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CRICKET FIXTURES.

COUNTY CRICKET.

ICYCLING NOTES. !

THE DERBY.

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THE DERBY. The Derby was run on Wednesday and resulted in Persimmon carrying the Prince of Wales' colours first past the winning post. Persimmon won amidst a scene of indescribable excitement by a neck; four lengths behind St. Frusquin Earwig was third, in turn clear of Teufel, who was placed fourth by the judge. It is not using the language of exaggeration to say that no racecourse in the world has ever- been the theatre, or ever will be a:;ain, of such a scene as that which was itnessed at Epsom on Wednesday afternoon. That the victory of a horse belonging to the Prince of Wales would evoke general enthusiasm was no more than might have been expected, for, setting upon one side the Prince's personal popularity, there was much to stir the imagination in the second encounter of two such good horses as Persimmon and St. Frusquin, who had met but once before, when circumstances were adverse to Persimmon showing his true form. The Royal party, which travelled from London by a special train which also conveyed the Duke aud Duchess of Devonshire, the Duke and Duchess of Portland, the Duke of Westminster (who, in the continued absence of rain had ordered Regret to be struck out), the Marquess and Marchioness of Londonderry. Earl and jCountess Cadogan, and Lord and Lady Lurgan arrived just after the first race. People who are not to be seen at any other meeting of the year, are to be seen at Epsom on Derby day, not a few of those who voted against the adjournment of the House of Commons on Tuesday were in the stand or in the paddock on Wednesday.

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