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 £873,000 today.

THE DERBY 1977

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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.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMu7-wL4YMg

THE MINSTREL SR 2094

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
Also

NIGHT BEFORE

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%