British Post Office fdc cancelled with the Epsom Surrey, jockeys cap pictorial postmark & overprinted with the winner of the 200th Derby - "Troy":
Epsom Surrey fdi - 6th June 1979
Winner of the 200th Derby by 7 lengths
Ridden by Willie Carson
Trained by W.Hern
I do not know who overprinted this fdc.
Troy (25 March 1976 – May 1983) was an Irish-bred, British-trained Thoroughbred racehorse and sire. In a career that lasted from 1978 to 1979, he ran eleven times and won eight races. He is most notable for his form in the summer of 1979, when he won the 200th running of the Derby and subsequently added victories in the Irish Derby, the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes and the Benson and Hedges Gold Cup. He was retired to stud at the end of the season. His career as a stallion lasted only four years before he died in 1983.
Owner Sir Michael Sobell & Lord Weinstock
Trainer Dick Hern
Record 11: 8-2-1
Vintage Stakes (1978)
Sandown Classic Trial (1979)
Predominate Stakes (1979)
Epsom Derby (1979)
Irish Derby (1979)
K. George VI & Q. Elizabeth Stakes (1979)
Benson and Hedges Gold Cup (1979)
Timeform rating: 122 (1978), 137 (1979)
Timeform Horse of the Year (1979)
Timeform Best Middle-distance horse (1979)
Gilbey Champion Racehorse of the Year
Gilbey Middle Distance Champion
British Horse of the Year (1979)
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