This was run on Wednesday 6th June 1979 and the winner was bred by Ballymacoll Stud Farm Ltd and trained by Major Dick Hern. The winner won by 7 lengths in a time of 2 mins 36.59 secs and 23 ran. The winner won a first prize of £153,980, (The equivalent of £740,700 in today's terms based on Bank of England inflation calculator)y.


The Youtube website and bank of film clips provide excellent coverage of the Epsom Derby. The link below is a 2 minute 14 second clip of the Derby.

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Pos. Horse Jockey Trainer Owner
1 TROY Willie Carson W R Hern Sir Michael Sobell, Sir Arnold Weinstock
2 DICKENS HILL Tony Murray M O'Toole Mrs J.P.Binet
3 NORTHERN BABY Philip Paquet Francois Boutin Mrs A.M.d'Estainville
4 ELA-MANA-MOU Greville Starkey Guy Harwood Mrs Audry Muinos
Also LYPHARD'S WISH Joe Mercer Henry Cecil Mr C.d'Alessio, Mr John R.Gaines
Also HARDGREEN Paul Cook Michael Stoute Mr Gordon White
Also MAN OF VISION Bruce Raymond Michael Jarvis Mr Jerry Sung
Also CRACAVAL Bill Shoemaker Barry Hills Mr A.D.Shead
Also NINISKI John Reid W R Hern Lady Beaverbrook
Also MILFORD Lester Piggott W R Hern The Queen
Also NOELINO Christie Roche P J Prendergast Lady Elizabeth, Mr E.R.More O'Ferrall
Also TAP ON WOOD Steve Cauthen Barry Hills Mr A.D.Shead
Also MORVETTA Geoff Baxter Denys Smith Quality Castings (Slough) Ltd
Also TWO OF DIAMONDS Ernie Johnson Barry Hills Mr A.D.Shead, Mr R.N.Gordon
Also SON OF LOVE A.Lequeux R Collet (Fr) Mr A.Rolland
Also LAKE CITY Brian Taylor H Ryan Price Mr Harry Demetriou
Also NEW BERRY Pat Eddery Peter Walwyn Mr D.F.Bradstock
Also CHETINKAYA Brian Rouse Philip Mitchell Mrs A.Hassan


Yves Saint Martin M V O'Brien Mr R.E.Sangster
Also LEODEGRANCE Philip Waldron Geoff Balding Mrs Kitty Bernard
Also HALYUDH Geoff Lewis A Breasley Mr R.N.Tikkoo
Also LASKA FLOKO Edward Hide Clive Brittain Captain M.Lemos
Also SARACEN PRINCE Jeff (Kipper) Lynch Paul Kelleway Mr T.J.Myles, Mr Max Fine
9/2 Ela-Mana-Mou      
6/1 Troy      
15/2 Milford      
15/2 Tap On Wood      
11/1 Lyphard's Wish      
12/1 Noelino      
15/1 Dickens Hill      
22/1 Cracaval      
25/1 Hardgreen      
25/1 New Berry      
25/1 Two of Diamonds      
33/1 Man of Vision      
40/1 Laska Floko      
50/1 Accomplice      
50/1 Lake City      
66/1 Northern Baby      
80/1 Niniski      
200/1 Halyndh      
200/1 Son of Love      
500/1 Chetinkaya      
500/1 Leodegrance      
500/1 Morvetta      
500/1 Saracen Prince      
Over Round 109%