This, so called New Derby Stakes,was run on Tuesday 4th June 1918 at Newmarket and the winner was bred by Lady James Douglas and trained by Alec Taylor at Manton. There were 13 runners from an initial entry of 55. The winner won by 1 1/2 lengths with 2 lengths between second and third. The winners time was 2 mins 33.2 secs.


The British Pathe website and bank of film clips provide excellent coverage of the Epsom Derby. The link below is a 13 second clip of the Derby.


The winner won a first prize of £4,000, (The equivalent of £216,000 in today's terms based on Bank of England inflation calculator).

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Pos. Horse Jockey Owner
1 GAINSBOROUGH Joe Childs Lady James Douglas
2 BLINK R.Colling Major W Astor
3 TRECLARE W.Langford Sir W.J.Tatem
4 KING JOHN J.H.Martin Captain Giles Loder


F.Fox Mr J.P.Arkwright
Also AIR RAID O.Madden Mr W.M.Cazalet
Also MONT SAINT ELOI J.Hulme Duc Decazes
Also SOMME KISS B.Carslake Mr C T Garland
Also RIVERSHORE S.Donoghue Mr Solly Joel
Also ARROWSMITH H.Jones Mr J.W.Larnach
Also ZINOVIA V.Smyth Mr Z G Michalmos
Also THERMOGENE A.Whalley Mr J B Thorneycroft
Also TRICYCLE J.McFadden Madame Varipati
8/13 Gainsborough
8/1 Zinovia
100/8 King John
100/8 Blink
100/7 Somme Kiss
100/7 Air Raid
100/6 Rivershore
20/1 Triclare
33/1 Thermogene
66/1 McNeill
100/1 Arrowsmith
100/1 Mont Saint Eloi
100/1 Treclare
  Over-Round 121%
Shown below is an extract from Lord Derby's and his stud manager Major Jack Paine's Studbook.