1989 Epsom Derby
The 1989 Epsom Derby was a horse race which took place at Epsom Downs on Wednesday June 7, 1989. It was the 210th running of the Derby, and it was won by the pre-race favourite Nashwan. The winner was ridden by Willie Carson and trained by Dick Hern.
- Sponsor: Ever Ready
- Winner's prize money: £296,000
- Going: Good
- Number of runners: 12
- Winner's time: 2m 34.90s
|1||Nashwan||Willie Carson||Dick Hern||5/4 fav|
|2||5||Terimon||Michael Roberts||Clive Brittain||500/1|
|3||2||Cacoethes||Greville Starkey||Guy Harwood||3/1|
|4||½||Ile de Nisky||George Duffield||Geoff Huffer||20/1|
|5||2||Mill Pond||Pat Eddery||Patrick Biancone (FR)||16/1|
|6||2||Gran Alba||Brian Rouse||Richard Hannon||80/1|
|7||6||Classic Fame||John Reid||Vincent O'Brien (IRE)||33/1|
|8||¾||Torjoun||Ray Cochrane||Luca Cumani||11/1|
|9||3||Flockton's Own||Richard Hills||J. R. Shaw||500/1|
|10||hd||Prince of Dance||Steve Cauthen||Dick Hern||11/2|
|11||15||Warrshan||Walter Swinburn||Michael Stoute||13/1|
|12||25||Polar Run||Tony Clark||Guy Harwood||250/1|
* The distances between the horses are shown in lengths or shorter. hd = head.
† Trainers are based in Great Britain unless indicated.
Further details of the winner, Nashwan:
- Foaled: March 1, 1986 in Kentucky, USA
- Owner: Hamdan Al Maktoum
- Breeder: Hamdan Al Maktoum
- Rating in 1989 International Classifications: 131
Notable runs by the future Derby participants as two-year-olds in 1988.
- Nashwan – 1st Autumn Stakes
- Cacoethes – 3rd Autumn Stakes
- Gran Alba – 5th Horris Hill Stakes, 3rd Burr Stakes
The road to Epsom
Early-season appearances in 1989 and trial races prior to running in the Derby.
- Nashwan – 1st 2,000 Guineas
- Terimon – 2nd Thirsk Classic Trial
- Cacoethes – 1st Lingfield Derby Trial
- Gran Alba – 4th Predominate Stakes
- Classic Fame – 5th Irish 2,000 Guineas
- Torjoun – 1st Dante Stakes
- Flockton's Own – 6th Dante Stakes
- Prince of Dance – 1st Newmarket Stakes
- Polar Run – 2nd Warren Stakes
Subsequent Group 1 wins
Group 1 / Grade I victories after running in the Derby.
- Terimon – International Stakes (1991)
- Cacoethes – Turf Classic (1990)
- Gran Alba – Christmas Hurdle (1991)