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The 154th Renewal of the Derby Stakes
A running commentary by Geoffrey Gilbey and Quintin Gilbey from the Grandstand,
Epsom Racecourse
Commentaries on the running for the Blue Riband of the Turf-the best-known race in the world-will be given by the two famous racing journalists, the brothers Geoffrey and Quintin Gilbey , who broadcast commentaries on the St. Leger of ten years ago and created a stir with a radio discussion on betting in 1931. Geoffrey, who gave the commentary on the first Derby ever broadcast (in 1927) and the commentary on the Grand National of 1928, is one of the most versatile personalities in the world of sport. He went to Eton, got a half-blue for running at Oxford, served in the Rifle Brigade during the war, made his name as a racing journalist, owns racehorses (his two-year-old Minaret may run in the race preceding the Derby), and yet his main interest in life is his work for the Prisoners' Aid Society, in connection with Wormwood Scrubs Prison. His younger brother was also at Eton. Last year he wrote racing articles for leading newspapers and published ' Racing for Fun ', which has been described as one of the best books on the turf.
On Friday (at 3.15 Regional) they will give commentaries on the first Oaks ever to be broadcast. It is a classic race for fillies only, run over the identical course of 1 miles at Epsom.


Commentary By:
Geoffrey Gilbey
Commentary By:
Quintin Gilbey
Quintin Gilbey

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