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. . ENGLANDS WAR TIME DERBY. In 1S1." the Dorbv week was barely a month before the Battle Of Waterloo, and tremendous issues were at stake, but the Derby was juite a success all the same. The famous Whisker won it from tho favorite. Raphael, whose starting price was " to 1 and 7 to 2. Whisker was quoted at S to 1. There were thirteen runners, "but the judge placed no more than the first two." to quote the words of The Racing Calendar. The Duke of Grafton, who owned Whisker, also won the Oaks on the following day with .Minuet, which like Hie Derby winn?r. was bv Wax v. Minuet and Lord Foleys Selim lill.v started equal favorites, but the latter "fell, and received so much injury that she was ordered to be killed Immediately." Eleven ran. "but the judge placed no more than the first three." Whisker was considered by liianv good judges t" Ih a finer horse than his brother. Whalebone, widen, however, established a much mcire enduring male line, for In England Whisker dwindled down to the King Tom line alone, and that is now practically extinct. In Australia a" male branch of Whisker I through his son. The Colonel, has- been much more successful, Chester and Grand Flaneur having both done well.