This was run on Saturday 27th May 1950 and the winner was trained by C.H.Semblat in France. There were 25 runners from an initial entry of 372. The winner won by a head with 4 lengths between second and third. The winners time was 2 mins 36.8 secs. The winner won a first prize of £17,010 10s, the equivalent of £1,320,000 today.

THE DERBY 1950

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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 50 second clip of the Derby. http://www.britishpathe.com/video/the-derby-13/query/derby+1950

Pos. Horse Jockey Owner
1 GALCADOR W.Johnstone Monsieur Marcel Boussac
2 PRINCE SIMON W.H.Carr Mr William Woodward
3 DOUBLE ECLIPSE E.Smith Lady Zia Wernher
4 TELEGRAM II A.Breasley Monsieur Francois Dupre
Also RISING FLAME E.Britt Lord Allendale
Also CASTLE ROCK W.Rickaby Lord Roseberry
Also BRIGHT SOCIETY K.Gethin Mr L.A.Abelson
Also BABU'S PET T.Burn HH Maharajag of Baroda
Also WELSH VIEW C.Elliott Colonel W.A.G.Burns
Also STENIGOT M.Moloney Mr F.W.Dennis
Also PETER FOX II F.Palmer Madame V.Esmond
Also BILBROUGH J.Caldwell Commander D.C.Lycett Green
Also TRAMPER T.Hawcroft Mr C.R.Harper
Also NEW PIONEER F.Barlow Mr J.Ismay
Also KHORASSAN C.Smirke HH Aga Khan
Also PEWTER PLATTER T.Lowrey Miss B.Locker-Lampson
Also PORT O' LIGHT T.Gosling Mr C.C.Matthews
Also NAPOLEON BONAPARTE G.Richards Mr A.G.Samuel
Also MAIN ROAD D.Smith Mr P.Bartholomew
Also PARADISO T.Weston Lord Rosebery
Also VIEUX MANOIR J.Laumain Baron Guy de Rothschild
Also BILLITER STREET J.Marshall Mr S.R.Single
Also PERSIA J.Thompson Mrs P.T.Dodd
Also L'AMIRAL R.Poincelet Madame L.Volterra
Also MATTYGAINMAL A.Roberts Baron de Montalbo

Tote (10p unit) Win £1.26p Places 38p 18p £1.26p

2/1 Prince Simon
11/2 L'Amiral
7/1 Vieux Manoir
9/1 Castle Rock
100/9 Khorassan
100/9 Galcador
25/1 Telegram II
28/1 Napoleon Bonaparte
40/1 Double Eclipse
40/1 Persia
50/1 Rising Flame
50/1 Port O' Light
66/1 Tramper
66/1 Welsh View
66/1 Billiter Street
66/1 Babu's Pet
100/1 Mattygainmal
100/1 Paradiso
100/1 Main Road
100/1 Pewter Platter
100/1 New Pioneer
100/1 Stenigot
100/1 Peter Fox II
100/1 Bilbrough
100/1 Bright Society
  Over-Round 119%
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