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NO ENGLISH DERBY BETTING. It seems Incredible to old stagers that we should lie within hail of Christmastide without any wagering on the Derby having been recorded, says London Sporting Lire. Nevertheless, this is an abso- lute fact. The Jockey Club season just ended has shown more plainly than ever that ante-post wagering is almost a thing of the past as regards many of tlie handicaps that used formerly to provoke plenty of betting long anterior to the day of their decision.