Epsom Derby Winners

1780 - 2023

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Year          Horse         Jockey

Trainer: Aidan O'Brien

Owner: M Tabor & D Smith & Mrs J Magnier & Westerberg

Time: 2:33.88 Full result

Auguste Rodin bounces back from his 2000 Guineas disappointment to give Aidan O'Brien his ninth Derby victory.

Trainer: Sir Michael Stoute

Owner: Saeed Suhail

Time: 2:36.38 Full result

Desert Crown provides Sir Michael Stoute with his sixth Derby victory and a first for Richard Kingscote with a hugely impressive performance.

Trainer: Charlie Appleby

Owner: Godolphin

Time: 2:36.85 Full result

Adayar hacks up in the big one under Adam Kirby, who was jocked off John Leeper earlier in the week! Maiden Mojo Star finshes second at a huge price.

Trainer: A P O'Brien

Owner: Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith

Time: 2:34.43 Full result

Emmet McNamara becomes the third first first-time jockey to win this century, following Mickael Barzalona and Padraig Beggy.

Trainer: A P O'Brien

Owner: Mr D Smith, Mrs J Magnier, Mr M Tabor

Time: 2:33.38 Full result

Anthony Van Dyck gives Aidan O'Brien his seventh Derby triumph and jockey Seamie Heffernan his first.

Trainer: Charlie Appleby

Owner: Godolphin

Time: 2:34.93 Full result

Charlie Appleby was wreathed in smiles as he became the first trainer to provide Godolphin with an Investec Derby victory in their blue colours after Masar stormed to victory.

Trainer: A P O'Brien

Owner: Mr D Smith, Mrs J Magnier, Mr M Tabor

Time: 2:33.02 Full result

Wings Of Eagles caused a huge 40-1 upset to propel jockey Padraig Beggy into the limelight.

Trainer: D K Weld

Owner: H H Aga Khan

Time: 2:40.09 Full result

Dermot Weld won his first Investec Derby at Epsom as Harzand held off US Army Ranger to win the premier Classic.

Trainer: John Gosden

Owner: Anthony Oppenheimer

Time: 2:32.32 Full result

Golden Horn's winning time of 2min 32.32 is the third-fastest recorded in 236 runnings of the Investec Derby. Workforce set the record of 2min 31.33 in 2010, while the second-fastest was Lammtarra (2min 32.31) in 1995.

Trainer: Aidan O'Brien

Owners: D Smith, Mrs J Magnier, M Tabor & T Ah Khing

Time: 2:33.63 Full result

Australia provides Aidan O’Brien an unprecedented third consecutive Investec Derby success and his fifth in total.

Trainer: Aidan O'Brien

Owners: Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith

Time: 2:39.06 Full result

Ruler Of The World gives trainer Aidan O’Brien back-to-back victories in the premier Classic and his fourth Investec Derby success in all as well as providing a second win for jockey Ryan Moore. Runner-up Libertarian, from Elaine Burke’s Yorkshire stables, achieves the best finishing position ever for a female trainer.

Trainer: Aidan O'Brien

Owners: Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor

Time: 2:33.90 Full result

Camelot becomes the 37th horse to follow up victory in the first British Classic, the 2000 Guineas over a mile at Newmarket, with success in the Investec Derby as he records a convincing five-length win at Epsom Downs. Jockey and trainer, Joseph and Aidan O’Brien, become the first father/ son combination to win the premier Classic. Camelot narrowly fails in his bid to win the Triple Crown, finishing second behind Encke in the St Leger at Doncaster three and a half months later.

Trainer: Andre Fabre

Owners: Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith

Time: 2:34.54 Full result

Pour Moi, trained by Andre Fabre and partnered by 19-year-old Mickael Barzalona, becomes the 10th French-trained winner and the first since Empery in 1976. Carlton House, owned by The Queen, starts the 5/2 favourite and finishes a close third.

Trainer: Sir Michael Stoute

Owner: Khalid Abdulla

Time: 2:31.33 Full result

Ryan Moore lands a first Investec Derby victory on Workforce a day after clinching an initial British Classic success aboard Snow Fairy in the Investec Oaks. He was the 32nd jockey to win both Epsom Downs Classics in the same year. Workforce, the first Derby winner to have been beaten in the Dante Stakes, breaks the Epsom Downs’ track record set by Lammtarra in 1995 with a time of 2m 31.33s and gives trainer Sir Michael Stoute his fifth success, making him the most successful current trainer.

Trainer: John Oxx

Owner: Christopher Tsui

Time: 2:36.74 Full result

Galileo’s half-brother Sea The Stars shows he is one of the greats as he powers to glory under veteran jockey Mick Kinane. The John Oxx-trained colt becomes the first horse for 20 years to follow up victory in the 2000 Guineas with success in the Epsom Classic and goes on to complete an unbeaten campaign with four further Group One wins, annexing the Coral-Eclipse, Juddmonte International, Irish Champion Stakes and Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe. Investec takes over sponsorship of the Derby and backs all the races at the two-day meeting at Epsom.

Trainer: Jim Bolger

Owner: HRH Princess Haya of Jordan

Time: 2:36.50 Full result

New Approach, beaten a nose in the first British colts’ Classic, the 2000 Guineas at Newmarket, wins on his first and only attempt at 12 furlongs.

Trainer: Peter Chapple-Hyam

Owners: Saleh Al Homaizi & Imad Al Sagar

Time: 2:34.77 Full result

Frankie Dettori wins on Authorized at his 15th attempt.

Trainer: Marcus Tregoning

Owners: Anthony Pakenham

Time: 2:35.23 Full result

A multi-horse finish rivals that of 1913 as the closest ever. In a four-way photo, Sir Percy beats Dragon Dancer, Dylan Thomas and Hala Bek a shorthead, a head and a short-head. Seven winners have had the prefix Sir: Sir Peter Teazle (1787), Sir Thomas (1788), Sir Harry (1798), Sir Bevys (1879), Sir Visto (1895), Sir Ivor (1968), and most recently Sir Percy.

Trainer: Michael Bell

Owner: Royal Ascot Racing Club

Time: 2:35.69 Full result

Trainer Michael Bell enjoys his first Derby success when Motivator scores in the colours of the Royal Ascot Racing Club, which is the first syndicate, with 230 members, to own a Derby winner.

Trainer: Sir Michael Stoute

Owners: Ballymacoll Stud Farm Ltd

Time: 2:33.72 Full result

Kieren Fallon becomes the first jockey in 23 years to win the Derby two years in succession as North Light follows up the victory of Kris Kin 12 months earlier.

Trainer: Sir Michael Stoute

Owner: Mr. Saeed Suhail

Time: 2:33:35

Kris Kin is the first supplementary entry to win the Derby. The Sir Michael Stoute-trained colt had initially been entered in the Classic as a yearling but was scratched at the start of his three-year-old campaign. Connections paid £90,000 to add the horse to the line-up at the five-day stage following his victory in Chester’s Dee Stakes.

Trainer: Aidan O'Brien

Owners: Mrs John Magnier & Mr M. Tabor

Time: 2:39.45

Aidan O’Brien records back-to-back wins with sons of Sadler’s Wells, courtesy of Michael Tabor’s and Sue Magnier’s High Chaparral.

Trainer: Aidan O'Brien

Owners: Sue Magnier and Michael Tabor

Time: 2:33.27

Galileo is a first winner for 14-time champion sire Sadler’s Wells.


Trainer: John Oxx

Owner: H.H Aga Khan

Time: 2:36.75

Sinndar is the first horse to capture the Derby, Irish Derby and Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe in the same season.

Trainer: H R A Cecil

Owner: The Thoroughbred Corporation

Time: 2:37.43

Oath was injured in his next race (King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes) and never ran again.

Trainer: L M Cumani

Owner: Sheik Mohammed Obaid Al- Maktoum

Time: 2:33.88

The 1000 Guineas winner Cape Verdi is the most recent filly to run, finishing ninth as the 11/4 favourite. A supplementary stage is introduced, allowing connections to enter for the Derby at the five-day stage at a cost of £75,000.

Trainer: John Gosden

Owner: Mr L Knights

Time: 2:35.77

Benny the Dip was retired to stud at the end of his three-year-old season. He died after sustaining an injury in a paddock accident in 2003.

Trainer: William Haggas

Owner: K. Abdullah Dasman

Time: 2:35.05

Alex Greaves is the first woman to ride in the race, finishing last to Shaamit on 500/1 outsider Portuguese Lil. Shaamit’s handler William Haggas is the only current trainer with a 100 per cent record in The Derby.

Trainer: Saeed bin Suroor

Owner: Saeed Maktoum Al-Maktoum

Time: 2:32.31

Lammtarra becomes the first horse to win the Derby on his seasonal return since Grand Parade in 1919 and sets a record time of 2m 32.31s, beating Mahmoud’s 2m 33.8s which was hand-timed in 1936. The race is switched permanently from Wednesday to Saturday. Vodafone takes over the sponsorship and remains the backer up to 2008.

Trainer: John Dunlop

Owner: Sheik H Al-Maktoum

Time: 2:34.16

At the age of 58, Lester Piggott has his last Derby mount on fifthplaced 33/1 shot Khamaseen.

Trainer: Henry Cecil

Owner: Mr K. Abdulla

Time: 2:34.51

In a career that lasted just over three months in the spring and summer of 1993 Commander in Chief won five of his six races, most notably the Derby at Epsom and the Irish Derby at the Curragh. He was the first Derby winner since Morston in 1973 not to have raced as a two-year-old.

Trainer: Peter Chapple-Hyam

Owner: Mr S H Craig

Time: 2:36.19

Dr Devious is the first horse to win the Derby after contesting the Kentucky Derby, in which he had finished seventh to Lil E Tee.

Trainer: Paul Cole

Owner: Mr F Salman

Time: 2:34:00

In a period of seven weeks Generous won the Derby by five lengths, the Irish Derby by three lengths and the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes by a record seven lengths.

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Trainer: Roger Charlton

Owner: Mr K Abdulla

Time: 2:37.26

Quest for Fame was later trained in the United States where he won the San Luis Obispo Handicap and the Hollywood Invitational Turf Handicap in 1992. He was the first Epsom Derby winner to win a major race as a five-year-old since St. Gatien in 1886.

Trainer: Dick Hern

Owner: Sheik H Al-Maktoum

Time: 2:34.90

Terimon, second to Nashwan at 500/1, is the longest-priced horse placed in any Classic.

Trainer: Luca Cumani

Owner: H H Aga Khan

Time: 2:33.84

Kahyasi won the first five races of his seven-race career, including the Epsom Derby and the Irish Derby as a three-year-old.

Trainer: Henry Cecil

Owner: Mr L Freedman

Time: 2:33.90

Jockey Steve Cauthen was British Champion Jockey three times, and won English classic races ten times, including the 2,000 Guineas, the Epsom Derby twice, and the St. Leger Stakes three times.

Trainer: Micheal Stoute

Owner: H H Aga Khan

Time: 00:00:00

Shahrastani holds off the strong late challenge of Dancing Brave in a memorable finish. Bold Arrangement becomes the first horse to contest both the Kentucky Derby and Derby, finishing second at Churchill Downs to Ferdinand and 14th at Epsom.

Trainer: Henry Cecil

Owner: Lord Howard de Walden

Time: 2:36.23

Steve Cauthen became the first U. S. jockey in the last 65 years to win the Epsom Derby when he rode Slip Anchor to an easy victory.

Trainer: David O'Brien

Owner: Luigi Miglietti

Time: 2:39.12

The first commercial Derby sponsorship is from Ever Ready. The first prize, won by Secreto, is £227,680 (compared with £165,080 the previous year).

Trainer: Geoff Wragg

Owner: Mr E B Moller

Time: 2:49.07

Teenoso is Lester Piggott’s ninth and last winner, three more than his nearest pursuers in the most successful riders’ table, Jem Robinson and Steve Donoghue, achieved. Geoff Wragg, son of Derby winning jockey and trainer Harry Wragg, trains Teenoso.

Trainer: Vincent O'Brien

Owner: Robert Sangster

Time: 2:34.27

Golden Fleece is trainer Vincent O’Brien’s sixth and final winner.

Trainer: Micheal Stoute

Owner: H H Aga Khan

Time: 2:44.21

Shergar sets a record winning distance of 10 lengths under 19-year-old Derby debutant Walter Swinburn.

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Trainer: Dick Hern

Owner: Mrs A Plesch

Time: 2:34.77

Nikoli, eighth behind Henbit at 4/1, becomes a record eighth consecutive losing favourite.

Trainer: Dick Hern

Owner: Sir Micheal Sobell

Time: 2:36.59

The first of Willie Carson's four Derby victories came aboard in the 200th running of
the Classic in 1979 with Troy, considered one of the top three horses he ever rode. The seven length victory was at the time a post-war record and has since only been bettered by Shergar's ten length success in 1982 and equalled by Slip Anchor in the mid-1980's.

Trainer: John Dunlop

Owner: Lord Halifax

Time: 2:35.30

Shirley Heights is the last Epsom Derby winner to be both the son of a previous winner (Mill Reef, 1971), and the sire of a subsequent winner (Slip Anchor, 1985).

Trainer: Vincent O'Brien

Owner: Robert Sangster

Time: 2:36.44

The Minstrel prevails in a thrilling finish from Hot Grove, handing a fifth success to trainer Vincent O’Brien and an eighth to jockey Lester Piggott. He is the second of two Derby winners bred in Canada following on from Nijinsky (1970).

Trainer: Maurice Zilber

Owner: Mr N B Hunt

Time: 2:35.69

Empery, trained by Maurice Zilber in France, becomes Lester Piggott’s seventh Derby winner.

Trainer: Peter Walwyn

Owner: Dr C Vittadini

Time: 2:35.35

Nobiliary, second to Grundy, is the most recent of five fillies to be placed.

Trainer: Peter Nelson

Owner: Mrs Neil F Phillips

Time: 2:35.04

Snow Knight won the the Epsom Derby, then the following year earned an Eclipse Award as the American Champion Male Turf Horse. At stud he sired Awaasif, the dam of Snow Bride, winner of the 1989 Epsom Oaks and the dam of Lammtarra, winner of the 1995 Epsom Derby.

Trainer: Arthur Budgett

Owner: Arthur Budgett

Time: 2:35.92

Morston won the 1973 Epsom Derby on his second racecourse appearance. He was then injured, and retired undefeated.

Trainer: Vincent O'Brien

Owner: Mr J W Galbreath

Time: 2:36.09

Perhaps Robert's most famous victory was beating Brigadier Gerard in the inaugural running of the Benson and Hedges Gold Cup.

Trainer: Ian Balding

Owner: Mr P Mellon

Time: 2:37.14

Mill Reef was ranked as number four in a list of the Top 100 European Racehorses of the 20th Century, compiled by Racing Post.


Trainer: Vincent O'Brien

Owner: Mr C W Engelhard

Time: 2:34.68

Nijinsky became the 15th horse to gain the Triple Crown after winning the Derby and 2000 Guineas with success in the St Leger at Doncaster.

Trainer: Arthur Budgett

Owner: Arthur Budgett

Time: 2:40.30

Blakeney was one of the few winners of the race to campaign successfully at four. He later had a successful stud career.

Trainer: Vincent O'Brien

Owner: Raymond R Guest

Time: 2:38.73

Sir Ivor won major races in four countries: the National Stakes in Ireland, the Grand Criterium in France, the 2000 Guineas and the Epsom Derby in England and the Washington, D.C. International in the United States. He was retired to stud at the end of the 1968 season and became a successful stallion.

Trainer: Noel Murless

Owner: Jim Joel

Time: 2:38.36

After being rated the best English-trained two-year-old of 1966, Royal Palace won the first two legs of the Triple Crown, the 2000 Guineas and the Epsom Derby in 1967. He returned for an unbeaten four-year-old season in 1968 when he won four races which are now Group One events.

Trainer: Gordon Smyth

Owner: Lady Zia Wernher

Time: 2:37.63

Arthur Edward "Scobie" Breasley was Champion Jockey in 1957 and continuously from 1961-63.

Trainer: Etienne Pollet

Owner: Jean Ternynck

Time: 2:38.41

Sea-Bird, widely considered the greatest Derby winner, beats Meadow Court and I Say in a canter. This is the year Epsom Downs Racecourse installed a watering system.

Trainer: Mick Rogers

Owner: John Ismay

Time: 2:41.98

Santa Claus won the Irish 2,000 Guineas, the Epsom Derby and the Irish Derby. His performances earned him the title of British Horse of the Year.

Trainer: François Mathet

Owner: François Dupré

Time: 2:39.4

Relko's Derby win was overshadowed for some time because of the revelation by the Daily Express that he had failed a drugs test. The incident took place in the context of a series of investigations into the "doping" of horses in British races. It was not until October that the Jockey Club confirmed Relko as the winner, stating that the substances detected could not be positively identified and therefore could not be proved to have affected the result. At the end of June, Relko was scheduled to run in the Irish Derby and made 11/8 favourite, but was withdrawn from the race minutes before the start, after appearing to be lame, leading to further suspicions of foul play.

Trainer: Vincent O'Brien

Owner: Raymond R Guest

Time: 2:37.6

Larkspur, who kept his feet while seven rivals fell on the descent to Tattenham Corner, provides the first of six Derby winners for perhaps the greatest trainer ever, Vincent O’Brien, who also sent out Sir Ivor (1968), Nijinsky (1970), Roberto (1972), The Minstrel (1977) and Golden Fleece (1982) to victory.

Trainer: Harry Wragg

Owner: Etti Plesch

Time: 2:36.4

In a racing career that lasted from 1960 to 1961 Psidium ran eleven times and won twice. He is best known for his win, as a 66/1 outsider in the 1961 Epsom Derby. He later became a successful stallion.

Trainer: Noel Murless

Owner: Sir Victor Sassoon

Time: 2:35.8

St Paddy is the latest of five Derby winners to have the prefix St.

Trainer: Cecil Boyd-Rochfort

Owner: Sir Humphrey de Trafford

Time: 2:36.0

Parthia stood as a stallion in England until he was exported to Japan in 1968. The most notable of his European offspring was the filly Sleeping Partner who won the Epsom Oaks in 1969.

Trainer: Mick Rogers

Owner: Sir Victor Sassoon

Time: 2:41.2

In a brief career of five races, Hard Ridden also won the Irish 2000 Guineas at the Curragh in 1958.

Trainer: Noel Murless

Owner: Sir Victor Sassoon

Time: 2:35.4

Crepello only had five starts but was undefeated in his last three, all of which are now Group One races.

Trainer: Alec Head

Owner: Pierre Wertheimer

Time: 2:36.4

In their book "A Century of Champions", John Randall and Tony Morris rated Lavandin a “poor” Derby winner.

Trainer: François Mathet

Owner: Suzy Volterra

Time: 2:39.8

Phil Drake ran five times and won three races, becoming the fifth and last horse to win both the Epsom Derby and the Grand Prix de Paris.

Trainer: Joseph Lawson

Owner: Robert Sterling Clark

Time: 2:35.8

After winning only once from his first nine races, he demonstrated much improved form in the summer of 1954, becoming the first American colt to win the race in seventy-three years.

Trainer: Norman Bertie

Owner: Sir Victor Sassoon

Time: 2:35.6

Pinza was the best British colt of his generation in 1953, and went on to win the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes. He was then retired to stud, where he had little success.

Trainer: Marcus Marsh

Owner: HH Aga Khan III

Time: 2:36.4

Tulyar also won the St. Leger Stakes, the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes, the Ormonde Stakes and the Eclipse Stakes setting a record for a single season's earnings in England.

Trainer: Willie Stephenson

Owner: Joseph McGrath

Time: 2:39.4

Arctic Prince won two races including the Derby and was retired after breaking down at Ascot in July of the same year.

Trainer: Charles Semblat

Owner(s): Marcel Boussac

Time: 2:36.8

Galcador never raced after his win at Epsom and was retired to stud where he made no impact as a sire of winners.

Trainer: George Colling

Owner(s): Marion Glenister

Time: 2:42

Nimbus was sired by Nearco, one of the most important sires of the 20th century.

Trainer: Richard Carver

Owner(s): HH Aga Khan III / Volterra

Time: 2:40

In the summer of 1948 My Love became the third French-trained horse to win the Epsom Derby and the fifth horse to win both the Derby and the Grand Prix de Paris.

Trainer: Percy Carter

Owner(s): Baron Geoffroy de Waldner

Time: 2:38.4

Pearl Diver became the first French-trained horse to win the Epsom Derby since Durbar in 1914.

Trainer: Dick Perryman

Owner(s): John E. Ferguson

Time: 2:44.6

Airborne was the most recent of four greys to have won the Epsom Classic.

Trainer: Matthew Peacock

Owner(s): Sir Eric Ohlson

Time: 2:26.6

Dante started favourite at odds of 100/30 for the Derby Stakes, which was run at Newmarket despite the recent end of the war.

Trainer: Jack Jarvis

Owner(s): 6th Earl of Rosebery

Time: 2:31

Run as the "New Derby", a wartime substitute for the Epsom Derby run at Newmarket.

Trainer: Walter Nightingall

Owner(s): Dorothy Paget

Time: 2:30.4

Run as the “New Derby”, a substitute race for the Epsom Derby run on the July Course at Newmarket.

Trainer: Walter Earl

Owner(s): 17th Earl of Derby

Time: 2:29.6

Watling Street's winning time equaled the wartime Derby record, but was received with little enthusiasm by the spectators who had been anticipating a Royal victory.

Trainer: Fred Darling

Owner(s): C. Macdonald-Buchanan

Time: 2:32

The bay colt Owen Tudor was sired by Hyperion out of the French-bred mare Mary Tudor II.

Trainer: Fred Darling

Owner(s): Fred Darling

Time: 2:30.8

Pont l’Eveque was a very late foal, born at the end of the breeding season on 25 May, making him probably the youngest horse to win the Derby.

Trainer: Jack Jarvis

Owner(s): 6th Earl of Rosebery

Time: 2:36.8

While Blue Peter was clearly the best three-year-old in Britain in 1939, the onset of World War II ended his chance to win the Triple Crown as the St. Leger Stakes was cancelled.

Trainer: Fred Darling

Owner(s): Peter Beatty

Time: 2:39.2

Making just the second start of his career and ridden by jockey Charlie Elliott, Bois Roussel scored an upset victory at odds of 20/1.

Trainer: Fred Butters

Owner(s): Lettice Mary Miller

Time: 2:37.6

Mid-Day Sun was the first winner of the Derby to be owned by a woman.

Trainer: Frank Butters

Owner(s): HH Aga Khan III

Time: 2:36.0

Mahmoud was a light-coloured grey horse of distinctly Arab appearance, standing just under 15.3 hands high, and bred in France by his owner the Aga Khan.

Trainer: Frank Butters

Owner(s): HH Aga Khan III

Time: 2:36.0

The leading British two-year-old of 1934, Bahram went on to take the Triple Crown in 1935 by winning the 2000 Guineas Stakes, Epsom Derby and St. Leger Stakes.

Trainer: Marcus Marsh

Owner(s): Maharaja of Rajpipla

Time: 2:34.0

In their book "A Century of Champions", John Randall and Tony Morris rated Windsor Lad the nineteenth best horse of the 20th Century and the sixth best Derby winner, behind Sea Bird, Hyperion, Mill Reef, Nijinsky and Shergar.

Trainer: George Lambton

Owner(s): Edward Stanley, 17th Earl of Derby

Time: 2:34.0

Hyperion was the most successful British-bred sire of the 20th century and six times champion sire of Great Britain between 1940 and 1954.

Trainer: Tom Walls

Owner(s): Tom Walls

Time: 2:43.2

April the Fifth was a very popular winner and the first Epsom-trained horse to win the Derby since Amato in 1838.

Trainer: Fred Darling

Owner(s): Arthur Dewar

Time: 2:36.0

In their book "A Century of Champions", John Randall and Tony Morris rated Cameronian as an "average" Derby winner.

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Trainer: Dick Dawson

Owner(s): HH Aga Khan III

Time: 2:38.2

After the Derby, Blenheim was being prepared or a run in the Eclipse Stakes when he sustained a tendon injury. He did not recover sufficiently to resume racing and was retired to stud.

Trainer: Dick Dawson

Owner(s): William Barnett

Time: 2:36.4

Trigo was not considered a serious contender for the Derby and he started at odds of 33/1 in a field of twenty-six runners.

Trainer: Oswald Bell

Owner(s): Hugo Cunliffe-Owen

Time: 2:34.8

On unusually hard ground at Epsom, Felstead started a 33/1 outsider in front of a huge and enthusiastic crowd which included the King and Queen.

Trainer: John E. Watts

Owner(s): Frank Curzon

Time: 2:34.4

Partly because of the death of his owner, Call Boy never ran again after his win at Epsom.

Trainer: Fred Darling

Owner(s): 1st Baron Woolavington

Time: 2:47.8

Coronach's regular jockey was Joe Childs, whose preferred style of holding up horses for a late run was at odds with Coronach’s front running style. After the Derby he was reported to have said that “the bastard ran away with me!”

Trainer: Fred Darling

Owner(s): Henry E. Morriss

Time: 2:40.6

Although Manna had not been favourite, the win was reported to be enthusiastically received, largely because of the popularity of jockey Donoghue, who was winning the race for the sixth time.

Trainer: George Lambton

Owner(s): 17th Earl of Derby

Time: 2:46.6

Sansovino was one of sixteen Classic winners bred by his owner Lord Derby, who named the colt after the sixteenth-century Italian architect Jacopo Sansovino.

Trainer: Basil Jarvis

Owner(s): Ben Irish

Time: 2:38.0

The win gave Donoghue a "hat-trick" of Derby wins, following Humorist in 1921 and Captain Cuttle in 1922.

Trainer: Fred Darling

Owner(s): 1st Baron Woolavington

Time: 2:34.6

The name "Captain Cuttle" was taken from a character in Dombey and Son by Charles Dickens, Captain Edward Cuttle.

Trainer: Charles Morton

Owner(s): Jack Barnato Joel

Time: 2:36.2

Less than three weeks after the Derby, Humorist died in his stable from a lung haemorrhage caused by a tubercular condition.

Trainer: Peter Gilpin

Owner(s): Giles Loder

Time: 2:34.8

In their book "A Century of Champions", John Randall and Tony Morris rated Spion Kop a “poor” Derby winner. More specifically, they rated him equal with Aboyeur as one of the two worst colts to have won the race in the 20th Century.

Trainer: Frank Barling

Owner(s): 1st Baron Glanely

Time: 2:35.8

Grand Parade was the first black horse for 106 years to win the Epsom Derby.

Trainer: Alec Taylor, Jr.

Owner(s): Lady James Douglas

Time: 2:33.2

Gainsborough won the English Triple Crown in 1918 and became a superior sire.

Trainer: Alec Taylor, Jr.

Owner(s): Alfred Cox

Time: 2:40.6

Wartime restrictions caused the race to take place at Newmarket on 31 July, two months later than the customary date. The race carried prize money of only £2,050 and attracted only a handful of spectators on a dull and rainy day.

Trainer: Dick Dawson

Owner(s): Sir Edward Hulton

Time: 2:36.6

As a three-year-old in 1916 Fifinella won the Derby and the Oaks, both of which were run at Newmarket. She was the sixth and most recent filly to win the Derby.

Trainer: Charles Peck

Owner(s): Solomon Joel

Time: 2:32.6

Pommern won the 2000 Guineas at Newmarket and the wartime substitutes for the Epsom Derby and the St. Leger Stakes to win a version of the English Triple Crown.

Trainer: Tom Murphy

Owner(s): Herman Duryea

Time: 2:38.4

Durbar started at 20/1 against thirty opponents, one of the largest fields ever assembled for the race.

Trainer: Tom Lewis

Owner(s): Alan Cunliffe

Time: 2:37.6

Aboyeur won at record odds of 100/1. He was awarded the race on the disqualification of Craganour after a rough and controversial race

Trainer: Dawson Waugh

Owner(s): Walter Raphael

Time: 2:38.8

Tagalie is one of only six fillies to win the Epsom Derby, and was also the second of only four greys to have won the race.

Trainer: Charles Morton

Owner(s): Jack Barnato Joel

Time: 2:36.8

Sunstar, despite widespread rumours about his fitness, started the 13/8 favourite in a field of twenty-six runners and won by two lengths.


1910 Lemberg Alfred Cox
  Bernard Dillon Alec Taylor Jr 2:35.2
1909 Minoru King Edward VII
  Herbert Jones Richard Marsh 2:42.7
1908 Signorinetta Edoardo Ginistrelli
  Billy Bullock Edoardo Ginistrelli 2:39.8
1907 Orby Richard Croker
  John Reiff Fred McCabe 2:44
1906 Spearmint Major Eustace Loder
  Danny Maher Peter Gilpin 2:36.8
1905 Cicero 5th Earl of Rosebery
  Danny Maher Percy Peck 2:39.6
1904 St Amant Leopold de Rothschild
  Kempton Cannon Alfred Hayhoe 2:45.4
1903 Rock Sand Sir James Miller
  Danny Maher George Blackwell 2:42.8
1902 Ard Patrick John Gubbins
  Skeets Martin Sam Darling 2:42.2
1901 Volodyovski William C Whitney
  Lester Reiff John Huggins 2:40.8
1900 Diamond Jubilee HRH Prince of Wales
  Herbert Jones Richard Marsh 2:42
1899 Flying Fox 1st Duke of Westminster
  Morny Cannon John Porter 2:42
1898 Jeddah James Larnach
  Otto Madden Richard Marsh 2:47
1897 Galtee More John Gubbins
  Charles Wood Sam Darling 2:44
1896 Persimmon HRH Prince of Wales
  John Watts Richard Marsh 2:42
1895 Sir Visto 5th Earl of Rosebery
  Sam Loates Mathew Dawson 2:43
1894 Ladas 5th Earl of Rosebery
  John Watts Mathew Dawson 2:45
1893 Isinglass Harry McCalmont
  Tommy Loates James Jewitt 2:43
1892 Sir Hugo 3rd Earl of Bradford
  Fred Allsopp Tom Wadlow 2:44
1891 Common Sir Frederick Johnstone
  George Barrett John Porter 2:56
1890 Sainfoin Sir James Miller
  John Watts John Porter 2:49
1889 Donovan 6th Duke of Portland
  Tommy Loates George Dawson 2:44
1888 Ayrshire 6th Duke of Portland
  Fred Barrett George Dawson 2:43
1887 Merry Hampton George Alexander Baird
  John Watts Martin Gurry 2:43
1886 Ormonde 1st Duke of Westminster
  Fred Archer John Porter 2:45.6
1885 Melton 20th Baron Hastings
  Fred Archer Mathew Dawson 2:44
Harvester /
St. Gatien
Sir J. Willoughby
Jack Hammond
(dead heat)
  Sam Loates
Charles Wood
James Jewitt
Robert Sherwood
1883 St. Blaise Sir Frederick Johnstone
  Charles Wood John Porter 2:48
1882 Shotover 1st Duke of Westminster
  Tom Cannon, Sr John Porter 2:45
1881 Iroquois Pierre Lorillard IV
  Fred Archer Jacob Pincus 2:50
1880 Bend Or 1st Duke of Westminster
  Fred Archer Robert Peck 2:46
1879 Sir Bevys Lionel de Rothschild
  George Fordham Joseph Hayhoe 3:02
1878 Sefton William Stirling Crawfurd
  Harry Constable Alec Taylor, Sr 2:56
1877 Silvio 6th Viscount Falmouth
  Fred Archer Mathew Dawson 2:50
1876 Kisber Alexander Baltazzi
  Charlie Maidment Joseph Hayhoe 2:44
1875 Galopin Gusztáv Batthyány
  Jack Morris John Dawson 2:48
1874 George Frederick W S Cartwright
  Harry Custance Tom Leader 2:46
1873 Doncaster James Merry
  Fred Webb Robert Peck 2:50
1872 Cremorne Henry Savile
  Charlie Maidment William Gilbert 2:45
1871 Favonius Mayer A. de Rothschild
  Tom French Joseph Hayhoe 2:50
1870 Kingcraft 6th Viscount Falmouth
  Tom French Mathew Dawson 2:45
1869 Pretender John Johnstone
  John Osborne, Jr Tom Dawson 2:52
1868 Blue Gown Sir Joseph Hawley
  John Wells John Porter 2:43
1867 Hermit Henry Chaplin
  John Daley George Bloss 2:42
1866 Lord Lyon Richard Sutton
  Harry Custance James Dover 2:50
1865 Gladiateur Frédéric de Lagrange
  Harry Grimshaw Tom Jennings, Sr 2:46
1864 Blair Athol William I'Anson
  Jim Snowden William I'Anson 2:43
1863 Macaroni Richard Naylor
  Tom Chaloner James Godding 2:50
1862 Caractacus Charles Snewing
  John Parsons Robert Smith 2:45
1861 Kettledrum Charles Towneley
  Ralph Bullock George Oates 2:45
1860 Thormanby James Merry
  Harry Custance Mathew Dawson 2:55
1859 Musjid Sir Joseph Hawley
  John Wells George Manning 2:59
1858 Beadsman Sir Joseph Hawley
  John Wells George Manning 2:54
1857 Blink Bonny William I'Anson
  Jack Charlton William I'Anson 2:45
1856 Ellington Octavius Vernon Harcourt
  Tom Aldcroft Tom Dawson 3:04
1855 Wild Dayrell Francis Popham
  Robert Sherwood John Rickaby 2:54
1854 Andover John Gully
  Alfred Day John Day 2:52
1853 West Australian John Bowes
  Frank Butler John Scott 2:55
1852 Daniel O'Rourke John Bowes
  Frank Butler John Scott 3:02
1851 Teddington Sir Joseph Hawley
  Job Marson Alec Taylor, Sr 2:51
1850 Voltigeur 2nd Earl of Zetland
  Job Marson Robert Hill 2:50
1849 The Flying Dutchman 13th Earl of Eglinton
  Charlie Marlow John Fobert 3:00
1848 Surplice 3rd Viscount Clifden
  Sim Templeman John Kent, Jr 2:48
1847 Cossack T H Pedley
  Sim Templeman John Day 2:52
1846 Pyrrhus The First John Gully
  Sam Day John Day 2:55
1845 The Merry Monarch William Gratwicke
  Foster Bell John Forth  
1844 Orlando Jonathan Peel
  Nat Flatman W Cooper  
The original winner Running Rein was disqualified as he was actually an ineligible four-year-old horse named Maccabeus.
1843 Cotherstone John Bowes
  Bill Scott John Scott  
1842 Attila George Anson
  Bill Scott John Scott  
1841 Coronation Abraham Rawlinson
  Patrick Conolly Ben Painter  
1840 Little Wonder David Robertson
  William Macdonald John Forth  
1839 Bloomsbury William Ridsdale
  Sim Templeman William Ridsdale  
1838 Amato Sir Gilbert Heathcote
  Jem Chapple Ralph Sherwood  
1837 Phosphorus Lord Berners
  George Edwards John Doe  
1836 Bay Middleton 5th Earl of Jersey
  Jem Robinson James Edwards  
1835 Mündig John Bowes
  Bill Scott John Scott  
1834 Plenipotentiary Stanlake Batson
  Patrick Conolly George Payne  
1833 Dangerous Isaac Sadler
  Jem Chapple Isaac Sadler  
1832 St. Giles Robert Ridsdale & John Gully
  Bill Scott J. Webb  
1831 Spaniel Viscount Lowther
  Will Wheatley Joe Rogers  
1830 Priam William Chifney
  Sam Day William Chifney  
1829 Frederick William Gratwicke
  John Forth John Forth  
1828 Cadland* 5th Duke of Rutland
  Jem Robinson Dixon Boyce  
*The race finished as a dead-heat, but Cadland won a run-off against The Colonel by ½ length.
1827 Mameluke 5th Earl of Jersey
  Jem Robinson James Edwards  
1826 Lap-Dog 3rd Earl of Egremont
  George Dockeray R. Stephenson  
1825 Middleton 5th Earl of Jersey
  Jem Robinson James Edwards  
1824 Cedric Sir John Shelley
  Jem Robinson James Edwards  
1823 Emilius John Udny
  Frank Buckle Robert Robson  
1822 Moses HRH Duke of York
  Tom Goodisson William Butler  
1821 Gustavus John Hunter
  Sam Day Crouch  
1820 Sailor Thomas Thornhill
  Sam Chifney, Jr William Chifney  
1819 Tiresias 4th Duke of Portland
  Bill Clift Richard Prince  
1818 Sam Thomas Thornhill
  Sam Chifney, Jr William Chifney  
1817 Azor John Payne
  Jem Robinson Robert Robson  
1816 Prince Leopold HRH Duke of York
  Will Wheatley William Butler  
1815 Whisker 4th Duke of Grafton
  Tom Goodisson Robert Robson  
1814 Blucher 2nd Baron Stawell
  Bill Arnull Dixon Boyce  
1813 Smolensko Sir Charles Bunbury
  Tom Goodisson Crouch  
1812 Octavius Robert Ladbroke
  Bill Arnull Dixon Boyce  
1811 Phantom Sir John Shelley
  Frank Buckle James Edwards  
1810 Whalebone 3rd Duke of Grafton
  Bill Clift Robert Robson  
1809 Pope 3rd Duke of Grafton
  Tom Goodisson Robert Robson  
1808 Pan Sir Hedworth Williamson
  Frank Collinson John Lonsdale  
1807 Election 3rd Earl of Egremont
  John Arnull Dixon Boyce  
1806 Paris 3rd Baron Foley
  John Shepherd Richard Prince  
1805 Cardinal Beaufort 3rd Earl of Egremont
  Dennis Fitzpatrick Dixon Boyce  
1804 Hannibal 3rd Earl of Egremont
  Bill Arnull Frank Neale  
1803 Ditto Sir Hedworth Williamson
  Bill Clift John Lonsdale  
1802 Tyrant 3rd Duke of Grafton
  Frank Buckle Robert Robson  
1801 Eleanor Sir Charles Bunbury
  John Saunders Cox or J. Frost  
1800 Champion Christopher Wilson
  Bill Clift Tom Perren  
1799 Archduke Sir Frank Standish
  John Arnull Richard Prince  
1798 Sir Harry Joseph Cookson
  Sam Arnull Frank Neale  
1797 Colt by Fidget* 5th Duke of Bedford
  John Singleton, Jr Matt Stephenson  
*Until 1913 there was no requirement for British racehorses to be named.
1796 Didelot Sir Frank Standish
  John Arnull Richard Prince  
1795 Spread Eagle Sir Frank Standish
  Anthony Wheatley Richard Prince  
1794 Daedalus 1st Earl Grosvenor
  Frank Buckle John Pratt  
1793 Waxy Sir Ferdinand Poole
  Bill Clift Robert Robson  
1792 John Bull 1st Earl Grosvenor
  Frank Buckle John Pratt  
1791 Eager 5th Duke of Bedford
  Matt Stephenson Matt Stephenson  
1790 Rhadamanthus 1st Earl Grosvenor
  John Arnull John Pratt  
1789 Skyscraper 5th Duke of Bedford
  Sam Chifney Matt Stephenson  
1788 Sir Thomas HRH Prince of Wales
  William South Frank Neale  
1787 Sir Peter Teazle 12th Earl of Derby
  Sam Arnull Saunders  
1786 Noble Tommy Panton
  J. White Frank Neale  
1785 Aimwell 1st Earl of Clermont
  Charles Hindley John Pratt  
1784 Serjeant Dennis O'Kelly
  John Arnull    
1783 Saltram John Parker
  Charles Hindley Frank Neale  
1782 Assassin 3rd Earl of Egremont
  Sam Arnull Frank Neale  
1781 Young Eclipse Dennis O'Kelly
  Charles Hindley    
1780 Diomed Sir Charles Bunbury
  Sam Arnull R. Teasdale