DID YOU KNOW?

How the Derby Got its Name. It had nothing to do with a hat! By tradition, a “derby” is a race for three year olds, and the term was first used in England in 1779. Edward Smith-Stanley 12th Earl of Derby, was celebrating the inaugural run of the Epsom Oaks (named after his estate “The Oaks”), which his horse, Bridget, had won.

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