This was run on Wednesday 3rd June 1981 and the winner was bred and owned by HH Aga Khan IV and trained by Sir Michael Stoute. There were 18 runners and the winning time was 2 mins 44.21 secs. The winner won by 10 lengths with 2 lengths between second and third. The winner won a first prize of £149,900, the equivalent of £687,000 today.


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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 8 second clip of the Derby.


Pos. Horse Jockey Trainer
1 SHERGAR Walter R.Swinburn Michael Stoute
2 GLINT OF GOLD John Matthias Ian Balding
3 SCINTILLATING AIR Geoff Baxter Bruce Hobbs
4 SHOTGUN Lester Piggott Chris Thornton
5 CHURCH PARADE Willie Carson W R Hern
Also SHEER GRIT Joe Mercer Clive Brittain
Also SILVER SEASON Ernie Johnson Clive Brittain
Also RIBERETTO Pat Eddery Ron Boss
Also SUNLEY BUILDS Philip Waldron G Hunter
Also KING'S GENERAL Brian Taylor Guy Harwood
Also SASS John Reid Paul Kelleway
Also KRUG Bruce Raymond Michael Jarvis
Also KALAGLOW Greville Starkey Guy Harwood
Also ROBELLINO Paul Cook Ian Balding
Also GOLDEN BRIGADIER Paul Bradwell Clive Brittain
Also KIND OF HUSH Steve Cauthen Barry Hills
Also AL NASR A Gilbert Andre Fabre


Bryn Crossley Rod Simpson
10/11 Shergar    
7/1 Shotgun    
11/1 Kalaglow    
13/1 Glint of Gold    
16/1 Al Nasr    
22/1 Riberetto    
25/1 Church Parade    
25/1 Kind of Hush    
28/1 Robellino    
28/1 Sheer Grit    
50/1 Scintillating Air    
66/1 Krug    
100/1 Silver Season    
150/1 Golden Brigadier    
150/1 King's General    
200/1 Sunley Builds    
500/1 Sass    
1000/1 Waverley Hall    
Over Round 112%