Lord Roseberys Triumphant Career, Daily Racing Form, 1915-11-29


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1 t t • LORD ROSEBERYB TRIUMPHANT CAREER. It is not everv man who has the ambitions of his life realized so thoroughly as iu the case of I-ord Kosehery — particularly whon these ambitions are three in" number, and aj e all of twenty-two curat description. In the days of his youth his lordship is said to have stated his wishes thus: He aspired to wed au heiress, become Prime Min ister and win the Derby — a tolerably comprehensive program. IatU Rosebery, however, dulv carried off the treble, so to speak. In 1878 he married Hannah, only daughter of Baron Meyer de Rothschild, and thus realized the first of his ambitions. Then in 1894 he assumed the Premiership, while in the same year he won the Bine Riband of the turf with Ladas. Tue scenes at Epsom when Ladas passed the winning |Hist a length and a half in front of Matchlmx, his nearest pursuer, were little less enthusiastic ban those attending the success of Persimmon a couple of years later. Ladas had previously won the Two Thousand, and was later confidently expected to win tlie St. Leger. and because one of the band of "triple-crown" heroes: but a filly named Throstle intervened. In the following summer Lord Roselierv was reminded of the truth of the old adage to the effect that when it rains it pours, for with Sir Visto he again won the Derby. This colt later carried off the St. Leger. so that tbe Primrore Earl had the satisfaction of winning four classic races in the space of two seasons. In 1896 he was again possessed of a promising colt in Velasquez, and there were some hopes of a third Derby, but Galtee More proved himself the champion of his particular year, and swept the board. However. Lord Rosebery took tbe One Thousand Guineas with Chelandry, so that he was not altogether deserted by fickle fortune, though the filly disappointed in failing to also win the Oaks, in which, with substantial odds laid 011 her. she was easily beaten by Limasol. It was in tbe Oaks, by the way. that Lord Rosebery scored the first of his classic successes— with Bonny Jean in 1883. Ten years after the triumph of Sir Visto his lordship won yet another Derby, the hero on this occasion being Cicero, a son of fyllene. A few years later it appeared highly probable that another wearer of the primrose and rose-hooped jacket would enroll his name on the Epsom scroll. The animal in question was Neil Gow. which proved himself a smart two-year-old, and subsequeutly took the Two Thousand. Just prior to the Derby, however, he sustained some mishap, which, while not sufficiently serious to prevent his running, could have done him no good. Whether, in any case, he could have beaten Lemberg. to which he finished unplaced, over the Epsom course, is, bow-ever, a debatable point. The above will indicate that Lord Rosebery has left his mark upon the classic records: but there ■ is no reason to assume that further similar triumphs will not have to be chronicled. Anyway If and when they do "arrive" they will be as popular as ever.

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