Dermot Weld

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Dermot Weld
Occupation Trainer
Born 29 July 1948
Ireland
Career wins 3000+ (ongoing)
Major racing wins

European Flat racing:
Irish Oaks (1981, 1996)
Prix de l'Abbaye de Longchamp (1984, 1985)
Irish 2,000 Guineas (1986)
Irish 1,000 Guineas (1982, 1988, 2006, 2010)
Derby Italiano (1992)
St. James's Palace Stakes (1992)
Bayerisches Zuchtrennen (1993)
Irish St. Leger
(1993, 1994, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004)
Irish Derby (1996, 2004)
Prix Royal-Oak (2001)

British Classic Race wins:
Epsom Oaks (1981)
2,000 Guineas (2003)

American Classic Race wins:
Belmont Stakes (1990)

International:
Hong Kong Mile (1991)
Melbourne Cup (1993, 2002)[1]
Secretariat Stakes (2008)

Steeplechase / Hurdling:

Anniversary 4-Y-O Novices' Hurdle (1986)
Irish Grand National (1988)
Triumph Hurdle (1990)
Irish Champion Hurdle (1994, 1995)
Punchestown Gold Cup (1980)
Racing awards
Champion trainer (Ireland), 21 times
Significant horses
Vintage Crop, Blue Wind, Committed, Media Puzzle
Grey Swallow, Go and Go, Vinnie Roe

Dermot K. Weld (born 29 July 1948) is one of Ireland's most successful racehorse trainers. He holds the record for the most winners trained in Ireland (2,578 set in August 2000).

A qualified veterinarian and former jockey, Weld maintains his stable, Rosewell House, in Curragh, Ireland. He is married, with two sons.

Irish bookmakers, Paddy Power, tried to launch a campaign to change the name of the world famous Galway Races to the Dermot Weld Retirement Fund Races, however it proved to be unsuccessful.

He was played by Brendan Gleeson in the feature film The Cup.

Major wins[edit]

Republic of Ireland Ireland


Australia Australia


France France


Germany Germany


United Kingdom Great Britain


Hong Kong Hong Kong


Italy Italy


United States United States


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