Saturday, June 5, 1999 Published at 16:45 GMT 17:45 UK
Derby delight for Oath
Kieren Fallon: "He travelled well all the way round"
Fallon landed his first ever Epsom Derby with immaculate timing, sweeping up on the outside to collar Daliapour and claim victory by one-and-three-quarter lengths.
For Fallon it was the pinnacle of his career. For Cecil it was his fourth Epsom Derby in an illustrious 30-year career.
They took the 1,000 Guineas with Wince earlier in the season and on Friday they combined with Ramruma to land the Oaks.
The last trainer to win the 1,000 Guineas, Oaks and Derby all in the same year was Cecil back in 1985.
"If you win the Derby, you don't feel you are useless," Cecil said, clearly deeply moved by the tumultuous reception he received in the unsaddling enclosure.
Locally trained All The Way tried to live up to his name, leading the 16-horse field from the start and down to Tattenham Corner.
The Aga Khan's Daliapour loomed up to collar him three furlongs out. But then the writing was very firmly on the wall when Fallon delivered Oath with a devastating challenge.
The 5-1 favourite Dubai Millennium, bidding to give Frankie Dettori his first Derby triumph, was a disappointing ninth.
1 Oath 13-2
Non runners Rhagaas, Tchaikovsky