The 8th running of the Irish Derby was held on Wednesday 25th June 1873 over 1 mile 4 furlongs of The Curragh. The winner was owned by Mr W Williams (nom de course of Joseph Lyons), trained by Patrick Doucie and ridden by Thomas Broderick. The winner, bred by Joseph Lyons in Ireland, won by a comfortable 6 lengths with 2 lengths back to the third.


KYRLE DALY ( Bay colt by Artillery out of Colleen Rhue) SR 1962

The winning owner won 285 sovereigns, (The equivalent of £29,500 in today's terms based on Bank of England inflation calculator).

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Pos. Horse Weight Jockey Owner Trainer
1 KYRLE DALY 8.10 Thomas Broderick Mr W Williams Patrick Doucie
2 ANGELA 8.2 Charles Loates Mr Robert H Long Joseph Dawson
3 EVORA 8.5 Michael Lynch Lord Howth Joseph French
4 HOOTON 8.7 Thomas Kelly Captain St George Private
5 KNIGHT OF ERIN 8.7 William Behan Mr R M Delamare Curragh View

Thomas Broderick first rode in the Irish Derby in 1871 when he won on Maid of Athens. He completed the double this year when riding Kyrle Daly to victory, but it was to be a further 8 years before he achieved his third, and final, success aboard Master Ned in 1881. He rode in the Irish Derby for the final time in 1887 when he was unsuccessful.

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4/1 Kyrle Daly
4/1 Evora
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10/1 Knight of Erin
  Over round 113%
A comfortable winner by 6 lengths despite giving 8 lbs to the runner-up.

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