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2000 Epsom Derby

The 2000 Epsom Derby was a horse race which took place at Epsom Downs on Saturday June 10, 2000. It was the 221st running of the Derby, and it was won by Sinndar. The winner was ridden by Johnny Murtagh and trained by John Oxx. The pre-race favourite Beat Hollow finished third.


Race details

  • Sponsor: Vodafone
  • Winner's prize money: £609,000
  • Going: Good
  • Number of runners: 15
  • Winner's time: 2m 36.75s

Full result






1 Sinndar Johnny Murtagh John Oxx (IRE) 7/1
2 1 Sakhee Richard Hills John Dunlop 4/1
3 5 Beat Hollow Richard Quinn Henry Cecil 7/2 fav
4 4 Best of the Bests Chris McCarron Saeed bin Suroor 12/1
5 3 Wellbeing Willie Ryan Henry Cecil 7/1
6 ½ Hatha Anna Kevin Darley Saeed bin Suroor 66/1
7 ½ St Expedit Richard Hughes Geoff Wragg 28/1
8 Barathea Guest Philip Robinson George Margarson 12/1
9 Zyz Jimmy Fortune Barry Hills 100/1
10 nk Aristotle Michael Kinane Aidan O'Brien (IRE) 5/1
11 Inchlonaig Pat Eddery Saeed bin Suroor 16/1
12 7 Broche Christophe Soumillon Saeed bin Suroor 40/1
13 ¾ Going Global John Reid Sean Woods 25/1
14 hd Cracow Michael Hills John Hills 66/1
15 dist Kingsclere Olivier Peslier Ian Balding 16/1

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

Winner's details

Further details of the winner, Sinndar:

  • Foaled: February 27, 1997 in Ireland
  • Sire: Grand Lodge; Dam: Sinntara (Lashkari)
  • Breeder: HH Aga Khan IV

Form analysis

Two-year-old races

Notable runs by the future Derby participants as two-year-olds in 1999.

The road to Epsom

Early-season appearances in 2000 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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