The 77th running of the Irish Derby was held on Thursday 25th June 1942 over 1 mile 4 furlongs of The Curragh. Subscriptions were 45 sovereigns with a pot of 2250 sovereigns, 450 sovereigns to the second and 150 sovereigns to the third. The winner was owned by Mr Joseph McGrath, bred in England by Viscount Furness, trained by Michael Collins and ridden by Mornington Wing. The winner won by 6 lengths in 2 minutes 35 seconds, with a head between second and third.


WINDSOR SLIPPER (Bay colt by Windsor Lad out of Carpet Slipper) SR 2035

The winning owner won 1621.25 sovereigns, (The equivalent of £72,600 in today's terms based on Bank of England inflation calculator).

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Pos. Horse Weight Jockey Owner Trainer
1 WINDSOR SLIPPER 9.2 Morny Wing Mr Joseph McGrath Michael Collins
2 GRAND INQUISITOR 8.12 Gerald Cooney Mrs Toby Wellesley Edward McGrath
3 COROMYTH 8.12 George Wells Mr David Frame William J Byrne
4 FORT OSWAY 8.12 Thomas Burns Miss Dorothy Paget Charles A Rogers
5 DODOMA 8.8 E Martin Quirke HH Aga Khan III Hubert M Hartigan
6 MILLER 8.12 Thomas McNeill Mr G J Ellis Henry I Ussher
7 AGAMEMNON 8.12 William Hamill Mr P J Flemming Patrick J Lenehan
8 KILMACDUAGH 8.12 James Tyrrell Mr W M Shawe Taylor Henry I Ussher
9 QUEEN EYOT 8.12 John Moylan Major Dermot McCalmont Robert Fetherstonehaugh
10 BENGAL 8.12 T.P.Burns Major J J Hilliard Charles A Rogers
11 CARA KOOSH 8.12 Joe Canty Mrs K Kelly William J Kelly
12 CEYLON 8.12 William Howard Mr G J Ellis Henry I Ussher
13 THUNDERBOLT 8.12 Frederick McGiff Sir Percy Loraine Rod More O'Ferrall

Michael Collins was a very successful Irish trainer, winning the Trainers Championship in 1941, 1942, 1943 and again in 1945. Although he managed to train 5 Classic winners, without doubt his highest rated winner was the Irish Derby in 1942 was Windsor Slipper (SR 2035) who went on to complete the Triple Crown.

2/7 fav Windsor Slipper
8/1 Cara Koosh
100/6 Dodoma
100/6 Grand Inquisitor
25/1 Miller
50/1 Queen Eyot
50/1 Coromyth
100/1 Fort Osway
200/1 Ceylon
200/1 Bengal
200/1 Kilmacduagh
300/1 Thunderbolt
500/1 Agamemnon
  Over round 110%
FORMLINE:- The impressive unbeaten Windsor Slipper conceded at least 4 lbs to all others in the field and won in a canter by 6 lengths in the quick time of 2 minutes 35 seconds.

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