THE DERBY WINNER.
The London sporting correspondent of tho Melbourne Leader aays: — "Kisber, the Derby winner, journeyed a few days after across the water to La Belle France, and there cantered away with the grand prize of Paris, just as easily as he did the English Derby. Five lengths waa the judge's verdict at Epaora, and strange to say five lengths was Baron de la Rochette's decision in the Grand Prix de Paris. Enguerrande, one of the Oaks deadheatera, waa second ; in fact, she was the only one in the race ever possessing the remotest chance with the winner — indeed it waa very remote, but I mention it, as I particularly directed attention to this mare in my last letter, remarking while writing upon the " Derby week " that she was a long way the best looking, and probably the best amongst the mares, adding that had the Oj\ka been run off she would most likely have won. One little incident is worthy of mention in connection with the French victory of the son of Buccaneer and Mineral. < On the morning of the race the members of the French Jockey Club were called in, consequent upon some beta, as to whether Kisber should be counted amongst the English horses or not. The decision of this august body was "no." In my opinion, however, he is bo very near it, that you cannot tell the difference. He is as 1 have told you before, by an expatriated sire out of an expatriated dam, was certainly in Hungary, but brought over to England when a yearling, broken and trained at Newmarket, was trained by an Englishman, aud ridden in all his races by an English jockey. However, it will be seen that our neighbours would not allow perfide Albion to have it all her own way. These great and easy victories of the Mineral colt — I must sometimes remember him by that name — show what a good horse he is, and I repeat, his winning the St Leger is only a question of health.
TJiere is at present not much speculation on the Canterbury Cup, but the following odds for the different events have been laid recently : — For the Cvp — 100 to 14 Guy Fawkes, 6 to 1 Danebury, Dead Heat, and Korari, 7 and 8 to 1 Templeton and Cloth of Gold. For the DerbyDead Heat, 4to 1 ; Puriri and Danebury, sto 1 each ; Fallacy, 6to 1 ; Wrangler, 7 to 1. The doubles on the Cup and Derby run from 100 to 2to 100 to 5. On the C. J.O. no business has been done, but 10 to 1 is obtainable on the field.
Mr J. Everitt has issued a challenge, open for two months, offering to travel his horse Viking against any horse in Australia 100 miles, Bst. up for £100 or £HOO.
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THE DERBY WINNER., Otago Witness, Issue 1295, 23 September 1876
THE DERBY WINNER. Otago Witness, Issue 1295, 23 September 1876
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