The 70th running of the Irish Derby was held on Wednesday 26th June 1935 over 1 mile 4 furlongs of The Curragh. Subscriptions were 65 sovereigns with a pot of 3675 sovereigns, 800 sovereigns to the second and 300 sovereigns to the third. The winner was owned and bred in England by Sir Victor Sassoon, trained by John T Rogers and ridden by Steve Donoghue. The winner won by 1 length in 2 minutes 44.2 seconds, with a neck between second and third.


MUSEUM (Bay colt by Phararis out of Imagery) SR 1991

The winning owner won 2485 sovereigns, (The equivalent of £168,000 in today's terms based on Bank of England inflation calculator).

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Pos. Horse Weight Jockey Owner Trainer
1 MUSEUM 9.5 Steve Donoghue Sir Victor Sassoon John T Rogers
2 LISTOI 8.12 Joseph Taylor Sir Thomas Dixon M Dobson Peacock
3 SMOKELESS 9.1 Edward Gardner Mr Richard J Duggan John T Rogers
4 CABINTEELY 8.12 John Moylan Mr Joseph McGrath Henry I Ussher
5 AFRICAN LILY 9.2 Joe Canty Major Evelyn Shirley John T Rogers
6 PARISIAN 8.12 Morny Wing Mr John T Rogers John T Rogers
7 WITHOUT BENEFIT 8.12 Thomas Whitehead Mr J B Magennis Henry I Ussher
8 COUP DE ROI 8.12 Thomas Burns Sir Percy Loraine Rod More O'Ferrall

Sir Ellice Victor Sassoon was born on 20th December 1881 in Naples into the wealthy Baghdadi Jewish Sassoon family who gained their wealth primarily from banking. He was educated at Harrow and went on to Trinity College, Cambridge before serving in the Royal Flying Corps in the First World War. His father died in 1924 and he inherited the title of Third Baronet of Bombay. His great passion was horse racing and in 1925 he bought Bungalow Stud in Newmarket and immediately renamed it Eve Stud (later to become the Woodditton Stud after his death). He enjoyed many English Classic successes, including four Epsom Derby wins, including Pinza (SR 2131) in 1953, Crepello (SR 2109) in 1957, Hard Ridden (SR 2028) in 1958, and St Paddy (SR 2047) in 1960. He was also successful in the Irish Derby, winning in 1935 with Museum (SR 1921) and in 1937 with Phideas (SR 1928). He died on 13th August 1961 aged 79.

5/4 fav Smokeless
2/1 African Lily
8/1 Coup De Roi
100/8 Museum
100/8 Listoi
25/1 Cabinteely
100/1 Parisian
100/1 Without Benefit
  Over round 110%
FORMLINE:- The winner gave the second 7 lbs and the favourite 4 lbs and won by a length in 2 minutes 44.2 seconds. None of the runners contested an English Classic.

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