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i | I i I ARCHAIC LORD DERBYS JONAHl John Sanfords Son of Polymelus and Keystone II. Was Most Unlucky Horse. John Sanfords recent acqutaithm. Archaic. Btaa oiisKeied one of the BMsl unluck.x hoises in racing of two years in Fngland. and after his sale by Ford Derby. William AUtaoa of the London Sports matt wrote this: "Arcl. lies future will be watched with inter -; in this country as well as in America. Maty t Ile will tell you that he is a soft beast and with Ki itn litiatioti for racing, but it certainly dill not s. tin s, ;,| Rasom when he made ,a really gallant lt:i! and was second for the Derltv . Before that t.ti. Mr. Lambtoa was regretting the absence f Ford Derby. For. he said, if Archaic were tin own I weald not run him mi this ground; bin Lard Derby could not be consulted, ami the Derby is the Derby s,, Archata went to the post and acquitted himself right well, bin gol le iil.lv shaken. On the I. p of this, in the auiuiun. came the beeJ-bag. and that leans its ietim- in re . r less below par for unite a taa time. What woader, in iiaeh ekr- cnnistanees. if Archaic did not feel like racfeng! "A winters rest would probaMj restore his full igor jind confidence, and if Mr. Haaford were to decide to race him in America next year he would probably show his true form. 1: is aot wise to i et a foar-ycar-otd roil to the stud. IhoBfh this I s ! e. ii sin cessiully ih no in a few eases, sack S» Blair Alhol and Flying Fox Ixith of whom would hate been batter for another season of racing. However, tin- temptation to use Areata next year instead of taking any race course risks with hint will probably prove too strong, for he is a grand individual, besides being grandly bred by Poiysaelw Keystone IF, the winner of the Daks. "I know that the only reason Lord Derby had for parting with Aichata was that the colt had been s., 1 persistently unlucky as to become almost the Jonah of the staid,., and it was decided to throw him ovtrbeard as a votive offering to Fortune. Whether it would be fair to carry the simile further and compare Mr. Sanford to the who la who hospitably received Jonah I scarcely know."