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2004 Epsom Derby

The 2004 Epsom Derby was a horse race which took place at Epsom Downs on Saturday June 5, 2004. It was the 225th running of the Derby, and it was won by the pre-race joint favourite North Light. The winner was ridden by Kieren Fallon and trained by Sir Michael Stoute. The other joint favourite Snow Ridge finished seventh.


Race details

  • Sponsor: Vodafone
  • Winner's prize money: £788,220
  • Going: Good
  • Number of runners: 14
  • Winner's time: 2m 33.72s

Full result






1 North Light Kieren Fallon Sir Michael Stoute 7/2 jf
2 Rule of Law Kerrin McEvoy Saeed bin Suroor 20/1
3 hd Let the Lion Roar Michael Kinane John Dunlop 14/1
4 hd Percussionist Kevin Darley John Gosden 7/1
5 3 Salford City Johnny Murtagh David Elsworth 8/1
6 American Post Richard Hughes Criquette Head-Maarek (FR) 13/2
7 Snow Ridge Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor 7/2 jf
8 hd Hazyview Eddie Ahern Neville Callaghan 40/1
9 Pukka Darryll Holland Luca Cumani 10/1
10 Gatwick Richard Quinn Mick Channon 16/1
11 nk Massif Centrale Dane O'Neill David Elsworth 100/1
12 19 Coming Again Michael Hills Barry Hills 80/1
13 Elshadi Martin Dwyer Marcus Tregoning 25/1
14 7 Meath Jamie Spencer Aidan O'Brien (IRE) 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, North Light:

  • Foaled: March 1, 2001 in Ireland
  • Owner: Ballymacoll Stud
  • Breeder: Ballymacoll Stud Farm Ltd

Form analysis

Two-year-old races

Notable runs by the future Derby participants as two-year-olds in 2003.

The road to Epsom

Early-season appearances in 2004 and trial races prior to running in the Derby.

  • Gatwick1st Haydock Silver Bowl

Subsequent Group 1 wins

Group 1 / Grade I victories after running in the Derby.



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