• Short Summary

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

  • Description

    1.
    TV & CU Horses in starting stalls (3 shots)
    0.08

    2.
    TV PAN start of race
    0.13

    3.
    TV Horses around corner led by Pentland Firth
    0.19

    4.
    TV PAN race down straight to finish with Rheingold (left) and Roberto over-taking and racing neck and neck over finish
    0.34

    5.
    Tv Rheingold (nearest camera) and Ruberto still together after finish line
    0.38

    6.
    TV PAN crowd watching as Roberto walked around unsettling enclosure
    0.45



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    Background: 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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  • Data

    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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