DONOGHUE'S FIRST OAKS
(From "The Posfs" Representative) LONDON June 5 Soiario sirco the 1937 winners ot both the Derby and the Oaks—Midday Sun and ExhibiUonnist. Yesterday was Ladies' Day at Epsoru. The King and Queen were again present look ing very young and happy, but Sir Victor Sassoon was not there to see his three-year-old (illy register a very popular triumph. Cheers were tremendous not onij for the norse, but for the jockey. Hit evergreen. Steve Donoghue who haci his first Oaks win He was on the eve of his 53rd year, and lie may shortly be retiring to become a trainer. Exhibitionnist won the One Thousand Guineas at Newmarket, and previously failed only by three parts of a length in an attempt to give Mid-day Sun 61b in the Free Handicap. She galloped the Epsom course m three-fifths ot \ second faster time than that returned by the Derby winner on Wednesday "Steve" always had Exhibitionnist t.o the fore. Going up the hill soon after the start Fieldfare and Burlington Lass were in line with him. At Tattenham Corner Donoghue had his fay ourite position in front on the inside The outsiders, Sweet Content and Sculpture, chased Sir Victor Sassoon's filly along the straight, but Exhibitiotinist was not in the least troubled by their efforts and won by three lengths in 2min 37seq. J. Lawson, the Mantqn trainer, put three fillies in the field in perfect condition, and was rewarded vyith first and third places, the third being Lord Astor's Sculpture (Sansovina—Picture), a head behind Mr. F, W. Dennis's Sweet Content (Salmon Trout—Belle Soleil). Lawson said: "It never rains but it pours. I did not have a winner at Epsom for a considerable time,1 but I have now won the Oaks the Ebbisham Stakes (a new race), and deadheated for the Coronation Cup All being well, Exhibitionnist will probably next run in the Coronation Stakes at Ascot with her penalty, because she had such an easy race today." After the race Donoghut: said: "I never had an easier ride in my life. I was confident all the time, It A-as like riding the winner p£ a selling plate. Naturally I am terribly thrilled to have wcr at Epsom again, and the cheers with which the crowd welcomed me were very pleasing. Exhibitionnist was never out of the first two all the way round." Donoghue used to be regarded as an Epsom course specialist. He bore this reputation in company with Carslakc who also continues to do well.
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SOLARIO'S DOUBLE, Evening Post, Volume CXXIV, Issue 2, 2 July 1937
SOLARIO'S DOUBLE Evening Post, Volume CXXIV, Issue 2, 2 July 1937
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