The 12th running of the Irish Derby was held on Wednesday 27th June 1877 over 1 mile 4 furlongs of The Curragh. Subscriptions were 20 sovereigns with 150 sovereigns added. The winner was owned and bred by Captain Stamer Gubbins in Ireland and ridden by Francis Wynne. The winner won by 5 lengths, with 1/2 length back to the third. The winning time was 2 minutes 54.5 seconds.


REDSKIN (Chestnut gelding by Uncas out of Wild Daisy) SR 1968

The winning owner won 340 sovereigns, (The equivalent of £37,700 in today's terms based on Bank of England inflation calculator).

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Pos. Horse Weight Jockey Owner Trainer
1 REDSKIN 8.2 Francis Wynne Captain Stamer Gubbins Daniel Broderick
2 PHILAMMON 8.0 Michael Lynch Lord Drogheda Joseph Dawson
3 TYRCONNELL 9.0 John Connolly Mr R M Delamere Thomas Connolly
4 NOTUS 8.0 M Ryan Mr T Dodd Thomas Connolly
5 QUEEN OF THE BATH 7.10 H Huxtable Mr J W Denison Frederick Martin
6 REBEL CHIEF 7.11 J McDonald Mr Charles J Blake Robert Peck

The field of six got away on level terms and upon settling down Queen of the Bath drew clear to cut out the early work from Rebel Chief, Philammon and Norus. The race was run at a pedestrian pace, with no material change in the order until the field began to descend the hill, at which point Queen of the Bath and Rebel Chief beat a retreat. After the chains Redskin rushed up to take the lead and assumed command entering the straight. Although Philammon made up some ground, he never threatened Redskin who won cleverly by 5 lengths, with a length and a half between Philammon and Tyrconnell.

2/1 fav Philammon
5/2 Notus
3/1 Rebel Chief
5/1 Redskin
10/1 Tyrconnell
25/1 Queen of the Bath
  Over round 115%
The winner gave the second 2 lbs and won by a convincing 5 lengths to become the only gelding to ever win this Classic.

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