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Another- world-famous " Blue Ribbon of . the Turf " has 'been converted into history, and Ishe race which sets seal to the vie- . torious horse's reputation has been won by CioerOj who was, on the strength of . his two-year-old form, the ruling winter favourite. Cicero had an unbeaten oertifi.- • cate as a tiwo-year-old, and won five races out of as many starns. He made his firofc , appearance, in. the Fitzwiliiam Stakes, five , furlongs, at the Newmarket April meeting, when* he- bsat seven others. At Epsom, in June,, he beat a fie'd of twelve ;in tihe- Woodoote Stakes, six furlongs. In the Coventry Stakes, at Ascot, trlie same month, he- beat Vedaa- (-who- this season ; accounted? for the Two Thousand. Guineas) ati level weights. A^t tfhe Newmarket July meeting he won- the July- Stakes, five furlongs and' H4yds-, from four others. ' His- other appearance wias in the- National Breeders'' Produce Stakes- at S'andbwa ' Park in July. Cicero's two-year-old wia.ning3; amounted) to. £8591, and in. all hie races he was ridden by D. Maher, This . , season Cicero made- His first appearance- in , the Newmarket Stakes-, in- whiefr lie Beafr Xikogjbby and Signorino, who occupied third, piaee in. tlhe Derby. The Fr-enchrbred' 1 colt Jajrdy, who ran second, had also an '■■ unbeaten certificate last year, and captured ~ • amongst other- races the- Middle' Park Plate, which he won in good efcy^e. He was, ae- ." cording: to- the- cable-, suffering; fromi a , cougih a few days before the race, and : whilst, that may not have seriously affected" his chance, it oan saiely be calculated that it did: not impr-ove it. Jardy is a. son of. Flyhrg Fox and Airs and Graces, and the cost of has sire and dam runs out to ovei 40,000 guineas. Airs- and Graces- won ■ the Oaks in the colours of Hhe Australian, sportsman Mr W. T. Jones, and conse- | quently Jardy is bred on lines which in ' former days was considered! the acme of 1 breeding, as be was got by a Derby . winner out of an Oaks winner (who was sired by a_ Derby winner). Signorino, who ran third, won. two- races last season, and this- year ran second in the Two Thousand Guineas to Vedas. and third in the Newmarket Sfca-kes. Cicero, whose sire. CyTene, waa recently purchased by Mr Bass, th-e owner of Sceptre, for 30,000 guineas, is another descendant of the SiookwellOrmonde tribe to wdn th-3 Derby. Me I is out of Gas, a daughter of Ayrshire, who j won the Derby in ICSB,1 C SB, and his daim is* a half-sister to IJadas, who won theDerbr of 189'k Cicero's win marks Lord Rjosebery's third success in the race, as his colours wore ca.rried to the front in 189^ by Ladaa and by Sir "Visfco in 1895.

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THE ENGLISH DERBY., Otago Witness, Issue 2673, 7 June 1905

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THE ENGLISH DERBY. Otago Witness, Issue 2673, 7 June 1905