This, so called New Derby Stakes, was run on Tuesday 31st July 1917 at Newmarket and the winner was 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 £477,000 today.

THE DERBY 1917

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

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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%

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