Excerpts from ‘A Maharaja’s Turf’ ….. 7 – Epsom Derby 1934 : The final result and newspaper headlines

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THE FINAL RESULT

1    WINDSOR LAD       b c by Blandford-Resplendent, by By George!

(H.H. Maharaja of Rajpipla) C. Smirke           

2    EASTON                 br c by Dark Legend-Phaona, by Phalaris

(Lord Woolavington) Gordon Richards                                                       

3    COLOMBO             b c by Manna-Lady Nairne, by Chaucer

(Lord Glanely) W. Johnstone  

4    TIBERIUS, (Sir Abe Bailey) G. Nicoll           

5    ALISHAH, (H.H. Aga Khan) R. Perryman    

6    VALERIUS, (Sir Abe Bailey) R. A. Jones     

7    UMIDWAR, (H.H. Aga Khan) H. Wragg      

8    PATRIOT KING, (Mr. James A. de Rothschild) G. Bezant  

9    PRIDE OF THE CHILTERNS, (Mr. H.S. Lester) F. Herbert            

10  PRIMERO, (Mr. W. Barnett) C. Ray                                       

11  BONDSMAN, (Mr. William Woodward) J. Childs                                         

12  MEDIEVAL KNIGHT, (Mr. J.A. Dewar) S. Donoghue                    

13  RATHMORE, (Major V.H. Parr) M. Beary                                         

14  BADRUDDIN, (H.H. Aga Khan) F. Fox                                

15  FLEETFOOT, (Mrs. W. Raphael) W. Wells                            

16  ON TOP, (Mr. V.P. Misa) J. Caldwell                         

17  BARON MUNCHAUSEN, (Mr. G.A. Monkhouse) Cliff Richards                           

18  HORNSEY RISE, (Mr. W. Raphael) J. Taylor                        

19  ADMIRAL DRAKE, (M. Volterra) C. Elliott                         

Won by a length, a neck between second and third. Time, 2 min. 34 sec.

Windsor Lad, bred in Ireland by Mr. D. Sullivan; trained by Marcus Marsh, at Lambourn, Berkshire

Easton, bred in France by M.R.B. Strassburger; trained by F. Darling, at Beckhampton, Wiltshire

Colombo, bred by Sir Alec Black; trained by Capt. T. Hogg, at Newmarket.

The Sporting Life, Thursday, June 7, 1934

Media carnival

H E A D L I N E S

The Star, Wednesday, June 6, 1934

WINDSOR LAD’S DERBY

Easton Second & The Favourite Third

A WOMAN’S PROPHESY

Maharaja’s Horse A Gallant Winner:

Colombo’s Fight To keep his Unbeaten Record

 

The Evening Standard, June 6, 1934

WINDSOR LAD’S DERBY

Nottingham Evening News, June 6, 1934

DERBY VICTORY FOR MAHARAJAH OF RAJPIPLA

Windsor Lad Wins in Great Race Home: Colombo Third

Leicester Evening Mail, June 6, 1934

WINDSOR LAD TRIUMPHS IN THRILLING DERBY FINISH

 

Lincolnshire Echo, June 6, 1934

WINDSOR LAD EQUALS RECORD TIME IN WINNING DERBY

 

Stafford Sentinel, June 6, 1934

WINDSOR LAD CARRIES OFF GREAT RACE.

KING AND QUEEN ACCORDED ENTHUSIASTIC WELCOME

 

New York Evening Journal, June 6, 1934

WINDSOR LAD WINS DERBY

 

Bombay Sentinel, Thursday, June 7, 1934

Indian Owner Wins Epsom Derby

Maharaja of Rajpipla Wildly Cheered By British Sportsmen

Windsor Lad Outstays Easton and Colombo At The Finish

 

The Times, June 7, 1934

WINSOR LAD’S VICTORY

RECORD EQUALLED

 

The Daily Mirror, June 7, 1934

INDIAN PRINCE WINS THE DERBY

Windsor Lad Equals Record

COLOMBO WAS NOT GOOD ENOUGH

 

Manchester Dispatch, June 7, 1934

JOCKEY’S PART IN WINDSOR LAD’S DERBY TRIUMPH

C. SMIRKE RIDES A BRILLIANT RACE

 

Birmingham Gazette, 7 June, 1934

LORD GLANELY’S FAVOURITE FAILS TO STAY

POPULAR SUCCESS OF WINDSOR LAD:

GORDON RICHARDS SECOND ON EASTON

 

Liverpool Post, June 7, 1934

THE DERBY WON BY AN INDIAN PRINCE

WINDSOR LAD EQUALS RECORD TIME

COLOMBO BEATEN AT LAST

GREAT OVATION FOR SUCCESSFUL OWNER

 

Cardiff Western Mail, June 7, 1934

Colombo, hottest Derby favourite since the War, disappointed

 

Daily Herald, June 7, 1934

SMIRKE RIDES CLEVERLY TO WIN ON WINDSOR LAD

“Good Old Pip,” The Crowd Yelled

Windsor Lad Surprises Them All

“UNBEATABLE” FAVOURITE COULDN’T CATCH UP

 

The Daily Mirror, June 7, 1934

THE KING AND QUEEN SEE WINDSOR LAD’S VICTORY

THRILLING TUSSLE AT TATTENHAM CORNER

EASTON FINISHES IN FRONT OF COLOMBO

Winner’s Time Equals Last Year’s Record

 

The Daily Telegraph, June 7, 1934

WINDSOR LAD EQUALS HYPERION’S RECORD IN THE DERBY

COLOMBO UNLUCKY AT VITAL STAGE OF RACE

Gordon Richards Second on Easton: Champion Jockey’s Great Day

 

The Sporting Life, June 7, 1934

WINDSOR LAD EQUALS DERBY RECORD

Charles Smirke Rides Brilliantly to Gain First Classic Success

COLOMBO UNLUCKY IN RUNNING

 

Manchester Dispatch, June 7, 1934

THE DERBY WHEEL OF FORTUNE

  

Manchester Dispatch, June 7, 1934

Stamina Pulls Windsor Lad Through

 

Manchester Dispatch, June 7, 1934

Winner Equals Time Record

Indian Maharaja’s success

  

The Sporting Life, June 7, 1934

“HE WILL WIN!” SAID THE OWNER OF WINDSOR LAD …

The Morning Post, June 7, 1934

The Riddle of the Derby

WAS COLOMBO UNLUCKY?

Brilliant Victory of Windsor Lad

THE KING AND QUEEN AT THE RACE

The Morning Post, June 7, 1934

A TRIUMPH OF TRAINING

By WATCHMAN

 

Sheffield Independent, June 7, 1934

THOUSANDS CHEER AS “GOOD OLD PIP” LEADS IN DERBY WINNER

Maharaja’s Joy – But ‘Bookies’ Pay £1,500,000

 

Continental Dispatch, June 7, 1934

A GREAT EPSOM DERBY FOR WOMEN

Why They Backed Windsor Lad

THE GYPSY’S WARNING OF A WINNING “W”

 

Sheffield Independent, June 7, 1934

WINDSOR LAD WINS ON MERIT

BY “CORSAIR”

 

Liverpool Post, June 7, 1934

WINDSOR LAD AN EASY FIRST

Merited Winner of the Derby

COLOMBO FAILS IN STAMINA TEST

 

Daily Sketch, June 7, 1934

COLOMBO’S FATAL BREATHER AFTER A MILE

GIMCRACK’S SUGGESTION

 

The Times, June 7, 1934

THE KING AND QUEEN AT THE DERBY

RACEGOERS’ FASHIONS

 

Glasgow Bulletin, June 7, 1934

WINDSOR LAD’S £1,000,000 BILL FOR BOOKIES

250,000 Crowd See Hot Derby Favourite Well Beaten

 

The Sporting Life, June 7, 1934

Classic Lines in Windsor Lad’s Pedigree

STAMINA INHERITED FROM BRIDGE OF EARN AND CARBINE

BY ITHURIEL

 

Nottingham Guardian, June 7, 1934

DERBY PROPHESY OF 1868 FULFILLED

CROWD CHEER “GOOD OLD PIP” AFTER WINDSOR LAD’S WIN

BOOKMAKERS HARD HIT

 

News Chronicle, June 7, 1934

Windsor Lad Wins a Great Derby

A HAPPY “COMEBACK” FOR C. SMIRKE

By CAPTAIN HEATH

 

Daily Express, June 7, 1934

HOW COLOMBO LOST THE DERBY:

 ‘Unbeatable’ Horse Checked By ‘The Knight’s’ Failure 

TATTENHAM CORNER TANGLE

SMIRKE’S WIN AFTER 5-YEAR BAN

WINDSOR LAD “LIKE A MACHINE”

 

Yorkshire Post, June 7, 1934

WHAT THE JOCKEYS HAD TO SAY

C. Smirke Describes His First “Classic” Win

 

Daily Mail, June 7, 1934

THE FAVOURITE’S FAILURE

 

The New York Times, June 7, 1934

WINDSOR LAD TAKES DERBY BY A LENGTH

15-2 Shot Equals Record in Historic Race at Epsom by Beating Easton.

King and Queen of the Royal Family Among 5,00,000 Who View the Spectacle.

By FERDINAND KUHN JR.

Special Cable to THE NEW YORK TIMES.

 

The Times of India, Friday, June 8, 1934

MAHARAJA OF RAJPIPLA WINS

BLUE RIBAND OF THE TURF

WINDSOR LAD’S GREAT RACE

FAVOURITE FAILS TO STAY

Thousands Cheer “Good Old Pip”: Owner Congratulated by King

WINNER ACHIEVES NEWMARKET-DERBY DOUBLE

 

The Daily Telegraph, June 8, 1934

DERBY WINNER & COLOMBO

A £4,000 TO £100 BET

By HOTSPUR

 

The Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News, June 8, 1934

What’s in a Number?

 

Windsor Express, June 8, 1934

WINDSOR LAD

 

Windsor Express, June 8, 1934

WINDSOR LAD WINS THE DERBY

 

Western Gazette, June 8, 1934

THE DERBY

THE FAVOURITE FAILS TO STAY

GIPSY’S PROPHESY FULFILLED

 

Greenoce Tele, Saturday, June 9, 1934

The New-Style Derby

The Field, June 9, 1934

THE MAHARAJA OF RAJPIPLA’S DERBY

How Windsor Lad and Easton Beat the Favourite

 

Chester Guardian, June 9, 1934

REFLECTIONS ON THE DERBY

TRIUMPH OF WINDSOR LAD

BAD FOR THE BOOKIES

By THE VETERAN

 

Horse & Hound, June 9, 1934

The Derby and Things

 

Observer, Sunday, June 10, 1934

COLOMBO’S DEFEAT

WAS THE JOCKEY TO BLAME?

 

Sunday Sportsman, June 10, 1934

THE DERBY

 

Sunday Dispatch, June 10, 1934

WHY COLOMBO FAILED AND HOW

By KEYSTONE

 

Sunday Dispatch, June 10, 1934

WHY I BACKED THE DERBY WINNER

By Lady Oxford

 

Sunday Chronicle, June 10, 1934

This Derby

                                                                              

REYNOLD’S ILLUSTRATED NEWS, June 10, 1934

“W” Plan

 

Dublin Daily Mail, Tuesday, June 12, 1934

THE DERBY

 

Truth, Wednesday, June 13, 1934

COULD COLOMBO HAVE WON?

(Author Indra Vikram Singh can be contacted on email singh_iv@hotmail.com).

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