The Blue Riband of the Turf world for 1914 is now a thing of the past and a new name has been added to the long list of those who have made themselves famous on Epsom’s breezy downs.
The event itself claimed the largest field for 50 years , no fewer than 30 facing the starter.
The result of the race was a surprise in many , as none of the favourites made a show, the winner turning up Durbar 11 an English bred animal, trained in France and owned by an American Mr Duryea. It was skilfully ridden by MacGee who is at the head of winning jockeys in France.
Second place was fulled by Sir Ernest Cassel’s Hapsburg (what a cheer would have gone up if only it had won for Sir Ernest is one of the best sportsmen the Turf has ever had)and Mr H J King’s Peter the Hermit was third.
Durbar 11 started at 20
to 1, Hapsburg 33-1 and “Peter” 100-1. Tomorrow (Friday) is the Oaks and I shall take Princess Dorrie to win .