This was run on Wednesday 2nd June 1926 and the winner was trained by Fred Darling at Beckhampton. There were 19 runners from an initial entry of 305. The winner won by 5 lengths with a short head between second and third. The winners time was 2 mins 47.8 secs. The winner won a first prize of £10,950, the equivalent of £1,590,000 today.

THE DERBY 1926

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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 57 second clip of the Derby.  http://www.britishpathe.com/video/the-derby-1926/query/epsom+derby

Pos. Horse Jockey Owner
1 CORONACH J.Childs Lord Woolavington
2 LANCEGAYE R.Perryman Mr W M G Singer
3 COLORADO T.Weston Lord Derby
4 SWIFT AND SURE R.A.Jones Lord Astor
Also

REVIEW ORDER

H.Beasley Lord Barnby
Also CIMIEZ C.Smirke HH Aga Khan
Also FINGLAS G.Archibald Monsieur E. de St Alary
Also PANTERA H.Wragg Mr S.B.Joel
Also WAR MIST A.Esling Mr A.K.Macomber
Also TENACITY J.Thwaites Lord Glanely
Also COMEDY KING F.Dempsey Mr F.Curzon
Also HARPAGON E.C.Elliott Sir G.Bullough
Also LE GROS J.Kirby Mr T W Blenkiron
Also MACANUDO F.Lane Mr F Gretton
Also SIMON THE BEGGAR J.Leach Mr H.Shaw
Also BASSOON E.Quirke Mrs S.Whitburn
Also ST MARY'S KIRK T.Burns Admiral of the Fleet Sir H.Meux
Also LEX M.Beary Sir Abe Bailey
Also APPLE SAMMY H.Jelliss Mr J.P.Hornung
2/1 Colorado
9/2 Swift and Sure
11/2 Coronach
100/12 Lex
100/8 Finglas
20/1 Apple Sammy
33/1 Review Order
33/1 Cimiez
40/1 Lancegaye
40/1 Tenacity
40/1 Harpagon
50/1 Comedy King
66/1 St Mary's Kirk
66/1 Bassoon
66/1 Simon The Beggar
66/1 Macanudo
66/1 Le Gros
66/1 War Mist
66/1 Pantera
  Over-Round 113%

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