The 139th running of the Irish Derby was held on Sunday 27 June 2004 over 1 mile 4 furlongs of The Curragh. Subscriptions were €19,900 with a first prize of €736,600. The winner was owned by Mrs Rochelle Quinn, Mr Terry Ramsden and Mrs C L Weld, bred in Ireland by Marguerite Weld, trained by Dermot Weld at Rosewell House, and ridden by Pat Smullen. The winner won by 1/2 length in 2 minutes 28.7 seconds, with 1 1/2 lengths between second and third.


GREY SWALLOW (Grey colt by Daylami out of Style of Life) SR 1867

The winning owner won €736,600 (The equivalent of £946,200 in today's terms based on Bank of England inflation calculator).

The Youtube link below is a 3 minute 32 second clip of the 2004 Irish Derby

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Pos. Horse Weight Jockey Owner Trainer
1 GREY SWALLOW 9.0 Pat Smullen Mrs Rochelle Quinn, Terry Ramsden, Mrs C L Weld Dermot Weld
2 NORTH LIGHT 9.0 Kieran Fallon Ballymacoll Stud Sir Michael Stoute
3 TYCOON 9.0 Colm O'Donoghue Mrs Susan Magnier Aidan O'Brien
4 RULE OF LAW 9.0 Frankie Dettori Godolphin Saeed Bin Suroor
5 LET THE LION ROAR 9.0 Mick Kinane Mr L Neil Jones John Dunlop
6 BOOK OF KINGS 9.0 Pat Cosgrave Mrs Susan Magnier, Mr Michael Tabor, Sangster Family Aidan O'Brien
7 MOSCOW BALLET 9.0 Paul Scallan Mrs Susan Magnier, Mr Michael Tabor Aidan O'Brien
8 FIVE DYNASTIES 9.0 Seamie Heffernan Mrs Susan Magnier, Mr Michael Tabor Aidan O'Brien
9 COBRA 9.0 Jamie Spencer Mrs Susan Magnier, Mr Michael Tabor Aidan O'Brien
10 PERCUSSIONIST 9.0 Kevin Darley Sangster Family John Gosden
8/11 fav North Light        
11/2 Let the Lion Roar        
13/2 Rule of Law        
10/1 Grey Swallow        
10/1 Percussionist        
25/1 Cobra        
33/1 Five Dynasties        
50/1 Moscow Ballet        
66/1 Book of Kings        
150/1 Tycoon        
  Over round 114%        
FORMLINE:- Grey Swallow won by half a length in 2 minutes 28.7 seconds, beating the first three home in the Epsom Derby, including the winner North Light (SR 1944). In a career spanning 15 races, Grey Swallow was successful 6 times.

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