Sport: Lord Derby's Derby

The English derby at Epsom Downs was founded by the racing Earls of Derby 153 years ago to amuse a boisterous party of dinner guests. Only twice in all those years did their house win it. The twelfth earl won in 1787. Roseate, rotund Edward George Villiers Stanley, the present Lord Derby, won it in 1924 with Sanso-vino, thereby gratifying one of his two life wishes.* Last week he surprised himself by winning it again, this time with Hyperion.

It was the 150th running of the race. To view it came King George in...

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