This was run on Wednesday 2nd June 1982 and the winner was bred by Mr and Mrs Paul Hexter, trained by M.Vincent O'Brien and owned by Robert Sangster. There were 18 runners and the winning time was 2 mins 34.27 secs. The winner won by 3 lengths with a length between second and third. The winner won a first prize of £147,266, (The equivalent of £494,000 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 5 minute 1 second clip of the Derby.


Pos. Horse Jockey Trainer
1 GOLDEN FLEECE Pat Eddery M V O'Brien
2 TOUCHING WOOD Paul Cook Harry Thomson Jones
3 SILVER HAWK Tony Murray M Albina
4 PERSEPOLIS Yves Saint-Martin Francois Boutin
5 NORWICK Greville Starkey Guy Harwood
6 PALACE GOLD Tony Ives W O'Gorman
7 PEACETIME Joe Mercer Jeremy Tree
Also ROCAMADOUR Walter Swinburn Arthur Pitt
Also COUNT PAHLEN Geoff Baxter Bruce Hobbs
Also FITZWARREN R Weaver Geoff Balding
Also TIDWORTH TATTOO Brian Rouse David Elsworth
Also SUPER SUNRISE Edward Hide G Huffer
Also FATHER ROONEY Steve Cauthen Barry Hills
Also JALMOOD Willie Carson John Dunlop
Also LOBKOWIEZ Brian Taylor Clive Brittain
Also REEF GLADE Philip Waldron Patrick Haslam
Also WONGCHOI D Brosnan Eric Eldin


Ernie Johnson Jack Hanson
3/1 Golden Fleece    
4/1 Jalmood    
4/1 Persepolis    
6/1 Peacetime    
14/1 Silver Hawk    
20/1 Rocamadour    
20/1 Super Sunrise    
25/1 Palace Gold    
28/1 Father Rooney    
33/1 Count Pahlen    
33/1 Norwick    
40/1 Touching Wood    
150/1 Wongchoi    
200/1 Lobkowiez    
250/1 Fitzwarren    
250/1 Florida Son    
250/1 Reef Glade    
300/1 Tidworth Tattoo    
Over Round 113%