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1787-05-24 Sam Arnull SIR PETER TEAZLE 12th Earl of Derby Epsom Derby

Eight years after the inaugural Derby, Earl of Derby eventually landed his Epsom Derby. SIR PETER TEAZLE’s comes from a character in the classic comic play 《The School for Scandal》 and his sister LADY TEAZLE. SIR PETER TEAZLE won the Epsom Derby at his first start, which was run on Wednesday 24th May 1787 and 7 ran, although there were initially 33 subscribers. It took place over the last mile and a half and was worth £1,050 to the winner, the equivalent of £1,400,000 today. In that year, Macau was firstly affiliated with lotus depicted in a Canton Governor‘s poem. Though with a 1637-11-12 equestrian event firstly recorded by a British journalist Peter Mundy, better evidence of racing could only be found in another poem written in 1789.

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