Capri wins the 2017 Irish Derby for Aidan O'Brien
The 2017 Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby was won by Capri, ridden by Seamie Heffernan, and trained by Aidan O'Brien for owners Derrick Smith, Mrs John Magnier, & Michael Tabor.
The race took place on Saturday 01 July 2017 at the Curragh.
Harzand won the 2016 Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby on Saturday June 25, 2016.
The horse was trained on the Curragh by Dermot Weld, is owned by His Highness Aga Khan and was ridden by champion jockey Pat Smullen, and this followed up his victory in the Epsom Derby. Harzand became the 18th colt to complete the English and Irish double
Leading jockey (6 wins): Morny Wing – Ballyheron (1921), Waygood (1923), Rock Star (1930), Rosewell (1938), Windsor Slipper (1942), Bright News (1946)
Leading trainer (12 wins): Aidan O'Brien – Desert King (1997), Galileo (2001), High Chaparral (2002), Dylan Thomas (2006), Soldier of Fortune (2007), Frozen Fire (2008), Fame and Glory (2009), Cape Blanco (2010), Treasure Beach (2011), Camelot (2012), Australia (2014), Capri (2017)
Year - Winner; Jockey; Trainer; Owner
1962 - Tambourine; Roger Poincelet; Etienne Pollet; Mrs Howell Jackson
1965 - Meadow Court; Lester Piggott; Paddy Prendergast; Bell / McMahon / Crosby
1967 - Ribocco; Lester Piggott; Fulke Johnson Houghton; Charles Engelhard
1970 - Nijinsky; Liam Ward; Vincent O'Brien; Charles Engelhar
1975 - Grundy; Pat Eddery; Peter Walwyn; Carlo Vittadini
1977 - The Minstrel; Lester Piggott; Vincent O'Brien; Robert Sangster
1981 - Shergar; Lester Piggott; Michael Stoute; HH Aga Khan IV
1985 - Law Society; Pat Eddery; Vincent O'Brien; Stavros Niarchos
1989 - Old Vic; Steve Cauthen; Henry Cecil; Sheikh Mohammed
1993 - Commander in Chief; Pat Eddery; Henry Cecil; Khalid Abdullah
1996 - Zagreb; Pat Shanahan; Dermot Weld; Allen Paulson
1997 - Desert King; Christy Roche; Aidan O'Brien; Michael Tabor
2000 - Sinndar; Johnny Murtagh; John Oxx; HH Aga Khan IV
2001 - Galileo; Michael Kinane; Aidan O'Brien; Magnier / Tabor
2002 - High Chaparral; Michael Kinane; Aidan O'Brien; Tabor / Magnier
2003 - Alamshar; Johnny Murtagh; John Oxx; Aga Khan IV
2004 - Grey Swallow; Pat Smullen; Dermot Weld; Rochelle Quinn
2005 - Hurricane Run; Kieren Fallon; André Fabre; Michael Tabor
2006 - Dylan Thomas; Kieren Fallon; Aidan O'Brien; Magnier / Tabor
2007 - Soldier of Fortune; Seamie Heffernan; Aidan O'Brien; Magnier / Tabor / Smith
2008 - Frozen Fire; Seamie Heffernan; Aidan O'Brien; Tabor / Smith / Magnier
2009 - Fame and Glory; Johnny Murtagh; Aidan O'Brien; Smith / Magnier / Tabor
2010 - Cape Blanco; Johnny Murtagh; Aidan O'Brien; Smith / Magnier / Tabor
2011 - Treasure Beach; Colm O'Donoghue; Aidan O'Brien; Smith / Magnier / Tabor
2012 - Camelot; Joseph O'Brien; Aidan O'Brien; Derrick Smith
2013 - Trading Leather; Kevin Manning; Jim Bolger; Mrs J S Bolger
2014 - Australia; Joseph O'Brien; Aidan O'Brien; Smith / Magnier / Tabor
2015 - Jack Hobbs; William Buick; John Gosden; Godolphin & Partners
2016 - Harzand; Pat Smullen; Dermot Weld; Aga Khan IV
2017 - Capri; Seamie Heffernan; Aidan O'Brien; Smith / Magnier / Tabor
The Curragh Plain
The Curragh is a flat open plain of almost 5,000 acres (over 20 km² or almost 8 square miles) in County Kildare, between Newbridge and Kildare Town.
This area is well known for Irish horse breeding and training. The Irish National Stud is located on the edge of Kildare town
The Curragh Racecourse, usually abbreviated to The Curragh, is Ireland's most important Thoroughbred race track.
The first recorded race on the plain took place in 1727 and the first Derby was held in 1866.
All 5 Irish classics are run at The Curragh, The Irish Derby, the Irish Oaks, the Irish St. Leger, the Irish 1,000 Guineas and the Irish 2,000 Guineas
*1 Furlong is 201.168 metres and there are 8 furlongs in a mile.
^Group 1 is the term used for the highest level of Thoroughbred races in many countries. In Europe weight-for-age conditions always apply and races may also be restricted to age groups or a stipulated sex.