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Sea The Stars adds Derby to 2000 Guineas

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  • Sea The Stars adds the Epsom Derby to his 2000 Guineas win on Saturday
  • The John Oxx-trained colt becomes first horse for 20 years to complete double
  • Trainer Aidan O'Brien comes home second, third and fourth from six runners
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(CNN) -- Sea The Stars, the 11-4 second favorite, etched his name in history by becoming the first horse since Nashwan 20 years ago to pull off the 2000 Guineas-Derby double at Epsom Downs on Saturday.

Sea The Stars (yellow) cruises away from the field to add the Epson Derby to his 2000 Guineas success.

Sea The Stars (yellow) cruises away from the field to add the Epson Derby to his 2000 Guineas success.

The three-year-old colt, trained in Ireland by John Oxx, travelled beautifully throughout the race for jockey Mick Kinane, who was winning his third Derby -- the most prestigious of the five British classic races.

Aidan O'Brien, who trained six of the 12 runners, finished second, third and fourth, with 9-4 market leader Fame And Glory chasing the winner home, a length and three-quarters behind.

Masterofthehorse was a neck away in third place with Rip Van Winkle fourth.

Kinane told Press Association Sport: "I was going so easy all the way, it was as if we were going in slow motion.

"That's the key to him -- he has serious tools, over any trip. When this lad came along last May I thought I'd better hang around a bit longer," added the 49-year-old.

"He is so quick, he has a very high cruising speed and was nearly over-well today as he had improved enormously from Newmarket."

Oxx, who had finished first and third with his only two other Derby runners, Sinndar and Alamshar, added: "He impressed us a yearling before he came to us, he just had everything going for him.

"He's never let us down right from the word go. Some horses look the business and then let you down but this fellow has never let us down."

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