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1998 Epsom Derby

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Location  Epsom Downs Racecourse
Winning horse  High-Rise
Jockey  Olivier Peslier
Date  6 June 1998
SP  20/1
Trainer  Luca Cumani
1998 Epsom Derby

The 1998 Epsom Derby was a horse race which took place at Epsom Downs on Saturday June 6, 1998. It was the 219th running of the Derby, and it was won by High-Rise. The winner was ridden by Olivier Peslier and trained by Luca Cumani. The pre-race favourite Cape Verdi finished ninth.


Race details

  • Sponsor: Vodafone
  • Winner's prize money: £598,690
  • Going: Good
  • Number of runners: 15
  • Winner's time: 2m 33.88s
  • Full result

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

    Winner's details

    Further details of the winner, High-Rise:

  • Foaled: May 3, 1995, in Ireland
  • Sire: High Estate; Dam: High Tern (High Line)
  • Owner: Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum
  • Breeder: Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum
  • Rating in 1998 International Classifications: 129
  • Two-year-old races

    Notable runs by the future Derby participants as two-year-olds in 1997.

  • City Honours4th Washington Singer Stakes, 3rd Royal Lodge Stakes
  • Second Empire1st Prix des Chênes, 1st Grand Critérium
  • Cape Verdi2nd Chesham Stakes, 1st Lowther Stakes, 4th Cheveley Park Stakes
  • Saratoga Springs1st Acomb Stakes, 3rd Champagne Stakes, 1st Beresford Stakes, 1st Racing Post Trophy
  • Gulland1st Silver Tankard Stakes
  • Mutamam3rd Racing Post Trophy
  • Haami3rd Solario Stakes, 1st Somerville Tattersall Stakes
  • King of Kings1st Railway Stakes, 2nd Anglesey Stakes, 1st Tyros Stakes, 1st National Stakes
  • The road to Epsom

    Early-season appearances in 1998 and trial races prior to running in the Derby.

  • High-Rise1st Lingfield Derby Trial
  • City Honours2nd Dante Stakes
  • Border Arrow1st Feilden Stakes, 3rd 2,000 Guineas, 3rd Dante Stakes
  • Sunshine Street2nd Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial
  • Greek Dance1st Glasgow Stakes
  • The Glow-Worm1st Blue Riband Trial Stakes, 2nd Chester Vase
  • Sadian2nd Lingfield Derby Trial
  • Second Empire3rd Irish 2,000 Guineas
  • Cape Verdi1st 1,000 Guineas
  • Saratoga Springs1st Dante Stakes, 4th Prix du Jockey Club
  • Gulland2nd Craven Stakes, 1st Chester Vase
  • Courteous1st Sandown Classic Trial
  • Mutamam2nd Predominate Stakes
  • Haami5th 2,000 Guineas
  • King of Kings1st 2,000 Guineas
  • Subsequent Group 1 wins

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

  • Sunshine StreetSan Juan Capistrano Handicap (2000)
  • Greek DanceBayerisches Zuchtrennen (2000)
  • MutamamCanadian International Stakes (2001)
  • References

    1998 Epsom Derby Wikipedia

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