This was run on Wednesday 6th June 1923 and the winner was bred by Sir John Robinson and trained by Basil Jarvis at Newmarket. There were 19 runners from an initial entry of 344. The winner won by a length with 1 1/2 lengths between second and third. The winners time was 2 mins 38 secs. The winner won a first prize of £11,325, (The equivalent of £651,000 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 4 minute 54 second clip of the Derby.


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Pos. Horse Jockey Owner
1 PAPYRUS Steve Donoghue Ben Irish
2 PHAROS Edward Gardner Lord Derby
3 PARTH A.Walker Nr M.Goculdas
4 DORIC Joe Childs Mr A. de Rothschild


B.Carslake Duke of Westminster
Also SALTASH F.Bullock Lord Astor
Also BOLD AND BAD J.Brennan Lord Astor
Also ELLANGOWAN E.C.Elliott Lord Rosebery
Also HURRY OFF T.Burns Duke of Westminster
Also PORTUMNA H.Beasley Lady Numburnholme
Also ROGER DI BUSLI H.Jelliss Sir John Robinson
Also CANOVA J.Leach Mr H.C.Sutton
Also MY LORD V.Smyth Mr J.B.Joel
Also APRON W.Lister Sir Abe Bailey
Also TOWN GUARD G.Archibald Lord Woolavington
Also KNOCKANDO H.Jones Lord Woolavington
Also LEGALITY G.Hulme Lord Furness
Also TOP BOOT F.Fox Mr Foxhall Keene
Also SAFETY FIRST R.Stokes Mr James White
5/1 Town Guard
6/1 Pharos
100/15 Papyrus
9/1 Legality
10/1 Ellangowan
100/7 My Lord
20/1 Knockando
20/1 Twelve Pointer
20/1 Roger di Busil
25/1 Saltash
33/1 Parth
33/1 Doric
50/1 Bald and Bad
50/1 Portumna
50/1 Apron
66/1 Hurry Off
100/1 Canova
100/1 Top Boot
100/1 Safety First
  Over-Round 106%
Shown below is an extract from Lord Derby's and his stud manager Major Jack Paine's Studbook.