Famous Horse Races

Irish Derby

The Curragh Racecourse
A Brief History Of Irish Derby
The Irish Derby is a Group 1 flat horse race for three-year-old thoroughbred colts and fillies run over a distance of 1 mile 4 furlongs (2,414 metres) at the Curragh, County Kildare in late June / early July.

It has been run annually since 1866 and is often contested by the leading horses from its English and French equivalents - the Epsom Derby and Prix du Jockey Club.

The race has been sponsored by Budweiser since 1986.
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Winner

Soldier of Fortune
Dylan Thomas
Hurricane Run
Grey Swallow
Alamshar
High Chaparral
Galileo
Sinndar
Montjeu
Dream Well
Desert King
Zagreb
Winged Love
Balanchine
Commander in Chief
St Jovite
Generous
Salsabil
Old Vic
Kahyasi
Sir Harry Lewis
Shahrastani
Law Society
El Gran Senor
Shareef Dancer
Assert
Shergar
Tyrnavos
Troy
Shirley Heights
The Minstrel
Malacate
Grundy
English Prince
Weaver's Hall
Steel Pulse
Irish Ball
Nijinsky II
Prince Regent
Ribero
Ribocco
Sodium
Meadow Court
Santa Claus
Ragusa
Tambourine
Your Highness
Chamour
Fidalgo
Sindon
Ballymoss
Talgo
Panaslipper
Zarathustra
Chamier
Thirteen of Diamonds
Fraise du Bois
Dark Warrior
Hindostan
Nathoo
Sayajirao
Bright News
Piccadilly
Slide On
The Phoenix
Windsor Slipper
Sol Oriens
Turkhan
Mondragon
Rosewell
Phideas
Raeburn
Museum
Patriot King / Primero
Harinero
Dastur
Sea Serpent
Rock Star
Kopi
Baytown
Knight of the Grail
Embargo
Zionist
Haine / Zodiac
Waygood
Spike Island
Ballyheron
He Goes
Loch Lomond
King John
First Flier
Furore
Ballaghtobin
Land of Song
Bachelor's Wedding
Civility
Shanballymore
Aviator
Bachelor's Double
Wild Bouquet
Orby
Killeagh
Flax Park
Royal Arch
Lord Rossmore
St. Brendan
Carrigavalla
Gallinaria
Oppressor
Noble Howard
Wales
Gulsalberk
Portmarnock
Blairfinde
Bowline
Roy Neil
Narraghmore
Kentish Fire
Tragedy
Theodolite
Pet Fox
Theodemir
St. Kevin
Theologian
Sylph
Sortie
Master Ned
King of the Bees
Soulouque
Madame duBarry
Redskin
Umpire
Innishowen
Ben Battle
Kyrle Daly
Trickstress
Maid of Athens
Billy Pitt
The Scout
Madeira
Golden Plover
Selim
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Jockey

Seamus Heffernan
Kieren Fallon
Kieren Fallon
Pat Smullen
Johnny Murtagh
Michael Kinane
Michael Kinane
Johnny Murtagh
Cash Asmussen
Cash Asmussen
Christy Roche
Pat Shanahan
Olivier Peslier
Frankie Dettori
Pat Eddery
Christy Roche
Alan Munro
Willie Carson
Steve Cauthen
Ray Cochrane
John Reid
Walter Swinburn
Pat Eddery
Pat Eddery
Walter Swinburn
Christy Roche
Lester Piggott
A. Murray
Willie Carson
Greville Starkey
Lester Piggott
Philippe Paquet
Pat Eddery
Yves Saint-Martin
George McGrath
Bill Williamson
Alfred Gibert
Liam Ward
Trainer

Aidan O'Brien
Aidan O'Brien
André Fabre
Dermot Weld
John Oxx
Aidan O'Brien
Aidan O'Brien
John Oxx
John Hammond
Pascal Bary
Aidan O'Brien
Dermot Weld
André Fabre
Hilal Ibrahim
Henry Cecil
Jim Bolger
Paul Cole
John Dunlop
Henry Cecil
Luca Cumani
Barry Hills
Michael Stoute
Vincent O'Brien
Vincent O'Brien
Michael Stoute
David O'Brien
Michael Stoute
Bruce Hobbs
Dick Hern
John Dunlop
Vincent O'Brien
François Boutin
Peter Walwyn
Peter Walwyn
Seamus McGrath
Scobie Breasley
Philippe Lallié
Vincent O'Brien
Owner

Sue Magnier
Sue Magnier
Michael Tabor
Rochelle Quinn
HH Aga Khan IV
Michael Tabor
Sue Magnier
HH Aga Khan IV
Michael Tabor
Niarchos Family
Michael Tabor
Allen E. Paulson
Sheikh Mohammed
Godolphin Stables
Khalid Abdulla
Virginia Kraft Payson
Fahd Salman
Hamdan Al Maktoum
Sheikh Mohammed
HH Aga Khan IV
Howard Kaskel
HH Aga Khan IV
Stavros Niarchos
Robert Sangster
Maktoum Al Maktoum
Robert Sangster
HH Aga Khan IV
George Cambanis
Lord Weinstock
2nd Earl of Halifax
Robert Sangster
Maria Félix Berger
Dr Carlo Vittadini

Seamus McGrath
Ravi Tikkoo

Charles W Engelhard
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2:29.7
2:29.4
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2:44.3
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