Derby Day


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the day of the annual race for the Derby stakes, - Wednesday of the week before Whitsuntide.

See also: Derby

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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They seemed to increase as night drew on, until at last the roads, my brother said, were like Epsom High Street on a Derby Day. My brother addressed several of these fugitives and got unsatisfactory answers from most.
The couple met on derby day 1953, when RAF fitter John spied Martha, a print worker, at his friend's 21st birthday party.
This weekend's bet takes in action from Haydock, Musselburgh and Epsom on Derby day with the highlight the 20 runner cavalry charge at the latter track where Bear Behind and Catfish are currently the 8/1 joint-favourites to land the Investec Specialist Bank Dash.
A duck derby day will be held on August 4 at Nant Mill at 1.
KIEREN Fallon compared Epsom's first meeting of the year to Derby day as he celebrated with a 38-1 double on the Downs.
City are currently four points adrift of safety but with trips to Everton and Leicester, plus a home date with Arsenal to contemplate before their clash with United, the Maine Road side could be staring relegation in the face by derby day.
RACING: Darryll Holland narrowly escaped a Vodafone Derby day ban at a Jockey Club disciplinary committee hearing yesterday - but the jockey will miss the next three weeks of racing and also sits out the Oaks.
RIVAL fans will pay tribute to two tragic Toon supporters in a gesture that could end derby day hostilities for good.
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A CLEAR head on derby day can prove pivotal according to former Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez.
and we are giving one lucky Mirror reader the chance to enjoy the thrills of Derby Day with four Grandstand badges up for grabs.