Important Horse Race Crossword Clue
Important horse race crossword clue. A big one crossword puzzle question in The Courier-Mail newspaper last seen on 13 Sep 2017. 5 letters. Also appear on Daily Telegraph/Herald Sun.
A derby is a type of horse race named after the Derby Stakes run at Epsom Downs Racecourse in England. That was in turn named after Edward Smith-Stanley, 12th Earl of Derby, who inaugurated the race in 1780. Perhaps the best-known example after the original is the Kentucky Derby in the United States.
Traditionally, the term derby, important horse race is used strictly to refer to races restricted to three-year-olds, as the English and U.S. Triple Crown races all are. The most notable exceptions to this rule are the Hong Kong Derby and Singapore Derby, restricted to four-year-old Thoroughbreds, and the Canadian Pacing Derby, an annual harness race for “aged pacers” (Standardbreds) four years old and up