The 28th running of the Irish Derby was held on Wednesday 28th June 1893 over 1 mile 4 furlongs of The Curragh. Subscriptions were 15 sovereigns with a pot of 1000 sovereigns, 150 sovereigns to the second and 70 sovereigns to the third. The winner was owned and bred by Mr Mathias Maher, trained by Rice Meredith and ridden by Michael Dawson. The winner won by half a length in 2 minutes 50 seconds, with 4 lengths between second and third.


BOWLINE (Chestnut filly by Torpedo out of Eline) SR 1758

The winning owner won 763 sovereigns, (The equivalent of £93,200 in today's terms based on Bank of England inflation calculator).

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Pos. Horse Weight Jockey Owner Trainer
1 BOWLINE 8.5 Michael Dawson Mr Mathias A Maher Rice Meredith
2 FIRST FLOWER 9.5 William Hoysted Mr Henry E Linde Henry E Linde
3 BACCARAT 9.2 Mr Henry Beasley Mr Henry Beasley Henry Beasley
4 NOLLIKENS 7.13 John Connolly Mr Henry Beasley Henry Beasley
5 LOOT 9.5 Mr Thomas Beasley Mr Thomas G Gordon Thomas G Gordon
6 KENDAL GREEN 7.9 John Doyle Mr P J Hartigan James Scully
7 WORSTED 7.13 Charles Whelan Mr Henry E Linde Henry E Linde
8 GUESTMASTER 8.2 Thomas Harris Mr Sebastian M Nolan Shem C Jeffery

The field got away first time and it was left to Guestmaster to set the early pace from Kendal Green, Nollikens, Baccarat, First Flower and Bowline. After six furlongs Nollikens moved to the girth of Guestmaster as Kendal Green dropped right away. Rounding the final bend and approaching the chains First Flower, Baccarat and Loot took over from the pace setters, with Bowline sitting in comfortably behind and seemingly going the best. As they approached the distance Bowline made his play and put the matter to rest in a few strides to win by a comfortable half a length from First Flower, with Baccaat four lengths back in third.

Evens fav Baccarat
6/1 Nollikens
8/1 Bowline
10/1 Guestmaster
10/1 First Flower
20/1 Loot
20/1 Kendal Green
20/1 Worsted
  Over round 108%
FORMLINE:- Bowline received a stone from First Flower, yet only prevailed by half a length in a time about 5 seconds more than average.

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