• Short Summary

    HAILED BY A GREAT STORM OF PATRIOTIC CHEERING 'SANTA CLAUS' ADDED THIS AFTERNOON'S IRISH DERBY AT THE CURRAGH, DUBLIN, TO HIS EPSOM DERBY VICTORY OF THREE WEEKS AGO.

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    HAILED BY A GREAT STORM OF PATRIOTIC CHEERING 'SANTA CLAUS' ADDED THIS AFTERNOON'S IRISH DERBY AT THE CURRAGH, DUBLIN, TO HIS EPSOM DERBY VICTORY OF THREE WEEKS AGO. HE WAS THE FIRST SINCE 'ORBY' IN 1907 TO ACHIEVE THIS DOUBLE.

    SANTA CLAUS, STARTING AT 7-4 ON, WON THIS CLASSIC HORSE RACE MORE DECISIVELY THAN HE HAD SCORED AT EPSOM. ALTHOUGH AMONG THE LAST THREE FOR THE FIRST FIVE FURLONGS, HE WAS MOVED FORWARD AT THE START OF THE BEND BY JOCKEY BILLY BURKE.

    BY THE TIME THE STRAIGHT WAS REACHED HE WAS IN TOUCH WITH THE LEADERS. WELL OVER TWO FURLONGS FROM HOME SANTA CLAUS AND RANGED UP TO THEM, GOING EASILY ON THE OUTSIDE. A SMOOTH RUN TOOK THE CHAMPION STEADILY CLEAR AND HE WAS FOUR LENGTHS AHEAD AT THE POST.

    'LIONHEARTED,' WHO HAD SHOWN IN FRONT FOR A FEW STRIDES JUST BEFORE SANTA CLAUS TOOK OVER, HUNG ON TO SECOND PLACE AFTER A TERRIFIC BATTLE. 'SUNSEEKER' WAS A SHORT HEAD BEHIND HIM IN THIRD PLACE WITH 'CRETE' ANOTHER SHORT HEAD AWAY FOURTH. 'ALL SAVED' FINISHED WELL TO BE FIFTH ONLY A NECK BEHIND CRETE AND A HEAD IN FRONT OF DILETTANTE II.

    SANTA CLAUS HAS NOW SET A NEW ENGLISH AND IRISH STAKES EARNING RECORD OF GBP134,437 - SOME GOING FOR A HORSE WHO CHANGED HANDS TWICE AT 800 GUINEAS AND 1200 GUINEAS BEFORE HE EVER RACED.

    PLANS FOR SANTA CLAUS'S FUTURE ARE NOT YET CERTAIN. HE MAY RUN FOR NEXT MONTH'S KING GEORGE VI AND QUEEN ELIZABETH STAKES AT ASCOT, OR HE MAY BE RESTED WITH THE ST. LEGER IN VIEW. IT'S CERTAIN THAT HE'LL BE ENTERED FOR THE PRIX DE L'ARC-TRIOMPHE IN OCTOBER.

    OWNER MR. JOHN ISMAY SAID: "SANTA CLAUS WILL NOT RACE AS A FOUR-YEAR-OLD. HE GOES TO STUD AT THE END OF THIS SEASON, PROBABLY IN IRELAND."

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAT1ABQWDM1F6L3BV61WWEBOJE
    Media URN:
    VLVAT1ABQWDM1F6L3BV61WWEBOJE
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/06/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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