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DERBY DAY.

GREATEST IN HISTORY.

SPION KOP WINS IN RECORD TIME.

Elec. Tel. Copy right— United Press Assn.i {Australian and N.Z. Cable Assoclatloqj m . LONDON, June 2. . Ihe human tide began to flow towards Epsom m the early hours of the morning. At dawn there were hundreds of campfires on the Dowiis, where 10,00t> spent the night m the open. The weather was gloriously eunnyThousands trudged the 15 miles from London, while the various railway termini were filled with surging crowds. About ohe m. every 25 vehicles going to Epsom was horse-drawn, and the road presented a wonderful sight, for this ia regarded as the greatest Derby day m history. ' J J

Fully half a million bottles of beer, ten thousand pounds of meat, and ton* ,of ham and other foodstuffs were requisitioned for the catering booths. The Derby resulted as follows: Spion Kop 1, Archaic 2, Orpheus 3. Nineteen started m the Derby. O'Neill rode Spion Kop, who won by two lengths, the third horse being a length and a-half away. Sarchedon was fourthy Tetratema was beaten at Tottenham Corner. The time was 2.35 3-5, a re-' cord. 7 .The King and Queen, and Princess' Mary went m a special train to . Epsom with 50 specially invited guests. The Royal party had a great reception oh the racecourse.

It is estimated that a quarter of a million people were present.

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DERBY DAY., Poverty Bay Herald, Volume XLVII, Issue 15234, 4 June 1920

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DERBY DAY. Poverty Bay Herald, Volume XLVII, Issue 15234, 4 June 1920

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