Gallinule Stakes

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Gallinule Stakes
Group 3 race
ASSERT.jpg
Assert, oil on canvas
Painting by Bob Demuyser (1920-2003)
Location Curragh Racecourse
Co. Kildare, Ireland
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Sponsor Airlie Stud
Website Curragh
Race information
Distance 1m 2f (2,012 metres)
Surface Turf
Track Right-handed
Qualification Three-year-olds
Weight 9 st 3 lb
Allowances
3 lb for fillies
Penalties
7 lb for Group 1 winners
5 lb for Group 2 winners
5 lb if two Group 3 wins
3 lb if one Group 3 win
Purse €65,000 (2016)
1st: €38,350
Gallinule Stakes
2016
Purple, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap Dark blue Black and yellow chevrons, quartered cap
Beacon Rock Santa Monica Foxtrot Charlie

The Gallinule Stakes is a Group 3 flat horse race in Ireland open to three-year-old thoroughbreds. It is run at the Curragh over a distance of 1 mile and 2 furlongs (2,012 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in May.

History[edit]

The event is named after Gallinule, the Irish-based sire of Pretty Polly. It was originally restricted to three-year-olds, and for a period it held Group 2 status. It was extended to 1 mile and 4 furlongs in 1976, and reverted to its previous length in 1983.

The race was opened to older horses in 1994. It was downgraded to Group 3 level in 1998. It was staged at Leopardstown in 2001 and 2002, and its former age restriction was restored in 2004.

Records[edit]

Leading jockey since 1950 (8 wins):

  • Lester PiggottHail the Pirates (1973), Meneval (1976), Alleged (1977), Inkerman (1978), Gonzales (1980), Lord Duke (1985), Sportsworld (1991), Right Win (1994)

Leading trainer since 1950 (15 wins):

  • Vincent O'BrienChamier (1953), Baljour (1965), Onandaga (1969), Saracen Sword (1970), Grenfall (1971), Hail the Pirates (1973), Sir Penfro (1974), King Pellinore (1975), Meneval (1976), Alleged (1977), Inkerman (1978), Gonzales (1980), Montelimar (1984), Seattle Dancer (1987), Sportsworld (1991)


Winners since 1977[edit]

Year Winner Age Jockey Trainer Time
1977 Alleged 3 Lester Piggott Vincent O'Brien 2:30.90
1978 Inkerman 3 Lester Piggott Vincent O'Brien 2:32.20
1979 Ardross 3 Stan Moore Paddy Prendergast 2:52.60
1980 Gonzales 3 Lester Piggott Vincent O'Brien 2:33.10
1981 Erins Isle 3 Declan Gillespie Jim Bolger 2:51.20
1982 Assert 3 Christy Roche David O'Brien 2:34.70
1983 Carlingford Castle 3 Michael Kinane Liam Browne 2:57.50
1984 Montelimar 3 Pat Eddery Vincent O'Brien 2:09.20
1985 Lord Duke 3 Lester Piggott Frank Dunne
1986 Welsh Fantasy 3 Pat Shanahan Con Collins 2:16.20
1987 Seattle Dancer 3 Cash Asmussen Vincent O'Brien 2:09.20
1988 Project Manager 3 Kevin Manning Jim Bolger 2:07.10
1989 Porter Rhodes 3 Paul Eddery Henry Cecil 2:07.50
1990 Missionary Ridge 3 Michael Hills Barry Hills 2:04.20
1991 Sportsworld 3 Lester Piggott Vincent O'Brien 2:06.60
1992 Brief Truce 3 Michael Kinane Dermot Weld 2:09.00
1993 Massyar 3 Michael Kinane John Oxx 2:11.10
1994 Right Win 4 Lester Piggott Richard Hannon, Sr. 2:19.90
1995 Shemaran 3 Johnny Murtagh John Oxx 2:12.80
1996 Needle Gun 6 Michael Roberts Clive Brittain 2:06.00
1997 Johan Cruyff 3 Kevin Manning Aidan O'Brien 2:11.90
1998 Quws 4 Stephen Craine Kevin Prendergast 2:07.70
1999 Urban Ocean 3 Seamie Heffernan Aidan O'Brien 2:14.40
2000 Glyndebourne 3 Seamie Heffernan Aidan O'Brien 2:12.20
2001 Exaltation 3 Johnny Murtagh John Oxx 2:11.00
2002 Della Francesca 3 Michael Kinane Aidan O'Brien 2:12.50
2003 Nysaean 4 Jimmy Fortune Richard Hannon, Sr. 2:10.30
2004 Meath 3 Jamie Spencer Aidan O'Brien 2:10.90
2005 Im Spartacus 3 Jamie Spencer David Flood 2:12.70
2006 Puerto Rico 3 Kieren Fallon Aidan O'Brien 2:20.20
2007 Alexander of Hales 3 Seamie Heffernan Aidan O'Brien 2:09.60
2008 Hebridean 3 Johnny Murtagh Aidan O'Brien 2:12.05
2009 Grand Ducal 3 Johnny Murtagh Aidan O'Brien 2:19.71
2010 Jan Vermeer 3 Johnny Murtagh Aidan O'Brien 2:11.38
2011 Alexander Pope [a] 3 Colm O'Donoghue Aidan O'Brien 2:08.46
2012 Speaking of Which 3 Pat Smullen Dermot Weld 2:09.80
2013 Leading Light 3 Joseph O'Brien Aidan O'Brien 2:07.83
2014 Adelaide 3 Joseph O'Brien Aidan O'Brien 2:16.79
2015 Curvy 3 Wayne Lordan David Wachman 2:08.93
2016 Beacon Rock 3 Ryan Moore Aidan O'Brien 2:17.12

a The 2011 winner Alexander Pope was later exported to Hong Kong and renamed Packing Tycoon.

Earlier winners[edit]

  • 1950: Dark Warrior
  • 1951: Chadwick Manor
  • 1952: Windy Torrent
  • 1953: Chamier
  • 1954: Hidalgo
  • 1955: Arctic Time
  • 1956: No Comment
  • 1957: After the Show
  • 1958: Tharp
  • 1959: Anthony
  • 1960: Chamour
  • 1961: Royal Avenue
  • 1962: Saint Denys
  • 1963: Vic Mo Chroi
  • 1964: Master Buck
  • 1965: Baljour
  • 1966: Busted
  • 1967: Atherstone Wood
  • 1968: Giolla Mear
  • 1969: Onandaga
  • 1970: Saracen Sword
  • 1971: Grenfall
  • 1972: Bog Road
  • 1973: Hail the Pirates
  • 1974: Sir Penfro
  • 1975: King Pellinore
  • 1976: Meneval

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