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2014 Irish Derby

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This years running of the 2014 Irish Derby will be run on Saturday, June 28, 2014 at the Curragh Racecourse in Kildare, Ireland. This Group 1 race is for 3 year old fillies or colts. The right handed track is 2,214 metres long. The 2014 Irish Derby is sponsored by Dubai Duty Free. The first race was in 1866.

The Runners

The 2013 winner of the Irish Derby was Trading Leather, who was ridden by Kevin Manning and trained by Jim Bolger. Irish runners have won 14 of the last 17 running’s. However, an English horse is favoured in this one. Australia is the top favourite followed by Kingston Hill. Here are some of the top runners in this race. All of the odds are not out and we will update them as they become available this week.

Australia (GB) Sired by Galileo – 4 starts 2 wins Trainer: A. O’Brien

Kingston Hill (GB) – 4 starts 3 wins Trainer: R. Varian

Adelaide (IRE) Sired by Galileo – 3 starts 2 wins Trainer: A. O’Brien

Geoffrey Chaucer (USA) 3 starts 2 wins Trainer: A. O’Brien

Arod (IRE) 3 starts 1 win Trainer: Chapple-Hyam

Fascinating Rock (IRE) 4 starts 3 wins Trainer: DK Weld

Orchestra (IRE) 3 starts 2 wins Sired by Galileo Trainer: A. O’Brien

Mutakayyef (GB) 4 starts 1 win Trainer: WJ Haggas

Agenda (IRE) 1 start 1 win Sired by Galileo Trainer: A. O’Brien
Final Thoughts

This is going to be an interesting race and some horses could drop out this week if the course proves to be to soft because of the weather. However, it will be interesting to see if a British runner can win this one and stall the dominance of Irish runners. Look for Australia and Kingston Hall to give it their best shot. Trainer A. O’Brien has many horses in this race enhancing his odds of winning. Many of Australia’s siblings are running in this race as well. Yes, it should be interesting.

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