RACING IN ENGLAND.
EPSOM SUMMER MEETING, Secokb Day — May 27.
THE DERBY STAKES, of 6500sovs, by subscription of 50sovs each, h. ft., or five only if declared by the last Thursday in March, 1902. For three-year-olds Colts, 9.0; fillies, 8.11. The nominator of the winner to reqoivc BOOsovs out of tho stakes. T£ not sufficient surplus is obtained from sub sorrptione to give the second p,t least 40030VS and the third at least 200sovs, the lifference is to be made up from the Race Fund. About one -mile and n-half. (295" njbs., 100 of .whom paid Ssovs ft.) Closed Tuly 23, 1901. Sir J. Miller's br c Rock Sand, by Sainfoin — Roquebrune (D. Mahor) 1' M. E. Blanc's Vjnicius, by Masque — TVandora (J. Thompson) 2 Sir D. Cooper's b c Flotsam, by St. rrns<juin—Float (W. Halsey) 8 Mr A. James's Rabelais, by St. Simon — Satirical (K. Cannon) 4 His Majesty'B Mead, by Persimmon — Meadow Chat" (H. Jones) 0 Mr Duryea's Acefull, by Mirthful — Myrtle Harkness (J. H. Martin) 0 Mr W. Brodrick-Cloete's Cerisiet, by 'Cherry Tree— Lost Love (0. Madden) 0 Betting at ihe start: 6 to 4 on Rock Send, 11 to 2 agst Yimcius, 100 to 14 Flotsam, 9 to 1 Mead, 25 to 1 Rabelais, 33 to 1 Acefull. 100 to 1 Cerisiei (offered). Places (1, 2, 3) • 4 to 1 on Rock Sand, 2 to 1 Flotsam, 7 to 4 Vmicius. 6 to 4 Mead, 2 to 1 agst Rabelais, 4 to 1 Acefull, 100 -to 8 Cerisier (o). Thn favourite -was quickest away, and he waa closely followed by Rabelais and Mead, with Vuucius next. In this ordei they ran for close on a couple of furlongs, but then Mead took up the running, and a loud shout wr.s laised as bin Majesty's coloutr were s°.on forging ahead. At the mile-post Mead was -followed by Bock Sand and Cerisier, while Flotsam came on next, but Vir.icius, -who seemed iiimVc to go the pnee, fell back last. At the top of the hill Rock Sand drew up to Mead, and here Tinicius was still well in the tom\ Halfway down the hill Mead iell I>aok. r.nd, lonncling Tattenham Corner, Rock Sand drew out from Flotsam and Rabelais, -with the French horse, who, contrary to expectations, came down the hill in gTesit style, next in front of Mead. From here tlie chief interest attached to Vinicius, lor the big colt put in a, strong challenge, and very quickly overhauled! the leaders. He could never get on terms with Rock Sand, howev-er, and the favourite passed the post amidst gTeat cheers -a winner, with n Jot in hand, by two lengths. Flotsam wa« third, the sami 1 distn.no? behind Viniciua, with TJabelais fourth and Mead fifoh. Time 2m in 42 4-saec.
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RACING IN ENGLAND., Otago Witness, Issue 2574, 15 July 1903
RACING IN ENGLAND. Otago Witness, Issue 2574, 15 July 1903
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