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2001 Epsom Derby

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Location  Epsom Downs Racecourse
Winning horse  Galileo
Jockey  Michael Kinane
Date  9 June 2001
SP  11/4 jf
Trainer  Aidan O'Brien
2001 Epsom Derby

The 2001 Epsom Derby was a horse race which took place at Epsom Downs on Saturday 9 June 2001. It was the 222nd running of the Derby, and it was won by the pre-race joint favourite Galileo. The winner was ridden by Michael Kinane and trained by Aidan O'Brien. The other joint favourite Golan finished second.


Race details

  • Sponsor: Vodafone
  • Winner's prize money: £580,000
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Number of runners: 12
  • Winner's time: 2m 33.27s
  • Full result

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

    Winner's details

    Further details of the winner, Galileo:

  • Foaled: 30 March 1998 in Ireland
  • Sire: Sadler's Wells; Dam: Urban Sea (Miswaki)
  • Owner: Sue Magnier and Michael Tabor
  • Breeder: David Tsui and Orpendale
  • Rating in 2001 International Classifications: 129
  • Two-year-old races

    Notable runs by the future Derby participants as two-year-olds in 2000.

  • Tobougg1st Prix de la Salamandre, 1st Dewhurst Stakes
  • Storming Home2nd Solario Stakes, 9th Somerville Tattersall Stakes
  • Perfect Sunday2nd Washington Singer Stakes
  • Dilshaan1st Racing Post Trophy
  • King Carew5th Autumn Stakes
  • Cashel Bay16th Eyrefield Stakes
  • The road to Epsom

    Early-season appearances in 2001 and trial races prior to running in the Derby.

  • Galileo1st Ballysax Stakes, 1st Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial
  • Golan1st 2,000 Guineas
  • Tobougg9th 2,000 Guineas
  • Mr Combustible1st Chester Vase
  • Storming Home1st Blue Riband Trial Stakes, 3rd Dante Stakes
  • Perfect Sunday1st Lingfield Derby Trial
  • Dilshaan1st Dante Stakes
  • Putra Sandhurst2nd Lingfield Derby Trial
  • Sunny Glenn2nd Feilden Stakes, 6th Lingfield Derby Trial
  • Chancellor1st Sandown Classic Trial
  • Cashel Bay5th Leopardstown 2,000 Guineas Trial Stakes, 4th Amethyst Stakes, 6th Saval Beg Stakes, 12th Irish 2,000 Guineas
  • Subsequent Group 1 wins

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

  • GalileoIrish Derby (2001), King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2001)
  • GolanKing George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2002)
  • Storming HomeChampion Stakes (2002), Clement L. Hirsch Memorial Turf Championship (2003)
  • References

    2001 Epsom Derby Wikipedia

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