Succeeds Where Sire Failed: Cameronian Wins English Derby, Which Pharos Failed to Do, Daily Racing Form, 1931-06-12


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C 1 t J t I r i r I j t a ] t r j r. t j r f j ,, , a j t i , £ J t f * t i £ , . a , 1 , , ] , , , j ] , , ; SUCCEEDS WHERE SIRE FAILED 1 Cameronian Wins English Derby, Which Pharos Failed to Do. ♦ Triumph Fourth for Dewar Racers Trainer — First for Jockey Freddie Fox — Victory Popular. » LONDON, England, June 11.--Winning the Derby recently Cameronian succeeded where his sire Pharos, failed, and owner John A. Dewar not more than a year in the sport, succeeded where his late uncle Lord Dewar failed. Todays victory was still a greater achievement for the young Beckhampton trainer Fred Darling, who in the short space of nine years saddled his fourth Derby winner. He also has trained the winners of all three English classics to date this season. In addition to Cameronian, which won the Guineas and Derby, lie also saddled Lord Ellesmeres Four Course to win the One Thousand Guineas. In piloting Cameronian to victory, the veteran Freddie Fox won his first Derby, receiving some compensation for not having been astride the son of Pharos in the Two Thousand Guineas, and for having lost on the friendly flip of a coin the right to ride Four Course in the One Thousand Guineas. Cameronians Derby victory was one of the most popular in years. He is only the third first choice to score in the classic in twelve years. The last favorites to win the Derby were Sansovino, 1924, and Call Boy, 1927. For weeks before the running Cameronian was warm choice in the future betting and the layers suffered severe losses by his victory. FLUKE DEFEAT IN CRAVEN. Some leading English turf authorities hold that Cameronian, now winner of three of his four races this year, more than 00,000 in purses and unbeaten as a two-year-old, should never have suffered defeat, as it was his need of education and long absence that brought about his downfall in the one-mile Craven Stakes at Newmarket last April. His subsequent easy victory in the Two Thousand Guineas over Goyescas has now been proved no fluke, as the son of Pharos came right back in the Derby to confirm that earlier victory, defeating Orpen, third in the Guineas, and Sandwich, which had finished farther in the rear last April. Bred by the late Lord Dewar at the Home-stale Stud, near East Grinstead. England, and foaled on January 27, 1928, Cameronian, striking horse, except that his joints are not without faults, was bequeathed by his breeder with the rest of his stud to his nephew, so virtually at the outset of his turf career this young sportsman has won the Guineas and Derby, an honor denied his late uncle, who had such a long association with the turf. GOOD LOOKING BAY COLT. Cameronian, not a big colt, stands fifteen hands three inches. He is a good looking dark bay and is a son of the 1923 Derby second Pharos Phalaros — Scapa Flow, from Una Cameron whose first foal was the smart Lovat Scout, by the Guineas, Derby, and St. Leger hero, Gainsborough, from Cherimoya which mare in her only appearance on a race course won the Oaks of 1911, by Cherry Tree, from Svelte, by St. Simon, from Fine Lady, by Isonomy. He is of the No. 1 branch of the Bruce Lowe family, which in recent years is responsible for the classic winners, Blenheim, Book Law, Humorist, Gay Crusader, Jest and Pennycomequick. Pharos, sire of Cameronian, was bred by his owner Lord Derby and has been holding court in France for the last three years. As his subscription list is full for 1931 and 1932, another stud season must pass ere Lord Derby can bring back his highly promising young sire to England to replace his daddy Phalaros in the stud. Pharos brother to the St. Leger hero, Fairway, the One Thousand Guineas heroine, Fair Isle, and Fara is a son of Phalaros, from Scapa Flow, by Chaucer, from Anchora. by Love Wisely, from Ery-i holme, by Hazelhatch. His best turf performances were a second in the Derby to Papyrus and victory in the Liverpool Summer Cup and Duke of Yorks Handicap twice in succession. Besides Cameronian. Pharos is this season the sire of the stakes winners Link Boy, Philae, Light of Love and Pharian.

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