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.
- Sponsor: Vodafone
- Winner's prize money: £609,000
- Going: Good
- Number of runners: 15
- Winner's time: 2m 36.75s
|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||1¼||Barathea Guest||Philip Robinson||George Margarson||12/1|
|9||2½||Zyz||Jimmy Fortune||Barry Hills||100/1|
|10||nk||Aristotle||Michael Kinane||Aidan O'Brien (IRE)||5/1|
|11||1¼||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.
Further details of the winner, Sinndar:
- Foaled: February 27, 1997 in Ireland
- Sire: Grand Lodge; Dam: Sinntara (Lashkari)
- Owner: HH Aga Khan IV
- Breeder: HH Aga Khan IV
- Rating in 2000 International Classifications: 132
Notable runs by the future Derby participants as two-year-olds in 1999.
- Sinndar – 1st National Stakes
- Zyz – 3rd Horris Hill Stakes
- Aristotle – 1st Racing Post Trophy
The road to Epsom
Early-season appearances in 2000 and trial races prior to running in the Derby.
- Beat Hollow – 1st Newmarket Stakes
- Best of the Bests – 3rd Dante Stakes
- Hatha Anna – 5th Glasgow Stakes
- St Expedit – 2nd Predominate Stakes
- Aristotle – 3rd Prix Greffulhe
- Inchlonaig – 4th UAE Derby
Subsequent Group 1 wins
Group 1 / Grade I victories after running in the Derby.
- Beat Hollow – Grand Prix de Paris (2000), Woodford Reserve Turf Classic (2002), Manhattan Handicap (2002), Arlington Million (2002)
- Best of the Bests – Prix d'Ispahan (2002)