The 7th running of the Irish Derby was held on Wednesday 26th June 1872 over 1 mile 4 furlongs of The Curragh. The winner was owned by Mr A R Bourne (as shown on the Honours board, but Mr McDonogh in some accounts), trained by Denis Wynne and ridden by William Miller. The winner, bred in England by Charles Snewing, won by 4 lengths, with a distance back to the third.


TRICKSTRESS (Bay filly by Caractacus out of Lightfinger) SR 1950

The winning owner won 230 sovereigns, (The equivalent of £24,700 in today's terms based on Bank of England inflation calculator).

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Pos. Horse Weight Jockey Owner Trainer
1 TRICKSTRESS 8.2 William Miller Mr A R Bourne Denis Wynne
2 SPECULATION 8.10 Michael Murphy Mr Patrick Keary Thomas Connolly
3 PLEASURE SEEKER 8.7 Michael Lynch Mr Patrick Keary Thomas Connolly

The filly Trickstress and Speculation made the early running while the Pleasure colt, later named Pleasure Seeker, kept close order. This order was maintained throughout the race, with Trickstress winning hands down by a comfortable 4 lengths, with the Pleasure colt a distance back in third.

Evens fav Trickstress
11/10 Speculation
5/1 Pleasure Seeker
  Over round 114%
The filly was an impressive winner winning in a canter by 4 lengths, but she was receiving 8 lbs.

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