The 11th running of the Irish Derby was held on Wednesday 28th June 1876 over 1 mile 4 furlongs of The Curragh. Subscriptions were 20 sovereigns with 100 sovereigns added. The winner was owned by Mr C Ryan and ridden by E Martin. The winner won by 2 lengths, with a head back to the third. The winners time was 2 minutes 51.5 secs.


UMPIRE (Bay colt by Tom King out of Acceptance) SR 2050

The winning owner won 298 sovereigns, (The equivalent of £32,700 in today's terms based on Bank of England inflation calculator).

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Pos. Horse Weight Jockey Owner Trainer
1 UMPIRE 9.3 Michael Lynch Mr Charles Ryan Joseph French
2 RICHELIEU 8.13 Edwin Martin Mr J W Denison Frederick Martin
3 THE DEER 7.13 Francis Wynne Mr James A Cassidy Patrick Doucie
4 SWEET THOUGHT 8.3 H Parry Mr J W Denison Frederick Martin
5 AXMINSTER 7.10 Thomas Broderick Mr William S Lyons Daniel Broderick

Umpire won both of his 2-year-old starts and began his three year old season with 4 victories, including an effortless success in the Baldoyle Derby. He won the Irish Derby by an easy 2 lengths to earn the highest rating (SR 2050) to this date of any winner and, in a magnificent career of 16 races, he was successful 14 times.

1/3 fav Umpire
4/1 Richelieu
7/1 The Deer
7/1 Axminster
10/1 Sweet Thought
  Over round 128%
The impressive winner was conceding at least 4 lbs to all and won by an easy 2 lengths.

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