EPSOM, England — American-bred Shahrastani, ridden by Walter Swinburn, won the 207th Epsom Derby Wednesday, staving off a late bid by favored Dancing Brave in the final furlong.
Shahrastani, owned by the Aga Khan and trained by Michael Stoute, was timed in 2:37.13 and earned a purse of $359,890 in the 1 1/2-mile English Classic.
Dancing Brave, another U.S.-bred horse, made a gallant effort down the stretch but just failed to overhaul the winner. Dancing Brave, ridden by Greville Starkey, is owned by Saudi Arabian Prince Khalid Abdulla and trained by Guy Harwood.
Third was Mashkour, ridden by American Steve Cauthen, the winning jockey in last year's Epsom Derby. Mashkour is owned by Omani Prince Ahmed Salman and trained by Henry Cecil.