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Ulster Derby

The Ulster Derby is a flat horse race in Northern Ireland which is open to thoroughbreds aged three years or older. It is run at Down Royal over a distance of 1 mile, 4 furlongs and 190 yards (2,588 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in June.

It is a handicap race, and it was established in 1936. It was formerly restricted to three-year-old horses only, and it used to be contested over 1 mile, 4 furlongs and 68 yards. It was opened to older horses in 1994, and its present length was set in 2004. The Ulster Derby is the most valuable flat race in Northern Ireland.

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

Citizen Edward (DH) 4 8-03 Seamus Heffernan Jim Bolger 2:32.30

2001

Masilia (DH) 4 8-07 Johnny Murtagh 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

* The winner's time was not officially recorded before 1995, nor in 1996.

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