The 35th running of the Irish Derby was held on Wednesday 27th June 1900 over 1 mile 4 furlongs of The Curragh. Subscriptions were 15 sovereigns with a pot of 1000 sovereigns, 150 sovereigns to the second and 50 sovereigns to the third. The winner was owned and bred in Ireland by Captain Eustace Loder, trained by Daniel McNally and ridden by Mr G W Lushington. The winner won by 4 lengths, with 2 lengths between second and third.


GALLINARIA (Chestnut filly by Gallinule out of Pierina) SR 1963

The winning owner won 783 sovereigns, (The equivalent of £91,500 in today's terms based on Bank of England inflation calculator).

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Pos. Horse Weight Jockey Owner Trainer
1 GALLINARIA 8.12 Mr G W Lushington Captain Eustace Loder Daniel McNally
2 LEADING POWER 7.13 Joseph Westlake Lord Fermoy Philip Behan
3 LIKELY BIRD 8.3 John Doyle Mr John C Sullivan Philip Behan
4 CERASUS 7.13 Thomas Casey Mr Sewallis E Shirley James Dunne
5 OLD BROWN BESS 7.12 William Horton Mr William Hall-Walker John Smith
6 GOOD TIME 7.9 Peter Hughes Mr William H West Denis Shanahan
7 LADY VALENTINE 8.5 Algernon Anthony Mr David G McCammon Francis Robertson
8 GOLDEN BAY 8.2 Lawrence Byrne Honorable A Brabazon James Dunne
9 DINNA KEN 8.12 Thomas Moran Mr William P Cullen William P Cullen
10 IMPRESSARIO 8.2 Thomas Farrell Mr Mathias A Maher Michael Dawson
11 THE HAWK 7.13 John Doyle jnr Mr Denis Shanahan Denis Shanahan
12 GREEN WITCH 7.12 Frederick McAllister Mr Peter P Gilpin Peter P Gilpin

Eustace Loder, son of Sir Robert Loder and Maria Georgiana Loder (nee Busk), was born on 16th May 1867 in Sussex. He became a Major in the 12th Lancers and then held the Office of High Sheriff for County Kildare. He was unmarried, his primary interest being horse racing, and he was elected to the Jockey Club in 1906 and was made a Steward of the Jockey Club in 1912. His nickname was Lucky Loder, not least because of his luck in owning the fantastic mare Pretty Polly, but also because of his favourite saying which was, "You may put all the brains you have into racing but you will be nowhere unless you have luck". In 1904 he won the Fillies Triple Crown with Pretty Polly (SR 2080), and 2 years later he won the 1906 Epsom Derby with Spearmint (SR 2060). He died on 27th July 1914 aged just 47.

3/1 fav Cerasus
4/1 Leading Power
6/1 Gallinaria
6/1 Likely Bird
6/1 Dinna Ken
7/1 Lady Valentine
10/1 Golden Bay
20/1 Impressario
20/1 The Hawk
20/1 Green Witch
20/1 Old Brown Bess
20/1 Good Time
  Over round 133%
FORMLINE:- The winner gave the second 13 lbs and a 4 length beating.

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