One Epsom Derby Winner in Canada, Daily Racing Form, 1915-12-12


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ONE EPSOM DERBY WINNER IN CANADA. One of the most interesting of the turf jottings from Mr. II. J. P. Goods "Old Timers Notebook, in The Montreal Mail, is his reminiscence of the later days of Derby winners, only one of which was inqiorted to this country. Mr. Good says: "Only one Epsom Derby winner ever found his way to Canada, and that was Mr. W. S. Crawfords George Frederick, which Col. Strathy brought to Montreal, and that, after being vainly tried as a stallion in Ontario, was shipped to the west, and there died, being no great loss to anyone. Although Diomed, the first of the 135 that have won the great race, came to America, his followers could probably he counted on the fingers of the two hands, although they include such horses of modern renown as St. Blaise. Ormonde and Rock Sand Iroquois, winner in 1881. was foaled in America and Volodyovski. MMt: Orby. 1907, and Durbar II.. 1914. although owned by Americans, were foaled respectively, in England, Ireland and France. A few sons of Derby winners have come to this country. Among them might Ik- mentioned Derwentwater. sou of Doncaster: Admiral, son of St. Blaise: Ben-volio. son of Bend Or: Gennaro. son of St Oatien-Pershore and Persistence, sons of the late King Edwards first Derhy winner. Persimmon; Aisles dOr. son of Melton, and Red Fox II., son of Flying Fox. Neither have the immediate sons of St. Leger winners been many in this Canada of our."

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