This was run on Wednesday 3rd June 1964 and the winner was bred by Dr Frank Smurfitt and trained by Mick Rogers. There were 17 runners and the winning time was 2 mins 41.98 secs. The winner won by a length with 2 lengths between 2nd and third. The winner won a first prize of £72,067, (The equivalent of £1,388,400 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 6 minute 27 second clip of the Derby.


Pos. Horse Jockey Trainer Owner
1 SANTA CLAUS A. (Scobie) Breasley J Rogers Mr John Ismay
2 INDIANA Jimmy Lindley J F Watts Mr C W Englehard
3 DILETTANTE P Matthews P J Prendergast Mr Lawrence M Gelb
4 ANSELMO Paul Cook P J Prendergast Mr Billy Fury
Also BALDRIC W Pyers E Fellowes (Fr) Mrs H E Jackson
Also CRETE G Bougoure P J Prendergast Lady Sveidar
Also ONCIDIUM Eph Smith J A Waugh Lord Howard de Walden
Also BALUSTRADE Bill Williamson Harry Wragg Mr R B Moller
Also HOTROY Geoff Lewis Walter Nightingall Mr A Kennedy
Also SWEET MOSS Lester Piggott Noel Murless Lady Sassoon
Also COLD SLIPPER J Roe S McGrath Mr J McGrath
Also ROQUEFEUIL D Ryan W A Stephenson Mr H A J Stiles
Also PENNY STALL R Poincelet Walter Nightingall Lady Marks
Also DROMOLAND Joe Mercer Wallington Mr C R Harper
Also CON BRIO Ron Hutchinson F Armstrong Mrs J F C Bryce
Also CORAH J Deforge G Watson Baron Guy de Rothschild
Also LIONHEARTED W Harry Carr Captain Boyd-Rochfort Humphrey de Trafford
15/8 Santa Claus
9/2 Oncidium
9/1 Baldric
9/1 Corah
100/8 Sweet Moss
18/1 Lionhearted
22/1 Crete
25/1 Balustrade
30/1 Indiana
33/1 Hotroy
40/1 Con Brio
40/1 Penny Stall
50/1 Cold Slipper
100/1 Anselmo
100/1 Dilettante
100/1 Dromoland
100/1 Roquefeuil
Over Round 111%
The magnificent trophy presented to John Ismay, owner of Santa Claus, is shown below courtesy of David Copland