This was run on Diamond Jubilee day, the 2nd June 2012 and it was fine but overcast. The winner was the 8/13 favourite, having won the 2000 Guineas, and won 5 lengths with a short head between 2nd and 3rd.. The second was 9/1 whilst the third was 13/2 and also trained by Aidan O'Brien. There were 9 runners and it was the first time in 233 runnings that a father and son trained and rode the winner.

DERBY 2012

The winning time was 2 mins 33.9 secs. to claim a first prize of £751,407.50. The winning owners were Derrick Smith, Mrs John Magnier and Michael Tabor. 

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The BBC website and bank of film clips provide excellent coverage of the Epsom Derby. The link below is a 4 minute 25 second clip of the Derby.

No. Horse Trainer Jockey
1st CAMELOT Aidan P O'Brien J.O'Brien
2nd MAIN SEQUENCE David Lanigan Ted Durcan
3rd ASTROLOGY Aidan P O'Brien Ryan Moore
2 BONFIRE Andrew Balding Jimmy Fortune
4 CAVALEIRO Marcus Tregoning Hayley Turner
6 MICKDAAM Richard Fahey Paul Hanagan
7 MINIMISE RISK Andrew Balding Jamie Spencer
8 RUGGED CROSS Henry Candy Dane O'Neill
9 THOUGHT WORTHY John Gosden William Buick
Tote Win £1.80 Places £1.10 £1.90 £2.00
8/13 Camelot
9/2 Bonfire
13/2 Astrology
9/1 Main Sequence
16/1 Thought Worthy
25/1 Cavaleiro
25/1 Mickdaam
33/1 Rugged Cross
66/1 Minimise Risk
  Over-Round 121%