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Dermot Weld

Dermot Weld
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Occupation Trainer
Birthplace Ireland
Birth date 29 July 1948
Career wins 3000+ (ongoing)
Major racing wins, honours & awards
Major racing wins

European Flat racing:
Irish Oaks (1981, 1996)
Prix de l'Abbaye de Longchamp (1984, 1985)
Irish 2,000 Guineas (1986)
Irish 1,000 Guineas (1982, 1988, 2006, 2010)
Derby Italiano (1992)
St. James's Palace Stakes (1992)
Bayerisches Zuchtrennen (1993)
Irish St. Leger
(1993, 1994, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004)
Irish Derby (1996, 2004)
Prix Royal-Oak (2001)

British Classic Race wins:
Epsom Oaks (1981)
2,000 Guineas (2003)

American Classic Race wins:
Belmont Stakes (1990)

Hong Kong Mile (1991)
Melbourne Cup (1993, 2002)[1]
Secretariat Stakes (2008)

Steeplechase / Hurdling:

Anniversary 4-Y-O Novices' Hurdle (1986)
Irish Grand National (1988)
Triumph Hurdle (1990)
Irish Champion Hurdle (1994, 1995)
Punchestown Gold Cup (1980)
Racing awards
Champion trainer (Ireland), 21 times
Significant horses
Vintage Crop, Blue Wind, Media Puzzle
Grey Swallow, Go and Go, Vinnie Roe

Dermot K. Weld (born 29 July 1948) is one of Ireland's most successful racehorse trainers. He holds the record for the most winners trained in Ireland (2,578 set in August 2000).

A qualified veterinarian and former jockey, Weld maintains his stable, Rosewell House, in Curragh, Ireland. He is married, with two sons.

Irish bookmakers, Paddy Power, tried to launch a campaign to change the name of the world famous Galway Races to the Dermot Weld Retirement Fund Races, however it proved to be unsuccessful.

Major wins

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  • Irish 1000 Guineas - (4) - Prince's Polly (1982), Trusted Partner (1988), Nightime (2006), Bethrah (2010)
  • Irish Derby - (2) - Zagreb (1996), Grey Swallow (2004)
  • Irish Oaks - (2) - Blue Wind (1981), Dance Design (1996)
  • Matron Stakes - (2) - Valley Forge (1977), Dress to Thrill (2002)
  • National Stakes - (5) - Diamonds Are Trumps (1977), Day Is Done (1981), Definite Article (1994), Mus-If (1998), Refuse to Bend (2002)
  • Pretty Polly Stakes - (4) - Market Booster (1992), Dance Design (1996, 1997), Chinese White (2010)
  • Tattersalls Gold Cup - (5) - Cockney Lass (1987), Definite Article (1996), Dance Design (1997), Grey Swallow (2005), Casual Conquest (2009)

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  • Oaks - (1) - Blue Wind (1981)

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  • American Derby - (3) - Pine Dance (2000), Evolving Tactics (2003), Simple Exchange (2004)



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