The 41st running of the Irish Derby was held on Wednesday 27th June 1906 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 Joseph Lowry, bred by W W Kilroy in Ireland, trained by Michael Dawson at Rathbride Manor, Curragh and ridden by Clyde Aylin. The winner won by a length and a half, with a short head between second and third.


KILLEAGH (Bay colt by Killyleagh out of What) SR 1958

The winning owner won 783 sovereigns, (The equivalent of £90,500 in today's terms based on Bank of England inflation calculator).

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Pos. Horse Weight Jockey Owner Trainer
1 KILLEAGH 9.5 Clyde Aylin Mr Joseph Lowry Michael Dawson
2 STEINHAGER 8.12 John Thompson Mr Richard Croker James Parkinson
3 VENO 8.2 Herbert Robbins Mr C Wadia Major John G Morris
4 JULIET II 8.12 Algernon Anthony Mrs Cherry Sadler-Jackson Philip Behan
5 CINDER BILL 8.12 Mr Lushington Mr Robert D Jameson Joseph Hunter
6 CASCATELLA 7.9 Peter Hughes Mr Jas Daly Michael Dawson
7 GAULTIER 9.1 Michael Widger Mr John Widger James Parkinson
8 CHEVEN 7.13 Joseph Doyle Mr James Lonsdale William Behan
9 BELLS OF SHANDON 7.13 Fred Hunter Mr Richard Croker James Parkinson

Clyde Aylin was an English rider who made a name for himself by riding in Ireland. The year 1906 was the pinnacle of his career when he won the Irish Derby on Killeagh (SR 1958) for trainer Michael Dawson. He married 5 years later and was blessed with six children. Such was his riding ability that he won the Irish Jockeys Championship in 1922, but tragedy occurred towards the end of that year when on Wednesday 27th December he was aboard Parkstown when it fell in a Steeplechase at Leopardstown. He was taken to hospital but did not recover from the emergency operation and died the next day.

5/2 fav Steinhager
3/1 Juliet II
7/2 Cascatella
100/8 Veno
100/8 Gaultier
100/7 Killeagh
33/1 Cinder Bill
33/1 Bells of Shandon
33/1 Cheven
  Over round 107%
FORMLINE:- The winner gave the favourite 7 lbs and a length and a half beating.

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