This was run on Wednesday 23rd June 1869 over 1 mile 6 furlongs and 12 yards at The Curragh and the winner was owned by Mr John Johnstone, trained by Laurence Keegan and ridden by Willie Miller. The winner won a head, with a neck between second and third. The winner was bred in Ireland by D Hewetson.


THE SCOUT (Bay colt by The Ranger out of Woodranger) SR 1860

The winning owner won 280 sovereigns, (The equivalent of £31,700 in today's terms based on Bank of England inflation calculator).

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Pos. Horse Weight Jockey Owner Trainer
1 THE SCOUT 8.7 William Miller Mr John Johnstone Laurence Keegan
2 MELODY 8.2 Job Toon Mr James Cockin Thomas Cliff
3 ROSETTE 8.5 Michael Murphy Mr Patrick Keary Thomas Connolly
4 FINESSE 8.2 Thomas Kelly Mr Michael McCormick James Murphy
5 HOWITZER 8.10 William Gray Lord Strathnairn ----
6 INNISHOWEN 8.7 Michael Lynch Mr John Wardell Denison Thomas Connolly

Although the James Cockin filly Melody was sent off a shade of odds-on (4/5 fav), she was game in defeat, failing by a head in a 3 way finish which went to The Scout, with Rosette just a neck away in third. The winner was owned by the Skerries Land Agent John Johnstone and trained by Laurence Keegan at French Furze in County Kildare.

4/5 fav Melody
5/1 Finesse
10/1 The Scout
10/1 Rosette
16/1 Innishowen
16/1 Howitzer
  Over round 101%
The unfancied The Scout received 3 lbs from Howitzer and was giving 5 lbs to the favourite. In an exciting finish he got up by a head, with a neck back to the third.


Pos. Horse Jockey Owner
1 THE SCOUT W Miller Mr J Johnstone
2 MELODY Toon Mr J Cockin
3 ROSETTE M Murphy Mr P Keary
4 INNISHOWEN Lynch Mr J W Denison
5 FINESSE Kelly Mr McCormick
6 HOWITZER Gray Lord Strathnairn
4/7 fav Melody    
5/1 Finesse    
10/1 The Scout    
10/1 Rosette    
20/1 Innishowen    
20/1 Howitzer    
  Over round 107%    

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