The 140th running of the Irish Derby at the Curragh today has a strong international flavour.
The bookmakers' leading favourites for the €1.3 million race, Hurricane Run and Walk in the Park, are both trained in France. If this were not enough, both colts were sired by Montjeu, the French-trained winner of the race in 1999.
The international theme is reinforced by US beer brand Budweiser which has become synonymous with the race over the last...
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