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1993 Epsom Derby

The 1993 Epsom Derby was a horse race which took place at Epsom Downs on Wednesday June 2, 1993. It was the 214th running of the Derby, and it was won by Commander in Chief. The winner was ridden by Michael Kinane and trained by Henry Cecil. The pre-race favourite Tenby finished tenth.


Race details

  • Sponsor: Ever Ready
  • Winner's prize money: £447,580
  • Going: Good
  • Number of runners: 16
  • Winner's time: 2m 34.51s

Full result






1 Commander in Chief Michael Kinane Henry Cecil 15/2
2 Blue Judge Bruce Raymond Jim Bolger (IRE) 150/1
3 Blues Traveller Darryll Holland Barry Hills 150/1
4 3 Cairo Prince Willie Carson Peter Chapple-Hyam 50/1
5 shd Barathea Michael Roberts Luca Cumani 11/1
6 5 Bob's Return Philip Robinson Mark Tompkins 15/1
7 nk Redenham Richard Quinn Richard Hannon 150/1
8 7 Wolf Prince Frankie Dettori Michael Dickinson (USA) 40/1
9 nk Fatherland Lester Piggott Vincent O'Brien (IRE) 8/1
10 1 Tenby Pat Eddery Henry Cecil 4/5 fav
11 nk Desert Team Christy Roche Jim Bolger (IRE) 25/1
12 Planetary Aspect John Reid Peter Chapple-Hyam 16/1
13 ½ Geisway Cash Asmussen Richard Hannon 25/1
14 Canaska Star Alan Munro Paul Kelleway 200/1
15 ¾ Shareek Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute 40/1
16 15 Zind Ray Cochrane Peter Chapple-Hyam 150/1

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

Winner's details

Further details of the winner, Commander in Chief:

  • Foaled: May 18, 1990 in Great Britain

Form analysis

Two-year-old races

Notable runs by the future Derby participants as two-year-olds in 1992.

The road to Epsom

Early-season appearances in 1993 and trial races prior to running in the Derby.

  • Blues Traveller4th Thirsk Classic Trial, 2nd Dee Stakes

Subsequent Group 1 wins

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



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