This was run on Saturday 4th June 2005 and the winner was bred by the Deerfield Farm and trained by Michael Bell. There were 13 runners and the winner won by 5 lengths in a time of 2 mins 35.69 secs, with 3 lengths between second and third. The winner was owned by The Royal Ascot Racing Club and claimed a first prize of £725,000, (The equivalent of £1,029,200 in today's terms based on Bank of England inflation calculator). The second was owned by Michael Tabor and the third by Godolphin.


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The RacingUK website and bank of film clips provide excellent coverage of the Epsom Derby. The link below is a 4 minute 3 second clip of the Derby.


Pos. Horse Jockey Trainer
1 MOTIVATOR Johnny Murtagh Michael Bell
2 WALK IN THE PARK Alan Munro J.E.Hammond
3 DUBAWI Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor
4 FRACAS Jamie Spencer David Wachman
5 GYPSY KING Kieren Fallon A.P.O'Brien
6 HATTAN Seb Sanders Clive Brittain
7 UNFURLED Ryan Moore John Dunlop
8 THE GEEZER T.Quinn David Elsworth
9 GRAND CENTRAL Jimmy Fortune A.P.O'Brien
10 ORATORIO Mick Kinane A.P.O'Brien
11 KINGS QUAY Dane O'Neill Richard Hannon
12 ALMIGHTY Pat Smullen A.P.O'Brien


Richard Hughes John Dunlop
3/1 Motivator
7/2 Gypsy King
5/1 Dubawi
8/1 Oratorio
8/1 Fracas
10/1 The Geezer
11/1 Walk in the Park
20/1 Kong
25/1 Hattan
25/1 Grand Central
40/1 Unfurled
66/1 Almighty
150/1 Kings Quay
  Over-Round 121%