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1999 Epsom Derby

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Location  Epsom Downs Racecourse
Winning horse  Oath
Jockey  Kieren Fallon
Date  5 June 1999
SP  13/2
Trainer  Henry Cecil
1999 Epsom Derby

The 1999 Epsom Derby was a horse race which took place at Epsom Downs on Saturday June 5, 1999. It was the 220th running of the Derby, and it was won by Oath. The winner was ridden by Kieren Fallon and trained by Henry Cecil. The pre-race favourite Dubai Millennium finished ninth.

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Race details

  • Sponsor: Vodafone
  • Winner's prize money: £611,450
  • Going: Good (Good to Soft in places)
  • Number of runners: 16
  • Winner's time: 2m 37.43s
  • 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, Oath:

  • Foaled: April 22, 1996, in Ireland
  • Sire: Fairy King; Dam: Sheer Audacity (Troy)
  • Owner: The Thoroughbred Corp.
  • Breeder: Mrs Max Morris
  • Rating in 1999 International Classifications: 123
  • Two-year-old races

    Notable runs by the future Derby participants as two-year-olds in 1998.

  • Daliapour3rd Haynes, Hanson and Clark Stakes, 1st Autumn Stakes
  • Housemaster5th Chesham Stakes, 3rd Racing Post Trophy
  • Glamis2nd Stardom Stakes, 2nd Royal Lodge Stakes, 3rd Grand Critérium
  • Saffron Walden2nd Killavullan Stakes
  • Compton Admiral2nd Chesham Stakes, 2nd Solario Stakes
  • Brancaster1st Horris Hill Stakes
  • Lucido3rd Preis des Winterfavoriten
  • The road to Epsom

    Early-season appearances in 1999 and trial races prior to running in the Derby.

  • Oath1st Dee Stakes
  • Daliapour1st Blue Riband Trial Stakes, 2nd Lingfield Derby Trial
  • Beat All1st Newmarket Stakes
  • Housemaster3rd Feilden Stakes, 4th Chester Vase (disq from 1st)
  • Glamis3rd Sandown Classic Trial, 7th Dante Stakes
  • Saffron Walden1st Leopardstown 2,000 Guineas Trial Stakes, 1st Irish 2,000 Guineas
  • Compton Admiral1st Craven Stakes, 13th 2,000 Guineas
  • Dubai Millennium1st Predominate Stakes
  • Brancaster2nd Craven Stakes, 4th 2,000 Guineas
  • Val Royal1st Prix Matchem, 1st Prix de Guiche
  • Zaajer1st Glasgow Stakes
  • Salford Express1st Dante Stakes
  • Lucido1st Lingfield Derby Trial
  • Through the Rye4th Dee Stakes
  • Subsequent Group 1 wins

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

  • DaliapourCoronation Cup (2000), Hong Kong Vase (2000)
  • HousemasterHong Kong Champions & Chater Cup (2000)
  • Compton AdmiralEclipse Stakes (1999)
  • Dubai MillenniumPrix Jacques Le Marois (1999), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (1999), Dubai World Cup (2000), Prince of Wales's Stakes (2000)
  • Val RoyalBreeders' Cup Mile (2001)
  • References

    1999 Epsom Derby Wikipedia


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