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THE DERBY.

Tho groat raco of tho year in Britiin, tho run for tho Dolby ■Stake", took plioo on Epsom Downs, on tho 3rd Juno, ami was won l.y Mr \V. S. Oartwright's chestnut cilt ({forgo Ficdcnok. Lud Rosoberry's (founeily Sir Tatton Sylcoa') blown colt Couronne do For, which since the 2nd Juno had boen the favorite for tho raco, took tho •ocond money. Lord Fal mouth's chestnut colt Atlantic, tho victor in tho Two Thousand Guineas, ami which up to yesterday morning was the favorito, camo in third. There weie 20 stutters out of 212 subscribers Tho hotting just before tho commencement of tho raco was 8 to 1 against George Ficdenck, 4 to 1 against Couionua do Foi and 11 to 1 against Atlantic. The weather was delightful and very favourable for the raco. Tho number of people that congregated at Epsom to witness tho sport is said to have bi.cn larger than over bcfoie. 'lhe hegira from London to Kpaom, which is ,'about twenty miles d-stint in Surrey, commenced early in tho morning and continued for hours. Tho metropolis during the day presented a Sunday -liko appeal unco, Parliameat having a Ijourncd and it being a quasi h >liday on lhe .Stock Exchange. Tho two r/ulw.iy lines conm-ding London with Epsom Dowa, which, under ordinny circumstances, are ruasouably deseited, were cr.wnino>l with passen^ots, while tho carnage road was filled with a seething tide of humanity. Everything that wont on whools was at a promium. Tho vehicles woro four deop, and police and spectators lined tho way from oue end to tho other. Renewal ot- the Derby Stakis, of SOaovs. each, half forfe.t ; for colts, 8st 101b, and fillios 8it 51b, then three years old ; about a mile and a half ; tho owner of tho soeond hoise to recoivo 300 sovs., and tho third lf>0 sovs , out of the ttakos. (212 subscribers ) W. y. Cartwright'a ch o George Frederick, by Marsyas, dam tho I'liucess of Wales ... 1 Loid Koseboiry's (formerly Sir Tattou Sykos 1 ) br cCourouuo do For, by Macoaruni, dam Miss Agues . .. ... 2 Lord Falmouth'e ch c Atlantic, by Thorlnnnby, dam Huiricane . ... 3 Tho time of tho raco was 2:-lG Georgo Frederick won by two lengths. There was but a r.eel» between tho second and third horses. Tho coun-o was unusually heavy, owing to tho heavy rains of last ni^ht Th« victory for Jh. Cartwright is received with much pleasuic by the poople. (Jeoi^-i Fiodeiuk was hied by his owner, and started seven times as a two-year-old, winni'igthioo of tho contests. Jle was not placed in tho .Eighteenth North of England biennial Stakes, won by Sii William Wallace, 5 furlongs 4i ynidfl. Ho won tho Alunicij al Stakes of £S()() at Doncaator, boating Apology, 5 fuilougs 132 yauls, carrying 122lbs. ; was) thud in tho bwcepstakca at Doncastcr, ti fin longs, won by Fariibfield. Ho won tho 15(iso4\wcn stakes at Ncwmaiket, £100, 5 fui longs 140 yanls, and ho also won tho Twenty-sixth Tiiuinial Produce Stakes at Ncummket First October Meeting. Ho was n</fc placed in the Middle J'ark 1'lato at Nowiii;iil{(t, won by Newry, and lost a placo for the Criterion Stakes at Newmarket (Houghton Meeting), won by Miss Toto.

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THE DERBY., Daily Southern Cross, Volume XXX, Issue 5288, 5 August 1874, Supplement

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THE DERBY. Daily Southern Cross, Volume XXX, Issue 5288, 5 August 1874, Supplement

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