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1842-05-25 Bill Scott ATTILA Colonel George Anson Epsom Derby

Attila had a distinctive habit of racing with his head “remarkably low. This was run on Wednesday 25th May 1842 and the winner was bred by Colonel Hancox and trained by John Scott at Malton. There were 24 runners from an initial entry of 180. The winner won by 2 lengths to claim a first prize of £4,900, the equivalent of £3,300,300 today. ATTILA’s Derby was one of forty classic wins for trainer John Scott. In 1842, the British civilian came to Hong Kong via Macao and Canton, and that Macao was racing before Hong Kong. There is reason to believe, however, that it was the British trader who promoted it first in Macao, and that after Hong Kong became British he continued for a few years to organise the Meetings at Macao until he could transplant them to the Colony.

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