SPORTING. GALTEE MORE WINS THE DERBY.
[press association.] (Received June 3, 9.39 a.m.) London, 2nd June. Au the Epsom Summer Meeting to-day, the result of the chief event, the Derby, was as follows : — The Derby Stakes, of 6000 soys, by subscription of 50 soys each, h. ft., or 5 soys, only if declared by the first Tuesday in January, 1896, for three-year-olds; colts 9st, fillies Bst 91b ; the nominator of the winner to receive 500 soys, the owner of the second horse 300 soys, and the owner of the third 200 soys out of the stakes ; about one mile and a half. 301 subs. Mr. J. Gubbins's b c Galtee More, by - Kendal — Morganette X Lord Robbery's b c Velasquez, by Donovan — Vista .. , ... 2 Mr. J. Simons Harrison's b c History, by Hampton— lsabelle 3 The race was won in a canter by two lengths, the time being 2min 44seo. The Prince of Wales's Oakdene was fourth out of 11 starters, (Received June 3, 10.50 a.m.) Melbourne, This Day. The steeplechaser Furnace, while schooiing, met with an accident, as the result o£ which he had to be shot.
With the success of Galtee More in the » English Blue Riband, it would appear as though Irish bred horses intend to account for the principal prizes this season in the Old Country. Besides the previous victories of the Derby winner in the Two Thousand Guineas and the rich Newmarket Stakes this season, Irish horses were successful in the Liverpool Grand National Steeplechase, Lincolnshire Handicap, and City and Subur- ' ban. Galtee More was only defeated on one occasion as a two-year-old, Brigg, by Brag— Gagoul, finishing a neck in front of the colt and Glencally (who ran a dead heat for second place) in the Great Lancashire Breeders' Plate. He won the Hurstbourne Stakes at Stockbridge, Molecomb Stakes at Goodwood, Rons Plate at Doncaster, and wound up the season by defeating Velasquez by six lengths in the Middle Park Plate, of 2296 sots, at Newmarket. In consequence of the latter victory he held a good position in the Derby betting during the winter, the favourite being .Velasquez; but on the latter's downfall in the Two Thousand Guineas Galtee More replaced him in the position of favourite in the betting, and yesterday was quoted at 4to 1 on. The runner-up, Velasquez, only tasted defeat last season at the hands of Galtee More in the Middle Park Plate, Lord Rosebery"s colt previously winning the New Stakes at Ascot, July Stakes at Newmarket, Prince of Wales's Stakes at Goodwood, and Champagne Stakes at Doncaster. History, who filled third place in the Derby, only scored once last season — in the Nursery Handicap at the Newmarket October Meeting.
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