This was run on Wednesday 4th June 1924 and the winner wasbred by the 17th Earl of Derby and trained by Honorable George Lambton at Newmarket. There were 27 runners from an initial entry of 332. The winner won by 6 lengths with a neck between second and third. The winners time was 2 mins 46.6 secs. The winner won a first prize of £11,755, the equivalent of £1,760,000 today.

THE DERBY 1924

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The British Pathe website and bank of film clips provide excellent coverage of the Epsom Derby. The link below is a 7 minute 2 second clip of the Derby.   http://www.britishpathe.com/video/1924-derby-longer-version/query/epsom+derby

Pos. Horse Jockey Owner
1 SANSOVINO Tommy Weston 17th Earl of Derby
2 ST GERMANS Frank Bullock Lord Astor
3 HURSTWOOD Vic Smyth Mr Somerville Tattersall
4 PARMENIO E.C.Elliott Lord Rosebery
Also

POLYPHONTES

W.McLachlan Mr S.B.Joel
Also SALMON-TROUT E.Gardner HH Aga Khan
Also OBLITERATE T.Burns Sir Robert Jardine
Also SPALPEEN F.O'Neill Sir E.Hulton
Also BRIGHT KNIGHT F.Lane Lord Astor
Also COROLET E.J.Morris Lady Cunliffe-Owen
Also BROWSIDE H.Wragg Mrs A.Blain
Also DIOPHON G.Hulme HH Aga Khan
Also GRAND JOY S.Ingham Lord Glanely
Also RESINATO G.Archibald His Majesty King Edward VII
Also GREAT BARRIER J.Leach Sir G.Bullough
Also THUNDER CLOUD II A.Esling Mr A.K.Macomber
Also TOM PINCH H.Beasley Lord Woolavington
Also DONZELON B.Carslake Admiral of The Fleet Sir H.Meux
Also SKYFLIGHT G.Richards Mr A.C.Saunders
Also CANUSA W.Lister Mr M.L.Meyer
Also OPTIMIST II M.MacGee Mr J.L.Replogle
Also DAWSON CITY H.Jelliss Mr B.Irish
Also TIPPLER J.Childs Mr A. de Rothschild
Also WOODEND M.Beary Mr A.B.Walker
Also DEFIANCE S.Donoghue Mr J.B.Joel
Also ARAUSIO R.A.Jones Mrs S.Whitburn
Fell BUCKS YEOMAN C.Smirke Sir Abe Bailey
9/2 Sansovino
8/1 Diophon
10/1 Tom Pinch
100/7 St Germans
100/7 Bright Knight
18/1 Defiance
20/1 Salmon-Trout
20/1 Dawson City
20/1 Parmenio
20/1 Woodend
20/1 Hurstwood
33/1 Tippler
50/1 Spalpeen
50/1 Optimist II
50/1 Grand Joy
50/1 Obliterate
50/1 Donzelon
66/1 Thunder Cloud
66/1 Polyphontes
100/1 Arausio
100/1 Bucks Yeoman
100/1 Canusa
100/1 Skyflight
100/1 Browside
100/1 Corolet
100/1 Resinato
100/1 Great Barrier
  Over-Round 107%

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