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2007 Epsom Derby

The 2007 Epsom Derby was a horse race which took place at Epsom Downs on Saturday June 2, 2007. It was the 228th running of the Derby, and it was won by the pre-race favourite Authorized. The winner was ridden by Frankie Dettori and trained by Peter Chapple-Hyam.


Race details

  • Sponsor: Vodafone
  • Winner's prize money: £709,750
  • Going: Good
  • Number of runners: 17
  • Winner's time: 2m 34.77s

Full result






1 Authorized Frankie Dettori Peter Chapple-Hyam 5/4 fav
2 5 Eagle Mountain Johnny Murtagh Aidan O'Brien (IRE) 6/1
3 Aqaleem Richard Hills Marcus Tregoning 9/1
4 hd Lucarno Steve Drowne John Gosden 16/1
5 ½ Soldier of Fortune Wayne Lordan Aidan O'Brien (IRE) 14/1
6 ¾ Salford Mill Ted Durcan David Elsworth 20/1
7 Kid Mambo Joe Fanning Terry Mills 50/1
8 nk Yellowstone Colm O'Donoghue Aidan O'Brien (IRE) 28/1
9 Acapulco Fran Berry Aidan O'Brien (IRE) 66/1
10 shd Admiralofthefleet Seamus Heffernan Aidan O'Brien (IRE) 14/1
11 6 Mahler Pat Smullen Aidan O'Brien (IRE) 20/1
12 2 Anton Chekhov Declan McDonogh Aidan O'Brien (IRE) 50/1
13 8 Regime Martin Dwyer Michael Bell 20/1
14 Leander Mark Gallagher Brett Johnson 100/1
15 1 Petara Bay Dane O'Neill Terry Mills 100/1
16 13 Strategic Prince Eddie Ahern Paul Cole 20/1
17 4 Archipenko Michael Kinane Aidan O'Brien (IRE) 13/2

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

Winner's details

Further details of the winner, Authorized:

  • Foaled: February 14, 2004 in Ireland
  • Owner: Saleh Al Homaizi and Imad Al Sagar

Form analysis

Two-year-old races

Notable runs by the future Derby participants as two-year-olds in 2006.

The road to Epsom

Early-season appearances in 2007 and trial races prior to running in the Derby.

  • Admiralofthefleet7th Leopardstown 2,000 Guineas Trial Stakes, 1st Dee Stakes
  • Mahler1st Gowran Classic Trial

Subsequent Group 1 wins

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

  • Salford Mill (renamed Helene Mascot) – Hong Kong Classic Mile (2008), Hong Kong Derby (2008)



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