Leopold de Rothschild was to win the Derby for a second time in 1904 with St Amant, sired by St Frusquin. The race was memorable for the terrific thunderstorm which took place during the race. Newspapers reported how Leopold rushed out to meet the winner despite the weather:
'he led him in with beaming face, unconscious of the diluvian rain which in a few seconds drenched him to the skin'.
Soaking wet, horse, jockey and owner, were greeted with enthusiastic cheers and applause as they made their way into the winner's enclosure.
The newspapers were full of the news of Leopold de Rothschild's victory in the Derby in 1904. Cartoons relating to the bad weather in which the race was won were particularly popular.
In a career spanning thirty-eight years, the only classics which eluded Leopold were the Thousand Guineas and the Oaks. At his death, the sporting press devoted pages to his achievements, describing him as a 'munificent turf patron'.