The 10th running of the Irish Derby was held on Wednesday 23rd June 1875 over 1 mile 4 furlongs of The Curragh. Subscriptions were 20 sovereigns with 100 sovereigns added. The winner was owned by Mr James Cockin, bred by James Cockin and trained at Hednesford by Job Toon. The winner won by 3 lengths, with a length back to the third. The winners time was 2 minutes 54.25 secs.


INNISHOWEN ( Chestnut colt by Uncas out of Aneroid) SR 1800

The winning owner won 281 sovereigns, (The equivalent of £30,800 in today's terms based on Bank of England inflation calculator).

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Pos. Horse Weight Jockey Owner Trainer
1 INNISHOWEN 8.1 George Ashworth Mr James Cockin Job Toon
2 INGOMAR 8.8 Francis Wynne Mr Nicholas Ennis Patrick Doucie
3 MAID OF ERIN 8.3 Thomas Broderick Captain Stamer Gubbins Daniel Broderick
4 TURCO 7.8 John Connolly Mr M Taylor Thomas Connolly

Turco and Ingomar set off at a blistering pace, clear of Innishowen, while Maid of Erin was last approaching the top of the hill. Racing downhill, Maid of Erin rapidly made up the lost ground to join the pack of 4 which could be covered by a blanket even as they approached the distance. However, Innishowen was full of running and readily took it up and began to draw clear, winning easily by 3 lengths from Ingomar, with a further length back to Maid of Erin.

5/4 fav Maid of Erin
2/1 Innishowen
3/1 Ingomar
5/1 Turco
  Over Round 118%
The winner was receiving 7 lbs from Ingomar, but won by 3 lengths.

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