The 95th running of the Irish Derby was held on Wednesday 22nd June 1960 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 Mr F Walter Burmann, bred in Ireland at the Ballykisteen Stud, trained by A S O'Brien and ridden by Garnet Bougoure. The winner won by a length in 2 minutes 37.5 seconds, with 5 lengths between second and third.


CHAMOUR (Chestnut colt by Chamier out of Cracknel) SR 2013

The winning owner won 7442.5 sovereigns, (The equivalent of £162,900 in today's terms based on Bank of England inflation calculator).

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Pos. Horse Weight Jockey Owner Trainer
1 CHAMOUR 9.0 Garnet Bougoure Mr F Walter Burmann A S O'Brien
2 ALCAEUS 9.0 Ron Hutchinson Sir Richard Brooke Paddy Prendergast
3 PRINCE CHARMER 9.0 T P Burns Mrs Connie Vickerman A S O'Brien
4 DJEBE BOY 9.0 Liam Ward Mrs V Van den Bergh Con Collins
5 ROYAL BUCK 9.0 Herbert Holmes Mr N L Cohen Kevin R Kerr
6 WOODFOREST 9.0 Michael Nolan Mrs J Forrestal Paddy Prendergast
7 INTERVENER 9.0 Willie Snaith Mr Stanhope Joel Humphrey Cottrill

The legendary Irish trainer Vincent O'Brien had to sit this one out because of an 18 month alleged doping ban and chose instead to go salmon fishing on the banks of a County Cork river. However, his wife Jacqueline, along with 2 daughters Elizabeth aged 7 and Jane aged 2, were present at The Curragh to witness the victory of Chamour (SR 2013), the horse Vincent is alleged to have doped. Chamour, part owned by wealthy Yorkshireman Mr Walter Burmann, saw off the challenge of the 3/1 on favourite Alcaeus, who had previously finished runner-up in the Epsom Derby behind St Paddy (SR 2047), by a comfortable length. As he received his prize Walter Burmann hoped that common sense would prevail and that the Stewards would reinstate Vincent.

1/3 fav Alcaeus
3/1 Chamour
18/1 Intervener
25/1 Prince Charmer
50/1 Djebe Boy
66/1 Royal Buck
150/1 Woodforest
  Over round 113%
FORMLINE:- The strongly fancied Alcaeus was made the long odds-on favourite after being runner-up at 10/1 in the Epsom Derby beaten 3 lengths by St Paddy (SR 2047). However, in the end he had to give way to second favourite Chamour by a length in 2 minutes 37.5 seconds.

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