The 93rd running of the Irish Derby was held on Wednesday 25th June 1958 over 1 mile 4 furlongs of The Curragh. Subscriptions were 60 sovereigns with a pot of 4000 sovereigns added, 750 sovereigns to the second and 250 sovereigns to the third. The winner was owned by Mrs Anne B Biddle, bred in Ireland by Mr J Clarke, trained by Michael Dawson and ridden by Liam Ward. The winner won by a short head in 2 minutes 58.9 seconds, with 4 lengths between second and third.


SINDON (Chestnut colt by Hyperbole out of Cotton Wool) SR 1954

The winning owner won 7345 sovereigns, (The equivalent of £163,200 in today's terms based on Bank of England inflation calculator).

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Pos. Horse Weight Jockey Owner Trainer
1 SINDON 9.0 Liam Ward Mrs Anne Biddle Michael Dawson
2 PADDY'S POINT 9.0 G W Robinson Mr F N Shane George Robinson
3 ROYAL HIGHWAY 9.0 Nicholas Brennan Mrs Diana Macauley Stuart Murless
4 NAGAMI 9.0 Joe Mercer Mrs Etti Plesch Harry Wragg
5 ADVANCE GUARD 9.0 Patrick Powell jnr Major J Alexander Major J Alexander
6 MESEMBRYANTHEMUM 9.0 John Power Major M W Beaumont John Oxx
7 IRISH PENNY 9.0 Aubrey Brabazon Mr A A Thorn D St John Gough
8 LAO TZU 9.0 Bill Elliott Mr Terrence Gray Michael Hurley
9 TERN 9.0 Peadar Matthews Mr R W Hall-Dare Michael Hurley
10 KENTUCKY SUN 9.0 Wally Swinburn Mr Ralph Lowe E Martin Quirke
11 PRESTEL 9.0 James Eddery Mr Joseph McGrath Seamus McGrath
12 LORENZO 9.0 Manny Mercer Mr Gerald A Oldham Harry Wragg

In extremely heavy going Sindon, owned by the American Mrs Ann Bullitt Biddle, previously a maiden, set the early pace and was allowed to stride on from Lorenzo, Advance Guard and Mesembryanthemum, with Nagami bringing up the rear. All of the jockeys found the going difficult, the majority were mud-splattered throughout, but Sindon kept on his steady pace at the head of affairs. With 2 furlongs to go Lorenzo began to drop back, while noticeable progress was being made by Paddys Point despite being a dozen lengths off the pace. At the distance Sindon began to stay, although strongly challenged by Paddys Point who failed to get up by a short head, with 4 lengths back to Royal Highway, while Nagami finished fourth.

6/4 fav Paddy's Point
9/4 Nagami
10/1 Royal Highway
10/1 Lorenzo
100/8 Sindon
100/7 Mesembryanthemum
20/1 Lao Tzu
25/1 Advance Guard
25/1 Irish Penny
50/1 Tern
50/1 Kentucky Sun
50/1 Prestel
  Over round 122%
FORMLINE:- The winner, racing at level weights, won by a short head in the extremely slow time of 2 minutes 58.9 seconds due mainly to the heavy underfoot conditions. Nagami (8/1) was third in the English 2000 Guineas beaten 1/2 length and 3 lengths by Pall Mall (SR 2047). Paddy's Point was second and Nagami (10/1) was third in the Epsom Derby beaten 5 lengths and 1 1/2 lengths by Hard Ridden (SR 2028). Nagami was third in the Doncaster St Leger beaten 8 lengths and 3/4 length by Alcide (SR 2031).

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