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).
- Sponsor: Ever Ready
- Winner's prize money: £355,000
- Going: Good to Firm
- Number of runners: 13
- Winner's time: 2m 34.00s
|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.
Further details of the winner, Generous:
- Foaled: February 8, 1988 in Ireland
- Owner: Prince Fahd bin Salman
- Breeder: Barronstown Stud
- Rating in 1991 International Classifications: 137
Notable runs by the future Derby participants as two-year-olds in 1990.
- Hector Protector – 1st Prix La Flèche, 1st Prix de Cabourg, 1st Prix Morny, 1st Prix de la Salamandre, 1st Grand Critérium
- Hokusai – 1st Bernard van Cutsem Stakes
- Mystiko - 3rd Gimcrack Stakes
- Arokat – 2nd Champagne Stakes
The road to Epsom
Early-season appearances in 1991 and trial races prior to running in the Derby.
- Generous – 4th 2,000 Guineas
- Hundra – 1st Dee Stakes
- Mujaazif – 13th 2,000 Guineas
Subsequent Group 1 wins
Group 1 / Grade I victories after running in the Derby.
- Marju – St. James's Palace Stakes (1991)
- Hector Protector – Prix Jacques Le Marois (1991)
- Toulon – St. Leger (1991)
- Environment Friend – Eclipse Stakes (1991)