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

Pos. Horse Jockey Owner
1 THE MINSTREL Lester Piggott Robert Sangster
2 HOT GROVE Willie Carson  
3 BLUSHING GROOM Henri Samani  
4 MONSEIGNEUR Philip Paquet  
Also LORDEDAW Yves Saint-Martin  
Also NEBIOLO G Curran  
Also PAMPAPAUL Gianfranco Dettori  
Also MILLION DOLLAR MAN Greville Starkey  
Also CAPORELLO Eric Eldin  
Also VALINSKY Geoff Lewis  
Also BE MY GUEST Edward Hide  
Also ST PETERSBURG Philip Waldron  
Also MILVERTON Christie Roche  
Also IN HASTE John Lowe  
Also LUCKY SOVEREIGN M L Thomas  
Also GAIRLOCH Brian Taylor  
Also BAUDELAIRE Frankie Durr  
Also MR MUSIC MAN Paul Cook  
Also SULTAN'S RUBY Ernie Johnson  
Also ROYAL PLUME Joe Mercer  
Also NOBLE VENTURE Richard Fox  
Also

NIGHT BEFORE

Pat Eddery  
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%