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1996 Epsom Derby

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Location  Epsom Downs Racecourse
Winning horse  Shaamit
Jockey  Michael Hills
Date  8 June 1996
SP  12/1
Trainer  William Haggas
1996 Epsom Derby

The 1996 Epsom Derby was a horse race which took place at Epsom Downs on Saturday June 8, 1996. It was the 217th running of the Derby, and it was won by Shaamit. The winner was ridden by Michael Hills and trained by William Haggas. The pre-race favourite Dushyantor finished second.


Race details

  • Sponsor: Vodafone
  • Winner's prize money: £523,100
  • Going: Good (Good to Firm in places)
  • Number of runners: 20
  • Winner's time: 2m 35.05s
  • Full result

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

    Winner's details

    Further details of the winner, Shaamit:

  • Foaled: February 11, 1993, in Ireland
  • Sire: Mtoto; Dam: Shomoose (Habitat)
  • Owner: Khalifa Dasmal
  • Breeder: Khalifa Dasmal
  • Rating in 1996 International Classifications: 124
  • Two-year-old races

    Notable runs by the future Derby participants as two-year-olds in 1995.

  • Glory of Dancer1st Gran Criterium
  • Alhaarth1st Vintage Stakes, 1st Solario Stakes, 1st Champagne Stakes, 1st Dewhurst Stakes
  • Jack Jennings6th Washington Singer Stakes, 3rd Royal Lodge Stakes
  • Acharne6th Royal Lodge Stakes
  • Even Top1st Somerville Tattersall Stakes, 2nd Racing Post Trophy
  • Storm Trooper2nd Autumn Stakes
  • Zaforum4th Zetland Stakes, 8th Prix Isonomy
  • Busy Flight2nd Haynes, Hanson and Clark Stakes, 2nd Horris Hill Stakes
  • Prince of My Heart6th Silver Tankard Stakes
  • The road to Epsom

    Early-season appearances in 1996 and trial races prior to running in the Derby.

  • Dushyantor2nd Dante Stakes
  • Glory of Dancer2nd Sandown Classic Trial, 1st Dante Stakes
  • Alhaarth2nd Craven Stakes, 4th 2,000 Guineas
  • Mystic Knight1st Lingfield Derby Trial
  • Jack Jennings3rd Feilden Stakes, 3rd Dante Stakes
  • Acharne5th Premio Parioli, 6th Lingfield Derby Trial
  • Double Leaf4th Sandown Classic Trial, 5th Dante Stakes
  • Classic Eagle7th Thirsk Classic Trial, 6th Chester Vase
  • Tasdid3rd Leopardstown 2,000 Guineas Trial Stakes, 4th Amethyst Stakes
  • Even Top2nd 2,000 Guineas
  • Storm Trooper1st Feilden Stakes, 11th 2,000 Guineas, 6th Dante Stakes
  • Zaforum3rd Lingfield Derby Trial
  • St Mawes2nd Feilden Stakes, 2nd Chester Vase, 3rd Predominate Stakes
  • Busy Flight6th Sandown Classic Trial
  • Prince of My Heart3rd Chester Vase
  • Portuguese Lil10th 1,000 Guineas
  • Subsequent Group 1 wins

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

  • ShantouSt. Leger (1996), Gran Premio del Jockey Club (1996), Gran Premio di Milano (1997)
  • Chief ContenderPrix du Cadran (1997)
  • Storm TrooperHollywood Invitational Turf Handicap (1998)
  • References

    1996 Epsom Derby Wikipedia

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