The 36th running of the Irish Derby was held on Wednesday 26th June 1901 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 by Mr William Goulding, bred in Ireland by Thomas Farley, trained by Daniel McNally and ridden by Algernon Anthony. The winner won by half a length, with 4 lengths between second and third.


CARRIGAVALLA (Bay colt by Gallinule out of The Sleeping Beauty) SR 1975

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 CARRIGAVALLA 8.12 Algernon Anthony Mr William J Goulding Daniel McNally
2 ROYAL WINKFIELD 8.2 John Thompson Mr John C Sullivan Philip Behan
3 MERRION 9.1 Henry Buxton Mr John James William McAuliffe
4 JOCKEY OF NORFOLK 8.2 John Clayton Mr Sebastian M Nolan Frederick Cullen
5 WHAT NEXT 7.13 William Lane Mr William Hall-Walker John Smith
6 PRESIDENT STEYN 7.13 Peter Hughes Mr William Behan William Behan
7 THEATRE ROYAL 8.5 John Doyle Mr Sewallis E Shirley James Dunne
8 LADY ELECT 7.9 Thomas Casey Mr Charles J Blake Shem C Jeffery
9 THE MAN 8.2 Joseph Doyle Mr John C Sullivan Philip Behan
Algernon Anthony first rode in the Irish Derby in 1897 when unplaced on Cashmere behind Wales. He was unplaced again in 1898 on The Ruler when beaten by Noble Howard. However, he finally won the Irish Derby on Oppressor (SR 2018) in 1899 and, two years later, won again on Carrigavalla (SR 1975). He also rode Ambush II to victory in the 1900 Aintree Grand National when riding for Edward, Prince of Wales. Once he hung up his riding boots he became a trainer at Westenra and is buried in the grounds of Kildare Cathedral.
2/1 fav Royal Winkfield
5/2 Merrion
5/1 Carrigavalla
6/1 Theatre Royal
8/1 Lady Elect
10/1 The Man
10/1 Jockey of Norfolk
20/1 President Steyn
20/1 What Next
  Over round 132%
FORMLINE:- The winner gave the second 10 lbs and won cleverly by half a length.

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