1988 Epsom Derby

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1988 Epsom Derby
Location Epsom Downs Racecourse
Date 1 June 1988
Winning horse Kahyasi
SP 11/1
Jockey Ray Cochrane
Trainer Luca Cumani
Owner Aga Khan IV

The 1988 Epsom Derby was a horse race which took place at Epsom Downs on Wednesday 1 June 1988. It was the 209th running of the Derby, and it was won by Kahyasi. The winner was ridden by Ray Cochrane and trained by Luca Cumani. The pre-race favourite Red Glow finished fourth.

Race details[edit]

  • Sponsor: Ever Ready
  • Winner's prize money: £296,500
  • Going: Good
  • Number of runners: 14
  • Winner's time: 2m 33.84s
Winner's racing colours

Full result[edit]

* Horse Jockey Trainer SP
1 Kahyasi Ray Cochrane Luca Cumani 11/1
2 Glacial Storm Michael Hills Barry Hills 14/1
3 Doyoun Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute 9/1
4 ½ Red Glow Pat Eddery Geoff Wragg 5/2 fav
5 nk Kefaah John Reid Luca Cumani 25/1
6 3 Sheriff's Star Tony Ives Lady Herries 18/1
7 hd Unfuwain Steve Cauthen Dick Hern 9/2
8 6 Minster Son Willie Carson Dick Hern 6/1
9 ½ Project Manager Kevin Manning Jim Bolger (IRE) 66/1
10 Al Mufti Richard Hills Harry Thomson Jones 14/1
11 1 Charmer Paul Eddery Dick Hern 11/1
12 Clifton Chapel Billy Newnes Steve Norton 100/1
13 Maksud Michael Roberts Robert Armstrong 200/1
14 Al Muhalhal Paul D'Arcy Harry Thomson Jones 500/1

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

Winner's details[edit]

Further details of the winner, Kahyasi:

Form analysis[edit]

Two-year-old races[edit]

Notable runs by the future Derby participants as two-year-olds in 1987.

The road to Epsom[edit]

Early-season appearances in 1988 and trial races prior to running in the Derby.

Subsequent Group 1 wins[edit]

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