Irish Derby Stakes
The Irish Derby Stakes
have been held annually at the Curragh in County Kildare
. The ancient Gaelic
name " Curragh, " actually means racecourse and the Derby is Ireland's most important event in thoroughbred horse racing
The race for 3 year olds is run a distance of 1 1/2 miles, drawing the best horses in Great Britain and France to compete.
Irish Derby winners: