This was run in 1913 and the winner was bred by Mr Tom Laidlaw and trained by Tom Lewis at Netheravon, although Craganour was first passed the post, winning by a head, but was disqualified.. There were 15 runners from an initial entry of 344. There was a neck between second and third. The winning time was 2 mins 37.6 secs. The winner won a first prize of £6,450, (The equivalent of £707,600 in today's terms based on Bank of England inflation calculator).


The British Pathe website and bank of film clips provide excellent coverage of the Epsom Derby. The link below is a 7 minute clip of the Derby.

There was further controversy, apart from the disqualification of the horse that was first passed the post, when a suffragette brought down one of the horses just after Tattenham Corner. Was it coincidence that it happened to be the King's horse? Examine the evidence by clicking 'Controvesial 1913 Derby'.


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Pos. Horse Jockey Owner
1 ABOYEUR Edwin Piper Alan P.Cunliffe
2 LOUVOIS W.Saxby Mr W Raphael
3 GREAT SPORT G.Stern Mr W Hall Walker
4 NIMBUS M.Henry Monsieur A.Aumont


W.Earl Mr R Bunsow
Also ALDEGOND G.Bellhouse Mr P.Broome
Also BACHELOR'S WEDDING S.Donoghue Sir W.Nelson
Also DAY COMET A.Whalley Mr Leopold de Rothschild
Also JAMESON E.Wheatley Sir J.Willoughby
Also PRUE D.Maher Lord Rosebery
Also SANDBURR H.Jelliss Mrs G.Foster Rawlins
Also SHOGUN F.Wootton Mr E Hulton
Also SUN YAT W.Huxley Mr J B Joel
Also ANMER H.Jones His Majesty King Edward VII
Disq. CRAGANOUR J.Reiff Mr C.Bower Ismay
6/4 Craganour
6/1 Shogun
10/1 Louvois
10/1 Nimbus
100/9 Day Comet
100/7 Prue
20/1 Great Sport
25/1 Aldegond
33/1 Bachelor's Wedding
33/1 Sun Yat
50/1 Anmer
100/1 Sanburr
100/1 Jameson
100/1 Agadir
100/1 Aboyeur
  Over-Round 109%

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