The 102nd running of the Irish Derby was held on Saturday 1st July 1967 over 1 mile 4 furlongs of The Curragh. Subscriptions were £270 with a pot of £30,000 added. The winner was owned by Mr Charles W Engelhard, bred in USA by Mrs Julian G Rogers, trained by Fulke Johnson-Houghton at Blewbury and ridden by Lester Piggott. The winner won by 3/4 length in 2 minutes 32.4 seconds, with 3 1/2 lengths between second and third.


RIBOCCO (Bay colt by Ribot out of Libra) SR 2015

The winning owner won £57,610, (The equivalent of £994,000 in today's terms based on Bank of England inflation calculator).

The Youtube link below is a 1 minute 46 second clip of the 1967 Irish Derby

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Pos. Horse Weight Jockey Owner Trainer
1 RIBOCCO 9.0 Lester Piggott Mr Charles Engelhard Fulke Johnson-Houghton
2 SUCARYL 9.0 George Moore Lady Maud Evelyn Sassoon Noel Murless
3 DART BOARD 9.0 Scobie Breasley Mr Michaell Sobell Sir Gordon Richards
4 GAY GARLAND 9.0 Ron Hutchinson Mr Anthony Askew Harry Wragg
5 DAN KANO 9.0 Patrick Powell jnr Mr Saul Raccah James Lenehan
6 ATHERSTONE WOOD 9.0 Ryan Parnell Mr Stephen O'Flaherty Stephen Quirke
7 DANCING MOSS 9.0 Greville Starkey Mr D Drewery Robert Fetherstonehaugh
8 EL MIGHTY 9.0 Gerald Thiboeuf Mr A Tsiatalous David Hanley
9 TAPIS ROSE 9.0 R McCarthy Mr A J Richards David Hanley
10 FORTISSIMO 9.0 Peter Boothman Major Victor McCalmont Robert Fetherstonehaugh
11 SIGNA INFESTA 9.0 George McGrath Mr Seamus McGrath Seamus McGrath
12 CREPE CLOVER 9.0 Patrick Sullivan Mr R S Reynolds Stuart Murless
13 STEADY II 9.0 Roger Poincelet Baron G de Waldner F Palmer FR
14 RUGGED MAN 9.0 T P Burns Mr J McNamee-Sullivan Aubrey Brabazon
15 SKAMANDER 9.0 John Roe Mrs Martin Andree John Oxx
16 SOVEREIGN SLIPPER 9.0 Desmond Lake Mr R H Preston Patrick Murphy
17 KISS OF LIFE 9.0 Liam Browne Mr R G Angus G N Robinson
18 RARE JEWEL 9.0 Peader Matthews Mr Thomas McCairns P Prendergast jnr
19 HEAVE HO 9.0 Liam Ward Mrs Thomas E Kelly Seamus McGrath
20 MARK SCOTT 9.0 John Murtagh Mr A S D Scott Patrick Norris
21 PALMAS 9.0 Percy J Willett Mr G A Newsome Ernest Davey
22 ZARACARN 9.0 Laurence Johnson Mr J G Barnett Charles Weld
Fell ROYAL SWORD 9.0 Michael Kennedy General R King Mellon Michael Rogers

Charles W Engelhard was born in New Jersey on 15th February 1917 into a wealthy American family whose father, also Charles Engelhard, had made his fortune in mining and metals. Charles junior served with the USA Air Force during the Second World War and then took charge of his father's mining company. His leisure passion was horse racing, owning stables in England, USA and South Africa. He won the Doncaster St Leger on 4 occasions, in 1964 with Indiana (SR 2014), 1967 with Ribocco (SR 2015), 1968 with Ribero (SR 1997) and 1970 with Nijinsky (SR 2140). Without doubt his best horse was Nijinsky, English Triple Crown winner in 1970. However, he also enjoyed success across the Irish Sea, winning the 1967 Irish Derby with Ribocco (SR 2015), 1968 with Ribero (SR 1997) and 1970 with Nijinsky (SR 2140). He died on 2nd March 1971 in Boca Grande, Florida aged just 54.

5/2 fav Ribocco
11/2 Royal Sword
8/1 Steady II
8/1 Sucaryl
9/1 Dart Board
100/9 Signa Infesta
18/1 Fortissimo
18/1 Gay Garland
22/1 Atherstone Wood
28/1 Rugged Man
28/1 Dancing Moss
40/1 Heave Ho
40/1 Sovereign Slipper
66/1 Mark Scott
100/1 Skamander
100/1 Crepe Clover
100/1 El Mighty
150/1 Tapis Rose
150/1 Dan Kano
150/1 Kiss of Life
150/1 Rare Jewel
150/1 Palmas
150/1 Zaracarn
  Over round 120%
FORMLINE:- Prior to winning this Classic by 3/4 length, Ribocco had finished second in the Epsom Derby beaten 2 1/2 lengths by Royal Palace (SR 2031). In a career spanning 14 races, Ribocco won 5 of them.

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