|Group 1 race|
|Location|| Epsom Downs |
Epsom, Surrey, England, UK
|Race type||Flat / Thoroughbred|
|Distance||1m 4f 6y (2,420 m)|
|Weight||9 st 0 lb |
3 lb for fillies
|Purse|| £1,623,900 (2019)|
The Derby Stakes, officially the Investec Derby, popularly known as the Derby is a Group 1 flat horse race in England open to three-year-old colts and fillies. It is run at Epsom Downs Racecourse in Surrey over a distance of one mile, four furlongs and 6 yards (2,420 metres), on the first Saturday of June each year.
Group races, also known as Pattern races, or Graded races in some jurisdictions, are the highest level of races in Thoroughbred horse racing. They include most of the world's iconic races, such as, in Europe, The Derby, Irish Derby and Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, in Australia, the Melbourne Cup and in the United States, the Kentucky Derby and Breeders' Cup races. Victory in these races marks a horse as being particularly talented, if not exceptional, and they are extremely important in determining stud values. They are also sometimes referred to as Black type races, since any horse that has won one of these races is printed in bold type in sales catalogues.
Flat racing is a form of horse racing which is run on a level racecourse. It is run over a predetermined distance from 2 furlongs (402 m) up to 3 miles (4,828 m) and is either test of speed, stamina, or both, whilst the skills of the jockey is determined by his ability to restrain the horse or impel it. Flat racing does not require horses to jump over any obstacles such as is required for hurdling or steeplechase. It differs from harness racing where horses are pulling a sulky and wear a harness. While in many countries flat racing is the most common form of horse racing, in Great Britain and Ireland it is used to describe the racing season that comes after the jumps racing which is traditionally held over the winter period.
Horse racing is an equestrian performance sport, typically involving two or more horses ridden by jockeys over a set distance for competition. It is one of the most ancient of all sports, as its basic premise – to identify which of two or more horses is the fastest over a set course or distance – has been unchanged since at least classical antiquity.
It is Britain's richest horse race, and the most prestigious of the five Classics. It is sometimes referred to as the "Blue Riband" of the turf. The race serves as the middle leg of the Triple Crown, preceded by the 2000 Guineas and followed by the St Leger. Owners rarely try to have their horses win all three races any more, as it is hard on the horses.
The British Classics are five long-standing Group 1 horse races run during the traditional flat racing season. They are restricted to three-year-old horses and traditionally represent the pinnacle of achievement for racehorses against their own age group. As such, victory in any classic marks a horse as amongst the very best of a generation. Victory in two or even three of the series marks a horse as truly exceptional.
The 2000 Guineas Stakes is a Group 1 flat horse race in Great Britain open to three-year-old thoroughbred colts and fillies. It is run on the Rowley Mile at Newmarket over a distance of 1 mile, and it is scheduled to take place each year in late April or early May.
The St Leger Stakes is a Group 1 flat horse race in Great Britain open to three-year-old thoroughbred colts and fillies. It is run at Doncaster over a distance of 1 mile, 6 furlongs and 115 yards, and it is scheduled to take place each year in September.
The name "Derby" has become synonymous with great races all over the world, and as such has been borrowed many times, notably by the Kentucky Derby in the United States. The Derby run at Epsom is the original and in Great Britain is invariably referred to as "the Derby". It is one of Britain's great national sporting eventsand has a large worldwide TV audience.
The Kentucky Derby is a horse race that is held annually in Louisville, Kentucky, United States, on the first Saturday in May, capping the two-week-long Kentucky Derby Festival. The race is a Grade I stakes race for three-year-old Thoroughbreds at a distance of one and a quarter miles (2.0 km) at Churchill Downs. Colts and geldings carry 126 pounds and fillies 121 pounds.
The Stanley family, Earls of Derby, had a long history of horse-racing, and James Stanley, 7th Earl of Derby, who gained the Lordship of Mann in 1627, instituted horse-racing on the Langness Peninsula on the Isle of Man, donating a cup for what became known as the "Manx Derby".
James Stanley, 7th Earl of Derby, KG of Lathom House in the parish of Lathom in Lancashire, was an English nobleman, politician, and supporter of the Royalist cause in the English Civil War. Before inheriting the title in 1642 he was known as Lord Strange. He was feudal Lord of the Isle of Man, where he was known as "Yn Stanlagh Mooar".
Langness is a peninsula which protrudes two kilometres at the southern extremity of the Isle of Man. Signifying a cape or extended promontory, "Langness" literally means "long promontory" in Old Norse. At one time an island, Langness was eventually joined to the mainland by the movement and deposition of material along Castletown Bay to form a tombolo. The small community of Derbyhaven is situated on this isthmus which lies close to Castletown, Isle of Man.
The Isle of Man, often referred to simply as Mann, is a self-governing British Crown dependency in the Irish Sea between Great Britain and Ireland. The head of state is Queen Elizabeth II, who holds the title of Lord of Mann and is represented by a lieutenant governor. Defence is the responsibility of the United Kingdom.
The Derby originated at a celebration following the first running of the Oaks Stakes in 1779. A new race was planned, and it was decided that it should be named after either the host of the party, the 12th Earl of Derby, or one of his guests, Sir Charles Bunbury (the Bunbury Cup run at Newmarket would later be named in his honour). According to legend the decision was made by the toss of a coin, but it is probable that Bunbury, the Steward of the Jockey Club, deferred to his host.The inaugural running of the Derby was held on Thursday 4 May 1780. It was won by Diomed, a colt owned by Sir Charles Bunbury, who collected prize money of £1,065 15s. The first four runnings were contested over 1 mile, but this was amended to the current distance of 1½ miles in 1784. Lord Derby achieved his first success in the event in 1787, with a horse called Sir Peter Teazle.
The Oaks Stakes is a Group 1 flat horse race in Great Britain open to three-year-old fillies. It is run at Epsom Downs over a distance of 1 mile, 4 furlongs and 6 yards, and it is scheduled to take place each year in late May or early June. It is the second-oldest of the five Classic races, after the St Leger. Officially the Investec Oaks, it is also popularly known as simply The Oaks.
Edward Smith-Stanley, 12th Earl of Derby PC, usually styled Lord Stanley from 1771 to 1776, was a British peer and politician of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. He held office as Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster in 1783 in the Fox–North coalition and between 1806 and 1807 in the Ministry of All the Talents.
Sir Thomas Charles Bunbury, 6th Baronet was a British politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1761 and 1812. He was the first husband of Lady Sarah Lennox.
The starting point of the race was moved twice during the 19th century. The first move, suggested by Lord George Bentinck, was in 1848, and the second was in 1872. It was discovered in 1991 that the exact length of the race was one mile, four furlongs and 10 yards.
Lord William George Frederick Cavendish-Scott-Bentinck, better known as Lord George Bentinck, was an English Conservative politician and racehorse owner, noted for his role in unseating Sir Robert Peel over the Corn Laws.
Initially, the Derby was run on a Thursday in late May or early June, depending on when Easter occurred. In 1838 the race was moved to a Wednesday to fit in with the railways' timetables, but still followed the moveable feast of Easter. In the 20th century, the race was run on the first Wednesday in June from 1900 until 1995, not including 1915 to 1918 (during the First World War), when it was on a Tuesday. During the Second World War, from 1942 until 1945 the race was run on a Saturday, as it was in the post-war years of 1947 to 1950 and again in 1953.In 1995 the day was changed from the first Wednesday in June to the first Saturday, and since then all the races have taken place on that day.
The Derby has been run at Epsom in all years except during the world wars. From 1915 to 1918 and from 1940 to 1945, the Derby was run at Newmarket. These races are known as the 'New Derby'.
The Derby has inspired many similar events around the world. European variations include the Derby Italiano, the Deutsches Derby, the Irish Derby and the Prix du Jockey Club (popularly known in the British Isles as the "French Derby"). Several races in the United States include the "Derby" name, including the oldest, the Kentucky Derby. Other national equivalents include the Australian Derby, the New Zealand Derby, and the Tokyo Yūshun.
For many years the Derby was run on a Wednesday or a Thursday and on the day huge crowds would come from London, not only to see the race but to enjoy other entertainment (during some of the 19th century and most of the 20th Parliament would adjourn to allow members to attend the meeting).
By the time that Charles Dickens visited Epsom Downs to view the race in the 1850s, entertainers such as musicians, clowns, and conjurers plied their trades and entertained the crowds; other forms of entertainment included coconut stalls.The crowded meeting was the subject of a painting by William Powell Frith painted in the 1858 and titled The Derby Day ; critics have noted that the foreground of the painting features the entertainment attractions, while the racing is relegated to the margins.
In the 1870s, the steam-driven rides were introduced. They were located at the Tattenham Corner end of the grounds and the fair was on for ten days and entertained hundreds of thousands.During the latter half of the 20th century, Derby Day became less popular and the race was moved from Wednesday to Saturday in 1995 the hope of reviving high attendance. As the number of people attending the fair dwindled in the face of competition for attention and changing tastes, its length was reduced from 10 days to three or four.
Investec became the sponsor of the Derby in 2009, and the current sponsorship deal runs until 2022.The race was previously backed by Ever Ready (1984–94) and Vodafone (1995–2008).
Epsom Derby is also referenced in the recent popular BBC television series Peaky Blinders , set in the 20th century.
|Anthony Van Dyck||Madhmoon||Japan|
|Masar||Dee Ex Bee||Roaring Lion|
|Wings of Eagles||Cliffs of Moher||Cracksman|
|Harzand||Us Army Ranger||Idaho|
|Golden Horn||Jack Hobbs||Storm The Stars|
|Ruler Of The World||Libertarian||Galileo Rock|
|Pour Moi||Treasure Beach||Carlton House|
|Workforce||At First Sight||Rewilding|
|Sea The Stars||Fame And Glory||Masterofthehorse|
|New Approach||Tartan Bearer||Casual Conquest|
|Sir Percy||Dragon Dancer||Dylan Thomas|
|Motivator||Walk in the Park||Dubawi|
|North Light||Rule of Law||Let The Lion Roar|
|Kris Kin||The Great Gatsby||Alamshar|
|High Chaparral||Hawk Wing||Moon Ballad|
|High-Rise||City Honours||Border Arrow|
|Benny The Dip||Silver Patriarch||Romanov|
|Erhaab||King's Theatre||Colonel Collins|
|Commander In Chief||Blue Judge||Blues Traveller|
|Dr Devious||St Jovite||Silver Wisp|
|Generous||Marju||Star Of Gdansk|
|Quest For Fame||Blue Stag||Elmaamul|
|Reference Point||Most Welcome||Bellotto|
|Slip Anchor||Law Society||Damister|
|Secreto||El Gran Senor||Mighty Flutter|
|Golden Fleece||Touching Wood||Silver Hawk|
|Shergar||Glint of Gold||Scintillating Air|
|Troy||Dickens Hill||Northern Baby|
|Shirley Heights||Hawaiian Sound||Remainder Man|
|The Minstrel||Hot Grove||Blushing Groom|
|Snow Knight||Imperial Prince||Giacometti|
|Mill Reef||Linden Tree||Irish Ball|
|Sir Ivor||Connaught||Mount Athos|
|Royal Palace||Ribocco||Dart Board|
|Charlottown||Pretendre||Black Prince II|
|Sea Bird||Meadow Court||I Say|
|Hard Ridden||Paddy's Point||Nagami|
|Crepello||Ballymoss||Pipe of Peace|
|Never Say Die||Arabian Night||Darius|
|Arctic Prince||Sybil's Nephew||Signal Box|
|Galcador||Prince Simon||Double Eclipse|
|Nimbus||Amour Drake||Swallow Tail|
|My Love||Royal Drake||Noor|
Leading jockey (9 wins):
Leading trainer (7 wins):
Leading owner (8 wins):(includes part ownership)
Dams of two winners:
|Year||Winner||Jockey||Trainer||Owner||Dist. [a] ||Time|
|1780||Diomed||Sam Arnull||R. Teasdale||Sir Charles Bunbury|
|1781||Young Eclipse||Charles Hindley||Dennis O'Kelly|
|1782||Assassin||Sam Arnull||Frank Neale||3rd Earl of Egremont|
|1783||Saltram||Charles Hindley||Frank Neale||John Parker|
|1784||Serjeant||John Arnull||Dennis O'Kelly|
|1785||Aimwell||Charles Hindley||John Pratt||1st Earl of Clermont|
|1786||Noble||J. White||Frank Neale||Tommy Panton|
|1787||Sir Peter Teazle||Sam Arnull||Saunders||12th Earl of Derby|
|1788||Sir Thomas||William South||Frank Neale||HRH Prince of Wales|
|1789||Skyscraper||Sam Chifney||Matt Stephenson||5th Duke of Bedford|
|1790||Rhadamanthus||John Arnull||John Pratt||1st Earl Grosvenor|
|1791||Eager||Matt Stephenson||Matt Stephenson||5th Duke of Bedford|
|1792||John Bull||Frank Buckle||John Pratt||1st Earl Grosvenor|
|1793||Waxy||Bill Clift||Robert Robson||Sir Ferdinand Poole|
|1794||Daedalus||Frank Buckle||John Pratt||1st Earl Grosvenor|
|1795||Spread Eagle||Anthony Wheatley||Richard Prince||Sir Frank Standish|
|1796||Didelot||John Arnull||Richard Prince||Sir Frank Standish|
|1797||Colt by Fidget||John Singleton, Jr.||Matt Stephenson||5th Duke of Bedford|
|1798||Sir Harry||Sam Arnull||Frank Neale||Joseph Cookson|
|1799||Archduke||John Arnull||Richard Prince||Sir Frank Standish|
|1800||Champion||Bill Clift||Tom Perren||Christopher Wilson|
|1801||Eleanor||John Saunders||J. Frost||Sir Charles Bunbury|
|1802||Tyrant||Frank Buckle||Robert Robson||3rd Duke of Grafton|
|1803||Ditto||Bill Clift||John Lonsdale||Sir Hedworth Williamson|
|1804||Hannibal||Bill Arnull||Frank Neale||3rd Earl of Egremont|
|1805||Cardinal Beaufort||Dennis Fitzpatrick||Dixon Boyce||3rd Earl of Egremont|
|1806||Paris||John Shepherd||Richard Prince||3rd Baron Foley|
|1807||Election||John Arnull||Dixon Boyce||3rd Earl of Egremont|
|1808||Pan||Frank Collinson||John Lonsdale||Sir Hedworth Williamson|
|1809||Pope||Tom Goodisson||Robert Robson||3rd Duke of Grafton||nk|
|1810||Whalebone||Bill Clift||Robert Robson||3rd Duke of Grafton|
|1811||Phantom||Frank Buckle||James Edwards||Sir John Shelley||hd|
|1812||Octavius||Bill Arnull||Dixon Boyce||Robert Ladbroke||hd|
|1813||Smolensko||Tom Goodisson||Crouch||Sir Charles Bunbury||1|
|1814||Blucher||Bill Arnull||Dixon Boyce||2nd Baron Stawell|
|1815||Whisker||Tom Goodisson||Robert Robson||4th Duke of Grafton||shd|
|1816||Prince Leopold||Will Wheatley||William Butler||HRH Duke of York||½|
|1817||Azor||Jem Robinson||Robert Robson||John Payne|
|1818||Sam||Sam Chifney, Jr.||William Chifney||Thomas Thornhill||¾|
|1819||Tiresias||Bill Clift||Richard Prince||4th Duke of Portland||nk|
|1820||Sailor||Sam Chifney, Jr.||William Chifney||Thomas Thornhill||2|
|1821||Gustavus||Sam Day||Crouch||John Hunter||½|
|1822||Moses||Tom Goodisson||William Butler||HRH Duke of York||hd|
|1823||Emilius||Frank Buckle||Robert Robson||John Udny||1|
|1824||Cedric||Jem Robinson||James Edwards||Sir John Shelley|
|1825||Middleton||Jem Robinson||James Edwards||5th Earl of Jersey|
|1826||Lap-dog||George Dockeray||R. Stephenson||3rd Earl of Egremont|
|1827||Mameluke||Jem Robinson||James Edwards||5th Earl of Jersey|
|1828||Cadland||Jem Robinson||Dixon Boyce||5th Duke of Rutland||dh|
|1829||Frederick||John Forth||John Forth||William Gratwicke||hd|
|1830||Priam||Sam Day||William Chifney||William Chifney||2|
|1831||Spaniel||Will Wheatley||J. Rogers||Viscount Lowther|
|1832||St. Giles||Bill Scott||J. Webb||Robert Ridsdale||2|
|1833||Dangerous||Jem Chapple||Isaac Sadler||Isaac Sadler||1|
|1834||Plenipotentiary||Patrick Conolly||George Payne||Stanlake Batson||2|
|1835||Mündig||Bill Scott||John Scott||John Bowes||nk|
|1836||Bay Middleton||Jem Robinson||James Edwards||5th Earl of Jersey||2|
|1837||Phosphorus||George Edwards||John Doe||Lord Berners||nk|
|1838||Amato||Jem Chapple||Ralph Sherwood||Sir Gilbert Heathcote|
|1839||Bloomsbury||Sim Templeman||William Ridsdale||William Ridsdale||1|
|1840||Little Wonder||William Macdonald||John Forth||David Robertson||1|
|1841||Coronation||Patrick Conolly||Ben Painter||Abraham Rawlinson||3|
|1842||Attila||Bill Scott||John Scott||George Anson||2|
|1843||Cotherstone||Bill Scott||John Scott||John Bowes||2|
|1844||Orlando||Nat Flatman||W. Cooper||Jonathan Peel|
|1845||The Merry Monarch||Foster Bell||John Forth||William Gratwicke||1|
|1846||Pyrrhus The First||Sam Day||John Day||John Gully||nk||2:55|
|1847||Cossack||Sim Templeman||John Day||T. H. Pedley||1||2:52|
|1848||Surplice||Sim Templeman||John Kent, Jr.||3rd Viscount Clifden||nk||2:48|
|1849||The Flying Dutchman||Charles Marlow||John Fobert||13th Earl of Eglinton||snk||3:00|
|1850||Voltigeur||Job Marson||Robert Hill||2nd Earl of Zetland||1||2:50|
|1851||Teddington||Job Marson||Alec Taylor, Sr.||Sir Joseph Hawley||2||2:51|
|1852||Daniel O'Rourke||Frank Butler||John Scott||John Bowes||½||3:02|
|1853||West Australian||Frank Butler||John Scott||John Bowes||nk||2:55|
|1854||Andover||Alfred Day||John Day||John Gully||1||2:52|
|1855||Wild Dayrell||Robert Sherwood||John Rickaby||Francis Popham||1||2:54|
|1856||Ellington||Tom Aldcroft||Tom Dawson||Octavius Vernon Harcourt||1||3:04|
|1857||Blink Bonny||Jack Charlton||William I'Anson||William I'Anson||nk||2:45|
|1858||Beadsman||John Wells||George Manning||Sir Joseph Hawley||1||2:54|
|1859||Musjid||John Wells||George Manning||Sir Joseph Hawley||½'||2:59|
|1860||Thormanby||Harry Custance||Mathew Dawson||James Merry||1½||2:55|
|1861||Kettledrum||Ralph Bullock||G. Oates||Charles Towneley||1||2:45|
|1862||Caractacus||John Parsons||Robert Smith||Charles Snewing||nk||2:45|
|1863||Macaroni||Tom Chaloner||James Godding||Richard Naylor||hd||2:50|
|1864||Blair Athol||Jim Snowden||William I'Anson||William I'Anson||2||2:43|
|1865||Gladiateur||Harry Grimshaw||Tom Jennings, Sr.||Frédéric de Lagrange||2||2:46|
|1866||Lord Lyon||Harry Custance||James Dover||Richard Sutton||hd||2:50|
|1867||Hermit||John Daley||G. Bloss||Henry Chaplin||nk||2:42|
|1868||Blue Gown||John Wells||John Porter||Sir Joseph Hawley||½||2:43|
|1869||Pretender||John Osborne Jr.||Tom Dawson||John Johnstone||shd||2:52|
|1870||Kingcraft||Tom French||Mathew Dawson||6th Viscount Falmouth||4||2:45|
|1871||Favonius||Tom French||Joseph Hayhoe||Mayer A. de Rothschild||1½||2:50|
|1872||Cremorne||Charlie Maidment||William Gilbert||Henry Savile||hd||2:45|
|1873||Doncaster||Fred Webb||Robert Peck||James Merry||1½||2:50|
|1874||George Frederick||Harry Custance||Tom Leader||W. S. Cartwright||2||2:46|
|1875||Galopin||Jack Morris||John Dawson||Gusztáv Batthyány||1||2:48|
|1876||Kisber||Charlie Maidment||Joseph Hayhoe||Alexander Baltazzi||5||2:44|
|1877||Silvio||Fred Archer||Mathew Dawson||6th Viscount Falmouth||½||2:50|
|1878||Sefton||Harry Constable||Alec Taylor, Sr.||William Stirling Crawfurd||1½||2:56|
|1879||Sir Bevys||George Fordham||Joseph Hayhoe||Lionel de Rothschild||¾||3:02|
|1880||Bend Or||Fred Archer||Robert Peck||1st Duke of Westminster||hd||2:46|
|1881||Iroquois||Fred Archer||Jacob Pincus||Pierre Lorillard IV||nk||2:50|
|1882||Shotover||Tom Cannon, Sr.||John Porter||1st Duke of Westminster||¾||2:45|
|1883||St. Blaise||Charles Wood||John Porter||Sir Frederick Johnstone||hd||2:48|
| Harvester |
| Sam Loates |
| James Jewitt |
|Sir J. Willoughby|
|1885||Melton||Fred Archer||Mathew Dawson||20th Baron Hastings||hd||2:44|
|1886||Ormonde||Fred Archer||John Porter||1st Duke of Westminster||1½||2:45.6|
|1887||Merry Hampton||John Watts||Martin Gurry||George Alexander Baird||4||2:43|
|1888||Ayrshire||Fred Barrett||George Dawson||6th Duke of Portland||2'||2:43|
|1889||Donovan||Tommy Loates||George Dawson||6th Duke of Portland||1½||2:44|
|1890||Sainfoin||John Watts||John Porter||James Miller||¾||2:49|
|1891||Common||George Barrett||John Porter||Sir Frederick Johnstone||2||2:56|
|1892||Sir Hugo||Fred Allsopp||Tom Wadlow||3rd Earl of Bradford||¾||2:44|
|1893||Isinglass||Tommy Loates||James Jewitt||Harry McCalmont||1½||2:43|
|1894||Ladas||John Watts||Mathew Dawson||5th Earl of Rosebery||1½||2:45|
|1895||Sir Visto||Sam Loates||Mathew Dawson||5th Earl of Rosebery||¾||2:43|
|1896||Persimmon||John Watts||Richard Marsh||HRH Prince of Wales||nk||2:42|
|1897||Galtee More||Charles Wood||Sam Darling||John Gubbins||2||2:44|
|1898||Jeddah||Otto Madden||Richard Marsh||James Larnach||¾||2:47|
|1899||Flying Fox||Morny Cannon||John Porter||1st Duke of Westminster||2||2:42|
|1900||Diamond Jubilee||Herbert Jones||Richard Marsh||HRH Prince of Wales||½||2:42|
|1901||Volodyovski||Lester Reiff||John Huggins||William C. Whitney||¾||2:40.8|
|1902||Ard Patrick||Skeets Martin||Sam Darling||John Gubbins||3||2:42.2|
|1903||Rock Sand||Danny Maher||George Blackwell||James Miller||2||2:42.8|
|1904||St. Amant||Kempton Cannon||Alfred Hayhoe||Leopold de Rothschild||3||2:45.4|
|1905||Cicero||Danny Maher||Percy Peck||5th Earl of Rosebery||¾||2:39.6|
|1906||Spearmint||Danny Maher||Peter Gilpin||Major Eustace Loder||1½||2:36.8|
|1907||Orby||John Reiff||Fred McCabe||Richard Croker||2||2:44|
|1908||Signorinetta||Billy Bullock||Edoardo Ginistrelli||Edoardo Ginistrelli||2||2:39.8|
|1909||Minoru||Herbert Jones||Richard Marsh||King Edward VII||shd||2:42.7|
|1910||Lemberg||Bernard Dillon||Alec Taylor, Jr.||Alfred Cox||nk||2:35.2|
|1911||Sunstar||George Stern||Charles Morton||Jack Barnato Joel||2||2:36.8|
|1912||Tagalie||John Reiff||Dawson Waugh||Walter Raphael||4||2:38.8|
|1913||Aboyeur||Edwin Piper||Tom Lewis||Alan Cunliffe||nk||2:37.6|
|1914||Durbar||Matt McGee||Tom Murphy||Herman Duryea||3||2:38.4|
|1915||Pommern||Steve Donoghue||Charles Peck||Solomon Joel||2||2:32.6|
|1916||Fifinella||Joe Childs||Dick Dawson||Sir Edward Hulton||nk||2:36.6|
|1917||Gay Crusader||Steve Donoghue||Alec Taylor, Jr.||Alfred Cox||4||2:40.6|
|1918||Gainsborough||Joe Childs||Alec Taylor, Jr.||Lady James Douglas||1½||2:33.2|
|1919||Grand Parade||Fred Templeman||Frank Barling||1st Baron Glanely||½||2:35.8|
|1920||Spion Kop||Frank O'Neill||Peter Gilpin||Giles Loder||2||2:34.8|
|1921||Humorist||Steve Donoghue||Charles Morton||Jack Barnato Joel||nk||2:36.2|
|1922||Captain Cuttle||Steve Donoghue||Fred Darling||1st Baron Woolavington||4||2:34.6|
|1923||Papyrus||Steve Donoghue||Basil Jarvis||Ben Irish||1||2:38|
|1924||Sansovino||Tommy Weston||George Lambton||17th Earl of Derby||6||2:46|
|1925||Manna||Steve Donoghue||Fred Darling||Henry E. Morriss||8||2:40.6|
|1926||Coronach||Joe Childs||Fred Darling||1st Baron Woolavington||5||2:47.8|
|1927||Call Boy||Charlie Elliott||John E. Watts||Frank Curzon||2||2:34.4|
|1928||Felstead||Harry Wragg||Ossie Bell||Sir Hugo Cunliffe-Owen||1½||2:34.8|
|1929||Trigo||Joe Marshall||Dick Dawson||William Barnett||1½||2:36.4|
|1930||Blenheim||Harry Wragg||Dick Dawson||HH Aga Khan III||1||2:38.2|
|1931||Cameronian||Freddie Fox||Fred Darling||Arthur Dewar||¾||2:36.6|
|1932||April the Fifth||Fred Lane||Tom Walls||Tom Walls||¾||2:43.2|
|1933||Hyperion||Tommy Weston||George Lambton||17th Earl of Derby||4||2:34|
|1934||Windsor Lad||Charles Smirke||Marcus Marsh||Maharaja Sir Vijaysinhji of Rajpipla||1||2:34|
|1935||Bahram||Freddie Fox||Frank Butters||HH Aga Khan III||2||2:36|
|1936||Mahmoud||Charles Smirke||Frank Butters||HH Aga Khan III||3||2:33.8|
|1937||Mid-day Sun||Michael Beary||Fred Butters||Lettice Mary Miller||1½||2:37.6|
|1938||Bois Roussel||Charlie Elliott||Fred Darling||Peter Beatty||4||2:39.2|
|1939||Blue Peter||Eph Smith||Jack Jarvis||6th Earl of Rosebery||4||2:36.8|
|1940||Pont l'Eveque||Sam Wragg||Fred Darling||Fred Darling||3||2:30.8|
|1941||Owen Tudor||Billy Nevett||Fred Darling||C. Macdonald-Buchanan||1½||2:32|
|1942||Watling Street||Harry Wragg||Walter Earl||17th Earl of Derby||nk||2:29.6|
|1943||Straight Deal||Tommy Carey||Walter Nightingall||Dorothy Paget||hd||2:30.4|
|1944||Ocean Swell||Billy Nevett||Jack Jarvis||6th Earl of Rosebery||nk||2:31|
|1945||Dante||Billy Nevett||Matthew Peacock||Sir Eric Ohlson||2||2:26.6|
|1946||Airborne||Tommy Lowrey||Dick Perryman||John E. Ferguson||1||2:44.6|
|1947||Pearl Diver||Georges Bridgland||Percy Carter||Baron Geoffroy de Waldner||4||2:38.4|
|1948||My Love||Rae Johnstone||Richard Carver||HH Aga Khan III / Volterra||1½||2:40|
|1949||Nimbus||Charlie Elliott||George Colling||Marion Glenister||hd||2:42|
|1950||Galcador||Rae Johnstone||Charles Semblat||Marcel Boussac||hd||2:36.8|
|1951||Arctic Prince||Chuck Spares||Willie Stephenson||Joseph McGrath||6||2:39.4|
|1952||Tulyar||Charles Smirke||Marcus Marsh||HH Aga Khan III||¾||2:36.4|
|1953||Pinza||Sir Gordon Richards||Norman Bertie||Sir Victor Sassoon||4||2:35.6|
|1954||Never Say Die||Lester Piggott||Joseph Lawson||Robert Sterling Clark||2||2:35.8|
|1955||Phil Drake||Freddie Palmer||François Mathet||Suzy Volterra||2||2:39.8|
|1956||Lavandin||Rae Johnstone||Alec Head||Pierre Wertheimer||nk||2:36.4|
|1957||Crepello||Lester Piggott||Noel Murless||Sir Victor Sassoon||1½||2:35.4|
|1958||Hard Ridden||Charles Smirke||Mick Rogers||Sir Victor Sassoon||5||2:41.2|
|1959||Parthia||Harry Carr||Cecil Boyd-Rochfort||Sir Humphrey de Trafford||1½||2:36.0|
|1960||St. Paddy||Lester Piggott||Noel Murless||Sir Victor Sassoon||3||2:35.8|
|1961||Psidium||Roger Poincelet||Harry Wragg||Etti Plesch||2||2:36.4|
|1962||Larkspur||Neville Sellwood||Vincent O'Brien||Raymond R. Guest||2||2:37.6|
|1963||Relko||Yves Saint-Martin||François Mathet||François Dupré||6||2:39.4|
|1964||Santa Claus||Scobie Breasley||Mick Rogers||John Ismay||1||2:41.98|
|1965||Sea Bird||Pat Glennon||Etienne Pollet||Jean Ternynck||2||2:38.41|
|1966||Charlottown||Scobie Breasley||Gordon Smyth||Lady Zia Wernher||nk||2:37.63|
|1967||Royal Palace||George Moore||Noel Murless||Jim Joel||2½||2:38.36|
|1968||Sir Ivor||Lester Piggott||Vincent O'Brien||Raymond R. Guest||1½||2:38.73|
|1969||Blakeney||Ernie Johnson||Arthur Budgett||Arthur Budgett||1||2:40.30|
|1970||Nijinsky||Lester Piggott||Vincent O'Brien||Charles W. Engelhard, Jr.||2½||2:34.68|
|1971||Mill Reef||Geoff Lewis||Ian Balding||Paul Mellon||2||2:37.14|
|1972||Roberto||Lester Piggott||Vincent O'Brien||John W. Galbreath||shd||2:36.09|
|1973||Morston||Edward Hide||Arthur Budgett||Arthur Budgett||½||2:35.92|
|1974||Snow Knight||Brian Taylor||Peter Nelson||Sharon Phillips||2||2:35.04|
|1975||Grundy||Pat Eddery||Peter Walwyn||Carlo Vittadini||3||2:35.35|
|1976||Empery||Lester Piggott||Maurice Zilber||Nelson Bunker Hunt||3||2:35.69|
|1977||The Minstrel||Lester Piggott||Vincent O'Brien||Robert Sangster||nk||2:36.44|
|1978||Shirley Heights||Greville Starkey||John Dunlop||2nd Earl of Halifax||hd||2:35.30|
|1979||Troy||Willie Carson||Dick Hern||Sobell / Weinstock||7||2:36.59|
|1980||Henbit||Willie Carson||Dick Hern||Etti Plesch||½||2:34.77|
|1981||Shergar||Walter Swinburn||Michael Stoute||HH Aga Khan IV||10||2:44.21|
|1982||Golden Fleece||Pat Eddery||Vincent O'Brien||Robert Sangster||3||2:34.27|
|1983||Teenoso||Lester Piggott||Geoff Wragg||Eric Moller||3||2:49.07|
|1984||Secreto||Christy Roche||David O'Brien||Luigi Miglietti||shd||2:39.12|
|1985||Slip Anchor||Steve Cauthen||Henry Cecil||Lord Howard de Walden||7||2:36.23|
|1986||Shahrastani||Walter Swinburn||Michael Stoute||HH Aga Khan IV||½||2:37.13|
|1987||Reference Point||Steve Cauthen||Henry Cecil||Louis Freedman||1½||2:33.90|
|1988||Kahyasi||Ray Cochrane||Luca Cumani||HH Aga Khan IV||1½||2:33.84|
|1989||Nashwan||Willie Carson||Dick Hern||Hamdan Al Maktoum||5||2:34.90|
|1990||Quest for Fame||Pat Eddery||Roger Charlton||Khalid Abdullah||3||2:37.26|
|1991||Generous||Alan Munro||Paul Cole||Prince Fahd bin Salman||5||2:34.00|
|1992||Dr Devious||John Reid||Peter Chapple-Hyam||Sidney H. Craig||2||2:36.19|
|1993||Commander in Chief||Michael Kinane||Henry Cecil||Khalid Abdullah||3½||2:34.51|
|1994||Erhaab||Willie Carson||John Dunlop||Hamdan Al Maktoum||1¼||2:34.16|
|1995||Lammtarra||Walter Swinburn||Saeed bin Suroor||Saeed bin M. Al Maktoum||1||2:32.31|
|1996||Shaamit||Michael Hills||William Haggas||Khalifa Dasmal||1¼||2:35.05|
|1997||Benny the Dip||Willie Ryan||John Gosden||Landon Knight||shd||2:35.77|
|1998||High-Rise||Olivier Peslier||Luca Cumani||M. Obaid Al Maktoum||hd||2:33.88|
|1999||Oath||Kieren Fallon||Henry Cecil||The Thoroughbred Corp.||1¾||2:37.43|
|2000||Sinndar||Johnny Murtagh||John Oxx||HH Aga Khan IV||1||2:36.75|
|2001||Galileo||Michael Kinane||Aidan O'Brien||Magnier / Tabor||3½||2:33.27|
|2002||High Chaparral||Johnny Murtagh||Aidan O'Brien||Magnier / Tabor||2||2:39.45|
|2003||Kris Kin||Kieren Fallon||Sir Michael Stoute||Saeed Suhail||1||2:33.35|
|2004||North Light||Kieren Fallon||Sir Michael Stoute||Ballymacoll Stud||1½||2:33.72|
|2005||Motivator||Johnny Murtagh||Michael Bell||Royal Ascot Racing Club||5||2:35.69|
|2006||Sir Percy||Martin Dwyer||Marcus Tregoning||Anthony Pakenham||shd||2:35.23|
|2007||Authorized||Frankie Dettori||Peter Chapple-Hyam||Al Homaizi / Al Sagar||5||2:34.77|
|2008||New Approach||Kevin Manning||Jim Bolger||Princess Haya of Jordan||½||2:36.50|
|2009||Sea the Stars||Michael Kinane||John Oxx||Christopher Tsui||1¾||2:36.74|
|2010||Workforce||Ryan Moore||Sir Michael Stoute||Khalid Abdullah||7||2:31.33|
|2011||Pour Moi||Mickael Barzalona||André Fabre||Magnier / Tabor / Smith||hd||2:34.54|
|2012||Camelot||Joseph O'Brien||Aidan O'Brien||Smith / Magnier / Tabor /||5||2:33.90|
|2013||Ruler of the World||Ryan Moore||Aidan O'Brien||Magnier / Tabor / Smith||1½||2:39.06|
|2014||Australia||Joseph O'Brien||Aidan O'Brien||Smith, Magnier, Tabor, Khing||1¼||2:33.63|
|2015||Golden Horn||Frankie Dettori||John Gosden||Anthony Oppenheimer||3½||2:32.32|
|2016||Harzand||Pat Smullen||Dermot Weld||HH Aga Khan IV||1½||2:40.09|
|2017||Wings of Eagles||Padraig Beggy||Aidan O'Brien||Smith / Magnier / Tabor||¾||2:33.02|
|2018||Masar||William Buick||Charlie Appleby||Godolphin||1½||2:34.93|
|2019||Anthony Van Dyck||Seamie Heffernan||Aidan O'Brien||Smith / Magnier / Tabor||½||2:33.38|
a Winning distances are shown in lengths or shorter (dh = dead-heat; shd = short-head; hd = head; snk = short-neck; nk = neck).
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