MID-DAY SUN'S FUTURE
Whatever' the fate of Mid-day Sun, last years winner of the Derby, during the coming fiat term in England, it is 'a sporting gesture on the part of Mrs. G. B. Miller to keep him in training over another season, says an English exchange. It is admitted that the temptation is great to put a Derby winner to stud at the end of his three-year-old career. Post-war Derby winners in Mahmoud, Bahram, April the Fifth, Blenheim, Trigo, Felstead, Manna, Humorist, and Grand Parade never ran as four-year-olds. Those who did comprise Windsor Lad, Hyperion, Cameronian, Coronach, Sansovmo,'' Papyrus, Captain Cuttle, and Spion Kop. Probably Spion Kop was the worst of the group enumerated as an individual Derby winner. He - ran twice without winning as a four-year-old. The winnings, as four-year-ojds, of the . others quoted were:—Windsor Lad I (£10,689), ran and won four races, including the Eclipse Stakes; Hyperion (£1225), won twice and placed twice in four outings; Cameronian (£1470), one win and three thirds; Coronach (£4353), two wins and twice placed; Sansovino (£523), one win, once second, and twice unplaced; and Captain Cuttle (£858) won his one race, , '"* Papyrus had four outings as a four-year-old, being three times second and once unplaced/ On the 7 occasions on which he was runner-up to Poisoned Arrow (Burwell Plate), Polyphontes (Eclipse), and Teresina (Jockey Club Stakes), the winning stakes amounted to £18,538. ' It will be noted that Windsor Lad was the most successful four-year-old performer as regards stakes,' ,but had it not been for the dapper colt Colorado, Coronaoh would have added the Eclipse Stakes (£12,203) and Princess of Wales Stakes (£2550) to his £4353? There are many prizes of good value to be won by classic four-year-olds. Newmarket' offers the Chippenham Stakes, March Stakes, Burwell Stakes, Princess of Wales Stakes, Dullingham Stakes, Great.Foal Stakes, Jockey Club Stakes, Champion Stakes, Limekiln Stakes, and Jockey Club Cup, Ascot's lures are the Gold Cup and Vase, Churchill, Stakes, Ribblesdale Stakes, Hardwicke Stakes, and.Rous Memorial Slakes. Sandown provides the Eclipse Stakes, and Goodwood, Newbury, - Chester, Epsom, and Kempton feature prizes worthy of classic challengers.
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FURTHER RACING, Evening Post, Volume CXXV, Issue 47, 25 February 1938
FURTHER RACING Evening Post, Volume CXXV, Issue 47, 25 February 1938
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