This was run on Wednesday 27th May 1936 and the winner was bred by HH Aga Khan III and trained by Frank Butters at Newmarket. There were 22 runners from an initial entry of 287. The winner won by 3 lengths with 3/4 length between second and third. The winners time was 2 mins 33.8 secs. The winner won a first prize of £9,934 5s, (The equivalent of £667,400 in today's terms based on Bank of England inflation calculator).


In the Official 3-Y-O Free Handicap Derby winner Mahmoud was rated 1lb higher than 2000 Guineas winner Pay Up, 4lbs higher than St Leger winner Boswell, 17lbs higher than 1000 Guineas winner Tide-Way, and fully 21lbs higher than Oaks winner Lovely Rosa. Based on their entire career performances this site rates Mahmoud 3lbs higher than Pay Up, 6lbs higher than Boswell, 12lbs higher than Tide-Way and 18lbs higher than Lovely Rosa.

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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 5 minute 36 second clip of the Derby.


Pos. Horse Jockey Owner
1 MAHMOUD Charlie Smirke HH Aga Khan III
2 TAJ AKBAR Gordon Richards HH Aga Khan III
3 THANKERTON Tommy Burns Mrs J.Shand
4 PAY UP Robert Dick Lord Astor
Also HIS GRACE Harry Wragg Lord Carnarvon
Also SQUADRON CASTLE Joe Dines Mrs W.P.Ahern
Also MENDICANT FRIAR T.Weston Sir Abe Bailey
Also BARRYSTAR J.Marshall Mr F.W.Shenstone
Also COUVERT M.Beary Mr H.G.Blagrave
Also ABJER E.C.Elliott Monsieur M.Boussac
Also NOBLE KING R.Perryman Sir A.Butt
Also WALVIS BAY T.Lowrey Major J.S.Courtauld
Also MAGNET B.Carslake Lord Hirst
Also RAEBURN J.Sirett Mr S.D.Hollingworth
Also BALA HISSAR R.A.Jones HH Aga Khan
Also HAULFRYN F.Lane Mr F.C.Minoprio
Also CARIOCA A.Wragg HH Maharaja of Rajpipla
Also SPINALOT H.Jelliss Mr J.Ramsden
Also MIDSTREAM F.Fox Mr Rothschild
Also FEARLESS FOX E.Smith Mr A.G.Smith
Also BEL AETHEL S.Donoghue Duke of Norfolk
Also BOSWELL P.Beasley Mr William Woodward
Tote (10p unit) Win £1.25p Places 41p 35p 52p
5/1 Pay Up
6/1 Taj Akbar
9/1 Noble King
9/1 Boswell
100/8 Abjer
100/8 Mahmoud
100/6 Bala Hissar
22/1 Carioca
28/1 Barrystar
28/1 His Grace
28/1 Midstream
33/1 Couvert
33/1 Thankerton
40/1 Magnet
40/1 Bel Aethel
40/1 Fearless Fox
45/1 Raeburn
66/1 Haulfryn
100/1 Spinalot
100/1 Mendicant Friar
100/1 Squadron Castle
100/1 Walvis Bay
  Over-Round 108%
Shown below is an extract from Lord Derby's and his stud manager Major Jack Paine's Studbook.