Epsom Derby History, Daily Racing Form, 1922-06-01


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EPSOM DERBY HISTORY The Derby was first run for on Thursday May I 1780 and wan won by Sir Charles Bunburys chestnut colt DIomcd by Florlzel Continued ou tcath vice HISTORY OF EPSOM DERBY Contlntiml from ttilril pngp Pastorellas darn Major OlCollyw Iloud row was second Mr Walkers Spitfire tliinl and Sir F EvclynH WoLtun fourth Djorncil was favorite at 6 to 1 1The The distance was Increased from a nilln to a mile and a half in 1781 in which year lliti weights were readjusted so that colUi car ¬ ried 115 pounds and fillies 112 pounds Tho race fell to Colonel OKellys Sergeant a son of the famous Eclipse to whom Lord Grosvenors gray colt Carlo Khan was sec ¬ ond ondIn In 1785 when Lord Clermonts Aimwelt won from Lord Grosvenors gray colt Grant ham a prize of 100 guineas went for tho first time to the horse that finished second secondScotia Scotia in 17SG was the first filly to start favorite for the race She was nowhere however and the race fell to Mr Pantons Noble by Highflyer whose price at the start was 30 to 1 1The The then Prince of Wales afterward King KingGeorge George IV was victorious in 1733 with Sir Siri i Thomas which started at G to 5 on and andeasily easily vanquished Lord Grosvenors Aurelius Aureliusby by Eclipse EclipseIn In 1792 a 100 to 1 outsider Lord Clcr monts Speculor was second The winner was John Bull which started favorite at G to 1 on Bustart afterward a successful sire was third and Lyricus fourth I There were only four runners in 1701 tho smallest field on record The Duke of Bed ¬ fords Leon was favorite at 5 and G to I on but he could only get third Daedalus being first and Ragged Jack second secondChampion Champion in 1300 was the first colt to carry off both the Derby and St Leger as Eleanor was the first filly 1301 to win the double of Derby and Oaks Champion started at 7 to 4 for the Derby and 2 to 1 for the St Leger LegerWEIGHTS WEIGHTS REVISED IN 1S03 1S03In In 1303 when Sir H Williamsons Ditto was successful the weights were revised again colts having to carry 11 pounds and fillies 112 Lord Greys Sir Oliver was sec ¬ ond ondAn An outsider scored in ISO when Lord Egremonts Cardinal Beaufort a 20 to I chance got home from Plantagenct Goth and Ba sanio in that order The favorite at 7 to 4 Imposter thoroughly justified hia name nameThere There was a terrific finish in 1906 tho judges verdict being half a head only in favor of Lord Foleys bay colt Paris 5 to 1 over Lord Egremonts Trafalgar G to 1 with the gray Hector third thirdPau Pau starting at 25 to 1 defeated by half a length the great favorite Vandyke in 1803 and the 20 to 1 Chester was third Pope 20 to 1 won in 1809 1809Smolensko Smolensko a black colt of great merit in 1813 was the first to win both the Two Thousand Guineas established in 1809 and the Derby DerbyIt It was only by half a head in the last two or three strides that the Duke of Graf tons Blucher defeated Ilaphael in 1815 and Busto was only a neck away T Goodison rode Blucher and J Jackson Raphael RaphaelA A 50 to 1 outsider Mr Paynes Azor won easily in 1317 from the 50 to 1 Young Wizard WizardMr Mr Thornhills Sam which was foaled on May 28 1S15 won the Derby on May 28 1818 a fact without parallel in the history of the race There were ten false starts that year yearGustavus Gustavus in 1821 which had been previous ¬ ly a hot favorite was the only gray horse to win the great event Second to him was the Two Thousand winner Reginald ReginaldThe The value of the Derby Stakes in 1325 was 9500 the largest up to then The favorite Lord Jerseys Middleton won It rained all day when Lord Egremonts Lap dog won the Derby on May 25 132G His starting price was 50 to 1 and Mr Wests Shakespeare 1G to 1 was second secondDEAD DEAD HEAT IN 1S2S 1S2SThere There was a dead heat in 1828 but Cad land succeeded in defeating The Colonel in the runoff Both were good horses and Tho Colonel afterward won the St Leger and Ascot Cup Forth who rode Frederick 10 to 1 to victory in the Derby of 1820 was over sixty years of age at the time A gray The Exquisite nearly brought off a very big surprise surpriseLord Lord Louthers Spaniel which won in 1831 was a brother to Lapdog 182G and like the latter started at 50 to 1 Riddles wortlu the hot favorite at G to 4 on waa second secondThe The outsiders had it to themselves in 1831 for Dangerous the winner started at 33 to 1 and Connoisseur the second at 100 to 1 The famous Slane was fourth fourthTwo Two colts named Ibrahim ran in 1335 one being by Sultan ana the other by Emilias and much confusion resulted The race was won by Mr Bowes Mundig from Ascot 3 to 1 and Pelops 100 to 1 1Bay Bay Middleton the celebrated winner of 1336 died at Danebury in December 1357 He started at 7 to 4 for the Derby and won easily from Lord Wiltons Gladiator and J Days Venison In 1837 Mr Barclay a West End boot ¬ maker rode his own colt Pegasus which was the joke of the race Phosphorus start ¬ ing at 40 to 1 was unquestionably lucky to have beaten Caravan which was much tho best horse that ran in the race raceAmato Amato the 1838 winner never ran before or after the Derby which slatting at 30 to 1 he won from Ion and the favorite Grey Mo mus The first railway journey to Epsom took place that year the trains starting from Nine Elms Amato which was a very littlo horse was trained at Epsom EpsomBloomsbury Bloomsbury 1839 had not run before the Derby He started at 25 to 1 ami won by two lengths from Deception which won tho Oaks on the Friday and Euclid which ran a dead heat with Charles XII for the St Leger LegerQUEKN QUEKN VICTORIAS FIUST DKKUY DKKUYThe The late Queen Victoria and Prince Albert witnessed their first Derby in 1310 and her majesty presented a whip to the rider of tho winner Little Wonder The colt started at 50 to 1 and was much Inferior afterward to the second in the race Launcelot LauncelotF F Bell the rider of Merry Monarch tho winner in 1815 died October 1S57 as tho result of an accident Merry Monarch was so little thought of that he started without a price in the betting bettingSir Sir Tatton Sykes which won the Guineas and St Leger of 1346 would assuredly have won the Derby as well had not his jockey owner foolishly stopped behind when the flag j fell to argue with the starter I The Flying Dutchman which defeated tho 50 to 1 Hotspur by half a length in 1319 waa Continued on twelfth luge HISTORY OF EPSOM DERBY Continued from third page the hottest winter favorite for the Derby known up to then His owner Lord Kglinton also ran Elthiron afterward winner of the first City and Suburban SuburbanJob Job Marson who won the Derby of 1850 on Voltigeur began riding In 1830 and died at MIddleham aged fortyono in September 1857 Ills last mount was a winning one on Vedctto a son of Voltigeur at Newmarket on October 15 185G 185GTeddlngton Teddlngton the winner of the Derby In the Exhibition Year 1851 was the first animal sired by Orlando winner of the Running Rein Derby to win a race raceAndovcr Andovcr winner in 1854 was a son of Bay Middleton out of a mare by Defence He was ultimately sent to Russia King Tom the founder of the Rothschild racing fortunes was second to Andover AndoverThe The slashing Wild Dayrell was an easy winner of the Derby in 1S55 but his subse ¬ quent career was a disappointment He broke down while contesting the Doncaster Cup of that season won by that flno stayer Rataplan RataplanBlink Blink Bonny which won the Oaks and Derby and was fourth in the One Thousand and Oaks of 1857 was destroyed In the sum ¬ mer of 1882 as the mare was in great pain with milk fever The ponylike Borealis was her first foaL foaLBullock Bullock the rider of Kettledrum in the Derby of 1861 was only twentytwo when he died in 1863 from a malignant tumor in the throat He was burled at Morpeth He first rode in 1854 and In 1S57 won 43 races his best score scoreCaractacus Caractacus the 40 to 1 winner in 62 had been unplaced in the Chester Cup second in the Great Metropolitan and second in the Newmarket Biennial that year He had previously run thrice as a twoyearold and was then seventh fifth and third thirdThere There were twentyfive false starts In Macaronis year 1863 of which Tambour Major was the cause The race due to com ¬ mence at 3 oclock was not begun until forty seconds before 4 oclock and then Tambour Major was left at the post postCRACK CRACK FIELD IN 1868 1868The The Derby of 1868 produced an extraor ¬ dinarily highclass field Blue Gown Lady Elizabeth Roslcrucian Green Sleeve See Saw Paul Jones King Alfred and Speculum all being animals of exceptional merit meritW W S Cartwrights George Frederick whose heavy shoulders were to stop him at Epsom according to the experts won the Derby oi the birthday of the present king in honor of whom the colt as a son of the mare Princess of Wales was named namedThe The field was very moderate in respect to quality when Sef ton himself much inferior to the average Derby winner won In 1878 and j was very little if at all better when the mud larking Sir Bevys scored twelve months later In 1880 the Duke of Westminsters noted horse Bend Or was the winner and a year later came the first American success in the i famous race when Pierre Lorillards Iroquois was triumphant j Ormonde one of the greatest horses of all times captured it in 1SS6 and it marked the last of the five successes of the greatest of all riders the marvelous Fred Archer j The great Donovan won the Derby in 188J and the greatest money winner in the world Isinglass whose record in that respect still stands today was the victor in 1893 1893When When King Edward won with Minoru in 1904 he established a record as he was the first sovereign of England to win the honor which however as prince of Wales he had experienced with Persimmon In 189G and Dia ¬ mond Jubilee in 1900 1900The The second American victory came in 1901 when W C Whitneys Volodyovski with j the American rider Lesier Reiff in the sad ¬ dle carried off the muchcoveted prize Later Richard Croker took the honor in 1907 with Orby a colt bred in Ireland from a daughter of the American sire Hanover The late Herman B Duryea was the last American to win It accomplishing the feat in 1JM with Durbar II IIDanny Danny Maher the famous American jockey rode his first Derby winner in 1903 on Rock Sand was again successful in 1905 on Cicero and repeated the following year on Spear ¬ mint mintJ J Reiff and Frank ONeill were other American jockeys successful in the big race the former winning in 1912 and the latter in 1920 1920The The history of the Epsom Derby would fill volumes and the above is but a recital of incidents marking the worlu s most famous race

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