This was run on Saturday 7th June 1947 and the winner was bred by Monsieur Edward Esmond and trained by Percy Carter at Chantilly. There were 15 runners from an initial entry of 253. The winner won by 4 lengths with 3/4 length between second and third. The winners time was 2 mins 38.4 secs. The winner won a first prize of £9.101 4s, the equivalent of £769,000 today.

THE DERBY 1947

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The British Pathe website and bank of film clips provide excellent coverage of the Epsom Derby. The link below is a 3 minute 40 second clip of the Derby. http://www.britishpathe.com/video/the-derby-1947-1/query/epsom+derby

PEARL DIVER SR 2000

Pos. Horse Jockey Owner
1 PEARL DIVER George Bridgland Baron Geoffroy de Waldner
2 MIGOLI Doug Smith HH Aga Khan
3 SAYAJIRAO Edgar Britt Gaekwar of Baroda
4 TUDOR MINSTREL Gordon Richards Mr J.A.Dewar
Also CADIR E.(Charlie) Elliott Monsieur M.Boussac
Also GRAND WEATHER Tommy Burns Mr Y.J.Kirkpatrick
Also FIREMASTER Eph Smith Lord Rosebery
Also MERRY QUIP Tommy Weston Mr J.V.Rank
Also PARISIEN R.Brethes Monsieur L.Volterra
Also SARAVAN Charlie Smirke Princess Aly Khan
Also CASTLE STREET T.Burn Sir O.Goonmetilleke
Also TITE STREET W.Evans Lord Harewood
Also RICHARD THE THIRD Cliff Richards Mr J.W.Boyle
Also BHISHMA P.Khade Gaekwar of Baroda
Also BLUE CORAL W.Carr Mr W.Hutchinson

Tote (10p unit) Win £3.36p Places 66p 32p 23p

4/7 Tudor Minstrel
13/2 Sayajirao
100/6 Grand Weather
20/1 Migoli
22/1 Merry Quip
28/1 Saravan
40/1 Pearl Diver
40/1 Tite Street
40/1 Cadir
50/1 Firemaster
50/1 Parisien
100/1 Castle Street
200/1 Blue Coral
200/1 Bhishma
200/1 Richard The Third
  Over-Round 110%
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