THE champion titles for the year on the flat were totally skewed by the enormous value of the Irish Sweeps Derby. The race was worth more than £52,000, while the substantially enhanced Irish Oaks came in at more than £18,000. The other three classics ranged in value from £6,000 to just over £8,000, while the next most valuable prize, and the best in National Hunt racing, was the £4,500 for the winner of the Irish Grand National.
In spite of sending out 50 winners that earned almost £50,000, streets ahead of his rivals, John Oxx was runner-up to George Todd who trained the Irish Derby winner. Johnny Roe was the champion flat jockey with 58 wins, while Pat Taaffe was champion over jumps for the ninth and last time with 27 victories. The recently deceased Francis Flood was the leading amateur, earning his seventh and last crown, while Philip McEntee was the champion apprentice.