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DERBY DAY

TRAFFIC BREAKS ALL RECORDS

XmiBEE. OF NEW ZEAL-VNDFRS WITNESS RACE. ' ' " ""

(UNITEU I'KESS ASSOCIATION.-COPYKIGUT.)

SYDNEY SUX CABLE.)

LONDOX, .tii ,T„i,n ihouc'li the jollification „v Ocrhv Dn.v «-;is c;.rrieil out uiuler iinpleu-nit v.-uathcr njiiditions, the .•nLlnisiji'-ni -.f lh. ; rroivj at l.r,H| |) t ,,] )V 's virl-.rv 1,-,, nul been r-ni.nlhHl .n,■_ ' M i,,.,, i; '- ,vh,' the crowd i-jaicmbcrmy.tL.it tho- maUj

had been trying for over a century to win the blue'riband. The family's' last ivin was in 1787.

The traffic on the roads broke all records.; Somo private char-a-bancs came from the South Wales mining districts, but the most prominent feature was the Australian cavalcade of busei: which recalled the procession of buses filled with Tommies rushed to the Ypres salient during the war. Fiftyone buses, carrying 1500 Australians and New Zealanders, left Australia House at 8 o'clock. . All were decorated- with Australian flags, and many also carried kangaroo mascots. The 'crush was' so great at Epsom that the Australians did not reach the reserved space, and saw little of the racing. . The majority oi them sat in the buses all day long," deriving _ entertainment from watching "bookies, '■' gipsies, costeis garbed in "pearlies" riding in donkey carts, and gentlemen apparently distributing gold watches, fountain pens, and banknotes. Most of the Dominion visitors support ecj the winning horse, and also Bullock's mount, on sentimental grounds. For the same reason they did well iv the first two races, the winners of which were trained by Stanley Wootton. The King and Queen, the Prince of Wales, the Duke of York, the Duke of Conuaught, the Queen of Rumania, and her sister the Infanta Beatrice of Spain, left Victoria station at midday, and received a great reception on the course. _ The first and second races were run in rainstorms. Largo ' numbers of North Countrymen had come special l.v to hack Lord Derby's horse, and their enthusiasm when Sansovino won iv a canter was unbounded. Ono small party of Liverpool business men, who dined at the Hotel Cecil in the evening, were £2000 richer than they were at lunch time. For the fourth time since the war Lord Astor gained second place in the Derby. Steve Donoghue finished last, after winning three consecutive Derb vs.

The King entertained 50 members of tlie Jockey Club at dinner at Buckingham Palace, and tlie Queen dined with the -Countess of Derby at Stratford llace:. to which the King's guests afterwards went for a dance.

Mr, Harcourt Johnstone, tlie Liberal member for East Killesden, won £19.----000 in tho Calcutta ."sweep" as the'result of a. half-share in St, Germans. He sold tho other half for £3500. Mr. Millard, au electrical engineer' at Not'tmghnm, won the London Stock Exchange "sweep" of £50,000, but sold a half-share in the ticket for £2750.

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DERBY DAY, Evening Post, Volume CVII, Issue 133, 6 June 1924

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DERBY DAY Evening Post, Volume CVII, Issue 133, 6 June 1924

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