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Orby

Foaled: 1904    Died: 1918
Sire: Orme    Dam: Rhoda B
Dam Sire: Hanover    Sex: Horse
Colour: Chesnut   

Breeder(s):

Richard Croker

Trainer(s):

Henry Seymour Persse
James Parkinson
Colonel Frederick McCabe

Owner(s):

Richard Croker
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Dates & jockeys of important wins:

Derby
1907  John Reiff

Description:

Orby was trained by Fred MacCabe at Glencairn House, Sandyford , Co. Dublin and as such was the first Irish trained horse to win the Epsom Derby. He was a rangy colt, but did not please all the paddock critics at Epsom, appearing less sleek than his English opponents and with bad feet. However he prevailed by two lengths despite changing his legs and hanging in the final furlong.

The colt also won the Irish Derby in a canter from a stable companion. He broke down and could not be trained for the St Leger . At stud, apart from the 1919 Derby winner Grand Parade, Orby has been remembered for siring a very fast line of sprinters.
 

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