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COLOUR OF HORSES THAT

HAVE WON THE DERBY

Bays 124

Chestnuts 53

Brown 33

Grey 4

Black 2

Black Winners: 1813 Smolensko, 1919 Grand Parade

HAVE WON THE OAKS

Bays 111

Chestnuts 54

Brown 46

Grey 4

Black 2

Black winners: 1889 L'Abbesse de Jouarre,

1920 Charlebelle

TOP SELLING CROQUET MALLETS

1 Laser Tuftex (Square Mallet)

2 Oxford (Round Mallet)

3 Association (Round Mallet)

4 Solomon Lignum Vitae (Square Mallet)

5 Colonial (Square Mallet)

6 Solomon Tuftex (Square Mallet)

7 Ascot (Round Mallet)

8 Championship (Round Mallet)

9 All England (Round Mallet)

10 Laser Tuftex Lignum Vitae (Square Mallet)

ANNIVERSARIES

Today Birth of the National Hunt jockey Bob Champion (1948); the British Lions rugby union team notched up their biggest Test win, beating Australia 31-0 in Brisbane (1966).

Monday Alan Mullery had the dubious distinction of being the first man to be sent off while playing an international for England. The game was against Yugoslavia in the European Championships at Florence (1968).

Tuesday Births of the Irish rugby international Willie John McBride (1940); the tennis player Bjorn Borg (1956); and the cricketer Mike Gatting (1957).

Wednesday Newly promoted Swindon Town were relegated from the First Division to the Third, after admitting to 35 breaches of rules on irregular payments to players (1990).

Thursday Births of the former England cricket captain Ray Illingworth (1932); and spin bowler Derek Underwood (1947); Barry McGuigan ended the Panamanian Eusebio Pedroza's seven-year reign as WBA featherweight champion (1985).

Friday Monica Seles, at 16 years and 6 months, became the youngest winner of a Grand Slam tournament, after beating Steffi Graf in the French Open at Roland Garros (1990).

Saturday The first Oxford v Cambridge boat race took place (1829); birth of the footballer David Platt (1966).

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