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THE NEW DERBY., (By Cable.—Press Association.—Copyriztti J LONDON, Juno 15. Tbo following is th© result of the NEW DERBX STAKES, for three-year-oWs. < One mile and a half. Sol Joel's b c Ponimern, by Polymelia— Merry Afrnes, Ost ..; .. ..1 Col. Hall Walker's b c Let Fly, by White Eagle—Gondoletlo, 9at .. --2 Sir John Thursby'B bik c Roosendale, by St.* Frusquin—Menda, 9sfc .. ..3 At the end of last month a oabic meaeago from London 1 announced tha*i in deference to tho wishes of the Government, the Jockey Club had de-cided to abandon all racing except the meetings at Newmarket. Thc abandoned fixtures included the Epsom Summer Meeting, at which thc Derby was set down for decision, this world famous event having hitherto had an unbroken history eince 17S0. A later cable mes&agc etated that tho Jockey Club had decided to put, on a race fox Derby horses and also one for fillies engaged ill the Oaks to bo run at Newmarket dirrins Ascot Week. The "message probably meant in effect that the Derby and the Oaka had been transferred from Epsom to Newmarket. The bulk of the stake for the Epeom Derby is provided by tbe owners themselves by way of Bweepstakes, but ita value is guaranteed by the proprietary to be not leee than GSOO rove. Pommern's victory in the race run yesterday would no doubt bo generally anticipated in view of hi* victory in the Two Thousand Guineas at Newmarket -on April 23th. Ten days earlier Pominem had been, beaters in the Craven Stakes by Ro-«Kenda]e, but tho latter wss then in "receipt of 151b. Mr Sol Joel has not previously had tho distinction of owning a. Derby winner, though hie brother, Mr J. B. Joel, was successful with Sunstai in 1911. The King's cMt, l-'riar Marcus, who was regarded as the tiest of last season's two-year-olds, was the winter favourite for ihe Derby, but though he waa reported in April aa flavins done well, he ran unplaced in the Two Thousand. ,

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ENGLISH RACING., Press, Volume LI, Issue 15307, 17 June 1915

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ENGLISH RACING. Press, Volume LI, Issue 15307, 17 June 1915