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2006 Epsom Derby

The 2006 Epsom Derby was a horse race which took place at Epsom Downs on Saturday June 3, 2006. It was the 227th running of the Derby, and it was won by Sir Percy. The winner was ridden by Martin Dwyer and trained by Marcus Tregoning. The pre-race favourite Visindar finished fifth.


Race details

  • Sponsor: Vodafone
  • Winner's prize money: £740,695
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Number of runners: 18
  • Winner's time: 2m 35.23s

Full result






1 Sir Percy Martin Dwyer Marcus Tregoning 6/1
2 shd Dragon Dancer Darryll Holland Geoff Wragg 66/1
3 hd Dylan Thomas Johnny Murtagh Aidan O'Brien (IRE) 25/1
4 shd Hala Bek Philip Robinson Michael Jarvis 9/1
5 2 Visindar Christophe Soumillon André Fabre (FR) 2/1 fav
6 1 Best Alibi Ryan Moore Sir Michael Stoute 33/1
7 2 Sixties Icon Shane Kelly Jeremy Noseda 66/1
8 Mountain Seamus Heffernan Aidan O'Brien (IRE) 50/1
9 Linda's Lad Frankie Dettori André Fabre (FR) 9/1
10 ¾ Papal Bull Robert Winston Sir Michael Stoute 11/1
11 Championship Point Ted Durcan Mick Channon 12/1
12 Septimus Michael Kinane Aidan O'Brien (IRE) 17/2
13 Before You Go Ian Mongan Terry Mills 100/1
14 ½ Sienna Storm Michael Hills Mark Tompkins 200/1
15 4 Atlantic Waves Joe Fanning Mark Johnston 25/1
16 Snoqualmie Boy John Egan David Elsworth 150/1
17 10 Noddies Way Robert Miles John Panvert 500/1
PU Horatio Nelson Kieren Fallon Aidan O'Brien (IRE) 11/2

* The distances between the horses are shown in lengths or shorter. shd = short-head; hd = head; PU = pulled up.
† Trainers are based in Great Britain unless indicated.

Winner's details

Further details of the winner, Sir Percy:

  • Foaled: January 27, 2003 in Great Britain
  • Sire: Mark of Esteem; Dam: Percy's Lass (Blakeney)
  • Owner: Anthony Pakenham
  • Breeder: The Old Suffolk Stud

Form analysis

Two-year-old races

Notable runs by the future Derby participants as two-year-olds in 2005.

The road to Epsom

Early-season appearances in 2006 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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