EPSOM, ENGLAND, JUNE 6 -- Quest For Fame, ridden by Pat Eddery, won the the 211th running of the Epsom Derby today, beating 17 rivals with a stretch drive that gave him a three-length victory.
It was the second major victory of the week for trainer Roger Charlton, who had his first winner only two months ago. Sunday, he saddled Sanglamore, also ridden by Eddery, to win the French Derby.
"After winning the French Derby on Sunday, I thought lightning couldn't strike twice, though I knew Quest For Fame would run well," said Charlton, 40, a former stockbroker.
It is only the second time a trainer and owner have won both derbies in the same season, and the only time a first-year trainer has achieved such a feat.
The 9-2 favorite Razeen, ridden by American Steve Cauthen, ran a disappointing race, eventually tiring to finish 14th.
Quest For Fame was second coming around Tattenham Corner, a half-mile from the finish, and then swept past the pacesetter, Treble Eight.
Blue Stag, ridden by Cash Asmussen, finished second, followed by Elmaamul.
Quest For Fame went off at 7-1.
Eddery called it "the easiest of my three Derby winners."
The winner is owned by Khalid Abdullah, a Saudi Arabian prince.