This was run on Saturday 7th June 1997 and the winner was bred by Mr Landon Knight and trained by John Gosden. There were 13 runners and the winner was owned by Landon Knight, the second by Peter Winfield and the third by Robert Sangster. The winner won by a short head in 2 mins 35.77 secs, with 5 lengths between second and third. The first prize was £595,250, the equivalent of £974,000 today.

THE DERBY 1997

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The Youtube website and bank of film clips provide excellent coverage of the Epsom Derby. The link below is a 4 minute 27 second clip of the Derby.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CP5byAqq-Co

Pos. Horse Jockey Trainer
1 BENNY THE DIP Willie Ryan John Gosden
2 SILVER PATRIARCH Pat Eddery John Dunlop
3 ROMANOV John Reid Peter Chapple-Hyam
4 ENTREPRENEUR Mick Kinane Sir Michael Stoute
5 THE FLY Ray Cochrane Barry Hills
6 FAHRIS Richard Hills Ben Hanbury
7 SYMONDS INN Kieren Fallon Jimmy Fitzgerald
8 MUSALSAL Michael Hills Barry Hills
9 BOLD DEMAND Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor
10 CLOUDINGS Olivier Peslier Andre Fabre
11 SINGLE EMPIRE David Harrison Peter Chapple-Hyam
12 CRYSTAL HEARTED A.McGlone Henry Candy
13

PAPUA

Gary Carter Ian Balding
4/6 Entrepreneur
6/1 Silver Patriarch
11/1 Benny The Dip
12/1 The Fly
12/1 Fahris
12/1 Cloudings
20/1 Bold Demand
25/1 Romanov
33/1 Single Empire
33/1 Symonds Inn
40/1 Musalsal
66/1 Crystal Hearted
150/1 Papua
  Over-Round 125%