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.

THE DERBY 1971

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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.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?hl=en-GB&v=6MubcmTVJr0&gl=GB

MILL REEF SR 2185

Pos. Horse Jockey Trainer Owner
1 MILL REEF Geoff Lewis Ian Balding Mr Paul Mellon
2 LINDEN TREE Duncan Keith Peter Walwyn Mrs D McCalmont
3 IRISH BALL Alfred Gilbert P Laillie Mr E Littler
4 LOMBARDO Bill Williamson P J Prendergast Mrs J R Mullion
Also ATHENS WOOD Greville Starkey H Thomson-Jones Mrs J Rogerson
Also THE PARSON Lester Piggott Noel Murless Mr G Weston
Also HOMERIC Joe Mercer W R Hern Mr Michael Sobell
Also ZUG J C Desaint J Cunnington Mr W R Hawn
Also MEADEN Willie Carson Barry Hills Mr F H Sasse
Also MILLENNIUM M Philipperon J Cunnington Mrs V Hue-Williams
Also L'APACHE Eric Eldin T Gosling Mr S Threadwell
Also FRASCATI Tony Murray Noel Murless Mr H J Joel
Also BOURBON Freddie Head Alec Head Mm P Wertheimer
Also JUGGERNAUT Brian Taylor F Maxwell Lord Vestey
Also BEAMING LEE Tony Ives Snowy Wainwright Mr W Elliot
Also TUCAN Geordie Ramshaw Arthur Pitt Mr C F Sparrowhawk
Also SEAEPIC Edward Hide W R Hern Lady Beaverbrook
Also COFFEE ROYAL David Maitland Jack Hardy Mr Jack Hardy
Also DAPPER DAN Brian Jago H Wallington Mr D Morris
Also JOE'S DREAM Joe Lynch F Freeman Mr W J Tustin
Also CREDIT MAN Yves Saint-Martin P J Prendergast Mr Lawrence M Gelb
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%