The 27th running of the Irish Derby was held on Wednesday 29th June 1892 over 1 mile 4 furlongs of The Curragh. Subscriptions were 15 sovereigns with a pot of 400 sovereigns, 50 sovereigns to the second and 25 sovereigns to the third. The winner was owned and bred in Ireland by Captain George Moorhead, trained by Rice Meredith and ridden by Michael Dawson. The winner won by a length, with 8 lengths between second and third.


ROY NEIL (Bay colt by Kendal out of Sylva) SR 1945

The winning owner won 310 sovereigns, (The equivalent of £37,400 in today's terms based on Bank of England inflation calculator).

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Pos. Horse Weight Jockey Owner Trainer
1 ROY NEIL 9.1 Michael Dawson Captain George Moorhead Rice Meredith
2 BLANCMANGE 8.12 Mr John Beasley Mr John D Wardell Henry Beasley
3 THE DUMMY 9.5 Terrence Kavanagh Mr Frederick F Cullen Frederick Cullen
4 WAR CLOUD 8.2 John Hogan Mr Charles J Blake Thomas Harris
5 DETONATOR 9.2 Thomas Harris Mr Mathias T Maher Rice Meredith
6 WORDSWORTH 9.5 John Connolly Mr William Brophy Daniel Broderick
7 FANESSA 7.9 P Lawlor Mr C Kilmurray James Dunne

With the field at the post in plenty of time the crowd were delighted that they got away at the first time of asking, although Wordsworth ran out at the start and took no part in the race. War Cloud was at the head of affairs in the early stages, racing clear of Detonator and Blancmange, with Fanessa just in behind. This order was maintained for the first half a mile until The Dummy took closer order and joined the leader, although Fanessa was already sending out distress signals. On the descent towards the chains The Dummy was joined by both Roy Neil and Blancmange who raced on the outside of the early leader. Round the bend to the rails The Dummy began to drop away to leave a match between Blancmange and Roy Neil, but then the nature of the race changed in an instant when Mr Beasley on Blancmange was nearly unseated. This left Roy Neil to stride home unchallenged, winning hard held by a length from Blancmange, with 8 lengths back to The Dummy. War Cloud claimed fourth place while Detonator was fifth.

Evens fav The Dummy
7/2 Blancmange
5/1 Roy Neil
6/1 Wordsworth
100/7 Detonator
100/7 Fanessa
100/7 War Cloud
  Over round 120%
FORMLINE:- Roy Neil conceded 3 lbs to Blancmange, but was receiving 4 lbs from the favourite The Dummy.

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