Lord Derby, Edward Stanley, 17th Earl of Derby followed in the family tradition and was one of the most prominent owner breeders during the first half of the 20th century. The Epsom Derby was named after the 12th Earl while the Epsom Oaks was named after the 12th Earl's house near Epsom. Not only did he breed and own the winners of 20 Classics, but the 17th Earl's horses became in their turn the most influential horses in the stud book to the present day.
Jockey wears his colours of all black long sleeve top and white / cream cap. Riding a bay horse with white socks. Marked as part of Lord Astor set 237. Contained in original pre-war box with printed label and original tissue
Manufacturer reference RC 237
Horse and jockey in very good plus original condition with only tiny paint loss. whip top complete. Box in good condition for age with some old water damage causing structure loss and discolouration to lid