The French colt Empery owned by Mr. Nelson Bunker of the United States won the?
The French colt Empery owned by Mr. Nelson Bunker of the United States won the English Derby run over one and a half miles at the ??? race course in England on Wednesday. (2 June)
The hottest favourite for the derby in ten years, Wollow, was left struggling far behind and finished only fifth losing British punters seven million pounds (11,900,000 U.S. dollars). It was a first defeat for the 11 to 10 favourite, unbeaten in six previous races.
Lady Beaverbrook's Relkino was second and Mr. A. Oldrey's Oats finished third of 23 runners. Irish-trained Hawkberry, owned by Mr. Lawrence M. Gelb of the United States, finished fourth.
Empery's win gave English jockey Lester Piggott his seventh derby win, to beat the previous record of six wins held by Steve Donoghue.
British punters staked 25 million sterling ($US47,500,000) in bets on the race--the most coveted horse race in the world.
The victory was worth GBP111,825 ($US223,650) to Mr. Hunt and the race was worth a total of 'GBP' 165,650 sterling ($US331,300).
The film is serviced with English commentary by Peter Bromley of Thames Television. A transcript appears overleaf.
SYNOPSIS: The French colt Empery own the English Derby, the world's most coveted horse race, at Epsom in England on Wednesday. The favourite, Wollow, was left struggling and finished only fifth losing British punters seven million pounds. Empery's win gave jockey Lester Piggott seven derby firsts, establishing a new record for wins. For a commentary on the final stages, here's Peter Bromley of Thames Television, London.
Empery is owned by Nelson Bunker of the United states, and his daughter Elizabeth led the colt in after the race. In all, British punters bet 25 million pounds sterling and Mr. Hunt won almost 112 thousand pounds.