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Quotations about the Derby Horse Race

After winning the Derby aged just 18-Why all the fuss? After all, the Derby is just another race.
Lester Piggott (1954)
After winning the Derby on Tulyar-What did I Tulyar!
Charlie Smirke (1952)
Brigadier Gerard did not win the Derby because he did not run in it. He did not run in it because he was not bred for it. He wasn't bred for it because I couldn't afford it.
John Histop (1972)
I never rode a Derby that wasn't a bit like a polo match - only with more horses.
Jack Leach
It is good to breed Derby winners because they will in time beget other horses capable of the same splendid and useless triumphs.
Bentley's Quarterly Review (1859)
On Slip Anchor's emphatic Derby win - It was a nice change for some of us to be identified with a horse that applies the Garbo principle at the right end of the field.
Hugh Mcllvanney (1985)
There is only one race greater than the Jews - and that is the Derby.
Victor Sassoon

 

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