Mooresbridge Stakes

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Mooresbridge Stakes
Group 2 race
Location Curragh Racecourse
Co. Kildare, Ireland
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Sponsor Coolmore Stud
Website Curragh
Race information
Distance 1m 2f (2,012 metres)
Surface Turf
Track Right-handed
Qualification Four-years-old and up
Weight 9 st 3 lb
Allowances
3 lb for fillies and mares
Penalties
5 lb for G1 / G2 winners *
3 lb for G3 winners *
* since June 1 last year
Purse €75,000(2016)
1st: €44,250
Mooresbridge Stakes
2016
Royal blue, orange disc, striped sleeves and cap Purple, red star, red cap, white diamonds Beige, dark blue cross of lorraine and sleeves, dark blue cap, beige star
Found Success Days Fascinating Rock

The Mooresbridge Stakes is a Group 2 flat horse race in Ireland open to thoroughbreds aged four years or older. It is run over a distance of 1 mile and 2 furlongs (2,012 metres) at the Curragh in early May.

History[edit]

The event is named after Mooresbridge (or "Moore's Bridge"), a bridge close to the racecourse on the Curragh plain.[1]

For a period the race held Listed status. It was promoted to Group 3 level in 2003 and upgraded to Group 2 status in 2017.[2]

The Mooresbridge Stakes is currently sponsored by Coolmore Stud. Its sponsored title includes the name of Camelot, a Coolmore stallion.

Records[edit]

Most successful horse since 1986 (2 wins):

  • Nysaean – 2003, 2004

Leading jockey since 1986 (5 wins):

  • Michael KinaneExecutive Perk (1989), Definite Article (1996), Urban Ocean (2000), Nysaean (2004), Alayan (2006)
  • Pat Smullen - Stage Affair (1998), Muakaad (2001), Cairdeas (2005), Regime (2008), Fascinating Rock (2015)

Leading trainer since 1986 (8 wins):

  • Aidan O'BrienDancing Sunset (1995), Urban Ocean (2000), Septimus (2007), Fame and Glory (2010), So You Think (2011), Windsor Palace (2012), Camelot (2013), Magician (2014), Found (2016)

Winners since 1986[edit]

Year Winner Age Jockey Trainer Time
1986 Rising 4 Gabriel Curran Kevin Prendergast 2:17.80
1987 Nashamaa 4 Christy Roche Jim Bolger 2:09.20
1988 Hazy Bird 5 Stephen Craine Paddy Mullins 2:16.30
1989 Executive Perk 4 Michael Kinane Dermot Weld 2:17.30
1990 Kostroma 4 Stephen Craine Tommy Stack 2:09.50
1991 Topanoora 4 Christy Roche Jim Bolger 2:11.00
1992 Dowland 4 Warren O'Connor Michael Kauntze 2:21.00
1993 Salmon Eile 5 Johnny Murtagh Pat Flynn 2:18.00
1994 Cheviot Amble 6 John Egan Pat Flynn 2:26.80
1995 Dancing Sunset 4 Christy Roche Aidan O'Brien 2:10.10
1996 Definite Article 4 Michael Kinane Dermot Weld 2:13.30
1997 Dance Design 4 Pat Shanahan Dermot Weld 2:05.70
1998 Stage Affair 4 Pat Smullen Dermot Weld 2:20.00
1999 Campo Catino 4 Johnny Murtagh Charles O'Brien 2:23.20
2000 Urban Ocean 4 Michael Kinane Aidan O'Brien 2:19.70
2001 Muakaad 4 Pat Smullen Dermot Weld 2:09.00
2002 Rebelline 4 Declan McDonogh Kevin Prendergast 2:14.60
2003 Nysaean 4 Richard Hughes Richard Hannon Sr. 2:06.60
2004 Nysaean 5 Michael Kinane Richard Hannon Sr. 2:09.30
2005 Cairdeas 4 Pat Smullen Dermot Weld 2:13.60
2006 Alayan 4 Michael Kinane John Oxx 2:13.00
2007 Septimus 4 Seamie Heffernan Aidan O'Brien 2:10.70
2008 Regime 4 Pat Smullen Michael Bell 2:17.46
2009 Curtain Call 4 Fran Berry Luca Cumani 2:24.79
2010 Fame and Glory 4 Johnny Murtagh Aidan O'Brien 2:13.92
2011 So You Think 5 Seamie Heffernan Aidan O'Brien 2:12.83
2012 Windsor Palace 7 Colm O'Donoghue Aidan O'Brien 2:19.41
2013 Camelot 4 Joseph O'Brien Aidan O'Brien 2:16.27
2014 Magician 4 Joseph O'Brien Aidan O'Brien 2:08.91
2015 Fascinating Rock 4 Pat Smullen Dermot Weld 2:18.42
2016 Found 4 Ryan Moore Aidan O'Brien 2:11.17

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Moore's Bridge". Panoramio. Retrieved 1 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "European Pattern Committee announces changes to the 2017 European Programme / 01 Feb 17". British Horseracing Authority. Retrieved 1 February 2017.