What's in a name? How the Derby could have been the Bunbury

 cnn.com  06/01/2017 10:00:52   Rob Hodgetts, CNN
  • Epsom Derby 2017 takes place on June 3
  • This is 238th edition of race

(CNN)It is the richest horse race in Britain and spawned a host of equivalents around the world, but the original Derby only received its name on the toss of a coin.

The Derby takes place on the first Saturday in June at Epsom, south of London.
The Derby is a sporting and social fixture for people of all backgrounds.
Racegoers in the more upmarket stands must adhere to a strict dress code.
Harzand under Pat Smullen won the 2016 Derby at Epsom.
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