This was run on Wednesday 6th June 1928 and the winner was bred by Sir Hugo Cunliffe-Owen and trained by Ossie Bell at Lambourn. There were 19 runners from an initial entry of 328. The winner won by 1 1/2 lengths with 6 lengths between second and third. The winners time was 2 mins 34.8 secs. The winner won a first prize of £11,605, the equivalent of £1,750,000 today.


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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 4 minute 24 second clip of the Derby.

Pos. Horse Jockey Owner
1 FELSTEAD Harry Wragg Sir Hugo Cunliffe-Owen
2 FLAMINGO E. (Charlie) Elliott Sir Laurence Phillips
3 BLACK WATCH Charlie Smirke Mr L.Neumann
4 FERNKLOOF R.Perryman Lady Richardson


S.Donoghue Mrs G.Drummond
Also CAMELFORD J.Leach Lord Rosebery
Also SCINTILLATION J.Sirett Mr C.W.S.Whitburn
Also PALAIS ROYAL II M.Allemand Monsieur J.Wittouck
Also BUBBLES II C.Bouillon Baron Rothschild
Also SUNNY TRACE G.Richards Lord Dewar
Also RANJIT SINGH M.Beary HH Aga Khan
Also ADVOCATE J.Marshall Sir Abe Bailey
Also FAIRWAY T.Weston Lord Derby
Also PORTHOLE F.Winter Mr S.B.Joel
Also ROYAL MINSTREL J.Childs Captain G.P.Gough
Also GRANGE VIEW H.Graves Mr W.J.Waldron
Also CONSTANT SON B.Carslake Mr T.Davidson
Also YEOMANSTOWN E.Gardner Mr H.R.Armitage
3/1 Fairway
9/2 Flamingo
5/1 Sunny Trace
100/8 Ranjit Singh
100/6 Royal Minstrel
18/1 Gang Warily
22/1 Bubbles II
25/1 Camelford
33/1 Black Watch
33/1 Felstead
33/1 Fernkloof
40/1 Porthole
50/1 Palais Royal II
200/1 Yeomanstown
200/1 Royal Crusader
200/1 Constant Sun
200/1 Grange View
200/1 Advocate
200/1 Scintillation
  Over-Round 103%
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