To win the Derby is the greatest test and prize for a Thoroughbred - on this course a horse requires speed, stamina, balance and a little luck. With early footage right up to 1990 - 38 of the greatest modern races have been chosen to include such great Derby winners as HYPERION (1932), Triple Crown winner BAHRAM (1935), MAHMOUD (1936), BLUE PETER (1939), AIRBORNE (1946), NIMBUS (1949), the first photo-finish winner, TULYAR (1952) subject of a huge Ali Khan gamble, PINZA (1953), NEVER SAY DIE (1954), CREPELLO (1957), ST. PADDY (1960), SANTA CLAUS (1964), SEA BIRD II (1965), ROYAL PALACE (1967), SIR IVOR (1968), BLAKENEY (1969), NIJINSKY II (1970), MILL REEF (1971), ROBERTO's nose victory over RHEINGOLD (1972), MORSTON (1973), SNOW KNIGHT (1974) a future Champion grass horse in the U.S., GRUNDY (1975), EMPERY (1976), THE MINSTREL (1977), SHIRLEY HEIGHTS (1978), TROY (1979), HENBIT (1980), the tragic SHERGAR who recorded the longest-ever winning margin in the history of the race (1981), GOLDEN FLEECE (1982), TEENOSO (1983), SECRETO's narrowest of victories over EL GRAN SENOR in (1984), SHAHRASTANI (1986), SLIP ANCHOR (1987), REFERENCE POINT (1988) and NASHWAN (1989).
Despite snow storms, scandals, two world wars, the Derby has been run every year since 1780; neither royal disapproval in 1840 nor a move on several occasions from its traditional Wednesday fixture have diminished the stature of the Derby - it has endured like no other sporting event in the world. This is the story of the Epsom Derby - the most complete and up-to-date program ever compiled on this classic race. An hour of the rich history of one of the oldest and greatest horse races in the world!
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|Category:||European Flat Racing|