Black Tarquin Gets New Set Of Plates for Epsom Derby, Daily Racing Form, 1948-06-03


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Black Tarquin Gets New Set Of Plates for Epsom Derby DerbyLONDON LONDON England June 2 Reuters Americas Derby candidate Black Tarquin will race in specially made aluminum plates A special blacksmith from the Mid ¬ lands pne of the best known iri his prq fession went to Newmarket today to plate William Woodwards colt In the opuiion of this blacksmith many trainers make the mistake of having their horses plated too near race time and he is npt going to let Black Tarquui lose the race because of in ¬ opportuneplating x Prime Minister Clement Attlee who never previously attended a race meet or backed a horse will watch this years Derby The last prime minister to visit Epsom when in office was Lord Rosebery in 1894 who saw his Ladas win Epsoms fourday meeting opened today in showery weather but with its traditional colorful appearance The going was not yet soft although much rain has fallen and even if there are more heavy showers it will take a real downpour to make it heavy as there is a strong wind which has a drying effect and the course drams easily

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