This was run on Wednesday 3rd June 1970 and the winner was bred by Mr Edward P Taylor and trained by M.Vincent O'Brien. There were 11 runners and the winning time was 2 mins 34.6 secs. The winner won by 2 1/2 lengths with 3 lengths back to the third. The winner won a first prize of £62,311, the equivalent of £1,360,000 today.

THE DERBY 1970

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The Youtube website and bank of film clips provide excellent coverage of the Epsom Derby. The link below is a 2 minute 21 second clip of the Derby. http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=GB&v=jBgnJR2D_dU&hl=en-GB

NIJINSKY SR 2140

Pos. Horse Jockey Trainer Owner
1 NIJINSKY Lester Piggott M V O'Brien Mr C W Engelhard
2 GYR Bill Williamson E Pollet Mr W F C Guest
3 STINTINO Gerard Thiboeuf Francois Boutin Mr G A Oldham
4 GREAT WALL Joe Mercer A Breasley Dato David Sung
5 MEADOWVILLE Geoff Lewis Michael Jarvis Mr David Robinson
6 THE SWELL Ron Hutchinson C Bartholomew Mrs Douglas Riley-Smith
7 APPROVAL Greville Starkey Henry Cecil Mr Humphrey de Trafford
8 LONG TILL Duncan Keith Peter Walwyn Lady St Johnstone
9 CRY BABY Sandy Barclay Noel Murless Lady Sassoon
10 TAMBOURINE MAN Tony Murray D Cecil Mr C D Alexander
11

MON PLASIR

Jimmy Lindley H Wallington Mrs O Turner
11/8 Nijinsky      
100/30 Gyr      
13/2 Approval      
7/1 Stintino      
22/1 Meadowville      
33/1 Mon Plaisir      
40/1 Cry Baby      
50/1 The Swell      
80/1 Great Wall      
80/1 Long Till      
200/1 Tambourine Man      
Over Round 107%