This was run on Wednesday 28th June 1871 over 1 mile 6 furlongs and 12 yards at The Curragh and the winner was owned by Mr Cassidy (as shown on the Honours board, but Mr Cassidy in some accounts), trained by Patrick Doucie and ridden by Thomas Broderick. The winner, bred in Ireland by Joseph Lyons, won by 4 lengths, with 5 lengths between second and third.


MAID OF ATHENS (Brown filly by Solon out of Colleen Rhue) SR 1950

The winning owner won 260 sovereigns, (The equivalent of £29,100 in today's terms based on Bank of England inflation calculator).

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Pos. Horse Weight Jockey Owner Trainer
1 MAID OF ATHENS 8.2 Thomas Broderick Mr Williams Patrick Doucie
2 RATTLEAWAY 8.10 William Canavan Mr T Dodd Thomas Connolly
3 RICHARD THE FIRST 8.7 Thomas Kelly Mr George Gough Laurence Keegan

The filly Maid of Athens was in such demand that she was made the odds-on favourite and made virtually all of the running to justify the odds laid on her. Rattleaway made a game attempt to challenge her as they approached the bend, but could get no closer than the 2 length margin which she still held at the line. Richard The First made no impression on the leading pair and was ‘done with’ on reaching the chains, but still stayed on gamely to be only a length behind Rattleaway at the line.

4/6 fav Maid of Athens
2/1 Rattleaway
3/1 Richard The First
  Over round 118%
The winner was receiving 8 lbs from Rattleaway, but won in convincing style by 4 lengths.

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