1996 Epsom Derby

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1996 Epsom Derby
Location Epsom Downs Racecourse
Date 8 June 1996
Winning horse Shaamit
SP 12/1
Jockey Michael Hills
Trainer William Haggas
Owner Khalifa Dasmal

The 1996 Epsom Derby was a horse race which took place at Epsom Downs on Saturday June 8, 1996. It was the 217th running of the Derby, and it was won by Shaamit. The winner was ridden by Michael Hills and trained by William Haggas. The pre-race favourite Dushyantor finished second.

Race details[edit]

  • Sponsor: Vodafone
  • Winner's prize money: £523,100
  • Going: Good (Good to Firm in places)
  • Number of runners: 20
  • Winner's time: 2m 35.05s

Full result[edit]

* Horse Jockey Trainer SP
1 Shaamit Michael Hills William Haggas 12/1
2 Dushyantor Pat Eddery Henry Cecil 9/2 fav
3 Shantou Frankie Dettori John Gosden 25/1
4 1 Glory of Dancer Olivier Peslier Paul Kelleway 6/1
5 hd Alhaarth Willie Carson Dick Hern 15/2
6 Mystic Knight Kevin Darley Roger Charlton 14/1
7 1 Jack Jennings John Reid Bryan McMahon 25/1
8 Acharne Warren O'Connor Clive Brittain 200/1
9 Chief Contender David Harrison Peter Chapple-Hyam 15/1
10 ½ Double Leaf Johnny Murtagh Michael Stoute 16/1
11 nk Classic Eagle Allan Mackay Roger Harris 200/1
12 shd Tasdid Willie Supple Kevin Prendergast (IRE) 200/1
13 hd Even Top Philip Robinson Mark Tompkins 11/2
14 6 Spartan Heartbeat Mark Birch Clive Brittain 200/1
15 Storm Trooper Michael Kinane Henry Cecil 15/2
16 Zaforum Dane O'Neill Les Montague Hall 150/1
17 1 St Mawes Richard Quinn John Dunlop 20/1
18 5 Busy Flight Cash Asmussen Barry Hills 25/1
19 7 Prince of My Heart Brent Thomson Barry Hills 100/1
20 3 Portuguese Lil (filly) Alex Greaves David Nicholls 500/1

* 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[edit]

Winner's racing colours

Further details of the winner, Shaamit:

Form analysis[edit]

Two-year-old races[edit]

Notable runs by the future Derby participants as two-year-olds in 1995.

The road to Epsom[edit]

Early-season appearances in 1996 and trial races prior to running in the Derby.

Subsequent Group 1 wins[edit]

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