THE JUBILEE DERBY. What little interest sporting folk felt in the Derby says our London correspondent, was eliminated by the ncratching ot* Vesu* vian and the defeat of Velasquez by Galtee More in the Two Thousand. Short of fulling 1 down or getting 'nobbled,' it seemed impossible that Mr. Gubbins's handsome colt could lose, '.ad even recolleotinus of the Surefoot and Macgres^or catastrophes failed to prevent plungers laying long odds on the certainty. Derby Day broke fine, and an immense crowd journeyed to Epsom. The throngs in the rings and paddock seeming as large as ever, though experts pronounced the atteudance below rather than above the average. Such betting has nover been known at Epaom before, the ring requiring 4 to 1 from backers of the favourite, whilst offering 10 to 1 against V«lasquez, 25 to 1 History, and 30 to 1 bar three. THE BADE. The Derby Stakes, of 6000 sovk ; the nominator of the winner receive* 600 soys, the owner of the secoid 300 soys, and the owner of the third 200 soys out of the stakes. About one mile and a half. Mr. J. Gubbins's Gaitee More, by Kendal, out of Morjranette (C. Wood) . . 1 Lord Rosebery's Velasquez (J. Watts) . . 2 Sir S. Scott's History (M. Cannon) .. 3 H.R.H. the Prince of Wales's Oakdene (O. Madden) 4 Mr. Fairies Eager (F. Rickaby) . . 0 Mr. C. D. Rose's Frisson (T. J. Calder) 0 Mr. Wallace Johnstone's Monterey (F. Alsopp) 0 Mr. J. G. Joicey's Silver Fox (S. Loates) 0 Mr. T. Wadlow's Prime Minister (Robinson) 0 Mr. J. R. Keeue's St. Cloud 11. (Bradford) 0 Mr. Jersey's Angelos (Finlay) . . . . 0 Betting— 4 to lon Galtee More, 10 to 1 agst Velasquez, 25 to 1 agst History, 33 to 1 agst Silver Fox. 50 to 1 agst Eager and Monterey, 66 to 1 agst Oakdeue, 100 to 1 each agst St Cloud, Frisson, and Prime Minister and 200 to 1 against Angelos. The event does not require much description, for, though the Prince of Wales's Oakdene showed in front for a few seconds when the field turned into the straight, it was only on sufferance, for Galtee More at once went up to him and deprived him of the lead. Although Watts rode Valasquez very resolutely, he could not make any impression upon the more powerful stride oi' his rival, who was never really pressed. This 1 is the first time a horse bred in Ireland has won the Derby.
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THE TURF, Evening Post, Volume LIV, Issue 21, 24 July 1897, Supplement
THE TURF Evening Post, Volume LIV, Issue 21, 24 July 1897, Supplement
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