Give Thanks Stakes

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Give Thanks Stakes
Group 3 race
Location Cork Racecourse
Mallow
County Cork, Ireland
Inaugurated 2003
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Sponsor Irish Stallion Farms
Website Cork
Race information
Distance 1m 4f (2,414 metres)
Surface Turf
Track Right-handed
Qualification Three-years-old and up
fillies & mares
Weight 8 st 12 lb (3yo);
9 st 9 lb (4yo+)
Penalties
5 lb for G1 / G2 winners *
3 lb for G3 winners *
* since August 1 last year
Purse 75,000 (2015)
1st: €48,750
Give Thanks Stakes
2016
Royal blue, orange disc, striped sleeves, Royal Blue cap Royal blue, orange disc, striped sleeves and cap Purple and pink diamonds, white sleeves, red stars, white cap, red star
Best In The World Somehow Harlequeen

The Give Thanks Stakes is a Group 3 flat horse race in Ireland open to thoroughbred fillies and mares aged three years or older. It is run at Cork Racecourse over a distance of 1 mile and 4 furlongs (2,414 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in late July or early August.

The event is named after Give Thanks, the winner of the Irish Oaks in 1983. It was established in 2003, and it was initially classed at Listed level. It was promoted to Group 3 status in 2007.

Records[edit]

Most successful horse:

  • no horse has won this race more than once

Leading jockey (4 wins):

  • Pat Smullen - Reform Act (2006), Sapphire (2012), Edelmira (2014), Zannda (2015)

Leading trainer (4 wins):

  • Aidan O'BrienMona Lisa (2005), Tamarind (2009), Venus de Milo (2013), Best In The World (2016)
  • Dermot Weld - Reform Act (2006), Sapphire (2012), Edelmira (2014), Zannda (2015)

Winners[edit]

Year
Winner
Age
Jockey
Trainer
Time
2003 Juliette 3 Johnny Murtagh John Oxx 2:32.60
2004 My Renee 4 Niall McCullagh Michael Grassick 2:34.70
2005 Mona Lisa 3 Kieren Fallon Aidan O'Brien 2:33.60
2006 Reform Act 3 Pat Smullen Dermot Weld 2:31.70
2007 Downtown 3 Seamie Heffernan David Wachman 2:38.25
2008 Unsung Heroine 3 Wayne Lordan Tommy Stack 2:35.80
2009 Tamarind 3 Colm O'Donoghue Aidan O'Brien 2:40.39
2010 She's Our Mark 6 Danny Grant Pat Flynn 2:36.04
2011 Pink Symphony 4 Joseph O'Brien David Wachman 2:33.83
2012 Sapphire 4 Pat Smullen Dermot Weld 2:45.76
2013 Venus de Milo 4 Joseph O'Brien Aidan O'Brien 2:39.88
2014 Edelmira 3 Pat Smullen Dermot Weld 2:41.22
2015 Zannda 3 Pat Smullen Dermot Weld 2:36.18
2016 Best In The World 3 Colm O'Donoghue Aidan O'Brien 2:35.14

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