Kevin Manning (Mac Swiney) – 54
John Forth was at least 60 years old when partnering Frederick (1829) to victory. He also had the distinction of having trained the winner, as well as the runner-up, The Exquisite, with both colts returned at 40/1. In modern times, the oldest winning jockeys are: Scobie Breasley, 52 years old (Charlottown 1966). Charlie Smirke, 51 years old (Hard Ridden 1958). Willie Carson, 51 years old (Erhaab 1994). Mick Kinane, 49 years old (Sea The Stars 2009). Sir Gordon Richards, 49 years old (Pinza 1953).
David Egan (Mojo Star) – 21
The youngest winning jockeys are: John Parsons, 16 years old (Caractacus 1862). , Lester Piggott 18 years old (Never Say Die 1954), Walter Swinburn, 19 years old (Shergar 1981), Mickael Barzalona, 19 years old (Pour Moi 2011), Joseph O’Brien, 19 years old (Camelot 2012).
MOST SUCCESSFUL JOCKEYS
Ryan Moore (Bolshoi Ballet) – 2 wins (Workforce 2010, Ruler Of The World) from 15 rides
Frankie Dettori (John Leeper) – 2 wins (Authorized 2007, Goldern Horn 2015) from 25 rides
Kevin Manning (Mac Swiney) - 1 win (New Approach 2008) from 6 rides
William Buick (Hurricane Lane) – 1 win (Masar 2018) from 9 rides
Lester Piggott is the most successful jockey of all-time with nine victories.
LEAST SUCCESSFUL JOCKEYS
Andrea Atzeni (Third Realm) – 0 wins from 5 rides
James Doyle (One Ruler) – 0 wins from 5 rides
Jim Crowley (Mohaafeth) – 0 wins from 3 rides
Ben Curtis (Gear Up) – 0 wins from 1 ride
David Egan (Mojo Star) - 0 wins from 1 ride
Adam Kirby (Adayar) – 0 wins from 1 ride
Tom Marquand (Youth Spirit) – 0 wins from 1 ride
Declan McDonogh (Southern Lights)
Jim Bolger (Mac Swiney) – 79
Jim Bolger became the second-oldest Classic winning trainer in the modern era when successful in last month’s QIPCO 2000 Guineas with Poetic Flare. Only Harry Wragg was older by 196 days when saddling the 1982 1000 Guineas heroine On The House. It is hard to ascertain the age of Derby-winning trainers in antiquity, although Mat Dawson was 75 when saddling Ladas to victory in 1895 – it was Dawson’s sixth and final Derby winner.
Joseph O’Brien (Southern Lights) – 28
Joseph O’Brien rode two Derby winners as a jockey – Camelot (2012) and Australia (2014). Four men have both ridden and trained a Derby winner - Matt Stephenson, John Forth, Robert Sherwood and Harry Wragg. The last-named partnered Felstead (1928), Blenheim (1930) and Watling Street (1942) to victory and then trained Psidium (1961) to win the premier Classic.
MOST SUCCESSFUL TRAINERS
Aidan O’Brien (Bolshoi Ballet) – 8 wins (most successful trainer ever) from 91 runners
Charlie Appleby (Adayar, Hurricane Lane, One Ruler) – 1 win from 4 runners
William Haggas (Mohaafeth) – 1 win (Shaamit 1996) from 4 runners
Jim Bolger (Mac Swiney) – 1 win (New Approach 2008) from 9 runners
LEAST SUCCESSFUL TRAINERS
Andrew Balding (Youth Spirit) – 0 wins from 7 runners
Mark Johnston (Gear Up) – 0 wins from 6 runners
Ed Dunlop (John Leeper) – 0 wins from 5 runners
Richard Hannon (Mojo Star) – 0 wins from 2 runners
Joseph O’Brien (Southern Lights) – 0 wins from 1 runner
Roger Varian (Third Realm) – 0 wins from 1 runners
MOST SUCCESSFUL OWNER
Coolmore (Bolshoi Ballet) - Sue Magnier and Michael Tabor with Galileo (2001), High Chaparral (2002), Pour Moi (2011), Camelot (2012), Ruler Of The World (2013), Australia (2014), Wings Of Eagles (2017), Anthony Van Dyck (2019) and Serpentine (2020). Derrick Smith was also the co-owner of Pour Moi, Camelot, Ruler Of The World, Australia, Wings Of Eagles, Anthony Van Dyck and Serpentine. Magnier, Tabor and Smith, who are the backbone of the Coolmore partnerships, were the first owners to enjoy four consecutive Derby winners.
Other previously successful owners represented in this year’s Cazoo Derby are Godolphin (Adayar, Hurricane Lane and One Ruler), who scored with Masar (2018) and Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum (Third Realm), who owned 1998 scorer High-Rise.
Shadwell Estate Company Ltd (Mohaafeth) represents the interests of the late Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum, who sadly died in March. Sheikh Hamdan owned the Derby winners Nashwan (1989) and Erhaab (1994).
Mac Swiney – born February 23, 2018
John Leeper – born April 28, 2018
MOST SUCCESSFUL HORSE (PRIZE MONEY EARNED)
Mac Swiney £389,631
LEAST SUCCESSFUL HORSE (PRIZE MONEY EARNED)
Mojo Star £3,622
Mojo Star is also the only maiden in the field. The last maiden to score was Merry Hampton 1887, who scored on his debut.
Frankel (5 runners)
Sea The Stars (3 runners)
Camelot (1 runner)
Dubawi (1 runner)
Galileo (1 runner)
New Approach (1 runner)
Teofilo (1 runner)
Stallions that have previously won The Derby – Galileo (2001), New Approach (2008), Sea The Stars (2009), Camelot (2012)
A total of 49 Derby winners have been sired by Derby winners, the first being the 1798 hero Sir Harry, a son of Sir Peter Teazle (won the Derby in 1787). Serpentine (2020) is the most recent, being by the 2001 Derby victor Galileo, who was also trained by Aidan O’Brien.
Galileo has already sired five Derby winners and is the most successful Derby stallion of all-time. He was responsible for New Approach (2008), Ruler Of The World (2013), Australia (2014), Anthony van Dyck (2019) and Serpentine (2020).
New Approach sired 2018 Derby victor Masar.
Sea The Stars sired 2016 Derby winner Harzand.