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THE DERBY

1 Record-Breaking Crowd

£10,000,000 Involved Trigo's Strong Irish

Backing i

LONDON, Juno 6.

Climatically and financially It was a

| miserable Derby, yet there was a record

breaking crowd, estimated at 500,000 people. It is believed that over £10, 000,000, including British sweeps, was involved.

Steve Donoghue, riding Gay Day, re- ceived the biggest ovation, during the parade, whilst Trigo's jockey, merely an apprentice, cantered to the start un-

noticed.

A drizzle impaired visibility, but rounding Tattenham corner the multi- tude was spellbound when Kopi fell. It seemed a mere flash of many colours from Tattenham till Trigo finished thrilllngly. Everyone was staggered, as few had fancied the little known Trigo. The winning jockey was J. Marshall, who is the 21st apprentice to win the Derby. Trigo was bred in Ireland by Mr. Barnett, the owner, who Is an Irish merchant, and was trained hy Richard Dawson, who nibo trained the winner of this year's Grand National.

HEAVY IRISH BETTING.

"Trigo will do the trick." This was the text of mi unsigned telegram from Epsom received in Belfast before the Derby. Mr. Barnett widely circulated his opinion that Trigo would win, and Belfast backed him heavily, but tile telegram this morning caused a sensa- tion. Women, on hearing the tip, even paid dustmen to cease work in order to put on more money. "Trigo" was chalk- ed on tho footpaths near Mr. Barnett's

home

Tho owner himself purchased one eighth of a share in a Stock Exchange sweep ticket, thus winning £16,000.'He recently refused Sir Mahomed Aga Khan's offer of £20,000 for Trigo.

By a freak of fortune £65,000, a half share in the Stock Exchange sweep, goes to Mr. Julian Calm, a wealthy Not- tingham manufacturer and philan- thropist and a reputed millionaire, who took a team of cricketers to the West Indies last winter. He bought a share in the ticket from a relativo of his wife for £500. Ile said: "After all, £65,000 does not mean much to a man as rich as I am reported to be. I shall give most of it away, as I do with most of my wealth."

BETTING ODDS.

The betting on the three placed horses was as follows:-l!3 to 1 Trigo, 100 to

8 Walter Gay, 50^ to 1 Brienz; won by

ono and a half lengths, two lengths be- tween second and third; 26 horses ran. Brienz was ridden by R. Jones.

CALCUTTA SWEEP WINNER.

CALCUTTA, June 5.

The ticket for Trigo in the Calcutta sweep was held by Mr. Clark,, of Ga tooma, Rhodesia, who bought £2,500 worth of tickets from the Calcutta Bank.

LUCKY TICKET HOLDERS.

LONDON, Juno 6.

An Indian banking, official's widow, Mrs. Winifred Cole, residing at Bristol, had ono of the Trigo tickets in the Cal- cutta sweep. It is not yet known whe- ther sho has sold a share. Tho other Trigo ticket goes to w South African clerk, Mr. Bramwell Butler, who held on to it. He wins £124,000.

A Dublin widow with four children won £20,000 in the Baltic sweep.

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