This, so called New Derby Stakes, was run on Tuesday 31st July 1917 at Newmarket and the winner was bred by Mr Alfred Cox and trained by Alec Taylor at Manton. There were 12 runners from an initial entry of just 17. The winner won by 4 lengths with a head between second and third. The winners time was 2 mins 40.6 secs.



The winner won a first prize of £2,050, (The equivalent of £135,200 in today's terms based on Bank of England inflation calculator).

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Pos. Horse Jockey Owner
1 GAY CRUSADER Steve Donoghue Mr 'Fairie' Alfred W.Cox
2 DANSELLON R.Watson Sir Hedworth Meux
3 DARK LEGEND J.Childs Sir W Cooke
4 INVINCIBLE V.Smyth Mr Reid Walker


J.Evans Mr J.Buchanan
Also BROWN PRINCE F.Fox Mr D Fraser
Also LORD ARCHER O.Madden Sir R W B Jardine
Also COLLEGER W.Earl Duke of Portland
Also SIR DESMOND R.Colling Mr R Sherwood
Also KINGSTON BLACK T.Burns Colonel Hall Walker
Also PLANET E.Lancaster Mr L Winans
Also DIADEM F.Rickaby Lord D'Abernon
7/4 Gay Crusader
5/1 Diadem
100/15 Dark Legend
7/1 Invincible
7/1 Dansellon
100/7 Athdara
100/6 Colleger
20/1 Planet
33/1 Kingston Black
40/1 Brown Prince
40/1 Lord Archer
100/1 Sir Desmond
  Over-Round 118%
Shown below is an extract from Lord Derby's and his stud manager Major Jack Paine's Studbook.