This was run on Saturday 6th June 1953 and the winner was bred by Mr Fred Darling and trained by Norman Bertie at Newmarket. There were 27 runners from an initial entry of 446. The winner won by 4 lengths with 1 1/2 lengths between second and third. The winners time was 2 mins 35.6 secs. The winner won a first prize of £19,118 10s, (The equivalent of £507,500 in today's terms based on Bank of England inflation calculator).


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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 6 minute clip of the Derby.


Pos. Horse Jockey Owner
1 PINZA Gordon Richards Sir Victor Sassoon
2 AUREOLE W. (Harry) Carr The Queen
3 PINK HORSE W. (Rae) Johnstone Prince Said Toussoun
4 SHIKAMPUR Charlie Smirke HH Aga Khan
Also CITY SCANDAL A.P.Taylor Lord Antrim
Also PHAREL Jacko Doyasbere Monsieur Marcel Boussac
Also BARROWBY COURT T.Carter Mr N.W.Purvis
Also PRINCE CANARINA C.Elliott Lady Bullough
Also GOOD BRANDY D.Smith Mr R.S.Clark
Also DURHAM CASTLE A.Roberts Mr F.W.Dennis
Also TIMBERLAND G.Littlewood Mr F.W.Dennis
Also JAFFA II J.Egan Mr C.Wijesinghe
Also MOUNTAIN KING T.Gosling Mr J.E.Ferguson
Also CHATSWORTH S.Clayton Major L.B.Holliday
Also NEARULA E.Britt Mr W.Humble
Also GALA PERFORMANCE E.Mercer Mr H.S.Lester
Also FE SHAING S.Wragg Mr Ley On
Also SCIPIO J.Lindley Lord Londonderry
Also NOVARULLAH C.Spares Mr J.McGrath
Also EMPIRE HONEY W.Rickaby Lord Milford
Also VICTORY ROLL M.Beary Mr J.Olding
Also FELLERMELAD A.Breasley Mr J.G.Morrisson
Also PETER-SO-GAY P.Evans Mr C.H.Rodwell
Also WINDY F.Barlow Mrs G.Alderman
Also STAR OF THE FOREST K.Gethin Mr W.Preston
Also PREMONITION E.Smith Mr W.P.Wyatt

Tote (10p unit) Win 51p Places 25p 33p 83p

5/1 Pinza
5/1 Premonition
9/1 Aureole
10/1 Nearula
100/8 Good Brandy
100/8 Novarullah
100/6 Chatsworth
100/6 Shikampur
22/1 Star of the Forest
22/1 Pharel
22/1 Fellermelad
33/1 Mountain King
33/1 Pink Horse
40/1 Empire Honey
50/1 Prince Canarina
50/1 Victory Roll
66/1 Prince Charlemagne
100/1 Windy
100/1 Peter-So-Gay
100/1 Scipio
100/1 Fe Shaing
100/1 Gala Performance
100/1 Jaffa II
100/1 Timberland
100/1 Durham Castle
100/1 Barrowby Court
100/1 City Scandal
  Over-Round 115%
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