List of Irish flat horse races

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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[edit]

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 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[edit]

Month Race Name Racecourse Distance Age/Sex
May Ridgewood Pearl Stakes Curragh 1m 4yo+ f
June / July Railway Stakes Curragh 6f 2yo
June / July Curragh Cup Curragh 1m 6f 3yo+
July Kilboy Estate Stakes Curragh 1m 1f 3yo+ f
July Minstrel Stakes Curragh 7f 3yo+
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[edit]

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 Curragh 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 Sapphire Stakes Curragh 5f 3yo+
June / July Brownstown Stakes Fairyhouse 7f 3yo+ f
July Silver Flash Stakes Leopardstown 7f 2yo f
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+
August Flame Of Tara Stakes Curragh 1m 2yo f
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[edit]

Month Race Name Racecourse Status Distance Age/Sex
April Noblesse Stakes Leopardstown Listed 1m 4f 4yo+ f
April Patton Stakes Dundalk Listed 7f 3yo
April Cork Stakes Cork Listed 6f 3yo+
April Leopardstown 2,000 Guineas Trial Stakes Leopardstown Listed 1m 3yo
April Heritage Stakes Leopardstown Listed 1m 4yo+
April Salsabil Stakes Navan Listed 1m 2f 3yo f
April Alleged Stakes Curragh Listed 1m 2f 4yo+
April Martin Molony Stakes Limerick Listed 1m 4f 110y 4yo+
April Victor McCalmont Memorial Stakes Gowran Park Listed 1m 1f 100y 3yo+ f
April Woodlands Stakes Naas Listed 5f 3yo+
May Tetrarch Stakes Curragh Listed 7f 3yo
May Power Stakes Navan Listed 5f 182y 3yo
May Marble Hill Stakes Curragh Listed 5f 2yo
June Fillies' Sprint Stakes Naas Listed 6f 2yo f
June Rochestown Stakes Naas Listed 6f 2yo
June Owenstown Stud Stakes Naas Listed 7f 3yo+
June Saval Beg Stakes Leopardstown Listed 1m 6f 4yo+
June King George V Cup Leopardstown Listed 1m 4f 3yo
June Silver Stakes Curragh Listed 1m 2f 3yo+
June Glencairn Stakes Leopardstown Listed 1m 3yo+
June Midsummer Sprint Stakes Cork Listed 5f 3yo+
June Naas Oaks Trial Naas Listed 1m 2f 3yo f
June Celebration Stakes Curragh Listed 1m 3yo+
June Belgrave Stakes Curragh Listed 6f 3yo+
June Ulster Derby Down Royal Handicap 1m 4f 190y 3yo+
July Her Majesty's Plate Down Royal Listed 1m 6f 3yo+
July Lenebane Stakes Roscommon Listed 1m 4f 3yo+
July Tipperary Stakes Tipperary Listed 5f 2yo
July Cairn Rouge Stakes Killarney Listed 1m 100y 3yo+ f
July Leopardstown Challenge Stakes Leopardstown Listed 1m 6f 3yo+
July Sweet Mimosa Stakes Naas Listed 6f 3yo+ f
July Corrib Fillies Stakes Galway Listed 7f 3yo+ f
August Platinum Stakes Cork Listed 1m 3yo+
August El Gran Senor Stakes Tipperary Listed 7f 100y 2yo
August Abergwaun Stakes Tipperary Listed 5f 3yo+
August Hurry Harriet Stakes Gowran Park Listed 1m 1f 100y 3yo+ f
August Ruby Stakes Killarney Listed 1m 100y 3yo+
August Curragh Stakes Curragh Listed 5f 2yo
September Oyster Stakes Galway Listed 1m 4f 3yo+ f
September Listowel Stakes Listowel Listed 1m 1f 3yo+
September Loughbrown Stakes Curragh Listed 2m 3yo+
September Blenheim Stakes Fairyhouse Listed 6f 2yo
October Star Appeal Stakes Dundalk Listed 7f 2yo
October Finale Stakes Curragh Listed 1m 4f 3yo+
October Staffordstown Stud Stakes Curragh Listed 1m 2yo f
October Testimonial Stakes Curragh Listed 6f 3yo+
October Carlingford Stakes Dundalk Listed 1m 2f 150y 3yo+
October Navigation Stakes Cork Listed 1m 100y 3yo+
October Bluebell Stakes Naas Listed 1m 4f 3yo+ f
October Garnet Stakes Naas Listed 1m 3yo+ f
October Mercury Stakes Dundalk Listed 5f 2yo+
October Trigo Stakes Leopardstown Listed 1m 2f 3yo+
October Eyrefield Stakes Leopardstown Listed 1m 1f 2yo
October Knockaire Stakes Leopardstown Listed 7f 3yo+
October Cooley Fillies Stakes Dundalk Listed 1m 3yo+ f

Discontinued[edit]

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

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