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DERBY WINNER'S DEATH

TRAGIC END OF HUMORIST./

Humorist, who won tKe Derby, this year for his owner, Mr. J. B. Joel, was found dead in his box early in July. Some days earlier, while at Ascot, the horse broke a small bloodvessel, but it was .not thought that anything of a serious nature would result.

It is, indeed, a piece of cruel luck for Mr. Joel, for, apart from the animal's great value—he must have been worth quite £50,000, not to mention the valuable races lie still, might have Won and the huge fees he would have brought when at the stud subsequently . —he was much attached to the horse, having bred him from Mr. S. B. Joel's Polymelus and. his own mare Jest. ■ Mr. Joel visited the horse at his training quarters at Wantage on Saturday and found Jiim looking as well as ever, so that it may bo imagined what a shock ho received the next ' morning when he saw the horse lying dead in a huge pool of blood.

Humorist was a beautiful chestnut colt. He appeared rather delicate, forhis frame was slight, and he waß rather under tho average height. But no horse had a more charming temper than he, none could have been more game than he wate. How he won ths Derby by a neck from Craigan. Eran is fresh in everybody's mind. It was.a great victory by a-great horse, and his loss will be mourned not only by Mr. J. B. Joel, but also by the huge sporting British, public, who love nothing better than a" gallant thoroughbred. ' .

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DERBY WINNER'S DEATH, Evening Post, Volume CII, Issue 41, 17 August 1921

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DERBY WINNER'S DEATH Evening Post, Volume CII, Issue 41, 17 August 1921

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