Ulster Derby

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Ulster Derby
Handicap race
Location Down Royal, Co. Down
Northern Ireland
Inaugurated 1936
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Sponsor Magners
Website Down Royal
Race information
Distance 1m 4f (2,414 m)
Surface Turf
Track Right-handed
Qualification Three-years-old
Weight Handicap
Purse €62,500 (2012)
1st: €37,500
Ulster Derby
2013
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Sir Ector Maggie Dalton Scatter Dice

The Ulster Derby is a flat handicap horse race in Northern Ireland open to three-year-old horses. It is run at Down Royal over a distance of 1 mile and 4 furlongs (2,414 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in June.

The event was established in 1936, and it was originally restricted to three-year-olds.[1] For a period it was contested over 1 mile, 4 furlongs and 68 yards. It was opened to older horses in 1994, and increased in distance to 1 mile, 4 furlongs and 190 yards (2,588 metres). In 2014 it was restricted to three-year-olds again and reduced to 1 mile and 3 furlongs (2, 213 metres) before being increased to its present distance in 2015.

The Ulster Derby is Northern Ireland's most valuable flat race.

Records

Most successful horse:

  • no horse has won this race more than once

Leading jockey since 1962 (4 wins):

  • Tommy Murphy – Dumbwaiter (1974), Caucasus (1975), Transworld (1977), Encyclopedia (1978)

Leading trainer since 1962 (7 wins):

  • Vincent O'BrienOnandaga (1969), Tantoul (1971), Dumbwaiter (1974), Caucasus (1975), Transworld (1977), Encyclopedia (1978), Baba Karam (1987)


Winners since 1988

  • Weights given in stones and pounds.
Year Winner Age Weight Jockey Trainer Time
1988 Highland Bud 3 8–11 Ron Quinton John Oxx
1989 Lone Runner 3 8–11 Raymond Carroll Dermot Weld
1990 Nordic Region 3 8–11 Willie Supple Jim Bolger
1991 Dowland 3 8–11 Steve Cauthen Michael Kauntze
1992 Tijara 3 8-09 Johnny Murtagh John Oxx
1993 Kirov Premiere 3 9-04 Christy Roche Jim Bolger
1994 Karikata 3 8-01 D. G. O'Shea John Oxx
1995 Munif 3 8–10 Michael Kinane Dermot Weld 2:33.50
1996 I'm Supposin 4 9-09 M. Duffy Kevin Prendergast
1997 Docklands Limo 4 8-05 David Harrison Brian McMath 2:33.80
1998 Dragon Triumph 3 8-02 Robbie Fitzpatrick Jim Gorman 2:35.10
1999 General Cloney 3 8-00 Niall McCullagh Willie Mullins 2:34.90
2000 Media Puzzle 3 8-09 Pat Smullen Dermot Weld 2:32.10
2001
(dh)
Citizen Edward
Masilia
4
4
8-03
8-07
Seamie Heffernan
Johnny Murtagh
Jim Bolger
John Oxx
2:32.30
2002 Balapour 4 8-01 Tom Queally Oliver Brady 2:53.30
2003 Blue Corrig 3 7-05 Davy Moran Joe Crowley 2:35.70
2004 Green Lassy 4 7-05 Padraig Beggy Ger Lyons 2:45.70
2005 Newlands North 4 7–10 Rory Cleary Michael O'Brien 2:49.50
2006 Kempes 3 8-08 Pat Smullen Frances Crowley 2:43.20
2007 Temlett 3 8-01 Chris Hayes Willie Mullins 2:46.50
2008 Fantoche 6 8-05 Willie Supple Jessica Harrington 2:50.00
2009 Changingoftheguard 3 8-07 Colm O'Donoghue Aidan O'Brien 2:45.38
2010 Celtic Dane 6 9-05 Chris Hayes Kevin Prendergast 2:42.12
2011 Banksters Bonus 3 8-09 Shane Foley Jessica Harrington 2:48.89
2012 Alhellal 6 8-08 Declan McDonogh Maurice Phelan 2:52.39
2013 Sir Ector 6 9-03 Chris Hayes Jimmy Lambe 2:47.41
2014 Wexford Town 3 8-13 Kevin Manning Jim Bolger 2:19.95
2015 Botany Bay 3 8-04 Niall McCullagh Charles O'Brien 2:43.47

Earlier winners

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  • 1936: Black Domino
  • 1937: Owenstown
  • 1948: Soodani
  • 1954: Red Winter
  • 1962: Atlantis
  • 1963: Christmas Island
  • 1964: Netherby
  • 1965: Newsrullah
  • 1966: My Kuda
  • 1967: Dan Kano
  • 1968: Stitch
  • 1969: Onandaga
  • 1970: Dubrava
  • 1971: Tantoul
  • 1972: Falaise
  • 1973: French Fable
  • 1974: Dumbwaiter
  • 1975: Caucasus
  • 1976: Captain Memory
  • 1977: Transworld
  • 1978: Encyclopedia
  • 1979: The Bart
  • 1980: Sheringham
  • 1981: Dance Bid
  • 1982: Affiance
  • 1983: Sir Simon
  • 1984: Sondrio
  • 1985: Rising
  • 1986: Don Diege
  • 1987: Baba Karam

See also

References

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