This, so called New Derby Stakes, was run on Saturday 17th June 1944 at Newmarket because of World War II, and the winner was bred by the 6th Earl of Rosebery and trained by Jack L.Jarvis at Newmarket. There were 20 runners from an initial entry of 95. The winner won by a neck with a short-head between second and third. The winners time was 2 mins 31 secs. The winner won a first prize of £5,901, the equivalent of £633,000 today.

THE DERBY 1944

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Pos. Horse Jockey Owner
1 OCEAN SWELL William (Billy) Nevett 6th Earl of Rosebery
2 TEHRAN Eph Smith HH Aga Khan
3 HAPPY LANDING Robert (Bobby) A.Jones Mr W.Hutchinson
4 ABBOTS FELL A.Wragg Sir H.Cunlife-Owen
Also FAIR GLINT D.Smith His Majesty King Edward VII
Also RAMESES M.Beary Sir M.McAlpine
Also ORESTES T.H.Carey Miss Dorothy Paget
Also MUSTANG G.Richards Mrs P.Hill
Also HIGH PROFIT C.Richards Lord Astor
Also TREBLE CROWN P.Donoghue Mr C.R.Harper
Also GARDEN PATH H.Wragg Lord Derby
Also GROWING CONFIDENCE K.Mullins Major D.H.Wills
Also WOOD COT J.Marshall Mr C.Wade
Also THE SOLICITOR F.Lane Mr J.W.Boyle
Also BLUE ARCHER W.Stephenson Mr L.Hyman
Also HIS EXCELLENCY E.C.Elliott Mr H.J.Joel
Also HYDER ALI S.Wragg HH Aga Khan
Also SALVER P.Evans Mr E.C.Nolan
Also ST ATHANS A.Richardson Mr A.J.Thomas
Also LORD BOBS P.Maher Mr M.H.Benson

Tote (10p unit) Win £2.62p Places 67p 37p 41p

9/2 Growing Confidence
5/1 Garden Path
7/1 Mustang
8/1 Tehran
10/1 Fair Glint
100/8 His Excellency
100/7 High Profit
18/1 Orestes
22/1 Happy Landing
28/1 Ocean Swell
33/1 Lord Bobs
33/1 Abbots Fell
33/1 Wood Cot
50/1 Rameses
50/1 Salver
66/1 St Athans
66/1 Hyder Ali
66/1 Blue Archer
66/1 The Solicitor
66/1 Treble Crown
  Over-Round 114%
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