What Does Darby Mean?


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Derby is a homophone for the word 'Darby', in British English. In the area of sports, derby refers to any of several races that involve horses, mainly those that are three years old. It originated in England, it was established in 1780 by the twelfth earl of Derby and was held once a year at Epsom Downs, near London. Only three year olds horses (colts), are allowed to race. The racetrack is a yard longer than one 1.5 miles. It attracts an audience of thousands annually.

It can also refer to a proper race that generally has an open arena full of participants. For example, a motorbike derby.

Derby also refers to a type of a hat, that has a circular crown and a tapered brim that is curved.

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