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At Epsom in southern England, Macaroni wins the eighty-fourth running of the Derby

English Derby Winning Racehorse "Macaroni", artist's impression
05/20/1863
After thirty-two false starts, the 1863 Epsom Derby, first run in 1780, was completed in a steady rain that made going exceptionally heavy.  Macaroni, ridden by Tom Challoner and trained by James Godding, made a late run and overhauled race favorite Lord Clifton at the post by a head.  Rapid Rhone was third, half a length back. The one and a half mile race had winnings of £7,200 and Macaroni paid nine to one odds. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Chronicle, The Annual Register or a View of the History and Politics of the Year 1863 (London: F. & J. Rivington, 1864), 83-84.

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