This was run on Wednesday 31st May 1961 and the winner was bred by Mme Etti Plesch and trained by Harry Wragg at Newmarket. There were 28 runners from an initial entry of 490. The winner won by 2 lengths with a neck between second and third. The winners time was 2 mins 36.5 secs. The winner won a first prize of £34,548, (The equivalent of £731,000 in today's terms based on Bank of England inflation calculator).


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The British Pathe website and bank of film clips provide excellent coverage of the Epsom Derby. The link below is a 3 minute 42 second clip of the Derby.


Pos. Horse Jockey Owner
1 PSIDIUM Roger Poincelet Mrs Arpad Plesch
2 DICTA DRAKE Max Garcia Madame Leon Volterra
3 PARDAO W. (Harry) Carr Mrs C.O.Iselin
4 SOVRANGO George Moore Mr G.Oldham
Also CIPRIANI Ron Hutchinson Lady Honor Svejdar
Also LATIN LOVER Doug Smith Lord Derby
Also DUAL Jimmy Lindley Sir H.Wernher
Also MOUTIERS G.Thiboeuf Madame R.B.Strassburger
Also BOUNTEOUS Joe Sime Mrs H.Leggat
Also SUPREME VERDICT P.Powell Mrs J.Audain
Also PATRICK'S CHOICE J.Uttley Mr T.R.Gordon
Also PINZON E.Larkin Mr J.P.Philipps
Also JUST GREAT N.Sellwood Miss H.Jacobson
Also PRINCE TUDOR W.Rickaby Mr J.W.Weston-Evans
Also BELLIQUEUX II F.Palmer Madame H.Herbaux
Also TIME GREINE W.Williamson Mr J.McGrath
Also PERFECT KNIGHT G.Lewis Lt-Colonel E.J.H.Merry
Also NICOMEDUS A.Breasley Mrs R.Evans
Also NEANDERTHAL G.Bougoure Mr C.M.Kline
Also PLOERMEL J.Massard Attacha
Also SCATTER J.Mercer Mr J.J.Astor
Also OAKVILLE E.Hide Mr E.W.Beechey
Also FONTANA DI TREVI B.Swift Sir Francis Cassel
Also POLYKTOR D.Keith Mr C.H.Dracoulis
Also OWEN DAVIS S.Smith Mr G.C.Judd
Also ALIOSHA L.Flavien Baronne Rothschild
Also HOT BRANDY T.Gosling Mr A.Kennedy

Tote (10p unit) Win £18.17p Places £5.39p £1.08p 61p

5/1 Moutiers
13/2 Pardao
9/1 Just Great
100/9 Time Griene
100/8 Dicta Drake
100/8 Dual
100/7 Sovrango
20/1 Neaderthal
20/1 Latin Lover
25/1 Belliqueux II
25/1 Nicomedus
30/1 Aliosha
33/1 Perfect Knight
40/1 Supreme Verdict
50/1 Bounteous
50/1 Gallant Knight
50/1 Scatter
50/1 Owen Davis
66/1 Psidium
100/1 Hot Brandy
100/1 Polyktor
100/1 Fontana di Trevi
100/1 Oakville
100/1 Ploermel
100/1 Prince Tudor
100/1 Pinzon
100/1 Patrick's Chocie
100/1 Cipriani
  Over-Round 118%