This was run on Saturday 5th June 1948 and the winner was bred by Monsieur Leon Voltarra and trained by Richard Carver at Chantilly in France. There were 32 runners from an initial entry of 386. The winner won by 1 1/2 lengths with 4 lengths between second and third. The winners time was 2 mins 40 secs. The winner won a first prize of £13,059 5s, the equivalent of £1,020,000 today.

THE DERBY 1948

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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 3 minute 32 second clip of the Derby. http://www.britishpathe.com/video/the-derby-1948/query/epsom+derby

Pos. Horse Jockey Owner
1 MY LOVE W. (Rae) Johnstone HH Aga Khan III
2 ROYAL DRAKE Jacko Doyasbere Monsieur Leon Volterra
3 NOOR Tommy Weston HH Aga Khan III
4 MY BABU Charlie Smirke HH Maharaja of Baroda
Also STRAIGHT PLAY H.Packham Mr R.J.Sainsbury
Also DJEDDAH E.C.Elliott Monsieur M.Boussac
Also TORY II T.Burn Mr A.Lyon
Also PRINCE HARDI C.Rowley Mrs E.Cockerline
Also HOPE STREET W.T.Evans Mr N.P.Donaldson
Also JULIAN J.Gilbert Mrs M.Freedman
Also SPECIALITY W.Rickaby Captain P.G.A.Harvey
Also BLACK PAMPAS D.L.Jones Mr J.Hetherton
Also VALDAVIAN H.Blackshaw Mr W.Hutchinson
Also VALIGNUS W.Marland Mr W.Hutchinson
Also OTTOMAN T.Lowrey Lord Irwin
Also PRIDE OF INDIA Joe Sime Mr H.J.Joel
Also HENLEY-IN-ARDEN T.Hawcroft Mrs G.Kohn
Also THE COBBLER G.Richards Lt-Colonel Giles Loder
Also RUBAIYAT M.Moloney Sir Malcolm McAlpine
Also NATIVE HEATH M.Beary Sir Malcolm McAlpine
Also VALOGNES E.Britt Lt-Colonel R.Macdonald-Buchanan
Also MILLWALL P.Gomez Mr M.L.Meyer
Also RAVENSWOOD G.Bridgland Mr R.Middlemas
Also USHER C.Richards Mrs Lionel Montagu
Also TORMIE W.Nevett Mr M.Ostrer
Also MALLOWRY K.Gethin Mr D.Robinson
Also JACOBITE E.Smith Mr E.R.Charles
Also BLUE MICKIE J.Marshall Captain T.E.Thorpe
Also BLACK TARQUIN W.H.Carr Mr William Woodward
Also THE SENATOR II T.Gosling Mr William Woodward
Also BLUE FALLS S.Wragg Mr W.Harvey
Also TARKA W.Lister Mrs M.Glenister

Tote (10p unit) Win 91p Places 35p 65p 47p

4/1 My Babu
8/1 Valognes
8/1 Djeddah
10/1 The Cobbler
100/9 Black Tarquin
100/9 My Love
100/6 Tormie
22/1 Noor
25/1 Native Heath
25/1 Royal Drake
40/1 Ottoman
50/1 Hope Street
50/1 Pride of India
50/1 Blue Mickie
66/1 Henley-in-Arden
66/1 The Senator II
66/1 Straight Play
66/1 Mallowry
66/1 Usher
66/1 Black Pampas
66/1 Blue Falls
66/1 Julian
100/1 Jacobite
100/1 Blue Falls
100/1 Rubaiyat
100/1 Tarka
100/1 Ravenswood
100/1 Millwall
100/1 Valdavian
100/1 Tory II
100/1 Speciality
100/1 Valignus
  Over-Round 115%
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