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THE DERBY CENTENARY.

YAC?ILi-T.?'-c "~:.";. '.- -.' P;'. '"'*'.•; y : . J. «;."-. r. ... The Derby of 187 ft- will be a; memorable one in the annals of the English '.Turf, as on May2B;the great race of Epsom Meeting and; of the whole, world celebrated its .centenary. The weather, which: had been iqost unpropitious during the preceding day and night, became fine as the day wore on, and the deMghtf 01/ change had an important influence ? on the^^ehdahceV although it was far Below--the average','--Avhilst the increase of fashionable visitors was equally marked as amongst the outsiders. The -royal - pavillion was occupied by the Prince, and Princess of Wales, the Dukel 'ahd.f Duchess /of ; .Edinburgh, the Duke of Cambridge, Prince Christian, the CouufeandtQountess.of rFlanders, .the Crcrfyu , Prince of Denmaiky -the:. Urojjrn- -Prince of Sweden and Norway, the Grand Duke of MeckienburghtStrelitz, the -Princess Mary .Adelaide and/the : Duke . of Teck,;,aud Pritice Edward of Sas^Weimer, ; all 'of whom had been conveyed to Epsom by. special train on the London, Brighton, and South Coast Railway. Here we must draw Jhe line, as our space is too limited to ; attempt a list of even the racingjnptobUi.ties; which thronged.; the private stand, tlie boxes of thegrahd stand, and the Marqnis of f . Anglesey's private stand opposite the winning post", "where his lordship dispensed^princely; hospitality ,, throughout^ the Ske\no\ye» ►About-one o'elcfcte there AvasV a great muster in the ring, and wagering qn. the B^Mfwh&%i'bnee commenced/ was hardry^SQ "firihyas" oh ';> the Receding evening, 5 to "field offered. . Charibert.perhaps,had''the ! t-iill of Victor Chief for money at this price, while Cadogan had 6 to 1 offered againstMm.y;The chief feature was the advance of Rayon- dO r to 20 to 1 , a • pricSSi^l^ta^eliSabbiiLChimV >||his pffcouise^ caused his stable companion, Zat, to bo operated against ilr to dy being %i reelv on offer. Soon after the pri<;e,abov j e r ga,med had been taken about Rayon 'd'Or he canie into further deu^and^for£#e decme^wa? Jl^ -a|. MZ^^r Ruperra^wfls ■"'strong- demand * -while- Sir Bevys was certainly "on offer." As the time drew near for the race- the betting was more ■ interesting, but still nothing; of a- sensational character -$obkY pi^'e.-The> datestM market doings were in favor of Cadogan and Victor Chief of the favorites-, -they each having a call of Gharibert, while the furore that pneei existedSo&^o^d'Or^ down. Renewing ; theym few words it can be chronicled that little or nothing was doing except that beyond the transactions in connection with the favorites the^ifcasv go&a~'deal r of *.mohey inv<^fed':o>i YisSontWd^r a^. ylaceA-M geheral appeared to exist that the sticky or holding nature of the going- would cause a surprise, but where the said suprfse was-to come from I' no one e^^^^^meten^ £££f# ai( ** The wholctwenty-three colored- oh thecard came to the: post, Count Lagrange running three and Lord Falmouth and Mr Acton two each. The day,' which >had been gradually - impWci^HgSinc&the^mornihg^^s 'a'tSajUifuli warm afternoon, ; with: a. clear atmosphere, when M>George. : :dropped ;;hisi flag; abojrbJO minutes r behind tinie. .The: .striking colors of Lord Bateman on : Prbtectibhis t were the first to show in advance, .followed, by Marshall Scott, Blue 8100d L Exeter,and:Ruperra;,vthen. came the; second vdivision,; id, Which .werejthe leading favorites, 'and ihe rear was brought up by^Sir Bevys, whip r is;^aislowi beginner.When clear ---bf' the furzes took up thff^ningianchi raming^uj^^e^m ; corned was sfill^mfipnt, Victor: Chief ihd Cb&rjbert.i: Crossing the roady hoff&ver* Caxtonianr, was beaten, .and:, she hopra Sißusagylwere-^ th&DUke of - ; '^Siini^tCT's^'c6«- v '-.:s6^ : -af ter : eaveiway^nd Visconti,lhi^i#ecoimpahipn, took his place, Loud shouts arose from the 7 i enclosure q^,s#^Rpsebes^^n^-V,bnt on ii'theupp^ z^M^mi^^i^mzm^^^ 'earned with a wet sail, and overhaul- ''- mo? Viscbnti and -i iPalmbearer yery ': -- : cleverly-by three parts of a length. The ch«:erin" was loud dh'd -loUgy^dit _was.no doubt the iiicc^s of the jockey quite^muph 7 Sl&whicih'called itfortb^This^ F^ahain^fii-t appearance in th^addhMhis.; -"■" Suringtlie^iater/and^it was.also _ussrst Derb^win^-In his long and honorable career-Derby.hpnors have been deniedhun, and &H rbbjeht "have been- the memmant "became almost ah article- <*-* faith^mongracingmen that Fordham cpuld , St%3&erby. To-day the spell of ; ili- _*<& ha? been broken, and the warm con«atulatiohs of gentle and simple must have fou as grattfymgas tbey w«T9 QflWr*

The Debbt Stakes, ofr 50, soys, each, h.ft., for.3 year : oldis ; colts, ,B stv;iO : Ibs'Jlfillies^ 8 st. 5 lbs] About a mile and a half ,2Bo subs. .'...'■■" "': --'- ■','■■ \ Mr Acton's Sir Bevy's, by Favonius ; (Fordham) ; ' .. . . V 1 , 1- Mr J. Trotter's Palmbearer (J; - - ] '.i'6dborae).'.^--. 7 V;' 7 y:;-yy'--:y-^'.:.-y''2-; ; Lord ; llosebery's Visconti (Constable) . • . . ; ; i ... 3 The following also ran :— Sir G. Chetwjbd's Abbet of St Mary's (H. Jeffery), Lord Ellesmerc's Alpha, (Huxtable"),'- Captain Mrichell's Blue Blood ("carried 8 st ; 11 lbs.) (F.- \7ebb), Lord Douglass Gordon^ Cadogan (Custance). Lord Yl Anglesey^ Caxtoniau YMorbey), Lord Falmouth's Gharibert (F. Arl:her)j MrC. Blaritoh's Exeter (Ro3siter), MH F. Gi-ettoh's Falihonth (T. Cannon), Mr Wil S. Cartwright's George Albert (C Wood), Lord^Depplm's Marshall Scott (Luke), Lord Falmouth's Mul% -Edris (Mofrgah)y Mi R. - Shiers Nutbush (W.; Piatt), Count- F. de Lagrange's Prologue : .(.Dpdge),; .Lord, -Bate- ; /man s Prolectidmst: ? (Wyatt), "C'dniit Fr de 'Lagrauges RayOn dOr (J. Moi-ris), Mr J, H. 'Houldsworth's Ruperra,; (Sno.wden), Mr Acton's Squirrel CJ-^cdohald); Dukebf Westminster's Victor Chief (Chaloner), Mr F. DaVis's Whackum. (Glover), Count F. de Lagrange's Zat (J, v Gpa!tei-); The winner, 4 who is half , brother to Haihpton, was bred by Lord Norreys, .'who is 'confederate \yith Mr Actcmiii-Sir' BeVys;-i aiid ? ; his;prede-' cessors can bba^t oif ; [more illustrious lineage. His sire XFavohius) ( 'woh the Derby, as^did; Kettledrums the^sire' of • Lady Laugdeh (Sh; t Bevysi darti)^ vivhilst;: 'L*dy Langdeti is a - ; daughter of Hai-iebt^ ; whb' was but of ..Queen f of Blink^Bonriy; whd ! waalhe of Blair Athole, who won the Derby i'and St Leger. Tlie , two-year-old relative to Sir Bevys uhfortuuatelyi died; bub thereis a_ yearling ;sister- to. .M ' Hayhoe*k*sta^le J; iiere^fcer] ["] Thr^e i J ank : oh^' sidei-s hOTihg : cb^ need'less'-to 'add ;; tba^ithie '. pi^l^S^i-rerfe' " floored to a man." : A''A A\ Z.-'-yY' A*"' 'Z -^ "'■"'

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THE DERBY CENTENARY., Southland Times, Issue 3469, 4 August 1879

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