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1993 Epsom Derby

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Location  Epsom Downs Racecourse
Winning horse  Commander in Chief
Jockey  Michael Kinane
Date  2 June 1993
SP  15/2
Trainer  Henry Cecil
1993 Epsom Derby

The 1993 Epsom Derby was a horse race which took place at Epsom Downs on Wednesday 2 June 1993. It was the 214th running of the Derby, and it was won by Commander in Chief. The winner was ridden by Michael Kinane and trained by Henry Cecil. The pre-race favourite Tenby finished tenth.


Race details

  • Sponsor: Ever Ready
  • Winner's prize money: £447,580
  • Going: Good
  • Number of runners: 16
  • Winner's time: 2m 34.51s
  • Full result

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

    Winner's details

    Further details of the winner, Commander in Chief:

  • Foaled: 18 May 1990 in Great Britain
  • Sire: Dancing Brave; Dam: Slightly Dangerous (Roberto)
  • Owner: Khalid Abdullah
  • Breeder: Juddmonte Farms
  • Rating in 1993 International Classifications: 127
  • Two-year-old races

    Notable runs by the future Derby participants as two-year-olds in 1992.

  • Blues Traveller8th Dewhurst Stakes
  • Bob's Return1st Zetland Stakes
  • Redenham7th Racing Post Trophy
  • Fatherland1st Tyros Stakes, 1st Futurity Stakes, 1st National Stakes, 5th Dewhurst Stakes
  • Tenby1st Washington Singer Stakes, 1st Grand Critérium
  • Desert Team2nd Eyrefield Stakes
  • Planetary Aspect5th Royal Lodge Stakes
  • Geisway5th Coventry Stakes, 4th Superlative Stakes, 2nd Royal Lodge Stakes
  • Canaska Star6th Coventry Stakes, 2nd July Stakes, 2nd Richmond Stakes, 4th Prix de la Salamandre, 7th Grand Critérium
  • Zind7th Dewhurst Stakes, 3rd Racing Post Trophy
  • The road to Epsom

    Early-season appearances in 1993 and trial races prior to running in the Derby.

  • Commander in Chief1st Glasgow Stakes, 1st Culford Stakes (1m4f cond race Nmkt 2000 guineas day Oakmead 2nd.)
  • Blue Judge - 3rd Culford Stakes
  • Blues Traveller4th Thirsk Classic Trial, 2nd Dee Stakes
  • Cairo Prince4th Chester Vase
  • Barathea4th Craven Stakes, 2nd 2,000 Guineas, 1st Irish 2,000 Guineas
  • Bob's Return1st Lingfield Derby Trial
  • Redenham8th Craven Stakes, 4th Sandown Classic Trial
  • Fatherland2nd Leopardstown 2,000 Guineas Trial Stakes, 2nd Irish 2,000 Guineas
  • Tenby1st Newmarket Stakes, 1st Dante Stakes
  • Desert Team2nd Feilden Stakes, 3rd Newmarket Stakes
  • Planetary Aspect2nd Newmarket Stakes, 2nd Dante Stakes
  • Geisway1st Predominate Stakes
  • Canaska Star9th Craven Stakes, 5th Predominate Stakes
  • Shareek3rd Lingfield Derby Trial
  • Zind2nd White Rose Stakes, 6th Lingfield Derby Trial
  • Subsequent Group 1 wins

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

  • Commander in ChiefIrish Derby (1993)
  • BaratheaBreeders' Cup Mile (1994)
  • Bob's ReturnSt. Leger (1993)
  • References

    1993 Epsom Derby Wikipedia