe i issue waa reduced to a match between \ Ormonde and The Bard, and when the I latter get his neck in front, a quarter of a mile from home, the partisans of each horse had apparently equal cause to anticipate a victory, and it seemed to hang in the balance fer a few strides, but the illusion was only momentary, for Archer called upon Ormonde in earnest, the favorite again got his head in advance, and. outstnding his more diminutive opponent, who struggled with unflinching gameness, won easily at last by a length and a half. At an interval of eight or ten lengths the battle for the third money between St. Mirin, Britton Park, and Cheltea was fought out with great desperation until the very hut stride, when Carmen, who nursed his horse for the place-money, managed to secure the judge's award or a h«»i over Button Park, who had a similar advantage over Chelsea. The following are tbe results:— , - The Deebt Stakes, of 50 soys each t half ft. For three-year-olds. Colts, oati fillies, Sat 91b. The owner cf second ' horse to receive SCO soya, and of third horse 100 soys out of the stakes. Distance about a mile and a half. > The Duke of Westminster's bo Ormonde, 9at _ (Archer) 1 Mr B. Peck's The Bard, 9et (Wood) 2 Mr Manton's St. Mirin, 9st " {Oaanoa) 8 The Duke ef Beaufort's Britton Park, Oat (Barrett) 4 The other starters were Lord Calthorpe'a Soherxo ftst (Osborne), the Duke of Westminster Coracle 9st (Webb), the Earl of Zetland's Greyfriars Sst (Watts), Mr G. Lambert's Chelsea 9st (Goater). the Duke of Beaufort's Ariel 9st (Wilton). Betting- 85 to 40 en Ormonde, 7 to 2 agst The Bard. 25 to I agst Gr-yftiars, 40 to 1 agst St. Mirin, £0 to 1 Chebea, 1000 to 15 each Scherzo and Britton Park, 1000 to 5 each Ariel aad Coracle coupled. Place betting—l(o to 15 on Ormonde, 2tol on The Bard, 9 to 5 agst Greyfriars, 3 to 1 St. Mirin, 100 to 30 Chelsea, 4 to 1 Scherso, and 5 to 1 Britton Park.

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SPORTING., Press, Volume XLIII, Issue 6493, 15 July 1886

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SPORTING. Press, Volume XLIII, Issue 6493, 15 July 1886