2004 Epsom Derby

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2004 Epsom Derby
Location Epsom Downs Racecourse
Date 5 June 2004
Winning horse North Light
Starting price 7/2 jf
Jockey Kieren Fallon
Trainer Sir Michael Stoute
Owner Ballymacoll Stud
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North Light Rule of Law Let The Lion Roar

The 2004 Epsom Derby was a horse race that took place at Epsom Downs on Saturday 5 June 2004. It was the 225th running of the Derby, won by the pre-race joint favourite North Light. The winner was ridden by Kieren Fallon and trained by Sir Michael Stoute. The other joint favourite Snow Ridge finished seventh.

Race details[edit]

  • Sponsor: Vodafone
  • Winner's prize money: £788,220
  • Going: Good
  • Number of runners: 14
  • Winner's time: 2m 33.72s

Full result[edit]

* Horse Jockey Trainer SP
1 North Light Kieren Fallon Sir Michael Stoute 7/2 jf
2 Rule of Law Kerrin McEvoy Saeed bin Suroor 20/1
3 hd Let the Lion Roar Michael Kinane John Dunlop 14/1
4 hd Percussionist Kevin Darley John Gosden 7/1
5 3 Salford City Johnny Murtagh David Elsworth 8/1
6 American Post Richard Hughes Criquette Head-Maarek (FR) 13/2
7 Snow Ridge Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor 7/2 jf
8 hd Hazyview Eddie Ahern Neville Callaghan 40/1
9 Pukka Darryll Holland Luca Cumani 10/1
10 Gatwick Richard Quinn Mick Channon 16/1
11 nk Massif Centrale Dane O'Neill David Elsworth 100/1
12 19 Coming Again Michael Hills Barry Hills 80/1
13 Elshadi Martin Dwyer Marcus Tregoning 25/1
14 7 Meath Jamie Spencer Aidan O'Brien (IRE) 16/1

* 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, North Light:

Form analysis[edit]

Two-year-old races[edit]

Notable runs by the future Derby participants as two-year-olds in 2003.

The road to Epsom[edit]

Early-season appearances in 2004 and trial races prior to running in the Derby.

Subsequent Group 1 wins[edit]

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