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1994 Epsom Derby

The 1994 Epsom Derby was a horse race which took place at Epsom Downs on Wednesday June 1, 1994. It was the 215th running of the Derby, and it was won by the pre-race favourite Erhaab. The winner was ridden by Willie Carson and trained by John Dunlop.


Race details

  • Sponsor: Ever Ready
  • Winner's prize money: £473,080
  • Going: Good
  • Number of runners: 25
  • Winner's time: 2m 34.16s

Full result






1 Erhaab Willie Carson John Dunlop 7/2 fav
2 King's Theatre Michael Kinane Henry Cecil 14/1
3 Colonel Collins John Reid Peter Chapple-Hyam 10/1
4 5 Mister Baileys Jason Weaver Mark Johnston 14/1
5 ¾ Khamaseen Lester Piggott John Dunlop 33/1
6 nk Pencader Brent Thomson Peter Chapple-Hyam 66/1
7 5 Golden Ball Kevin Darley Michael Stoute 50/1
8 Just Happy Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute 50/1
9 nk Star Selection Alan Munro Paul Cole 100/1
10 hd Linney Head Frankie Dettori John Gosden 8/1
11 nk Ionio Michael Roberts Clive Brittain 50/1
12 4 Chocolat de Meguro Ray Cochrane Guy Harwood 40/1
13 Weigh Anchor Cash Asmussen Ian Balding 10/1
14 4 Wishing Billy Newnes Richard Hannon 100/1
15 6 Party Season Kieren Fallon Charles Cyzer 50/1
16 ¾ Jabaroot Bruce Raymond Michael Stoute 200/1
17 Waiting Richard Quinn Paul Cole 16/1
18 shd Chickawicka John Carroll Rod Millman 200/1
19 2 Sunshack Pat Eddery André Fabre (FR) 12/1
20 nk The Flying Phantom Philip Robinson Mark Tompkins 250/1
21 Broadway Flyer Michael Hills John Hills 6/1
22 12 Darkwood Bay Darryll Holland David Elsworth 100/1
23 8 Colonel Colt Brian Rouse Robin Dickin 500/1
24 Plato's Republic Darren Biggs John Jenkins 500/1
UR Foyer Willie Ryan Michael Stoute 20/1

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

Winner's details

Further details of the winner, Erhaab:

  • Foaled: May 24, 1991 in Kentucky, USA

Form analysis

Two-year-old races

Notable runs by the future Derby participants as two-year-olds in 1993.

The road to Epsom

Early-season appearances in 1994 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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