This was run on Wednesday 6th June 1979 and the winner was trained by Major Dick Hern. The winner won by 7 lengths in a time of 2 mins 36.59 secs. The winner won a first prize of £153,980, the equivalent of £959,000 today

THE DERBY 1979

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The Youtube website and bank of film clips provide excellent coverage of the Epsom Derby. The link below is a 2 minute 14 second clip of the Derby.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXlpnJchK8c

Pos. Horse Jockey Owner
1 TROY Willie Carson Sir Michael Sobell & Sir Arnold Weinstock
2 DICKENS HILL A.Murray Mrs J.P.Binet
3 NORTHERN BABY P.Paquet Mrs A.M.d'Estainville
4 ELA-MANA-MOU Greville Starkey Mrs Audry Muinos
Also

ACCOMPLICE

Y.Saint Martin Mr R.E.Sangster
Also CHETINKAYA B.Rouse Mrs A.Hassan
Also CRACAVAL ----- Mr A.D.Shead
Also HALYUDH G.Lewis Mr R.N.Tikkoo
Also HARDGREEN P.Cook Mr Gordon White
Also LAKE CITY B.Taylor Mr Harry Demetriou
Also LASKA FLOKO E.Hide Captain M.Lemos
Also LE MARMOT ----- Mr R.Schafer
Also LEODEGRANCE ----- Mrs Kitty Bernard
Also LYPHARD'S WISH J.Mercer Mr C.d'Alessio & Mr John R.Gaines
Also MAN OF VISION B.Raymond Mr Jerry Sung
Also MILFORD L.Piggott The Queen
Also MORVETTA ----- Quality Castings (Slough) Ltd
Also NEW BERRY P.Eddery Mr D.F.Bradstock
Also NINISKI J.Reid Lady Beaverbrook
Also NOELINO C.Roche Lady Elizabeth & Mr E.R.More O'Ferrall
Also SARACEN PRINCE ----- Mr T.J.Myles & Mr Max Fine
Also SIR CHRIS M.L.Thomas Mrs M.Mouskos
Also SON OF LOVE A.Lequeux Mr A.Rolland
Also TAP ON WOOD ----- Mr A.D.Shead
Also TWO OF DIAMONDS ----- Mr A.D.Shead & Mr R.N.Gordon
   
9/2 Ela-Mana-Mou
9/2 Milford
6/1 Troy