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On the Epson Downs in England, the favorite wins the eighty-seventh running of the Derby.

English Derby Winning Racehorse "Macaroni", artist's impression
05/16/1866

With perhaps 200,000 people, including the Prince of Wales, watching, the eighty-seventh running of the Derby took place at Epson in England. The favorite, Lord Lyon, ridden by Harry Custace, won a relatively slow race, coming from behind on the final straight to win by a head from the outsider Savernake. Third was second favorite Rustic three lenths back.  The purse was worth £7,550. (By John Osborne)

Source Citation: 

"Chronicle," The Annual Register: A Review of Public Events at Home and Abroard for the Year 1866 (London: F. & J. Rivington, 1867), 48-49.

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