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THE DERBY THROUGH THE YEARS

 

Explore our comprehensive history of the Derby, and how it came to be viewed as the Greatest Flat Race in the World.

The Beginning

1780 - How it all began.

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The Early Years

The first 50 years (1780-1829), firmly established the Derby as the premier event in the racing year.

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The Suffragette Derby & Thereafter

The dramatic events of the 1913 Derby produced the most sensational race in its entire history. 

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Modern Greats

Throughout the history of racing at Epsom the horses have always been the stars of the show.

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