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1989 Epsom Derby

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Location  Epsom Downs Racecourse
Winning horse  Nashwan
Jockey  Willie Carson
Date  7 June 1989
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Trainer  Dick Hern
1989 Epsom Derby

The 1989 Epsom Derby was a horse race which took place at Epsom Downs on Wednesday June 7, 1989. It was the 210th running of the Derby, and it was won by the pre-race favourite Nashwan. The winner was ridden by Willie Carson and trained by Dick Hern.


Race details

  • Sponsor: Ever Ready
  • Winner's prize money: £296,000
  • Going: Good
  • Number of runners: 12
  • Winner's time: 2m 34.90s
  • Full result

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

    Winner's details

    Further details of the winner, Nashwan:

  • Foaled: March 1, 1986, in Kentucky, USA
  • Sire: Blushing Groom; Dam: Height of Fashion (Bustino)
  • Owner: Hamdan Al Maktoum
  • Breeder: Hamdan Al Maktoum
  • Rating in 1989 International Classifications: 131
  • Two-year-old races

    Notable runs by the future Derby participants as two-year-olds in 1988.

  • Nashwan1st Autumn Stakes
  • Terimon4th Washington Singer Stakes, 6th Middle Park Stakes
  • Cacoethes3rd Autumn Stakes
  • Gran Alba5th Horris Hill Stakes, 3rd Burr Stakes
  • Classic Fame1st National Stakes, 1st Beresford Stakes
  • Prince of Dance1st Champagne Stakes, 1st Dewhurst Stakes (dead-heat)
  • Polar Run2nd Solario Stakes, 4th Futurity Stakes
  • The road to Epsom

    Early-season appearances in 1989 and trial races prior to running in the Derby.

  • Nashwan1st 2,000 Guineas
  • Terimon2nd Thirsk Classic Trial
  • Cacoethes1st Lingfield Derby Trial
  • Gran Alba4th Predominate Stakes
  • Classic Fame5th Irish 2,000 Guineas
  • Torjoun1st Dante Stakes
  • Flockton's Own6th Dante Stakes
  • Prince of Dance1st Newmarket Stakes
  • Warrshan3rd Chester Vase, 1st Predominate Stakes
  • Polar Run2nd Warren Stakes
  • Subsequent Group 1 wins

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

  • NashwanEclipse Stakes (1989), King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (1989)
  • TerimonInternational Stakes (1991)
  • CacoethesTurf Classic (1990)
  • Gran AlbaChristmas Hurdle (1991)
  • References

    1989 Epsom Derby Wikipedia

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