This was run on Wednesday 3rd June 1959 and the winner was bred by Sir Humphrey de Trafford and trained by Captain Cecil Boyd-Rochfort at Newmarket. There were 20 runners from an initial entry of 442. The winner won by a length and a half, with a length and a half between second and third. The Winners time was 2 mins 36 secs. The winner won a first prize of £36,078, (The equivalent of £798,000 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 3 minute 48 second clip of the Derby.


Pos. Horse Jockey Owner
1 PARTHIA W. (Harry) Carr Sir Humphrey de Trafford
2 FIDALGO Joe Mercer Mr G.A.Oldham
3 SHANTUNG Freddie Palmer Baron Rothschild
4 ST CRESPIN III A. (Scobie) Breasley Prince Aly Khan
Also ABOVE SUSPICION Doug Smith HM Queen Elizabeth II
Also CARNOUSTIE Lester Piggott Lt-Colonel G.Loder
Also AMOURROU E. (Manny) Mercer Mr A.M.Bird
Also PRINCILLON George Moore Prince Aly Khan
Also REGENT II M.Garcia M.F.Dupre
Also DAN CUPID R.Poincelet Madame P.Widener
Also ROUSSEAU'S DREAM G,Lewis Mr J.Lewis
Also THYMUS C.Smirke Mrs A.Plesch
Also ARVAK J.Lindley Mrs J.Paul
Also BEAU TUDOR S.Smith Mr A.K.Kirk
Also JOSEPHUS W.Rickaby Mr F.H.Bowcher
Also NEW BRIG R.Fawdon Mr J.Kennedy
Also REACTOR G.Littlewood Mr F.Ellison
Also BARBARY PIRATE E.Hide Miss B.C.Bentinck
Also CASQUE E.J.Cracknell Mr H.G.Blagrave
Also LINDRICK S.Clayton Mr A.Dormer

Tote (10p unit) Win £1.42p Places 55p 61p 51p

11/2 Shantung
7/1 Princillon
10/1 Parthia
10/1 Thymus
10/1 St Crespin III
10/1 Fidalgo
10/1 Carnoustie
100/6 Above Suspicion
18/1 Dan Cupid
20/1 Regent II
25/1 Amourrou
28/1 New Brig
33/1 Reactor
33/1 Casque
40/1 Arvak
40/1 Josephus
66/1 Lindrick
100/1 Barbary Pirate
100/1 Beau Tudor
100/1 Rousseau's Dream
  Over-Round 111%