Irish Derby

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Irish Derby
Group 1 race
ASSERT.jpg
Assert , oil on canvas
Painting by Bob Demuyser (1920-2003)
Location Curragh Racecourse
Co. Kildare, Ireland
Inaugurated1866
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Sponsor Dubai Duty Free
Website Curragh
Race information
Distance1m 4f (2,414 metres)
SurfaceTurf
TrackRight-handed
QualificationThree-year-olds
excluding geldings
Weight9 st 0 lb
Allowances
3 lb for fillies
Purse 690,000 (2020)
1st: €427,500
Irish Derby
2021
Owner Godolphin.svg Owner Ballylinch Stud.svg Owner Mr Derrick Smith white cap.svg
Hurricane LaneLone EagleWordsworth
Previous years
2020
Owner Michael Tabor.svg Owner Mrs John Magnier.svg Owner Michael Tabor pink cap.svg
SantiagoTiger MothDawn Patrol
2019
Owner Mrs John Magnier 2nd.svg Owner Mrs John Magnier.svg Owner Mr Derrick Smith.svg
SovereignAnthony Van DyckNorway
2018
Owner LLoyd J Williams.svg Owner Michael Tabor.svg Owner Mr Derrick Smith.svg
LatrobeRostropovichSaxon Warrior
2017
Owner Mr Derrick Smith white cap.svg Owner Mr A E Oppenheimer.svg Owner Mr Derrick Smith.svg
CapriCracksmanWings Of Eagles
2016
Owner H H Aga Khan.svg Owner Michael Tabor.svg Owner Mrs June Judd and Mrs J S Bolger.svg
HarzandIdahoStellar Mass
2015
Owner Godolphin.svg Owner Sheikh Juma Dalmook Al Maktoum.svg Owner Michael Tabor.svg
Jack HobbsStorm The StarsGiovanni Canaletto
2014
Owner Mr Derrick Smith.svg Owner Mr Derrick Smith white cap.svg Owner Mrs John Magnier 2nd.svg
AustraliaKingfisherOrchestra
2013
Owner Mrs J S Bolger.svg Owner Michael O'Flynn.svg Owner Michael Tabor.svg
Trading LeatherGalileo RockFestive Cheer
2012
Owner Mr Derrick Smith.svg Owner Mr Christopher Tsui.svg Owner Mrs J S Bolger.svg
CamelotBorn To SeaLight Heavy
2011
Owner Mr Derrick Smith.svg Owner Michael Tabor.svg Owner Mrs John Magnier.svg
Treasure BeachSevilleMemphis Tennessee
2010-2001
2010
Owner Mr Derrick Smith.svg Owner Mrs John Magnier.svg Owner Michael Tabor.svg
Cape BlancoMidas TouchJan Vermeer
2009
Owner Mr Derrick Smith.svg Owner Michael Tabor blue cap.svg Owner H H Aga Khan.svg
Fame And GloryGolden SwordMourayan
2008
Owner Michael Tabor blue cap.svg Owner Moyglare Stud Farm.svg Owner Ballymacoll Stud.svg
Frozen FireCasual ConquestTartan Bearer
2007
Owner Mrs John Magnier.svg Owner Mrs John Magnier 2nd.svg Owner Mr Derrick Smith.svg
Soldier of FortuneAlexander Of HalesEagle Mountain
2006
Owner Mrs John Magnier.svg Owner Mr Gary A Tanaka.svg Owner Maktoum Al Maktoum.svg
Dylan ThomasGentlewaveBest Alibi
2005
Owner Gestut Ammerland star on cap.svg Owner Mrs John Magnier 2nd.svg Owner H H Aga Khan.svg
Hurricane RunScorpionShalapour
2004
Owner Mrs Rochelle Quinn.svg Owner Ballymacoll Stud.svg Owner Mrs John Magnier 2nd.svg
Grey SwallowNorth LightTycoon
2003
Owner H H Aga Khan hoops.svg Owner H H Aga Khan.svg Owner Mrs John Magnier 2nd.svg
AlamsharDalakhaniRoosevelt
2002
Owner Michael Tabor.svg Owner Mrs John Magnier 2nd.svg Owner Mrs John Magnier.svg
High ChaparralSholokhovBallingarry
2001
Owner Mrs John Magnier.svg Owner Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum.svg Owner Ballymacoll Stud.svg
GalileoMorshdiGolan
2000-1991
2000
Owner H H Aga Khan.svg Owner Michael Tabor blue cap.svg Owner Michael Tabor.svg
SinndarGlyndebourneCiro
1999
Owner Michael Tabor.svg Owner H H Aga Khan.svg Owner Mrs John Magnier.svg
MontjeuDaliapourTchaikovsky
1998
Owner Niarchos Family.svg Owner Godolphin.svg Owner Mrs John Magnier.svg
Dream WellCity HonoursDesert Fox
1997
Owner Michael Tabor.svg Owner Mrs M V O'Brien.svg Owner Ecurie Wildenstein.svg
Desert KingDr JohnsonLoup Sauvage
1996
Owner Allen E Paulson.svg Owner Mr Mitaab Abdullah.svg Owner Academy Racing Syndicate.svg
ZagrebPolaris FlightHis Excellence
1995
Owner Sheikh Mohammed.svg Owner Moyglare Stud Farm.svg Owner Sheikh Mohammed white cap star.svg
Winged LoveDefinite ArticleAnnus Mirabilis
1994
Owner Maktoum Al Maktoum.svg Owner Sheikh Mohammed.svg Owner Mr B V Sangster.svg
BalanchineKing's TheatreColonel Collins
1993
Owner Mr K Abdulla.svg Owner Niarchos Family.svg Owner Sheikh Mohammed.svg
Commander In ChiefHernandoForesee
1992
Owner Virginia Kraft Payson.svg Owner Sidney H Craig.svg Owner Mr K Abdulla.svg
St JoviteDr DeviousContested Bid
1991
Owner HRH Prince Fahd Salman.svg Owner H Chaloub.svg Owner Henryk De Kwiatkowski.svg
GenerousSuave DancerStar Of Gdansk
1990-1980
1990
Owner Mr Hamdan Al Maktoum.svg Owner Mr K Abdulla.svg Owner Sheikh Mohammed.svg
SalsabilDeployBelmez
1989
Owner Sheikh Mohammed.svg Owner Mr B V Sangster.svg Owner H H Prince Yazid Saud.svg
Old VicObservation PostIle De Nisky
1988
Owner H H Aga Khan.svg Owner HRH Prince Fahd Salman.svg Owner Mr B V Sangster.svg
KahyasiInsanGlacial Storm
1987
Owner h kaskel.svg Owner prince k al said.svg Owner Mr B V Sangster.svg
Sir Harry LewisNaheezEntitled
1986
Owner H H Aga Khan.svg Owner Maktoum Al Maktoum.svg Owner Mr K Abdulla.svg
ShahrastaniBonhomieBakharoff
1985
Owner Niarchos Family.svg Owner Bertram R Firestone.svg Owner Mr K Abdulla.svg
Law SocietyTheatricalDamister
1984
Owner Mr B V Sangster.svg Owner Mr K Abdulla.svg Owner Bruce McNall dark blue.svg
El Gran SenorRainbow QuestDahar
1983
Owner Maktoum Al Maktoum.svg Owner Mr B V Sangster.svg Owner Mollers Racing.svg
Shareef DancerCaerleonTeenoso
1982
Owner Mr B V Sangster.svg Owner Ecurie Fustok.svg Owner Mr E R More O'Ferrall.svg
AssertSilver HawkPatcher
1981
Owner H H Aga Khan.svg Owner Sir John Astor.svg Owner Mr J B Crook.svg
ShergarCut AboveDance Bid
1980
Owner Mrs M Marinopoulos.svg Owner Ballymacoll Stud.svg Owner M Soudavar.svg
TyrnavosPrince BeeRamian
 
Shirley Heights, Derby winner by Bob Demuyser (1920-2003) Shirley Heights.jpg
Shirley Heights , Derby winner by Bob Demuyser (1920-2003)

The Irish Derby (Irish: Dearbaí na hÉireann) is a Group 1 flat horse race in Ireland open to three-year-old thoroughbred colts and fillies. It is run at the Curragh over a distance of 1 mile and 4 furlongs (2,414 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in late June or early July.

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It is Ireland's equivalent of the Epsom Derby, and it is currently held three weeks after the English race.

History

The earliest version of the Irish Derby was an event called the O'Darby Stakes. This was established in 1817, but it was discontinued after 1824. A subsequent race titled the Curragh Derby was inaugurated in 1848, but this was again short-lived.

The modern Irish Derby was created by the 3rd Earl of Howth, the 3rd Marquess of Drogheda and the 3rd Earl of Charlemont. It was first run in 1866, and it was initially contested over 1 mile, 6 furlongs and 3 yards. It was extended by 9 yards in 1869, and cut to its present distance in 1872. The first Epsom Derby winner to achieve victory in the Irish version was Orby, trained in Ireland by Fred McCabe, in 1907.

The Irish Derby became a major international race in 1962, when its prize money was substantially increased. Joe McGrath, a founder of the Irish Hospitals' Sweepstake, combined the race with the sweepstake, and it became known as the Irish Sweeps Derby. The event began to regularly attract the winners of the Epsom Derby, and Santa Claus became the second horse to win both races in 1964.

The Irish Derby was sponsored by Budweiser from 1986 to 2007, and it has been backed by Dubai Duty Free since 2008. [1] It is currently staged on the second day of the Curragh's three-day Irish Derby Festival meeting.

A total of eighteen horses have now completed the English-Irish Derby double, and the most recent was Harzand in 2016. [2]

Records

Leading jockey (6 wins):

Leading trainer (14 wins):

Leading owner (15 wins):(includes part ownership)

A Unique Racing Record - Only Owner to complete the Derby and Grand National Double

In 1880 William Brophy completed a unique double by owning the winner of both the Irish Derby with King of the Bees and the Irish Grand National with Controller. Also uniquely both winners were out of the same Dam Winged Bee.

Winners since 1946

YearWinnerJockeyTrainerOwnerTime
1946Bright NewsMorny WingDarby RogersJames McVey junior
1947 Sayajirao Edgar Britt Sam ArmstrongHH Maharaja of Baroda
1948NathooRae Johnstone Frank Butters Aga Khan III
1949HindostanRae Johnstone Frank Butters Aga Khan III
1950Dark WarriorJack Thompson Paddy Prendergast Mr Francis More O'Ferrall
1951Fraise du Bois II Charlie Smirke Harry Wragg HH Begum Aga Khan
1952Thirteen Of DiamondsJimmy Mullane Paddy Prendergast A L Hawkins
1953Chamier [a] Bill Rickaby Vincent O'Brien Mrs F L Vickerson
1954 Zarathustra Paddy Powell JnrMichael HurleyMr Terrence J S Gray
1955PanaslipperJimmy EdderySeamus McGrath Joseph McGrath
1956Talgo Manny Mercer Harry Wragg Gerald A Oldham
1957 Ballymoss T. P. Burns Vincent O'Brien John McShain
1958 Sindon Liam WardMichael DawsonAnne B Biddle
1959Fidalgo Joe Mercer Harry Wragg Gerald A Oldham2:33.5
1960Chamour Garnie Bougoure Vincent O'Brien F Walter Burmann2:37.5
1961Your HighnessBert HolmesHumphrey CottrillMrs Gladys Stanhope Joel2:33.5
1962Tambourine Roger Poincelet Etienne PolletMrs Howell Jackson2:28.80
1963 Ragusa Garnie Bougoure Paddy Prendergast Jim Mullion2:45.60
1964 Santa Claus Willie BurkeMick RogersJohn Ismay2:35.60
1965 Meadow Court Lester Piggott Paddy Prendergast Bell / McMahon / Crosby 2:46.80
1966 Sodium Frankie DurrGeorge ToddRadha Sigtia2:31.50
1967 Ribocco Lester Piggott Fulke Johnson Houghton Charles Engelhard 2:32.40
1968 Ribero Lester Piggott Fulke Johnson Houghton Charles Engelhard 2:33.90
1969Prince Regent Geoff Lewis Etienne PolletCountess de la Valdène2:36.10
1970 Nijinsky Liam Ward Vincent O'Brien Charles Engelhard 2:36.80
1971Irish BallAlfred GibertPhilippe Lallié Emile Littler 2:33.80
1972Steel Pulse Bill Williamson Scobie Breasley Ravi Tikkoo2:39.80
1973 Weavers' Hall George McGrathSeamus McGrathSeamus McGrath2:39.00
1974 English Prince Yves Saint-Martin Peter Walwyn Vera Hue-Williams2:33.40
1975 Grundy Pat Eddery Peter Walwyn Carlo Vittadini2:31.10
1976 Malacate Philippe Paquet François Boutin María Félix Berger 2:31.20
1977 The Minstrel Lester Piggott Vincent O'Brien Robert Sangster 2:32.00
1978 Shirley Heights Greville Starkey John Dunlop 2nd Earl of Halifax 2:32.30
1979 Troy Willie Carson Dick Hern Sobell / Weinstock 2:30.60
1980 Tyrnavos Tony Murray Bruce Hobbs George Cambanis2:43.80
1981 Shergar Lester Piggott Michael Stoute HH Aga Khan IV 2:32.70
1982 Assert Christy Roche David O'Brien Robert Sangster 2:33.20
1983 Shareef Dancer Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute Maktoum Al Maktoum 2:29.40
1984 El Gran Senor Pat Eddery Vincent O'Brien Robert Sangster 2:31.50
1985 Law Society Pat Eddery Vincent O'Brien Stavros Niarchos 2:29.90
1986 Shahrastani Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute HH Aga Khan IV 2:32.10
1987 Sir Harry Lewis John Reid Barry Hills Howard Kaskel2:40.20
1988 Kahyasi Ray Cochrane Luca Cumani HH Aga Khan IV 2:32.50
1989 Old Vic Steve Cauthen Henry Cecil Sheikh Mohammed 2:29.90
1990 Salsabil Willie Carson John Dunlop Hamdan Al Maktoum 2:33.00
1991 Generous Alan Munro Paul Cole Prince Fahd bin Salman 2:33.30
1992 St Jovite Christy Roche Jim Bolger Virginia Kraft Payson 2:25.60
1993 Commander in Chief Pat Eddery Henry Cecil Khalid Abdullah 2:31.20
1994 Balanchine Frankie Dettori Hilal Ibrahim Godolphin 2:32.70
1995 Winged Love Olivier Peslier André Fabre Sheikh Mohammed 2:30.10
1996 Zagreb Pat Shanahan Dermot Weld Allen Paulson 2:30.60
1997 Desert King Christy Roche Aidan O'Brien Michael Tabor 2:32.50
1998 Dream Well Cash Asmussen Pascal Bary Niarchos Family 2:44.30
1999 Montjeu Cash Asmussen John Hammond Michael Tabor 2:30.10
2000 Sinndar Johnny Murtagh John Oxx HH Aga Khan IV 2:33.90
2001 Galileo Michael Kinane Aidan O'Brien Magnier / Tabor 2:27.10
2002 High Chaparral Michael Kinane Aidan O'Brien Tabor / Magnier 2:32.20
2003 Alamshar Johnny Murtagh John Oxx Aga Khan IV 2:28.20
2004 Grey Swallow Pat Smullen Dermot Weld Rochelle Quinn2:28.70
2005 Hurricane Run Kieren Fallon André Fabre Michael Tabor 2:29.40
2006 Dylan Thomas Kieren Fallon Aidan O'Brien Magnier / Tabor 2:29.70
2007 Soldier of Fortune Seamie Heffernan Aidan O'Brien Magnier / Tabor / Smith2:36.02
2008 Frozen Fire Seamie Heffernan Aidan O'Brien Tabor / Smith / Magnier 2:31.96
2009 Fame and Glory Johnny Murtagh Aidan O'Brien Smith / Magnier / Tabor 2:30.87
2010 Cape Blanco Johnny Murtagh Aidan O'Brien Smith / Magnier / Tabor 2:28.68
2011 Treasure Beach Colm O'Donoghue Aidan O'Brien Smith / Magnier / Tabor 2:33.26
2012 Camelot Joseph O'Brien Aidan O'Brien Derrick Smith2:43.96
2013 Trading Leather Kevin Manning Jim Bolger Mrs J S Bolger2:27.17
2014 Australia Joseph O'Brien Aidan O'Brien Smith / Magnier / Tabor 2:33.19
2015 Jack Hobbs William Buick John Gosden Godolphin & Partners2:34:93
2016 Harzand Pat Smullen Dermot Weld Aga Khan IV 2:38:05
2017 Capri Seamie Heffernan Aidan O'Brien Smith / Magnier / Tabor 2:35.45
2018 Latrobe Donnacha O'Brien Joseph O'Brien Lloyd Williams 2:32.62
2019 Sovereign Padraig Beggy Aidan O'Brien Magnier / Tabor / Smith2:31.50
2020 Santiago Seamie Heffernan Aidan O'Brien Tabor / Smith / Magnier 2:38.17
2021 Hurricane Lane William Buick Charlie Appleby Godolphin 2:33.85

a Premonition finished first in 1953 but was disqualified.

Earlier winners

  1. The 1924 and 1934 races were dead-heats and have joint winners.

See also

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