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1988 Epsom Derby

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Location  Epsom Downs Racecourse
Winning horse  Kahyasi
Jockey  Ray Cochrane
Date  1 June 1988
SP  11/1
Trainer  Luca Cumani
1988 Epsom Derby

The 1988 Epsom Derby was a horse race which took place at Epsom Downs on Wednesday June 1, 1988. It was the 209th running of the Derby, and it was won by Kahyasi. The winner was ridden by Ray Cochrane and trained by Luca Cumani. The pre-race favourite Red Glow finished fourth.


Race details

  • Sponsor: Ever Ready
  • Winner's prize money: £296,500
  • Going: Good
  • Number of runners: 14
  • Winner's time: 2m 33.84s
  • Full result

    * The distances between the horses are shown in lengths or shorter. hd = head; nk = neck.
    † Trainers are based in Great Britain unless indicated.

    Winner's details

    Further details of the winner, Kahyasi:

  • Foaled: April 2, 1985, in Ireland
  • Sire: Ile de Bourbon; Dam: Kadissya (Blushing Groom)
  • Owner: HH Aga Khan IV
  • Breeder: HH Aga Khan IV
  • Rating in 1988 International Classifications: 126
  • Two-year-old races

    Notable runs by the future Derby participants as two-year-olds in 1987.

  • Glacial Storm1st Horris Hill Stakes
  • Sheriff's Star2nd Futurity Stakes
  • Unfuwain1st Haynes, Hanson and Clark Stakes
  • Minster Son5th Horris Hill Stakes
  • Project Manager1st Tyros Stakes, 4th National Stakes
  • Clifton Chapel6th Prix Saint-Roman
  • The road to Epsom

    Early-season appearances in 1988 and trial races prior to running in the Derby.

  • Kahyasi1st Lingfield Derby Trial
  • Glacial Storm2nd Sandown Classic Trial, 3rd Dante Stakes
  • Doyoun1st Craven Stakes, 1st 2,000 Guineas
  • Red Glow2nd Newmarket Stakes, 1st Dante Stakes
  • Kefaah1st Feilden Stakes, 2nd Dante Stakes
  • Sheriff's Star2nd Predominate Stakes
  • Unfuwain1st Warren Stakes, 1st Chester Vase
  • Minster Son1st Newmarket Stakes, 1st Predominate Stakes
  • Project Manager1st Gowran Classic Trial, 6th Irish 2,000 Guineas, 1st Gallinule Stakes
  • Al Mufti5th European Free Handicap, 3rd Predominate Stakes
  • Charmer2nd European Free Handicap, 2nd 2,000 Guineas
  • Clifton Chapel1st Dee Stakes
  • Maksud3rd Sandown Classic Trial, 2nd Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial
  • Subsequent Group 1 wins

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

  • KahyasiIrish Derby (1988)
  • Sheriff's StarCoronation Cup (1989), Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (1989)
  • Minster SonSt. Leger (1988)
  • References

    1988 Epsom Derby Wikipedia

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