This was run on Wednesday 2nd June 1971 and the winner was bred by Mr Paul Mellon and trained by Ian Balding. There were 21 runners and the winning time was 2 mins 37.14 secs. The winner won by 2 lengths with 2 1/2 lengths between second and third. The winner claimed a first prize of £61,625.25, the equivalent of £1,200,000 today.


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The Youtube website and bank of film clips provide excellent coverage of the Epsom Derby. The link below is a 1 minute 13 second clip of the Derby.

Pos. Horse Jockey Owner
1 MILL REEF G.Lewis Paul Mellon
2 LINDEN TREE Duncan Keith  
3 IRISH BALL Alfred Gilbert  
4 LOMBARDO Bill Williamson  
Also ATHENS WOOD Greville Starkey  
Also THE PARSON Lester Piggott  
Also HOMERIC Joe Mercer  
Also ZUG J C Desaint  
Also MEADEN Willie Carson  
Also MILLENNIUM M Philipperon  
Also L'APACHE Eric Eldin  
Also FRASCATI Tony Murray  
Also BOURBON Freddie Head  
Also JUGGERNAUT Brian Taylor  
Also BEAMING LEE Tony Ives  
Also TUCAN G Ramshaw  
Also SEAEPIC Edward Hide  
Also COFFEE ROYAL David Maitland  
Also DAPPER DAN Brian Jago  
Also JOE'S DREAM Joe Lynch  
Also CREDIT MAN Yves Saint-Martin  
100/30 Mill Reef
8/1 Bourbon
10/1 Lombardo
12/1 Millenium
12/1 Linden Tree
14/1 Athens Wood
16/1 The Parson
20/1 Zug
25/1 Credit Man
25/1 Frascati
25/1 Homeric
25/1 Irish Ball
25/1 L'Apache
30/1 Seaepic
66/1 Juggernaut
80/1 Dapper Dan
100/1 Beaming Lee
100/1 Coffee Royal
100/1 Joe's Dream
100/1 Meaden
100/1 Tucan
Over Round 102%