Saturday, June 8, 2013

2013 British Triple Crown - Epsom Derby

Ruler of the World wins the second leg of the British Triple Crown - the Epsom Derby. It was the fourth Derby win for trainer Aidan O'Brien and second for jockey Ryan Moore. It was a very rough trip for Guineas winner Dawn Approach but like Dawn Approach, Ruler of the World is a descendant of Northern Dancer's grandson Galileo in fact the top 3 finishers in the Derby were all descendants of the Dancer through Galileo. A brief power outage did slow her Majesty down a bit.

1) Ruler of the World (IRE) - great grandson x2
2) Libertarian (GB) - great great grandson x2
3) Galileo Rock (IRE) - great grandson x2

images from Getty

video of race

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