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2009 Epsom Derby

The 2009 Epsom Derby was a horse race which took place at Epsom Downs on Saturday 6 June 2009. It was the 230th running of the Derby, and it was won by Sea the Stars. The winner was ridden by Michael Kinane and trained by John Oxx. The pre-race favourite Fame and Glory finished second.


Race details

  • Sponsor: Investec
  • Winner's prize money: £709,625
  • Going: Good
  • Number of runners: 12
  • Winner's time: 2m 36.74s

Full result






1 Sea the Stars Michael Kinane John Oxx (IRE) 11/4
2 Fame and Glory Seamus Heffernan Aidan O'Brien (IRE) 9/4 fav
3 nk Masterofthehorse Richard Hughes Aidan O'Brien (IRE) 16/1
4 nse Rip Van Winkle Johnny Murtagh Aidan O'Brien (IRE) 6/1
5 shd Golden Sword Colm O'Donoghue Aidan O'Brien (IRE) 25/1
6 6 Crowded House Jamie Spencer Brian Meehan 20/1
7 ½ Age of Aquarius Pat Smullen Aidan O'Brien (IRE) 25/1
8 nk Debussy Jimmy Fortune John Gosden 33/1
9 Kite Wood Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor 28/1
10 hd Black Bear Island Ryan Moore Aidan O'Brien (IRE) 7/1
11 5 Gan Amhras Kevin Manning Jim Bolger (IRE) 8/1
12 11 Montaff Richard Hills Mick Channon 40/1

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

Winner's details

Further details of the winner, Sea the Stars:

  • Foaled: 6 April 2006 in Ireland
  • Breeder: Sunderland Holdings Ltd

Form analysis

Two-year-old races

Notable runs by the future Derby participants as two-year-olds in 2008.

The road to Epsom

Early-season appearances in 2009 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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