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Investec Derby Festival

Investec Derby Past Results and Interesting Facts


The Investec Derby is one of the most hotly anticipated horseracing events in the UK and known as the Greatest Flat Race in the World.


The event holds huge significance in the thoroughbred industry. Names are made, and big names return to Epsom's Investec Derby every year for a weekend of unforgettable racing. If you’re looking for the highlights, results and runners of past Epsom Derby races, you’ll find them below, along with interesting facts from the race’s history.

Investec Derby 2019 results

The winner of the 2019 Investec Derby was Anthony Van Dyck, trained by Aidan O'Brien. Aidan O'Brien became the joint winning-most trainer in Investec Derby history after 13/2 shot Anthony Van Dyck provided the master of Ballydoyle with a seventh success in Britain's premier Classic and richest race.


Want to know the horses in Epsom's Investec Derby 2019? Here’s a full list of the Investec Derby 2019 runners:


2nd place – Madhmoon

3rd place – Japan

4th place - Broome

5th place – Sir Dragonet

6th place – Circus Maximus

7th place – Humanitarian

8th place – Norway

9th place – Line Of Duty

10th place – Sovereign

11th place – Hiroshima

12th place – Bangkok

13th place - Telecaster

Investec Derby 2018 winner

The winner of the 2018 Investec Derby was Masar, outstripping all other contenders. This was a record-breaking win in that it was the first win for all connections: the trainer Charlie Appleby, the owner Godolphin, and the jockey William Buick.


Previous Investec Derby winners: 

The 2017 Investec Epsom Derby saw an unexpected winner – Wings of Eagles won the race with odds of 40-1, having never previously won a stakes race. The 2016 Investec Derby was won by Harzand, ridden by Pat Smullen. In 2015 Golden Horn took the title, which was the second ever Epsom Derby win for Frankie Dettori.

Interesting facts about the Investec Derby at Epsom

  • The Investec Derby is a Group 1 race for 3-year-old colts and fillies run over a distance of 1 mile and 4 furlongs. 
  • The first Derby took place in 1780 and is named after the 12th Earl of Derby following the toss of a coin between the Earl of Derby and Sir Charles Bunbury.
  • The first ever Derby was won by Diomed, a colt owned by Sir Charles Bunbury.
  • The Derby has run at Epsom Downs every year except during the two world wars where it was run at Newmarket.
  • Investec have sponsored the Derby since 2009.
  • The Investec Derby has a purse of £1,500,000 with the winner picking up £850,650.
  • Lester Piggott won the Derby a record 9 times!
  • The fastest Derby was recorded in 2010 by Workforce who holds the course record at 2 minutes 31.33 seconds.
  • The widest winning margin was 10 lengths by Shergar in 1981.
  • Suffragette Emily Davison was killed when struck down by the Kings horse Amner in the 1913 Derby.  There is a plaque in her memory at Tattenham corner.
  • Alex Greaves was the first female Jockey to ride in the Derby in 1996, there has been two others since – Hayley Turner and Ana O’Brien.
  • Fifinella is the most recent filly to win the Derby in 1916.  She also won the Oaks in the same year.
  • The Queen has had 10 Derby runners; the closest to winning was with Aureole taking 2nd place in 1953.  She has attended every Derby in her reign other than 2 runnings, which coincided with the 40th and 60th D-Day landing anniversaries.


Interesting facts about the Investec Oaks at Epsom

  • The Investec Oaks is a Group 1 race for 3-year-old fillies only and is run over the same distance as the Derby.
  • The first winner of the Oaks was Bridget owned by the Earl of Derby.
  • Forever Together won the 2018 running of the Oaks, ridden by Donnacha O’Brien and trained by Aiden O’Brien.
  • Enable holds the fastest winning time of the Oaks – 2 minutes 34.13 seconds.
  • The Queen won the Oaks with Dunfermine in 1977.
  • The Coronation Cup is the other Group 1 race which is run on the same day as the Oaks.  It is also run over 1 mile and 4 furlongs, the same distance as the Derby and the Oaks but is for racehorses aged 4 years and over.

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