This was run on Wednesday 24th May 1939 and the winner was bred by the 6th Earl of Rosebery and trained by Jack L.Jarvis at Newmarket. There were 27 runners from an initial entry of 317. The winner won by 4 lengths with 3 lengths between second and third. The winners time was 2 mins 36.8 secs. The winner won a first prize of £10,625 10s, (The equivalent of £660,200 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 3 minute 17 second clip of the Derby.


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Pos. Horse Jockey Owner
1 BLUE PETER Eph Smith 6th Earl of Rosebery
2 FOX CUB Gordon Richards Mr E.Esmond
3 HELIOPOLIS Richard (Dick) Perryman Lord Derby
4 CASANOVA W.Nevett Lady Zia Wernher
Also FAIRSTONE C.Richards Sir Abe Bailey
Also TRIGUERO T.Burns Mr W.Barnett
Also WHEATLAND J.Taylor Mr W.Burnett
Also VESPERIAN E.C.Elliott Sir G.Bullough
Also ORTIZ F.Lane Mr J.D.Cohn
Also LARCHFIELD H.Sprague Major R.B.Glover
Also ROMEO II R.Brethes Princess de Faucigny-Lucinge
Also HASTINGS R.A.Jones Monsieur M.Goodchaux
Also DIL-BHARAH T.Bartlam Sir Yeshwant Rao Holkar
Also ADMIRAL'S WALK H.Wragg Sir John Jarvis
Also DHOTI C.Smirke HH Aga Khan
Also POINTIS D.Smith Prince Aly Khan
Also MAUNA KEA M.Beary Mr R.McAlpin
Also FAIRCHANCE W.Rickaby Mr R.Middlemas
Also FAIRFAX T.Lowrey Miss Dorothy Paget
Also MAJOR BRACKEY J.Simpson Mr J.A.Phillips
Also KING LEGEND B.Carslake Mr J.V.Rank
Also BUXTON W.Stephenson Mr J.F.A.Harter
Also SOLFORD II F.Herve Mr R.B.Strassburger
Also ROGERSTONE CASTLE J.Marshall Monsieur M.Boussac
Also ATOUT MAITRE W.Sibbritt Mr H.G.Blagrave
Also HYPNOTIST P.Beasley Mr William Woodward
Also BELLMAN S.Wragg Mrs L.Corbett
Tote (10p unit) Win 43p Places 23p 42p 37p

7/2 Blue Peter
5/1 Hypnotist
100/9 Heliopolis
100/7 Triguero
100/7 Admiral's Walk
100/7 Casanova
100/6 Fox Cub
100/6 Fairstone
100/6 Dhoti
25/1 Hastings
28/1 Romeo II
33/1 Vesperian
33/1 Buxton
40/1 Wheatland
50/1 King Legend
50/1 Atout Maitre
50/1 Mauna Kea
66/1 Bellman
66/1 Solford II
66/1 Rogerstown Castle
100/1 Pointis
100/1 Major Brackey
100/1 Dil-Bharah
100/1 Ortiz
100/1 Larchfield
100/1 Triguero
100/1 Fairfax
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