Hurricane Lane was victorious in the 14th Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby on Saturday (26 June) at the Curragh Racecourse in Kildare, Ireland.
In what was the 156th running of the race, 11 horses went to post in the premier €1 million/US$1.2 million showpiece Irish flat race.
Colm McLoughlin, Executive Vice Chairman and CEO of Dubai Duty Free said: “We are pleased to have once again supported the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby. It was important for racing that the day was chosen by the Irish government to be a test event for the return of fans.
“Although there was a small crowd in attendance due to safety the fans really added to the atmosphere and excitement of the day. Congratulations to The Curragh, Horse Racing Ireland and the Turf Club for staging the event successfully whilst following all safety protocols.”
Dubai Duty Free has been the title sponsor of Ireland’s premier Classic since 2008. Over the years it has built the festival into a ‘must visit event’ with activities on and off the tracl. Activities include the best dressed lady competiton, charity ball, golf classic and local initiatives for businesses and traders.
This year Dubai Duty Free comissioned local craftspeople at Newbridge Silverware to make the trophies for the winning connections.