This was run on the Saturday 7th June 2008 and it was sunny. The winner was bred by Lodge Park Stud and trained by Jim Bolger. The winner, at 5/1, won by 1/2 length and was owned by HRH Princess Haya of Jordan. The second was 6/1 and the third was 7/2 fav.There were 16 runners. The winning time was 2 mins 36.5 secs and the first prize was £802,443.95 (The equivalent of £1,018,000 in today's terms based on Bank of England inflation calculator)

DERBY 2008

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The RacingUK website and bank of film clips provide excellent coverage of the Epsom Derby. The link below is a 1 minute 55 second clip of the Derby.


No. Horse Trainer Jockey
1st New Approach J S Bolger (Ire) K J Manning
2nd Tartan Bearer Sir Michael Stoute R Moore
3rd Casual Conquest D K Weld (Ire) P J Smullen
1 Alan Devonshire M H Tompkins P Mulrennan
2 Alessandro Volta A P O'Brien (Ire) J Hefferman
3 Bashkirov A P O'Brien (Ire) D McCabe
4 Bouguereau P W Chappel-Hyam A Munro
6 Curtain Call L M Cumani J Spencer
7 Doctor Freemantle Sir Michael Stoute K McEvoy
8 Frozen Fire A P O'Brien (Ire) M J Kinane
9 Kandahar Run H R A Cecil T Durcan
10 King Of Rome A P O'Brien (Ire) J Murtagh
11 Maidstone Mixture Paul Murphy M O'Connell
13 Rio De La Plata Saeed Bin Suroor L Dettori
15 Tajaaweed Sir Michael Stoute R Hills
17 Washington Irving A P O'Brien (Ire) C O'Donoghue
Tote Win £5.80 Places £2.30 £3.20 £1.50
7/2 Casual Conquest
5/1 New Approach
11/2 Doctor Freemantle
6/1 Tartan Bearer
7/1 Curtain Call
10/1 Tajaaweed
11/1 Kandahar Run
16/1 Frozen Fire
16/1 King of Rome
20/1 Rio De La Plata
33/1 Washington Irvine
33/1 Alessandro Volta
100/1 Bouguereau
100/1 Alan Devonshire
125/1 Bashirov
250/1 Maidstone Mixture
  Over-Round 124%