This was run on Wednesday 2nd June 1937 and the winner was trained by F.S.Butters at Kingsclere. There were 21 runners from an initial entry of 315. The winner won by 1 1/2 lengths with 1 1/2 lengths between second and third. The winners time was 2 mins 37.6 secs. The winner won a first prize of £8,441 5s, the equivalent of £1,250,000 today.

THE DERBY 1937

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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 13 second clip of the Derby. http://www.britishpathe.com/video/the-derby-1937-aka-pathe-gazette-presents/query/derby+1937

Pos. Horse Jockey Owner
1 MID-DAY SUN M.Beary Mrs G B Miller
2 SANDSPRITE J.Crouch Mrs F.Nagle
3 LE GRAND DUC C.Smirke HH Aga Khan
4 PERIFOX P.Beasley Mr William Woodward
Also SNOWFALL R.Perryman Lord Derby
Also CASH BOOK R.A.Jones Lord Astor
Also GOYA II E.C.Elliott Monsieur M.Boussac
Also SOLFO T.Lowrey Major J.S.Courtauld
Also HONQUAN B.Carslake Mr B.D.Davis
Also WINNEBAR A.Richardson Sir F.Eley
Also INGLEFIELD P.Maher Lord Glanely
Also GAINSBOROUGH LASS H.Wragg Sir John Jarvis
Also SCARLET PLUME J.Sirett Mr R.McAlpine
Also PASCAl G.Richards Mr H.E.Morriss
Also FAIRFORD T.Weston Mr W.Murray
Also THE HOUR E.Smith Sir L.Philipps
Also FULL SAIL W.Nevett Lord Rosebery
Also BATTLE ROYAL H.Packham Mr A.Sainsbury
Also LE KSAR C.Semblat Monsieur E.de St Alary
Also RENARDO S.Donoghue Sir Victor Sassoon
Also LE BAMBINO T.Burns Mr R.B.Strassburger

Tote (10p unit) Win £1.55p Places 43p £2.18p 33p

7/1 Perifox
7/1 Cash Book
9/1 Le Ksar
9/1 Goya II
10/1 The Hour
10/1 Solfo
100/9 Le Grand Duc
100/7 Gainsborough Lass
100/7 Mid-Day Sun
20/1 Renardo
22/1 Fairford
22/1 Full Sail
22/1 Pascal
50/1 Inglefield
50/1 La Bambino
100/1 Battle Royal
100/1 Scarlet Plume
100/1 Honquan
100/1 Winnebar
100/1 Snowfall
100/1 Sandsprite
  Over-Round 112%
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