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1962-06-06 Neville Sellwood LARKSPUR Raymond Guest seven horses fall Epsom Derby

The race was marred by an incident just after half way, in which seven horses, including the favourite HETHERSETT either fell or were brought down; one horse was killed and four jockeys were detained in hospital as a result.
This was run on Wednesday 6th June 1962 and the winner was bred by Philip A Love Ltd and trained by M.Vincent O’Brien. There was a field of 26 runners. The winner won by 2 lengths with a winning time of 2 mins 37.3 secs, and there was 1/2 a length between second and third. The winner won a first prize of £34,786, the equivalent of £1,290,000 today.
1962 The Royal Hong Kong Jockey Club was named officially and printed on badges.

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