This was run on Wednesday 5th June 1974 and the winner was bred by Mr Claude Lilley and trained by P.Nelson. There were 18 runners and the winner won by 2 lengths in a winning time of 2 mins 35.04 secs. The winner won a first prize of £89,229.25, (The equivalent of £884,000 in today's terms based on Bank of England inflation calculator).


The Youtube website and bank of film clips provide excellent coverage of the Epsom Derby. The link below is a 2 minute 39 second clip of the Derby.


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Pos. Horse Jockey Trainer Owner
1 SNOW KNIGHT Brian Taylor Peter Nelson Mrs N.Phillips
2 IMPERIAL PRINCE Geoff Lewis Noel Murless Colonel F.R.Hue-Williams
3 GIACOMETTI Tony Murray H Ryan Price Mr Charles A.B.St George
4 BUSTINO Joe Mercer W R Hern Lady Beaverbrook
Also NORTHERN TASTE J.C.Desaint J Cunnington Mr Zenya Yoshida
Also MISTIGRI Christie Roche P J Prendergast Lady & Mr E.R.More O'Ferrall
Also NONOALCO Yves Saint Martin Francois Boutin Mrs M.F.Berger
Also RADICAL M.Goreham Denys Smith Mr L.B.Holliday
Also COURT DANCER Willie Carson Paul Cole Mrs R.Strudwick
Also REGULAR GUY Bill Pyers Barry Hills Mr Wilfred Sharman
Also SIN Y SIN Eric Eldin Ron Smyth Dr J.Sahagun
Also ARTHURIAN Lester Piggott Henry Cecil Mrs J.W.Hanes
Also CHARLIE BUBBLES Pat Eddery Peter Walwyn Mr Leonard Salner
Also LIVE ARROW Richard Marshall W Marshall Mr Denis J.Lark
Also GREY THUNDER Ron Hutchinson Clive Brittain Mr Curtis Elliot
Also BARBARIE CORSAIRE R.Edmondson R Sturdy Mr J.B.Spedding
Also HOPE OF HOLLAND Greville Starkey Richard Hannon Mr G.J.Van der Ploeg & Miss H.N.Leauwenburgh
Also GRAND ORIENT Geordie Ramshaw R Sturdy Mr Richard Dormer
9/4 Nonoalco      
5/2 Giacometti      
8/1 Bustino      
8/1 Northern Taste      
20/1 Imperial Prince      
25/1 Charlie Bubbles      
25/1 Court Dancer      
28/1 Arthurian      
33/1 Sin Y Sin      
40/1 Mistigri      
50/1 Live Arrow      
50/1 Snow Knight      
66/1 Radical      
66/1 Regular Guy      
200/1 Barbarie Corsaire      
200/1 Grand Orient      
200/1 Grey Thunder      
200/1 Hope of Holland      
Over Round 111%      
I am grateful to Vinny Hinde for the scan of the racecard shown below:-