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Sir Charles Bunbury

How many Epsom Derbys have there been?

19 Six sets of half-brothers have won the Derby, the most recent being Galileo (2001) and Sea The Stars (2009). Five pairs of full brothers have been successful in the Epsom Classic, but none since Persimmon (1896) and Diamond Jubilee (1900), who were by the great St Simon out of the Ayr Gold Cup winner Perdita II .

How long has the Epsom Derby been run?


Why is it called Derby Day?

Derby day generally refers to any sporting event featuring a pair of sports teams engaged in a rivalry. (The term originated from association football, for the day when a certain local derby takes place.)

What is the closest football derby?

From nearly 9,000 different combinations between the 134 stadiums, Dundee and Dundee United emerged as the closest – separated by just 0.17 miles as the crow flies.

What is the dress code for Derby Day?

The dress code for men and women on Derby Day is Black and White – but you can get away with shades of grey. The official flower for Derby Day is the cornflower. This subtle purple-blue flower pairs perfectly with the monochrome palette for Derby Day. So you can always pop one in your pocket or pin one to your lapel.

How much do jockeys get per ride?

However, as a general rule of thumb Flat jockeys receive around 7% of the advertised win prize and 3% of the advertised place prize. Jump Jockeys receive around 9% of the win prize and 4% of the place prize. The riding fee is negotiated annually between the PJA and the ROA.

How much does a Derby jockey make?

How Much do Kentucky Derby Jockeys Make?

Gross pay to winning horse owner: $1.86 million
What jockey receives: $186,000
30% to agent and valet: $55,800
Taxes: approximately 30% (for this amount)
Total Payday: $74,400 approx.

How much do jockeys and trainers make?

Industry. Pay for jockeys varies and is based upon the experience and track record of success. In 2015, beginning jockeys earned $28 per race on the low end and as much as $124,000 for the top prize in a premier race. Even in a Triple Crown race, jockeys that don’t finish in the top five make as little as $500.

Why do jockeys hit horses?

Jockeys strike their horses to encourage them to run, and hitting them with the whip creates a popping sound that makes a horse focus. The modern whip is designed to create noise, not pain.