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Don’t get into a Bunbury fight over it!

This is the one I always get in the office sweepstake!

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!

About justwilliam1959

I've been on the planet for a more than half a century and I've lost all my hair but not my enthusiasm for life, my wife, reading and music! I started my first blog; With Just A Hint Of Mayhem in February 2009. In May 2011 I began two sister blogs to that first one; With Just A Hint Of Amelia and With Just A Hint Of Learning. A while later I also added the more random Stars In My Glasses to the family :-) Feel free to check them all out and let me know what you think!

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