This was run on Wednesday 7th June 1972 and the winner was bred by Mr John Galbreath and trained by M.Vincent O'Brien. There were 22 runners and the winning time was 2 mins 36.09 secs. The winner won by a short head with 3 lengths back to the third. The winner won a first prize of £63,735.75, (The equivalent of £799,500 in today's terms based on Bank of England inflation calculator).


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The Youtube website and bank of film clips provide excellent coverage of the Epsom Derby. The link below is a 55 second clip of the Derby.


Pos. Horse Jockey Trainer Owner
1 ROBERTO Lester Piggott M V O'Brien Mr J W Galbreath
2 RHEINGOLD Ernie Johnson Barry Hills H R K Ziesel
3 PENTLAND FIRTH Pat Eddery G Barling V W Hardy
4 OUR MIRAGE Frankie Durr Barry Hills Mr N Cohen
Also GOMBOS Christy Roche P J Prendergast Mr J R Mullion
Also SCOTTISH RIFLE Ron Hutchinson John Dunlop Mr A J Struthers
Also ORMINDO Brian Taylor Harry Wragg Mr G A Oldham
Also STEEL PULSE Bill Pyers A Breasley Mr Ravi Tikkoo
Also MOULTON Edward Hide Harry Wragg Mr R B Moller
Also MEADOW MINT Willie Carson F Armstrong Mr Reginald Webster
Also MANITOULIN Wally Swinburn M V O'Brien Mrs J W Galbreath
Also CHARLING Jimmy Lindley G Smyth Lady Zia Wernher
Also SUKAWA Yves Saint-Martin A Klimscha Daniel Wildenstein
Also PALLADIUM John Higgins W Elsey Countess Margit Batthyany
Also LYPHARD Freddie Head Alec Head Mme P Wertheimer
Also MERCIA BOY Richard Marshall W Marshall Mr G J Van der Ploeg
Also YAROSLAV Geoff Lewis Noel Muless Mrs V Hue-Williams
Also PAPER CAP Jon Gorton Bruce Hobbs Lord Rosebery
Also DONELLO Joe Mercer W R Hern Lady Beaverbrook
Also YOUNG ARTHUR Tony Murray H Ryan Price R A Woods
Also MEZZANINE Philip Waldron Ian Balding Mrs John A McDougald
Also NEPTUNIUM Sandy Barclay F Boutin Mme J Couturie
3/1 Roberto      
4/1 Lyphard      
4/1 Yaroslav      
9/1 Steel Pulse      
20/1 Ormindo      
22/1 Rheingold      
22/1 Scottish Rifle      
28/1 Charling      
35/1 Neptunium      
45/1 Moulton      
50/1 Gambos      
50/1 Meadow Mint      
50/1 Pentland Firth      
66/1 Manitoulin      
66/1 Palladium      
66/1 Sukawa      
100/1 Our Mirage      
200/1 Donello      
200/1 Mercia Boy      
200/1 Mezzanine      
200/1 Paper Cap      
200/1 Young Arthur      
Over Round 111%