A photograph of two exotically-dressed men reading out horse racing tips at Epsom racecourse, taken by Malindine for the Daily Herald newspaper. Crowds gather, eager to know where to place their bets. The winner of that year's Derby was Bahram, ridden by F Fox. In the late 1770s, Lord Derby and Sir Charles Bunbury decided to create a race that would find the best horse of its generation - and tossed a coin to see who the race would be named after. Although Bunbury lost the toss, his horse Diomed won the first ever Epsom Derby in 1780. This photograph has been selected from the Daily Herald Archive, a collection of over three million photographs. The archive holds work of international, national and local importance by both staff and agency photographers.
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