Famous Horse Races

Epsom Derby

Epsom Racecourse
A Brief History Of Epsom Derby
The Epsom Derby, is considered one of the most prestigious flat thoroughbred horse races in the world. The race takes place each year in June at Epsom Downs.

The Derby, as it is known today, originated at a celebration following the first running of the Epsom Oaks in 1779. Edward Smith-Stanley, 12th Earl of Derby (whose horse Bridget had been victorious in the race) and Sir Charles Bunbury flipped a coin and whoever won the toss was to have the race named after him. Despite losing the toss Sir Charles was to claim victory with his horse Diomed in the inaugural running the following year

The Derby is one of five classic races and is the second leg of the English Triple Crown, preceded by the 2,000 Guineas and followed by the St Leger.
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Winner

Authorized
Sir Percy
Motivator
North Light
Kris Kin
High Chaparral
Galileo
Sinndar
Oath
High-Rise
Benny the Dip
Shaamit
Lammtarra
Erhaab
Commander in Chief
Dr Devious
Generous
Quest for Fame
Nashwan
Kahyasi
Reference Point
Shahrastani
Slip Anchor
Secreto
Teenoso
Golden Fleece
Shergar
Henbit
Troy
Shirley Heights
The Minstrel
Empery
Grundy
Snow Knight
Morston
Roberto
Mill Reef
Nijinsky II
Blakeney
Sir Ivor
Royal Palace
Charlottown
Sea Bird II
Santa Claus
Relko
Larkspur
Psidium
St. Paddy
Parthia
Hard Ridden
Crepello
Lavandin
Phil Drake
Never Say Die
Pinza
Tulyar
Arctic Prince
Galcador
Nimbus
My Love
Pearl Diver
Airborne
Dante
Ocean Swell
Straight Deal
Watling Street
Owen Tudor
Pont l'Évêque
Blue Peter
Bois Roussel
Mid-day Sun
Mahmoud
Bahram
Windsor Lad
Hyperion
April the Fifth
Cameronian
Blenheim
Trigio
Felstead
Call Boy
Coronach
Manna
Sansovino
Papyrus
Captain Cuttle
Humorist
Spion Kop
Grand Parade
Gainsborough
Gay Crusader
Fifinella - f
Pommern
Durbar II
Aboyeur
Tagalie - f
Sunstar
Lemberg
Minoru
Signorinetta - f
Orby
Spearmint
Cicero
St. Amant
Rock Sand
Ard Patrick
Volodyovski
Diamond Jubilee
Flying Fox
Jeddah
Galtee More
Persimmon
Sir Visto
Ladas II
Isinglass
Sir Hugo
Common
Sainfoin
Donovan
Ayrshire
Merry Hampton
Ormonde
Melton
= Harvester
= St Gatien
St Blaise
Shotover - f
Iroquois
Bend Or
Sir Bevys
Sefton
Silvio
Kisber
Galopin
George Frederick
Doncaster
Cremorne
Favonius
Kingcraft
Pretender
Blue Gown
Hermit
Lord Lyon
Gladiateur
Blair Athol
Macaroni
Caractacus
Kettledrum
Thormanby
Musjid
Beadsman
Blink Bonny - f
Ellington
Wild Dayrell
Andover
West Australian
Daniel O'Rourke
Teddington
Voltigeur
The Flying Dutchman
Surplice
Cossack
Pyrrhus the First
The Merry Monarch
Orlando
Cotherstone
Attila
Coronation
Little Wonder
Bloomsbury
Amato
Phosphorus
Bay Middleton
Mündig
Plenipotentiary
Dangerous
St Giles
Spaniel
Priam
Frederick
Cadland
Mameluke
Lapdog
Middleton
Cedric
Emilius
Moses
Gustavus
Sailor
Tiresias
Sam
Azor
Prince Leopold
Whisker
Blücher
Smolensko
Octavius
Phantom
Whalebone
Pope
Pan
Election
Paris
Cardinal Beaufort
Hannibal
Ditto
Tyrant
Eleanor - f
Champion
Archduke
Sir Harry
colt by Fidget
Didelot
Spread Eagle
Daedalus
Waxy
John Bull
Eager
Rhadamanthus
Skyscraper
Sir Thomas
Sir Peter Teazle
Noble
Aimwell
Sergeant
Saltram
Assassin
Young Eclipse
Diomed
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Jockey

Frankie Dettori
Martin Dwyer
Johnny Murtagh
Kieren Fallon
Kieren Fallon
Johnny Murtagh
Michael Kinane
Johnny Murtagh
Kieren Fallon
Olivier Peslier
Willie Ryan
Michael Hills
Walter Swinburn
Willie Carson
Michael Kinane
John Reid
Alan Munro
Pat Eddery
Willie Carson
Ray Cochrane
Steve Cauthen
Walter Swinburn
Steve Cauthen
Christy Roche
Lester Piggott
Pat Eddery
Walter Swinburn
Willie Carson
Willie Carson
Greville Starkey
Lester Piggott
Lester Piggott
Pat Eddery
Brian Taylor
Eddie Hide
Lester Piggott
Geoff Lewis
Lester Piggott
Ernie Johnson
Lester Piggott
George Moore
Scobie Breasley
Pat Glennon
Scobie Breasley
Yves Saint-Martin
Neville Sellwood
Roger Poincelet
Lester Piggott
Harry Carr
Charlie Smirke
Lester Piggott
Rae Johnstone
Freddie Palmer
Lester Piggott
Sir Gordon Richards
Charlie Smirke
Chuck Spares
Rae Johnstone
Charlie Elliot
Rae Johnstone
George Bridgland
Tommy Lowrey
Billy Nevett
Billy Nevett
Tommy Carey
Harry Wragg
Billy Nevett
Sam Wragg
Eph Smith
Charlie Elliot
Michael Beary
Charlie Smirke
Freddie Fox
Charlie Smirke
Tommy Weston
Fred Lane
Freddie Fox
Harry Wragg
Joe Marshall
Harry Wragg
Charlie Elliot
Joe Childs
Steve Donoghue
Tommy Weston
Steve Donoghue
Steve Donoghue
Steve Donoghue
Frank O'Neil
Fred Templeman
Joe Childs
Steve Donoghue
Joe Childs
Steve Donoghue
Matt MacGee
Edwin Piper
Johnny Reiff
George Stern
Bernard Dillon
Herbert Jones
Billy Bullock
Johnny Reiff
Danny Maher
Danny Maher
Kempton Cannon
Danny Maher
Skeets Martin
Lester Reiff
Herbert Jones
Morny Cannon
Otto Madden
Charlie Wood
Jack Watts
Sam Loates
Jack Watts
Tommy Loates
Fred Allsopp
George Barrett
Jack Watts
Tommy Loates
Fred Barrett
Jack Watts
Fred Archer
Fred Archer
Sam Loates
Charlie Wood
Tom Cannon
Tom Cannon
Fred Archer
Fred Archer
George Fordham
Harry Constable
Fred Archer
Charlie Maidment
Jack Morris
Harry Custance
Fred Webb
Charlie Maidment
Tom French
Tom French
John Osborne
John Wells
John Daley
Harry Custance
Harry Grimshaw
Jim Snowden
Tom Chaloner
John Parsons
Ralph Bullock
Harry Custance
John Wells
John Wells
Jack Charlton
Tom Aldcroft
Robert Sherwood
Alfred Day
Frank Butler
Frank Butler
Job Marson
Job Marson
Charlie Marlow
Sim Templeman
Sim Templeman
Sam Day
Foster Bell
Nat Flatman
Bill Scott
Bill Scott
Patrick Conolly
William Macdonald
Sim Templeman
Jem Chapple
George Edwards
Jem Robinson
Bill Scott
Patrick Conolly
Jem Chapple
Bill Scott
Will Wheatley
Sam Day
John Forth
Jem Robinson
Jem Robinson
George Dockeray
Jem Robinson
Jem Robinson
Frank Buckle
Tom Goodison
Sam Day
Sam Chifney Jnr
Bill Clift
Sam Chifney Jnr
Jem Robinson
Will Wheatley
Tom Goodison
Bill Arnull
Tom Goodisson
Bill Arnull
Frank Buckle
Bill Clift
Tom Goodison
Frank Collinson
John Arnull
John Shepherd
Denni Fitzpatrick
Bill Arnull
Bill Clift
Frank Buckle
John Saunders
Bill Clift
John Arnull
Sam Arnull
John Singleton
John Arnull
Anthony Wheatley
Frank Buckle
Bill Clift
Frank Buckle
Matt Stephenson
John Arnull
Sam Chifney Snr
William South
Sam Arnull
J White
Charles Hindley
John Arnull
Charles Hindley
Sam Arnull
Charles Hindley
Sam Arnull
Trainer

Peter Chapple-Hyam
Marcus Tregoning
Michael Bell
Sir Michael Stoute
Sir Michael Stoute
Aidan O'Brien
Aidan O'Brien
John Oxx
Henry Cecil
Luca Cumani
John Gosden
William Haggas
Saeed bin Suroor
John Dunlop
Henry Cecil
Peter Chapple-Hyam
Paul Cole
Roger Charlton
Dick Hern
Luca Cumani
Henry Cecil
Michael Stoute
Henry Cecil
David O'Brien
Geoff Wragg
Vincent O'Brien
Michael Stoute
Dick Hern
Dick Hern
John Dunlop
Vincent O'Brien
Maurice Zilber
Peter Walwyn
Peter Nelson
Arthur Budgett
Vincent O'Brien
Ian Balding
Vincent O'Brien
Arthur Budgett
Vincent O'Brien
Noel Murless
Gordon Smyth
Etienne Pollet
Mick Rogers
François Mathet
Vincent O'Brien
Harry Wragg
Noel Murless
Cecil Boyd-Rochfort
Mick Rogers
Noel Murless
Alec Head
François Mathet
Joe Lawson
Norman Bertie
Marcus Marsh
Willie Stephenson
Charles Semblat
George Colling
Richard Carver
Percy Carter
Dick Perryman
Mathew Peacock
Jack Jarvis
Walter Nightingall
Walter Earl
Fred Darling
Fred Darling
Jack Jarvis
Fred Darling
Fred Butters
Frank Butters
Frank Butters
Marcus Marsh
George Lambton
Tom Walls
Fred Darling
Dick Dawson
Dick Dawson
Ossis Bell
Jack Watts
Fred Darling
Fred Darling
George Lambton
Basil Jarvis
Fred Darling
Charles Morton
Peter Gilpin
Frank Barling
Alec Taylor Snr
Alec Taylor Snr
Dick Dawson
Charles Peck
Tom Murphy
Tom Lewis
Dawson Waugh
Charles Morton
Alec Taylor Snr
Richard Marsh
Edoardo Ginistrelli
Dr Fred MacCabe
Peter Gilpin
Percy Peck
Alfred Hayhoe
George Blackwell
Sam Darling
John Huggins
Richard Marsh
John Porter
Richard Marsh
Sam Darling
Richard Marsh
Mathew Dawson
Mathew Dawson
James Jewitt
Tom Wadlow
John Porter
John Porter
George Dawson
George Dawson
Martin Gurry
John Porter
Mathew Dawson
James Jewitt
Robert Sherwood
John Porter
John Porter
Jacob Pincus
Robert Peck
Joseph Hayhoe
Alec Taylor Snr
Mathew Dawson
Joseph Hayhoe
John Dawson
Tom Leader
Robert Peck
William Gilbert
Joseph Hayhoe
Mathew Dawson
Tom Dawson
John Porter
Bloss
James Dover
Tom Jennings
William I'Anson
Godding
Robert Smith
Oates
Mathew Dawson
George Manning
George Manning
William I'Anson
Tom Dawson
Rickaby
John Day Jnr
John Scott
John Scott
Alec Taylor Snr
R Hill
Fobert
John Kent
John Day Jnr
John Day
John Forth
Cooper
John Scott
John Scott
Painter
John Forth
Mr W Ridsdale
Ralph Sherwood
J Doe
John Edwards
John Scott
G Payne
I Sadler
J Webb
J Rogers
William Chifney
John Forth
Dixon Boyce
Edwards
Bird
Edwards
James Edwards
Robert Robson
William Butler
Crouch
W Chifney
Richard Prince
W Chifney
Robert Robson
William Butler
Robert Robson
Dixon Boyce
Crouch
Dixon Boyce
James Edwards
Robert Robson
Robert Robson
John Lonsdale
Dixon Boyce
Richard Prince
Dixon Boyce
Frank Neale
John Lonsdale
Robert Robson
J Frost
Tom Perren
Richard Prince
Frank Neale
Matt Stephenson
Richard Prince
Richard Prince
John Pratt
Robert Robson
John Pratt
Matt Stephenson
John Pratt
Matt Stephenson
Frank Neale
Saunders
Frank Neale
John Pratt

Frank Neale
Frank Neale

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Owner

Al Homaizi & Al Sagar
Anthony Pakenham
Ascot Racing Club
Ballymacoll Stud
Saeed Suhail
Sue Magnier
Sue Magnier
HH Aga Khan IV
Thoroughbred Corp
Obaid Al Maktoum
Landon Knight
Khalifa Dasmal
Saeed bin Maktoum
Hamdan Al Maktoum
Khalid Abdulla
Sidney H Craig
Fahd Salman
Khalid Abdulla
Hamdan Al Maktoum
HH Aga Khan IV
Louis Freedman
HH Aga Khan IV
Lord de Walden
Luigi Miglitti
Eric Moller
Robert Sangster
HH Aga Khan IV
Etti Plesch
Michael Sobell
Earl of Halifax
Robert Sangster
Nelson Bunker Hunt
Dr Carlo Vittadini
Sharon Phillips
Arthur Budgett
John W. Galbreath
Paul Mellon
Charles W. Engelhard
Arthur Budgett
Raymond R. Guest
Jim Joel
Lady Zia Wernher
Jean Ternynck
John Ismay
François Dupré
Raymond R. Guest
Etti Plesch
Sir Victor Sassoon
Humphrey Trafford
Sir Victor Sassoon
Sir Victor Sassoon
Pierre Wertheimer
Mme Leon Volterra
Robert S Clark
Sir Victor Sassoon
HH Aga Khan III
Joseph McGrath
Marcel Boussac
Marion Glenister
HH Aga Khan III
Baron de Waldner
John E Ferguson
Sir Eric Ohlson
6th Earl Rosebery
Dorothy Paget
17th Earl of Derby
Catherine Buchanan
Fred Darling
6th Earl Rosebery
Peter Beatty
Mrs G B Miller
HH Aga Khan III
HH Aga Khan III
Maharaja of Rajpipla
17th Earl of Derby
Tom Walls
Arthur Dewar
HH Aga Khan III
William Barnett
Hugo Cunliffe-Owen
Frank Curzon
Baron Woolavington
Henry E Morriss
17th Earl of Derby
Ben Irish
Baron Woolavington
Jack B. Joel
Major Giles Loder
1st Baron Glaneley
Lady James Douglas
Alfred Cox
Sir Edward Hulton
Solly Joel
Herman Duryea
Alan Cunliffe
Walter Raphael
Jack B. Joel
Alfred Cox
King Edward VII
Edoardo Ginistrelli
Richard Croker
Major Eustace Loder
5th Earl of Rosebery
Leopold de Rothschild
Sir James Miller
John Gubbins
William Whitney
Prince of Wales
Duke of Westminster
James Larnach
John Gubbins
Prince of Wales
5th Earl of Rosebery
5th Earl of Rosebery
Harry McCalmont
3rd Earl Bradford
Frederick Johnstone
Sir James Miller
6th Duke of Portland
6th Duke of Portland
George Baird
Duke of Westminster
20th Baron Hastings
Sir. J. Willoughby
Jack Hammond
Sir Johnstone
Duke of Westminster
Pierre Lorillard IV
Duke of Westminster
Lionel de Rothschild
William Crawfurd
Viscount Falmouth
Alexander Baltazzi
Prince Batthyány
W S Cartwright
James Merry
Henry Savile
Baron de Rothschild
Viscount Falmouth
John Johnstone
Sir Joseph Hawley
Henry Chaplin
Richard Sutton
Count de Lagrange
William I'Anson
Richard Naylor
Charles Snewing
Colonel Towneley
James Merry
Sir Joseph Hawley
Sir Joseph Hawley
William I'Anson
Admiral Harcourt
Francis Popham
John Gully
John Bowes
John Bowes
Sir Joseph Hawley
2nd Earl of Zetland
13th Earl of Eglinton
3rd Viscount Clifden
T H Pedley
John Gully
G W K Gratwicke
Colonel Peel
John Bowes
Colonel Anson
Abraham Rawlinson
David Robertson
William Ridsdale
Sir Gilbert Heathcote
4th Baron Berners
5th Earl of Jersey
John Bowes
Stanlake Batson
Isaac Sadler
Robert Ridsdale
Viscount Lowther
William Chifney
G W K Gratwicke
5th Duke of Rutland
5th Earl of Jersey
3rd Earl of Egremont
5th Earl of Jersey
Sir John Shelley
John Udney
Duke of York
John Hunter
Thomas Thornhill
4th Duke of Portland
Thomas Thornhill
John Payne
Duke of York
4th Duke of Grafton
2nd Baron Stawell
Sir Charles Bunbury
Robert Ladbroke
Sir John Shelley
3rd Duke of Grafton
3rd Duke of Grafton
Sir Williamson
3rd Earl of Egremont
3rd Baron Foley
3rd Earl of Egremont
3rd Earl of Egremont
Hedworth Williamson
3rd Duke of Grafton
Sir Charles Bunbury
Christopher Wilson
Sir Frank Standish
Joseph Cookson
5th Duke of Bedford
Sir Frank Standish
Sir Frank Standish
1st Earl Grosvenor
Sir Ferdinando Poole
1st Earl Grosvenor
5th Duke of Bedford
1st Earl Grosvenor
5th Duke of Bedford
Prince of Wales
12th Earl of Derby
Tommy Panton
1st Earl of Clermont
Colonel O'Kelly
Mr Parker
3rd Earl of Egremont
Major Dennis O'Kelly
Sir Charles Bunbury
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