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COLORADO'S VICTORY

HIS DEFEAT OF CORONACH

Ac.victory of recent years has met with a better reception on any course than that of Colorado in the Prince of AVales rariTi^ New™?rket early in July. The •of n , r •ClT ted' a tremendous amount ™'t P ,'M nterest ' and Colorado's owner watched the contest with His Majesty "feo^o^/ 0^ Chlb Staad Both Coronach and Colorado looked as they have never looked before, being tuned' up to perfection, and, despite the closeness of the atmosphere, neither sweated Coronach attempted his cutting-down tactics, but he could never get further away than a couple of lengths or so, Colorado running in his heels till half-way „p the Bunbiiry Mile, where Lord Derby's colt took closer order. ■ A PRETTY DUEL. Before -reaching the Plantation Corner Weston brought Colorado out to challenge on the left of Coronach, and the pair then commenced a pretty duel for supremacy to the Dip, where Colorado assumed the mastery, and, Weston riding him out with nis hands,"drew away to win by the bic margin of, eight lengths. It must be admitted, however, that J. Childs did not ride his horse out to the end, accepting the situation when he found that he was on a well trounced horse. CORONACH'S DEFEATS. • "It is curious that each of Coronach's three defeats have taken place at Newmarket. In the Two Thousand Guineas Colorado had a five lengths' advantage over him Excuses were made for Lord Woolavin"ton s colt on that occasion just as they were made for Colorado on account of the heavy going in the Derby. Now, when both horses have met three times, Colorado has proved himself the better, and the judgment of the Hou ueorge Lambton has been vindicated for the Stanley House manager and ex.trainer, has always-regarded the colt as a champion and one of the best horses he has ever had anything to do with. Lord Derby must be congratulated, since his decision to oppose Coronach made the day's racing a notable one. Indeed, of the two horses, Coronach was the more distressed after the race, much as Colorado sweated when he came back.

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Evening Post, Evening Post, Volume CIV, Issue 34, 9 August 1927

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COLORADO'S VICTORY Evening Post, Volume CIV, Issue 34, 9 August 1927

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