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SPORTING.

THE ENGLISH DERBY

witnessp:d by over 250,000

I BY CAELE-PKESS ASSOCIATION—COPYRIGHT I LONDON, June 6. ! The Derby resulted: Mr. B. Irish's Papyrus (Donoghue) 1, Lord Derby's Pharos (Gardner) 2, M. Goculclass' Parth (Walker) 3. i Over a quarter of a million people 1 witnessed the Derby. The Prince of j Wales received a great ovation. The ' weather was showery. For the first time in the history of the race it was won by a tenant farmer named Irish, who purchased Papyrus as a yearling ;in 1921 for 3500 guineas. ! Donoghue has accomplished the unparalleled feat of winning three con- ! secutive Derbys, making five to his ' credit since 1916. Walker, an Ausj tralian jockey, rode Parth s and Gardner rode Pharos. Townguard, who finished thirteenth, was never prominent. There were nineteen starters. From the entrance to the straight the ; rate resolved itself- into a desperate ' and prolonged duel between Papyrus j and Pharos. The latter headed Papyrus ! below the entrance, but the effort ex- , hausted him, a)id Papyrus slowly j forged ahead and won by a length. The ! third horse was a length and a half away. The time was 2.38. Sporting Life interviewed. Walker, who said: "My first ride in the Derby ■ was not quite as enjoyable as I could t have wished. Parth was moving well | forward, but for some unexplained I reason, possibly due to the rising tapes, j he stuck his toes into the ground and. ' seemed disinclined to move. Loafer I must have been twenty lengths ahead ; before Parth set off. He-failed to over--1 take much of the lost ground until well , into the home line. Here he began to 'gain rapidly, and moved so freely that I had just a remote hope that he would ! get up, though the winning post seemed too near. But for lost ground at the start I feel pretty siH*e he would have won the prize."

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SPORTING., Hawera & Normanby Star, Volume XLII, Issue XLII, 8 June 1923

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SPORTING. Hawera & Normanby Star, Volume XLII, Issue XLII, 8 June 1923

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