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THE TRIPLE CROWN."

To win the Guineas, Derby,- and' St.- Leger with the same horse has ever been the ambilSon.of x>ll Tacehorse owners, observes an English writer, -aud in the case of Diamond Jubilee it must b© gratifying to the Prince to know that he also bred a colt who has placed himself on the same pinnacle as West Australian, Gladiateur, Lord Lyon, Ormonde, Common, Tsinglash, Galtee More, and Flying Fox. Ot these all except Lord Lyon were bred by their nominators. Colonel- Pearson bred Lord Lyon, who carried the black and red cap of Mr Sutton. Gladiateur is the only foreign-bred horse which has accomplished the treble event, and the nearest approach of America was that of Iroquois, who must have been imlucky to have been beaten by Peregrine in the Two Thousand. The late Duke of Westminster is the only owner who has twice won the triple events. Of the "triple crowns" the appended table will show the value of each of the three stakes and their full total: — Gui- Derby. Leger. Total. nt-fis. £ £ £ _£ . W.Australian ... 3940 5250 21tO 990 Giadiattur 510) • (:525 5950 17,875 Lord Lyon 4850 7-150 5525 38,025 Ormonde 4000 -4700 445U 33,150 Cnirnon 4250 5510 4300 14,060 Isinglass " 42&0 5515 5 o>l 15,065 GalteeMore ... :->7'.O 5450 54 5 14,575 Flying 3?ox 4i'sO 5450 '4050 33,750 -Diamond Jubilee... 4700 Ll5O 525 .35275 So fur as value is concerned, it -will be seen that Lord Lyon's year .stands out most prominently ; Gladiateur is not very xar behind,; but a wide interval separates the two leaders f i om Diamond Jubilee, who comes third, and who in his career has won six races, worth £29,185 10s, a sum that also puts Persimmon in the shade. Still, Diamond Jubilee has not approached either the two or three-year-old record of Donovan (£14,563) oi' Flying Fox (£32,906), but he has well beaten Galtee More (£2t,977) and leinala&B ÜB2* f «7J.

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THE TRIPLE CROWN.", Otago Witness, Issue 2436, 21 November 1900

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THE TRIPLE CROWN." Otago Witness, Issue 2436, 21 November 1900

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