This was run on Wednesday 3rd June 1931 and the winner was trained by Fred Darling at Beckhampton. There were 25 runners from an initial entry of 404. The Winner won by 3/4 length with 3/4 length between second and third. The winners time was 2 mins 36.6 secs. The winner won a first prize of £12,161 5s, the equivalent of £1,930,000 today.

THE DERBY 1931

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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 49 second clip of the Derby. http://www.britishpathe.com/video/the-derby-1931/query/epsom+derby

Pos. Horse Jockey Owner
1 CAMERONIAN F.Fox J.A.Dewar
2 ORPEN R.A.Jones Sir J.Rutherford
3 SANDWICH H.Wragg Lord Rosebery
4 GOYESCAS E.C.Elliott Monsieur M.Boussac
Also GALLINI J.Taylor Sir E.Hanmer
Also POMME D'API M.Beary HH Aga Khan
Also JACOPO J.Childs Mr Marshall Field
Also ARMAGNAC R.Perryman Mr A.de Rothschild
Also ROSE EN SOLEIL W.Turtle Lord Howard de Walden
Also ESTATE DUTY T.Weston Lt-Colonel W.Guinness
Also DOCTOR DOLITTLE H.Beasley Mr A.F.Basset
Also ABBOTS WORTHY J.Canty Mr V.T.Thompson
Also SHELL TRANSPORT R.Dick Mr W.M.Cazalet
Also APPERLEY B.Carslake Mr J.P.Hornung
Also LEMONITION J.Leach Mr E.M.Sykes
Also LIGHTNING STAR J.Marshall Mr J.B.Leigh
Also CHEERY LAD C.Ray Mr W.T.Blenkiron
Also TE HAU T.Burns Mr B.Davis
Also TE RURU F.Herbert Mr B.Davis
Also COLDSTREAM G.Richards Lord Glanely
Also KNOLOMA W.Sibbritt Mr Robert Kahn
Also ZANOFF J.Sirett Mr Z.G.Michalimos
Also GRINDLETON L.Brown Mr J.W.Sharples
Also SIR ANDREW P.Beasley Mr W.Woodward
Also REVEILLON H.Jelliss Sir G.Bullough

Tote (10p unit) Win 43p Places 25p 21p 28p

7/2 Cameronian
8/1 Sandwich
9/1 Orpen
10/1 Doctor Dolittle
10/1 Pomme D'Api
100/6 Goyesca
100/6 Jacopo
25/1 Coldstream
25/1 St Andrew
33/1 Zanoff
40/1 Reveillon
40/1 Lightning Star
40/1 Estate Duty
40/1 Gallini
40/1 Rose en Soleil
50/1 Cheery Lad
50/1 Shell Transport
50/1 Apperley
50/1 Abbots Worthy
66/1 Armagnac
100/1 Knolma
100/1 Gridleton
100/1 Te Ruru
100/1 Te Hau
100/1 Lemonition
  Over-Round 111%
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