Orby Out of All His Races, Daily Racing Form, 1908-01-02


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ORBY OUT OF ALL HIS RACES. London. January 1.— Richard Crokers Onne — Rhoda B. four-year old, Orby, the Epsom Derby winner of 1907, has been struck out of all engagements in England. He did not have many and no good reason is given for the declarations out of those stakes in which he was entered. That the son of Orme is practically sound fofracing purposes. and there would be no doubt of his standing another preparation if only he were in England, but no Irishman claims that so far as training goes a horse lias aeytliing like the same chance in Ireland as in England, and instead of thinking that Wool Winder was unlucky to be beaten for the Derby, it is wondering what manner of horse Orby must be who could go over from Ireland to win it. Certainly none has seen anything like the best of him, though it may be that a mile and a quarter is his liest distance. Mr. Croker will make a colossal blunder if he retires this colt to the stud at four years old, for a Derby victory is not a sufficient demonstration of his real merit, and as he can be "trained next year, if on suitable ground, there seems to be every reason why he should be given a chance to show what he can do when at his best. A match between Orby and Wind Winder is even being proposed, without much chance, however, of one being mad".

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