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1990 Epsom Derby

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Location  Epsom Downs Racecourse
Winning horse  Quest for Fame
Jockey  Pat Eddery
Date  6 June 1990
SP  7/1
Trainer  Roger Charlton
1990 Epsom Derby

The 1990 Epsom Derby was a horse race which took place at Epsom Downs on Wednesday 6 June 1990. It was the 211th running of the Derby, and it was won by Quest for Fame. The winner was ridden by Pat Eddery and trained by Roger Charlton. The pre-race favourite Razeen finished fourteenth.


Race details

  • Sponsor: Ever Ready
  • Winner's prize money: £355,000
  • Going: Good
  • Number of runners: 18
  • Winner's time: 2m 37.26s
  • 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, Quest for Fame:

  • Foaled: 15 February 1987 in Great Britain
  • Sire: Rainbow Quest; Dam: Aryenne (Green Dancer)
  • Owner: Khalid Abdullah
  • Breeder: Juddmonte Farms
  • Rating in 1990 International Classifications: 123
  • Two-year-old races

    Notable runs by the future Derby participants as two-year-olds in 1989.

  • Karinga Bay1st Washington Singer Stakes, 7th Horris Hill Stakes
  • Linamix1st Prix La Rochette, 2nd Grand Critérium
  • Missionary Ridge6th National Stakes, 3rd Horris Hill Stakes
  • Digression1st Royal Lodge Stakes
  • Bastille Day12th Cartier Million
  • The road to Epsom

    Early-season appearances in 1990 and trial races prior to running in the Derby.

  • Quest for Fame2nd Chester Vase
  • Blue Stag1st Dee Stakes
  • Elmaamul1st Easter Stakes, 7th 2,000 Guineas, 2nd Predominate Stakes
  • Kaheel3rd Heron Stakes
  • Karinga Bay3rd Sandown Classic Trial, 2nd Dante Stakes
  • Duke of Parducah2nd Feilden Stakes
  • Zoman2nd Poule d'Essai des Poulains
  • Treble Eight7th Feilden Stakes, 4th Derby Italiano
  • Linamix1st Prix de Fontainebleau, 1st Poule d'Essai des Poulains
  • Missionary Ridge4th Sandown Classic Trial, 3rd Chester Vase
  • Digression5th Predominate Stakes
  • Sober Mind4th Warren Stakes, 3rd Prix Hocquart, 19th Derby Italiano
  • Razeen1st Predominate Stakes
  • Bastille Day6th Irish 2,000 Guineas
  • Mr Brooks2nd Gladness Stakes, 5th Irish 2,000 Guineas
  • Subsequent Group 1 wins

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

  • Quest for FameHollywood Invitational Turf Handicap (1992)
  • ElmaamulEclipse Stakes (1990), Phoenix Champion Stakes (1990)
  • ZomanPrix d'Ispahan (1992), Washington, D.C. International Stakes (1992)
  • Mr BrooksJuly Cup (1992), Prix de l'Abbaye de Longchamp (1992)
  • References

    1990 Epsom Derby Wikipedia

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