This was run on Wednesday 27th May 1925 and the winner was bred by Mr James Maher and trained by Fred Darling at Beckhampton. There were 27 runners from an initial entry of 325. The winner won by 8 lengths with 2 lengths between second and third. The winners time was 2 mins 40.6 secs. The winner won a first prize of £11,095, (The equivalent of £641,200 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 12 minute 55 second clip of the Derby.


Pos. Horse Jockey Owner
1 MANNA Steve Donoghue Henry E.Morriss
2 ZIONIST Brownie Carslake HH Aga Khan
3 THE SIRDAR A.Esling Mr A.K.Macomber
4 SOLARIO M.Beary Sir J.Rutherford


V.Smyth Mrs W.Raphael
Also ST BECAN E.C.Elliott Sir G.Bullough
Also CROSS BOW F.Bullock Lord Astor
Also RUNNYMEDE J.Chiulds His Majesty King Edward VII
Also PONS ASINORUM T.Burns Mr A.Lowry
Also PTOLEMY II G.Stern Captain J.D.Cohn
Also SOLITARY G.Richards Mr A.C.E.Howeson
Also SPARUS T.Pryor Mr W.M.G.Singer
Also DIGNITY F.Dempsey Sir C.Hyde
Also ETHNARCH J.Leach Lady Bullough
Also ROIDORE G.Hulme Sir E.Tate
Also DALMAGARRY F.Winter Mr V.Thompson
Also THE VIRGINIAN H.Beasley Mr T.F.Ryan
Also VICOT F.Lane Major A.Vigor
Also BUCELLAS H.Jelliss Mr J.P.Hornung
Also CONQUISTADOR T.Weston Lord Derby
Also ST NAPOLEAN H.Wragg Mr S.B.Joel
Also SUNDERLAND C.Smirke Lord Glanely
Also MY CRACKERS J.Thwaites Mr H.C.Sutton
Also PRIORY PARK F.Fox Mr C.Howard
Also TISSAPHERNES R.A.Jones Lord Rosebery
Also FLYING WORLD W.MacLachlan Jnr Mrs R.W.Foster
Also CONSTANTIUS G.Archibald Admiral of the Fleet Sir H.Meux
9/2 Cross Bow
8/1 Conquistador
9/1 Manna
10/1 Zionist
10/1 Solario
100/7 Ptolemy II
100/6 Runnymede
20/1 St Becan
25/1 Dignity
40/1 Bucellas
40/1 Pons Asinorum
40/1 Sparus
40/1 Vicot
50/1 The Sirdar
50/1 Warminster
66/1 Sunderland
66/1 Tissaphernes
66/1 Constantius
100/1 Priory Park
100/1 Roidore
100/1 The Virginian
200/1 Buccelas
200/1 Dalmagarry
200/1 Ethnarch
200/1 St Napolean
200/1 My Crackers
200/1 Flying World
  Over-Round 103%

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