2002 Epsom Derby

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2002 Epsom Derby
Location Epsom Downs Racecourse
Date 8 June 2002
Winning horse High Chaparral
SP 7/2
Jockey Johnny Murtagh
Trainer Aidan O'Brien
Owner Michael Tabor & Sue Magnier

The 2002 Epsom Derby was a horse race which took place at Epsom Downs on Saturday June 8, 2002. It was the 223rd running of the Derby, and it was won by High Chaparral. The winner was ridden by Johnny Murtagh and trained by Aidan O'Brien. The pre-race favourite Hawk Wing finished second.

Race details[edit]

  • Sponsor: Vodafone
  • Winner's prize money: £800,400
  • Going: Good to Soft (Soft in places)
  • Number of runners: 12
  • Winner's time: 2m 39.45s

Full result[edit]

* Horse Jockey Trainer SP
1 High Chaparral Johnny Murtagh Aidan O'Brien (IRE) 7/2
2 2 Hawk Wing Michael Kinane Aidan O'Brien (IRE) 9/4 fav
3 12 Moon Ballad Jamie Spencer Saeed bin Suroor 20/1
4 1 Jelani Fergal Lynch Andrew Turnell 100/1
5 5 Fight Your Corner Kevin Darley Mark Johnston 8/1
6 17 Where or When Jimmy Fortune Terry Mills 66/1
7 2 Naheef Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor 5/1
8 12 Bandari Richard Hills Mark Johnston 9/2
9 7 Louisville Kieren Fallon Aidan O'Brien (IRE) 25/1
10 6 Tholjanah Willie Supple Marcus Tregoning 14/1
11 6 Frankies Dream Pat Eddery Terry Mills 100/1
Fell Coshocton Philip Robinson Michael Jarvis 28/1

* The distances between the horses are shown in lengths.
† Trainers are based in Great Britain unless indicated.

Winner's details[edit]

Winner's racing colours

Further details of the winner, High Chaparral:

Form analysis[edit]

Two-year-old races[edit]

Notable runs by the future Derby participants as two-year-olds in 2001.

The road to Epsom[edit]

Early-season appearances in 2002 and trial races prior to running in the Derby.

Subsequent Group 1 wins[edit]

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