2012 Epsom Derby

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
2012 Epsom Derby
Location Epsom Downs Racecourse
Date 2 June 2012
Winning horse Camelot
Starting price 8/13 Fav
Jockey Joseph O'Brien
Trainer Aidan O'Brien
Owner Sue Magnier / Michael Tabor / Derrick Smith
Conditions Good to firm
← 2011
2013 →
Epsom Derby 2012
Purple, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap Dark blue, light blue cross belts, striped sleeves, white cap Purple, White seams, Striped sleeves, White cap
Camelot Main Sequence Astrology

The 2012 Epsom Derby (known as the Investec Derby for sponsorship reasons) was the 233rd annual running of the Derby horse race. It took place at Epsom Downs Racecourse on 2 June 2012.

The race was won by Camelot, the 8/13 favourite ridden by jockey Joseph O'Brien and trained by his father Aidan O'Brien.[1][2][3]

As usual, in attendance at Epsom was Queen Elizabeth II to mark the start of a national holiday weekend celebrating her Diamond Jubilee.

Race details[edit]

  • Sponsor: Investec
  • Winner's prize money: £751,408
  • Going: Good to firm
  • Number of runners: 9
  • Winner's time: 2 minutes, 33.90 seconds

Full result[edit]

2012 Derby field rounding Tattenham Corner. Camelot is at far left.
Dist * Horse Jockey Trainer SP
1 Camelot Joseph O'Brien Aidan O'Brien 8-13 F
2 5 Main Sequence Ted Durcan David Lanigan 9-1
3 shd Astrology Ryan Moore Aidan O'Brien 13-2
4 6 Thought Worthy William Buick John Gosden 16-1
5 2 Mickdaam Paul Hanagan Richard Fahey 25-1
6 1 Bonfire Jimmy Fortune Andrew Balding 9-1
7 1 Minimise Risk Jamie Spencer Andrew Balding 66-1
8 2 Rugged Cross Dane O'Neill Henry Candy 33-1
9 4 Cavaleiro Hayley Turner Marcus Tregoning 25-1

Winner details[edit]

Further details of the winner, Camelot:

Form analysis[edit]

Two-year-old races[edit]

Notable runs by the future Derby participants as two-year-olds in 2011:

The road to Epsom[edit]

Early-season appearances in 2012 and trial races prior to running in the Derby:

Subsequent Group 1 wins[edit]

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

Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II[edit]

In June 2011, Buckingham Palace announced that Queen Elizabeth II would begin her Diamond Jubilee celebrations by attending the 2012 Derby.[4]


  1. ^ Wood, Greg (2 May 2012). "Aidan O'Brien and son Joseph combine to make Derby legend Camelot". Guardian. London. Retrieved 5 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "Camelot gives Aidan O'Brien fourth Classic win". BBC Sport. 2 May 2012. Retrieved 5 June 2012. 
  3. ^ Armytage, Marcus (2 May 2012). "Camelot triumphs at Epsom Derby as Aidan and Joseph O'Brien revel in win as they eye Triple Crown glory". Daily Telegraph. London. Retrieved 5 June 2012. 
  4. ^ "Derby date and holidays mark Queen's Diamond Jubilee". BBC News. 2 June 2011. 

External links[edit]