• Short Summary

    In one of the most exciting Derbys ever, British Champion Laster Piggott rode U.S.-owned Roberto?

  • Description

    In one of the most exciting Derbys ever, British Champion Laster Piggott rode U.S.-owned Roberto to victory only inches ahead of the English colt Rheingold, ridden by Ernis Johnson.

    Roberto and Rheingold finished so close that a stewards' inquiry was called immediately to decide the result.

    The outcome of bets estimated at between eight to ten million pounds hung in the balance for a few tense minutes before Piggott was given the decision, his sixth Derby victory in 20 years of riding in the classic, equalling an all-time record.

    The Queen, prince Philip and other members of the Royal Family were among the huge Epsom crowd to watch an early and unexpected lead taken by 50 to 1 outsider Pentland Firth, ridden by Past Eddery.

    Then Rheingold and Roberto overtook neck and neck for their thrilling spurt to the finishing post.

    Irish-trained Roberto won an estimated GBP63,735 (165, 711 U.S. Dollars) prize for U.S. owner John W. Galbreath. Pentland Firth finished third.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2IGOHYS2LN7SBQZ8CW7MVZHTD
    Media URN:
    VLVA2IGOHYS2LN7SBQZ8CW7MVZHTD
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/06/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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