My Racing Trophies and the Derby Dream

In early 1998, Vodafone commissioned me to create a trophy for the Epsom Derby.  This was the start of a twelve-year...

My Racing Trophies and the Derby Dream

2009 – Arthur Budgett with Morston and Blakeney

Arthur Budgett bred both Blakeney and Morston from his mare Windmill Girl and by a strange twist of fate continued to...

2009 – Arthur Budgett with Morston and Blakeney

2008 – Shirley Heights

As a stallion, Shirley Heights’ contribution to the modern thoroughbred was colossal.  Owned by Lord Halifax and...

2008 – Shirley Heights

2007 – Galileo and Mick Kinane

Vodafone, in their last year of sponsorship, asked me to make a study of Galileo who, following his Derby success in...

2007 – Galileo and Mick Kinane

2006 – Persimmon and the Prince of Wales

The ultimate success of a Derby winner is his success at stud.  The first of King Edward VII’s Derby winners was...

2006 – Persimmon and the Prince of Wales

2005 – Lammtarra

After he had won his only start as a two-year-old, Lammtarra’s trainer, Alex Scott, backed him at 33-1 for the...

2005 – Lammtarra

2004 – Ormonde

Owned and bred by the Duke of Westminster, the Derby winner of 1886 was Ormonde, ridden by the great Fred Archer.  He...

2004 – Ormonde

2003 – Pinza and Sir Gordon Richards

The Coronation Derby of 1953 saw the just knighted Sir Gordon Richards win his first Derby at his 28th attempt,...

2003 – Pinza and Sir Gordon Richards

2002 – Lester and Sir Ivor

Every jockey wants to win the Derby.  Lester Piggott won a record nine; Sir Ivor, who won in 1968, was probably the...

2002 – Lester and Sir Ivor

2001 – Shergar and Walter Swinburn

The 20th anniversary of Shergar’s scintillating ten-length’s Derby triumph was celebrated by recapturing teenage...

2001 – Shergar and Walter Swinburn

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