This was run on Wednesday 1st June 1977 and the winner was bred by Mr Edward P Taylor and trained by M.Vincent O'Brien. There were 22 runners and the winning time was 2 mins 36.44 secs. The winner won by a neck with 5 lengths between second and third. The winner won a first prize of £107,530, (The equivalent of £635,200 in today's terms based on Bank of England inflation calculator).


GN1907.JPG (8122 bytes)

GN1908.JPG (8001 bytes)

GN1910.JPG (7999 bytes)

GN1911.JPG (7976 bytes)

GN1914.JPG (11652 bytes)

The Youtube website and bank of film clips provide excellent coverage of the Epsom Derby. The link below is a 3 minute 42 second clip of the Derby.


Pos. Horse Jockey Trainer
1 THE MINSTREL Lester Piggott M V O'Brien
2 HOT GROVE Willie Carson R Johnson Houghton
3 BLUSHING GROOM Henri Samani Francois Mathet
4 MONSEIGNEUR Philip Paquet Francois Boutin
Also LORDEDAW Yves Saint-Martin Kevin Prendergast
Also NEBIOLO G Curran Kevin Prendergast
Also PAMPAPAUL Gianfranco Dettori H Murless (Ire)
Also MILLION DOLLAR MAN Greville Starkey Mrs Lomax
Also CAPORELLO Eric Eldin Gavin Pritchard-Gordon
Also VALINSKY Geoff Lewis M V O'Brien
Also BE MY GUEST Edward Hide M V O'Brien
Also ST PETERSBURG Philip Waldron Henry Candy
Also MILVERTON Christie Roche C Collins (Ire)
Also IN HASTE John Lowe J W Watts
Also LUCKY SOVEREIGN M L Thomas Harry Wragg
Also GAIRLOCH Brian Taylor H Ryan Price
Also BAUDELAIRE Frankie Durr Duncan Sasse
Also MR MUSIC MAN Paul Cook E Reavey
Also SULTAN'S RUBY Ernie Johnson Jack Hanson
Also ROYAL PLUME Joe Mercer Henry Cecil
Also NOBLE VENTURE Richard Fox Clive Brittain


Pat Eddery Peter Walwyn
9/4 Blushing Groom    
5/1 The Minstrel    
12/1 Lucky Sovereign    
12/1 Nebbiolo    
15/1 Hot Grove    
20/1 Monseigneur    
20/1 Valinsky    
22/1 Be My Guest    
22/1 Royal Plume    
28/1 Caporello    
28/1 Night Before    
33/1 Gairloch    
33/1 Milverton    
33/1 Pampapaul    
40/1 Lordedaw    
50/1 Baudelaire    
50/1 Milliondollarman    
66/1 St Petersbury    
100/1 In Haste    
150/1 Mr Music Man    
150/1 Noble Venture    
200/1 Sultan's Ruby    
Over Round 114%