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1999 Epsom Derby

The 1999 Epsom Derby was a horse race which took place at Epsom Downs on Saturday June 5, 1999. It was the 220th running of the Derby, and it was won by Oath. The winner was ridden by Kieren Fallon and trained by Henry Cecil. The pre-race favourite Dubai Millennium finished ninth.


Race details

  • Sponsor: Vodafone
  • Winner's prize money: £611,450
  • Going: Good (Good to Soft in places)
  • Number of runners: 16
  • Winner's time: 2m 37.43s

Full result






1 Oath Kieren Fallon Henry Cecil 13/2
2 Daliapour Gérald Mossé Luca Cumani 10/1
3 Beat All Gary Stevens Sir Michael Stoute 7/1
4 shd Housemaster Willie Ryan Michael Bell 12/1
5 All the Way Johnny Murtagh Terry Mills 33/1
6 nk Glamis Ray Cochrane John Gosden 40/1
7 Saffron Walden Michael Kinane Aidan O'Brien (IRE) 8/1
8 Compton Admiral Thierry Jarnet Gerard Butler 25/1
9 Dubai Millennium Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor 5/1 fav
10 3 Brancaster Jimmy Fortune Peter Chapple-Hyam 20/1
11 hd Val Royal Olivier Peslier André Fabre (FR) 14/1
12 Zaajer Richard Hills Ed Dunlop 16/1
13 shd Adair Daragh O'Donohoe Saeed bin Suroor 16/1
14 Salford Express Pat Eddery David Elsworth 12/1
15 9 Lucido Richard Quinn John Dunlop 13/2
16 1 Through the Rye Michael Hills Barry Hills 100/1

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

Winner's details

Further details of the winner, Oath:

  • Foaled: April 22, 1996 in Ireland
  • Breeder: Mrs Max Morris

Form analysis

Two-year-old races

Notable runs by the future Derby participants as two-year-olds in 1998.

The road to Epsom

Early-season appearances in 1999 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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