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Irish Derby Stakes

The Irish Derby Stakes have been held annually at the Curragh[?] in County Kildare, Ireland since 1866. The ancient Gaelic name " Curragh, " actually means racecourse and the Derby is Ireland's most important event in thoroughbred horse racing.

The race for 3 year olds is run a distance of 1 1/2 miles, drawing the best horses in Great Britain and France to compete.

Irish Derby winners:



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