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1991 Epsom Derby

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Location  Epsom Downs Racecourse
Winning horse  Generous
Jockey  Alan Munro
Date  5 June 1991
SP  9/1
Trainer  Paul Cole
1991 Epsom Derby

The 1991 Epsom Derby was a horse race which took place at Epsom Downs on Wednesday June 5, 1991. It was the 212th running of the Derby, and it was won by Generous. The winner was ridden by Alan Munro and trained by Paul Cole. The pre-race joint favourites were Corrupt (sixth) and Toulon (ninth).


Race details

  • Sponsor: Ever Ready
  • Winner's prize money: £355,000
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Number of runners: 13
  • Winner's time: 2m 34.00s
  • Full result

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

    Winner's details

    Further details of the winner, Generous:

  • Foaled: February 8, 1988, in Ireland
  • Sire: Caerleon; Dam: Doff the Derby (Master Derby)
  • Owner: Prince Fahd bin Salman
  • Breeder: Barronstown Stud
  • Rating in 1991 International Classifications: 137
  • Two-year-old races

    Notable runs by the future Derby participants as two-year-olds in 1990.

  • Generous2nd Coventry Stakes, 3rd Vintage Stakes, 10th Prix Morny, 1st Dewhurst Stakes
  • Star of Gdansk3rd Tyros Stakes, 2nd Futurity Stakes
  • Hector Protector1st Prix La Flèche, 1st Prix de Cabourg, 1st Prix Morny, 1st Prix de la Salamandre, 1st Grand Critérium
  • Corrupt4th Bernard van Cutsem Stakes, 5th Vintage Stakes
  • Hokusai1st Bernard van Cutsem Stakes
  • Hailsham7th Coventry Stakes, 7th Solario Stakes, 4th Royal Lodge Stakes
  • Mystiko - 3rd Gimcrack Stakes
  • Arokat2nd Champagne Stakes
  • Mujaazif1st Royal Lodge Stakes, 4th Racing Post Trophy
  • The road to Epsom

    Early-season appearances in 1991 and trial races prior to running in the Derby.

  • Generous4th 2,000 Guineas
  • Marju1st Craven Stakes, 11th 2,000 Guineas
  • Star of Gdansk1st Tetrarch Stakes, 2nd Amethyst Stakes, 2nd Irish 2,000 Guineas
  • Hector Protector1st Prix de Fontainebleau, 1st Poule d'Essai des Poulains
  • Hundra1st Dee Stakes
  • Corrupt1st Easter Stakes, 1st Lingfield Derby Trial
  • Hokusai3rd Craven Stakes, 8th 2,000 Guineas, 4th Prix Jean Prat
  • Hailsham4th Craven Stakes, 1st Sandown Classic Trial, 2nd Dante Stakes, 1st Derby Italiano
  • Toulon3rd Prix Greffulhe, 1st Chester Vase
  • Mystiko - 1st European Free Handicap, 1st 2,000 Guineas
  • Environment Friend3rd Easter Stakes, 5th Craven Stakes, 1st Dante Stakes
  • Arokat5th Feilden Stakes, 3rd Dee Stakes
  • Mujaazif13th 2,000 Guineas
  • Subsequent Group 1 wins

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

  • GenerousIrish Derby (1991), King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (1991)
  • MarjuSt. James's Palace Stakes (1991)
  • Hector ProtectorPrix Jacques Le Marois (1991)
  • ToulonSt. Leger (1991)
  • Environment FriendEclipse Stakes (1991)
  • References

    1991 Epsom Derby Wikipedia