Tambourine II takes the Irish Derby at The Curragh.

French trained, American owned colt 'Tambourine II' wins the Irish Hospitals' Sweeps Derby at the Curragh in County Kildare.

The Irish Derby this year was the richest race ever run in Europe.

£30,000 was added to the prize fund for this year's Derby by the Irish Hospitals Trust to make it the richest race in Europe. The winner of the Irish Derby received over £50,000.

The event was one of Telefís Éireann's biggest outside broadcasts and was also relayed by the BBC. A recording of the race was also broadcast the same evening on an American television network.

It was a thrilling finish to the race with the French owned Tambourine II coming in first place. The horse was owned by American Mrs Howell E Jackson and was ridden by French man Roger Poincelet.

Arctic Storm ridden by Bill Williamson came in second position and Serbring ridden by Pat Glennon in third.

The Irish Derby saw the biggest crowd ever at a race meeting in Ireland.

The greatest race ever run in Ireland.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 30 June 1962. The reporter is Kevin O'Kelly.