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At Epsom in England, the 100-1 colt "Hermit" wins the 88th running of the Derby.

English Derby Winning Racehorse "Macaroni", artist's impression
05/22/1867

On a dreary and cold day at Epsom, the eighty-eighth running of the Derby took place with thirty runners over a mile and a half.  After a start delayed by rain and sleet, the favorite Vauban, with odds of 6-4 to win, was outclassed by the rank outsider Hermit who won the race by a neck from Marksman in two minutes and fifty-three seconds. Hermit had stood at 100-1 and at the foot of the betting board when the race started. (By John Osborne)  

Source Citation: 

"Chronicle of Remarkable Occurences in 1867", The Annual Register or a View of the History and Politics of the Year 1867 (London: F. & J. Rivington, 1868), 63-65.

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