This was the first occasion after the War that the race returned to Epsom and was run on Wednesday 5th June 1946 and the winner was bred by Lt-Colonel Harold Boyd-Rochfort and trained by Richard (Dick) Perryman at Newmarket. There were 17 runners from an initial entry of 237. The winner won by a length with 2 lengths between second and third. The winners time was 2 mins 44.6 secs.


The British Pathe website and bank of film clips provide excellent coverage of the Epsom Derby. The link below is a 4 minute 14 second clip of the Derby.


The winner won a first prize of £7,915 10s, (The equivalent of £315,100 in today's terms based on Bank of England inflation calculator).

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Pos. Horse Jockey Owner
1 AIRBORNE Tommy Lowrey Mr John E.Ferguson
2 GULF STREAM Harry Wragg Lord Derby
3 RADIOTHERAPHY Tommy H.Carey Mt T.Lilley
4 WHITE JACKET W.Nevett Lord Durham
Also PETERBOROUGH E.Britt Sir R.Brooke
Also EDWARD TUDOR G.Richards Mrs Macdonald-Buchanan
Also ROYAL COMMISSION E.Smith Duke of Norfolk
Also KHALED R.A.Jones HH Aga Khan
Also NEAPOLITAN D.Smith Miss P.Bullock
Also FAST AND FAIR C.Richards Lord Astor
Also BRIDLE PATH P.Evans Mr J.S.Barrington
Also FRIAR TUCK T.Burn Sir H.Bruce
Also HAPPY KNIGHT T.Weston Sir W.Cooke
Also HISPANIOLA D.L.Jones Mr F.W.Dennis
Also SUNSTROKE J.Simpson Mrs A.James
Also QUI VA LA H.Packham Mr P.Rose
Also MASSIF M.Beary Mrs F.Nagle
  Betting Tote (10p unit) Win £3.85p Places 87p 31p 27p
5/1 Happy Knight
7/1 Gulf Stream
7/1 Khaled
7/1 Fast and Fair
8/1 Radiotheraphy
100/9 Edward Tudor
13/1 Neapolitan
100/6 Peterborough
20/1 White Jacket
50/1 Royal Commission
50/1 Airborne
66/1 Friar Tuck
66/1 Sunstroke
100/1 Qui Va La
100/1 Massif
100/1 Hispaniola
100/1 Bridle Path
  Over-Round 102%