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2002 Epsom Derby

The 2002 Epsom Derby was a horse race which took place at Epsom Downs on Saturday June 8, 2002. It was the 223rd running of the Derby, and it was won by High Chaparral. The winner was ridden by Johnny Murtagh and trained by Aidan O'Brien. The pre-race favourite Hawk Wing finished second.


Race details

  • Sponsor: Vodafone
  • Winner's prize money: £800,400
  • Going: Good to Soft (Soft in places)
  • Number of runners: 12
  • Winner's time: 2m 39.45s

Full result






1 High Chaparral Johnny Murtagh Aidan O'Brien (IRE) 7/2
2 2 Hawk Wing Michael Kinane Aidan O'Brien (IRE) 9/4 fav
3 12 Moon Ballad Jamie Spencer Saeed bin Suroor 20/1
4 1 Jelani Fergal Lynch Andrew Turnell 100/1
5 5 Fight Your Corner Kevin Darley Mark Johnston 8/1
6 17 Where or When Jimmy Fortune Terry Mills 66/1
7 2 Naheef Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor 5/1
8 12 Bandari Richard Hills Mark Johnston 9/2
9 7 Louisville Kieren Fallon Aidan O'Brien (IRE) 25/1
10 6 Tholjanah Willie Supple Marcus Tregoning 14/1
11 6 Frankies Dream Pat Eddery Terry Mills 100/1
Fell Coshocton Philip Robinson Michael Jarvis 28/1

* The distances between the horses are shown in lengths.
† Trainers are based in Great Britain unless indicated.

Winner's details

Further details of the winner, High Chaparral:

  • Foaled: March 1, 1999 in Ireland
  • Breeder: Sean and Anne Coughlan

Form analysis

Two-year-old races

Notable runs by the future Derby participants as two-year-olds in 2001.

The road to Epsom

Early-season appearances in 2002 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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