This was run on Wednesday 1st June 1927 and the winner was bred by Mr Frank Curzon and trained by John E.Watts at Newmarket. There were 23 runners from an initial entry of 344. The winner won by 2 lengths with 8 lengths between second and third. The winners time was 2 mins 34.4 secs. The winner won a first prize of £12,615, the equivalent of £1,880,000 today.

THE DERBY 1927

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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 9 minute 17 second clip of the Derby.  http://www.britishpathe.com/video/the-derby-1927/query/epsom+derby

CALL BOY SR 2049

Pos. Horse Jockey Owner
1 CALL BOY E.( Charlie) Elliott Mr Frank Curzon
2 HOT NIGHT Harry Wragg Sir Victor Sassoon
3 SHIAN MOR Fred Lane Major J.S.Courtauld
4 BUCKFAST J.Evans Mr R.D.Cohen
Also

SICKLE

T.Weston Lord Derby
Also SILVERSTEAD F.Fox Mrs C.Rich
Also KNIGHT OF THE GRAIL F.Winter Sir D.Broughton
Also SON AND HEIR B.Carslake Sir Abe Bailey
Also HOSSAN C.Smirke HH Aga Khan
Also TATTOO R.Perryman Mr A. de Rothschild
Also APPLECROSS J.Childs Lord Woolavington
Also SPIRAMONDE P.Donoghue Major J.B.Walker
Also ADIEU J.Marshall Mr F.W.Horlock
Also RESTIGOUCHE C.Childs Lord Beaverbrook
Also JACK'S SON A.Burns Mr J.Phillips
Also LONE KNIGHT S.Donoghue Lady Eleanor Torrington
Also TREAT H.Beasley Mr J.P.Arkwright
Also ADAM'S APPLE J.Leach Mr C.W.S.Whitburn
Also FLASHING STAR R.Dick Mr D.L. Wilson
Also BIRTHRIGHT A.Garnett Sir M.McAlpine
Also PARKER L.Butchers Mr C.Austin
Also CHICHESTER CROSS G.Richards Mr C.Howard
Also STAMPEDE G.Bowden Mary Lady Queensberry
4/1 Call Boy
9/2 Hot Night
6/1 Adam's Apple
7/1 Sickle
100/9 Lone Knight
22/1 Applecross
22/1 Shian Mor
25/1 Tattoo
33/1 Treat
40/1 Hossan
50/1 Birthright
50/1 Silverstead
66/1 Adieu
66/1 Son and Heir
66/1 Knight of the Grail
100/1 Buckfast
100/1 Chichester Cross
100/1 Restigouche
100/1 Spiramonde
200/1 Jack's Son
200/1 Flashing Star
1000/1 Parker
1000/1 Stampede
  Over-Round 105%
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Very grateful to Kevin Steads who found this article from the Sheffield Star of 30th May 1927 on a building site and rescued it. The badge is actually for the old Derby Racecourse, rather than the Epsom Derby course. Despite being ridden by Gordon Richards, Chichester Cross did start in the Derby but was unfancied at 100/1 and was unplaced.