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1994 Epsom Derby

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Location  Epsom Downs Racecourse
Winning horse  Erhaab
Jockey  Willie Carson
Date  1 June 1994
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Trainer  John Dunlop
1994 Epsom Derby

The 1994 Epsom Derby was a horse race which took place at Epsom Downs on Wednesday June 1, 1994. It was the 215th running of the Derby, and it was won by the pre-race favourite Erhaab. The winner was ridden by Willie Carson and trained by John Dunlop.


Race details

  • Sponsor: Ever Ready
  • Winner's prize money: £473,080
  • Going: Good
  • Number of runners: 25
  • Winner's time: 2m 34.16s
  • Full result

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

    Winner's details

    Further details of the winner, Erhaab:

  • Foaled: May 24, 1991, in Kentucky, USA
  • Sire: Chief's Crown; Dam: Histoire (Riverman)
  • Owner: Hamdan Al Maktoum
  • Breeder: Shadwell Farm
  • Rating in 1994 International Classifications: 126
  • Two-year-old races

    Notable runs by the future Derby participants as two-year-olds in 1993.

  • Erhaab3rd Horris Hill Stakes
  • King's Theatre1st Haynes, Hanson and Clark Stakes, 1st Racing Post Trophy
  • Colonel Collins1st Washington Singer Stakes, 2nd Somerville Tattersall Stakes
  • Mister Baileys1st Vintage Stakes, 6th Gimcrack Stakes, 1st Royal Lodge Stakes
  • Khamaseen3rd Haynes, Hanson and Clark Stakes, 4th Racing Post Trophy
  • Just Happy2nd Acomb Stakes
  • Star Selection2nd Haynes, Hanson and Clark Stakes
  • Wishing6th Royal Lodge Stakes
  • Party Season4th Royal Lodge Stakes
  • Chickawicka3rd Woodcote Stakes, 7th Chesham Stakes, 5th Racing Post Trophy
  • Sunshack2nd Prix La Rochette, 3rd Prix de Condé, 1st Critérium de Saint-Cloud
  • The Flying Phantom2nd Silver Tankard Stakes, 5th Zetland Stakes
  • The road to Epsom

    Early-season appearances in 1994 and trial races prior to running in the Derby.

  • Erhaab2nd Feilden Stakes, 1st Dante Stakes
  • King's Theatre1st Craven Stakes, 13th 2,000 Guineas, 4th Dante Stakes
  • Colonel Collins2nd Craven Stakes , 3rd 2,000 Guineas
  • Mister Baileys1st 2,000 Guineas, 3rd Dante Stakes
  • Khamaseen2nd Sandown Classic Trial
  • Pencader7th Dante Stakes
  • Just Happy1st Thirsk Classic Trial, 8th 2,000 Guineas
  • Star Selection6th 2,000 Guineas
  • Linney Head1st Sandown Classic Trial
  • Ionio6th Newmarket Stakes
  • Chocolat de Meguro2nd Lingfield Derby Trial
  • Weigh Anchor3rd Feilden Stakes, 2nd Dante Stakes
  • Wishing3rd Lingfield Derby Trial
  • Party Season5th Dante Stakes
  • Waiting2nd Dee Stakes
  • Chickawicka5th Dee Stakes
  • Sunshack3rd Prix Hocquart
  • The Flying Phantom6th Easter Stakes, 4th Chester Vase
  • Broadway Flyer1st Chester Vase
  • Darkwood Bay5th Predominate Stakes
  • Colonel Colt5th Glasgow Stakes
  • Foyer1st Glasgow Stakes
  • Subsequent Group 1 wins

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

  • King's TheatreKing George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (1994)
  • SunshackPrix Royal-Oak (1995)
  • Broadway FlyerSword Dancer Invitational Handicap (1996)
  • References

    1994 Epsom Derby Wikipedia

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