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THE DERBY.

The following is a full description of this race, of which we some weeks back gave a brief telegraphic account :— ' ' There were two breaks away caused by Gerald's awkwardness before the lot were nicely together, and the flag fell to a faultless start, Pursebearer and Executor being the first to break the line, and showing the way for about a couple of hundred yards, when they were passed by Marden, Bruce, and Real Grit, Pursebearer going on fourth in company with Psycho, and the pair being followed by Fenelon and Sachem on tho inside, whilst jnext in order and close up succeeded Quicklime, Gerald, and Dutch Oven, the last two being Shotover and Satrap. Executor showed early symptoms of a strong disinclination to gallop, and though Goater called upon him with whip and spur he gradually dropped back, and was conspicuous amongst the last three before the half mile had been covered. As they went to the mile-post Marden was joined by Bruce, and the pair raced away side by side two or three lengths clear of Pursebearer, Real Grit going on fourth in front of Dutch Oven and Fenelon, with Executor, Shotover, and Satrap now the three whippers-in. But little change occurred as they strode along through the furzes, and on top of the hill the favourite and Mar den, side by side, were leading four clear lengths from Pursebearer, Fenelon, and Sachem, these in turn being followed by Gerald, who soon afterwards ran into fourth place behind Pursebearer, Shotover being still in the rear with Satrap and Executor. In descending the hill the lead of Marden and Bruce was • slightly diminished by Pursebearer and Gerald, to whom succeeded Fenelon and Quicklime, who in turn were separated by daylight, from Dutch Oven and Real Grit, with Shotover, who had gradually been making up ]ior leeway, now next, and Satrap and Executor tailed off behind Sachem. As they commenced to mako the bend at Tattenham corner Marden again drew out with a slight advantage of the favourite, the pair coming on in closo company clear of Pursebearor and Gerald, with Dutch Oven, Quicklime, and Gareth next, and Shotovor in their heels at the head of the others. Ab the turn Jiruco shied a!; some flying paper, and i mining wide, took Marden out with him. Thus though Bruce held the lead when fairly in tho line for home he had but little advantage of Pursebearer, who was closely hugging the rails. In hia immediate track was Quicklime, and then oamo Dutch Oven and Gareth, with Shotover next on the top ground, and Sachem at the head of tho others. After crossing the road Bruce held out signals of distress, and gave way to Quicklime, the pair coming on, in advance of Gareth, Pursebearer, Dutch Oven, and Shotover. A quarter of a mile from home Gareth and Dutch Oven were in trouble, and with Pursebearer also done with, Shotover and Sachem took third and fourth places respectively. As they came to the distance Quicklime shook off the attentions of Bruce, and holding a clear lead, moineutaiily looked like winning, but Shotover came up hand over hand as soon as she was asked to do a little extra, and getting on terms with Lord Bradford's colt, she gradually increased her advantage, and won cleverly by three-quarters of a length ; Sachem, vigorously ridden out to the end, passed the pulling-np Bruce and finished a bad third, a head in front of the favourite, who was placed fourth. Then at a clear interval came Gareth fifth, Pursebearer sixth, Dutch Oven seventh, a long way in front of Fenelon and Gerald, with Mardo.ii next, and the last throe beaten off, were Satrap, Psycho, and Executor. Time by Benson's chronograph, 2 mm. 4o 3-slh sec. Value of tho stakos to the winner, £1775." TUB KPiOM Git AND PBIZ:-', Of 1000 vors for the w nner. and 200 soys for the liivede' of tha win'icr, addo-i to a sweoi^takc? of 23 rovh each ; for three-yo\v-olds ; fo'.U 8?t 10!b, and (lilies Bsfc 51b ; ponallic 1 and allowances ; the second received 100 soys out of the stakes ; about ono mile and a-qunrter 224 subs. Lord Bradford's br c Q'lkM mo, by Wenlock, out of Duvernay, Sst BU> . . . . (C. Weed) 1 Mr R. S. Evans' Mar.lon, Sit 31b (earriod Sst 51b) (R Wyatt) 2 Duke of Hamilton's Je)j.ora,B»t 51b (earriad Ssfc Gib)' .. .. .. (Watfs) 3 Mr J. Jardine's br c by Brown Bica ! — ITygoia, Bs£ 31b (carried Bst 51h) .. .. (J. « shorn) 0 Mr F. Gretton'fl Transition, Ssfc 31b .. (Lijinaire) 0 Count de La^range's Executor, 9^t 31b (Goater) 0 j Mr P. Lorilhrd's br c Gerald, 8s 1 13b (F. Wc-bb) o Betting : 11 to -1 on Quicklime, 6 to 1 agst Marden, and 25 to 1 each agst Gerald and Leonora. The favourite was in front for a few strides, and then gave way to the Hygcia colt, the pair being followed by Gerald and Leonora, with Marden clear away in the roar. At the top of the hill Gerald changed places with Quicklime, > who hugged the rails so closely, however, that he was enabled to take up the running at the turn, while the Hygeia colt and Gerald resigned to Leonora soon after crossing the road. Half-way up the straight Wyatt set Marden going, and' in about a hundred yards he rushed up to Quicklime's neck ; but Iho oncouragetnent of a racing companion served served Lord Bradford's coll, who won easily at the finish by half a length, two lengths dividing second and third. The Hygeia colt was a bad 'fourth, with the others pulling up at his heels. Time, 2 mm. 14^ sec. Value of the stakes, £3757. TUB EPSOM GOLD CUP. Of GOO soys in ])Kte or specie, at tbe option of the winner, added (o a b\\ copstakes oE 10 soys each; throe year olds Bst, four Oit 81b, live and upwards oit6\b; marc and molding? allowed 31b ; ponaliies and allowances ; about one mile and a half. M. L'frvre's cb cTristan, by llora.it out of Thrift, ■Jus, Qt3-b .. .. (V. Aicher) 1 Mr 1.. <lo Ro-.bschilci'a Idbcl, 3 %is 7ot 41b (c vnied 7 1 81b) „ „ ; (JTordhaiD) 2

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Betting : 3 to 1 on Tristan, who indulged Isabel with a clear lead until a quarter of a mile from home ; when he closed up on the whip hand, and won m a canter by a neck.

THE OAKS.

The following is a full account of this race, telegraphic particulars of which we gave at the same time as those of tho Derby :— " At the first attempt the flag fell, and Lady May jumping away in front at once went 'out with a clear lead' of Incognita, Nellie, and Geheimniss. St. Marguerite bringing up the rear. In this order they ran to Sherwood s, where the French filly increased her lead to four or five lengths, Nellie lying at Incognita's quarters until approaching the furzes, when the leader was joined by Lord Stamford's second string, and at the mile post the latter assumed a slight lead, Nellie following third at a clear interval, and the favourite being next at her girths, with St. Marguerite in her heels. Before reaching the top of the hill Lady May had dropped clean away, and Incognita continued with a clear lead of Nellie and Geheimniss, of who the favourite raced past soon afterwards, and half way down the hill she showed with a slight lead of her stable-companion, Nellie now being third, close up, with St. Marguerite fourth. As they came into the line for home Incognita lost her position, and Nellie took her place on the top ground at the quarters of Geheimniss, and St. Marguerite drew up on the rails. Over the road Nellie held out signals of distress, and though St. Marguerite was allowed to draw up to the neck of Geheimniss at the distance, the favourite shot out with a clear advantage the moment her head was loosed, and won in a common canter by a couple of lengths ; Nellie was a bad third, and the others were beaten off. Timo by Benson's chronograph, 2min 49sec. Not value of the stakes to the winner £3375."

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THE DERBY., Otago Witness, Issue 1600, 22 July 1882

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