Leopardstown 1,000 Guineas Trial Stakes

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For the similar race in May, see Derrinstown Stud 1,000 Guineas Trial.
Leopardstown 1,000 Guineas Trial Stakes
Group 3 race
Location Leopardstown
Co. Dublin, Ireland
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Sponsor Ballylinch Stud
Website Leopardstown
Race information
Distance 7f (1,408 metres)
Surface Turf
Track Left-handed
Qualification Three-year-old fillies
Weight 9 st 0 lb
Penalties
3 lb for G1 / G2 winners
Purse €60,000 (2016)
1st: €35,400
Leopardstown 1,000 Guineas Trial
2017
Purple, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap pink Green, red epaulettes, green cap
Hydrangea Winter Rehana

The Leopardstown 1,000 Guineas Trial Stakes is a Group 3 flat horse race in Ireland open to three-year-old thoroughbred fillies. It is run over a distance of 7 furlongs (1,408 metres) at Leopardstown in March or April.

History[edit]

The event used to be staged at Phoenix Park under the title 1,000 Guineas Trial. For a period it held Group 3 status. It was downgraded to Listed level in 1987.

The 1,000 Guineas Trial was transferred to Leopardstown in 1991. It regained Group 3 status in 2005.

The race can serve as a trial for various fillies' Classics in Europe. The last participant to win the Irish 1,000 Guineas was Jet Setting, who won both races in 2016. The last to achieve victory in the 1000 Guineas was Winter, who finished second in 2017.

Records[edit]

Leading jockey since 1986 (6 wins):

  • Michael KinaneClaxton's Slew (1987), Welsh Muffin (1990), Idle Rich (1998), Amethyst (2000), Lahinch (2002), Arch Swing (2007)

Leading trainer since 1986 (10 wins):

  • Aidan O'BrienClassic Park (1997), Amethyst (2000), Lahinch (2002), Royal Tigress (2004), Virginia Waters (2005), Kamarinskaya (2006), Empowering (2011), Homecoming Queen (2012), Bracelet (2014), Hydrangea (2017)


Winners since 1986[edit]

Year Winner Jockey Trainer Time
1986 The Bean Sidhe Charlie Swan John Hayden
1987 Claxton's Slew Michael Kinane Dermot Weld 1:27.50
1988 Bell Tower Declan Gillespie Michael Grassick 1:31.10
1989 Tursanah David Parnell Kevin Prendergast 1:31.30
1990 Welsh Muffin [a] Michael Kinane Dermot Weld 1:38.90
1991 Kooyonga Warren O'Connor Michael Kauntze 1:30.70
1992 Gdansk's Honour Christy Roche Jim Bolger 1:32.50
1993 Miami Sands Richard Hughes John Oxx 1:34.10
1994 Kotama Johnny Murtagh John Oxx 1:32.40
1995 Khaytada Johnny Murtagh John Oxx 1:32.20
1996 Sheraka Johnny Murtagh John Oxx 1:33.30
1997 Classic Park Stephen Craine Aidan O'Brien 1:27.20
1998 Idle Rich Michael Kinane Dermot Weld 1:38.40
1999 Show Me the Money Richard Hughes Noel Meade 1:26.60
2000 Amethyst Michael Kinane Aidan O'Brien 1:36.90
2001 Rebelline Declan McDonogh Kevin Prendergast 1:37.20
2002 Lahinch Michael Kinane Aidan O'Brien 1:29.60
2003 Dimitrova Pat Smullen Dermot Weld 1:28.00
2004 Royal Tigress Jamie Spencer Aidan O'Brien 1:39.20
2005 Virginia Waters Kieren Fallon Aidan O'Brien 1:36.30
2006 Kamarinskaya Seamie Heffernan Aidan O'Brien 1:32.10
2007 Arch Swing Michael Kinane John Oxx 1:29.30
2008 Caribbean Sunset Pat Smullen Dermot Weld 1:28.94
2009 Maoineach Kevin Manning Jim Bolger 1:27.96
2010 Lady Springbank Jim Crowley Paul Deegan 1:33.91
2011 Empowering Joseph O'Brien Aidan O'Brien 1:29.09
2012 Homecoming Queen Colm O'Donoghue Aidan O'Brien 1:30.98
2013 Rawaaq Pat Smullen Dermot Weld 1:36.84
2014 Bracelet Joseph O'Brien Aidan O'Brien 1:33.70
2015 Stormfly Pat Smullen Dermot Weld 1:38.37
2016 Jet Setting Shane Foley Adrian Paul Keatley 1:34.79
2017 Hydrangea Padraig Beggy Aidan O'Brien 1:28.43

a The 1990 running was contested over 1 mile.

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