The 51st running of the Irish Derby was held on Wednesday 28th June 1916 over 1 mile 4 furlongs of The Curragh. Subscriptions were 50 sovereigns with a pot of 3110 sovereigns, 150 sovereigns to the second and 50 sovereigns to the third. The winner was owned by Mr H Ellis, bred in Ireland by Captain J Henry Greer, trained by Victor Tabor and ridden by Herbert Robbins. The winner won by a comfortable 3 lengths, with 3 lengths between second and third.


FURORE (Brown colt by Fugleman out of Rapel) SR 1935

The winning owner won 2910 sovereigns, (The equivalent of £240,600 in today's terms based on Bank of England inflation calculator).

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Pos. Horse Weight Jockey Owner Trainer
1 FURORE 8.12 Herbert Robbins Mr H Ellis Victor Tabor
2 KING ROBERT 9.1 Walter Griggs Mr William Hall-Walker Charles Waugh
3 BRENDAN 8.12 Fred Hunter Mr James Daly Philip Behan
4 CAPTIVE PRINCESS 8.8 Thomas Burns Mr William A Wallis James Dunne
5 ZEFUS 8.9 Joseph Harty Mr James J Parkinson James J Parkinson
6 CIMARRON 8.12 Steve Donoghue Mr Charles J Blake Shem C Jeffery
7 GILBERT THE FILBERT 8.12 Elijah Wheatley Mr J W Burton Herbert Lines
8 SPRIG OF MINT 8.12 Richard Crisp Mr Alexander H Ledlie James J Parkinson
9 ROI PETIT 8.12 Michael Beary Mr Patrick Cullinan James Dunne
10 BACHELOR'S IMAGE 8.12 William Barrett Mr Albert Lowry Michael Dawson

Charles Victor Tabor was born in 1869 the son of an Essex farmer who began his racing career as an amateur jockey but then decided to become a trainer in 1907. He won the Irish Derby in 1916 with Furore (SR 1935), the only horse he ever entered in the race, and went on to achieve Cesarewitch success with the same horse in 1917. He famously landed the Cesarewitch twice more, initially in 1928 with Arctic Star and finally in 1937 with Punch. He died aged 77 in 1946.

2/1 fav Furore
11/4 King Robert
6/1 Brendan
6/1 Cimarron
7/1 Bachelor's Image
8/1 Zefus
20/1 Gilbert The Filbert
20/1 Sprig of Mint
33/1 Captive Princess
33/1 Roi Petit
  Over round 126%
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