Epsom Derby

The Epsom Derby is one of the most famous races in the world and is the inspiration for all Derby races across the globe including the Irish Derby and Kentucky Derby.

The Epsom Derby takes place on Saturday 3rd June 2023.

It is one of the most prestigious horse races and the unique nature of the Epsom racecourse, on the Epsom Downs in Surrey, makes it the ultimate test of the thoroughbred.

Famous winners include Nijinsky (1970), Mill Reef (1971), Shergar (1981), Nashwan (1989), Galileo (2001) and Sea The Stars (2009).

Find out more about the Epsom Derby Stakes:

Epsom Derby

Race Overview – Epsom Derby Stakes

The Derby is restricted to three-year-old colts and fillies and is run over a mile and a half at Epsom, on the world-famous Epsom Downs racecourses. It remains one of the most elite horse races in the world.

Fillies usually run in the Epsom Oaks over the same course and distance the day before. It is part of the Derby Festival, held in June. It is one of the high lights of the English sporting calendar.

The Derby was traditionally staged on the first Wednesday in June but was moved to Saturday in 1995 to attract a wider TV audience.

The winning horse will have to cope with the undulations and stay every yard of the trip.

Famous Epsom Derby Winners & History

The Derby was famously named following the toss of a coin between the 12th Earl of Derby and Sir Charles Bunbury.

The first Derby took place over a mile in 1780 with victory going to Diomed. The race was extended to a mile and a half four years’ later and Lord Derby won it for the first time with Sir Peter Teazle in 1787.

The name Derby has been adopted around the world to denote the top Classic race for three-year-olds.

The Derby made the headlines for the wrong reasons in 1913 when suffragette Emily Davison threw herself in front of the King’s horse during the race. The horse was brought down and Davison later died from her injuries.

The roll of honour for the Derby features many of the best-known horses in the history of racing.

Many regard the French-trained Sea Bird (1965) as one of the finest Derby winners of all time. Nijinsky (1970) became a household name after he completed the English Triple Crown of 2000 Guineas, Derby and St Leger.

Mill Reef (1971) was another popular winner while the story of Shergar captured the imagination of the wider public in 1981. He romped to a record 10 lengths victory at Epsom in the colours of His Highness The Aga Khan. The colt was retired to stud but was stolen from his stable in Ireland and is believed to have been shot after his syndicate of owners failed to meet a ransom demand.

Key Epsom Cazoo Derby Trials

The 2000 Guineas remains an influential race on the Investec Derby betting. Even though it is over a mile, the lure of the Derby has proved irresistible for connections of many Guineas winners over the years. Sea The Stars (2009) and Camelot (2012) won both races while Australia (2014) and Masar (2018) were both placed in the Newmarket Classic before winning at Epsom.

Aidan O’Brien has farmed the Chester trial races at Chester Festival, including the Chester Vase and the Dee Stakes. Ruler Of The World won the Vase and the Derby in 2013. Wings Of Eagles finished runner-up in the same race prior to winning at Epsom in 2017.

Anthony Van Dyck (2019) won the Lingfield Derby Trial prior to his Derby success, the first horse to win both races since High Rise in 1998.

The Dante Stakes at York (as part of the Dante Festival) has been a stepping-stone to Epsom for numerous Derby winners. North Light (2004), Motivator (2005), Authorized (2007) and Golden Horn (2015) all won both races. Workforce was runner-up in the Dante before storming to an impressive 7 lengths win in the Derby.

Epsom Derby 2023 Odds

Below are the odds for the Epsom Derby 2023:

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Here is the full list of betting odds at Epsom Downs Races today.

Epsom Derby Tips 2023

Here are our tips for the Epsom Derby in June 2023:

  • 2 point to win on TBC
  • 1 point each way for TBC

A few of the horses lined up in this competition will also compete throughout the year. Watch how they perform before you decide to place a bet or check the ante-post betting markets.

For more tips for races at Epsom Racecourse, look at our guide.

For all Epsom racing events, our reliable horse racing tipsters offer free race horse tips!

Epsom Derby Betting Trends

Favourites have a modest recent record in the Epsom invested Derby with only three winning between 2010 and 2020. There have been some very long priced winners in recent seasons.

Aidan O’Brien is not afraid to run several colts here and punters have struggled to identify the pick of them. Wings Of Eagles returned at 40-1 at 2017 and Serpentine was 25-1 in 2020.

Masar returned at 16-1 in 2018, despite having finished third in the 2000 Guineas on his previous start.

Terimon started at odds of 500-1 in the 1989 Derby but ran the race of his life to chase home Nashwan.

There have been three 100-1 Derby winners, the most recent being Aboyeur in the dramatic 1913 race marred by Emily Davison’s death.

Epsom Derby Previous Winners

Check out the previous winners below:

Year Winner Jockey Trainer Owner Dist. [a] Time
1780DiomedSam ArnullR. TeasdaleSir Charles Bunbury
1781Young EclipseCharles HindleyDennis O'Kelly
1782AssassinSam ArnullFrank Neale3rd Earl of Egremont
1783SaltramCharles HindleyFrank NealeJohn Parker
1784SerjeantJohn ArnullDennis O'Kelly
1785AimwellCharles HindleyJohn Pratt1st Earl of Clermont
1786NobleJ. WhiteFrank NealeTommy Panton
1787Sir Peter TeazleSam ArnullSaunders12th Earl of Derby
1788Sir ThomasWilliam SouthFrank NealePrince of Wales
1789SkyscraperSam ChifneyMatt Stephenson5th Duke of Bedford
1790RhadamanthusJohn ArnullJohn Pratt1st Earl Grosvenor
1791EagerMatt StephensonMatt Stephenson5th Duke of Bedford
1792John BullFrank BuckleJohn Pratt1st Earl Grosvenor
1793WaxyBill CliftRobert RobsonSir Ferdinand Poole
1794DaedalusFrank BuckleJohn Pratt1st Earl Grosvenor
1795Spread EagleAnthony WheatleyRichard PrinceSir Frank Standish
1796DidelotJohn ArnullRichard PrinceSir Frank Standish
1797Colt by FidgetJohn Singleton, Jr.Matt Stephenson5th Duke of Bedford
1798Sir HarrySam ArnullFrank NealeJoseph Cookson
1799ArchdukeJohn ArnullRichard PrinceSir Frank Standish
1800ChampionBill CliftTom PerrenChristopher Wilson
1801EleanorJohn SaundersJ. FrostSir Charles Bunbury
1802TyrantFrank BuckleRobert Robson3rd Duke of Grafton
1803DittoBill CliftJohn LonsdaleSir Hedworth Williamson
1804HannibalBill ArnullFrank Neale3rd Earl of Egremont
1805Cardinal BeaufortDennis FitzpatrickDixon Boyce3rd Earl of Egremont
1806ParisJohn ShepherdRichard Prince3rd Baron Foley
1807ElectionJohn ArnullDixon Boyce3rd Earl of Egremont
1808PanFrank CollinsonJohn LonsdaleSir Hedworth Williamson
1809PopeTom GoodissonRobert Robson3rd Duke of Grafton00.25 nk
1810WhaleboneBill CliftRobert Robson3rd Duke of Grafton
1811PhantomFrank BuckleJames EdwardsSir John Shelley00.125 hd
1812OctaviusBill ArnullDixon BoyceRobert Ladbroke00.125 hd
1813SmolenskoTom GoodissonCrouchSir Charles Bunbury01.00 1
1814BlucherBill ArnullDixon Boyce2nd Baron Stawell
1815WhiskerTom GoodissonRobert Robson4th Duke of Grafton00.0625 shd
1816Prince LeopoldWill WheatleyWilliam ButlerDuke of York00.50 ½
1817AzorJem RobinsonRobert RobsonJohn Payne
1818SamSam Chifney, Jr.William ChifneyThomas Thornhill00.75 ¾
1819TiresiasBill CliftRichard Prince4th Duke of Portland00.25 nk
1820SailorSam Chifney, Jr.William ChifneyThomas Thornhill02 2
1821GustavusSam DayCrouchJohn Hunter00.50 ½
1822MosesTom GoodissonWilliam ButlerDuke of York00.125 hd
1823EmiliusFrank BuckleRobert RobsonJohn Udny01 1
1824CedricJem RobinsonJames EdwardsSir John Shelley
1825MiddletonJem RobinsonJames Edwards5th Earl of Jersey
1826Lap-dogGeorge DockerayR. Stephenson3rd Earl of Egremont
1827MamelukeJem RobinsonJames Edwards5th Earl of Jersey
1828Cadland [a]Jem RobinsonDixon Boyce5th Duke of Rutland00 dh
1829FrederickJohn ForthJohn ForthWilliam Gratwicke00.125 hd
1830PriamSam DayWilliam ChifneyWilliam Chifney02 2
1831SpanielWill WheatleyJ. RogersViscount Lowther
1832St. GilesBill ScottJ. WebbRobert Ridsdale02 2
1833DangerousJem ChappleIsaac SadlerIsaac Sadler01 1
1834PlenipotentiaryPatrick ConollyGeorge PayneStanlake Batson02 2
1835MündigBill ScottJohn ScottJohn Bowes00.25 nk
1836Bay MiddletonJem RobinsonJames Edwards5th Earl of Jersey02 2
1837PhosphorusGeorge EdwardsJohn DoeLord Berners00.25 nk
1838AmatoJem ChappleRalph SherwoodSir Gilbert Heathcote
1839BloomsburySim TemplemanWilliam RidsdaleWilliam Ridsdale01 1
1840Little WonderWilliam MacdonaldJohn ForthDavid Robertson01 1
1841CoronationPatrick ConollyBen PainterAbraham Rawlinson03 3
1842AttilaBill ScottJohn ScottGeorge Anson02 2
1843CotherstoneBill ScottJohn ScottJohn Bowes02 2
1844Orlando [b]Nat FlatmanW. CooperJonathan Peel
1845The Merry MonarchFoster BellJohn ForthWilliam Gratwicke01 1
1846Pyrrhus The FirstSam DayJohn DayJohn Gully00.25 nk175 2:55
1847CossackSim TemplemanJohn DayT. H. Pedley01 1172 2:52
1848SurpliceSim TemplemanJohn Kent, Jr.3rd Viscount Clifden00.25 nk168 2:48
1849The Flying DutchmanCharles MarlowJohn Fobert13th Earl of Eglinton00.1875 snk180 3:00
1850VoltigeurJob MarsonRobert Hill2nd Earl of Zetland01 1170 2:50
1851TeddingtonJob MarsonAlec Taylor, Sr.Sir Joseph Hawley02 2171 2:51
1852Daniel O'RourkeFrank ButlerJohn ScottJohn Bowes00.50 ½182 3:02
1853West AustralianFrank ButlerJohn ScottJohn Bowes00.25 nk175 2:55
1854AndoverAlfred DayJohn DayJohn Gully01 1172 2:52
1855Wild DayrellRobert SherwoodJohn RickabyFrancis Popham01 1174 2:54
1856EllingtonTom AldcroftTom DawsonOctavius Vernon Harcourt01 1184 3:04
1857Blink BonnyJack CharltonWilliam I'AnsonWilliam I'Anson00.25 nk165 2:45
1858BeadsmanJohn WellsGeorge ManningSir Joseph Hawley01 1174 2:54
1859MusjidJohn WellsGeorge ManningSir Joseph Hawley00.5 ½179 2:59
1860ThormanbyHarry CustanceMathew DawsonJames Merry01.5 1½175 2:55
1861KettledrumRalph BullockG. OatesCharles Towneley01 1165 2:45
1862CaractacusJohn ParsonsRobert SmithCharles Snewing00.25 nk165 2:45
1863MacaroniTom ChalonerJames GoddingRichard Naylor00.125 hd170 2:50
1864Blair AtholJim SnowdenWilliam I'AnsonWilliam I'Anson02 2163 2:43
1865GladiateurHarry GrimshawTom Jennings, Sr.Frédéric de Lagrange02 2166 2:46
1866Lord LyonHarry CustanceJames DoverRichard Sutton00.125 hd170 2:50
1867HermitJohn DaleyG. BlossHenry Chaplin00.25 nk162 2:42
1868Blue GownJohn WellsJohn PorterSir Joseph Hawley00.5 ½163 2:43
1869PretenderJohn Osborne Jr.Tom DawsonJohn Johnstone00.0625 shd172 2:52
1870KingcraftTom FrenchMathew Dawson6th Viscount Falmouth04 4165 2:45
1871FavoniusTom FrenchJoseph HayhoeMayer A. de Rothschild01.5 1½170 2:50
1872CremorneCharlie MaidmentWilliam GilbertHenry Savile00.125 hd165 2:45
1873DoncasterFred WebbRobert PeckJames Merry01.50 1½170 2:50
1874George FrederickHarry CustanceTom LeaderW. S. Cartwright02 2166 2:46
1875GalopinJack MorrisJohn DawsonGusztáv Batthyány01 1168 2:48
1876KisberCharlie MaidmentJoseph HayhoeAlexander Baltazzi05 5164 2:44
1877SilvioFred ArcherMathew Dawson6th Viscount Falmouth00.5 ½170 2:50
1878SeftonHarry ConstableAlec Taylor, Sr.William Stirling Crawfurd01.5 1½176 2:56
1879Sir BevysGeorge FordhamJoseph HayhoeLionel de Rothschild00.75 ¾182 3:02
1880Bend OrFred ArcherRobert Peck1st Duke of Westminster00.125 hd166 2:46
1881IroquoisFred ArcherJacob PincusPierre Lorillard IV00.25 nk170 2:50
1882ShotoverTom Cannon, Sr.John Porter1st Duke of Westminster00.75 ¾165 2:45
1883St. BlaiseCharles WoodJohn PorterSir Frederick Johnstone00.125 hd168 2:48
1884(dh)HarvesterSt. GatienSam LoatesCharles WoodJames JewittRobert SherwoodSir J. WilloughbyJack Hammond00 dh166 2:46
1885MeltonFred ArcherMathew Dawson20th Baron Hastings00.125 hd164 2:44
1886OrmondeFred ArcherJohn Porter1st Duke of Westminster01.5 1½165 2:45.6
1887Merry HamptonJohn WattsMartin GurryGeorge Alexander Baird04. 4163 2:43
1888AyrshireFred BarrettGeorge Dawson6th Duke of Portland02 2163 2:43
1889DonovanTommy LoatesGeorge Dawson6th Duke of Portland01.50 1½164 2:44
1890SainfoinJohn WattsJohn PorterJames Miller00.75 ¾169 2:49
1891CommonGeorge BarrettJohn PorterSir Frederick Johnstone02 2176 2:56
1892Sir HugoFred AllsoppTom Wadlow3rd Earl of Bradford00.75 ¾164 2:44
1893IsinglassTommy LoatesJames JewittHarry McCalmont01.5 1½163 2:43
1894LadasJohn WattsMathew Dawson5th Earl of Rosebery01.5 1½165 2:45
1895Sir VistoSam LoatesMathew Dawson5th Earl of Rosebery00.75 ¾163 2:43
1896PersimmonJohn WattsRichard MarshPrince of Wales00.25 nk162 2:42
1897Galtee MoreCharles WoodSam DarlingJohn Gubbins02 2164 2:44
1898JeddahOtto MaddenRichard MarshJames Larnach00.75 ¾167 2:47
1899Flying FoxMorny CannonJohn Porter1st Duke of Westminster02 2162 2:42
1900Diamond JubileeHerbert JonesRichard MarshPrince of Wales00.5 ½162 2:42
1901VolodyovskiLester ReiffJohn HugginsWilliam C. Whitney00.75 ¾160.8 2:40.8
1902Ard PatrickSkeets MartinSam DarlingJohn Gubbins03 3162.2 2:42.2
1903Rock SandDanny MaherGeorge BlackwellJames Miller02 2162.8 2:42.8
1904St. AmantKempton CannonAlfred HayhoeLeopold de Rothschild03 3165.4 2:45.4
1905CiceroDanny MaherPercy Peck5th Earl of Rosebery00.75 ¾159.8 2:39.6
1906SpearmintDanny MaherPeter GilpinMajor Eustace Loder01.50 1½156.8 2:36.8
1907OrbyJohn ReiffFred McCabeRichard Croker02 2164 2:44
1908SignorinettaBilly BullockEdoardo GinistrelliEdoardo Ginistrelli02 2159.8 2:39.8
1909MinoruHerbert JonesRichard MarshKing Edward VII00.0625 shd162.7 2:42.7
1910LembergBernard DillonAlec Taylor, Jr.Alfred Cox00.25 nk155.2 2:35.2
1911SunstarGeorge SternCharles MortonJack Barnato Joel02 2156.8 2:36.8
1912TagalieJohn ReiffDawson WaughWalter Raphael04 4158.8 2:38.8
1913Aboyeur [b]Edwin PiperTom LewisAlan Cunliffe00.25 nk157.6 2:37.6
1914DurbarMatt McGeeTom MurphyHerman Duryea03 3158.4 2:38.4
1915PommernSteve DonoghueCharles PeckSolomon Joel02 2152.6 2:32.6
1916FifinellaJoe ChildsDick DawsonSir Edward Hulton00.25 nk156.6 2:36.6
1917Gay CrusaderSteve DonoghueAlec Taylor, Jr.Alfred Cox04 4160.6 2:40.6
1918GainsboroughJoe ChildsAlec Taylor, Jr.Lady James Douglas01.5 1½153.2 2:33.2
1919Grand ParadeFred TemplemanFrank Barling1st Baron Glanely00.5 ½155.8 2:35.8
1920Spion KopFrank O'NeillPeter GilpinGiles Loder02 2154.8 2:34.8
1921HumoristSteve DonoghueCharles MortonJack Barnato Joel00.25 nk156.2 2:36.2
1922Captain CuttleSteve DonoghueFred Darling1st Baron Woolavington04 4154.6 2:34.6
1923PapyrusSteve DonoghueBasil JarvisBen Irish01 1158 2:38
1924SansovinoTommy WestonGeorge Lambton17th Earl of Derby06 6166 2:46
1925MannaSteve DonoghueFred DarlingHenry E. Morriss08 8160.6 2:40.6
1926CoronachJoe ChildsFred Darling1st Baron Woolavington05 5167.8 2:47.8
1927Call BoyCharlie ElliottJohn E. WattsFrank Curzon02 2154.4 2:34.4
1928FelsteadHarry WraggOssie BellSir Hugo Cunliffe-Owen01.5 1½154.8 2:34.8
1929TrigoJoe MarshallDick DawsonWilliam Barnett01.5 1½156.4 2:36.4
1930BlenheimHarry WraggDick DawsonAga Khan III01 1158.2 2:38.2
1931CameronianFreddie FoxFred DarlingArthur Dewar00.75 ¾156.6 2:36.6
1932April the FifthFred LaneTom WallsTom Walls00.75 ¾163.2 2:43.2
1933HyperionTommy WestonGeorge Lambton17th Earl of Derby04 4154 2:34
1934Windsor LadCharles SmirkeMarcus MarshMaharaja Sir Vijaysinhji of Rajpipla01 1154 2:34
1935BahramFreddie FoxFrank ButtersAga Khan III02 2156 2:36
1936MahmoudCharles SmirkeFrank ButtersAga Khan III03 3153.8 2:33.8
1937Mid-day SunMichael BearyFred ButtersLettice Mary Miller01.5 1½157.6 2:37.6
1938Bois RousselCharlie ElliottFred DarlingPeter Beatty04 4159.2 2:39.2
1939Blue PeterEph SmithJack Jarvis6th Earl of Rosebery04 4156.8 2:36.8
1940Pont l'EvequeSam WraggFred DarlingFred Darling03 3150.8 2:30.8
1941Owen TudorBilly NevettFred DarlingC. Macdonald-Buchanan01.5 1½152 2:32
1942Watling StreetHarry WraggWalter Earl17th Earl of Derby00.25 nk149.6 2:29.6
1943Straight DealTommy CareyWalter NightingallDorothy Paget00.125 hd150.4 2:30.4
1944Ocean SwellBilly NevettJack Jarvis6th Earl of Rosebery00.25 nk151 2:31
1945DanteBilly NevettMatthew PeacockSir Eric Ohlson02 2146.6 2:26.6
1946AirborneTommy LowreyDick PerrymanJohn E. Ferguson01 1154.6 2:44.6
1947Pearl DiverGeorges BridglandPercy CarterBaron Geoffroy de Waldner04 4158.4 2:38.4
1948My LoveRae JohnstoneRichard CarverAga Khan III / Volterra01.5 1½160 2:40
1949NimbusCharlie ElliottGeorge CollingMarion Glenister00.125 hd162 2:42
1950GalcadorRae JohnstoneCharles SemblatMarcel Boussac00.125 hd156.8 2:36.8
1951Arctic PrinceChuck SparesWillie StephensonJoseph McGrath06 6159.4 2:39.4
1952TulyarCharles SmirkeMarcus MarshAga Khan III00.75 ¾156.4 2:36.4
1953PinzaSir Gordon RichardsNorman BertieSir Victor Sassoon04 4155.6 2:35.6
1954Never Say DieLester PiggottJoseph LawsonRobert Sterling Clark02 2155.8 2:35.8
1955Phil DrakeFreddie PalmerFrançois MathetSuzy Volterra02 2159.8 2:39.8
1956LavandinRae JohnstoneAlec HeadPierre Wertheimer00.25 nk156.4 2:36.4
1957CrepelloLester PiggottNoel MurlessSir Victor Sassoon01.5 1½155.4 2:35.4
1958Hard RiddenCharles SmirkeMick RogersSir Victor Sassoon05 5161.2 2:41.2
1959ParthiaHarry CarrCecil Boyd-RochfortSir Humphrey de Trafford01.5 1½156.0 2:36.0
1960St. PaddyLester PiggottNoel MurlessSir Victor Sassoon03 3155.8 2:35.8
1961PsidiumRoger PoinceletHarry WraggEtti Plesch02 2156.4 2:36.4
1962LarkspurNeville SellwoodVincent O'BrienRaymond R. Guest02 2157.6 2:37.6
1963RelkoYves Saint-MartinFrançois MathetFrançois Dupré06 6159.4 2:39.4
1964Santa ClausScobie BreasleyMick RogersJohn Ismay01 1161.98 2:41.98
1965Sea BirdPat GlennonEtienne PolletJean Ternynck02 2158.41 2:38.41
1966CharlottownScobie BreasleyGordon SmythLady Zia Wernher00.25 nk157.63 2:37.63
1967Royal PalaceGeorge MooreNoel MurlessJim Joel02.5 2½158.36 2:38.36
1968Sir IvorLester PiggottVincent O'BrienRaymond R. Guest01.5 1½158.73 2:38.73
1969BlakeneyErnie JohnsonArthur BudgettArthur Budgett01 1160.30 2:40.30
1970NijinskyLester PiggottVincent O'BrienCharles W. Engelhard, Jr.02.5 2½154.68 2:34.68
1971Mill ReefGeoff LewisIan BaldingPaul Mellon02 2157.14 2:37.14
1972RobertoLester PiggottVincent O'BrienJohn W. Galbreath00.0625 shd156.09 2:36.09
1973MorstonEdward HideArthur BudgettArthur Budgett00.5 ½155.92 2:35.92
1974Snow KnightBrian TaylorPeter NelsonSharon Phillips02 2155.04 2:35.04
1975GrundyPat EdderyPeter WalwynCarlo Vittadini03 3155.35 2:35.35
1976EmperyLester PiggottMaurice ZilberNelson Bunker Hunt03 3155.69 2:35.69
1977The MinstrelLester PiggottVincent O'BrienRobert Sangster00.25 nk156.44 2:36.44
1978Shirley HeightsGreville StarkeyJohn Dunlop2nd Earl of Halifax00.125 hd155.30 2:35.30
1979TroyWillie CarsonDick HernSobell / Weinstock07 7156.59 2:36.59
1980HenbitWillie CarsonDick HernEtti Plesch00.5 ½154.77 2:34.77
1981ShergarWalter SwinburnMichael StouteAga Khan IV10 10164.21 2:44.21
1982Golden FleecePat EdderyVincent O'BrienRobert Sangster03 3154.27 2:34.27
1983TeenosoLester PiggottGeoff WraggEric Moller03 3169.07 2:49.07
1984SecretoChristy RocheDavid O'BrienLuigi Miglietti00.0625 shd159.12 2:39.12
1985Slip AnchorSteve CauthenHenry CecilLord Howard de Walden07 7156.23 2:36.23
1986ShahrastaniWalter SwinburnMichael StouteAga Khan IV00.5 ½157.13 2:37.13
1987Reference PointSteve CauthenHenry CecilLouis Freedman01.5 1½153.90 2:33.90
1988KahyasiRay CochraneLuca CumaniAga Khan IV01.5 1½153.84 2:33.84
1989NashwanWillie CarsonDick HernHamdan Al Maktoum05 5154.90 2:34.90
1990Quest for FamePat EdderyRoger CharltonKhalid Abdullah03 3157.26 2:37.26
1991GenerousAlan MunroPaul ColePrince Fahd bin Salman05 5154.00 2:34.00
1992Dr Devious[25]John ReidPeter Chapple-HyamSidney H. Craig02 2156.19 2:36.19
1993Commander in Chief[26]Michael KinaneHenry CecilKhalid Abdullah03.5 3½154.51 2:34.51
1994Erhaab[27]Willie CarsonJohn DunlopHamdan Al Maktoum01.25 1¼154.16 2:34.16
1995Lammtarra[28]Walter SwinburnSaeed bin SuroorSaeed bin M. Al Maktoum01 1152.31 2:32.31
1996Shaamit[29]Michael HillsWilliam HaggasKhalifa Dasmal01.25 1¼155.05 2:35.05
1997Benny the Dip[30]Willie RyanJohn GosdenLandon Knight00.0625 shd155.77 2:35.77
1998High-Rise[31]Olivier PeslierLuca CumaniM. Obaid Al Maktoum00.125 hd153.88 2:33.88
1999Oath[32]Kieren FallonHenry CecilThe Thoroughbred Corp.01.75 1¾157.43 2:37.43
2000Sinndar[33]Johnny MurtaghJohn OxxAga Khan IV01 1156.75 2:36.75
2001Galileo[34]Michael KinaneAidan O'BrienMagnier / Tabor03.5 3½153.27 2:33.27
2002High Chaparral[35]Johnny MurtaghAidan O'BrienMagnier / Tabor02 2159.45 2:39.45
2003Kris Kin[36]Kieren FallonSir Michael StouteSaeed Suhail01 1153.35 2:33.35
2004North Light[37]Kieren FallonSir Michael StouteBallymacoll Stud01.5 1½153.72 2:33.72
2005Motivator[38]Johnny MurtaghMichael BellRoyal Ascot Racing Club05 5155.69 2:35.69
2006Sir Percy[39]Martin DwyerMarcus TregoningAnthony Pakenham00.0625 shd155.23 2:35.23
2007Authorized[40]Frankie DettoriPeter Chapple-HyamAl Homaizi / Al Sagar05 5154.77 2:34.77
2008New Approach[41]Kevin ManningJim BolgerPrincess Haya of Jordan00.5 ½156.50 2:36.50
2009Sea the Stars[42]Michael KinaneJohn OxxChristopher Tsui01.75 1¾156.74 2:36.74
2010Workforce[43]Ryan MooreSir Michael StouteKhalid Abdullah07 7151.33 2:31.33
2011Pour Moi[44]Mickael BarzalonaAndré FabreMagnier / Tabor / Smith00.125 hd154.54 2:34.54
2012Camelot[45]Joseph O'BrienAidan O'BrienSmith / Magnier / Tabor /05 5153.90 2:33.90
2013Ruler of the World[46]Ryan MooreAidan O'BrienMagnier / Tabor / Smith01.5 1½159.06 2:39.06
2014Australia[47]Joseph O'BrienAidan O'BrienSmith, Magnier, Tabor, Khing01.25 1¼153.63 2:33.63
2015Golden Horn[48]Frankie DettoriJohn GosdenAnthony Oppenheimer03.50 3½152.32 2:32.32
2016Harzand[49]Pat SmullenDermot WeldAga Khan IV01.5 1½160.09 2:40.09
2017Wings of Eagles[50]Padraig BeggyAidan O'BrienSmith / Magnier / Tabor00.75 ¾153.02 2:33.02
2018MasarWilliam BuickCharlie ApplebyGodolphin01.5 1½154.93 2:34.93
2019Anthony Van DyckSeamie HeffernanAidan O'BrienSmith / Magnier / Tabor00.50 ½153.38 2:33.38
2020Serpentine[c]Emmet McNamaraAidan O'BrienTabor / Smith / Magnier05.50 5½154.43 2:34.43
2021AdayarAdam KirbyCharlie ApplebyGodolphin04.50 4½156.85 2:36.85
2022Desert CrownRichard KingscoteSir Michael StouteSaeed Suhail02.50 2½156.38 2:36.38
2023Auguste RodinRyan MooreAidan O'BrienTabor / Smith / Magnier / Westerberg00.50 ½153.88 2:33.88

Epsom Derby Previous Result

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Epsom Derby Stats

  • One key factor for the Derby is establishing whether a horse will stay a mile and a half on the Epsom Downs. The opinions of the pedigree experts are worth noting for this race as many of the leading contenders will never have raced at this trip.
  • A high percentage of recent Derby winners had been sired by previous winners of this race.
  • Many brilliant 2000 Guineas winners have faded in the closing stages at Epsom Downs racecourse.
  • Most recent Derby winners raced within the previous five weeks.
  • Tactical speed is also vital for the Derby as it is extremely rare for winners to come from far off the pace.
  • Horses that have taken a long time to hit top gear in their trials are likely to struggle on this tricky course.

Epsom Derby History

Top Trainers and Jockeys of the English Derby

Aidan O’Brien is now the most successful trainer in the history of the Derby. Shock winner Serpentine provided him with a record eighth winner in 2020 and his sixth in the space of nine years. His other winners include Camelot who narrowly failed in his attempt to emulate Nijinsky by landing the Triple Crown. He was beaten three-quarters of a length by Encke in the St Leger at Doncaster.

Lester Piggott remains the winning-most jockey in Derby history with nine victories. His first was Never Say Die in 1954 and his last was Teenoso in 1983.

Frankie Dettori had to wait until his fifteenth ride in the race before scoring on Authorized (2007). He added a second success on John Gosden’s Golden Horn in 2015.

Betting on the Cazoo Epsom Derby 2023

Ante-post betting on the Epsom Derby is available all year round. It is the only flat race that competes with the likes of the Cheltenham Gold Cup and Grand National in terms of betting turnover. Epsom Derby special betting offers include price boosts for the favourite or enhanced each-way betting terms.

Racebets offered new customers 50-1 to a limited stake about any Aidan O’Brien-trained runner winning in 2017. Wings Of Eagles (40-1) swept past better-fancied stable companion Cliffs of Moher (5-1) to provide an O’Brien one-two. Selected bookmakers will offer “non-runner – no bet” in the build-up to the Derby so you will not lose your stake if your horse is withdrawn.

If you are looking to bet online on Derby day we recommend the following:

  • Tote Horse Racing

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    BoyleSports is legitimate market-leading Irish bookmaker with amazing sign up bonuses for new customers.

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    New 18+ UK customers only. Register using the promo code WELCOME40, deposit and place first bet of £10+ on Sports (cumulative Evens+) within 7 days of registration. First bet must be on Sports. £30 in Free Bets and £10 in Free Spins (50x20p) credited within 10 hours of bet settlement. Free Bet stakes are not included in any returns. Bonuses have a 7-day expiry. Payment restrictions apply. SMS verification and/or Proof of I.D and address may be required. Full T&Cs apply.

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    18+ New customers only. Opt in and place a £10 qualifying bet on Horse Racing at odds of 2.00+ within 7 days of registering; excludes cashed out bets. Receive 3x £10 Horse Racing Free Bets, valid on set events only at odds 2.00+. Plus, a £10 Slot Bonus, selected games, wager 20x to withdraw a max of £250. Bonuses expire in 7 days. Card payments only. Please Gamble Responsibly.

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  • William Hill Horse Racing

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    One of the best horse racing bookies in the UK. William Hill are one of our favourites here at British Racecourses.

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  • Paddy Power Horse Racing

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    Paddy Power is one of the best online and high street bookmakers in the UK and Ireland.

    New customers only. Place your FIRST bet on any Football market and if it loses we will refund your stake in CASH. Max refund for this offer is £20. Only deposits made using cards will qualify for this promotion. T&Cs apply.
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  • Ladbrokes Horse Racing

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    Ladbrokes is firmly established as one of the best horse racing betting sites. If you are looking for a new betting platform or betting app, they are a great choice.

    18+ New UK+IRE Customers only. Certain deposit methods & bet types excl. Min first £/€5 bet within 14 days of account reg at min odds 1/2 to get 4x £/€5 free bets. Free bets available to use on selected sportsbook markets only. Free bets valid for 7 days, stake not returned. Restrictions apply.

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  • Betfair Horse Racing

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    Betfair Sportsbook are one of the biggest and best-betting companies in the world for placing bets online.

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  • Virgin Bet Horse Racing

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    One of the top horse racing betting sites around, Virgin Bet is also one of the best online bookies in the UK. Increasingly popular for all sports betting.

    *New members. £10 min deposit & bet on sportsbook, placed & settled at 1.5 min odds within 14 days of sign-up. Win part of E/W bets. 2 non-withdrawable £10 Free Bet Tokens: accept in 7 days, valid for 7 days from acceptance (ex. E/Ws & Multiples), stakes not returned. Bet Responsibly. BeGambleAware.org. 18+.

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  • Coral Horse Racing

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    Coral is one of the most established and oldest of all UK bookmakers. They have stood the test of time and are of the best online bookmakers you can choose from.

    18+ New UK+IRE Customers only. Certain deposit methods & bet types excl. Min first £5 bet within 14 days of account reg at min odds 1/2 to get 1x £20 free bets. Free bets available to use on selected sportsbook markets only. Free bets valid for 7 days, stake not returned. Restrictions apply.

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  • Unibet Horse Racing

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    One of the more new horse racing betting sites UK-wide, Unibet is gathering a lot of new punters and fans, who enjoy its easy-to-use website.

    18+ begambleaware.org. New customers only. Min deposit £10. Money back as bonus if first racing bet loses. Wagering: sportsbook 3x at min. odds of 1.40 (2/5), casino 50x. Sports bonus must be wagered before using the casino bonus. Bonus expires 7 days after opt-in.

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  • Spreadex Betting App

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    The spread-betting side of things is one of the best on the market and Spreadex should definitely be considered for those looking to dabble on horse racing bets.

    18+ begambleaware.org. Spread betting losses can exceed deposit.

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  • Betway Horse Racing

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  • LiveScore Bet Horse Racing

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    LiveScore Bet are a great sports betting site which offer a range of sporting events to place bets on.

    New members. £10 min deposit & bet on sportsbook, placed & settled at 1.5 min odds within 14 days of sign-up. Win part of E/W bets. 2 non-withdrawable £10 Free Bet Tokens: accept in 7 days, valid for 7 days from crediting (ex. E/Ws & Multiples), stakes not returned. **UK and Irish horse racing win/each-way bets placed after 9am on race day. Max enhancement £50k/day. Bet Responsibly. BeGambleAware.org. 18+.

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  • Parimatch Horse Racing

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    Parimatch is a great sports betting brand with a plethora of online betting markets for hundreds of horse racing events.

    18+ New Customers Only. Opt-in, bet on Horse Racing within 7 days of registration. Get your stake refunded up to £30 in Free Bets for set markets if your bet loses (odds 3.00+). Free bets expire in 7 days. Card payments only. Offer valid from 16:00 UK time 04/08/2023. begambleaware.org | Please Gamble Responsibly

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The above all made our current list of the best websites for horse racing betting.

Popular Questions

Why is it called the Epsom Derby?

The race is named after a country house in Woodmansterne owned by Lord Derby’s family.

Where is the Epsom Derby held?

The Epsom Derby is held at Epsom Racecourse.

Summary of the English Derby

The rich history and the excitement of the Group 1 Investec Derby day (first an in 1780) makes this the one race that every owner, trainer and jockey wants to win, as well as a British sporting yearly highlight. It is the Blue Riband event of the flat racing.

The Derby winner is often classified as the best horse of their generation.

The finest thoroughbreds in Britain and Ireland clash over a mile and a half on Epsom’s twists and turns. There are few more thrilling sights in racing than the Investec Derby field turning into the home straight. It is arguably the highlight of the flat racing season and one not to be missed!

The Epsom Derby is held on the same day as the Epsom Dash, Diomed Stakes and the Princess Elizabeth Stakes.

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