ELLINGTON was considered a good horse who had beaten a strong Derby field, but also a rather temperamental and unreliable performer, but was one of the few horses to cope with the extremely soft ground. With winning time the slowest ever recorded, 1856-05-28 Epsom Derby was run on Wednesday, and the winner was bred by Admiral Octavius Harcourt and trained by Tom Dawson at Middleham. There were 23 runners from an initial entry of 211. The winner won by a length in 3 mins 4 secs, with 1/2 a length between second and third. The winner won a first prize of £5,875, the equivalent of £3,690,000 today.
1856-05-25 PHOSPHORUS Epsom Derby Day oil painting
Epsom Derby Day Frith oil painting by William Powell. This Epsom Derby was his most significant win of PHOSPHORUS came ...
1844-05-22 Ethaniel Flatman ORLANDO Colonel Jonathan Peel Epsom Derby race-goers
This was run on Wednesday 22nd May 1844 and the winner was bred by Colonel Jonathan Peel and trained by ...
1858-05-15 《Illustrated London News》Monument Road
Hong Kong Races route Monument, Wirgman1858-05-15《Illustrated London News》prints reproduced from watercolor by Wirgman