Gordon Ricahrd to Pilot Stokes in Epsom Derby, Daily Racing Form, 1951-05-22


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Gordon Richards to Pilot Stokes in Epsom Derby LONDON, England, May 21.— Champion jockey Gordon Richards said at the Ling-field Park races Saturday that he would ride Sir Victor Sassoons Stokes in the Epsom Derby on May 30. Stokes is one of the leading candidates for the Derby, having finished second to Ki Ming in the Two Thousand Guineas and in the same position in the Trial Stakes. at Lingfield yesterday. Stokes met with a minor mishap at Newmarket today when he cut a stifle slightly, but Sir Victors racing manager said: "It is nothing serious and will not hold him up in his work." Later, it was indicated the injury to Stokes was more serious than at first believed. J. Clayton, Sassoons manager, said Stokes would need three or four days rest, adding, "It is hoped he will be ableto run in the Derby."

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