This was run on Wednesday 5th June 1985 and the winner was bred and owned by the 9th Baron Howard de Walden and trained by Henry Cecil. There were 14 runners and the winning time was 2 mins 36.23 secs. The winner won by 7 lengths with 4 lengths between second and third. The winner won a first prize of £204,160, the equivalent of £686,000 today.

THE DERBY 1985

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The Youtube website and bank of film clips provide excellent coverage of the Epsom Derby. The link below is a 8 minute 24 second clip of the Derby.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37lPr4YFZC8

SLIP ANCHOR SR 2106

Pos. Horse Jockey Trainer
1 SLIP ANCHOR Steve Cauthen Henry Cecil
2 LAW SOCIETY Pat Eddery M V O'Brien
3 DAMISTER Yves Saint-Martin Jeremy Tree
4 SUPREME LEADER Phillip Robinson Clive Brittain
Also

LANFRANCO

Cash Asmussen Henry Cecil
Also REACH T Quinn Paul Cole
Also THEATRICAL Lester Piggott Dermot Weld
Also PHARDANTE Greville Starkey Guy Harwood
Also ROYAL HARMONY Michael Hills Barry Hills
Also SNOW PLANT G Curran Kevin Prendergast
Also PETOSKI Willie Carson W R Hern
Also SEURAT E Legrix P-L Biancome
Also SHADEED Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute
Also MAIN REASON Philip Waldron Paul Cole
9/4 Slip Anchor    
7/2 Shadeeed    
5/1 Law Society    
10/1 Supreme Leader    
10/1 Theatrical    
14/1 Lanfranco    
16/1 Damister    
33/1 Petoski    
33/1 Reach    
33/1 Seurat    
40/1 Phardante    
40/1 Royal Harmony    
100/1 Snow Plant    
200/1 Main Reason    
Over Round 115%