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List of Irish flat horse races

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List of Irish flat horse races

A list of notable flat horse races which take place annually in Ireland, under the authority of Horse Racing Ireland, including all conditions races which currently hold Group 1, 2 or 3 status in the European Pattern.

The distances of the races are expressed in miles, furlongs and yards.

Group 1

Month Race Name Racecourse Distance Age/Sex
May Irish 2,000 Guineas Curragh 1m 3yo c&f
May Tattersalls Gold Cup Curragh 1m 2f 110y 4yo+
May Irish 1,000 Guineas Curragh 1m 3yo f
June / July Pretty Polly Stakes Curragh 1m 2f 3yo+ f
June Irish Derby Curragh 1m 4f 3yo c&f
July Irish Oaks Curragh 1m 4f 3yo f
July / Aug Phoenix Stakes Curragh 6f 2yo c&f
September Matron Stakes Leopardstown 1m 3yo+ f
September Irish Champion Stakes Leopardstown 1m 2f 3yo+
September Moyglare Stud Stakes Curragh 7f 2yo f
September Vincent O'Brien National Stakes Curragh 7f 2yo c&f
September Irish St. Leger Curragh 1m 6f 3yo+

Group 2

Month Race Name Racecourse Distance Age/Sex
May Ridgewood Pearl Stakes Curragh 1m 4yo+ f
June / July Railway Stakes Curragh 6f 2yo
July Kilboy Estate Stakes Curragh 1m 1f 3yo+ f
August Debutante Stakes Curragh 7f 2yo f
August Futurity Stakes Curragh 7f 2yo
September Clipper Boomerang Mile Leopardstown 1m 3yo+
September Blandford Stakes Curragh 1m 2f 3yo+ f
September Flying Five Stakes Curragh 5f 3yo+
Sept / Oct Beresford Stakes Curragh 1m 2yo

Group 3

Month Race Name Racecourse Distance Age/Sex
March Park Express Stakes Curragh 1m 3yo+ f
April Gladness Stakes Curragh 7f 4yo+
March / April Leopardstown 1,000 Guineas Trial Stakes Leopardstown 7f 3yo f
April Ballysax Stakes Leopardstown 1m 2f 3yo
May Athasi Stakes Curragh 7f 3yo+ f
May Mooresbridge Stakes Curragh 1m 2f 4yo+
May Derrinstown Stud 1,000 Guineas Trial Leopardstown 1m 3yo f
May Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial Leopardstown 1m 2f 3yo
May Amethyst Stakes Leopardstown 1m 3yo+
May Blue Wind Stakes Naas 1m 2f 3yo+ f
May Vintage Crop Stakes Navan 1m 6f 3yo+
May Greenlands Stakes Curragh 6f 3yo+
May Gallinule Stakes Curragh 1m 2f 3yo
June Lacken Stakes Naas 6f 3yo
June Ballyogan Stakes Leopardstown 6f 3yo+ f
June Munster Oaks Cork 1m 4f 3yo+ f
May Ballycorus Stakes Leopardstown 7f 3yo+
June / July International Stakes Curragh 1m 2f 3yo+
June / July Balanchine Stakes Curragh 6f 2yo f
June / July Curragh Cup Curragh 1m 6f 3yo+
June / July Sapphire Stakes Curragh 5f 3yo+
June / July Brownstown Stakes Fairyhouse 7f 3yo+ f
July Silver Flash Stakes Leopardstown 7f 2yo f
July Minstrel Stakes Curragh 7f 3yo+
July Anglesey Stakes Curragh 6f 63y 2yo
July Tyros Stakes Leopardstown 7f 2yo
July Meld Stakes Leopardstown 1m 1f 3yo+
July / Aug Give Thanks Stakes Cork 1m 4f 3yo+ f
August Ballyroan Stakes Leopardstown 1m 4f 3yo+
August Phoenix Sprint Stakes Curragh 6f 3yo+
August Desmond Stakes Leopardstown 1m 3yo+
August Fairy Bridge Stakes Tipperary 7f 100y 3yo+ f
August Renaissance Stakes Curragh 6f 3yo+
August Royal Whip Stakes Curragh 1m 2f 3yo+
August Irish St Leger Trial Stakes Curragh 1m 6f 3yo+
Aug / Sept Round Tower Stakes Curragh 6f 2yo
Aug / Sept Dance Design Stakes Curragh 1m 1f 3yo+ f
September Juvenile Turf Stakes Leopardstown 1m 2yo
September KPMG Enterprise Stakes Leopardstown 1m 2f 3yo+
September Denny Cordell Lavarack Fillies Stakes Gowran Park 1m 1f 100y 3yo+ f
Sept / Oct C. L. Weld Park Stakes Curragh 7f 2yo f
Sept / Oct Diamond Stakes Dundalk 1m 2f 150y 3yo+
October Concorde Stakes Tipperary 7f 100y 3yo+
October Killavullan Stakes Leopardstown 7f 2yo

Other races

Month Race Name Racecourse Status Distance Age/Sex
March / April Leopardstown 2,000 Guineas Trial Stakes Leopardstown Listed 1m 3yo c&g
April Patton Stakes Dundalk Listed 7f 3yo
May Tetrarch Stakes Curragh Listed 7f 3yo
May Saval Beg Stakes Leopardstown Listed 1m 6f 4yo+
June Fillies' Sprint Stakes Naas Listed 6f 2yo f
June Ulster Derby Down Royal Conditions 1m 4f 190y 3yo+
August Curragh Stakes Curragh Listed 5f 2yo
Oct / Nov Eyrefield Stakes Leopardstown Listed 1m 1f 2yo


Last Run Race Name Racecourse Distance Age/Sex
Sept 2009 Goffs Million Sprint Curragh 6f 2yo
Sept 2009 Goffs Million Mile Curragh 1m 2yo
Oct 1994 Leopardstown Stakes Leopardstown 7f 2yo


  • – Flat races in Ireland, 2012.

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