This was run on Wednesday 3rd June 1987 and the winner was bred by the Clivenden Stud and trained by Henry Cecil. There were 19 runners and the winning time was 2 mins 33.9 secs. The winner won a first prize of £282,024, the equivalent of £814,000 today. The winner won by 1 1/2 lengths with a short head between second and third. The winner was owned by Louis Freedman.

THE DERBY 1987

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The Youtube website and bank of film clips provide excellent coverage of the Epsom Derby. The link below is a 1 minute 22 second clip of the Derby.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Ff1pNxuvXs

REFERENCE POINT SR 2122

Pos. Horse Jockey Trainer
1 REFERENCE POINT S.Cauthen Sir Henry Cecil
2 MOST WELCOME Paul Eddery Geoff Wragg
3 BELLOTTO Pat Eddery Jeremy Tree
4 SIR HARRY LEWIS John Reid Barry Hills
5 ENTITLED Cash Asmussen Vincent O'Brien
6 MOUNT KINGDOM Michael Roberts Clive Brittain
7 GROOM DANCER Dominique Boeuf Tony Clout
8 SADJIYD Yves Saint Martin Alain de Royer-Dupre
9 AJDAL Ray Cochrane Sir Michael Stoute
10 PERSIFLEUR Tony Cruz Patrick Biancome
11 ASCOT KNIGHT Walter Swinburn Sir Michael Stoute
12 LOVE THE GROOM Willie Carson John Dunlop
13 IBN BEY Richard Quinn Paul Cole
14 LEGAL BID Tony Ives Sir Henry Cecil
15 GULF KING Paul Cook Paul Kelleway
16 WATER BOATMAN Brian Rouse Barry Hills
17 ANGARA ABYSS Greville Starkey Guy Harwood
18 ALWASMI Richard Hills Harry Thomson-Jones
19

ROMANTIC PURSE

Willie Ryan Chris Wall
6/4 Reference Point
11/2 Sadjiyd
8/1 Legal Bid
11/1 Bellotto
11/1 Entitled
16/1 Groom Dancer
25/1 Ajdal
25/1 Ascot Knight
33/1 Most Welcome
33/1 Mountain Kingdom
33/1 Love The Groom
33/1 Persifleur
40/1 Ibn Bey
66/1 Sir Harry Lewis
100/1 Angara Abyss
100/1 Gulf King
150/1 Water Boatman
150/1 Alwasmi
150/1 Romantic Prince
  Over-Round 113%