Derby Day - View over course showing crowds.. Part of Box 247 Boswell Collection.The Derby Stakes, popularly known as The Derby, internationally as the Epsom Derby, and under its present sponsor as the Investec Derby, is a Group 1 flat horse race in England open to three-year-old thoroughbred colts and fillies. It is run at Epsom Downs in Surrey over a distance of one mile, four furlongs and 10 yards (2, 423 metres), and is scheduled for early June each year. Date: circa 1900
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Richard 'Boss' Croker's horses, Dublin, Ireland
Horses belonging to Richard 'Boss' Croker, an Irishman who emigrated to America as his family fled the potato famine, and worked successively as barman, blacksmith and boxer before climbing the ranks at Tammany Hall, the Democratic Party machine at the hub of New York politics, becoming 'Boss' in 1886. Three of his horses are seen here at Kingsbridge Station, Dublin, as they were trying to get to Armagh for the races, but their journey was hampered by the rail strike.
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Bayardo ridden by Danny Maher
British thoroughbred racehorse, Bayardo, owned by Alfred W Cox (under the pseudonym of Mr Fairie) and ridden here by American jockey Danny Maher. Bayardo had great success as a racehorse winning the Eclipse Stakes, the St Leger Stakes (both in 1909) and the Ascot Gold Cup in 1910, amongst other major races. He was also a Champion Sire.
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans