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.
Britains Racing Colours Famous Owners: jockey wears Lord Derby's colours of all black long sleeve top and white / cream cap. Riding a bay horse with white socks. Original whip complete. Marked as part of Lord Astor set 237. Contained in original post-war box with printed lid and tissue
Manufacturer reference RC 237
Horse and jockey in very good original condition with only minor paint loss. Box in very good original condition with light discolouration and some surface rubbing