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1844-05-22 Ethaniel Flatman ORLANDO Colonel Jonathan Peel Epsom Derby race-goers

This was run on Wednesday 22nd May 1844 and the winner was bred by Colonel Jonathan Peel and trained by Mr Cooper at Newmarket. There were 29 runners from an initial entry of 153. First passed the post by 3/4 length was RUNNING REIN who was disqualified, and there were 2 lengths between ORLANDO and IONIAN. The first prize was £4,450, the equivalent of £3,150,000 today.1844-05-07, Governor Pottinger left his shortest tenure, as he questioned Portugal’s sovereignty over the Macao on 1844-01-26. So no 1844 ,Annual Race Meeting held at Macao for Hongkong but reinforced WongNeiChung Valley to becoming the Happy Valley racecourse.

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