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1986 Epsom Derby

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Location  Epsom Downs Racecourse
Winning horse  Shahrastani
Jockey  Walter Swinburn
Date  4 June 1986
SP  11 / 2
Trainer  Michael Stoute
1986 Epsom Derby

The 1986 Epsom Derby was a horse race which took place at Epsom Downs on Wednesday June 4, 1986. It was the 207th running of the Derby, and it was won by Shahrastani. The winner was ridden by Walter Swinburn and trained by Michael Stoute. The prerace favourite Dancing Brave finished second.


Race details

  • Sponsor: Ever Ready
  • Winner's prize money: £239,260
  • Going: Good
  • Number of runners: 17
  • Winner's time: 2m 37.13s
  • Full result

    * The distances between the horses are shown in lengths or shorter. shd = short-head; hd = head; PU = pulled up.
    † Trainers are based in Great Britain unless indicated.

    Winner's details

    Further details of the winner, Shahrastani:

  • Foaled: March 27, 1983, in Kentucky, USA
  • Sire: Nijinsky; Dam: Shademah (Thatch)
  • Owner: HH Aga Khan IV
  • Breeder: HH Aga Khan IV
  • Rating in 1986 International Classifications: 134
  • Two-year-old races

    Notable runs by the future Derby participants as two-year-olds in 1985.

  • Shahrastani2nd Haynes, Hanson and Clark Stakes
  • Mashkour1st Chromacopy Stakes
  • Nisnas4th Somerville Tattersall Stakes
  • Flash of Steel1st Beresford Stakes
  • Sirk2nd Chromacopy Stakes
  • Nomrood2nd Futurity Stakes (finished 3rd, placed 2nd)
  • Jareer8th Dewhurst Stakes
  • Bold Arrangement4th Richmond Stakes, 2nd Seaton Delaval Stakes, 1st Solario Stakes, 3rd Prix de la Salamandre, 2nd Grand Critérium, 4th Futurity Stakes (finished 2nd, placed 4th)
  • Arokar1st Prix Saint-Roman
  • The road to Epsom

    Early-season appearances in 1986 and trial races prior to running in the Derby.

  • Shahrastani1st Sandown Classic Trial, 1st Dante Stakes
  • Dancing Brave1st Craven Stakes, 1st 2,000 Guineas
  • Mashkour3rd Craven Stakes, 1st White Rose Stakes, 1st Lingfield Derby Trial
  • Faraway Dancer2nd Craven Stakes, 1st Dee Stakes
  • Nisnas3rd White Rose Stakes
  • Flash of Steel1st Tetrarch Stakes, 1st Irish 2,000 Guineas
  • Sirk3rd Sandown Classic Trial, 2nd Chester Vase, 3rd Dante Stakes
  • Sharrood7th Craven Stakes, 4th 2,000 Guineas, 3rd Irish 2,000 Guineas
  • Mr John4th Tetrarch Stakes, 1st Amethyst Stakes, 2nd Irish 2,000 Guineas
  • Allez Milord1st Predominate Stakes
  • Nomrood1st Chester Vase, 2nd Dante Stakes
  • Bold Arrangement3rd Doncaster Mile, 3rd Blue Grass Stakes, 2nd Kentucky Derby
  • Arokar1st Prix Greffulhe, 2nd Prix Lupin
  • Fioravanti5th Irish 2,000 Guineas
  • Wise Counsellor2nd Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial
  • Subsequent Group 1 wins

    Group 1 / Grade I victories after running in the Derby.

  • ShahrastaniIrish Derby (1986)
  • Dancing BraveEclipse Stakes (1986), King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (1986), Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (1986)
  • MashkourSan Juan Capistrano Invitational Handicap (1991)
  • Allez MilordPreis von Europa (1986), Oak Tree Invitational Stakes (1987)
  • References

    1986 Epsom Derby Wikipedia

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