• Short Summary

    THE IRISH-TRAINED SANTA CLAUS, THE FAVOURITE, WON TODAY'S (WEDNESDAY) RICHEST-EVER EPSOM DERBY. BRITAIN'S CHAMPION JOCKEY?

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    THE IRISH-TRAINED SANTA CLAUS, THE FAVOURITE, WON TODAY'S (WEDNESDAY) RICHEST-EVER EPSOM DERBY. BRITAIN'S CHAMPION JOCKEY LAST YEAR, SCOBIE BREASLEY OF AUSTRALIA RODE THE BAY COLT TO A GBP72,000 VICTORY, BY A LENGTH.

    PLAINCLOTHES DETECTIVES WERE CUT IN FORCE - ESPECIALLY WATCHING FOR DOPING CLUES. SANTA CLAUS, FLOWN IN FROM DUBLIN UNDER HEAVY GUARD, WAS KEPT AT A SECRET PLACE BEFORE THE RACE AS HIS TRAINER FEARED DOPERS WOULD TRY TO GET AT HIM. BUT FOR THE UNIFORMED POLICEMAN ALSO OUT IN STRENGTH THE JOB WAS TO LOOK AFTER THE THOUSANDS OF RACE FANS.

    SECOND WAS INDIANA, A BAY COLT, RIDDEN BY JIMMY LINDLEY, TRAINED AT NEWMARKET BUT AMERICAN-OWNED. FIVE OF THE HORSE AMONG THE 17 STARTERS WERE AMERICAN-OWNED.

    ANOTHER BAY COLT, DILETTANTE II, THE AMERICAN-OWNED 100-1 OUTSIDER, RIDDEN BY PEADAR MATTHEWS, WAS THIRD. IT WAS HIS SECOND RACE THIS YEAR. THE HORSE WAS ONE OF THE THREE DERBY ENTRANTS TRAINED IN IRELAND.

    UNSUCCESSFUL IN THIS 1 1/2-MILE RACE WAS LESTER PIGGOTT, THREE-TIMES DERBY WINNER, RIDING SWEET MOSS -- AS WERE THE FANCIED FRENCH RUNNERS CORAH IV AND BALDRIC II.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7L393SJIFTAHH0M3CKST5HMXX
    Media URN:
    VLVA7L393SJIFTAHH0M3CKST5HMXX
    Group:
    File reuters - Can Sell
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/06/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A
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    U.K.: EPSOM DERBY WON BY SANTA CLAUS THE FAVOURITE

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