WON EASILY BY CORONACH
SECOND SUCCESS FOR LORD WOOLAVINGTON
RACE MARRED BY RAIN.
(Received 3rd June, 11.30 a.m.)
LONDON, 2nd June.
The hopes excited by yesterday's glorious weather were disappointed this morning after a night-long downpour. The spirit of gaiety and merriment usually associated with a pilgrimage to Epsom was largely absent this morning. Some venturesome enthusiasts, who, despite the rain, started out early in open carts and vehicles insufficient ly covered to keep out' the downpour, soon found some difficulty in being happy and jolly. Thousands of people who intended to see the Derby Stakes run/ abandoned the project, and it was noticeable that London traffic centres, usually congested on fine Derby Day mornings, wero comparatively clear today. The principal race of the day resulted as follows: — DERBY STAKES, of 100 soys each, with 3000 soys added; about a mile and a half. Lord Woolavington's eh c Coronach, by Hurry On—Wet Kiss, 9.0 (J. Childs) 1 Mr. W. M. G. Singer's b c Lancegaye, by Swynford — Flying Spear, 9.0 (Berryman) .'..' 2 Lord Derby's br c Colorado, by Phalaris—Canyon, 9.0 (T. Weston) 3 There wore nineteen starters. Coronach won by five lengths, a short head separating second and third horses.
This is the second occasion on which Lord Woolavington has won the Derby, his first success beifig in 1922, when Captain Cuttle won with Steve Donoghuo up. Joe Childs has now ridden a Derby winner three times, and has been amongst the first three on several occasions. During the war years the race was run at Newmarket, and in \
1915 he was second on Let Fly to Steve Donoghue on Pommern. The following year he won the race on Fifinella, but in 1917 he only managed to get third on Dark Legend, being headed by Gay Crusader, with Donoghue up, Dansellon being second. In 1918 he again won the race on Gainsborough. The race then returned to Epsom, but for two years he failed to bring his mount into a place, doing so, however, in 1921 on Lemonora, when he ran third to Humorist, with Donoghue in the saddle again, and Craig an Eran second. From that year until yesterday, he failed to tako a prominent part in the finish of the race. Winners of the Derby since the war are as follows: — 1919.—Lord Glaneley's Grand Parade. 1920.—Major G. Loder's Spion Kop. 1921.—Mr. J. B. Joel's Humorist. 1922.—L0rd Woolavington's Captain Cuttle. 1923.—Mr. B. Irish's Papyrus. 1924.—L0rd Derby's Sansovino. 1925.—Mr. H. E. Morris's Manna. 1926.—L0rd Woolavington's Coronach.
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THE DERBY, Evening Post, Volume CXI, Issue 131, 3 June 1926
THE DERBY Evening Post, Volume CXI, Issue 131, 3 June 1926
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