The 152nd running of the Irish Derby was held on Saturday 1st July 2017 over 1 mile 4 furlongs of The Curragh. The winner was owned by Derrick Smith, Mrs John Magnier and Michael Tabor, bred by Lynch Bages Ltd and Camas Park Stud, trained by Aidan O'Brien and ridden by Seamie Heffernan. The winner won by a neck in 2 minutes 35.45 seconds, with a short head between second and third.


CAPRI (Grey colt by Galileo out of Dialafara) SR 1932

The winning owner won €855,000, with €285,000 to the second and €135,000 to the third.

The Youtube link below is a 2 minute 47 second clip of the 2017 Irish Derby

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Pos. Horse Weight Jockey Owner Trainer
1 CAPRI 9.0 Seamie Heffernan Smith, Magnier, Tabor Aidan O'Brien
2 CRACKSMAN 9.0 Pat Smullen A E Oppenheimer John Gosden
3 WINGS OF EAGLES 9.0 Ryan Moore Smith, Magnier, Tabor Aidan O'Brien
4 WALDGEIST 9.0 Pierre-Charles Boudot Ammerland, Newsells, Magnier, Tabor Andre Fabre
5 DOUGLAS MACARTHUR 9.0 Donnacha O'Brien M J Jooste, Smith, Magnier, Tabor Aidan O'Brien
6 THE TAJ MAHAL 9.0 Wayne Lordan Smith, Magnier, Tabor Aidan O'Brien
7 DUBAI SAND 9.0 Kevin Manning Godolphin Jim Bolger
8 THE ANVIL 9.0 Ana O'Brien Mrs A O'Brien, Smith, Magnier, Tabor Aidan O'Brien
9 GRANDEE 9.0 Colm O'Donoghue Mill House LLC Mrs John Harrington
2/1 fav Wings of Eagles        
3/1 Cracksman        
3/1 Waldgeist        
6/1 Capri        
12/1 Douglas Macarthur        
20/1 The Taj Mahal        
33/1 Grandee        
66/1 The Anvil        
100/1 Dubai Sand        
  Over round 116%        
FORMLINE:- The winner was one of 5 trained by Aidan O'Brien, although the favourite, Wings of Eagles, was from the same stable. Capri won by a neck in 2 minutes 35.45 seconds, with a short head back to Wings of Eagles. In his 2 year old days Capri won 3 of his 5 races, and prior to winning the Irish Derby he ran 6th in the Epsom Derby behind Wings of Eagles (SR 1924). He then won his second Classic, the Doncaster St Leger to crown a career which spanned 14 races and included 6 wins.

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