- . an annual horse race run at Epsom Downs, Surrey, since 1780: one of the English flat-racing
Example Sentences Including 'the Derby'
But there are three races I put a bit on each year--the National, the Derby and the Cup.
The Gospel Makers
Corstens believes Mr Martini is the Derby horse of the pair.
Courier, Sunday Mail (2004)
Galileo's trainer Aidan O'Brien relied on Hawk Wing who'd won the Coral Eclipse after finishing runner-up in the Derby.
FRANKIE: The Autobiography of Frankie Dettori (2004)
Godolphin's Celtic Silence ran a blinder and was cut by the Tote from 25-1 to 20s for the Derby.
Sun, News of the World (2001)
No New York-bred had ever won the Derby , let alone the Crown.
Edmonton Sun (2003)
United Racecourses have already carried out one damaging move by shifting the Derby to a Saturday from its traditional Wednesday slot.
Sun, News of the World (2000)
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