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Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II unveils a statue of famed jockey Lester Piggott, as Lester Piggott, front 3rd left, looks on with Sophie Countess of Wessex, left, during Derby Day at Epsom Racecourse, England, Saturday June 1, 2019. (John Walton/PA via AP)
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II unveils a statue of famed jockey Lester Piggott, as Lester Piggott, front 3rd left, looks on with Sophie Countess of Wessex, left, during Derby Day at Epsom Racecourse, England, Saturday June 1, 2019. (John Walton/PA via AP)|Associated Press
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Aidan O’Brien wins 7th English Derby with Anthony Van Dyck as Queen Elizabeth watches

Anthony Van Dyck went off at 13-2 odds.

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EPSOM, England (AP) — Top Irish trainer Aidan O'Brien won the English Derby for a record-tying seventh time when Anthony Van Dyck squeezed to a narrow victory in the 240th edition of Britain's richest flat race on Saturday.

One of seven O'Brien entries in a 13-horse race, Anthony van Dyck — a 13-2 shot — came through from the middle of the pack, switched to the rail, and just outlasted four rivals in almost a blanket finish.

Madhmoon, at 10-1, came second and two more O'Brien horses — Japan (20-1) and Broome (4-1) — were third and fourth, respectively.

Anthony van Dyck won about 920,000 pounds ($1.15 million) for the Ballydoyle operation, of which O'Brien is the leading trainer.

Sir Dragonet, another O'Brien entry, was the favorite and finished fifth in front of Queen Elizabeth II, who was among the racegoers at Epsom.

Looks more like a Fred Astaire movie than a racetrack: Racegoers traditionally dressed in the stands during Derby Day of the Derby Festival in Epsom England, Saturday June 1, 2019. The Derby is one of the premier events in the world horse race calendar. (John Walton/PA via AP)
Looks more like a Fred Astaire movie than a racetrack: Racegoers traditionally dressed in the stands during Derby Day of the Derby Festival in Epsom England, Saturday June 1, 2019. The Derby is one of the premier events in the world horse race calendar. (John Walton/PA via AP)
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