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1990 Epsom Derby

The 1990 Epsom Derby was a horse race which took place at Epsom Downs on Wednesday June 6, 1990. It was the 211th running of the Derby, and it was won by Quest for Fame. The winner was ridden by Pat Eddery and trained by Roger Charlton. The pre-race favourite Razeen finished fourteenth.


Race details

  • Sponsor: Ever Ready
  • Winner's prize money: £355,000
  • Going: Good
  • Number of runners: 18
  • Winner's time: 2m 37.26s

Full result






1 Quest for Fame Pat Eddery Roger Charlton 7/1
2 3 Blue Stag Cash Asmussen Barry Hills 8/1
3 Elmaamul Willie Carson Dick Hern 10/1
4 Kaheel Michael Roberts Alec Stewart 33/1
5 2 Karinga Bay Brian Rouse Denys Smith 14/1
6 hd Duke of Paducah Ray Cochrane Guy Harwood 14/1
7 hd Zoman Richard Quinn Paul Cole 6/1
8 nk Treble Eight Bruce Raymond Michael Jarvis 66/1
9 Linamix Gérald Mossé François Boutin (FR) 11/2
10 10 Missionary Ridge Michael Hills Barry Hills 50/1
11 ¾ Digression Walter Swinburn Guy Harwood 14/1
12 Sober Mind Alan Munro Paul Kelleway 150/1
13 Bookcase John Williams David Elsworth 150/1
14 Razeen Steve Cauthen Henry Cecil 9/2 fav
15 hd Bastille Day Stephen Craine Tommy Stack (IRE) 100/1
16 3 River God Michael Kinane Henry Cecil 28/1
17 12 Aromatic Tony Clark Guy Harwood 100/1
18 3 Mr Brooks Pat Shanahan Kevin Connolly (IRE) 66/1

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

Winner's details

Further details of the winner, Quest for Fame:

  • Foaled: February 15, 1987 in Great Britain

Form analysis

Two-year-old races

Notable runs by the future Derby participants as two-year-olds in 1989.

  • Bastille Day12th Cartier Million

The road to Epsom

Early-season appearances in 1990 and trial races prior to running in the Derby.

Subsequent Group 1 wins

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



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