It’s Derby day this Saturday, one of the classic flat races in the UK horse racing calendar. But did you know that it almost wasn’t called the Derby? The first race was held in May 1780 which was when the name of the race was decided. It took just the toss of a coin between the 12th Earl of Derby and Sir Charles Bunbury, obviously the Earl of Derby won otherwise we might be celebrating Bunbury day on Saturday! It was Bunbury’s horse Diomed that won the first race though!