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2001 Epsom Derby

The 2001 Epsom Derby was a horse race which took place at Epsom Downs on Saturday June 9, 2001. It was the 222nd running of the Derby, and it was won by the pre-race joint favourite Galileo. The winner was ridden by Michael Kinane and trained by Aidan O'Brien. The other joint favourite Golan finished second.


Race details

  • Sponsor: Vodafone
  • Winner's prize money: £580,000
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Number of runners: 12
  • Winner's time: 2m 33.27s

Full result






1 Galileo Michael Kinane Aidan O'Brien (IRE) 11/4 jf
2 Golan Pat Eddery Sir Michael Stoute 11/4 jf
3 nk Tobougg Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor 9/1
4 Mr Combustible Richard Hills Barry Hills 20/1
5 ½ Storming Home Michael Hills Barry Hills 14/1
6 nk Perfect Sunday Richard Hughes Barry Hills 9/2
7 Dilshaan Johnny Murtagh Sir Michael Stoute 5/1
8 1 Putra Sandhurst Philip Robinson Michael Jarvis 16/1
9 nk Sunny Glenn Jason Weaver Nick Littmoden 150/1
10 6 Chancellor Richard Quinn Barry Hills 25/1
11 King Carew Craig Williams Mick Channon 200/1
12 Cashel Bay John Carroll Luke Comer (IRE) 300/1

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

Winner's details

Further details of the winner, Galileo:

  • Foaled: March 30, 1998 in Ireland

Form analysis

Two-year-old races

Notable runs by the future Derby participants as two-year-olds in 2000.

The road to Epsom

Early-season appearances in 2001 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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