This was run on Wednesday 1st June 1938 and the winner was trained by Fred Darling at Beckhampton. There were 22 runners from an initial entry of 294. The winner won by 4 lengths with 2 lengths between second and third. The winners time was 2 mins 39.2 secs. The winner won a first prize of £8,728 15s, the equivalent of £1,270,000 today.

THE DERBY 1938

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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 38 second clip of the Derby. http://www.britishpathe.com/video/the-derby-1938/query/epsom+derby

Pos. Horse Jockey Owner
1 BOIS ROUSSEL E.C.Elliott Mr P.Beatty
2 SCOTTISH UNION B.Carslake Mr J.V.Rank
3 PASCH G.Richards Mr H.E.Morriss
4 POUND FOOLISH R.A.Jones Lord Astor
Also LICENCE J.Crouch His Majesty King Edward VII
Also CAVE MAN M.Beary Lord Astor
Also GOLDEN SOVEREIGN T.Weston Sir Abe Bailey
Also CAERLOPTIC F.Lane Sir Abe Bailey
Also FAROE R.Perryman Lord Derby
Also TROON S.Wragg Mr J.A.Dewar
Also MALABAR J.Marshall Lt-Colonel H.S.Follett
Also CHATSWORTH T.Lowrey Mr P.Haldin
Also MANORITE P.Maher Mr D.S.Kennedy
Also TAHIR C.Smirke HH Aga Khan
Also MIRZA II H.Wragg HH Aga Khan
Also HALCYON GIFT C.Richards Mr G.A.Monkhouse
Also SLIP ON W.Rickaby Captain L.Montagu
Also FLYON E.Smith Sir L.Philipps
Also BLANDSTAR H.Sprague HH Maharaja of Rajpipla
Also PORTMARNOCK P.Beasley Sir H.de Trafford
Also UNBREAKABLE W.Stephenson Mr J.E.Widener
Also VALERIAN III J.Taylor Mr William Woodward

Tote (10p unit) Win £4.58p Places 93p 25p 28p

9/4 Pasch
8/1 Scottish Union
8/1 Portmarnock
100/7 Mirza II
100/6 Golden Sovereign
100/6 Manorite
20/1 Bois Roussel
20/1 Pound Foolish
20/1 Cave Man
20/1 Flyon
20/1 Blandstar
28/1 Tahir
28/1 Malabar
28/1 Faroe
40/1 Valerian II
40/1 Chatsworth
40/1 Unbreakable
50/1 Halcyon Gift
50/1 Troon
100/1 Caerloptic
100/1 Slip On
100/1 Licence
  Over-Round 121%
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