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1991 Epsom Derby

The 1991 Epsom Derby was a horse race which took place at Epsom Downs on Wednesday June 5, 1991. It was the 212th running of the Derby, and it was won by Generous. The winner was ridden by Alan Munro and trained by Paul Cole. The pre-race joint favourites were Corrupt (sixth) and Toulon (ninth).


Race details

  • Sponsor: Ever Ready
  • Winner's prize money: £355,000
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Number of runners: 13
  • Winner's time: 2m 34.00s

Full result






1 Generous Alan Munro Paul Cole 9/1
2 5 Marju Willie Carson John Dunlop 14/1
3 7 Star of Gdansk Christy Roche Jim Bolger (IRE) 14/1
4 ½ Hector Protector Freddy Head François Boutin (FR) 6/1
5 shd Hundra Bruce Raymond Paul Kelleway 66/1
6 ½ Corrupt Cash Asmussen Neville Callaghan 4/1 jf
7 4 Hokusai Lester Piggott Henry Cecil 25/1
8 6 Hailsham Steve Cauthen Clive Brittain 28/1
9 ½ Toulon Pat Eddery André Fabre (FR) 4/1 jf
10 7 Mystiko Michael Roberts Clive Brittain 5/1
11 10 Environment Friend George Duffield James Fanshawe 11/1
12 2 Arokat Paul Eddery Barry Hills 250/1
13 30 Mujaazif Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute 33/1

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

Winner's details

Further details of the winner, Generous:

  • Foaled: February 8, 1988 in Ireland
  • Breeder: Barronstown Stud

Form analysis

Two-year-old races

Notable runs by the future Derby participants as two-year-olds in 1990.

The road to Epsom

Early-season appearances in 1991 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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