Encyclopedia > Irish Derby Stakes

  Article Content

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:



All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

 
  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
 
 
  
  Featured Article
2002 in memoriam

... aged 76. 12 Joseph Bonanno, Sicilian, former boss of a Mafia crime family. 7 Seattle Slew[?] last triple crown winner on 25th anniversary of winning Kentucky Derby 6 ...